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Lacrosse - Girls Varsity

Overview


2017 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team

Team Overview

The mission of the Bishop O’Connell girls lacrosse program is to provide each player with an educational and meaningful experience. The lacrosse program emphasizes the values of respect, sportsmanship, responsibility and dedication and focuses on success on the field and in the classroom. The program consists of two levels, junior varsity and varsity. The girls varsity team competes in two very competitive conferences, the WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) and the VISAA (Virginia Independent School Athletic Association).

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NEWS & AWARDS

T.J. Finnerty named head coach of girls lacrosse
Posted Sept. 22, 2017



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Roster

Team Roster

# Name Grade
2 Eavan Snellings 11
3 Grace DiLuigi 11
4 Taraneh Samadani 10
5 Lillian Saunders
7 Melanie Shaffer 12
8 Alena Herrera 11
9 Regina Pizzano 10
10 Gabriella Pirozzoli 12
11 Carina Ritcheson 11
12 Bridget O'Brien 12
13 Olivia Pope 11
14 Lilian Price 11
15 Emma Nowakowski 11
16 Jessica Seager 12
17 Kaitlyn Arcari 12
18 Sarah Yoest 11
19 Margaret McDonough 11
20 Grace Cook 12
21 Kirsten Knauf 12
23 Madeline Cadin 11
24 Erin Nihill
25 Isabel David 11
31 Regan Morche 12

Coaches

Head Coach: TJ Finnerty

Email: tfinnerty@bishopoconnell.org

Coach FinnertyBishop O'Connell has named T.J. Finnerty as the new head coach for the girls lacrosse team. "Coach Finn" has been involved in area girls lacrosse for the last seven years, most recently at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, where he was the head coach for the J.V. team, as well as a varsity assistant coach and an off-season training coach. For the past two seasons, he has also served as the head coach of the Virginia United club gold team.

"We are excited to announce the hiring of Coach Finnerty," said Joe Wootten, O'Connell athletic director. "He brings a lifetime of lacrosse experience and we are confident he will lead our program to great heights. What impressed me the most was his passion for the game and for teaching young people life skills through lacrosse. He will fit in perfectly with our mission-driven approach."

Growing up in Upstate New York, Coach Finn played lacrosse from a young age. He was a four-year starter and captain at Washington & Lee University, where he was named First Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-American his senior year. He holds a B.S in accounting and was a senior financial executive before career switching into his current role as a high school business teacher at Robinson Secondary School. He and his wife Renee have three daughters and a son


Assistant Coach: Grace Finnerty

Assistant Coach: Kevin Pope.

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