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US Lacrosse South Florida Team Named for National Championships

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .
  Congratulations to the girls who will represent the US Lacrosse South Florida National Team at Yale University May 26-28 for the Women’s National Tournament.  The girls are coached by Mike Skonieczki, Head Coach of St. Andrews, Eileen Pliske, Head Coach of Pine Crest and former Wellington High School and Cornell great, Claire Poza.  Based on last year’s success, they were placed in Pool A of the Tuscarora Division and will open up against Northern California, Philadelphia and D.C.-Metro. Coach Skonieczki noted “This is the 85th Year for the US Lacrosse National Tournament. It’s the oldest tournament in all of Girls Lacrosse! Last year, we went 4-0 and won the division tournament. I was very proud last year at Lehigh University.  This year, we probably have a faster and more athletic team. This is a highly talented group and this can be a special team in my mind.”     The following girls were selected:   Erin Bakes – Ransom Everglades Jenna Byrne – Benjamin School Allegra Catalano – Am. Heritage Delray Kelly Denes – Cardinal Newman Molly Erneston – The Kings Academy Bridget Funk – Vero Beach High School Kylie Kempe – Benjamin School Megan Mangines – Am. Heritage Delray Kaitlyn Michaud –  St. Thomas Aquinas Taylor Mullen – St. Andrews Chloe Provenzano – Am. Heritage Delray Ellie Riegner – St. Thomas Aquinas Sophia Savaglio – St. Thomas Aquinas Ali Savidge – Benjamin School Tara Schecter – Pine Crest Kennady Smith – Pine Crest Caroline Stefans – St. Thomas Aquinas Caarly Steinlauf – St. Thomas Aquinas Katelyn Trainor – St. John Paul II Ashley Turner – Benjamin School Caitlyn Wurzburger – Am. Heritage Delray Kristen Zenor – Am. Heritage Delray     Here are the Girls’ college commitments at this point:   Tara Shecter – Princeton University Caitlyn Wurzburger – Syracuse University Allegera Catalano – Louisville University Kylie Kempe – Johns Hopkins Carly Steinlauf – Johns Hopkins Jenna Byrne – Rutgers University Ashley Turner – Ohio State University Kennady Smith – Boston University Molly Erneston – Ohio State University Kristen Zenor – Fresno State Katie Trainor – Fresno State Taylor Mullen – University of Vermont Erin Bakes – University of Southern California     Some of the chosen players gave us a comment!   “I’m honored to play on the South Florida national team this year and to be able to represent the area of south Florida that I have grown up in. I cannot wait to play with this incredibly talented group of girls and to be coached by Coach Pliske and Coach Skonieczki” – Caitlyn Wurzburger It’s such an honor to be selected for this team for my third year. It’s definitely one of my favorite tournaments! I’m so excited for this year because I think that the group is very talented and very strong and I think that we will be very successful!” – Tara Shecter “This is such a great group of girls. I played on the team last year that went 4-0 and I can’t wait for this year at Yale University coming up in 3 weeks! It’s an overall phenomenal experience at the US National Tournament” – Carly Steinlauf   Good luck girls!  Continue Florida’s march to the nation’s elite!