The Panthers are an interesting case. Returning nine starters to a team that brought the eventual sectional champions, Bronxville, to penalty kicks spells good things for Pleasantville.
With Remi Manna, an all-section honorable mention pick as a freshman in 2012, continuing to grow as a player, Pleasantville will not be a team to overlook in 2013.
Below is coach Chris Osterhoudt’s team capsule.
Coach: Chris Osterhoudt (Second season)
Last season’s record: 6-9-3
Playoffs: Lost to Bronxville in first round.
Key returners: Sammi Borsellino, Sr., D.; Julia Eisenberg, Sr., M.; Maria Howe, Sr., M.; Isabella Ward, Sr., M.; Alynne Jeanty, Jr. G; Remi Manna, So., F.
Newcomers: Danielle Murray, Jr., F.; Olivia Heintzman, Jr., M.
Coach’s notes: We have an experienced team with nine returning starters. Last year, Remi Manna, all-section honorable mention as a freshman, led the team with 11 goals, while Julia Eisenberg leading the team in assists with six. Our team grew as the season went on and were able to step up in big matches, taking eventual section champ, Bronxville, to a penalty kick shootout in the second round. We have 16 returners and four newcomers ready to work hard and make a deep run in sectional play.
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