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Team: Kittatinny Girls Lacrosse

Coach: Michelle Paluzzi (formerly Lugerner)

Season’s with the Team: 3 years, this is 4th year

2019 Record: 10-8

Anticipated Varsity Players: 18-20 Players

Katie Callahan (senior, midfield)
Carly Rigby (senior, midfield, defense)
Abigail Schwartz (senior, defense)
Tia Melvin (senior, attack)
Emily Schoelier (senior, attack)
Madisen Dippel (junior, attack)
Madison Woollen (junior, attack)
Mikayla Cooke (junior, midfield)
Sarah Douglas (junior, defense)
Allie Molfetto (junior, midfield)
Delaney Campanella (sophomore, midfield)
Cassidy Mulroy (sophomore, midfield)
Ava Levin (sophomore, defense)
Maddie Haug (freshmen, defense)
Alexa Shotwell (freshmen attack)

Players on the Rise:

Maddie Haug (freshmen, defense)- Maddie had an explosive preseason as an incoming freshmen. Her lacrosse IQ, defensive awareness, and footwork has proved key in her placement. She will be on the starting varsity roster.

Coach’s Outlook:

This year we are transitioning from the loss of three key defenders (Katie Albinski, Tara Douglas, Kathyrn Merrill) and two goalies (Jessica Smalley and Emily Dyminski). We are a well-developed team with some young (freshmen and sophomores) on varsity. Of the returning varsity, six players have secured their position since their freshman year. Two of our top players are Katie Callahan and Mikayla Cooke, who dominate our mid-field. We are a very stat driven team earning 178 goals, 174 draws, 361 groundballs, and 148 forced turnovers in the 2019 season. We are hoping to come back from our restricted time stronger then ever as we set team and individual goals for the shortened season. The team relies on each other through thick and thin. We support each other as needed on and off the field. Importantly, we bring our love for lacrosse to practice and the field each time we play. We are confident in our talents. We work well keeping the ball moving and using our well-developed stick work to do so. We are quick on transition from end-to-end; with one-to-one defense and ground ball grabs. One of our strongest assets as a team is that we are consistent in our play; we build on our strengths and learn from our mistakes.

2020 Team Photo

Team Captains

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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