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Golden sticks: Presenting the 2019 All-Main Line girls lacrosse teams

As always, the Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse scene this past spring was loaded with outstanding teams, particularly in the Central League and the Inter-Ac.
Among Central League teams, Harriton (24-2) was the PIAA 3A state champion, Conestoga (19-4) was the PIAA District 1 3A champion (defeating the Rams in the district final), and Radnor (18-6) tied Harriton for first place in the Central League.
Among Inter-Ac squads, Academy of Notre Dame (18-3, ranked No. 22 in the nation) was the PAISAA tournasment champion; Agnes Irwin (21-8) was PAISAA state runner-up; and Episcopal Academy posted an 18-1 record, won the Inter-Ac championship and defeated both Agnes Irwin and Academy of Notre Dame twice.
Defending PIAA 2A state champion Villa Maria Academy was the PIAA 2A state runner-up this spring, and Archbishop Carroll (17-5) was undefeated in the Catholic League, PCL champions for the 19th consecutive year, and District 12 2A champions.
In the Friends’ Schools League, Shipley couldn’t be beaten, posting a 9-0 record.
The All-Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2019 All-Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse teams:

FIRST TEAM
Maggie O’Brien, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior midfielder, a USL All-American and first team All-Inter-Ac selection, finished her Irish career with more than 200 draw controls, and this spring scored 33 goals, collected 51 ground balls and won 73 draw controls. Headed to University of Richmond.
Claire Gola, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior midfielder, a two-time first team All-Inter-Ac selection, finished her Irish career with more than 200 career draw controls and 100 career goals. This spring, she scored 53 goals, collected 43 ground balls, won 87 draw controls and caused 23 turnovers. Headed to Boston University.
Natalie Pansini, Agnes Irwin – Junior midfielder, an All-American and first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was the Owls’ co-MVP, scoring 83 goals, dishing out 40 assists, collecting 69 ground balls, winning 157 draw controls and causing 31 turnovers.
Emily Wills, Agnes Irwin – Senior attack, an All-American and first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was the Owls’ co-MVP, scoring 102 goals, dishing out 41 assists, collecting 31 ground balls and winning 47 draw controls.
Madison Henry, Archbishop Carroll – Senior midfielder and co-captain was the Catholic League Most Valuable Player, scored 44 goals, dished out 18 assists and led the Patriots in draw controls. Will continue playing at Bryant University.
Amber Germer, Archbishop Carroll – Senior midfielder and co-captain, a US Lacrosse Academic All-American, was a first team All-Catholic League selection, scoring 44 goals and dishing out 30 assists while compiling the team’s highest shooting percentage. Will play for George Washington University.
Rachel Clark, Conestoga – Sophomore attack, a first team All-American and All-Central League selection, was the MVP of the Pioneers’ attack and a member of the Under Armour Highlight Team. Scored 97 goals, won 43 draw controls, collected 32 ground balls and dished out 18 assists.
Cam Evitts, Conestoga – Junior midfielder, a first team All-American and All-Central Leagye selection, was the Pioneers’ MVP, scoring 47 goals, winning 70 draw controls, collecting 27 ground balls and causing 21 turnovers.
Olivia Dirks, Episcopal Academy – Senior midfielder, a US Lacrosse All-American, was the Inter-Ac’s Most Valuable Player, scoring 82 goals, winning 186 draw controls, and dishing out 18 assists. Headed to Penn State.
Izzy Rohr, Episcopal Academy – Senior defender, a US Lacrosse All-American and a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, received the EA Defender Award, winning 63 draw controls, collecting 36 ground balls and causing 29 turnovers. Headed to University of Pennsylvania.
Devon Whitaker, Episcopal Academy – Junior midfielder, a US Lacrosse All-American and first team All-Inter selection, scored 49 goals, won 42 draw controls, collected 22 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers. Committed to University of Virginia.
Allie Schwab, Harriton – Senior tri-captain, a US Lacrosse All-American, was the driver of the Rams’ offense, scoring 86 goals and dishing out a school-record 92 assists for a school-record 178 points. A first team All-Central League selection and US Lacrosse Academic All-American, she finished her career with 164 goals. Will play for Washington and Lee.
Katelin Williams, Harriton – Senior tri-captain scored 106 goals, fourth-highest ever by a Ram player. A US Lacrosse All-American and a first team All-Central League selection, she also was a PASLA All-Academic pick. She finished her career with 207 goals.
Mia Ciancio, Haverford High – Junior midfielder, a first team All-Central League selection and a US Lacrosse Academic All-American, was the Fords’ MVP, scoring 55 goals, collecting 62 ground balls and causing 31 turnovers. Noted for her speed, offensive leadership, relentless defense and work ethic.
