USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Week

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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.

SOUTH

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







WEST

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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