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Presenting the 2022 All-Main Line girls lacrosse teams

The Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse scene this past spring featured a number of strong teams, including undefeated PIAA 2A state champion Archbishop Carroll (22-0), PIAA 3A state champion Conestoga, and Inter-Ac champion Episcopal Academy (19-2, and ranked in the top 25 teams nationally by USA Lacrosse).
Other local girls lacrosse teams that enjoyed winning seasons included Radnor (17-7), Agnes Irwin (11-9), Shipley (13-5-1) and Villa Maria Academy (11-9).
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 2022 All-Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse teams:
FIRST TEAM
Marissa White, Agnes Irwin – Senior midfielder, an All-American and first team All-Inter-Ac selection, scored 73 goals, collected 44 ground balls, won 66 draw controls and caused 10 turnovers. Will play lacrosse for University of North Carolina.
Kiley Mottice, Archbishop Carroll – Senior attack, a USA Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American, tallied 57 goals and dished out 34 assists for the PIAA 2A champions. An Under Armour Senior Games invitee and a member of the USA Lacrosse U18 team, she will play lacrosse for the University of North Carolina.
Emma Talago, Archbishop Carroll – Senior attack, a USA Lacrosse All American and first team All-Catholic League selection, scored 30 goals and dished out 22 assists for the PIAA 2A state champions. Will play la-crosse for Loyola (Md.) University.
Ava Bleckley, Archbishop Carroll – Junior midfielder, a USA Lacrosse All American and first team All-Catholic League selection, scored 41 goals, won 69 draw controls and collected 52 groundballs/takeaways for the PIAA 2A state champions. Has committed to play lacrosse for James Madison University.
Kate Galica, Conestoga – Junior midfielder, the Central League’s Most Valuable Player and a first team All-American, did it all for the PIAA 3A, District 1 3A and Central League champions, tallying 91 goals, dishing out 29 assists, winning 95 draw controls, collecting 48 ground balls and causing 58 turnovers. Committed to University of Virginia.
Kat Bielinski, Conestoga – Senior defender and a captain, a first team All-American and All-Central League selection, was the MVP of the defense for the District 1 3A champion Pioneers. Collected 40 ground balls and caused 29 turnovers. Will play lacrosse for Temple University.
Melissa Hewitt, Conestoga – Senior attacker and a captain, a first team All-American and an All-Central League selection, was MVP of the Pioneers’ offense, tallying 39 goals and 26 assists, while also collecting 16 ground balls and causing five turnovers.
Alexa Capozzoli, Episcopal Academy – Senior attack and co-captain, a USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic American, was the Inter-Ac’s Most Valuable Player, scoring 54 goals, dishing out two dozen assists, collecting 16 ground balls and winning 16 draw controls.
Bella Piselli, Episcopal Academy – Senior attack and co-captain, a USA Lacrosse All-American and a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, had a wide range of skills, scoring 39 goals, winning 17 draw controls, causing 10 turnovers and collecting 20 ground balls.
Lex Ventresca, Episcopal Academy – Junior attack, a USA Lacrosse Academic All-American and a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, contributed in many ways, scoring 45 goals, dishing out 23 assists, winning 42 draw controls and causing some key turnovers.
Annie Aspesi, Harriton – Senior midfielder and co-captain was a first team All-Central League pick, tallying 54 goals in 18 games and leading the Rams in ground balls. A PASLA All-Academic recipient and the Rams’ Most Valuable Player, she will play basketball and lacrosse at Tufts University.
Emma Rowland, Haverford High – Senior midfielder and captain, a first team All-Central League selection, tallied 61 goals (scored 100 for career), plus won 26 draw controls and collected 34 ground balls. Will play lacrosse at Old Dominion.
