For the past several weeks, the Rochester Knighthawks have been front and center on the local high school lacrosse scene as part of a weekly series featuring the latest news and notes, scores and stats of select games around the Greater Rochester Area.
This week’s High School Game of the Week features the battle of Webster as the Schroeder Warriors (3-8) take on the Thomas Titans (4-7) in girls lacrosse action on Monday.
The Warriors come into Monday’s matchup having dropped each of their last two games after a pair of victories. Sitting at 3-8 overall and 1-4 in section play to start this season, Schroeder is ranked 11th amongst Class B schools.
After defeating Thomas in last spring’s contest on May 11, Schroeder is looking for back-to-back wins versus the Titans for the first time since before 2005. In the previous 22 matchups between the schools, Thomas owns an 18-4 mark, which includes an 11-1 record at home.
Senior Anna Rodgers currently leads all Warriors in goals (31) and points (43) in 11 games. Dating back to last season, she has recorded one goal in 20 of her last 22 appearances, which includes one goal in all 11 contests in 2023.
Senior Ava Dossier (14+17) and juniors Kylee Race (19+6) and Makenna Baier (12+7) all have reached double digits in points while Dossier (17) and Race (5) lead the team in assists and 8-meter goals, respectively.
Rodgers was honored last season as a First Team All-League selection while Dossier, Baier and Abby Herbst all earned a spot on the Second Team.
The Warriors have used the goaltending trio of Lauren Vitello, Maura Ugine and Makenna Cady. Vitello has seen the most time as she’s made 41 saves in 342 minutes while Ugine and Cady each have 11 stops in 100 and 83 minutes, respectively.
Brandon Schraeder is in his second season as head coach of the Warriors and is joined by assistants Emery Fleck, Rachel Schraeder – Book, Gary Schraeder and Paul DeLella.
Notable Schroeder girl’s alumni that a currently playing in college include; Madison Bell (Central Michigan) – Haley Bolton (George Washington) – Jorden Concordia (Syracuse) – Ella Dossier (Roberts Wesleyan) – Victoria Gottorff (Mercyhurst University) – Maria Hristodoulou (St. John Fisher) – Samantha Knight (Niagara) – Payton Lill (Columbia) – Annie Mulhall (East Carolina) – Kelsey Nelson (Robert Morris University) – Casey Roux (Wingate University) – Stefanie Sellitto (Stevens) – Kennedy Walters (Gannon).
Tonight’s game serves as the second of a season-long four-game homestand for Thomas and the program has alternated wins over its last four games. Including their 18-2 victory over Brockport, the Titans have outscored their opponents 47-41 in their previous four contests.
Sophomore Addison Schaeffer leads all Titans with 29 goals and 39 points in 11 games. Last year, Schaeffer, who was named to the Honorable Mention list for Monroe County, finished with 44 goals, 17 assists and 61 points in 17 contests. In her last 14 outings, Schaeffer has scored at least one goal in 13, including seven during Thomas’ 16-12 win over Honeoye Falls-Lima last week.
Seniors Kolbi Spencer (27) and Gwen Newtown (24) have also reached double figures in points with Spencer, who earned Honorable Mention laurels in 2022, posting a team-high 16 assists.
Junior Megan Springer has handled majority of the goaltending duties for the second straight season after being named to the Second Team All-County. In 500 minutes over the course of 11 appearances, Springer has made 65 saves while earning four wins.
Senior netminder Maggie Childs has appeared in two games this season, making one save.
Head coach Bryan Hanley is in his second campaign with the Titans and is joined by assistant coaches Ashley Gentile and Emmy Lundquist.
Notable Thomas girl’s alumni that a currently playing in college include; Haley Barrett (Slippery Rock) – Keyla Bay (Fairfield University) – Emily Glagolev (Arizona State) – Makayla Goetz (St Leo) – Anna Kenyon (Mercyhurst) – Grace Lagoner (Butler) – Miranda Nicolosi (Mercyhurst) – Cate Robarge (Robert Morris University) – Isabelle Robarge (Robert Morris) – Mary Soures (Siena) – Emily Tomei (Roberts Wesleyan) – Mackenzie Travis (Niagara) – Tori Vahl (Roberts Wesleyan) – Gabriella Vasile (Duke) – Nicole Voci (Mount St. Mary`s) – Chrisy Wolford (Central Michigan University).