The goal of South Jersey Select Lacrosse is to offer student athletes throughout Southern New Jersey the opportunity to improve their skills, awareness, and athleticism. This will be accomplished thru clinics, camps, and summer showcase tournaments.
This Halloween themed, fun event is for 3rd – 8th graders. The fast-paced Queen of the Graveyard format, where games are played in the critical scoring area, is just what your teams need to focus on in the fall.
Spooky Stix is open to all players in the following divisions: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th & 7th/8th. There is a maximum of 12 players per team (minimum 10). Games will be 8 v 8, including GKs.
All teams are encouraged to get in the spirit of the day and come in costume. Prizes will be awarded for Best Team and Individual costume. Champions of each division are also in for a treat.
Here is another installment of our SJS alums competing and having success on the collegiate level. This is a partial list of all of our girls who are doing so well.
Mekayla Montgomery (Rancocas Valley) had a great week recently at her new school, William Smith, a top 20 D3 program. The oldest of four M's to play for SJS, Mekayla was player of the week from her midfield defender position.
Khaia Baranowski, Camden Catholic, continues to split time in the goal cage for Villanova University.
Kiera Dalmass, Moorestown, has started every game on defense for the UCONN women's lax team.
Rachel Ceplo (Delran) has had a great career and is a two year captain for her LaSalle University team as a midfielder.
Brittany Wright, Moorestown, continues to get more playing time as a frosh defender on her Richmond Spider team.
Samantha Mehalick (North Brunswick) is the leading scorer for Marist University.
Moorestown alums Julia Bolte fed Tristan McGinley with the overtime, game winning goal as Virginia Tech defeated Syracuse 15-14.
Here is another PARTIAL list of our SJS alums doing great things on college campuses all around the country. We will continue to give you updates each week for our SJS alums during the current season.
The Jacksonville University Dolphins are led on defense by Delran native McKenzie Groark, a senior starter for four years. Sophomore Genie Santarpio recently had four goals, while her Moorestown HS teammate Olivia Alvarez chipped in with a goal and two assists on attack in their last game vs Central Connecticut.
Senior Noelle Smith (Moorestown Friends) continues to shine on defense for Haverford and rival D3 program Franklin and Marshall sophomore attacker Clare Monaghan (Bishop Eustace) is a starting attacker.
Out on the East coast, Lenape junior Shannon Gallagher continues to be a mainstay for San Diego State University on defense. Another Lenape grad, Duquesne University frosh midfielder Carlee Braverman is excelling in the midfield with 11 goals and 18 draw controls.
The Virginia Tech Hokies got a monster game against Delaware from Moorestown grads Julia Bolte 4 goals and 3 assists and Tristan McGinley, 13 draw controls and 3 goals.
We are fortunate to have so many SJS alums doing well at their respective colleges and universities. If you have any additional info on players, feel free to alert us of their progress on and off the field.
D3's # 1 ranked team, Gettysburg, is led by Shawnee's Liza Barr, one of their leading scorers. Barr and her Bullets will be taking on # 2 ranked TCNJ in the next couple of weeks. The Lions are led by Miranda Chrone (Moorestown) in goal and backed up by Ali Natalicchio (New Egypt). Chrone recently had 9 saves against Dickinson. Kristin Biche (Bishop Eustace) is getting playing time in the midfield and freshmen Avery Sweeney (Rancocas Valley) is a starting defender.
Catholic, the # 19 ranked D3 program is bolstered on defense by starters and Shawnee alums, Erin Dugan and Alyssa Bishop and midfielder Ally Chriscuolo (Bishop Eustace) who is a starting midfielder.
On the D1 level, Vanderbilt is off to a 5-2 start and led by Captains Kayla Pruitt and Melanie Becker. The attacker and midfielder are both from Moorestown as is starting defender Frankie Angeleri. Becker was recently acknowledged by Head Coach Cathy Swezey as "one of the best midfielders she has ever coached." Moorestown sisters Jess and Nicki Dadino are also Commodores. Jess is unfortunatly out with and ACL injury and freshmen Nicki is a reserve defender. Shawnee grad Lily Argyle is getting quality minutes in the goal circle and Gabby Fornia (Lenape) is a productive starting attacker who recently was voted Freshmen player of the week.
Last week we listed our Rutgers players and inadvertantly left out starting defender Jenna Martinelli of Moorestown, who recently had three groundballs against # 3 ranked JMU. Samantha Scarpello of Seneca is a reserve defender.
The 2018 college lacrosse season has proven to be an amazing year for our SJS alums. So many of our former players (some current SJS coaches) are doing amazing things for their respective college lacrosse teams.
Sierra Slack (Eastern) recently became Occidental College's all time scoring leader with a 7 goal performance. Sierra has started all 57 games in her career for the D3 program in California.
Marie McCool (Moorestown) scored the game winning goal versus Maryland for North Carolina and is on the Tewaraaton list as the top player in the country. Her teammate, Gianna Bowe (Clearview) starts alongside her in the midfield.
Adrianna Pendino is Michigan's leading scorer and Maggie Handlan has started all of Michigan's games on defense. Both are former Moorestown players.
Rutgers 3-2 start is being led by goalie Devon Kearns (Cherokee), defender and Captain Christine Dilullo (Cherokee) and Abbey Brooks (Moorestown) on attack.
Tristan McGinley (Moorestown) is the leading scorer and Captain of the Virginia Tech lacrosse program that also has Julia Bolte (Moorestown) as a starting attacker.
Lehigh is being led by Captain Kierstyn Voiro (Moorestown) and leading scorer Courtney Henig (Notre Dame).
This is a just a partial list of all the former SJS players that are contributing to their teams. Please celebrate all our girls and check them out on their respective websites. You can also follow college results on www.laxpower.com and www.phillylacrosse.com
Congratulations to SJS alums -- Brittany Read (Louisville/Oregon, Eastern HS) and Marie McCool (UNC, Moorestown HS) who were recently drafted to play for Philly Force. Brittany was a 1st round pick and Marie was selected 7th overall in the 2nd round. Michelle Tumolo also plays for Philly Force.
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