CHSAA, Private girls lacrosse previews

St. Anthony's Kasey Behr charges upfield with SJB's St. Anthony's Kasey Behr charges upfield with SJB's Caitlyn Gibbons on the coverage. (May 24, 2013) Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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CHSAA

ST. ANTHONY'S FRIARS

Coach: Summer Ferraro

Key players: Kasey Behr, M, Sr.; Ella Bonafede, M, Jr.; Charlotte Campbell, G, So.; Izzy Mangan, A, Jr.; Kerri Puckhaber, M, Jr.

Outlook: The Friars, No. 2 in the country last year, play national powers St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), Vero Beach (Fla.), Manhasset and Garden City.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST COUGARS

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Coach: Janine Pirone

Key players: Kaitlyn Montalbano, M, Sr.; Morgan Jaycox, A, Sr.; Faith Daley, D, Sr.; Paige O'Neill, D, Sr.; Sarah Bennett, M, Sr.

Outlook: Returns nine starters, including goalie Virginia Gibbons.

KELLENBERG FIREBIRDS

Coach: Anne Masiulis

Key players: Kaitlyn Stackpole, M, Sr.; Lindsay Ehrhardt, A, Jr.; Alexis Morales, M, Jr.; Maggie Friel, G, Sr.; Sarah Mahon, A, Sr.

Outlook: A balanced, unselfish group that returns 15 players from last year's squad, which reached the CHSAA "AA" semifinals.

SACRED HEART SPARTANS

Coaches: Morgan Molinari and Shannon Ledwith

Key players: Kerianne Moran, D, Sr.; Cara Urbank, M, So.; Chrissy Corcoran, M, Jr.; Erin Pfail, M, Sr.; Sarah Galzerano, A, Sr.; Morgan Windisch, D, Sr.

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Outlook: With 38 players, coming off last year's semifinals run, the Spartans are their deepest ever and have talent abound, including skilled attack Kathleen Berkery.

HOLY TRINITY TITANS

Coach: Maria Varricchio

Key players: Caroline Finnen, A, Sr.; Elizabeth Conway, D, Sr.; Christina Accardi, M, Sr.; Julie Costello, A, Jr.; Hannah Woodward, M, So.

Outlook: Finnen leads a young but talented group. Now also has a "B" team that will compete in CHSAA Class A division.

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OUR LADY OF MERCY MUSTANGS

Coach: Lauren Giordano

Key players: Cate Soccodato, A, Jr.; Victoria Courtney, A, Jr.; Elizabeth O'Sullivan, M, Sr.; Kelly Turtell, M, Sr.; Brianna Gentile, A, Sr.

Outlook: Won its first CHSAA Class A title and moved up to "AA." JV team has been transformed into a varsity "B" squad that will compete in Class A.

ST. DOMINIC BAYHAWKS

Coach: Michele O'Brien

Key players: Julia LoRusso, M, Sr.; Casey McConnell, D/A, Jr.; Olivia Garcia, M, Sr.; Isabel Vanwie, D, So.; Danielle Weir, M, Sr.

Outlook: Manhattan College-bound LoRusso leads talented group now favored to win its third CHSAA Class A title in four years.

IPPSAL

L.I. LUTHERAN CRUSADERS

Coach: Scott Maxwell

Key players: Nicole Sinacori, A, Sr.; Danielle Sinacori, M, Sr.; Lauren Posillico, D, Sr.; Nani Redford, D, Sr.; Sam Horton, G, Jr.

Outlook: Led by twins Nicole Sinacori (144 points) and Danielle Sinacori (103 points).

PORTLEDGE PANTHERS

Coach: Not available.

Key players: Elizabeth Gahagan, M, Jr.; Lindsey Miller, M, Jr.; Allaire Gahagan, A, So.; Olivia Piluso, M, Jr.; Sophie Levitan, D, Sr.

Outlook: Gahagan is top scoring threat.

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