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Girls Lacrosse: Stamerra-led Chartiers Valley comes up short against section rivals

Written by Joe Koch on .

Maria Stamerra has done everything she possibly can to elevate the Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse program in the four years she has played for the Colts.

Against Mt. Lebanon this past Thursday in the WPIAL Division 1 girls lacrosse championship game at Highmark Stadium, Stamerra led all scorers with six goals and came up with timely tallies when it appeared the Blue Devils would take firm control of the game.

But the more-balanced Blue Devils appeared to have an answer each time, and they pulled with the game's final two goals to earn a 14-9 victory and their second title in the past three years.

"They brought their 'A' game and they played fantastic," Chartiers Valley coach Kim Eldridge said of Mt. Lebanon. "We gave a great effort, but we just didn't play our best game. That's what you have to do in a championship game."

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Lacrosse: Stamerra lead Colts into playoffs following historic season

Written by Joe Koch on .

A mainstay in high school girls lacrosse for the past four seasons has been Maria Stamerra, a remarkable senior midfielder for Chartiers Valley.

During her freshman and sophomore seasons, Stamerra led the Colts to Division 2 championship games that resulted in heartbreaking 15-14 and 11-9 losses to Shaler in the 2013 and 2014 championship games.

Following that 2014 loss, the Colts chose to move up to Division 1, and the team reached the semifinals where it fell to section opponent Mt. Lebanon, 15-8.

This year, just like last year, the Colts will be the No. 4 seed and take on a tough Fox Chapel team that finished a strong third in Division 1, Section 2 with a 9-3 record and an overall standard of 10-4. Chartiers Valley's overall and section records are the same, 10-2.

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Alumni Update - Taran Sifontes-Lavine (Westminster)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed atSifontes Lavine Westminster Slippery Rock University's Last Chance Meet on Friday.

For the men's team, senior Taran Sifontes-Lavine, a Chartiers Valley graduate, earned a personal-record in the 400 hurdles with a fifth-place time of 55.72.

 

(photo courtesy of Westminster College)

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Lacrosse: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers Valley’s Alivia Cangelier

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Alivia Cangelier
High School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Defense

Background: Alivia has been a part of the Chartiers Valley lacrosse program for nine years. She has been a varsity player for four years and a captain for two years. Alivia is a an integral part of the Colts' defense which has averaged 7.8 goals against so far this season for her team which is currently 10-1. A solid defender for the Colts, Alivia is a strong leader and role model for her teammates. She will be attending Ohio State University to work towards obtaining a doctorate in occupational therapy. She has been a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Social Committee and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).

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Alumni Update - Lindsay Reicoff (California University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. – The No. 7 California University of Pennsylvania softball team lost twice to Bloomsburg onReicoff CalU Saturday afternoon in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship, falling 5-4 in extra innings before suffering a 5-1 loss.


With the losses, the Vulcans fall to 35-4 overall and must now receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Cal U was slotted fifth in each of the three editions of the NCAA Atlantic regional rankings this spring.


Meanwhile, the Huskies improve to 44-7 this season earn the league's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament.


In Game one, senior first baseman Lindsay Reicoff, a Chartiers Valley graduate, went 2-for-3 with a solo homer.
 

 

(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)