Local Division III women's lacrosse teams to watch
Last year: 13-2
Coach: Erin Calkins (1st season)
Players to watch: A: Carly Schneider (43, 13), M: Jillian Pironti (15,5). M: Christy Thoden (39 g, 11 a, 119 dc, 64 gb, 40 ct), Nicole Marzocca (39g, 18a), Andrea Kiefer (6g, 2a, 21ct)
Newcomers: A: Janisha Sanchez. M: Alyssa Handel (Mercy)
Key stat: Lost Skyline Conference title game to Montclair State, 14-1.
Outlook: Expects to capture conference championship. .
St. Joseph’s (LI)
Last year: 9-9
Coach – Bob Vlahakis (second season, 9-9)
Players to Watch: G: Erin O’Connor (.448) D: Nicole Lyman (43 gb, 61dc, 39ct). Amanda D’Onofrio (21ct), Megan Lapham (21gb, 9 ct). A: Lisa Terry (66,13) Jackie Myers (21,10), Cait Webber (35,8, 57 dc). M: Karalyn Tetelman (25g ,7a) Gabby Bourguignon
Newcomers: A: Heather Ferchland, M: Gina Guardino, Jess Cordano. D: Kristine Minogue
Key stat: Top 6 goal scorers on offense return.
Outlook: After making big strides in first year, looks to go deeper into Skyline playoffs.
Last year: First year program.
Coach: Lauren Schneider.
Players to watch: M Courtney Gallagher, Jessica Walker. M/A: Gabby DiPierno. G: Sara Braverman
Outlook: New program has high hopes of making Skyline playoffs.
Last Year: First year program.
Head Coach: Kyle Simensky
Players to Watch: A: Kristen Bell. G: Kelly Allison.
Outlook: The Mariners will play 11 non-conference games as it prepares for admission into the Landmark in 2014.