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2022 Girls Lacrosse Preview: Northwestern Lehigh Tigers HS

Head Coach: Bridget Cerciello – first season (Saint Joseph’s University Lacrosse 2021)

Assistant Coaches:
Steph Falcone, Assistant (Wagner College Lacrosse 2020)
David Kerschner, Assistant

Sport: Lacrosse (G)

Team Name: Northwestern Lehigh Tigers

League: Independent

2021 Record: 4-14

Key Players Lost:
Alexa Bleam (Midfield)
Ali Lister (Midfield/Defense)
Bailey Scheffler (Defense)
Charlotte Horn (Defense)
Reagan Hernandez (Defense)
Tess Ledeboer (Midfield/Defense)

Key Returning Players:

Emilee Schultz, Senior, Attack, 8 goals, 6 assists (King’s College Commit)

“Emilee was an integral part of last season’s offense and will continue to be this season. Her aggressiveness, skill and work ethic will make her hard to defend in our offensive zone. Her leadership will be a key driver of our offense. She’s hard-working, dedicated, and always gives 100%. She will continue her lacrosse career at King’s College in the fall of 2022.”

Sarah Schultz, Senior, Attack, 15 goals, 2 assists (King’s College Commit)

“Sarah was a key contributor to our attack in 2021 and we will continue to look to her to create offense this season. Her speed, agility and skill will pose a threat to opposing team’s defenses, and her leadership will help to guide our offensive movement. She finishes out every play, hustles, and is extremely committed. She will continue her lacrosse career at King’s College in the fall of 2022.”

Ava Collins, Junior, Attack, 43 goals, 12 assists

“Ava was our leading scorer in 2021 and will be a force to be reckon with in the coming season. With her skill, IQ, and leadership, we will look to Ava as a playmaker in 2022. Her athleticism and ability to dodge from any angle makes her extremely dangerous to opposing teams. She has a great right and left hand, is a vocal leader, and gives 100% all over the field.”

Claire Costa, Junior, Midfield, 14 goals, 7 assists

“Claire is a speedy, agile midfielder who will contribute on both ends of the field in the coming season. Her impact will be felt all over the field, from the draw, to transition, and in both the offensive and defensive zones. With the loss of key defenders, we will look to Claire to be a leader on the defensive end, while still converting on the offensive end. She’s fast, athletic, and a hard worker who’s always looking to bear an influence on the field.”

Gabrielle Gober, Junior, Goalie, 141 saves

“Gabby is a vocal, skilled goalkeeper who holds down our defense. Her experience in the cage makes her an incredible leader on the defensive end. When she’s not stepping up to make saves, she’s directing our defenders and guiding slides and movement. With the loss of key defenders, Gabby will be the foundation of our defense. She’s positive, loud and ready to make an impact.”

Daniella Lister, Junior, Midfield, 2 assists

“Dani is fast, shifty and hustles all over the field. She’s able to jump into any position and make an impact. With her stick skills, speed, and tenacity, we will look to her to contribute on our defensive end and heavily in the transition. She’s hard-working, dedicated, and able to learn quickly.”

Alexis Vennera, Junior, Midfield, 13 goals, 10 assists

“Lexi is speedy and aggressive. With the stick skills to match her athleticism, Lexi is another player whose impact will be felt all over the field. She will be a key contributor to our attack with her ability to create offense and convert on opportunities. Her agility will also be advantageous on the defensive end, on the draw, and in transition. She has a great work ethic, is eager to learn, and adjusts quickly.”

Key Newcomers:
Nicole Landes, Senior Defense
Olivia Silfies, Senior Midfield
Reese Hausman, Junior Defense
Bethany McDonald, Junior Midfield
Kaelin Popp, Junior Midfield
Kiersten Shupp, Junior Attack
Emma Yanders, Sophomore Attack
Olivia Costa, Freshman Midfield
Sydney Wright, Freshman Midfield

2022 Outlook: “With a new coaching staff, players in different roles and additions from impactful newcomers, we will see a new Northwestern Lehigh lacrosse team this season. We have tremendous leadership and experience on our offensive end which will help to drive this team’s success. We will look to new players to fill roles in our defensive end, but with our athleticism, speed, eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard, we will be a team to watch this season.”

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