Avery Bickell, Lower Merion – Junior midfielder, a first team All-Central League selection, scored 70 goals and won 58 draw controls in 18 games. Was the Aces’ Most Valuable Player. Has committed to the University of Maryland to play lacrosse.
Brynn Donnelly, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior midfielder and second-year captain, a PASLA All-Academic and AACA all-star, was the Golden Bears’ MVP, collecting 68 draw controls, 42 ground balls, 22 assists and finishing her career with more than 110 career goals. Will play lacrosse for Fairfield University.
Amelia Reinholt, Radnor – Senior attacker, a US Lacrosse All-Academic and a first team All-Central League selection, tallied 47 goals (in 24 games), as well as 32 assists, won 16 draw controls and collected 11 ground balls.
Julie Breedveld, Radnor – Senior midfielder was the Raptors’ Most Valuable Player and a first team All-Central League selection. Won 106 draw controls, scored 36 goals, collected 23 ground balls and caused 21 turnovers.
Grace Gordon, Shipley – Sophomore midfielder, a first team All-Friends Schools League selection and the Gators’ MVP, tallied 73 points this spring for a strong Shipley squad. Noted for her toughness, speed, tenacity and even-keeled disposition on the field..
Kaelyn Wolfe, Villa Maria Academy – Junior midfielder was the Hurricanes’ Most Valuable Player, an AACA all-star and a PASLA All-Academic. Scored 39 goals, collected 35 ground balls, won 51 draw controls and caused 17 turnovers.
SECOND TEAM
Academy of Notre Dame – Katie Onderdonk, senior midfielder.
Agnes Irwin – Cate Parsells, senior midfielder; Katherine Ernst, senior defender; Colby Macaione, senior defender.
Archbishop Carroll – Machaela Henry, junior midfielder; Bridget Rob-inson, junior goalie; Ella Wright, junior midfielder; Chloe Bleckley, sophomore midfielder.
Baldwin School – Clara Page, senior attack; Katie Reed, junior attack/midfielder/defender.
Conestoga – Chloe Brown, sophomore midfielder; Kiki Liebezeit, sophomore midfielder; Alana Lepore, senior goalie.
Episcopal Academy – Sydney Richter, sophomore attack; Franny Gallagher, junior defender; Quinn Whitaker, freshman midfielder.
Harriton – Rachel Kolton, senior attack.
Haverford High – Rory Turner, senior goalie.
Lower Merion – Finley Hoffman, junior midfielder.
Merion Mercy Academy – Kerry McCormick, junior midfielder.
Radnor – Olivia Kelley, senior midfielder; Tellian Schwarz, senior defender.
Shipley – Lily Nielson, freshman midfielder; Jaiden Griffin, senior midfielder; Peyton Turner, senior midfielder.
Villa Maria Academy – Allie Meyer, sophomore midfielder; Clara Meehan, senior attack.
HONORABLE MENTION
Academy of Notre Dame – Kylee O’Donnell, freshman midfielder; Maeve Seeger, sophomore midfielder.
Agnes Irwin – Ella Springer, sophomore attacker; Samantha Hark, senior defender; Sydney Wilson, senior attacker.
Archbishop Carroll – Cate McConaghy, junior attack; Sienna Golden, sophomore midfielder.
Baldwin School – Thea Rosenzweig, senior attacker; Rebecca McCurdy, senior defender.
Conestoga – Ellie Wisch, sophomore attacker; Emma Nikolic, sophomore defender; Piper Kienzle, junior attacker.
Episcopal Academy – Grace McHugh, sophomore defender; Lainey McGonagle, sophomore midfielder; Jenna Morley, sophomore defender.
Harriton – Tessa Mahoney, junior defender.
Haverford High – Chloe Taylor, sophomore defender; Ava Pradelli, sophomore attack; Becca Paterson, junior midfielder; Hillary Elsner, sophomore midfielder.
Lower Merion – Mia Falco, junior attacker; Rachel Riggio, sophomore attacker; Olivia Walters, junior defender.
Merion Mercy Academy – Kelly O’Connor, senior attack.
Radnor – Margot Johnson, sophomore defender; Taylor Murphy, freshman attacker; Sarah Kelley, sophomore midfielder/attacker; Arden Jans, sophomore goalie.
Sacred Heart Academy – Caroline Fleming, senior attack.
Shipley – Becca Baker, senior defender; Alanna McBrearty, sophomore defender; Sadie Duncan, junior attack; Zoe Morse, junior attack.
Villa Maria Academy – Mackenzie Liberatore, sophomore defender; Quinn Hechler, freshman goalie; Maggie Traynor, junior attack; Caroline Capaldi, freshman defender.

(Note: Barrack Hebrew Academy did not send a completed All-Main Line girls lacrosse nomination ballot.)

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