Moorestown High School Girls Lacrosse Team

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SJ Defender of the Year: Maggie Handlan
SJ Midfielder of the Year: Quinn Nicolai

Congratulations to Marie McCool UNC/Moorestown '14 for making the 36 member US Team. Way to make us all proud Marie!


Moorestown finished the 2015 season ranked #25 in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine National rankings, the lowest finish in 19 years.

Congrats to Melanie Becker, Maggie Handlan and Adriana Pendino on being named captains for 2015.

Moorestown # 1 Congratulations to the Moorestown Quakers, voted 2014 Public School National Champions by Brine/Top Lax lists Moorestown # 3 in it's final poll, # 2 in the coach's poll and # 1 Public School in the nation for 2014.
Student Sports FAB 50 lists Moorestown # 2 in it's final National Poll.

Congratulations to Marie McCool voted 2014 NJ Player of the Year two years running!

Congrats to Marie and Maggie Handlan, voted 2014 South Jersey Midfielder and Defensive Players of the Year!

Congratulations to Head Coach Deanna Knobloch on being voted the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Award presented by MaxPreps!
Coach Knobloch was the only lacrosse coach recipient nationally.

Congratulations to Deanna Knobloch on being selected Woman of the Year by the
NJ Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women during the National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Moorestown finished # 1 in the 2013 national computer rankings, ahead of McDonogh, SSSA and St. Anthony's.
Congratulations to the Moorestown Quakers, the # 1 ranked Public High School in the country as rated by!!! has Moorestown ranked # 2 in it's final national rankings of 2013. has Moorestown ranked # 2 overall as they finished second behind McDonogh. ranked Moorestown # 1 for the second straight season, edging out Harriton, the Pa. State Champion.
Nike/Lacrosse Magazine's final national ranking for 2013 has Moorestown at # 5.

Congratulations to Junior Midfielder Marie McCool, named 2013 NJ Player of the Year and BCT POY.
Congratulations to Senior Defender Megan Kelly, named 2013 Philladelphia Inquirer and Courier Post Player of the Year.

Congratulations to Head Coach Deanna Knobloch for being voted the 2012 National Lacrosse Coach of The Year by the NFHS.

Lacrosse Magazine's August issue, ESPN Rise, LaxPower, Inside Lacrosse Magazine and MaxPrep all named Moorestown the # 2 team in their final 2012 top 25 national poll.

Moorestown finished in the # 2 and # 1 spot in the 2013 National Rankings making this the 14th consecutive year finishing in the country's top ten. The only team to ever achieve this honor.


Bridget Bianco, AC - Richmond
Taylor Chumney, AC - UNC
Kateri Linville, HC - Delaware
Denise Wescott, HC - Monmouth
Chelsea Gamble, AC - Stanford
Katrina Martinelli AC - Wagner
Megan Nutter, AC - St. Leo
Cathy Swezey, HC - Vanderbilt
Elizabeth Weber, HC - Manhattan

High School Coaches:

Courtney Legath Darling, Moorestown HS
Sara Shelley, Rancocas Valley HS
Xan Weitzel, HC - Acad. of Notre Dame, Pa
Lyndsay Lauer - Haddon Twp.
Colleen Dalon Hancox - West Windsor PS
Kristen McAfee - Gerstell Academy, Md.

Moorestown is the winningest lacrosse program in the nation over the last 15 years. The girls have won over 95% of their games. There are over 3,000 high school sanctioned girls teams playing lacrosse in the US, having just passed field hockey in total numbers.

In the last 17 years, the girls program has finished # 12, # 5, # 1, # 1, # 3, # 2, # 3, # 2, # 4, # 5, # 7, # 5, # 10, # 2, # 2, # 2 and # 18 nationally in consecutive seasons, including three straight years (2012, '13, '14) being recognized as the nation's # 1 Public School.
By the numbers
From 2000 until 5/24/10 Moorestown won 228 straight games versus N.J. teams.

The Quakers won ten (X) straight Tournament of Champions titles from 2000-2009 and 19 overall since the tournament started in 1976.

Moorestown played in 12 straight NJ State TOC title games, a feat never accomplished in any sport. MGLAX has played in 16 of the last 17 TOCs, winning 13. **The TOC winner is the true state champion regardless of school size. Recently, the NJSIAA has crowned four Group Champions who play for the TOC crown. Prior to this, the state crowned North and South A and B Champions, large and small schools respectively who played down to one final champion. Preceeding 2003, the NJ State Champion won every game regardless of school size and seedings were done purely by record. All have been acknowleded as the TOC Champion.

From 2000 to present, Moorestown is 367-18.
Coach Knobloch's record in her 23rd year stands at 496-33-4, the most coaching victories in NJ history.

Congrats to the following girls on their lacrosse commitments to their respective colleges. As of 6/09/15.

