Wed 8 June 2022 | USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff | High school
high school girls
The butt’s butt players in the United States reward the most remarkable individual performances in the butt of secondary girls in each of the five northeast regions, center of the Atlantic, South, Center-Ouest and West-described in our high school coverage.
All it takes is one shot. And Isabella Blanco made sure her first shot of the season counted in a big way. It was a shot she called.
“Since the start of the playoffs, I’ve been saying I’m going to run down the field, foul and shoot my first shot of the season and win a huge playoff game,” Blanco told Newsday after the game.
The junior defender marked on a shot in a free position during the sixth extension to conduct Westhampton (NY) at a 6-5 victory against Garden City (NY) in the class B final of Long Island at Stony stadium in Stony Brook. Blanco’s first shot clinched Westhampton’s first Long Island title in school history.
Also note: Catherine Berkery, Bronxville, New York; Josie Cavallo, Albertus Magnus (New York); Chloe Humphrey, Darien (Connecticut); Kaylie Mackiewicz, Northport (New York); Alexis Morton, Massapequa (New York); Maddie Tully, New Canaan, Connecticut
Grace Farrell, Haddonfield, New Jersey
The recruit of the Haddons was part of the program because her mother – the most remarkable player of the NCAA 2002 tournament Lauren Simone Farrell at Princeton University – is the team’s offensive coordinator, but this is her first year at play for Haddonfield. Farrell appreciated her most important performance in her first year in one of the biggest moments in Haddonfield – the New Jersey Group I. She scored the last three goals of her team match, including the winner of the match in overtime for an 8-7 win over Mountain Lakes (NJ).
His first goal tied the game, 6-6, on an assist from Stella Stolarick, who had a hat trick and two assists. Farrell’s second score tied the game again, 7-7, on a shot from free position, and his third goal with 1:59 left in overtime earned Haddonfield its fourth straight state championship. Farrell had three points in Haddonfield’s 13-7 win over Glen Ridge (NJ), and had 37 goals and 15 assists for the season.
Also note: Julia Givens, Twin Valley (Pennsylvania); Ashley Kiernan, Chatham (N.J.); Alana Lepore, Conestoga (Pennsylvania); Megan O’Brien, Morristown (NJ); Mia Raucci, Garnet Valley (Pennsylvania); Stella Stolarick, Haddonfield, NJ
Grace Curry, New Trier (Illinois); Maddy Paz, New Albany, Ohio; and Mariah Ross, Catholic Guerin (Ind.)
Curry, Paz and Ross lived through a scene from a movie, each scoring a dramatic winning goal to capture a state championship. Paz, a sophomore at New Albany, scored her winner on a free position opportunity with 2:14 remaining in overtime to topple undefeated Upper Arlington (Ohio). It was the fourth goal of the game’s second goal.
Curry, a Senior from New Trier, scored his second goal of the match with 1:22 to go outpour to give the Trevians a 12-11 victory on Hinsdale Central (Illinois) and their second state of state in the last three seasons. Curry finished the season with 80 points, including four goals against Rockford (Michigan) and the University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.).
Ross, a Catholic senior from Guerin, broke the tie with 43.5 seconds left in regulation for a 7-6 victory over Carmel (Ind.) to win a state championship and seal an undefeated season for the Golden Eagles.
Also note: Elle Busby, Edina (Minn.); Camryn Callaghan, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Annette Ciupek, Hinsdale Central, Ill.; Abby Cole, New Albany, Ohio; Lauren Pallotta, Jackson (Ohio); Caroline Potteiger, East Grand Rapids, Michigan; Brooke Ross, New Trier, Ill.; Nicola Santoni, Edina (Minn.)
Sydney Partovi, Jesuit Portland (Oregon)
The junior goaltender sealed a 12-11 win over Lake Oswego (Oregon) in the Oregon State Finals when she made a decisive save on a loose possession shot in the final minutes. Partovi was named Player of the Match. Lake Oswego had cut a four-to-one deficit. Partovi anchored the state’s best defense, which allowed an average of 4.06 goals per game.
Also note: Piper Daskalos, Jesuit Portland (Oregon); Kiana Santiago, Jesuit from Portland (Oregon)