Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Season Rewind
by Tom Peace | LaxMagazine.com
Year-End Top 101. St. Anthony's (N.Y.), 17-1
2. Christian Brothers (N.Y.), 19-2
3. Manhasset (N.Y.), 16-4
4. Garden City (N.Y.), 17-2
5. Darien (Conn.), 21-1
6. Brighton (N.Y.), 18-4
7. Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), 20-0
8. Farmingdale (N.Y.) 16-3
9. New Canaan (Conn.), 21-2
10. Bay Shore (N.Y.), 18-2
Northeast Player of the Year
Caylee Waters, Darien (Conn.)
The senior goaltender helped guide the Blue Wave to their 12th Class L state championship. Waters totaled 289 saves and finished with a 69-percent save percentage. The future Tar Heel only allowed more than 10 goals just three times this season.
With those numbers, Waters reeled in her first US Lacrosse All-American nod and was named to MSG Varsity's first-team Tri-State and first-team All-FCIAC.
Barrington (R.I.) was perfect within its boundaries this season, going 16-0 against in-state foes. And the Eagles did not just beat teams by small margins, Barrington averaged 15.11 goals a game this season against competition in the Ocean State.
Barrington won the Division I state title with a 14-10 win over LaSalle (R.I.) on June 1. Mary Kate Coogan was the MVP of the game with three goals and three assists, and senior Kelly Dolan also scored three goals for the Eagles.
The championship win is Barrington's 10th in program history.
Dolan was one of four girls in the state of Rhode Island to be named US Lacrosse All-American. The senior was also chosen to receive the Jackie Pitts Award for her service to the sport of girls' lacrosse. The honor is presented to "a senior player recognized by each chapter who truly honors lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in her community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve her game and is an exemplary member of her team."
The Dartmouth-bound attacker was one of the top scorers in Division I this spring with 63 goals and 20 assists. Eagles junior Maddie Soutter was also named a US Lacrosse All-American.