2014 Centennial Conference Women's Lacrosse Guide

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Bryn Mawr (2-15 in 2013, 0-9 CC)
Head Coach: Katie Tarr (Swarthmore '02), 11th season
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All-Time Record: 172-405-8 (.294) since 1960
Preseason Poll Projection: 10th
Centennial Titles: 0

Key Returnees: Kathleen Magner, Sr, M, 30-2-32; Ashton Dwyer, Jr, A, 14-5-19; Georgina Dominique, Soph, A, 12-0-12; Claire Johnson, Soph, M, 10-2-12; Megan Kilmer, Soph, A/M; Grace Baelen-King, Jr, GK.
Key Losses
: Melina Higgins, A, 5-4-9; Kelsey Harris, D
Outlook: The Owls look to rebound from a 2-15 campaign from a year ago. Magner is the leader of the offense, after tallying 30 goals last spring. She also led Bryn Mawr in draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers and is a candidate for All-Conference honors. Dwyer, Dominique and Johnson are double-digit goal scorers and Baelen-King returns in goal.

 


Dickinson (7-9 in 2013, 3-6 CC)
Head Coach: Kim Lowry (McDaniel '05), 1st season
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All-Time Record: 191-279-3
Preseason Poll Projection: 5th
Centennial Titles: 0

Key Returnees: Carly O'Brien, Jr, A, 38-12-50, 2nd team All-CC; Caroline Clancy, Soph, M, 23-3-26, 2nd team All-CC; Kelly Haglund, Jr, M, 23-7-30; Jennifer Morrissey, Soph, A, 17-18-35; Brett Whelan, Sr, D, 31 DC; Grace Morelli, Jr, GK, 41.6 sv%
Key Losses: Kara Glazer, A, 11-23-34; Claire Manoli, M, 24-3-27; Chloe Golod, D.
Top Newcomer: Maddy Siebold, M
Outlook: Lowry returns to the Conference where she played as an undergraduate and looks to lift the Red Devils to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. O'Brien is the leading returning scorer and was named 2nd team All-CC last season. Clancy emerged as one of the top rookies in the Centennial and teams with Haglund in the midfield. Morrissey is an excellent feeder and Whelan is the defensive leader in front of Morelli. Dickinson is still young but could be knocking on the playoff door come May.


Franklin & Marshall (16-5 in 2013, 8-1 CC, lost to Gettysburg in CC final)
Head Coach: Mike Faith (Salisbury '00), 2nd season at F&M, 10th overall
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All-Time Record: 420-169-3 (.712) since 1977
Preseason Poll Projection: 2nd
Centennial Titles: 5 (2007-08-09-10-11)
NCAA Titles: 2 (2007-09)

Key Returnees: Caroline Krohn, Sr, A, 41-30-71, 1st team All-CC, 3rd team All-America; Kelsey Hoffman, Sr, GK, 49.8 sv%, 8.39 GAA, 1st team All-CC, 3rd team All-America; Emily Everdell, Jr, A, 33-7-40, HM All-CC; Brittany Jorgenson, Jr, A, 49-7-56; Mary Mitchell, Sr, M, 34-15-49; Christie Bonfiglio, Sr, D, 13 CT; Samantha Blicht, Soph, D, 11 CT.
Key Losses: Maggie Mae Shields, M, 28-11-39, 1st team All-CC; Jennifer Noon, D, 1st team All-CC, 25 CT; Lauren Selawski, A, 17-8-25.
Top Newcomers: Sarah Bozzo, D
Outlook: The Diplomats fell just short of the Centennial title and the NCAA final four in 2013 but have the pieces returning to make both of those a reality this spring. Krohn is one of the top offensive threats in the country and is complemented by Jorgenson and Everdell on attack. Mitchell is a talented two-way middie, while Bonafiglio and Blicht anchor the defense in front of Hoffman, an All-America goalkeeper. Is this the year that Franklin & Marshall returns to the top rung of the Centennial?


Gettysburg (19-2 in 2013, 9-0 in CC, defeated Franklin & Marshall in CC final)
Head Coach: Carol Cantele (Gettysburg '83), 22nd season
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All-Time Record: 425-185-7 (.694) since 1971
Preseason Poll Projection: 1st
Centennial Titles: 8 (2000-02-03-04-05-06-12-13)
NCAA Titles: 1 (2011)

