H.S. lacrosse: West Pittston resident Kate Romanowski leads Wyoming Seminary to sixth straight district championship


By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch



Garnet Valley players Rachel Warden, left, and McKenna Mink, right, block Wyoming Seminary’s Katherine Romanowski, center, in tournament play Wednesday night in Lehman Township.


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Wyoming Seminary’s Kate Romanowski, left, wins a draw against Wyoming Area’s Erica Gallagher in a District 2 girls lacrosse playoff game in Kingston earlier this season.


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KINGSTON – Kate Romanowski, a junior from West Pittston, was the leading scorer on the Wyoming Seminary girls lacrosse team that went undefeated in the Wyoming Valley Conference and won its sixth straight District 2 championship.

Romanowski led the championship game victory with eight goals May 27 when Wyoming Seminary defeated Coughlin, 13-4. She scored two more Wednesday when the Blue Knights had their season come to an end with a 23-7 loss to two-time defending state champion Garnet Valley in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.

“She’s definitely a game-changer,” Wyoming Seminary coach Catie Kersey said. “She’s incredibly athletic and she’s smart. She moves well with the ball.

“She’s hard to stop.”

Romanowski, a first-team choice on the all-star teams selected by the Times Leader and the WVC coaches last season, was at her best in the district final.

“What I admired most about Kate (in that game) is that she played so poised,” Kersey said.

Christina Kilyanek, a freshman from Hughestown, became one of the team’s top scoring threats late in the season. She scored a team-high three goals in the season-ending loss.

Megan Obeid, a senior from Pittston, started on defense for the Blue Knights.

Senior all-star games

Pittston Area’s Dana Zalewski and Rachel Ferrance scored two goals each to help the East to a 13-7 win over the West in the girls game to open the Wyoming Valley Lacrosse Officials Association inaugural Senior All-Star Games doubleheader at Scranton Prep’s Loyola Field.

Briana Mattei-Miller and Alyssa Neare were the other Pittston Area players on the winning team.

Blaise Erzar from Wyoming Area was part of the Blue team, which edged the White, 11-10, in the boys game to complete the doubleheader.

Wyoming Area’s Shaun Rohland joined Lake-Lehman’s Chris Hampel as co-coaches of the White team.

Boys coaches’ all-stars

Wyoming Area sophomore Justin Joseph was a second-team faceoff specialist on the all-star team selected by Wyoming Valley Conference boys lacrosse coaches.

Two other Wyoming Area sophomores, Sam Greenfield, at midfield, and Conor McCormick, on defense, received honorable mention.

Garnet Valley players Rachel Warden, left, and McKenna Mink, right, block Wyoming Seminary’s Katherine Romanowski, center, in tournament play Wednesday night in Lehman Township.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_SEMINARY-GLAX-STATES.jpgGarnet Valley players Rachel Warden, left, and McKenna Mink, right, block Wyoming Seminary’s Katherine Romanowski, center, in tournament play Wednesday night in Lehman Township. Charlotte Bartizek | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Seminary’s Kate Romanowski, left, wins a draw against Wyoming Area’s Erica Gallagher in a District 2 girls lacrosse playoff game in Kingston earlier this season.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_SD_Kate-Romanowski_1.jpgWyoming Seminary’s Kate Romanowski, left, wins a draw against Wyoming Area’s Erica Gallagher in a District 2 girls lacrosse playoff game in Kingston earlier this season. Bill Tarutis File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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