The fall 2013 Main Line high school field hockey season produced a solid number of standout teams. In the InterAc were Academy of Notre Dame (InterAc champions, PAISSA tourney champions), Episcopal Academy (second in Inter-Ac, PAISSA tourney finalists) and Agnes Irwin (18-4-1). In the AACA were Merion Mercy Academy (17-4) and Villa Maria Academy (14-6). In the Central League, Conestoga (17-6) won all of its 11 league contests. In the Catholic League, Archbishop Carroll (14-7) made the league championship finals once again.
The All-Main Line high school field hockey teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of spots available to first team, second team and honorable mention — but follows the priority of coaches' selections.
What follows are the fall 2013 All-Main Line high school field hockey teams:
Moira Putsch, Academy of Notre Dame — Senior forward and co-captain, All-Delco Player of the Year and first team All-InterAc pick, tallied 54 goals and dished out 29 assists to cap a stellar career in which she set Delaware County records for career goals (140) and career assists (79). Is a first team National Field Hockey Coaches Association High School All-American (which includes only 16 players). Will play field hockey for the University of Maryland.Kirsten Mansfield, Academy of Notre Dame — Junior defender, a first team All-InterAc and All-Delco pick, was stellar on defense for a squad that allowed only 19 goals all season and 3.3 shots per game. Mansfield also chipped in as the inserter for corners, and tallied nine goals and four assists.Quinn Maguire, Academy of Notre Dame — Freshman forward, a first team All-InterAc pick, was a potent force for the PAISSA and Inter-Ac champions, scoring 19 goals and dishing out 17 assists.Julianna Tornetta, Agnes Irwin - Freshman midfielder, a first team All-InterAc and All-Delco selection, scored 22 goals and dished out 18 assists. Her goal on EA-AIS day denied the Churchwomen a share of the Inter-Ac title.Sophia Tornetta, Agnes Irwin - Junior forward, a first team All-Delco and All-InterAc pick, scored 33 goals in 23 games and dished out 25 assists. The MVP of the Owls' 18-4-1 squad, Tornetta has committed to the admissions process at Princeton.Becca Zamojcin, Archbishop Carroll - Senior center back and co-captain, a first team All-Delco and All-Catholic League selection, was the backbone of a defense that allowed only 28 goals, shutting down opponents' top offensive threats. Also chipped in with eight assists and two goals. Has committed to University of Virginia.Meredith Campbell, Archbishop Carroll — Senior forward and co-captain, a first team All-Catholic League selection, was a big contributor to the Patriots' offensive attack, averaging nearly one goal per game and dishing out several assists.Meghan Conners, Conestoga — Senior forward and captain, a first team All-Central League pick, scored 20 goals and dished out 12 assists for the Central League champions. Was the Most Valuable Player for a Pioneer squad that went undefeated in the Central League.Olivier Everts, Conestoga - Junior forward/midfielder, a first team All-Central League selection for the second year in a row, was an offensive force for the Pioneers, scoring 22 goals and dishing out nine assists. Chloe Johnson, Conestoga — Junior goalie registered six shutouts for the Central League champions. Made an outstanding save on a penalty stroke in the Pioneers' 3-2 win against Garnet Valley (the only undefeated Central League team at the time). Has received All-Central League honors the past two years.Margaux Paolino, Episcopal Academy - Sophomore forward, a first team All-Delco and All-InterAc pick, scored 27 goals and dished out 12 assists. Her two goals in a 3-2 win over the Hill School in the PAISAA tournament semifinals guided EA to its third straight championship game appearance.Christy Palazzese, Episcopal Academy - Junior center mid, a first team All-Delco and All-InterAc pick, was useful all over the field. The Duke commit scored seven goals, dished out seven assists and was a fly on corners. EA coach Gina Buggy said, "She does everything for us.'Gianna Pileggi, Episcopal Academy - Senior goalie, a first team All-InterAc and All-Delco pick, notched 11 shutouts, and posted 127 saves for a .900 save percentage. Posted a .922 save percentage in games when she faced 10 or more shots.Taylor Streko, Harriton - Junior center offensive mid, a first team All-Central League selection, was considered they key force in the Rams' attack. Was voted Harriton's offensive MVP, tallying four goals and dishing out two assists.Tess Horan, Haverford High - Sophomore forward, a first team All-Central League selection, was the Fords' offensive MVP, and was considered the key person in the Haverford attack.Katie Wyman, Haverford High - Junior goalie was an excellent netminder, and received first team All-Central League honors at the position. She was voted the Fords' overall Most Valuable Player.Kelly Goggin, Merion Mercy Academy — Junior center mid was