Lansdale Catholic lights up Bishop McDevitt

LANSDALE — The balance of aggression and composure was built between years of lacrosse stick handling at Lansdale Catholic and eventually at Cabrini College where Alexis Setley played field hockey.

But now, one year after graduating from Cabrini, Setley is the girls lacrosse head coach at her alma matter and is starting to figure out how to balance her fiery side with her calm side.

“You cannot yell and scream as much when your suppose to be the person in charge,’ Setley said. “Composure is key and that is something I am still working on.’

The Crusaders made it easy for the first-year coach to stay composed Thursday afternoon against Bishop McDevitt. There was never a doubt they were going to grab their second straight win, this one a 13-9 Philadelphia Catholic League victory over the Royal Lancers. With a win over Little Flower Tuesday, it looks like things are coming together for Setley’s squad.

“I think our girls are finally starting to click together,’ Setley said. “Our biggest thing was we had a ton of girls that never played before. The girls are finally getting to know each other, playing styles, and things like that.’

The Crusaders cut without the ball in their stick, which allowed them to jump out to a large lead. LC had nine different goal scorers, led by Maddie Leonard with two goals and Jules LaSanta with four goals in the win. With a roster entrenched with inexperience, a few early season hiccups were expected.

“Jules is one of my juniors and she is doing awesome,’ Setley said. “She is one of our leaders out on the field. Our girls are stepping up. No one person is going to make or break us, we’re a team.”

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