2019 All-Press Girls Lacrosse Team: Four from St. Paul, one each from BC, BE excel

Published on Friday, 12 July 2019 20:50


Our 2018-19 All-Press Girls Lacrosse Team is highlighted by four athletes from a St. Paul team that finished the regular season 14-2 to earn the Class S state tournament’s fourth overall seed, winning regular season and tournament WCLC championships before falling at home to Weston in the first round of the postseason.

Senior Emma Cretella was a two-time all-conference player and an All-State nominee who finished the season with 46 goals, 15 assists, 15 ground balls and a 58 percent shooting percentage. Cretella scored more than 100 career goals.

Greta Panke, a sophomore, was also a two-time All-WCLC selection and All-State nominee, finishing the season with 33 goals, 15 assists, 25 ground balls, 74 draw controls and a 52 percent shooting percentage. Panke was also a member of the Connecticut National team.

Catherine Ciampi, a senior captain, was another two-time all-conference selection and was one of the Falcons’ senior captains. Ciampi amassed 39 goals, seven assists, 25 ground balls, 19 draw controls and a 63 percent shooting percentage.

“We are so proud of our team this season,” Ciampi said. “I have been so blessed to be a part of this team for four years and watch it grow into a championship team. I can’t wait to see what more great things this program has in store.”

Ashley Suzio, a senior who earned captain status three times in her career, wrapped up her career with a 2019 season in which she tallied 19 goals, 13 assists, 18 ground balls and a 54 percent shooting percentage.

“Being with this team since the start of it all has been an honor,” Suzio said. “I am beyond proud of all the accomplishments we’ve had this year and hope the best for the team in the future.”

For a Bristol Central team that missed the playoffs, senior Jade Longo earned All-CCC honors an attacker. Longo, a captain, won the team’s offensive MVP award.

Ciara Collins, a freshman for a Bristol Eastern squad that also missed the state tournament, finished with 16 goals and two assist this season. Her season highlights include scoring three goals against Bristol Central, three goals in a win over Middletown and four goals against Enfield.

“Collins is a standout player and has fit in well with our returning varsity players,” Lancers head coach Kayla Policarpio said. “I received many compliments about her athleticism and cannot wait to see how she grows in this sport and as an athlete in general.

“Collins has what every coach wants in a player. She gave me 100 percent every game, never asked to be subbed, and did everything to support her teammates. A young talent we are grateful to have.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, St. Paul on Friday, 12 July 2019 20:50. Updated: Friday, 12 July 2019 20:52.