KINGSTON – Kate Romanowski, a junior from West Pittston, was the leading scorer on the Wyoming Seminary girls lacrosse team that went undefeated in the Wyoming Valley Conference and won its sixth straight District 2 championship.
Romanowski led the championship game victory with eight goals May 27 when Wyoming Seminary defeated Coughlin, 13-4. She scored two more Wednesday when the Blue Knights had their season come to an end with a 23-7 loss to two-time defending state champion Garnet Valley in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.
“She’s definitely a game-changer,” Wyoming Seminary coach Catie Kersey said. “She’s incredibly athletic and she’s smart. She moves well with the ball.
“She’s hard to stop.”
Romanowski, a first-team choice on the all-star teams selected by the Times Leader and the WVC coaches last season, was at her best in the district final.
“What I admired most about Kate (in that game) is that she played so poised,” Kersey said.
Christina Kilyanek, a freshman from Hughestown, became one of the team’s top scoring threats late in the season. She scored a team-high three goals in the season-ending loss.
Megan Obeid, a senior from Pittston, started on defense for the Blue Knights.
Senior all-star games
Pittston Area’s Dana Zalewski and Rachel Ferrance scored two goals each to help the East to a 13-7 win over the West in the girls game to open the Wyoming Valley Lacrosse Officials Association inaugural Senior All-Star Games doubleheader at Scranton Prep’s Loyola Field.
Briana Mattei-Miller and Alyssa Neare were the other Pittston Area players on the winning team.
Blaise Erzar from Wyoming Area was part of the Blue team, which edged the White, 11-10, in the boys game to complete the doubleheader.
Wyoming Area’s Shaun Rohland joined Lake-Lehman’s Chris Hampel as co-coaches of the White team.
Boys coaches’ all-stars
Wyoming Area sophomore Justin Joseph was a second-team faceoff specialist on the all-star team selected by Wyoming Valley Conference boys lacrosse coaches.
Two other Wyoming Area sophomores, Sam Greenfield, at midfield, and Conor McCormick, on defense, received honorable mention.