Epoch/USL High School Girls' Players of the Week (April 18)

Hutchison's Griffin Gearhardt tallied nine points in a big win over Holy Cross (Md.) and 14 points against Houston (Tenn.).


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

Northeast

Kiera Shanley and Sydney DeGirolamo, Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.)

Shanley, a sophomore, netted seven goals and DeGirolamo, a junior, won 17 draws to lead Fayetteville-Manlius to a 16-13 win over West Genesee (N.Y.), the program’s first win over West Genny since 2006. F-M rallied from a 5-0 deficit to improve to 4-0 this season.

Also notable: Maddie Howe, Fairport (N.Y.); Emma Lemanski, Wantagh (N.Y.); Tessa Queri, Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.)

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic

Anna Callahan, Glenelg (Md.)

The junior midfielder helped the Gladiators put their best foot forward in their own tournament Saturday. Callahan posted three goals and two assists in a 9-7 win over then-No. 4 Notre Dame Prep (Md.). The Duke recruit followed up with three goals and an assist in a 17-9 victory over defending Maryland 4A-3A champ Dulaney to close the day.

Also notable: Katia Carnevale, Summit (N.J.); Olivia Dirks, Episcopal Academy (Pa.); Sarah Elms, Severna Park (Md.); Caitlynn Mossman, Notre Dame Prep (Md.); Elena Ricci, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.)

— Eric Detweiler






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South

Griffin Gearhardt, Hutchison (Tenn.)

The senior was impressive in a big win over Holy Cross (Md.), tallying eight goals, an assist and three groundballs. She finished the week with another solid performance against Houston (Tenn.), as she had seven goals, seven assists, two groundballs and a draw control. For the season, Gearhardt has 65 goals and 52 assists. She is averaging nine points per game.

Also notable: Emily Browne, Barron Collier (Fla.); Megan Carney, McKinney Club (Texas); Mackenzie Carroll, Gulf Coast (Fla.); Gabrielle Coben, Greenhill School (Texas); Shannon Costelloe, North Gwinnett (Ga.); Lyndsey Hayes, Starrs Mill (Ga.); Hannah Labella, Peachtree Ridge (Ga.); Lyndsey Lewis, Mill Greek (Ga.); Emily Stallings, Hockaday (Texas); Ainsley Thurston, Lake Highland Prep (Fla.); Nikki Torres, Walton (Ga.)

— Aimee Ford Foster

Midwest

Brenna Smith, Upper Arlington (Ohio)

The junior attacker is among a group of scorers who have led the Golden Bears to the top of the Midwest rankings. In two games last week, Smith combined for seven goals and four assists. She is committed to Florida Southern College. 

Also notable: Liz Davide, Massillon Jackson; Brooklyn Neumen, Rockford (Mich.); Emily Sloan, Gahanna Lincoln (Ohio)

— Justin Boggs

West

Sloane Murphy, Colorado Academy (Colo.)

The sophomore played a big role in helping the Mustangs edge out Kent Denver (Colo.), 11-10, last week. She had five goals on six shots, two groundballs, two draw wins and one takeaway as Colorado remained unbeaten in its in-state schedule. Murphy is committed to USC.

Also notable: Hope Adams, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Isabelle Flud, Poway (Calif.); Isabella McHugh, California High (Calf.); Charlie Rudy, Novato (Calif.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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