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ALL FOR ONE......and 14 ALL!

The 2015 preseason National Rankings are out and Moorestown is # 2 behind private school power McDonogh in the Nike, USA Today and US Lacrosse Magazine polls.

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 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.


Taylor Chumney, AC - UNC
Kateri Linville, HC - Delaware
Denise Wescott, HC - Monmouth
Chelsea Gamble, AC - Stanford
Katrina Martinelli AC - Wagner
Annie McGinley, AC - Liberty
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
Lyndsay Lauer - Haddon Twp.
Colleen Dalon Hancox - West Windsor PS

Moorestown is the winningest lacrosse program in the nation over the last 14 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 16 years, the girls program has finished # 12, # 5, # 1, # 1, # 3, # 2, # 3, # 2, # 4, # 5, # 7, # 5, # 10, # 2, # 2 and again # 2 nationally in consecutive seasons. The last three seasons, the Quakers have been 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 350-14.
Coach Knobloch's record in her 23rd year stands at 476-29-4, the most coaching victories in NJ history.

Congrats to the following girls on their lacrosse commitments to their respective colleges. As of 7/04/14.

Verbal Commits 2015:

Melanie Becker - Vanderbilt
Courtney Bodine - LaSalle
Abbey Brooks - Rutgers
Jess Button - Holy Cross
Abbey Cooper - Catholic
Keira Dalmass - Connecticut
Maggie Handlan - Michigan
Alex O'Donnell - Brown
Adriana Pendino - Michigan
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.

