Lady Warriors bring back experience for lacrosse program’s fourth season

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch
Cassidy Orzel will play an important part in the success of the Wyoming Area girls lacrosse team. - Submitted photo

Wyoming Area returns a dozen seniors, all of them experienced, for its fourth season competing in girls lacrosse.

“The core of my players who were playing varsity last year are back,” said Lady Warriors coach Carl DeLuca, who lost just three seniors to graduation. “All 12 seniors played with me since they were freshmen.

“This is our original group from when we first started.”

Attacker Lila Donnelly, midfielders Lindsey Pozaic, defender Nicole Zalepa, defender Hannah Hinkle and defender/midfielder Bella Waltz are all back for their fourth seasons as starters.

Midfielder Madison Johnson and attackers Carlina Urban and Sara Miller are other returning starters in the senior class.

A strong group of sophomores is also back after making an impact last season. That group includes midfielders Tierney Porfifio, Cassidy Orzel and Caitlin McDonough and the McCormick twins Amanda, a forward, and Sarah, a defender.

That group gives Wyoming Area five of the six players who played the most in the steady rotation of midfielders that DeLuca likes to employ.

One of the vacancies from graduation is in goal where sophomore Mary Kate O’Brien is expected to take over.

“We have a good group of kids that came up from the youth program,” DeLuca said. “I have a lot of kids who have experience who have played before and we have a lot of speed this year, so I’m going to try to use that to our advantage.”

Cassidy Orzel will play an important part in the success of the Wyoming Area girls lacrosse team.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_WAgirlslacrosse.jpgCassidy Orzel will play an important part in the success of the Wyoming Area girls lacrosse team. Submitted photo

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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