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  • Daily Messenger 2013 girls lacrosse preview capsules

  • Preview capsules of the Daily Messenger area's 2013 girls lacrosse teams.

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  • Canandaigua Braves
    COACH/YEAR Sue Ellis/15th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County/B
    2012 RECORD 18-4/won sectional and regional titles and lost in state finals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Kendall D’Amore, sr., M; Lauren D’Amore, sr., A; Dakotah Savitcheff, sr., M; Jordan Johnson, jr., A; Amanda Yavorek, jr., G; Macy Marafioti, sr., M; Janae Guy, sr., D; Dana Garbinski, jr., D; Rachel Olson, sr., D
    KEY LOSSES Ali Fox, D; Kaitlyn Gillmor, A
    KEY NEWCOMERS Mackenzie Hulme, so., A
    GAMES TO SEE at Pittsford April 19 and vs. Brighton May 9
    COACH’S COMMENTS “These seniors obviously want to get back to states and have the opportunity to bring home the very first title and make history for Canandaigua. At the same time we have to take it one game at a time, one practice at a time and work on the small goals throughout the race to get to the No. 1 goal. We can’t overlook that we have a tough schedule in the league in Monroe County and outside the league.”
    Gananda Blue Panthers
    COACH/YEAR Russ Stark/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes Div. 2/C
    2012 RECORD 5-12/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Abby Percival, sr., A; Kourtney Goebel, sr., M; Katie Munoz, sr., M; Mallory Velte, sr., M; Lucy Montanaro, sr., G; Cassidy Glod, sr., D; Lindsey Mason, sr., D
    KEY LOSSES Molly Bufton, M
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Waterloo April 22 and at Pal-Mac April 24
    COACH’S COMMENTS “As a third-year program we are looking to continue to improve upon our play from the first two seasons and compete with all the teams in the Finger Lakes on a consistent basis.”
    Marcus Whitman Wildcats
    COACH/YEAR Donovan Lopez/5th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes Div. 2/shared league title and lost in quarterfinals
    2012 RECORD 13-4
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Jenelle Lightfoote, sr., M; Meghan Oswald, jr., M; Maddie Brown, sr., G; Emily Polizzi, sr., A; Chelsea Lead, sr., D; Paige O’Neil, sr., M; Jordon Fitch, jr., A
    KEY LOSSES Claudia Coleates, G; Molly Gray, M; Nelli O’Donnell, A; Grace Ostrander, D; Casey Dean, A
    KEY NEWCOMERS Emma Brassie, so., A; Sami Gage, jr., A; Alli Bailey, jr., M; Kia Doherty, jr., D
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Waterloo April 10 and vs. Penn Yan April 12
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I expect that our team is going to work hard, be competitive and get better every day.”
    Midlakes Screaming Eagles
    COACH/YEAR Brittany Dingman/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes Div. 1/C
    2012 RECORD 7-6/lost in first round
    Page 2 of 2 - KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Sarah Sheppard, sr., M; Sydney Forshay, sr., A; Maggie Notter, sr., M; Dom Burri, sr., A; Mackenzie Hoven, sr., G; Megan Dehond, sr., M; Sam Peacock, sr., D
    KEY LOSSES Annie Stevenson, A; Jenn Strub, D; Taylor Naeye, M
    KEY NEWCOMERS Sydney Jones, sr., M; Danielle Arnold, so., D; Taylor Mosley, so., A; Celia Cordero, so.; Miranda Hoover, so., D
    GAMES TO SEE at Gananda April 30 and vs. Pal-Mac May 14
    COACH’S COMMENT “I expect the girls to work hard and improve their record and skills from last season. I want them to feel success and be happy with the season they have.”
    Newark Reds
    COACH/YEAR Jane Grogan O’Donnell/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes Div. I/C
    2012 RECORD 2-14
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Midlakes April 12 and vs. Gananda May 2
    Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders
    COACH/YEAR E.J. Burse/6th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes Div. 1/C
    2012 RECORD 11-6/finished second in league and lost in quarterfinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Megan Doyle, jr., G; Leah May, sr., D/M; Rachel Rowles, jr., M/A; Jessica Locey, jr., M/D; Rylee Arnold, so., M
    KEY LOSSES Katie DeMar, D; Haleigh Wetzel, D; Mackenzie Holton, A; Olivia Kachel, A; Kayla Chapman, A
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Geneva April 10 and vs. Victor May 11
    Victor Blue Devils
    COACH/YEAR Jamie Smith/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County/B
    2012 RECORD 10-8/lost to Canandaigua in semifinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Marie Blasi, sr., M/D; Olivia Dehm, sr., A; Sarah Haggerty, sr., A; Meghan Maloney, jr., M; Kara Martin, sr., M/D; Liz Nussbaum, jr., G; Miranda Reininger, sr., D; Jenny Ryan, sr., D; Hannah Savage, jr., M
    KEY LOSSES Melissa Bulman, Tori Mattick, Jessi Thon
    KEY NEWCOMERS Bridget Flynn, jr., M/D; Jillian Bailey, jr., M; Glyn Devereaux, jr., A; Tessa Yacavonis, jr., D
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Rush-Henrietta May 4 for Victor Lax Fest and vs. Pittsford at St. John Fisher College May 7
    COACH’S COMMENTS “The 2013 Victor girls lacrosse team has a roster of 18 returners. We believe that our hard work ethic, team chemistry and level of experience will play a major factor in our team’s success. We all are working hard toward a common goal, and we are all willing to do anything and everything to achieve that goal. On the field we are looking to use our quickness and transition offense as an advantage.”

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