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2019 Bishop O'Connell Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team

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





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Team Roster

# Name Position Grade
1 Audrey Gaskins Midfield 11
2 Caroline Young Defense
3 Grace DiLuigi Midfield
4 Josephine Cardellicchio Midfield 12
5 Anna Cardellicchio Midfield 10
6 Morgan Thomas Midfield 11
7 Lilian Price Defense
8 Grace Clukey Midfield 12
9 Meagan Hosker Defense 11
10 Alexa Wootten Defense 11
11 Carina Ritcheson Defense
12 Devon Hong Attack 11
13 Katherine Shiells Midfield 10
15 Emma Nowakowski Attack
18 Sarah Yoest Attack
19 Taraneh Samadani Midfield 12
20 Anna Goodson Defense 11
21 Alena Herrera Attack
22 Isabel David Defense
23 Madeline Cadin Attack
24 Caroline Spann Attack
25 Caroline Dommel Defense 11
42 Sydney Wright GK 11


Head Coach: TJ Finnerty


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: Hal Sinton

Assistant Coach and Head JV Coach: Kevin Pope

Assistant Coach (Goalies & more): Meghean Kennedy

Assistant Coach: Haley Bowcutt

Assistant Coach: Grace Finnerty

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