USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Week


The USA Lacrosse Players of the Week recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school girls’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage.

This week, we honor the top performances from the South and West Regions. Next week, we will add the Mid-Atlantic before the remaining regions are added the following week.


Minje Kwun, Hockaday (Texas)

As Hockaday (Texas) won three contests during a trip to the West Coast, including a pair of victories against two regional top 10 squads, Minje Kwun provided a spark. She scored 15 goals and had five assists and added 22 draw controls during the three-game trip. Kwun is committed to Dartmouth.

Also notable: Maggie Bennett, Bartram Trail (Fla.); Carli Fleisher, American Heritage-Delray (Fla.); Cassidy Jones, White Station (Tenn.); Maeve Simonds, Milton (Ga.)

— Justin Boggs


Briley Volpp, Cathedral Catholic (Calif.)

The sophomore has played a big role in Cathedral Catholic’s 4-0 start to the season, which launched the team into the West Region Top 10 this week. She came up especially big in a 15-5 win over La Costa Canyon (Calif.) last week, when she tallied seven goals, one assist, six draw controls and four ground balls against the fellow San Diego-area foe. Volpp also had four goals, six ground balls and four draw controls in a 17-3 win over Santa Fe Christian (Calif.).

Also notable: Courtney Kakac, Valor Christian (Colo.); Zoey Stephens, Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.); Kiara Young, Scripps Ranch (Calif.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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