Verbal Commits 2016:

Olivia Alvarez - James Madison
Jessie Britton - Bucknell
Julia Bolte - Oregon
Claire D'Antonio - Delaware
Charlotte Elwell - Cal Davis
Lawson Hayes - Norwich
Christine Kirmsee - Catholic
Jenna Martinelli - Virginia Tech
Annika Nissen - Colorado
Allison Rorhbach - Wagner
Genie Santarpio - Jacksonville

Verbal Commits 2015:

Melanie Becker - Vanderbilt
Courtney Bodine - LaSalle
Abbey Brooks - Rutgers
Jess Button - Holy Cross
Miranda Chrone - TCNJ
Abbey Cooper - Catholic
Keira Dalmass - Connecticut
Kristen Gorman - Moravian
Maggie Handlan - Michigan
Alex O'Donnell - Brown
Adriana Pendino - Michigan
Skye Slater - York
Emily Troy - Gettysburg

2014 Commits:

Frankie Angeleri - Vanderbilt
Jess Dadino - Vanderbilt
Sydney Dalmass - Michigan
Anne Keim - Delaware
Lauren Martinelli - Fairfield
Marie McCool - UNC
Tristan McGinley - Virginia Tech
Kayla Pruitt - Vanderbilt
Kierstyn Voiro - Lehigh

2013 commits:

Megan Bianco - Marquette
Mary Flick - William and Mary
Gabby Frank - Franklin & Marshall
Alicia Geiter - Coastal Carolina
Shannon Keeler - Gettysburg
Megan Kelly - UPenn
Margaret Nissen - Rutgers
Maura Talvacchia - Presbyterian
Amanda Zajac - Brown

2012 commits:

Emily Cooper - Chestnut Hill
Amanda Currell - Rutgers
Haleigh Dalmass - USC
Lindsay Goldblatt - Colgate
Elizabeth Johnson - Lehigh
Nikki McMonagle - Rutgers
Marissa Randazzo - Fairfield
Carly Taglienti - Washington & Lee
Steph Toy - Notre Dame

Christian Acker - Longwood
Bridget Bianco - Northwestern
Rachel Emerson - Rowan
Sheri Fauvell - Marist
Nicole Laitner - Catholic
Erin McAfee - Penn State
Nikki Shapiro - Villanova
Pinky Schneider - Widener


Amanda Ayers - Bucknell
Jenna Dougherty - William & Mary
Brianne Jones - Santa Clara
Kate Keim - McDaniel
Katrina Martinelli - Rutgers
Claire MacDougall - Rutgers
Erika McCool - Oregon
Kelsey Miller - Rutgers
Loren Pruitt - Gettysburg
Paige Schlesinger - Colgate
Jenna Slowey - Fairfield
Mary Tokolish - McDaniel
Sarah Weber - Virginia (Field Hockey)


Sam Dalmass - Lafayette
Jenna Hildebrand - Florida
Alyssa Ogle - Duke
Karli Tobin - Jacksonville

Kelley Bartlett, Richmond Univ.
Winnie Call, Yale Univ.
Bridget Callahan, Penn State Univ.
Kelly Corcoran, Catholic Univ.
Jen Linder, Washington & Lee
Lindsay Lauer, College of N.J.
Morgan Miller, Lehigh Univ.
Kristen McAfee, Maryland (soccer and lacrosse)
Annie McGinley, Rutgers Univ.
Julianna Toscani, Penn State
Sasha Teubens, Centenary Coll.
Virginia Weber, Loyola Univ.

Erin Bigley, George Mason U.
Brooke Bohling, U. Of Cal-Berkeley
Taylor Chumney, U. of North Carolina
Chelsea Gamble, George Mason U.
Giulia Giordano, Univ. Of Penn.
Kate Korson, American Univ.
Gracia Sporer, St. Josephs Univ.

Alexis Brennan, Univ. of Richmond
Brooke Cantwell, Rutgers Univ.
Jess Davis, Rutgers Univ.
Shawn Evans, Monmouth Univ.
Kelsey Honeyford, George Washington Univ.
Jen Ingalls, Lehigh Univ.
Lauren McAfee, Towson Univ.
Erika Page, Rutgers Univ.
Blair Santaspirt, Notre Dame
Xan Weitzel, Boston Univ.

