Epoch/USL High School Girls' Players of the Week (April 11)

Stanford-bound Katherine Gjertsen scored five goals for New Trier (ll.) in its win over Naperville North (Ill.).

The Epoch/US Lacrosse Players of the Week are named each Tuesday to recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school boys’  and girls’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast (begins next week), Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage. Make it Epoch


Olivia Carner, Northport (N.Y.)

The sophomore registered multiple points in each of Northport’s three wins last week. She had two goals and seven assists against Bay Shore (N.Y.), added one goal and one assist against Sachem North (N.Y.) and registered five goals and three assists against West Islip (N.Y.). Carner, a Duke commit, has 15 goals and 16 assists in five games this season.

Also notable: Jamie Alvino, Division (N.Y.); Kailyn Hart, North Babylon (N.Y.); Kaitlyn Larsson, Garden City (N.Y.); Maddie Seims, Clarke (N.Y.)

— Will Cleveland


Lillie Kloak, Ridgewood, N.J.

With four goals and an assist, the junior midfielder provided the offensive boost the Maroons needed to take down then-No. 4 Darien (Conn.), 10-8, on Saturday. Kloak also scored four times in Wednesday’s 11-4 win at Mountain Lakes (N.J.) and added two goals and an assist in Friday’s 17-7 win over Montclair (N.J.). The Virginia recruit has totaled 17 goals and seven assists in Ridgewood’s 5-0 start.

Also notable: Ali Baiocco, Oak Knoll (N.J.); Courtlynne Caskin, Potomac School (Va.); Julie Sheehan, Glenelg Country (Md.); Lillian Stump, Archbishop Spalding (Md.), Devon Whitaker, Episcopal Academy (Pa.).

— Eric Detweiler


Nicole Blystone, Bishop Moore Catholic (Fla.)

The senior midfielder led her team to a district championship. In a 21-11 win over Olympia (Fla.) in the semifinals, Blystone scored six goals and had one assist. In the championship game against previously undefeated Dr. Phillips (Fla.), Blystone scored five goals and added one assist and seven draw controls in a 18-14 decision.

Also notable: Cece Colombo, Charlotte Latin (N.C.); Ashley Fink, Panther Creek (N.C.); Griffin Gearhardt, Hutchison (Tenn.); Olivia Lewis, Cooper City (Fla.); Leanna Livings, Martin County (Fla.); Kaeleigh McDaniel, Bartram Trail (Fla.); ;; Charlotte North, Episcopal Dallas (Texas); Mackenzie Porter, Cardinal Newman (Fla.); Sarah Thomasson, Ponte Vedra (Fla.); Anna West, Durham Academy (N.C.); Carter Williams, Charlotte Country Day (N.C.)

— Aimee Ford Foster


Katherine Gjertsen, New Trier (Ill.)

Gjertsen scored five goals as part of a dominating effort over Naperville North. This performance came days after she had a hat trick against Glenbrook South (Ill.). Gjertsen, who is committed to Stanford, had 14 goals for the week.

Also notable: Lauren Farber, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Gracie Pine, New Albany (Ohio)

— Justin Boggs


Nicole Victory, Issaquah (Wash.)

The senior tallied six goals and three assists to lift Issaquah to a 13-11 win over Mercer Island (Wash.) on April 3, then added five goals and three assists in a 19-4 win over Mount Si (Wash.). Victory has 36 goals and 30 assists through seven games this season.

Also notable: Maggie Garvey, La Jolla (Calif.); Sierra Hansen, Poway (Calif.); Audrey Hummel, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Marissa Leonardi, California High (Calif.); Kelli McKinnon, Torrey Pines (Calif.); Lauren Russell, Colorado Academy (Colo.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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