Lower Merion (PA)

Established2007
Based inArdmore, PA
NicknamesLady Baba
Short NameLady Baba
Personnel
CoachesChris Vanni (Head Varsity Coach), Callie Clifton (Assistant Coach)
CaptainsOnjoli Palmer, Ava Terosky
Postseason titles
State
titles (7)
2023, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009
Postseason appearances
State
appearances (15)
2023, 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Championship
appearances
2023
Links
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Lower Merion (PA) is a high school ultimate team based in Ardmore, PA. The team competes in Philadelphia in the High School Girls Division of USA Ultimate (USAU). They moved up to #9 (from #10) in our High School Girls Power Rankings on April 8th, 2024.

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Seasons

Year League Region
(finish)
State
(finish)
Regular Season Postseason results Captains Coaches
Wins Losses
2024 USAU Pennsylvania Philadelphia Onjoli Palmer, Ava Terosky Chris Vanni, Callie Clifton
2023 USAU Pennsylvania
(1st)
Philadelphia
(1st)
26 6
  1. 1st Place at Philadelphia State Championships
    Won State Finals (Strath Haven) 15-1
    Won State Semifinal (Pennsbury) 14-5

    1st Place at PHUEL City Championships
  2. 11th Place at High School Championships
    11th Place at HSNI
Samantha Merritt, Poppy Wagner, Myra Woerdeman, Ava Terosky Chris Vanni, Andrew Barczak, Callie Clifton, Dalia Weinstein
2022 USAU Pennsylvania
(2nd)
Philadelphia
(2nd)
22 9
  1. 2nd Place at Philadelphia State Championships
    Lost State Final (Masterman) 8-12
    Won State Semifinal (Pennsbury) 12-7

    2nd Place at PHUEL City Championships
Emma Thorne, Samantha Merritt, Myra Woerdeman Chris Vanni, Callie Clifton, Pete Dawson, Dalia Weinstein
2021 USAU Pennsylvania
(n/a)
Philadelphia
(n/a)
Jamie Eldridge, Oliva Steinberg Chris Vanni, Pete Dawson, Callie Clifton
2020 USAU Pennsylvania
(n/a)
Philadelphia
(n/a)
Linda Liu, Jamie Eldridge, Olivia Steinberg Chris Vanni, Pete Dawson, Callie Clifton
2019 USAU Pennsylvania
(2nd)
Philadelphia
(3rd)
  1. 2nd Place at Philadelphia State Championships
    Lost State Final (Haverford) 7-13
    Won State Semifinal (Strath Haven) 8-5

    3rd Place at PHUEL City Championships
Talia Gallagher, Sofia Lake, Olivia Thornton, Linda Liu Chris Vanni, Pete Dawson
2018 USAU Pennsylvania
(2nd)
Philadelphia
(2nd)
  1. 2nd Place at Philadelphia State Championships
    Lost State Final (Radnor) 10-11
    Won State Semifinal (Haverford) 15-7

    2nd Place at PHUEL City Championships
Bethany Eldridge, Christina Holgado, Olivia Thornton Chris Vanni, Pete Dawson
2017 USAU Pennsylvania
(1st)
Philadelphia
(3rd)
  1. 1st Place at Philadelphia State Championships
    Won State Final (Radnor) 9-6
    Won State Semifinal (North Allegheny) 11-4

    3rd Place at PHUEL City Championships
Mariko Kishimoto, Sarah Lipson, Christina Holgado Chris Vanni, Pete Dawson, Lily Eisner, Dalia Weinstein
2016 USAU Northeast
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(1st)
  1. 1st Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    Won State Finals (Fox Chapel) 15-7
    Won State Semifinal (Radnor) 15-6

    1st Place at PHUEL City Championships
Dena Behar, Margo Urheim, Mariko Kishimoto Chris Vanni, Pete Dawson
2015 USAU Northeast
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(3rd)
  1. 3rd Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    1st Place at PHUEL City Championships
Izzy Thornton, Dena Behar, Sophie Bennett, Margo Urheim Chris Vanni, Pete Dawson
2014 USAU Northeast
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(1st)
  1. 1st Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    Won State Finals (Haverford)

    3rd Place at PHUEL City Championships
Eleanor Abbott, Lily Eisner Kathy Rowe, Liz Chang
2013 USAU Northeast
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(1st)
  1. 1st Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    Won State Finals (Haverford) 15-1

    2rd place at PHUEL City Championships
Beah Jacobson, Jenna Perna-Ellis Kathy Rowe, Chris Vanni, Jackie Freedman
2012 USAU Northeast
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(3rd)
  1. 3rd Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    3rd place at PHUEL City Championships
Kathy Rowe, Chris Vanni
2011 USAU East
(10th)
Pennsylvania
(3rd)
  1. 3rd Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    3rd place at PHUEL City Championships
Kathy Rowe, Chris Vanni
2010 USAU East
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(1st)
  1. 1st Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    Won State Finals (Allderdice)

    1st place at PHUEL City Championships
Emily Eisner, Hannah Garfield Kathy Rowe, Chris Vanni
2009 USAU East
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(1st)
  1. 1st Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    Won State Finals (Fox Chapel)

    1st place at PHUEL City Championships
Kathy Rowe, Chris Vanni
2008 USAU East
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(T-3rd)
  1. T-3rd Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
    2nd Place at PHUEL City Championships
Nina Bar-Giora, Emily Eisner Kathy Rowe, Chris Vanni
2007 USAU East
(n/a)
Pennsylvania
(5th)
  1. 5th Place at Pennsylvania State Championships
Andrea Bowring, Nina Bar-Giora, Emily Eisner Kathy Rowe, Chris Vanni