2015 Season Schedule & to-date Stats     20 - 4 - 0
Day / Date / Time / Location OpponentResults
Wed. Mar. 25 3:45PM Home Bishop Eustace 19 - 4 W Moorestown opened the 2015 season with a 19-4 win over the Crusaders of Bishop Eustace. Melanie Becker, Alex O'Donnell, Adriana Pendino and Quinn Nicolai each had three goals to pace the attack.
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Sat. Mar. 28 1:00PM Home Mt. Lakes 5 - 3 W Moorestown jumped out to a 5-1 halftime lead over the Lakers of Mt. Lakes and held on to win behind their defense 5-3 as the visitors possessed the ball for 80% of the second half. It was Moorestown's 79th consecutive victory.
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Mon. Mar. 30 3:45PM Home Rancocas Valley 20 - 2 W Moorestown defeated the Red Devils 20-2 and played the entire varsity roster, 29 girls. It was the Quakers 80th consecutive victory.
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Tue. Mar. 31 6:00PM Away Rumson Fair Haven 8 - 6 W Moorestown made the 90 minute trek to Rumson and came away with an incredibly hard fought win over the Dawgs 8-6. The intensity of the game had the makings of the Tournament of Champions playoffs.
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Mon. Apr. 06 4:00PM Home Montclair 17 - 9 W Moorestown defeated North Jersey foe Montclair 17-9 to extend their streak to 82 straight wins, which ties the state record for consecutive wins owned by Moorestown. That streak was stopped back in 2003 to National #1 St. Stephens St. Agnes 6-5.
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Thu. Apr. 09 4:00PM Home Clearview 11 - 3 W On a cold, damp day, Moorestown defeated Clearview 11-3 and in so doing broke the NJ consecutive win streak record they held, which is now at 83.
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Tue. Apr. 14 4:00PM Away Hopewell Valley 17 - 5 W Moorestown came out slow in the first half in large part to losing the draw 8-3 but still led 6-4 at half. The second half saw the Quakers outscore Hopewell Valley 11-1.
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Thu. Apr. 16 3:45PM Away Shawnee 10 - 5 W Moorestown defeated the Renegades of Shawnee for the 23rd time over the last 24 games in Medford 10-5 to win their 85th consecutive game.
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Sat. Apr. 18 11:00AM Home Westfield 17 - 8 W Moorestown played their best offensive game of the year as they defeated the Blue Devils of Westfield 17-8 on Girls Lacrosse Youth Appreciation Day. The Quakers moved the ball and found open cutters throughout the game.
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Wed. Apr. 22 3:15PM Home Cherokee 17 - 7 W Moorestown pulled out a 17-7 victory over the Chiefs after falling behind 4-1. The Quakers took a good Cherokee team for granted and had to claw back from the deficit thru a first half of rain and wind.
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Thu. Apr. 23 4:00PM Home Glen Ridge 16 - 2 W Moorestown raced out to a 10-0 halftime lead and dominated all facets of the game in defeating Glen Ridge 16-2. Everyone on varsity (28 girls) received playing time.
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Sat. Apr. 25 1:00PM Away Ridgewood 10 - 11 L Ridgewood defeats Moorestown 11-10 in overtime to snap the the Quakers 88 game unbeaten streak.
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Mon. Apr. 27 3:45PM Home Lenape 16 - 11 W Moorestown beat the undefeated Indians of Lenape 16-11 in a battle of the top two teams in South Jersey.
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Thu. Apr. 30 4:00PM Away West Windsor Plainsboro North 17 - 1 W Moorestown defeated Mercer County foe West Windsor Plainsboro North, coached by former Moorestown assistant Beth Watov Serughetti 17-1. The Knights were missing some key players due to injury.
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Sat. May. 02 4:00PM Away Ridge 10 - 6 W Moorestown made the 90 minute trek north and came away with a strong victory over a very talented Ridge squad 10-6 after being down 3-1.
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Mon. May. 04 5:00PM Home Hunterdon Central 16 - 6 W Senior Recognition Day was a success as Moorestown jumped out to a 11-1 halftime lead en route to a 16-6 final as 30 girls got in to the game.
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Wed. May. 06 3:45PM Home Agnes Irwin, Pa. 7 - 8 L Moorestown lost to Agnes Irwin today 8-7. Sometimes effort can mask mistakes. Not today. Turnovers, Turnovers, Turnovers (10). Credit AI for showing poise in pulling out the win. This was the first home loss for Moorestown since 2010.
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Sat. May. 09 11:00AM Away Suffern, NY. 11 - 14 L Moorestown was defeated by the Suffern Mounties 14-11 after having to play more than half the game down a man on offense and defense. Absolutely incredible effort by the Quakers!
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Wed. May. 13 3:30PM Home Pennsauken
20 - 1 W First round of the NJ Group 3 playoffs for the # 1 seeded Quakers was a one sided affair as Moorestown won 20-1 over Pennsauken.
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Mon. May. 18 3:45PM Home Kingsway
19 - 3 W Moorestown played everyone and came away with a 19-3 second round playoff win over the Dragons of Kingsway.
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Thu. May. 21 3:45PM Home Wall Twp.
19 - 2 W Moorestown defeated Wall Twp. 19-2 to advance to the South Jersey Group 3 finals at home next Wednesday, May 27th. Thirty girls received varsity minutes in today's game.
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Wed. May. 27 3:45PM Home Notre Dame
17 - 4 W Moorestown defeated Notre Dame 17-4 in the senior's last home game to win the South Jersey Group 3 Championship.
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Sat. May. 30 10:00AM Away Morristown
17 - 4 W Moorestown played an impressive game today against North Jersey Group 3 Champ Morristown to win the overall NJ Group 3 Title 17-4. The Quakers will play Oak Knoll in the semis of the Tournament of Champions Wednesday at 3PM at Monmouth University.
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Wed. Jun. 03 3:00PM Away Oak Knoll
10 - 13 L Moorestown lost to Oak Knoll 13-10 and was ousted from the Tournament of Champions Semi Finals for the first time in 17 years.
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