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…
Inter-Ac/Catholic League/Ches-Mont/Bicentennial/Independent Player of the Week
Delaney Tuite, A, Notre Dame – Tuite had herself quite the week for the Irish, who went 2-1. That is if you consider a 14-goal, two-assist week to be pretty good. Tuite tossed in four goals and added an assist in a 21-9 destruction of Baldwin, had five and one in a 15-11 win over Agnes Irwin and added five goals in a 21-10 loss to Harriton. Looks like she’s heating up at the perfect time for ND.
Inter-Ac/Catholic League/Ches-Mont/Bicentennial/Independent Honorable Mention
Lindsey Reder, G, Episcopal Academy – The Churchmen’s senior goalie was sharp in a pair of Inter-Ac wins this week. She stoned 10 shots in a 14-8 win over Springside Chestnut Hill, but was even bigger in a 10-9 win over Germantown Academy by stopping eight shots in a game where every save carried more meaning.
Sami Barnett, M, Interboro – All Barnett did this week was pump home 15 goals and dish out three assists in a pair of wins over Academy Park and Chichester. She had seven goals and three assists to spur the Bucs past the rival Eagles, 18-6, and is undoubtedly the Del Val League’s premier player.
Kelly Monaghan, A, Bonner-Prendergast: Monaghan rang up a five-spot to lead the Pandas’ 19-1 Catholic League rout of Hallahan.
Central League Player of the Week
Amanda Case, M, Haverford – Oh, all Case did this week was match the school record for goals in a game with 10 snipes in a 16-15 win over Lower Merion. She holds that distinction with 2012 Daily Times Player of the Year Katrina Geiger, who’s a Loyola (Md.) freshman. Despite the fact that the Fords lost, 15-8, to Garnet Valley, Case still added two goals.
Central League Honorable Mention
Radnor’s defense: Getting one shutout in lacrosse is nearly impossible. Getting two – in the same week – is basically unheard of. That’s what the Red Raiders, led by defenders Abby Junior, Lyndsey Britton, Taylor Quinn and Brooke Pancoast, pulled off in routs of Upper Darby (11-0) and Ridley (14-0). When the chips are down in June, the team with the best defense usually has a way of rising to the top. Radnor’s proving that it’s a pretty darn good defensive team.
Caroline Nichols, M, Penncrest – Nichols was the Lions’ offense in a pair of lopsided losses. Against Garnet Valley, she scored three of the team’s four goals, while she provided all three goals in a loss to Springfield. Penncrest isn’t playing the way it would like to be, but Nichols has been a rock.
Ashley Pyle, A, Garnet Valley – Pyle’s shot and the back of the net got well-acquainted this week. The West Chester signee had four goals and two assists in a rout of Penncrest, then she followed that up with a hat trick and a helper to help the Jaguars tag Haverford with its first league loss.
– MATT CHANDIK