Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Sports Previews begin - Girls LaCrosse

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

For Girls LaCrosse, Catholic Memorial participates in a co-op with the three Waukesha public high schools.

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING PREVIEW 

WAUKESHA Girls Lacrosse


Coach:
 Bill Paquin, first season
Conference: Classic 8 
2013: 2-16 overall, 1-13 conference (last out of eight teams) 

Athletes to watch: West junior Lauren Paquin (35 goals, secondteam all-conference), Catholic Memorial senior Michaela Hoffman (14 goals, honorable mention all-conference),West senior Claire Perreault (honorable mention all-conference) 

Other returning letterwinners:Catholic Memorial senior Kali Boemer; North senior Haley Lehr; South seniors April Larsen, Brooklyn Larsen and Madison Simon; Catholic Memorial junior Tara Hoffman; West juniors Camille Seghesio and Julianna Dodd 

Newcomers: West juniors Ashley Solberg, Carlea Hunter, Julianna Koenig, Kendall Urban and Lynnie Lindblom; South sophomore Amber Nareski; West sophomores Jessica Brown and Kariss Keller; Catholic Memorial freshmen Catherine Raster and Maura Hoffman; North freshman Hannah Albert; South freshman Maliya Lopez; and West freshmen Alyssa Graves and Gabrielle Glesner 

Key graduation losses: defender Emily Engdahl, attack Amy Leach and midfielder Leah Katzung 

Outlook:
 “Early indications are that we will be improved and more competitive on the field,” Paquin said.“We were able to implement an offseason program that allowed our players the opportunity to work on their basic skills one day a week from mid-September until the beginning of the season. With 10 girls on this year’s team who have never played lacrosse, this was particularly valuable for them. This has allowed us to focus more on implementing our offensive and defensive philosophies and schemes early on in practice instead of spending all of our practice time on learning how to throw and catch the ball. Our team will be more athletic as the majority of our players participate in multiple sports. Our improved athleticism should allow us to do some things that we were not able to do last year, and this should translate into better competitiveness and more wins.We are still working on building the program. Our youth girls program is in its second year. As that program continues to grow, we will reap those benefits at the high school level.”

Coach Paquin’s conference favorites:
 Arrowhead, University School of Milwaukee, Brookfield, Mukwonago 

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