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BULLETIN: Oct. 11, 2018 — The single-season goals record has fallen

Today, in a 13-0 win over Elizabethtown (Pa.), Mackenzie Allessie of Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) became the all-time single-season goal-scoring champion surpassing former Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) forward Austyn Cuneo.

Allessie now needs just three more goals during the balance of the season to eclipse Cuneo’s all-time career goals mark of 327, but her next goal will put her in a singular category: the only scholastic field hockey player to score 100 goals in a season.

That next game is in the quarterfinal round of the Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament, a game scheduled for early next week at Donegal.

Oct. 11, 2018 — Knoblochs leave long legacy of success

The list of girls’ lacrosse coaches at Moorestown (N.J.) is a short one, but rich in history.

And some of the great Moorestown lore is about to become a part of past history, as it was announced that Deanna Knobloch was stepping down from the head coaching position, and her husband K.C. was also relinquishing his duties from the team.

The reason is obvious, if you know the Moorestown sports family. Many a time a coach has resigned when an offspring has graduated to go to college, and will spend their time watching them play. Such is the case with Deanna and K.C. now going to watch daughter Kasey play in the midfield for your defending national champion James Madison Dukes.

Knobloch guided her teams to 15 state championships and 580 wins. She was able to identify gifted and skilled players who competed every day for their spot in the side as well as against other opposition.

Part of Knobloch’s legend has to be the quality of her out-of-conference matchups. Thanks to the willingness of athletic director Neil Rosa to schedule quality with national implications, the Quakers played a number of memorable games over the years. The team met Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) as well as Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.), a matchup which brought overflow crowds in both 2005 and 2006.

For sure, one of Knobloch’s legacies is the fact that a score of alumnae are now coaching somewhere.

And maybe, one of them may come back to Bridgeboro Road.