Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Around The Crease: Nov. 8, 2011
By Mike Loveday & Tom Peace
Sarah Curley from Radnor (Pa.) earned MVP honors during the 2014-2015 All-Star game at the 2011 Philly Lacrosse Showcase.
ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.
Look Who’s Playing
Sarah Curley, a sophomore attacker from Radnor (Radnor, Pa.) was named the MVP at the Philly Girls Lacrosse Showcase over the weekend and gave a glimpse of what opponents could expect this season.
Curley scored five goals to help her team to an All-Star game victory on Saturday, but last season the attacker did not play up to her standards.
“Last year I didn’t play as well as I hoped to. Last year I just didn’t have the confidence to take shots I knew I could,” Curley said. “But this year I’m ready to step it up. I’m more confident.”
Curley helped Radnor to a 14-6 record last season. The Red Raiders won the PIAA state championships in 2009 and 2010 and should be talented again in 2012.
Team: The M&D girls club lacrosse team is made up of any girl from grades 5-11 and is based in Howard County, Md. The program typically runs two-to-three teams per graduation year.
Total Players Committed To College: 22 players on the 2012 Black team are committed to Division I schools and half of the 2012 Red team have given verbal commitments.
Top Players You Probably Know: Liz Bannantine, Sr., McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), Princeton; Samantha Brookhart, Mount Hebron (Ellicott City, Md.), Towson; Kelly Chandler, Sr., Episcopal (Alexandria, Va.), Vanderbilt; Taylor Cummings, Sr., McDonogh, Maryland; Corinne Etchison, Sr., McDonogh, Georgetown; Lauren Lea, Sr., Archbishop Spalding (Severn, Md.), Florida; Maggie Preas, Jr., McDonogh, Virginia; Zoe Stuckenberg, Jr., Marriott’s Ridge (Marriottsville, Md.), Maryland; Carly Williams, Mount De Sales (Catonsville, Md.), Old Dominion.
Most Recent Travels: The club won 13 tournament championships this year. The 2012 black won every tournament championship it played in this year and finished the season undefeated. A complete list of tournament championships is located on the team web site.
Team Tryout Information and website: M&D holds tryouts on Nov. 19 & 20 for graduation classes 2013 to 2019. For more information visit the team at www.mndlax.com.
Top Story: For the second-straight week the girls took home the top spot on the site. This week the ESPNHS Top 25 defensive-midfielders was the top story on the site. Led by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.) senior, Paige Patterson, the list is the third story in our Top 25 position breakdown series. Midfielders will be released Wednesday followed by attackers on Nov. 23.