Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Girls' Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Sara Szynal, Summit (N.J.)
Szynal scored five goals and added two assists to lead Summit to a 16-8 victory over Chatham (N.J.) in the semifinals of the North Jersey, Group 2 tournament on Thursday. Summit moved on to face Rumson (N.J.) in the championship game, which will take place Wednesday.
Also Notable: Marie McCool, Moorestown (N.J.); Taylor Hensh, Marriotts Ridge (Md.), Marissa Davey, Marriotts Ridge (Md.), Emily Santana, Springfield-Delco (Pa.),
Game of the Week
Moorestown (N.J.) vs. Princeton (N.J.), May 28
Moorestown has won 73 straight games and aims to win its third straight Tournament of Champions title, but before they get there they have to win the South Jersey Group 3 Final on Wednesday. Princeton senior Emilia Lopez-Ona has been on fire in the playoffs, totaling 19 points in the last two games, including an 11 points performance in a 17-11 win over Clearview Regional (N.J.). She had eight points in a 16-10 win over Kingsway (N.J.) in the quarterfinals. Moorestown senior Marie McCool is coming off an eight point performance in the semifinal win over Notre Dame (N.J.).
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.), 21-0
The Eagles clinched their fifth straight FAB 50 National Championship with a 16-13 win over Roland Park in the IAAM championship game. McDonogh won its sixth straight IAAM championship and extended their winning streak to 112 consecutive games.
2. Moorestown (N.J.), 22-0
The Quakers won their 73rd consecutive game to advance to the South Jersey Group 3 Final against Princeton (N.J.). Marie McCool led the team with eight points on four goals and four assists in the win.
3. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 20-4
The Cardinals saved their best lacrosse of the year until the end of the season, winning 10 straight games and winning both the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and VISAA championships. Junior Kelly Matthews had an impressive playoff run with 13 goals in the WCAC playoffs and eight goals in the Virginia State playoffs.
4. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 27-2
The Saints finish their season as ISL champions with a 12-6 win over Georgetown Visitation and as VISAA runners-up. Junior Ellie Majure led the team with 109 goals and Gussie Johns made 159 saves. Junior Abby Bailey led the team with 50 assists.
5. Roland Park (Md.), 16-4
The Reds won seven of their last eight games to end the year, which included wins over St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Bryn Mawr (Md.) and Notre Dame Prep (Md.). Senior CeCe Finney scored six goals in a 12-10 win over Notre Dame Prep in the IAAM semifinal game to propel them into the championship game against McDonogh.
6. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 10-5
The Blazers season ended with a 12-10 loss to Roland Park in the IAAM semifinals. Notre Dame Prep posted wins over Archbishop Spalding, Severn, Roland Park, Manhasset and Bryn Mawr this season.
7. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 17-8
The Tigers finish 2014 as the ISL runners-up after dropping a 12-6 decision to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes. Senior Kelly Myers led the team with 92 goals and junior Maggie Jackson led with 62 assists this season.
8. Good Counsel (Md.), 14-6
The Falcons are WCAC runners-up in 2014 after falling 17-7 to Bishop Ireton in the championship game. Freshman Taylor McDaniels led the team with 34 goals while senior Paige Graham led the team with 27 assists.
9. Severn School (Md.), 14-4
The Admirals almost pulled the upset over No. 1 McDonogh, leading the Eagles 6-5 at halftime and holding a two-goal lead with six minutes left. In the end they fell 13-12, but it was the first one-goal game for McDonogh in two years. In the two losses to McDonogh this season, Severn only lost by a combined four goals and was the closest any team played them this season.
10. Springfield-Delco (Pa.), 21-2
Emily Santana had three goals and one assist and Kate Ryan had two goals to lead Delco to a 10-9 win over Garnet Valley (Pa.) in the District I championship game. The Cougars face Downingtown East (Pa.) in the opening round of the PIAA Tournament on Wednesday.
News and Notes
Severna Park (Md.) defeated Catonsville (Md.) 15-5 to win the Maryland Class 4A/3A state championship — the team's third state title in the last four years and 11th since 1990. Sophomore Eva Klaus, Laura Milleker and freshman Sarah Elms each scored three goals in the championship win. The team posted a 6-1 record in games decided by three goals or less. Severna Park defeated both Broadneck and Catonsville twice this season.
Marriotts Ridge (Md.) defeated Oakdale (Md.) 18-5 to win the Maryland Class 3A/2A state championship. Senior Taylor Hensh and Marissa Davey each scored five goals in the win. The championship is Marriotts Ridge third title in four years.
2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive
- February 25 - Preseason Top 10/Player of the Year Watch List
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
- April 22
- April 29
- May 6
- May 13
- May 20
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