“This group of girls plays off of each other’s strengths very well,” Lee said of her team. “They work together as if they have been playing together for years.”
Reservoir is playing in Howard’s Karl Wolf Tournament April 19.
Coach: Kelly (Berger) Rabil (second year)
2013 record: 9-2 county, 12-4 overall
Top players: Seniors Jenna Collins (MF), Julia Collins (MF) and Emily Marlatt (D); junior Emily Hamburger (A).
The tweet: Led by the Collins twins, River Hill’s strength is its athleticism.
The team has eight starters back from 2013, when the Hawks finished third in the county. It’s possible they can advance another rung on the ladder this year.
“Our team is a younger group with great experience at the top to lead and tremendous athleticism,” said coach Kelly Rabil. “Although we do not have an abundance of seniors, they are a strong group with great leadership and skill. They know what it takes to win and are proud of their teammates. This group is a hard working bunch ready to improve everyday and grow the program each day stronger and stronger.”
Expect both Collins girls and Hamburger to bury their shots in the back of the net. The Hawks will need to develop another scoring threat or two.
River Hill is playing in the Mount de Sales tournament during spring break.
Coach: Davia Procida (third year)
2013 record: 4-7 county, 7-9 overall
Top players: Seniors Grayson Corbett (MF) and Becca Riley (D); sophomore Kate Glaros (MF); freshman Jenna Oler (GK).
The tweet: Coach Davia Procida’s enthusiasm for lacrosse is contagious. The Wildecats have the largest team (22 players) since she has been coaching there.
With five seniors, 10 juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen, the future looks good.
The Wildecats have eight returning starters, but 2013 goalie Lauren Hutchinson is moving out of the goal circle to play field defense.
Corbett is a prolific scorer. Last spring she tied Wilde Lake’s record for goals in a game (12) and set the school record for goals in a season (86). To improve on those numbers and to help the team better its record, she is going to need help from her teammates because it’s a given that she will draw special defensive attention.
“Although Grayson still manages to find ways to score, we will look for other players to contribute as well,” Procida said.