|ENDLESS PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
Moorestown finished # 1 in the Laxpower.com 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 Toplaxrecruits.com!!!
Toplaxrecruits.com has Moorestown ranked # 2 in it's final national rankings of 2013.
LaxPower.com has Moorestown ranked # 2 overall as they finished second behind McDonogh.
Phillylacrosse.com ranks 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 NJ Player of the Year and BCT POY.
Congratulations to Senior Defender Megan Kelly, named 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.
Moorestown won Lacrosse Magazine's first ever Fan-tasy girls National Championship as the country's # 1 team defeating Loyola of Chicago with 82% of the fan votes for 2012.
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.
CURRENT COLLEGE COACHES (MHS ALUMNI)
Kateri Linville, HC - Delaware
Denise Wescott, HC - Monmouth
Chelsea Gamble, AC - UConn
Annie McGinley, AC - Liberty
Megan Nutter, AC - Robert Morris
Kelley Putnam, AHC - Lehigh
Cathy Swezey, HC - Vanderbilt
Jen Valore, AC - Michigan
Elizabeth Weber - HC Holy Family
Xan Weitzel, AC - Villanova
Moorestown is the winningest lacrosse program in the nation over the last 13 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 15 years, the girls program has finished # 12, # 5, # 1, # 1, # 3, # 2, # 3, # 2, # 4, # 5, # 7, # 5, # 10, # 2 and now # 1 nationally in consecutive seasons.
|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 15 of the last 16 TOCs, winning 14. **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 324-14.
Coach Knobloch's record in her 22nd year stands at 450-29-4. She now has the most coaching victories in NJ history.
Congrats to the following girls on their lacrosse commitments to their respective colleges. As of 6/30/12.
Verbal commits 2014:
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
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
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.
|2011 Season Schedule & to-date Stats 22 - 4 - 0|
|Day / Date / Time / Location||Opponent||Results|
|Sat.||Apr. 02||11:00AM||Away||Strath Haven, PA.||14 - 1 W||Moorestown made the trek to the other side of the Delaware River and put in a nice performance, dominating one of Pennsy's best, Strath Haven from the Central League 14-1.|
|Wed.||Apr. 06||4:30PM||Home||Mt. Lakes||8 - 4 W||Mt. Lakes, one of NJ's best teams visited Moorestown today and gave a great effort but the Quakers pulled away in the second half to win 8-4. The defense was brilliant in limiting Lakes potent attack.|
|Sat.||Apr. 09||11:00AM||Away||Ridgewood||8 - 10 L||Last year's TOC Champion whose ony loss was to Moorestown and finished one spot ahead of Moorestown in the National rankings at # 4.
Ridgewood won the draw control today 14-6 in defeating the Quakers 10-8 in a battle of # 1 vs #2.
More Sunday evening|
|Mon.||Apr. 11||3:45PM||Away||Bishop Eustace||20 - 5 W||Moorestown got back on the winning track by defeating Bisop Eustace 20-5 behind four goals apiece by Nikki Shapiro and Steph Toy and three from Lindsay Goldblatt. Nine different girls registered goals. |
|Wed.||Apr. 13||3:45PM||Home||Cinnaminson||18 - 1 W||Moorestown defeated Cinnaminson 18-1 as 24 girls received varsity playing time. Thirteen girls scored goals. |
|Fri.||Apr. 15||4:30PM||Home||Peddie||17 - 4 W||Moorestown defeated the NJ State Prep Champion Peddie, 17-4 on a brisk April afternoon inpreparation for their battle with St. Anthony's of NY tomorrow. |
|Sat.||Apr. 16||10:00AM||Away||St. Anthony's||3 - 8 L||Game played at Princeton University prior to the Harvard game. After losing three straight to Moorestown, St. Anthony's defeated the Quakers 8-3, as Moorestown shot a mere 12% in the first half.