considered the backbone of Golden Bears' excellent squad. A second team all-state selection and a two-time AACA all-star, she led the Golden Bears in assists with 10, and was offensive stopper, striker, stroker and rush on defensive corners.Meghan Sack, Merion Mercy Academy — Junior defender set a team record for defensive saves in a season (15) and helped the Golden Bears post 13 shutouts. Received all-state honorable mention. AACA all-star is striker on offensive corners, and tallied three goals and four assists.Marisa Martinelli, Merion Mercy Academy — Senior defender and midfielder was main stopper and striker on offensive corners, and served as trail on defensive corners. AACA all-star was Golden Bears' captain, and provided offensive punch as well (six goals, eight assists).Lydia Sydnor, Radnor — Junior attack/midfielder was the Red Raiders' leading scorer, with 23 goals and 14 assists. A first team All-Central selection, she has verbally committed to University of Michigan.Charlotte Posauner, Radnor — Senior midfielder contributed fine all-around play for the Red Raiders, which was recognized by her first team All-Central League selection. Has committed to play field hockey at University of Vermont next fall.Whitney Harris, Shipley - Sophomore middie was All-Friends Schools League first team for second straight year, as well as team MVP (voted by team and coaches). Tallied 10 goals, four assists and 13 defensive saves. Noted for her ability to break up attack momentum, as well as great block tackle and off-ball awareness.Megan Parsons, Villa Maria Academy — Senior forward and co-captain, a two-time AACA all-star, is noted for her tremendous speed and has been the leading scorer for Villa for the past two years with 67 goals and 22 assists. Scored the winning goal in five games this season, and will play field hockey for Georgetown next fall.Amelia Iacobucci, Villa Maria Academy — Junior attack/midfielder, a two-time AACA all-star is considered an aggressive competitor who is instrumental in creating scoring opportunities. Noted for her excellent timing, great game sense and field vision, she was the second leading scorer for Villa with 17 goals and dished out a team-leading 17 assists.Erika Miller, Villa Maria Academy — Sophomore goalie, a two-time AACA all-star, had another stellar year in goal for Villa recording 14 shutouts. Noted for her great tackling skills and came up with several clutch saves in big games this season.
Academy of Notre Dame — Maggie Fitzgerald, senior midfielder; Sophie Graeff, junior midfielder; Taylor Leonhardt, junior midfielder; Amanda Odgers, junior midfielder.
Agnes Irwin — Mady McLennan, senior forward; Jax van der Veen, freshman midfielder; Larissa Wietlisbach, senior defender.
Archbishop Carroll — Michaela Conners, senior midfielder; Kerri Mountz, junior goalie; Keara McNulty, junior center mid.
Baldwin School — Francesca Nicoletti, senior attack/midfielder/defender.
Conestoga — Maggie Friel, senior forward; Nicole Bodo, junior midfielder; Lane Adams, junior defender.
Episcopal Academy — Lexie Curry, senior forward; Allie Rushton, junior defender; Taryn Gallagher, senior midfielder/center back; Maddie Bacskai, sophomore center back.
Friends' Central - Maddie Henry, sophomore goalie.
Harriton - Chris Lasprogata, senior center defensive mid; Sydney Handel, junior center forward; Jenny Langer, senior center defender.
Haverford High - Gill Ross, junior defender; Natalie Bova, senior.
Lower Merion — Natalie Koch, senior center mid; Gigi Grimes, senior right mid.
Merion Mercy Academy — Megan DuVernois, sophomore forward; Nellie Doyle, junior defender; Lauren Dice, junior forward/midfielder.
Radnor — Lexi Kenneally, junior attack; Alyson Makous, senior midfielder.
Sacred Heart — Alex Dwyer, junior midfielder.
Villa Maria Academy — Alexa Ostoich, junior midfielder; Samantha Hickey, junior midfielder; Abby Siana, sophomore forward.
Academy of Notre Dame — Maggie Curry, junior defender; Maddie Snider, senior forward; Danielle Bunten, junior defender.
Agnes Irwin — Laura Donald, senior defender; Morgan Pergolini, senior defender; Rosie Kalis, sophomore goalie.
Archbishop Carroll — Sam Swart, freshman midfielder; Courtney Brady, junior defender; Alyssa Lemons, junior forward.
Baldwin School — Maddy Carre, sophomore goalie.
Conestoga — Lily Mott, senior defensive midfielder; Casey Allen, sophomore midfielder; Meredith Ross, freshman forward.
Harriton - Lily Furcht, junior left defender; Haley Morris, sophomore right defender.
Haverford High - Courtney Dougherty, senior defender; Sophy Maute, junior midfielder.
Lower Merion — Katharine Kelly, junior left back; Devon Scharf, junior goalie.
Merion Mercy Academy — Lauren Thomas, sophomore goalie; Olivia Nostrant, senior forward.
Radnor — Katie Quinn, sophomore attack; Katie Jordan, junior midfielder.
Sacred Heart — Natalie Hrabrick, senior goalie; Maureen Fitzpatrick, senior forward.
Shipley — Madison Tucker, junior sweeper/center back.
Villa Maria Academy — Morgan Bosken, senior forward.