Coach Kocher enters her second season at the helm of the Girls Lacrosse Program. Last year the team went 6-5.
Coach Kocher comes to Goretti after a 2-year stint as Assistant Women’s Lacrosse and Field Hockey Coach at Houghton College in Houghton, NY. At Houghton, Kocher (Meassick) spearheaded goalie instruction. Her main responsibilities included individual player development, game day coaching, scouting, and recruiting. A 4-year program in the competitive Empire 8 Division III Conference, Houghton, at the helm of Head Coach Amanda Zacchigna and Kocher, improved the program to have the most wins in its history, including 5 players to conference awards. She also worked as the Assistant Coach for the Field Hockey program.
Kocher is a 2014 graduate of Houghton College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Communication and minors in Youth Ministry and Sports Ministry. One of her favorite memories includes a team mission’s trip to Trinidad and Tobago where they competed against the Trinidad National Field Hockey Team. During her career, Kocher was nominated to the NFHCA National Academic Squad as well as the Empire 8 President’s List. She also served as a member of Houghton’s NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Kocher grew up in Mount Airy, MD and attended South Carroll High School where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She currently works as the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for St. Maria Goretti High School and moderates the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club. She and her husband reside in Waynesboro, PA. Coach Kocher looks to develop players who are successful on the field, but also in all areas of their life.
Coach Lague brings six years of youth lacrosse coaching experience alongside two years at the high school level. Lague graduated from Western Maryland College (McDaniel College), where she played lacrosse. She is an elementary school teacher at St. Joseph School in Martinsburg, WV. Lague brings with her the experience and love of teaching the game of lacrosse.
W 20-3 vs. Middleburg, press release
Sage Lague- 6 goals, 1 assist, 6 draw controls
Emily Abe- 6 goals
Juli Swarner- 2 goals, 2 assists, 7 draw controls, 8 ground balls
Maura Hevey- 2 goals, 1 assist
Georgia Giannaris- 2 goals, 1 assist
Jade Stewart- 2 goals
Zoe Mutchler- 2 assists, 5 ground balls, 2 draw controls, 3 causes turnovers
Lauren Lindsey- 1 assist, 3 draw controls
Hanna Manning- 2 saves
Mackenzie Kotch- 3 saves
Washington County Season Preview, press release
Washington County Players to Watch, press release
L 16-5 vs. Madiera, press release
Zoe Mutchler, 3 goals, 3 caused turnovers
All-IPSL Team, read press release from Herald-Mail Media here.
Washington All-County, read press release from Herald-Mail Media here.
Taylor Blenckstone- 1st Team. Read press release here.
Zoe Mutchler- 2nd Team
Juli Swarner- 2nd Team
All home games played at: Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park 351 North Cleveland Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740
2017 Season Results: (6-5)
Goretti- 13 Chambersburg- 8. Read press release here.
Taylor Blenckstone- 9 goals, 17 draw controls, 6 ground ballsVictoria Baker- 4 goals, 1 assist, 1 draw control, 5 ground ballsMaura Hevey- 2 assistsEmily Abe- 1 assist, 5 ground ballsZoe Mutchler- 1 assist, 2 draw controls, 3 ground ballsSirri Akaya- 11 ground ballsHanna Manning at goal had 10 saves.
Goretti- 17 Brookewood- 12 Read press release here.
Emily Abe- 5 goals, 1 ground ballGeorgia Giannaris- 4 goals, 1 ground ballTaylor Blenckstone- 4 goals, 2 assists, 4 ground balls, 13 draw controlsZoe Mutchler- 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 ground balls, 3 draw controlsVictoria Baker- 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 draw controls, 1 ground ballMaura Hevey- 1 goal, 1 ground ballSirri Akaya- 2 ground balls, 1 draw controlKendall Jones- 2 ground ballsBecca Mason- 2 ground ballsKatie Manning- 1 assistHanna Manning- 16 saves
Taylor Blenckstone WHAG Monday MVP, view video here.
Taylor Blenckstone- 5 goals, 4 ground balls, 1 assist, 14 draw controlsKatie Manning- 1 goal, 1 draw control, 2 ground ballsZoe Mutchler- 1 goal, 1 draw controlBecca Mason- 1 goal, 1 ground ballGeorgia Giannaris- 1 assistVictoria Baker- 1 assist, 4 draw controls, 1 ground ballEmily Abe- 1 assistSirri Akaya- 1 ground ball, 1 draw controlKendall Jones- 3 ground ballsHanna Manning- 9 saves
Taylor Blenckstone: 5 goals, 1 assist, 16 draw controlsGeorgia Giannaris: 3 goals, 1 assistEmily Abe: 2 goalsKatie Manning: 4 goals, 2 assists, 1 draw controlSarah Funk: 1 draw controlZoe Mutchler: 1 goal, 2 draw controlsSiri Akaya: 1 assistVictoria Baker: 2 goals, 2 assists, 1 draw controlHanna Manning: 11 saves
St. James- 22 Goretti- 5
Georgia Giannaris- 1 goalTaylor Blenckstone- 1 goal, 1 ground ball, 8 draw controlsEmily Abe- 1 goalKatie Manning- 1 goal, 3 ground ballsVictoria Baker- 1 groundball, 1 draw controlSirri Akaya- 1 groundball, 1 draw controlZoe Mutchler- 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 groundball, 3 draw controlsGigi Longo- 6 saves
Herald-Mail Media NCAA Bringing end to early contact with underclassmen Read press release here.
Goretti- 18 Catoctin- 7
Taylor Blenckstone 6 goals, 1 assist, 15 draw controls, 6 ground balls
Emily Abe 6 goals, 3 ground balls
Rebecca Mason 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls
Victoria Baker 2 goals
Maura Hevey 1 goal, 1 assist
Zoe Mutchler 1 goal, 5 ground balls, 4 draw controls
Juli Swarner 4 ground balls
Sirri Akaya 4 ground balls
Goretti- 21 Mercersburg- 5
Taylor Blenckstone 7 goals, 2 assists, 20 draw controls
Emily Abe 7 goals
Katie Manning 3goals, 2 assists
Danielle Wells 2 goals, 2 assists
Victoria Baker 1 goal, 2 assists
Zoe Mutchler 3 ground balls, 1 draw control
Gigi Longo with 8 saves.
Goretti- 21 Middleburg- 4 Read press release here.
Georgia Giannaris- 4 goals, 1 assist
Taylor Blenckstone- 3 goals, 1 assist, 6 ground balls, 7 draw controls
Danielle Wells- 2 goals, 3 assists
Emily Abe- 2 goals, 2 assists
Maura Hevey- 2 goals, 1 assist
Zoe Mutchler- 2 goals, 5 ground balls, 6 draw controls
Victoria Baker- 2 goals
Rebecca Mason- 2 goals
Juli Swarner- 1 goal, 1 assist
Sirri Akaya- 1 goal
Taylor Blenckstone 2017 Washington County Girls Lacrosse Player to Watch Herald Mail Media Read press release here.
View our 2017 Girls Lacrosse Season Preview from Herald Mail Media here.
Claire Murray, 1st Team All-County
Emma Hogan, 2nd Team All-County
Taylor Blenckstone, 1st Team All-County
Claire Murray, 1st Team All-County
Jenna Katrina, 2nd Team All-County
Class of 2017:
Taylor Blenckstone, Division I, Longwood University. Press release.
Kendall Jones, Division II, Shepherd University.
Class of 2016:
Claire Murray, Division II, University of Mount Olive.
Class of 2015:
Jenna Katrina, Division II, Florida Institute of Technology.