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Local Division III women's lacrosse teams to watch

Farmingdale State

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.

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