Brine/USL High School Girls' Players of the Week (April 24)


The Brine/US Lacrosse Players of the Week are named each Tuesday to 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.

Northeast

Cassidy Weeks, Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)

Weeks finished with two goals and an assist to lead a balanced 8-7 win over previously top-ranked Mount Sinai (N.Y.). She also had two goals and one assist in a win over Miller Place (N.Y.). Weeks now has 17 goals and five assists this season.

Also notable: Katherine Pascale, Baldwinsville (N.Y.); Katie DeSimone, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic

Olivia Koch, Lawrenceville (N.J.)

Koch led Lawrenceville with three goals in an 8-7 upset win over Moorestown (N.J.) last week. The sophomore is building upon her freshman year where she scored 14 goals — she already has 11 through eight games. She has scored at least three goals in three different games this season.

Also notable: Riley McQuaide, Dover (Del.); Julia Hoffman, McDonogh (Md.); Morgan Oym, Avon Grove (Pa.); Rachel Clark, Conestoga (Pa.)

— Mike Loveday

South

Tess Meurling, Apex (N.C.)

The senior captain registered 10 goals with five assists, 22 ground balls, 13 draw controls and seven takeaways in three conference wins this week. Meurling set a new school record for goals in a career and now has 212. For the season, Meurling has 50 goals, 22 assists, 86 ground balls, 24 takeaways and has a 0.73 draw percentage.

Also notable: Kylie Skovira, Charlotte Catholic (N.C.); Erin Degnan, Milton (Ga.); Carly Steinlauf, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.); Lily Wisdom, Lassiter (Ga.); Landyn White, Cambridge (Ga.); Belle Dora, Cambridge (Ga.); Margaret Woodberry, Hockaday (Texas); Ryann Doyle, Seymour (Tenn.)

— Aimee Ford Foster






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Midwest

Riley Dolan, Loyola Academy (Ill.)

With coach John Dwyer relying on a number of underclassmen this season, Dolan’s senior leadership has been an important piece keeping Loyola Academy as one of the Midwest region’s powers. Last week, Dolan scored five times against Naperville North (Ill.). She followed that with a two-goal, one-assist effort in a physical contest against fellow regional power Rockford (Mich.). Dolan signed a national letter of intent to play at Holy Cross.

Also notable: Brooke Lewis, Eden Prairie (Minn.); Lucy Murray, New Trier (Ill.); Emily Rezabek, New Albany (Ohio)

— Justin Boggs

West

Ally Richardson Pepper, Scripps Ranch (Calif.)

The freshman goalie came up with a crucial save as time expired to preserve a 12-11 win over No. 4 La Costa Canyon (Calif.) last week. She finished with eight saves. Richardson Pepper also helped Scripps Ranch to a 15-4 win over Bishop’s School (Calif.) on Thursday.

Also notable: Kendall Havill, Bainbridge Island (Wash.); Tess Keiser, Mater Dei (Calif.); Rylee Sutherland, Lake Oswego (Ore.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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