Cate Cox, Radnor – Senior attack and co-captain, an All-American and an Academic All-American, was a first team All-Central League selection. Scored 52 goals and dished out 63 assists.
Ellie Mueller, Radnor – Junior attack and co-captain, an All-American and an Academic All-American, was a first team All-Central League selection. Scored 60 goals and won 85 draw controls.
Melissa Massimino, Radnor – Junior defensive midfielder, an All-American and an Academic All-American, was a first team All-Central League selection. Georgetown commit caused 31 turnovers, won 27 draw controls, collected 32 ground balls and scored 10 goals.
Grace Donnelly, Shipley – Senior goalie and captain, the Friends’ Schools League/PASLA Lacrosse Most Valuable Player, collected 146 saves in 14 games, posted a .650 save percentage, collected 15 ground balls and was second on the Gators in caused turnovers. Will play for University of Colorado-Boulder.
Abby Walheim, Villa Maria Academy – Senior midfielder, a US Lacrosse All-American, scored 73 goals, dished out 72 assists, and was dominant on the draw control, winning 251 of them. A standout basketball player for the Hurricanes as well, she will play lacrosse for Villanova University.
Kristy Kucia, Villa Maria Academy – Senior defender was the Hurricanes’ top defender, playing a key role in the Hurricanes capturing their second consecutive District 1 2A title and made an appearance in the PIAA 2A state championship game. Headed to High Point University to play lacrosse.
Margie Carden, Villa Maria Academy – Sophomore attack scored 81 goals and dished out 55 assists in 26 games for the Hurricanes, who captured their second consecutive District 1 2A title and made an appearance in the PIAA 2A state championship game.
SECOND TEAM
Academy of Notre Dame – Belle McHugh, senior defender; Georgie Gorelick, junior attack; Mikayla Dever, junior attack; Lindsay Barnes, senior defender.
Agnes Irwin – Marissa White, freshman midfielder; Emily Coyne, senior defender; Julianne Carey, junior midfielder.
Archbishop Carroll – Kelli Ann Matey, junior midfieder; Julia Dellarata, senior goalie; Alex Almonte, senior attack.
Baldwin School – Clara Page, freshman midfielder.
Conestoga – Sydney Sloan, senior midfielder; Hailey Klinger, senior defender; Julia Littlewood, junior attack.
Episcopal Academy – Jayne Morley, junior defender; Caroline Burt, junior attack; Sarah Groark, sophomore attack.
Friends’ Central – Brynne Menen, junior center midfielder.
Harriton – Emily Stewart, senior midfielder; Lucy Dwyer, junior attack/midfielder; Grace Dwyer, freshman midfielder.
Haverford High – Carly Gannon, senior midfielder; Lauren Johns, junior goalie; Willa Hetznecker, junior attack.
Merion Mercy Academy – Alex Lavelle, junior midfielder; Emily Hauck, junior midfielder; Grace Binck, senior midfielder/defender.
Radnor – Phoebe Proctor, junior goalie; Ellie Rinehart, sophomore defender; Tori DiCarlo, sophomore attack.
Sacred Heart – Danielle Santora, senior midfielder.
Shipley – Katie Bergen, sophomore midfielder; Kate Scutt, senior midfielder; Elizabeth Talluto, senior midfielder; Grace Gordon, senior midfielder.
Villa Maria Academy – Adele Iacobucci, senior midfielder; Bridget Finley, junior attack; Hannah Young, sophomore attack.
HONORABLE MENTION
Academy of Notre Dame – Morgan O’Brien, junior defender; Lily Allen, senior defender; Quinn Sullivan, sophomore goalie; Hannah Gillespie, senior attack.
Agnes Irwin – Brynn Ammerman, sophomore attack; Paige Crowther, sophomore goalie; Lauren Rader, senior defender; Grace Bartosh, senior defender.
Archbishop Carroll – Karli Dougherty, sophomore midfielder/defender; Kiley Mottice, freshman midfield/attack; Liza Dellarata, senior defender, Keri Daly, senior defender.
Baldwin School – Sean Tuckman, senior midfielder; Olivia Tornetta, senior goalie; Lila Tuckman, senior defensive midfielder.
Conestoga – Emily Lortz, junior defender; Nia Scott, senior attack; Sam Centofante, junior goalie.
Episcopal Academy – Madison Vetterlein, sophomore defender; Ali McHugh, junior defender; Alexa Capozzoli, freshman attack.
Harriton – Alex Turner, junior goalie; Maddie Henderson, junior midfielder; Reilly Short, senior defender.
Haverford High – Erin Doherty, senior defender; Julia Klein, senior defender; Paige Corcoran, junior defender; Joey Miller, sophomore defender.
Merion Mercy Academy – Brynn Donnelly, freshman midfielder/attack; Nora Burns, sophomore midfielder/defender; Victoria Steinmetz, senior defender.
Radnor – Julia Rigolizzo, junior midfielder; Sarah Nelson, sophomore midfielder; Molly May, junior attack.
Shipley – Eliana Shapiro, senior midfielder; Lilly Gordon, sophomore defender.
Villa Maria Academy – Sarah Delaney, senior attack; Jacki Murray, junior midfielder; Kyla Branco, sophomore goalie.

– Lower Merion and Barrack Hebrew Academy did not submit All-Main Line girls’ lacrosse nomination ballots.

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