Brine/US Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Month

Erin Coykendall of Spencerport (N.Y.) has eight goals and eight assists to lead her team to a 3-0 start.


The Brine/US Lacrosse Players of the Month 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.

NORTHEaAST

Erin Coykendall, Spencerport (N.Y.)

The senior midfielder has eight goals and eight assists to lead Spencerport, which is off to a 3-0 start. Coykendall, who is headed to Northwestern, now has 166 goals and 203 assists since her freshman season.

Also considered: Jordyn Behar, Wheatley (N.Y.); Gracie Britton, Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.); Sarah Jaques, Darien (Conn.).

— Will Cleveland

MID-ATLANTIC

Olivia Dirks, Episcopal Academy (Pa.)

Dirks has helped Episcopal Academy jump out to a 7-0 start, including a 3-0 record in Inter-Ac conference play. The senior, bound for Penn State, tallied six goals, two assists and 10 draw controls in a key win over Agnes Irwin (Pa.) recently and now has over 100 goals and 300 draw controls in her high school career. She was named to the U.S. women’s U-19 team and selected in the first wave for the Under Armour All-American game.

Also considered: Kayla Frank, Moorestown, (N.J.); Kennan Moon, St. Stephen & St. Agnes (Va.); Nancy Halleron, Notre Dame Prep (Md.)

— Tom Peace

SOUTH

Brianna Carrasquillo, Milton (Ga.)

The Yale commit has played a key part in the Eagles’ biggest wins, including tallying five goals against Bishop Ireton (Va.) and three goals, three assists and five draw controls against Hutchison (Tenn.). She also notched five-goal games against Lake Oswego (Ore.) and Kinkaid (Texas).

Also considered: Abbey Watson, Ponte Vedra (Fla.), Ainsley Thurston, Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), Ashley Thurston, Lake Highland Prep (Fla.)

— Jonah Rosenblum






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MIDWEST

Claudia Shevitz, New Trier (Ill.)

Through six games, Shevitz has been impressive offensively, scoring 23 goals, but her defense has been equally as impressive. She leads her team with 10 caused turnovers. Shevitz also has been key in gaining possession for New Trier with a team-high 26 draw controls. The junior is committed to USC.

Also considered: Sophie Ballou, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Annabelle Burke, Loyola (Ill.); Ellie Lazzaretto, Loyola (Ill.); Emily Rezabek, New Albany (Ohio)

— Justin Boggs

WEST

Katie Collins, Cherry Creek (Colo.)

The senior midfielder tallied 16 goals, three assists and 22 groundballs through the Bruins’ first four games, as Cherry Creek jumped out to a 3-1 start. Collins is one of the team’s only true midfielders, playing both ends of the field, and she plays a role in just about every aspect of the game, including winning a majority of the team’s draw controls as well. She is headed to Oregon in the fall.

Also considered: Catie Grace Carrington, San Ramon Valley (Calif.); Hannah Etheridge, La Costa Canyon (Calif.); Katharine Merrifield, Colorado Academy (Colo.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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