"She (Lucy) has the artistic brain and the athletic brain, and it's not very often you see them together," said Jenny, who rode horses when she was young but never played lacrosse at Dulaney.

Identical siblings Lucy and Jamie also show a mischievous side occasionally, tricking their friends or teachers in the process.

"April Fool's Day is our holiday," said Jamie, who recalled switching seats for a day to surprise a teacher who couldn't tell she and Lucy apart.

That ploy worked in kindergarten, too.

"We switched classrooms and they didn't find out all day," Lucy said. "Some of our friends didn't even figure it out."

Coaches, except for dad, face the same problem.

"Our coaches don't know the difference between us," Lucy said.

"They have to wear their goggles or I can't tell them apart," said first-year Towson High coach Jamie Giffuni.

She knew the look-a-likes had strong enough skills to join Maggie and freshman midfielder Catherine Della Santina on the varsity as a promising freshmen foursome.

Maggie showed she can excel at that level when she scored four goals and added five assists in the Generals' 19-13 triumph over Franklin on April 12.

A competitive desire to get on the field for more playing time drives Maggie.

After a preseason scrimmage in which she saw little action, she went home and practiced in the back yard for so long the family dog, a female Charlie, even gave up chasing the ball.

"She was out there for an hour and half after lunch and an hour and a half before dinner," Jenny said. "She was just bound and determined, because there is a strong desire to get on that field. (Not playing in the scrimmage) was a very humbling experience."

Help along the way

Maggie says the coaches, like her dad and club coach Greg Danto, an assistant coach at Mount Hebron High, in Howard County, have taught her other methods to excel on the field.

"He (Danto) has helped me so much." said Maggie, who is right-handed like her sisters, but plays mostly left-handed. "I wasn't really much of a feeder on attack, I would just go to goal and he's made me more of a feeder and all-around player."

Georgia, the junior varsity goalie, wants to be a more complete goalie and has benefited under the tutelage of senior varsity goalie Haley Hicklen, who will play at the University of Florida next season.

"You can't put a price tag on that, to have Haley there to work with her is just amazing," Jenny said.

Georgia knew from the start she would be playing junior varsity, which is what she wanted.

"I will get a lot more playing time than if I was on varsity, so it is more of an experience," she said.

Playing in the goal wasn't always a pleasant experience for Georgia at Ridgely Middle School.

"I liked it, but I didn't know if I really liked it, and I kind of went through a rough patch," Georgia said.

Thanks to the support of her sisters, she decided to stay with the family lacrosse game plan.

"I was like, 'I love this sport and I never want to stop playing.'" she said. "It was an eye-opener, and I want to keep playing all through college if I get a chance."