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Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery 2021 All-Area Girls Lacrosse Teams

Mount St. Joseph Academy's Devon McGarvey scores on a free position against St. Basil Academy. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

Archbishop Carroll and Wissahickon each put together strong 2021 seasons and that was reflected with both teams having a pair of players selected to the 2021 The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Girls Lacrosse All-Area First Team.

Senior Keri Barnett – the 2021 All-Area Player of the Year – and junior Kiley Mottice helped lead Carroll to its 20th straight Philadelphia Catholic League title and the Patriots’ second PIAA championship, topping Strath Haven for the 2A state crown. Both players earned PCL first team and US Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania All-American honors.

 Barnett, the Catholic League MVP heading to West Chester, had 57 goals and a team-high 61 draw controls while Mottice, a North Carolina commit, finished with 59 goals and handed out 66 assists.

Juniors Emma Baker and Lexi Hobson were big parts of Wissahickon’s undefeated regular season and SOL American Conference title with each named to the all-conference first team.

Baker, a Towson commit, scored 92 goals and dished out 34 assists. Hobson, who was invited to the US Lacrosse National Team Development Program Combine this month – Mottice was as well – posted 26 goals and 22 assists in 2021.

Plymouth Whitemarsh senior Mackenzie Leszczynski joined Barnett and Mottice as US Lacrosse All-Americans from the Eastern Pa. region. The Duquesne commit, an SOL American first-team pick, had 101 points as the Colonials reached the second round the District 1-3A tournament, scoring 80 goals and collecting 21 assists.

Also All-Area and SOL American first team selections are seniors Jenn McCarry of Upper Dublin and Maddie Yoder of Springfield-Montco. McCarry, set to continue her lacrosse career at UMass-Lowell, registered 71 goals, 26 assists, 50 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers for the Cardinals. Yoder, a St. Joseph’s commit, was hard to slow down as she scored an impressive 115 goals.

Senior Devon McGarvey helped Mount St. Joseph reach the PIAA tournament for the first time in program history, the All-AACA selection ending the year with 71 goals and 22 assists for 93 points.

Upper Merion senior Catherine Merritt totaled 91 points as the Vikings took first in the PAC Frontier Division. The George Mason commit and all-division first team pick scored 71 goals while adding 20 assists.

North Penn senior Lily Szilagyi earned All-SOL National Conference first team honors as the Temple commit’s 49 goals aided the Knights in tying for second in the conference and reaching the district tournament.

Lansdale Catholic’s Grace Picozzi eclipsed 100 points in her junior campaign, the All-PCL first team selection scored 80 goals for the Crusaders while dishing out another 24 assists for 104 points.

Senior goalie Mackenzie Clark anchored the Methacton defense, the Cornell commit and All-PAC Liberty Division first team pick making 113 saves on 209 shots, posting a 60.43 save percentage and an 8.22 goals against average.

FIRST TEAM
Mackenzie Clark, Sr., Goalkeeper, Methacton
Emma Baker, Jr., Midfield, Wissahickon
Keri Barnett, Sr., Midfield, Archbishop Carroll
Lexi Hobson, Jr., Midfield, Wissahickon
Mackenzie Leszczynski, Sr., Midfield, Plymouth Whitemarsh
Jenn McCarry, Sr., Midfield, Upper Dublin
Devon McGarvey, Sr., Midfield, Mount Saint Joseph
Catherine Merritt, Sr., Attack, Upper Merion
Kiley Mottice, Sr., Attack, Archbishop Carroll
Grace Picozzi, Sr., Midfield, Lansdale Catholic
Lily Szilagyi, Sr., Attack, North Penn
Maddie Yoder, Sr., Midfield, Springfield-Montco

SECOND TEAM
Chloe Herghelegiu, Sr., Goalkeeper, Abington
Julia Basciano, Sr., Midfield/Attack, Archbishop Carroll
Becca Clark, Jr., Attack/Midfield, Academy New Church
Karli Dougherty, Sr., Defense,  Archbishop Carroll
Paige Gilbert, Sr., Midfield, Central Bucks West
Lauren Hallman, Jr., Midfield Souderton
Lesha Karaba, Sr., Midfield, Abington
Lauren Maher, Jr., Attack, Mount St. Joseph
Ally Muller, Jr., Midfield/Defense, Abington Friends
Cassidy Palazzo, Jr., Midfield, Gwynedd Mercy
Elise Smigiel, Sr., Attack, Germantown Academy
Jayme Weber, Jr., Attack, Methacton

HONORABLE MENTION
Abington: Maddie Hinkle
Abington Friends: Maya Muller.
Academy New Church: Sabrina Brock, Cassidy Peterman.
Archbishop Carraoll: Sophie Kvetan (GK); Emma Talego.
Archbishop Wood: Haley Lawyer, Martha Meister
Bishop McDevitt: Emma McFarlane, Katie McNally.
Cheltenham: Abby Leighton.
Dock Mennonite: Kenzie Derstine; Emma Kratz.
Germantown Academy: Quinn Dooley.
Gwynedd Mercy: Nicole Conwell, Izzy Fiore, Alana Mandato, Sydney Mandato.
Hatboro-Horsham: Sophia Liott, Abby Roesing.
Jenkintown: Sam Pizer.
Lansdale Catholic: Emily Simpson, Keira Trainer, Brielle U’Selis.
Methacton:, Alexa Kratz, Megan Sanelli, Mikayla Sheedy, Delaney Smith.
Mount St. Joseph: Campbell Donovan, Kate Donovan, Annie Shields (GK),
Norristown: Sarahi Ceron-Andrade, Brooklynn Pendleton
North Penn: Kiera Holt (GK), Alli Lindsay, Emily Varilla.
Pennridge: Brenna Craig (GK), Maddy Edinger, Amelia Loughery
Plymouth Whitemarsh: Brianna Austin, Haley McCourt.
Pope John Paul II: Kallan Bustynowicz, Kasie Costalas, Amelia Kennedy, Rory Nilsen.
St. Basil: Carie Fielder, Lauren Metro, Maddie Stampone.
Souderton: Reiley Knize.
Springfield-Montco: Ella Marino, Molly McGoldrick.
Upper Dublin: Aditi Foster, Erin Eby.
Upper Merion: Sarah Adams, Julianna Callison, Ashley Evitts, Julia Newby, Olivia Smith, Anya Waller.
Upper Moreland: Emma Hurley (GK), Isabel Leiter,
Wissahickon: Sophia Chiodo Ortiz, Abby Degroat, Quinn Gaffey.

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