Lady Lions Soccer Look to Extend Winning Streak Tonight

Lady Lions Soccer Look to Extend Winning Streak Tonight

Writer, Lion's Roar Staff

Middletown North’s Madison Marcotte (#6) heads the ball between during Freehold Township’s Kayla Wong (#8) and teammate Shaelah Pierson (#11) during the first half of their game in Middletown Thursday, October 1, 2020.-Photo via THOMAS P. COSTELLO

The Middletown High School North 2020 girls soccer season was not a certainty to even be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Lady Lions are excited that a cancelled season did not happen after all NJSIAA athletics were cancelled during the spring season.  The Lions head into this season, led by Coach Patricia Misciagna whom is entering her ninth season with an overall record of (72-79-5) and a 11-9-1 during the 2019 season.  The Lady Lions are going to lean on the leadership of key returners: Carly Binn (Sr. D), Ashley Dietrich (Sr. F), Ellie Kacen (Sr. G), Allie O’Keefe (Sr. M) and Rett Schnoor (Sr. F).The Lions will also look for some new blood to contribute during the course of this year. The key new newcomers include: Tiffany Brickle (Jr. D), Jordyn Gavini (Jr. D) Madison Marcotte (Fr. F) and Caroline Mascone (Jr. M).  According to Coach Misciagna, “We have a core group of returning players and seniors this year.  I’d like for our team to play together as a team and be successful on the field. We are in a very competitive A-North division and I’d like to win as many of our Division games as possible.”

Middletown North’s Allie O’Keefe (#15) keeps control of the ball in front of Freehold Township’s Kayla Wong during the first half of their game in Middletown Thursday, October 1, 2020. Photo via THOMAS P COSTELLO

The Lions have seen freshman Madison Marcotte as their leading goal scorer with 3 goals on the year, while Senior Ashley Dietrich is the top points leader with 5 (2 goals, 3 assists).  The Lions will have a tough task competing in the A-North, however, this program has not backed down from competition.  Some of the returning starters were members of the 2018 NJSIAA State Championship team is arguably one of the greatest teams in school history.  This year’s squad will look forward to pursuing multiple championships now that the NJSIAA has announced that there will be postseason play. “We are very excited that there will be a postseason Sectional State Tournament, and we hope to make it far in the postseason” said Misciagnia.  The Lady Lions have started their season with a 2-3 record heading into tonight’s game versus Middletown High School South.  The Lions have won their last two contests against Howell High School by outscoring their opponents 9-2.  The Lady Lions hope that their recent success will carry over into tonight’s crosstown rivalry for bragging rights in the community.


2020-2021 Middletown North

Lady Lions Soccer Roster

Name                    Class

Carly Binn-Senior

Allie O’Keefe-Senior

Julia Iasparro-Senior

Rett Schnoor-Senior

Cassie Soldo-Senior

Alyssa Imbriale-Junior

Sammy Mando-Junior

Emma Robson-Junior

Grace Inacio-Senior

Ellie Kacen-Senior

Maura Chawner-Sophomore

Ashley Dietrich-Senior

Stephanie Malick-Senior

Shaela Pearson-Senior

Tiffany Brickle-Junior

Mia Crane-Junior

Cassidy Cudjoe-Junior

Caroline Mascone-Junior

Molly Moore-Junior

Brianna Cudjoe-Freshman

Kelly Malanda-Freshman

Madison Marcotte-Freshman


2020 Middletown High School North

Lady Lions Soccer Schedule


10/20 @ Middletown South 5:00 pm
10/22 vs. Middletown South 7:00 pm
10/27 vs. Manalapan 5:30 pm
10/29 @ Manalapan 4:00 pm
11/2 @ Marlboro 4:00 pm
11/3 @ Marlboro 4:00 pm
11/4 vs. Marlboro 5:30 pm
11/5 vs. Marlboro 10:00 am
11/10 @ Long Branch 6:30 pm
11/12 vs. Long Branch

4:00 pm