Key Returnees: Loren Pruitt, Sr, A, 52-6-58, 2nd team All-CC; Kelsey Markiewicz, Sr, A, 42-24-66, HM All-CC; Bridget Kenny, Jr, A, 40-17-57, 63 DC, HM All-CC; Amanda Borucki, Soph, M, 24-11-35, 2013 Centennial Rookie of the Year; Mandy Buell, Jr, A, 30-8-38; Bailey Beardsley, Sr, A, 25-11-36; Maggie Connolly, Soph, M, 19-12-31; Paige McKenna, Sr, D; Kelly Spieker, Sr, D.
Key Losses: Lindsey Robinson, A, 37-58-95, 1st team All-CC, 2nd team All-America; Mairead McGuirk, D, 65 DC, 1st team All-CC; Hayward Sawers, D, 41 GB, 1st team All-CC; Alex Casey, D, 36 GB; Kat Nestor, D, 40 GB; Lindsay Clinton, GK, 45.0 sv%, 7.39 GAA.
Top Newcomers: Catherine Towers, GK; Caroline Jaeger, M
Outlook: The Bullets won their second straight Centennial title and eighth overall in 2013 and are poised to "three-peat" for the first time since 2002-06. Pruitt, Markiewicz, Kenny and Buell comprise one of the most potent attacks in the country, combining for 164 goals. Borucki is the reigning CC Rookie of the Year and headlines the midfield, along with Connolly. The challenge awaiting the Bullets is replacing two first-team All-CC defenders and a goalkeeper. How quickly the backline develops will be the key to Gettysburg's success in 2014.


Haverford (13-5 in 2013, 7-2 CC, lost to Franklin & Marshall in CC semifinal)
Head Coach: Lauren Wray (Duke '04), 3rd season
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All-Time Record: 257-238-1 (.519) since 1981
Preseason Poll Projection: 4th
Centennial Titles: 0

Key Returnees: Diana Perry, Jr, M, 61-11-72, 1st team All-CC; Megan Gallagher, Sr, A, 36-1-37; Shannon Horn, Sr, GK, 44.6 sv%, 10.96 GAA; Christina Gould, Soph, M, 20-17-37; Hannah Morgan, Jr, A, 27-8-35; Brianna Robbins, Jr, D, 18 CT; Nicole Sockett, Jr, D; Anne Cullen, Sr, D.
Key Losses: Grace Stockbower, D, 34 CT, 2nd team All-CC; Kenny Likes, A, 25-24-49, HM All-CC; Perrin Downing, M, 16-15-31.
Outlook: The Fords have reached the Centennial playoffs in three of the last four seasons ... is this the year they break through and make the final? Perry is one of the top midfielders in D-III and tallied 61 goals a year ago. Gould scored 20 times as a rookie and is poised for bigger things in 2014. Gallagher and Morgan combined for 63 goals last spring on attack. Haverford welcomes back a veteran defense with Robbins, Sockett and Cullen in front of Horn. The 13 wins last season equaled a program best ... look for the Fords to improve on that number this spring.


McDaniel (11-9 in 2013, 5-4 CC, lost to Washington College in CC 1st round)
Head Coach: Kristin Ramey (McDaniel '05), 1st season; 3rd overall
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All-Time Record: 289-213-6 (.575) since 1973
Preseason Poll Projection: 6th
Centennial Titles: 0

Key Returnees: Danielle Entrot, Jr, A, 65-18-83, 2nd team All-CC; Kate Keim, Sr, D, 31 GB, HM All-CC; Julia Jacobs, Jr, A, 25-6-31; Lauren McCadden, Sr, D, 13 CT; Bridget Bopst, Jr, M, 17-15-32; Monica Parcell, Sr, D, 31 DC; Lily Galzerano, Jr, GK, 44.0 sv%, 11.07 GAA.
Key Losses: Paige Messersmith, M, 45-23-68, 1st team All-CC, 2nd team All-America; Anna Beaudry, A, 21-9-30; Kerry Campbell, D.
Outlook: Ramey returns to her alma mater and welcomes back a core that looks to return to the Centennial playoffs. Entrot was one of the top scorers in the Conference a year ago with 65-18-83 and looks for even better numbers in 2014. Jacobs is also an attack threat, while Bopst can score or dish from her middie position. Keim, Parcell and McCadden comprise a veteran defense in front of Galzerano. If the Green Terror can find offense to replace Messersmith, the Green and Gold could return to the CC tournament again in 2014.


Muhlenberg (8-7 in 2013, 3-6 CC)
Head Coach: Kristen Stuckel (Gettysburg '95), 14th season
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All-Time Record: 158-247 (.390) since 1984
Preseason Poll Projection: 9th
Centennial Titles: 0

Key Returnees: Steph Umbach, Jr, M, 59-13-72, 2nd team All-CC; Michelle Certosimo, Sr, A, 27-41-68; Kaitlyn McCaffrey, Sr, D; Casey Armstrong, Soph, A, 10-20-30; Ally Shaffer, Sr, M, 8-4-12; Arielle Sherman, Soph, M, 14 CT.
Key Losses: Alexandra Franck, D, 34 CT, 2nd team All-CC; Molly Davin, A, 43-11-54; Alex Bellini, A, 17-5-22; Tiffany Kreider, GK, 39.3 sv%, 13.36 GAA.
Outlook: The Mules closed the year with three straight wins and are hoping to carry that momentum into 2014. Umbach has blossomed into one of the top middies in the region and leads the offense from the midfield. Certosimo is a quality feeder who can also find the back of the net. Armstrong had a strong rookie season and will complement Umbach and Certosimo. McCaffrey is a top defender who looks to rebound from an injury-plagued junior season. The Mules have been absent from the Centennial playoffs since 2009 but could be a tournament team come May.


