Field hockey players to watch

Villa Maria's Megan Parsons , getting past a fallen Anna Drumler of Upper Perkiomen, will lead the Hurricanes against Donegal in a Class AA state semifinal Tuesday. ED HILLE / Staff
Villa Maria's Megan Parsons , getting past a fallen Anna Drumler of Upper Perkiomen, will lead the Hurricanes against Donegal in a Class AA state semifinal Tuesday. ED HILLE / Staff
Posted: September 07, 2013

Listed alphabetically.

Christina Black, Mount St. Joseph. A senior goalie and three-year starter, Black is hoping to provide stability in net for a Magic team hoping to dethrone Villa Maria atop the Catholic Academies league. She posted nine shutouts in the regular season last year.

Grace Boston and Marissa Cicione, Cardinal O'Hara. The Catholic League most valuable player, Boston scored 31 goals and added 24 assists last year to help lead the Lions to a District 12 championship. Cicione, like Boston a senior forward, scored 45 goals. The Lions' pairing of forwards is the best in the area.

Jen Harchut, Upper Dublin. A first-team selection in the Suburban One League American Conference, the midfielder is a cocaptain for Upper Dublin as a senior after leading her team with 11 goals last year. She has committed to play at Columbia.

Gabby Major, Spring-Ford. A senior forward and a first-team all-state selection last year, Major led Spring-Ford to the Pioneer Athletic Conference championship by scoring 37 goals. Major committed to North Carolina before her junior season.

Megan Parsons, Villa Maria. A senior forward, Parsons scored all three of Villa's goals in its District 1 Class AA title win against Upper Perkiomen last year. She returns as the main offensive threat for the back-to-back state finalists.

Gianna Pileggi, Episcopal Academy. The best goalie in the area, the senior will look to improve upon her 87.4 percent save performance from last year in hopes of leading the Churchwomen to another Inter-Ac title and Pennsylvania Independent Schools championship. She had 15 shutouts last season.

Moira Putsch, Notre Dame. One of the top field hockey players in the state, the forward returns for her senior season to add to what is already a record-breaking career. She scored 45 goals and added 25 assists last year, when she was named The Inquirer's player of the year in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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