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2023 Girls Lacrosse Preview: Southern Lehigh Spartans

Head Coach: Eric Tesche, 1st season (2yrs varsity assist)

Assistant Coaches:
Lindsay Clinton goalies/assistant
Alise Downey defense/assistant
Laurissa Kashmer JV Head coach
Cara Keating offense/volunteer assistant

Sport: Lacrosse (G)

Team Name: Southern Lehigh Spartans

League: Independent

2022 Record: 18-3

Key Players Lost:
Iris Gluck/M
Riley MacIntosh/M
Sophia Hoyer/G
Julia Kashmer/D

Key Returning Players:
Reese MacIntosh/Jr/M Lehigh Valley POY, 110G 44A, 154 PTS “Dynamic, athletic midfielder. On pace to beat local scoring records. Makes plays all over the field. UMBC commit”

Jessica Mantz/Sr/A all area team, 30G 22A 52Pts “Multi-year starter, experienced leader. Smart, shifty, excellent stick skills. Widener Univ commit”

Olivia Hafler/Sr/A all area team, 38G 6A 44Pts “Multi-year starter. Tall, long, athletic attacker. Strong shot. Aggressive on the ride”

Sara Tesche/Jr/M/D/Draw all area team “Multi-year starter. Experienced leader. Strong on the draw. Good communicator and great lax IQ”

Jillian VandeBunte/Sr/D “Tall, athletic, fast defender. Excellent in transition. Creates turnovers, good stick”

Piper Gluck/So/A 15G 7A 22Pts “Excellent athlete. Tall and fast. Good stick skills and aggressive on the ride”

Lauren Woods/Sr/D “Great athlete. Feisty, scrappy, physical defender”

Madeline Terefenko/So/A “Tall attacker. Fast and athletic”

Scarlett Kashmer/So/A “Smart player. Good lax IQ”

Leah Alderfer/Jr/G “Aggressive goalie. Good hand-eye coordination”

Key Newcomers:
Cassidy Clausnitzer/F/M
Lauren Miller/F/A
Madison Camden/So/G
Sierra Giannattasio/So/D/A

2023 Outlook: “While we lose 4 key players and leaders from last years team, we do return 8 starters (four of whom were named All-area players). Those four are also multi-year starters on back-to-back District Champion teams with a ton of high school and club lacrosse experience. Our core group has played together for a long time and we will count on their leadership to help us reach our goals. We have some talented, athletic, young players that will be counted on to contribute significantly.”

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