Swarthmore (10-6 in 2013, 4-5 CC)
Head Coach: Karen Borbee (Delaware '84), 21st season
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All-Time Record: 417-333-12 (.555) since 1945
Preseason Poll Projection: T-7th
Centennial Titles: 0

Key Returnees: Corinne Sommi, Sr, M, 35-17-52, 2nd team All-CC; Caroline Murphy, Sr, M, 21 CT, 2nd team All-CC; Michelle Ammerman, Sr, GK, 46.2 sv%, 8.96 GAA, HM All-CC; Lizzie Kolln, Soph, A, 20-3-23; Lucy Whitacre, Sr, A, 16-1-17;
Key Losses: Annalise Penikis, M, 53-37-90, Centennial Player of the Year, 1st team All-CC; Nicole Vanchieri, M, 22-9-31; Elyse Tierney, M, 19-4-2; Sara Lentriccchia, 14-5-19; Beth Martin, 17 CT.
Outlook: The Garnet fell just short of back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time and looks to return to the tournament behind a quartet of returning seniors. Sommi scored 35 times from her midfield spot and leads the offense with Whitacre. Murphy is one of the top defenders in the Conference, while Ammerman is among the top stoppers in the CC. Kolln tallied 20 goals as a rookie and is counted on for even better things in 2014. Replacing the CC Player of the Year is never easy and the Garnet's playoff hopes may rest with finding goals from newcomers.


Nicole Kovacs Ursinus (4-12 in 2013, 1-8 CC)
Head Coach: Katie Hagan (Gettysburg '07), 3rd season
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All-Time Record: 536-207-12 (.718)
Preseason Poll Projection: T-7th
Centennial Titles: 3 (1996-99-2001)
NCAA Titles: 3 (1986-89-90)

Key Returnees: Devin Brakel, Soph, M, 23-8-31, 35 DC; Kitty Dawson, Jr, M, 19-8-27; Mary Deliberti, Soph, M, 38 DC; Amber Moyer, Sr, A, 23-3-26; Nicole Kovacs, Sr, M, 21-3-24; Caroline Cannon, Sr, M, 14 CT; Margaret Philbin, Soph, GK, 43.8 sv%, 11.18 GAA.
Key Losses: Liz Chatburn, D, 24 CT, 2nd team All-CC; Lauren Garganio, A, 8-7-15, 25 DC; Taylor Egolf, M, 10-3-13; Riley Pembroke, GK, 46.2 sv%, 12.46 GAA
Outlook: The Bears struggled through a disappointing 2013 season and looks for better things this spring. Brakel led the team in scoring as a rookie and is counted on for even more in 2014. Moyer, Kovacs and Dawson complement Brakel as scoring threats, while Deliberti and Cannon lead the defense. Philbin looks to improve on her rookie season in the cage. Ursinus may be a year away from the Conference playoffs but will cause problems around the Centennial.


Washington College (13-5 in 2013, 5-4 CC, lost to Gettysburg in CC semifinal)
Head Coach: Heidi Pearce Yetman (Johns Hopkins '04), 1st season
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All-Time Record: 218-245 (.471) since 1982
Preseason Poll Projection: 3rd
Centennial Titles: 0

Key Returnees: Emily Hubley, Jr, M, 64-23-87, 85 DC, 1st team All-CC; Carly Eisenbrandt, Sr, M, 39-7-46; Kathleen Maleski, Sr, M, 14-5-19, 19 CT; Liz Godorov, Jr, D, 16-5-21; Meredith Callis, Sr, D, 17 CT.
Key Losses: Mollie Shipley, A, 28-56-84, 1st team All-CC; Corinne Ziccardi, A, 38-27-65, 2nd team All-CC; Stephanie Seibert, GK, 44.7 sv%, 9.81 GAA, 2nd team All-CC; Marissa Restraino, M, 29-2-31.
Top Newcomers:
Alli Dudley, M
Outlook: The Shorewomen have made three consecutive trips to the Centennial playoffs and look to continue their streak behind Yetman, who moves up to head coach after serving as assistant. She welcomes back Hubley, one of the top midfielders in the country, who led WAC in scoring with 64-23-87 a year ago. Eisenbrandt, who tallied 39 times last spring, will be counted on to assume the scoring lost to graduation, as will Maleski at midfield. Callis and Godorov are the leaders of the defense, but a goalkeeper must be found in the preseason. The development of the defense would determine Washington's fate this season.