Mallards Seek Seventh Straight Title

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team will be seeking its seventh straight Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) championship when it kicks off the season next week and appears to have the talent to pull off the remarkable feat.

The Mallards went 13-3 last year and captured the ESIAC title for the sixth straight year with a win over rival Saints Peter and Paul in the title game. As the Worcester girls prepare for the 2016 campaign, it appears the Mallards have plenty of talent up and down the field to repeat again.

Of the 33 players on the roster, seven are seniors and 13 are juniors, all of whom were part of last year’s team. The roster also includes three sophomores and nine freshmen ready to make their mark on the program.

Top returning players include Delaney Abercrombie, Grace Gardner, Julia Godwin, Alannah Curtis and Hailey Merritt. In goal, the Mallards will rely on senior Claire DeMallie and sophomore C.C. Lizas.

Worcester faces a tough schedule right from the start with a visit from Stephen Decatur in the opener next Wednesday, followed by road games against Cape Henlopen and Bennett    the following week.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.