Moorestown High School Girls Lacrosse Team

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2018 will be the 60th year of Girls Lacrosse at Moorestown High School, one of the oldest programs in the country. 1958-2018

Congrats to Nicki Dadino, Quinn Nicolai and Robin Panzarella for being named 2017 All Americans.

Congratulations to Tristan McGinley, MGlax '14 and Virginia Tech for being added to the Tewaarton Trophy watch list, emblematic of the nation's top women's lacrosse player. She joins UNC's Marie McCool. Both were senior teammates on the MGlax team that won a third straight NJ Tournament of Champions Title and 77 straight games.

2017 - Moorestown finished rated as the # 17 ranked team in Inside Lacrosse Magazine national rankings, # 11 USA Today Super 25, #14 in LaxPower, # 17 and # 18 in US Lacrosse Magazine's 2017 national ratings, # 1 in the Philadelphia area ratings and # 5 in NJ.

Congratulations to Marie McCool, MGlax '14 and UNC All American on winning the World Cup with her USA teammates!

Moorestown finished the 2016 season ranked #16 nationally in MaxPreps national rankings.

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

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 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.

2012 National Lacrosse Coach of The Year by the NFHS: Deanna Knobloch

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
Rachel Emerson, AC - Rowan
Kateri Linville, HC - Delaware
Chelsea Gamble, AC - Stanford
Jenna Slowey, AC - Richmond
Cathy Swezey, HC - Vanderbilt

High School Coaches:

Courtney Legath Darling, Moorestown HS
Sara Shelley, HC - Rancocas Valley HS
Xan Weitzel, HC - Acad. of Notre Dame, Pa
Erika McCool, AC - Haddon Twp.
Julie McGrory, HC - Shawnee HS
Lyndsay Lauer Pasi, AC Delran HS
Virginia Weber, HC Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS

Colleen Dalon Hancox - SJS Girls Director
Denise Wescott - Recruiting Coord. Capital Lacrosse Club
Annie McGinley - Director Charlotte Style
HC, Weddington HS

Moorestown is the winningest lacrosse program in the nation over the last 19 years. The girls have won 93% 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.

From 1999 to 2015, 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 19 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 404-27.
Coach Knobloch's record in her 26th year stands at 534-42-4, the most coaching victories in NJ history.
From 2000-2003, Moorestown won 82 consecutive games.
From 2012-2015, Moorestown won 88 consecutive games, breaking their previous NJ record.

Congrats to the following girls on their lacrosse commitments to their respective colleges. As of 8/18/16.

Verbal Commits 2018:

Emily Breischneider - Kean
Emily Brooks - Vanderbilt
Cailin Field - Notre Dame
Ava Frantz - James Madison
Kacey Knobloch - James Madison
Francesca Li - Wesleyan
Robin Panzarella - Penn
Kaley Ryan - Muhlenberg
Colette Smith - Tufts
Natalie Voiro - Virginia Commonwealth

Verbal Commits 2017:

Emily Culbertson - Holy Cross
Nicki Dadino - Vanderbilt
Megan Gorman - Montclair St.
Paige Greer - Catholic
Brielle Huddy - Claremont McKenna
Quinn Nicolai - Penn State
Courtney Nutt - Monmouth
Brittney Wright - Richmond

Verbal Commits 2016:

Olivia Alvarez - Jacksonville
Jessie Britton - Bucknell
Julia Bolte - Oregon
Claire D'Antonio - Delaware
Lawson Hayes - Norwich
Christine Kirmsee - Catholic
Jenna Martinelli - Rutgers
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
Gabby 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.

