South Jersey Times Girls’ Lacrosse Preview 2022: Remaly ready to fill big shoes in Clearview

Ryan Remaly was sitting on the floor, but that didn’t stop her from practicing her specialty. The Clearview junior somehow retained possession and in one move not only shot on goal but ended up scoring in a recent scrum against Cherry Hill West.

Sure, she scored plenty of goals while standing, but this one was a highlight.

“We worked in training to immediately shoot out of the dodge,” she said after the scrum, which ended 10-10. “And that’s what I tried to do.”

Remaly is coming off a strong second year when she finished second in the team with 55 goals, while tallying 13 assists as Clearview enjoyed another successful season, going 13-7 and advancing to the semi-finals of Group 3 South Jersey before an 11-10 loss. to Eternal Power Shawnee.

This year, she will likely have more offensive responsibility with the graduation of Hailey Russo. Now at the University of Maryland, Russo scored 109 goals last year for the Pioneers.

“Those are definitely big shoes to fill, but as a team we all work together and all the athleticism and talent that we have and have relied on since last year, so I think we are going to have a good year this year,” Remaly said. , a third-team All-Group 3 NJ.com selection last season.

Midfielder Remaly says she can’t wait for the season to start. Clearview opens Wednesday hosting rival Kingsway.

Remaly has already knocked a big item off his to-do list when choosing his future destination. She’s committed to attending West Point, where the head coach is Michelle Tumolo, a former Clearview and then Syracuse University star.

Tumulo is spoken of in revered tones in the lacrosse community of Clearview and beyond.

“I kinda like to be like her and follow her shoes,” Remaly said. “I want to establish a good base here and all the girls here have helped me become a better player on the pitch, they always lift me up and I want to do the same with other players.”

Remaly says it will be such an honor to attend West Point.

“It’s really cool, I’m happy to have the opportunity to still play at a high level, but also to serve my country and prepare for the future.”

This future includes becoming a doctor.

“I want to be a medical surgeon for the military,” she said.

As for this year, Remaly was named captain as a junior after a long line of standout Clearview captains, including Tumolo.

“She’s obviously a phenomenal leader for us,” Clearview coach Megan Conklin said of Remaly. “She’s taken on great leadership responsibilities off the pitch and has really grown tremendously as a player and a person and as a leader and I’m really proud of her.”

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Hannah Exley, Paul VI, senior

She plays a high offense while taking draws for the Eagles. Last season, Exley netted 40 goals and 22 assists, while racking up 63 draws to lead Paul VI in all three categories. She accepted a lacrosse scholarship to Division II Lynn University.

Olivia Giordano, Millville, senior

An outstanding athlete, Giordano was the South Jersey Times Women’s Soccer Player of the Year in the fall. Although soccer is her favorite sport, she is a fan of lacrosse. Last season, she registered 37 goals and eight assists. During her two college seasons, she tallied 59 goals.

Marissa Lucca, Washington Township, Senior

She will be one of the key midfield leaders for the Minutemaids. Solid defensively, Lucca has registered five goals and four assists and is looking to improve on both totals. She will continue her education and her lacrosse career at the College of New Jersey.

Ryan Remaly, Clearview, Jr.

Remaly burst onto the scene in his freshman season, tallying 55 goals and 13 assists, finishing second on the team with 68 points. She scored a season-high six goals in a 20-6 win over Washington Township. Last season, Remaly was an NJ.com All-Group 3 third-team selection. She signed up for West Point, where former Clearview star Michelle Tumolo is the coach.

Aislinn Roberts, West Deptford, junior

A defensive midfielder, Roberts excelled in defense. She was an NJ.com All-Group 1 second-team pick last year and one of the main reasons the Eagles reached the Section Finals. Roberts had four goals and six assists and 14 ground runs. She also suffered 12 forced turnovers. She is committed to UMBC.

Lindsey Serafine, Our Lady of Mercy, senior

A Cap Atlantique League first-team goal pick, Serafine made 151 saves in 17 games last season. She has 323 career saves. Serafine will continue her studies and lacrosse career at West Point.

Krista Yarusso, West Deptford, senior

Forward, Yarusso has scored 53 goals and added 25 assists. She was a third-team NJ.com All-Group 1 pick. Yarusso enters the season with 62 career goals. She will continue her education and lacrosse career at York College.

TEAMS TO WATCH (in alphabetical order)

Open view

The Pioneers are four wins away from reaching a major milestone this season. Coach Megan Conklin started the program in 2005 and continues to guide the Pioneers.

