McDonogh girls lax reaches for history with each game

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Eagles have now won 158 in a row; Team Preview
When you enter a season with a 155 game winning streak, people start to look for possible places it could end. Not that the schedule of the McDonogh girls lacrosse team, which has now won 158 straight after a three-game season-opening swing through Florida, is not filled with talented opponents, there just does not appear to be a team which can match the historic talent of the Eagles.

In Florida, where some suggested the Eagles could stumble, McDonogh won contests against Vero Beach (FL), Milton (GA) and Hill Academy (Canada) by a combined score of 56-9, scoring at least 17 goals in each game.

“We will be the hunted again this year, so we need to maintain our focus, stay calm, and enjoy the season ahead,” said head coach Chris Robinson, who has a sparkling 238-9 record in 13 seasons in Owings Mills. “Everyone will be out to get us this year, so we need to be focused each and every game.”

The team lost five starters, but has seven returning, including five of its six midfielders from a year ago, plus the Eagles will welcome back Emma Schettig, a Maryland commit who missed last season with an ACL tear.

When you look for leadership, it begins with four senior captains, all outstanding players with Division I commitments. The group includes midfielder Andi Aldave (Notre Dame), attack Catie May (Maryland), defender Margaret Donovan (Princeton) and defender Nicole Alecce (James Madison).

Junior midfield Maddie Jenner, who Robinson admits is the “best player on the team right now,” may be the best player in the country. Jenner, who stands 6-feet tall, is hands down the best draw specialist in the nation and is already capable of dominating most draw specialists playing Division I lacrosse. In addition, she has also developed into an outstanding field player from the midfield position.

In addition to Donovan and Alecce, the McDonogh defense features sophomore Julia Dorsey (North Carolina) and Hannah Rothe (Richmond).

May, a goal scoring machine, will get plenty of support on attack from fellow starters Julia Hoffman (Maryland), Rachel Anderson (Yale) and Anna Robinson (Redford).


Head Coach:
Chris Robinson (13th year, 235-9)

Players to Watch:
Andi Aldave, Sr., MF (Committed to Notre Dame)
Catie May, Sr., A (Committed to Maryland)
Margaret Donovan, Sr., D (Committed to Princeton)
Nicole Alecce, Sr., D (Committed to James Madison)
Maddie Jenner, Jr., MF (Committed to Duke)
Emma Schettig, Sr., MF (Committed to Maryland)
Julia Dorsey, Jr., D (Committed to North Carolina)
Hannah Rothe, Jr., D (Committed to Richmond)
Julia Hoffman, Sr., A (Committed to Maryland)
Rachel Anderson, Sr., A (Committed to Yale)
Anna Robinson, A (Committed to Radford)

Last Updated (Monday, 20 March 2017 06:31)



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