|Mon.||Apr. 18||11:00AM||Away||Rumson Fair Haven||11 - 7 W||Moorestown rebounded against a very good Rumson team without the services of Steph Toy and still came away with a quality win 11-7. This was truly a team win as 17 girls played and gave a solid effort.|
|Wed.||Apr. 20||11:00AM||Away||Shawnee||9 - 6 W||Moorestown gained a measure of respect back during their 9-6 win over Shawnee today and along the way, this young team grew even more. The score belies the play of the game and now Moorestown can move ahead, looking for that ultimate prize.|
|Sat.||Apr. 23||10:30AM||Home||Shore Reg.||10 - 3 W||Moorestown defeated Shore Regional 10-3 on the turf as Steph Toy recorded five goals and Nikki McMonagle chipped in with three as the rainy weather improved over the course of the game.|
|Wed.||Apr. 27||3:45PM||Away||Rancocas Valley||17 - 2 W||Moorestown defeated the Red Devils of Rancocas Valley 17-2 as 22 girls played extensively. Eleven different girls registered goals in the conference win. |
|Fri.||Apr. 29||3:45PM||Home||Maple Shade||19 - 1 W||Moorestown played 30 girls en route to a 19-1 victory over Maple Shade, with 17 of those girls scoring goals.|
|Sat.||Apr. 30||1:00PM||Home||Good Counsel||12 - 15 L||Moorestown lost in overtime to Good Counsel 15-12. The Quakers had taken the lead in regulation 9-6 and held possession with six minutes to go but turnovers proved costly.|
|Wed.||May. 04||3:45PM||Home||Northern Burlington||18 - 0 W||Moorestown defeated the Greyhounds of Northern Burlington 18-0 as 28 girls saw time and 12 girls scored.|
|Thu.||May. 05||3:45PM||Away||Clearview||12 - 2 W||Moorestown played one of their better games of the year by defeating a very athletic Clearview squad 12-2 as the defense gave a strong effort in front of Bridget Bianco.|
|Sat.||May. 07||4:00PM||Home||Suffern||15 - 5 W||Moorestown handed the Mounties of Suffern a ten goal loss 15-5 in a late day interregional game.|
|Wed.||May. 11||3:45PM||Home||New Egypt||18 - 6 W||Senior Appreciation Game.
All of the seniors started the game with the exception of Bridget Bianco who gave way to Christian Acker (4 saves) and the class of 2011 played extremely well in getting the Quakers out to a 11-1 lead by halftime.|
|Thu.||May. 12||3:45PM||Away||Delran||20 - 1 W||Moorestown played a near flawless game leading up to tomorrow's prom by defeating neighbor Delran 20-1 as 12 girls scored led by Carly Taglienti, Nikki McMonagle and Steph Toy's three goals apiece. |
|18 - 1 W||Moorestown started the Group 3 playoffs in solid fashion defeating Pennsauken, a Group 4 school 18-1 as thirteen girls scored led by Nikki Shapiro, Haleigh Dalmass, Lindsay Goldblatt, Step Toy and Nikki McMonagle with two each.|
|Tue.||May. 17||3:45PM||Home||Holy Cross||21 - 4 W||Moorestown closed out the regular season in dominant fashion beating Holy Cross 21-4 as thirteen girls scored, led by Steph Toy with four. The Quakers won the BCSL title again but have bigger goals.|
|Thu.||May. 19||2:00PM||Home||Wall Twp.
|20 - 1 W||Moorestown defeated Wall Twp. 20-1 behind Bridget Bianco's 400th career save and Erin McAfee's first career goal and will advance to play Seneca in the semis of SJ Group 3.|
|18 - 5 W||Moorestown defeated an athletic Seneca team 18-5 to move on to the SJ Group 3 Finals at home Thursday against Shawnee. |
|8 - 5 W||The Black and Blue met again in what has become a right of passage this time of year. For the 17th out the last 18 games, Moorestown defeated it's South Jersey Rival 8-5 and in so doing, excercised the demons of last year's stunning upset.|
|14 - 13 W||Wow! A game for the ages. Moorestown defeats Mendham in 4 OTs 14-13 on a Steph Toy sudden death goal on a feed from Nikki McMonagle. |
|Tue.||Jun. 07||3:00PM||Away||Glen Ridge
|8 - 4 W||Moorestown defeated Glen Ridge 8-4 in the TOC semis and will head to Rutgers this Saturday at 1PM to take on Ridgewood for the NJ Title. It will mark the 13th time in the last 14 years that the Quakers have made it to the Tournament of Champions Final.|
|9 - 10 L||Moorestown, playing in it's 13th Tournament of Champions Final in the last 14 years, gave up the last three goals and lost to Ridgewood 10-9 after holding the lead the entire game. |