Over the next several weeks, the Rochester Knighthawks will be front and center on the local high school lacrosse scene as part of a weekly series that will feature 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 sees the 2-4 Webster Schroeder Warriors host the 1-4 Spencerport Rangers in girl’s lacrosse action on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
After opening the season with wins in two of their first three games, the Warriors have gone winless in their last three games since following a 17-11 loss to Mercy on Saturday. Webster received three goals each from junior attack Ava Dossier and junior midfielder Anna Rogers while Rogers also added two assists for a game-high five points.
Rogers is tied for the team lead with Stefanie Sellitto with 13 goals, including a team-best five tallies from beyond the 8-meter arc. Ella Dossier paces Webster with 10 assists.
The goaltending duties have been split between junior Lauren Vitello and freshman Lucy Starzyk, who have combined for 29 saves and a .312 save percentage through the first six games of the season.
Ella Dossier and Sellitto are among the top returnees for Webster in 2022 after finishing with 35- and 25-points last season, respectively. For their efforts, Dossier was named an All-League Second Team selection for attack while Sellitto earned All-League Second Team honors for midfield.
Webster’s biggest loss, however, came with the departure of senior midfielders Haley Bolton and Annie Mulhall as well as goaltender Linda Nutter. Both Bolton and Nutter were named All-Greater Rochester Honorable Mention selections while Mulhall was among the All-Greater Rochester Super 16 honorees.
Notable Webster Schroeder girls lacrosse alumni include Madison Bell (Central Michigan) – Haley Bolton (George Washington) – Jorden Concordia (Syracuse) – 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) – Kennedy Walters (Gannon).
Similar to Webster, Spencerport comes into the matchup having struggled as of late, dropping two of its last three and showing a 1-4 record through its first five games of the season. The Rangers’ lone win in that span, however, did come in dominating fashion with a 20-4 thrashing of Eastridge last Wednesday.
Led by ninth-year head coach Patricia Condon, Spencerport returns three of its core players this season in senior attack Ruby DePalma and Livia Fedele and junior goaltender Mckenna Hussar. The trio were named Monroe County All-League Second Team selections at their respective positions in 2021 with Hussar earning the honors as a sophomore.
Fedele and sophomore Molly Guzik are tied for the team lead with 12 goals while Guzik also paces the Rangers offense in assists (4) and points (16).
Fedele and Guzik fill the void left by the departure of Lily DePalma and Hailey Rooney, who collectively last season made up one of the most dynamic offensive duos across Section V.
DePalma, who’s now attending the University of Chicago, led Spencerport in scoring with 63 points, closing out her tenure with 146 career points as one of the most decorated players in the history of the program. She left the program as a two-time Section V (Class B) All-Tournament Team selection and Monroe County All-League Second Team selection as well as a US Lacrosse All-Academic and All-Greater Rochester Honorable Mention selection,
She currently serves as a coach at FCA Upstate Lacrosse.
Notable Spencerport girls lacrosse alumni include Natalie Choate (UMASS Lowell) – Emily Coykendall (Florida Southern University) – Erin Coykendall (Northwestern) – Lily DePalma (University of Chicago) – Kelly Mohan (Edinboro) – Alexis Plouffe (Fredonia) – Sara Roman (St. John Fisher) – Hailey Rooney (Canisius) – Camryn Sack (Duquesne) – Olivia Schroeder (Niagara) – Catherine Wall (Canisius) – Olivia Wall (Cornell University).