2017 Season Schedule & to-date Stats     20 - 3 - 0
Day / Date / Time / Location OpponentResults
Wed. Mar. 29 5:30PM Away Rumson Fair Haven 10 - 7 W In a battle of top 5 NJ teams, Moorestown defeated Rumson 10-7 at the Jersey Shore behind Quinn Nicolai's seven goals and a stout defense.
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Mon. Apr. 03 4:15PM Home Holmdel 18 - 1 W Moorestown defeated Monmouth County foe Holmdel 18-1 without the seniors who are away on their senior trip.
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Sat. Apr. 08 12:00PM Home West Deptford 17 - 1 W Moorestown defeated the Eagles from West Deptford 17-1 as no one offensive player scored more than one goal apiece.
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Mon. Apr. 10 5:30PM Away Hunterdon Central 16 - 5 W Moorestown played a very athletic and aggressive Red Devil team from Hunterdon Central and won 16-5. The defense was on point forcing Central into many mistakes and keeping them from driving to the cage the whole game.
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Wed. Apr. 12 3:30PM Home Bridgewater 8 - 14 L Bridgewater, NJ's # 2 ranked team played with poise and convincingly beat the # 3 Quakers 14-8. The Panthers are an outstanding team led by a veteran group of seniors.
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Sat. Apr. 15 10:00AM Home Abington 13 - 2 W Moorestown played its most complete game of the season defeating the Ghosts of Abington, Pa., 13-2, winning draw 13-2 and rarely allowing the visitors to bring the ball up the field in transition.
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Mon. Apr. 17 5:00PM Away Haddonfield 16 - 7 W Moorestown defeated the Bulldogs of Haddonfield 16-7 as Robin Panzarella led the way with four goals and Quinn Nicolai contributed three goals and eight draw controls. Kayla Frank also had three goals, three draws and three ground balls.
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Tue. Apr. 18 10:00PM Home Rancocas Valley 13 - 3 W Moorestown played a sloppy game but managed to come away with a 13-3 win over Rancocas Valley.
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Sat. Apr. 22 2:00PM Away Garden City 11 - 8 W Moorestown knocked off New York's # 1 team and top five nationally ranked Trojans of Garden City 11-8 in the Gains For Brains Benefit at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Long Island, where 16 of the nations top teams competed.
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Mon. Apr. 24 3:45PM Away Shawnee 12 - 3 W Moorestown defeated Shawnee 12-3 in the annual Black and Blue rivalry game. This marks Moorestown's 25th win out of the last 26 times the two teams have met.
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Thu. Apr. 27 4:30PM Away Notre Dame 19 - 1 W Moorestown took on the Irish of Notre Dame and came away with a resounding 19-1 victory in Lawrenceville.
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Sat. Apr. 29 1:00PM Away Ridgewood 2 - 11 L NJ's current #1 ranked team, disposed of the #4 Quakers 11-2 in dominant fashion.
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Mon. May. 01 4:00PM Home Ocean City 19 - 9 W Moorestown defeated the Red Raiders from Ocean City 19-9, upending the best team in the Cape Atlantic League.
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Wed. May. 03 4:15PM Home Holy Cross 16 - 7 W Moorestown defeated the Holy Cross Lancers 16-7 on Senior Night.
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Sat. May. 06 4:30PM Home Ridge 18 - 4 W Moorestown took down Ridge in late afternoon action 18-4 as nine different girls scored.
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Tue. May. 09 4:00PM Home Agnes Irwin 16 - 8 W Moorestown made a miraculous comeback, down 7-3 at half to score 13 straight goals and defeat Agnes Irwin of Pennsylvania 16-8.
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Fri. May. 12 4:00PM Home Lawrenceville Prep 9 - 7 W Moorestown defeated undefeated (18-0) Lawrenceville, who was also nationally ranked by a 9-7 score at home.
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Tue. May. 16 3:45PM Home Lenape 16 - 2 W Moorestown knocked off previously undefeated Lenape 16-2 as both teams head into the NJ State Playoffs. Moorestown is the #1 team in South Jersey and the Philadelphia region.
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Thu. May. 18 3:15PM Home Lacey
19 - 0 W Moorestown defeated Lacey 19-0 in the second round of the state tournament, South Group 3. The best news of the game was Quinn Nicolai scoring her 200th career goal.
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Mon. May. 22 3:15PM Home Mainland
18 - 4 W Moorestown defeated the Mustangs of Mainland 18-4 to advance to the South Jersety finals on Thursday.
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Fri. May. 26 1:00PM Home Seneca
(State Championship)
11 - 7 W Moorestown defeated Seneca for the SJ Group 3 title today 11-7. Moorestown played a lethargic and uninspired game but credit Seneca for controlling the tempo and forcing the Quakers to compete throughout the entire 50 minutes.
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Tue. May. 30 6:30PM Away Notre Dame
(State Championship)
15 - 4 W Moorestown defeated Central Jersey Group 3 Champion Notre Dame 15-4 in the semi finals of the NJ Group 3 Playoffs. The Quakers now take on Summit for the NJ Group 3 Title on Saturday, 4pm at Kean University.
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Sat. Jun. 03 4:00PM Away Summit
(State Championship)
8 - 9 L Two of the top teams in NJ and top 15 in the country squared off for the NJ Group 3 Championship at Kean University with Summit defeating Moorestown 9-8.
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