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Class of 2018 roundup from the @STEPSLacrosse Nike @Elite_120

Tuesday, 19th January 2016

Categories Girl's/Women's, High school, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 1/18/16

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Greer Guyer admitted the Terriers had a slight letdown early Sunday in the second day of the Nike Elite 120 by STEPS Lacrosse at the Indoor Sports Pavilion.

“We won all our games Saturday and then lost our first game Sunday and didn’t have the same enthusiasm we had had the day before,” said the 2018 midfielder from Penn Charter (PA) and STEPS Philly. “So we said, ‘Guys we have to step it up’ and we had a jam session in the locker room and we played together again.”

2018 champion Terriers

2018 champion Terriers

Guyer and the Terriers rebounded and reached the finals where they defeated the Eagles, 8-7, for the team title. The two-day event, which also featured testing in four skills by Parisi Speed School, drew 80 college coaches.

“My goal coming in was to get along with my teammates, meet new girls and have some fun while showcasing my skills to the best of mu abilities to the coaches,” Guyer said. “I just really wanted to win and have great chemistry. I am an outgoing person and I like helping (teammates) and making them look good.”

Guyer said her team’s positive energy pulled it through.

“You have to bring a positive attitude,” she said. “After they (the Eagles) scored those first two goals, we got it together. I learned you always have to have a positive attitude in everything you do.”

Guyer said that positive energy also applied to the Parisi Testing.

Greer Guyer (right) and Terriers teammate Mikayla Dwyer (Northport-LI Yellowjackets) enjoyed the 2018 team title

Greer Guyer (right) and Terriers teammate Mikayla Dwyer (Northport-LI Yellowjackets) enjoyed the 2018 team title

“Every girl felt they were doing horribly in the testing but we got through it together,” she said. “For the 300 we were all cheering each other on and that started our togetherness.”

Other interviews from members of the Terriers:

Alaina Parisella, 2018 Attack, Mount St. Mary, NJ, STEPS Elite, NJ

What were your goals and what did you accomplish?
“This year I really wanted to improve from last year, and I feel like I accomplished that. I also wanted to try new strategies against all of the talent that I played against.”

Why was your team so successful?
“My team blended so well for a group of strangers. We did really good introducing ourselves and noticing each others strengths. The team’s chemistry was key in each game.”

How did you enjoy the Parisi Speed Testing?
“I did alright on the testing, but I could have done better. My strengths were definitely shown on the field. I think it was a good warm up to prepare for game time, and I liked comparing my times to top players.”

What did you learn that will help you prepare for the spring season?
“Our coach, Bev Altig (Maryland United), fit so well with the team. She gave us tips on each of our weaknesses and guided us to the championship. It was great to learn new things from a different coach, and I can definitely take her coaching tips with me for the next season.”

Alaina Parisella is joined by coach Bev Altig

Alaina Parisella is joined by coach Bev Altig

Mikayla Dwyer, 2018 midfield, Shoreham-Wading River, NY/LI Yellowjackets

What were your goals and what did you accomplish?
“Our team was unselfish. I think in some cases people think they have to score, but we just went in with the flow of the game.

Why was your team so successful?
“Our unselfishness. Coach got us to jell together, and we were all big supporters of that. We worked it and we were patient. That was the key; it was not about yourself. Coaches are not looking for that.”

What did you learn that will help you heading into the spring season?
“I wanted to win, but you have to have fun and throw your all into it. You want to showcase yourself, but you want to have fun.”

From the runner-up Eagles: Emma Wightman, Ridge, NJ, 2018 midfield, T3

What were your goals and what did you accomplish?

Emma Wightman of runner-up Eagles

Emma Wightman of runner-up Eagles

Wightman: “My main goal was try my best and meet new people while adapting to a new team. I thought it was a lot of fun.”

What did you learn that will help you heading into the spring season?
“I learned a the backer defense; where you have a player that goes around the 8 to help on defense. That was me. And it was a lot of fun to meet new people.”

How did you enjoy the Parisi Speed Testing?
“In the 5-10-5 I learned to shift my body weight before the turn. That’s good for defenders to change direction really fast. I think I did pretty well. I did my best time in the 300 because I have good endurance.”

Why was your team so successful?
“I think we really just worked well together. We adapted and I would say we looked like a team playing with each other a long time.”

Top finishers in Parisi Speed Testing

Fastest Shot:
Jada Preston, Trojans, St. Thomas Aquinas, FL/Florida Unitred, 69 MPH
Kamryn McNeal, Blue Jays, Garhet Valley, PA/Phantastix 65 MPH
Chloe Willard, Quakers, Cazenovia, NY/Orange Crush 65 MPH

40-yard dash
Thea Reddin, Hawks, Charlotte Counttry Day School, NC/Queen City Stars, 5.16
Caroline Raymond, Lions, Mahopac, NY/WestChester Elite, 5.27

300-yard dash
Sophia DeRosa, Lions, Cold Spring Harbor, NY/LI Yellowjackets, 51.22
Lindsey Smith, Irish, Springfield-Montco,PA/STEPS Philly, 51.85

5-10-5 shuttle
Eliza MacCaull, West Genesee, NY/Orange Crush, Irish, 4.69
Sophia Skallerud, The Blake School, MN/MN Elite, Trojans, 4.72
Emily Grace Rodgers, Hawks, St. George’s Independent School, TN/Sky Walkers, 4.72

Rosters for 2018 finalists

2018 Champions
Terriers: Coach Bev Altig – Maryland United
5 Brianna Blatter / Long Island Yellow Jackets Goalie
11 Clare Casey / LI Liberty Lacrosse Attack
16 Savannah Cosman / Eagle STIX Attack
25 Kasey Dorney / Long Island Top Guns Midfield
27 Mikayla Dwyer / Long Island Yellow Jackets Midfield
39 Greer Guyer / STEPS Elite Philly Midfield
47 Claire Keller / T3 Elite Lacrosse Defense
53 Casey Leach / Rebels Defense
64 Megan Mccormick / MC Elite 2018 Midnight Midfield
74 Alaina Parisella / STEPS Blue Attack
94 Kelsey Skaine / ADK Defense
103 Jordan Tilley / TLC Lacrosse Defense
104 Olivia Tuma / Philly Blast Midfield
122 Bailey Christianson / M&D Club Attack
123 Alexandra Visconti / Yellow Jackets Blue Defense

Eagles: Coach Brooke Fritz – Steps Philly
4 Jillian Becker / Long Island Top Guns Attack
9 Moira Callahan / Long Island Yellow Jackets 2018 Blue Attack
10 Kelsie Callahan / Liberty Midfield
21 Samantha Decarlo / Sky Walkers Lacrosse Midfield
31 Catherine Farrell / Orange Crush 2018 Midfield
45 Shannon Karch / STEPS Elite Blue Defense
55 Samantha Leva / Team Elevate 2018 Blue Midfield
87 Anna Ryan / Hero’s Tournament Lacrosse Defense
92 Madelyn Sheridan / Liberty Lacrosse Attack
93 Katherine Silver / ADK Lacrosse Club Defense
97 Colette Smith / South Jersey Select Pink 18 Midfield
100 Vanessa Stamas / TLC 2018 Goalie
109 Natalie Voiro / South Jersey Select Pink 18 Attack
115 Emma Wightman / T3 Midfield
117 Kate Winsness / Eagle Stix Atlanta Midfield


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