New Royals, Same Expectations for Oak Knoll in Girls Lacrosse

The defending Tournament of Champions winner from 2019 has a new coach and a whole bunch of new faces but Oak Knoll is not only one of the best programs in the state but the entire country. Go Beyond the Score with our preview of the Royals girls lacrosse program


Oak Knoll might be a small private school in Summit but they are a giant in girls lacrosse. The 2021 season brings a lot of new faces and a new head coach with Gianna Spinelli stepping up from assistant to take over for Rachel Lasda who is taking over at Ranney. The 2019 Tournament of Champions winner has to replace over 300 goals of offense in 2021 but the Royals have become a Division I factory for girls lacrosse athletes. Colleen Quinn had 34 goals two years ago and the Richmond commit is on the very short list of Royals with varsity experience but talent is not an issue. Six seniors have signed to play college lacrosse and two more will play Ivy League field hockey at Yale. Then there’s three Class of 2022 Division I commits and the sophomores can’t be recruited until September 1st. The Royals are ranked 5th in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine National Poll with Moorestown coming in at 13th. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis profiles a new Royals team with the same expectations: