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April 2, 2013

MVC Girls Lacrosse: Knights ready to challenge

Andover

2012 season: 20-4, Division 1 North runner-up

Returning players: Meagan Keefe Sr., attack; Jaclyn Torres, Sr., attack; Bridget Morris, Sr., midfield-defense; Micayla McQuade, Sr., defense; Mackenzie Billings, Sr., attack; Anna Burkhard, Sr., defense; Hannah Bramhall, Sr., attack; Kerry Christopher, Sr., attack/midfield; Abbie Pustis, Sr., midfield; Weezie Gross, Jr., attack/midfield; Julia LeBlanc, Jr., midfield/defense; Katherine Geffken, Jr., goalkeeper; Jenny Hill, Jr., defense; Charlotte Lenes, Jr., attack/midfield; Rebecca Alois, Jr., defense; Mora Cunningham, Jr., attack; Michaela Comerford, Jr., attack; Courtney Grygiel, Soph., attack; Nikki Christopulos, Soph., attack; Talia Dellatto, Soph., defense

Promising newcomers: Jess Leone, Soph, attack; Veronica Alois, Frosh., attack; Jaqui Leone, Frosh., attack/defense

Captains: Micayla McQuade, Jaclyn Torres, Meagan Keefe, Bridget Morris

Candidates: 81

Returning goal leaders: Meagan Keefe 39, Weezie Gross 35, Charlotte Lenes 32

Returning honorees: Meagan Keefe and Bridget Morris, All-MVC; Micayla McQuade, Weezie Gross and Charlotte Lenes, MVC All-Stars

Fast facts: The last two years have been the first times in the program’s 12-year history that Andover has made the North finals. ... John McVeigh stepped down after compiling a 168-33-2 record in eights seasons. New coach Liz Keady also is Andover’s girls hockey coach. She played five different sports, including lacrosse at Milton Academy, and then was the captain of the ice hockey team at Princeton. She played with the U.S. National hockey team and was the last forward cut from the 2006 U.S. Olympic team.

Assistants: none

Liz Keady (1st year): “I expect us to be a highly skilled, athletic team that competes every day.”

Central Catholic

2012 season: 13-6, lost Divison 1 North first round

Returning starters (8): Colleen Slein, Sr., attack; Claire Foggo, Sr., defense; Anya Housianitis, Sr., defense; Megan Helfrich, Sr., attack; Kelly Daigle, Jr., attack; Stephanie May, Jr., defense; Ashley Masucci, Jr., defensive wing; Jenna Palmisano, Soph., attack

Returning lettermen: Anna Scionti, Sr., defense; Alicia Bilsky, Jr., attack; Deanna Savary, Soph., goalkeeper

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