St. Mary’s of Lancaster will bring its 36-5-2 record (including tournaments) to St. Anthony’s High School on Long Island on Saturday looking for its 16th New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association title.
The Lancers will play three downstate league champions, John F. Kennedy, The Ursuline School and Kellenberg Memorial, in a round robin pool play to determine seedings, which will be followed by the semifinals and then the final.
Led by Monsignor Martin Association MVP Summer Slade and first teamers Jillian Vitale, Hannah Mulhern and Kelly Cleversley, St. Mary’s has won two of the last three state championships.
“Currently we are ranked No. 2 in the state by MaxPreps,” Lancers coach Don Pieczynski said. “We will fiercely defend our title and hope to repeat. We are peaking at the right time and hope to make some memories this weekend.”