2021 Athlete Feature: Ellie Koerner

Marissa Lucca '22

Ellie Koerner has been playing Varsity for girls lacrosse since her sophomore year. She loves to play defense, but Koerner is a threat on both ends of the field and will play wherever she is needed. Her speed, high lacrosse IQ, and passion for the game are qualities that will certainly help lead the Minutemaids to a successful season.

What game are you looking forward to the most this season?

 “Clearview because we have been rivals all throughout my high school experience. We beat them in the Gloucester County Cup and didn’t get the chance to play them last year, so I’m really excited to face them again.”

As a senior, how do you plan on leading the team this year?

 “By motivating everyone to give 150% every single day whether it’s practice or a game because it will pay off in the end.”

What are you telling your teammates this year?

“Do not take anything for granted, that being any practice, run, or game.”

Why are you optimistic for this upcoming season?

“We have a strong senior class leading the team, with help from some underclassmen getting called up. I am grateful to be offered the opportunity to get back on the field this spring to play one last season with my teammates.”

After an abrupt end to the spring season last year due to Covid-19, the girls lacrosse team is anxious to get back on the field April 1. The team will be led by seniors Ellie Koerner, Rachel Lee, Mairin Conway, Kendall James, Lizzie Harrison, Danni Brown, and Nicole Geaneotes. The Minutemaids have two college commits, including Lee who will play at Rutgers Camden and Conway at Holy Family.

In the 2018-19 season, the Minutemaids finished 9-10, and Lee led her class with 24 goals. This season, Koerner explains that “it is [the seniors’] duty to lead the team to a winning season.” The Minutemaids, coached by Sandy Stockl, will open at home against Seneca on April 20 at 3:45.