Tonawanda News — McDonald doesn’t play like a sophomore. Dauria said after starting her on attack at the beginning of the season she moved to midfielder and has blossomed there.
“She doesn’t have a ton of goals but her speed is amazing — where she picks up a ground ball and she’s gone,” Dauria said about McDonald. “Shannon can’t even stay with her. She’s really huge for us as a sophomore with some leadership ability.”
Dauria is proud of the work ethic that’s become the staple of the MSM program. Girls know the expectation the moment they walk in the door, and each player continues to carry the torch for those that built the winning foundation.
“We’ve won the championship for the past eight years and we’re hoping for a ninth this year,” Pelitera said. “Knowing the history of our school we know we have to push it. We know every team is going to be after us, so we have to work as hard as we can.”Contact Sports Editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.