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Tennis Team Wins 3rd Straight PIAA State Championship
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Congratulations to the girls tennis team and Coach Kelly Maslar and Assistant Coach Jenny Wilson, who won their 3rd straight PIAA State Championship over the weekend. They defeated Scranton Prep by a score of 5-0 in the final. Great job Lady Lakers!  Pictured here are (front l to r):  Taylor Levinson ’15 and Lauren Petrella ’15; (back):  Ruthie Golden ’17, Alexandra Ferretti ’15, Josie Barcley ’18, Sophia DiNicola ’17, Alex Baldwin ’17, Audrey Bell ’16, Anna Bruns ’17, Alice Squeglia ’15, Francesca Kern ’18, Nicole Freeman ’16, Caitlyn Schultz ’16 and Coach Kelly Erven Maslar ’87

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