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Lacrosse - Girls Varsity


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



Team Roster

# Name Position Grade
1 Audrey Gaskins Midfield 9
2 Sarah David Defense 10
3 Grace DiLuigi Attack 11
4 Francesca Pirozzoli Midfield 11
5 Josephine Cardellicchio Midfield 10
6 Regina Pizzano Defense 10
7 Melanie Shaffer Schaffer 12
8 Grace Clukey Defense 10
9 Jillian Kendrick Attack 9
10 Gabriella Pirozzoli Midfield 12
11 Carina Ritcheson Defense 11
12 Eavan Snellings Attack 11
13 Jessica Seager (captain) Midfield 12
14 Lilian Price Defense 11
15 Taraneh Samadani Midfield 10
16 Olivia Pope Defense 11
17 Margaret McDonough Defense 11
18 Sarah Yoest Attack 11
19 Kaitlyn Arcari Midfield 12
20 Grace Cook Defense 12
21 Alena Herrera Attack 11
23 Madeline Cadin Attack 11
25 Isabel David Defense 11
30 Abigail Snarzyk GK 10
31 Regan Morche GK 12


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: Grace Finnerty

Assistant Coach: Kevin Pope.

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