Epoch/USL High School Girls' Players of the Week (June 13)

Radnor's Julianne Puckette scored nine goals in the PIAA Class AA title game win over Kennard-Dale. (Photo by Lou Rabito)


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, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage. (The South region season is complete.) Make it Epoch.  

Northeast

Jamie Ortega, Middle Country (N.Y.)

The senior midfielder capped her remarkable prep career with a combined nine goals and four assists in the Class A final four. She had five goals and three assists in a 20-7 win over North Rockland (N.Y.) in the state semifinals, then tallied four goals and one assist as the Wolverines fell 10-9 to Pittsford (N.Y.) in the state championship. Ortega finished the season with 98 goals and 45 assists and ended her high school career as the all-time leading scorer in state history.

Also notable: Kelly George, Garden City (N.Y.); Bridgette Kiefer, Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.); Ellie Mooney, Pittsford (N.Y.); Caitlin Muir, Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.); Kyla Sears, Skaneateles (N.Y.); Kiera Shanley, Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.); Allison Tetrault, Longmeadow (Mass.)

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic

Julianne Puckette, Radnor (Pa.)

The senior attacker piled up nine goals and an assist in Radnor’s 20-8 win over Kennard Dale in the PIAA Class AA championship Saturday. Puckette scored six times in the first half to equal the PIAA record for goals in a state final and kept on going. The Lehigh recruit helped the Raiders cruise to a long-awaited title after falling short in the final the past two years. She totaled 37 goals in Radnor’s eight postseason victories.

Also notable: Kelsey Curl, Potomac Falls (Va.); Maddey Ferraioli, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.); Claire Hiscott, George Mason (Va.); Elli Kluegel, Robinson (Va.); Kirsten Murphy, Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.).

— Eric Detweiler







Midwest

Naomi Rogge, Eden Prairie (Minn.)

Rogge is a big reason why Eden Prairie is poised to win another state title in Minnesota. In the sectional finals Wednesday, she tallied five goals and four assists to lead her team to a 17-8 win over Minnetonka (Minn.). Rogge is committed to play hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. 

Also notable: Maggie Hammer, Rockford (Mich.)

— Justin Bogg

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