Girls lacrosse previews for Dulaney, Hereford, Loch Raven and Towson [Pictures]
Hereford won the Baltimore County girls lacrosse championship last season, and Loch Raven captured a Class 2A/1A regional title before falling in the state semifinals. Dulaney was one game away from reaching the state's final four, and Towson was ousted in the first round of the regionals. Here's the outlook for the four teams this season.
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Towson's Maggie Schneidereith, right, returns for the Generals.( File photo/2013 / April 12, 2013 )
Towson's 2013 record: 8-6. Coach Jamie Giffuni's quote: "This year, they are more battle-tested. They all know what the expectations are from me. I am not new like last year."
Breakdown: North Harford eliminated Towson in the first-round of the Class 3A playoffs. Sixteen returning players, including nine starters, give Giffuni optimism that the Generals can advance further. The goalie position is one of the team's biggest strengths with All-Baltimore County selection and junior Haley Hicklen.
Towson's defense should be solid. Seniors Audrey Chesser, Aria Williams, Nicole Demczuk and junior Abby Coccagna are back. Sophomore attacker Maggie Schneidereith (21 goals, 18 assists), senior midfielder Madeline Tribbe (12, 10) and junior attacker Hope Lockwood spark the offense. Senior attacker Casey Ryan and senior midfielder Aylish Ptak should complement the trio.