Shady Side Academy girls have lacrosse success
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Despite its season-ending loss in the first round of the PIAA playoffs two weeks ago, Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse coach Emily Schaknowski was very pleased with the team's overall performance.
“We had a very successful and exciting season this year,” she said. “I had a great group of intelligent, hard-working and unselfish players.
“This year, we achieved one step more toward the WPIAL championship.
“We made it to the championship game and lost to a very talented Peters Township team.”
Schaknowski said the team's success is especially satisfying considering that Shady Side Academy's attendance numbers are much smaller than that of many of the schools the team competes against.
“We are competing against schools that are sometimes as much as five times larger than SSA,” she said.
The highlights of the season, Schaknowski said, were an overtime win against Mt. Lebanon and a victory over Peters Township in the second half of the season.
Schaknowski knows that she will have to replace some key players for next year.
“I had four extremely talented senior that are graduating this year,” she said. “Felicia Tissenbaum, K.K. Jaffe, Mickey Saperstein and Lia Winter have all been great leaders and teammates during the two years that I have been the coach.
“Our roster is wide open for next year and every girl playing lacrosse here will be a key player for our program.”
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or email@example.com.
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