Girls Lacrosse: Player of the Week No. 2

Springfield's Emily Santana had a big week for the Cougars to help them start out 2-0 in league play. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILLYLACROSSE.COM

Springfield’s Emily Santana had a big week for the Cougars to help them start out 2-0 in league play.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILLYLACROSSE.COM

From last week…

Bonus points will be given for quality of competition. Additionally, there will be two categories for me to divide this into. Central League and everybody else. However, Conestoga, Lower Merion and Harriton are still ineligible because of, well, you know by now. That way, it makes for a fairly easy to distinguish dividing lines. Consideration is given basically off of the stats reported to the Daily Times. If you’re a defender or defensive midfielder, this does not favor you unless your coach reports that you played out of your mind. Such is life. I won’t forget about those girls when it comes time for All-Delco. Don’t worry about that. Away we go…

Central League Player of the Week 

(April 1-7)

Emily Santana, M, Springfield – Yeah, another Springfield player. I don’t do this on purpose, I swear. Santana had an awesome week, though. She scored three goals, including the game-winner with 16 seconds to go, to help the Cougars knock off Strath Haven, 11-10. That came after she fired in a hat trick to send Springfield past Harriton, 11-8.

Central League Honorable Mention

Julia McGrath, M, Garnet Valley – McGrath had two goals and an assist in a double overtime loss to Radnor, then put together a career-high five points in a 15-10 win over West Chester East. The speedster has added an offensive dimension to her game and it’s showing already.

Annemarie Cericola, M. Ridley – Cericola had four goals to send the host Green Raiders past Avon Grove, 13-5, at the Relentless Cup at Ridley Saturday and also had a pair of goals in a close loss to Haverford.

Abby Junior, D, Radnor – Junior and partner in crime Lyndsey Britton have been defensive rocks for the Red Raiders. This week, it was Junior who was at her best with three ground balls and three caused turnovers in the double OT win over Garnet Valley.

Inter-Ac/Catholic League/Ches-Mont/Bicentennial/Independent Player of the Week

Taryn Deck, A, Archbishop Carroll – Deck seems to be adapting just fine to the Patriots since transferring from Radnor for her senior year. She had five goals and an assist against St. Hubert’s and continued to lead the offense with three goals and an assist in a loss to Milton before scoring three goals in a loss to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes.

Inter-Ac/Catholic League/Ches-Mont/Bicentennial/Independent Honorable Mention

Taryn Gallagher, M. Episcopal Academy – Gallagher was consistent this week with two goals and two assists in a win over Agnes Irwin, then two and one in a win over Downingtown East. EA’s offense is a balanced one, but it seems to work best when Gallagher is doing big things.

Sami Barnett, M. Interboro – The Bucs lost, 16-11, to Cardinal O’Hara, but that didn’t stop Barnett from snapping home six goals. Safe to say that Interboro will need that today when it takes on rival Chichester.

Chelsea Fox, M. Cardinal O’Hara – Fox scored early and often against Interboro with four goals and four assists, then had three goals and a pair of assists in a rout of Conwell-Egan. Can she keep that going today against Archbishop Carroll?

– MATT CHANDIK

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