His record going into the season is 196-115-3. in a highly competitive division that includes Haddonfield, Kingsway and West Deptford and, as usual, should be a contender. Last season, the Pioneers were 13-7 and advanced to the SJ Group 3 semifinals before losing to Shawnee, 11-10.

Junior midfielder Ryan Remaly will be among South Jersey’s best players. She had 55 goals and 13 assists last season and has already made a verbal commitment to West Point. Sophomore Allison McAnally is known for making the big save. She made 108 saves last season. Senior forward Ashley Noto had 31 goals and 24 assists last year. This is an Ursinus commit.

His classmate Mary-Anne Moraco had 19 goals and nine assists last year. Sophomore midfielder Maggie Wisniewski scored four goals last season and will play a bigger role on offense. Other key defenders are senior defenders Kaitlyn Pirotta and Marissa Ciemny, junior forward Mia Martorana and second defender Ava Gill.

Kingsway

The Dragons, after an 11-7 season, will be led by first-year coach Amanda Silvesti. Kingsway is expected to fight in the SJILL which also includes Clearview, Haddonfield and West Deptford.

Several seniors have made collegiate commitments for lacrosse. Attack Julie Campagna will attend Duquesne. Attack Samantha Ruwet, who registered 15 goals and 12 assists, will be present in Kutztown. Goaltender Kaitlin Price, who made 168 saves, is a Mount St. Mary signing. Junior forward Gracie Brower had 12 goals and eight assists. She’s committed to Alvernia.

Senior forward Gracie Horton will attend Eastern University and senior defenseman Maura Poulton will attend Goucher. Other key players include sophomore midfielders Allison Phalines and Madison Rothwein, senior defender Abagail Boyle and junior defenders Jessica Held and Kasey O’Rourke.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy

After an 8-9 season, OLMA are looking to improve this season. Coach Jennifer Valore has one of the best senior goaltenders Lindsey Seraline. She was a Cape Atlantic League star after recording 151 saves.

She will continue her career at West Point. Another performer in all conferences was senior midfielder Fiona Lockhart. She had 45 goals and 50 draw checks. Lockhart will bring his talents to Rowan. Another key veteran is senior striker Anissa Serafine, who scored 19 goals last season and 67 for her career. She’s an employee of Cabrini. Sophomore midfielder Mina Lockhart had 42 goals, nine assists and 47 tie checks in an impressive freshman season.

Paul VI

The Eagles appear a year away from a serious dispute in the National Olympic Division, but look seriously improved from last year’s 3-11 team. Senior Hannah Exley will be the main offensive threat after leading the Eagles in both goals (40), assists (22), ground balls (65) and draw checks (63).

Coach Robert Monaco believes second-year forward Ave Martin is a future college player. She had 31 goals and 12 assists, as well as 55 rushed balls and 30 draw checks. Other key veterans include junior midfielder Veronica Hocker, second-year midfielder Jordyn Johnson and senior defender Ashley Millilo.

Washington Township

Sandy Stockl enters his 29th season guiding the Minutemaids with a 275-207 record. Washington Township arguably has to play in the toughest conference, the Olympic American, so the Minutemaids aren’t likely to face the likes of Lenape, Shawnee and Cherokee, but it should still be a competitive team, which can improve his winning total from a 4-10 season, which was interrupted for two weeks due to COVID. Senior Marissa Lucca, who has signed up with the College of New Jersey, will be key in the midfield. She registered five goals and four assists last year.

Senior low attack Syd Browne heads for Gwynedd Mercy. Senior Brooke Burns, who will attend Rutgers Camden, will be in goal. One of the budding youngsters is second-year midfielder Brooke Alessandrini, who scored seven goals last season. Senior Grace Kim, will be one of the pillars of defense.

West Deptford

The Eagles lost seven starters from a side that went 15-7 and advanced to the South Jersey Group 1 final, falling to Haddonfield, 8-4. Of those players, four were four-year-old starters. Although it may be difficult to match this record, coach Julie Catrambone should field a very competitive team.

Junior midfielder-defender Aislinn Roberts was an NJ.com All-Group 1 second-team pick, while senior forward Krista Yarusso was a third-team selection after scoring 53 goals. Senior Gab Battle registered 27 goals and 24 assists. It is committed at the Georgian Court. Junior striker Jaci Gismondi added 13 goals and 10 assists. Michaela Scirotto is a Georgian prisoner. Two experienced midfielders are Anna Rossi and Amanda Smith

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