2014 Season Schedule & to-date Stats     26 - 0 - 0
Day / Date / Time / Location OpponentResults
Thu. Mar. 27 3:45PM Away Rancocas Valley 19 - 2 W The Quakers traveled to RV and came away with a convincing 19-2 victory over the Red Devils to kick off the 2014 season. Twenty six girls got meaningful playing time with 13 scoring.
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Mon. Mar. 31 4:00AM Home Rumson Fair Haven 15 - 10 W The Quakers survived a shaky first half and were down to Rumson 7-6 at half. Moorestown made a nice comback to seal a 15-10 win as they won more draws and showed patience on the attack.
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Tue. Apr. 01 3:45PM Home Eastern 16 - 8 W Moorestown once again found itself in a game up until the early stages of the second half as Eastern won the draw 12-10 and goalie Brittany Read stood on her head making save after save. Moorestown was led by Marie McCools six goals.
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Fri. Apr. 04 3:45PM Home Cinnaminson 19 - 1 W Moorestown hosted the Pirates of Cinnaminson on a cold damp day and came away with a 19-1 victory as 25 girls received varsity time. Marie McCool scored twice, the first one being her 200th career goal.
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Sat. Apr. 05 12:00PM Home Ridge 16 - 7 W Moorestown opened up a 7-1 halftime lead and beat a very good Ridge team 16-7. Even though the Quakers lost the draw battle 14-10, the defense stepped up early and set the tone for the entire game.
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Sat. Apr. 12 1:00PM Home Vero Beach, Fla. 13 - 5 W Moorestown trailed at half for the first time this season 4-3 and had trouble figuring out the Vero Beach zone defense. The second half was all Quakers as they dominated draw control and found their offensive rythm.
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Wed. Apr. 16 3:45PM Away Holy Cross 18 - 1 W Moorestown cruised to a 18-1 victory over the Lancers of Holy Cross as 11 different players scored. It marked the 58th consecutive win.
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Thu. Apr. 17 3:45PM Away Shore Reg. 15 - 3 W Moorestown made the 100 minute trek to the Jersey Shore and came away with a 15-3 win over the Shore Blue Devils. Twenty four Quakers played varsity.
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Sat. Apr. 19 11:00AM Home Suffern, NY. 9 - 8 W Moorestown overcame a 5-2 deficit to beat an outstanding Suffern team 9-8 on Youth Appreciation Day. The NY squad played a very deliberate offense and got key saves from their goalie to keep the game tight until the very end.
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Tue. Apr. 22 3:45PM Away Northern Burlington 19 - 3 W Moorestown defeated the Greyhounds of Northern Burlington 19-3 as twelve Quakers scored and three goalies saw time in the cage.
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Fri. Apr. 25 3:45PM Away Delran 19 - 5 W Moorestown saw 13 players score and led at half 13-1 and won in Bear country 19-5 as 25 girls played in the varsity game.
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Sat. Apr. 26 11:00AM Home Ridgewood 10 - 7 W Moorestown was dominated on draw control and yet managed to pull out a 10-7 victory over the Maroons of Ridgewood, giving up two goals in the last 30 seconds.
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Mon. Apr. 28 3:45PM Home West Windsor Plainsboro North 18 - 8 W Moorestown welcomed undefeated West Windsor Plainsboro North and handed them a 18-8 defeat as the Quakers ran their consecutive win streak to 64 games.
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Tue. Apr. 29 3:45PM Home Maple Shade 19 - 0 W Moorestown defeated Maple Shade 19-0 on Senior Recognition Day. Twenty seven girls played and no one was allowed to score more than two goals apiece.
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Thu. May. 01 3:45PM Away Clearview 19 - 3 W Moorestown beat the Pioneers of Clearview 19-3 as it appeared they won every draw (16-7) and had possession most of the game. Twenty five girls saw varsity action as the Quakers took a 13-1 lead into halftime.
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Sat. May. 03 3:00PM Home Strath Haven, Pa. 12 - 6 W Moorestown once again made the game tougher than it needed to be by having a poor shooting day but still came out on top over a tough Central League foe in Strath Haven 12-6.
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Mon. May. 05 3:45PM Away New Egypt 19 - 2 W Moorestown defeated New Egypt 19-2 as 14 Quakers scored goals.
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Wed. May. 07 3:45PM Home Shawnee 20 - 5 W Moorestown pummeled South Jersey rival Shawnee 20-5 for their 21s win in the last 22 games versus the Renegades. It also marked their 69th consecutive victory.
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Sat. May. 10 3:45PM Away Westfield - The Westfield game has been cancelled due to the Blue Devils reaching the Union County Tournament finals Saturday 5PM at AL Johnson (Clark) HS.
Wed. May. 14 3:45PM Away Pennsauken 20 - 1 W Moorestown decked the Indians 20-1 and will now play them again tomorrow in the first round of the SJ Group 3 playoffs.
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Thu. May. 15 3:45PM Home Pennsauken
19 - 0 W Moorestown, the State's # 1 seed, won it's first playoff game of the 2014 NJ State playoffs 19-0 over SJ Group 3 16th seed Pennsauken. Halftime score was 13-0.
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Tue. May. 20 3:30PM Home Seneca
19 - 1 W Moorestown rolled to a 19-1 home victory over Seneca after starting out slow to advance to Thursday's NJ 3 South semi finals. The Quakers move on to face Notre Dame , winner over Allentown.
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Thu. May. 22 2:00PM Home Notre Dame
20 - 4 W Moorestown dominated Notre Dame from the onset, winning the draws repeatedly 16-8 and building up a 13-2 lead at half. Moorestown held the ball for much of the second half after raising the lead to 17-2.
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Thu. May. 29 3:30PM Home Princeton HS
17 - 5 W Moorestown played a complete game against the Tigers of Princeton winning 17-5 to advance to this Saturday's Group 3 NJ Final against Mendham. Ten different girls got into the scoring colume led by Marie McCool and Melanie Becker's three apiece.
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Sat. May. 31 12:00PM Away Mendham
6 - 5 W Moorestown relied on it's defense to pull out a very tight 6-5 win over Mendham to claim another title, this one the NJ Group 3 Championship and its 75th consecutive victory.
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Wed. Jun. 04 6:30PM Away Lenape
13 - 7 W Moorestown defeated Lenape 13-7 after being down 3-0 to start the game. The Quakers started slow once again but found their offense with nine minutes to go in the first half to take a 5-3 lead.
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Sat. Jun. 07 5:00PM Away Summit
(State Championship)
8 - 6 W Moorestown wins the Tournament of Champions Title, again, for the 13th time over the last 15 years. Defense wins championships. Marie McCool's performance stamps her legacy!
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