Forecast 2017-18: Hudson Valley girls lacrosse

by Kevin Devaney Jr. on
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 12:20 AM

Updated Wed, Jul 19, 2017 11:04 PM
Forecast 2017-18: Hudson Valley girls lacrosse
Photo by Rob Heinemann

Forecast 2017-18: Hudson Valley girls lacrosse

3 Storylines to Watch in 2017-18

1. Is North Rockland building a dynasty? North Rockland is becoming a sectional championship staple in Class A in Section 1, winning back to back titles. They reached the state final four for the first time ever in 2016 and were beaten again in the semis last season by Middle Country of Long Island. With one of the best players in the section returning in Aleya Corretjer, the Red Raiders are favorites to three-peat.

2. Broncos moving on past heartache. Bronxville’s run through the state tournament ended in gut-wrenching fashion, falling in overtime to Skaneateles, 12-11, in the Class D championship. The Broncos will again be heavy favorites in Class D at the section level and, despite heavy losses to graduation, should have the opportunity to avenge that final defeat next June.

3. Life without Mager at Yorktown. Ellen Mager, the legendary Huskers girls lacrosse coach, stepped down after last year’s run to the state semifinal, leaving a significant void in one of Section 1’s most storied programs.

40 Players to Watch in Hudson Valley

Headlining the list of returning All-Americans in the region is Aleya Corretjer. The senior midfielder at North Rockland, who has committed to Pace University, posted 55 goals and 54 assists last season for the Section 1 Class A champions

Regarded as the best player ever at Brewster, expect big things next spring from Lauren Craft. The senior midfield headed to Penn State is coming off a season where she had 74 goals, 28 assists, 109 draws and 36 ground balls. A three-year starter, she has 179 career goals

Mackenzie Porter will play the final season of her six year varsity career as the goalie at Hen Hud. Porter, an All-American, has committed to Rutgers but will look to add to her total of over 700 career saves. She has 156 last season.

Among the most gifted players is Gianna New, who fights through heavy defensive pressure as the primary threat at Fox Lane. New accounted for 76 goals and 32 assists last season. She’ll play at Davidson

Mamaroneck returns standout midfielder Madeline Riordan, who posted 40 goals, 35 assists and 56 draw controls as a junior last season

More top players to watch:

Sadie Albert, Sr., Midfield, Harvey School

Allie Berkery, Sr., Midfield, Bronxville, committed to Northwestern

Cassie Budill, Sr., Midfield, Mamaroneck

Lucy Conway, Jr., Attack, Pelham

Grace Curran, Jr., Midfield, North Salem, committed to Rutgers

Ellie Dailey, Sr., Defense, Rye

Kaitlyn Daly, Sr., Midfield, Millbrook

Madelyn Deegan, Jr., Midifield, Outnam Valley

Danielle DiLorenzo, Sr., Attack, Arlington, University of Findlay

Jenna Donohue, Jr., Midfield, John Jay Cross River

Reilly Drab, Sr., Midfield Suffern, committed to University of Vermont

Mairead Durkin, Sr., Midfield, Albertus Magnus, committed to James Madison

Raphaela DaSilva, Sr., Valhalla

Eliz Fino, Soph., Attack, Highland

Elizabeth Fox, Sr., Midfield, North Rockland – Committed to James Madison

Ciara Frawley, Sr., Midfield, Yorktown

Lindsey Grotta, Jr., Midfield, Byram Hills

Kerri Gutenberger, Jr., Midfield, North Rockland – Committed to Marist

Danielle Heintz, Soph., Goalie, Brewster, committed to University of Colorado

LiliAnna Khorsrowshahi, Sr., Attack, Hackley

Abby Leone, Sr., Midfield, White Plains

Bree Losito, Sr., Harrison

Teagan Lucchese, Sr., Midfield, Somers, committed to Drexel

Julia Mancini, Jr., Attack, White Plains

Emily Mahland, Sr., Mamaroneck

Mia Mascone, Jr., Midfield, Irvington

Kelsey McCrudden, Sr., Lakeland/Panas

Jenna McPherson, Jr., Defense, Yorktown

Margaret Mitchell, Sr., Midfield, Rye, committed to Holy Cross

Ellen O’Callaghan, Sr., Midfield, Yorktown

Cara O’Reilly, Jr., Attack, John Jay Cross River, uncommitted

Jacklyn Ohillips, Jr., Putnam Valley

Grace Randall, Sr., Defense, Bronxville

Caroline Raymond, Sr., Midfield, Mahopac, committed to West Point

Amanda Squillini, Sr., Defense, North Rockland

Olivia Valdes, Sr., Midfield, Irvington

Allie Vangas, Sr., Attack/Midfield, Cornwall

Lydia Werlau, Sr., Attack, North Salem, Sacred Heart University

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