Brine/USL High School Girls' Players of the Week (June 5)


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.


Grace Tauckus, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)

Tauckus netted the winner with 2:08 left in the second overtime to lift the Seahawks to a 13-12 win over Mount Sinai (N.Y.) in the Long Island Class C title game (state quarterfinals). Mount Sinai had won the past three Class C state titles. Tauckus finished with four goals, all of which came in the second half or overtime. She had three goals and one assist in a 17-4 win over Wantagh (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class C title game. Tauckus now has 36 goals and eight assists this season.

Also notable: Samantha Blair, West Islip (N.Y.); Grace Gately, Manhasset (N.Y.); Meaghan Tyrrell, Mount Sinai (N.Y.)

— Will Cleveland


Robin Panzarella, Moorestown (N.J.)

The senior had two lights-out performances last week to lead Moorestown to its first Group championship since 2015. In the Group 3 semifinals, she totaled seven points on five goals and two assists to lead the Quakers past Allentown (N.J.). She followed that up with a four-point performance against Summit (N.J.) in the championship game, a 7-6 victory. On the year, the Pennsylvania commit has 71 points on 52 goals and 19 assists.

Also notable: Hannah Davis, James Robinson (Va.); Kendall Duffy, Wilson (Pa.); Katie Kelly, Oak Knoll (N.J.); Olivia Little, Springfield-Delco (Pa.); Jamie McCormick, Haddonfield (N.J.); Maddie Medve, Villa Maria Academy (Pa.); Molly May, Radnor (Pa.); Marley Scala, Ridgewood (N.J.).

— Mike Loveday


Jessica Joy, Hinsdale Central (Ill.)

The sophomore played a significant role in two stunning upsets last week to lead the Red Devils to a state title. Joy scored four goals in an 8-5 win over perennial Midwest leader Loyola Academy (Ill.) in the semifinals, and she then scored four times against New Trier (Ill.) in the title game.

Also notable: Maggie Brown, Eden Prairie (Minn.); Kelly Csenar, Carmel (Ind.); Brooklyn Neumen , Rockford (Mich.); Brooke Smith, Upper Arlington (Ohio)

— Justin Boggs

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