Epoch/USL High School Girls' Players of the Week (May 9)

Connaughton/Finn, Belodeau, North, Rogge and Barry earn this week's honors.


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. Make it Epoch

Northeast

Haley Connaughton and Alexandra Finn, Westwood (Mass.).

Connaughton, a senior, and Finn, a sophomore, combined for 10 goals to help the Wolverines (10-2) to a 12-10 win over rival Notre Dame Academy (Mass.). Westwood has now won eight games in a row under first-year head coach Margot Spatola. Connaughton is committed to UMass.

Also notable: Shannon Kavanagh, Smithtown East (N.Y.); Jamie Ortega, Middle Country (N.Y.); Kyla Sears, Skaneateles (N.Y.)

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic

Zoe Belodeau, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.)

The senior attacker stoked the Saints to four wins in five days last week. Belodeau had eight goals Friday in a win over Potomac School (Va.), seven in a May 2 victory over Holton-Arms (Md.) and five more in Wednesday’s defeat of Bullis (Md.). The Penn recruit did more creating for others in Saturday’s 15-8 win over then-No. 11 Agnes Irwin (Pa.) with three goals and four assists. She has totaled 100 goals and 48 assists on the season to help St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes to a 22-1 record.

Also notable: Ali Baiocco, Oak Knoll (N.J.); Katie Crager, Episcopal Academy (Pa.); Kaitlyn Dabkowski, Dulaney (Md.); Maggie Fowler, Georgetown Visitation (D.C.); Kamryn McNeal, Garnet Valley (Pa.)

— Eric Detweiler







South

Charlotte North, Episcopal School Dallas (Texas)

The senior midfielder scored 13 goals and dished out seven assists in three games to lead her team to the Texas state championship. North also won 38 draw controls to help ESD to its first ever state title.

Also notable: Kate Copeland, St. John’s (Texas); Haley Gorke, North Gwinnett (Ga.); Liz Harrison, Lassiter (Ga.); Kendal Johnson, Hillgrove (Ga.); Bristol King, Harrison (Ga.); Mary Markwordt, Blessed Trinity (Ga.); Tess Meurling, Apex (N.C.); Kieran Rinaldi, Lake Norman (N.C.); Julia Thomas, Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.)

— Aimee Ford Foster

Midwest

Naomi Rogge, Eden Prairie (Minn.)

Rogge is once again the Midwest Player of the Week after scoring 17 goals in three games, notching hat tricks in all three contests last week. Her best match came against Prior Lake, as she scored seven goals. Rogge is committed to play hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Also notable: Brennan Dwyer, Loyola Academy; Anna Santulli, Hinsdale Central (Ill.); Maddie Valko, Hudson (Ohio)

— Justin Boggs

West

Catriona Barry, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)

The senior midfielder helped set the tone for the Wildcats in a 14-6 win over California (Calif.) to close their season May 2. She scored two goals as part of a 5-1 start to the game and scored all three of her goals before halftime. Barry, a Duke signee, also added three assists and eight draw controls to give her a game-high six points.

Also notable: Mackenzie Chapman, Bainbridge Island (Wash.); Lauren Gilbert, Lake Oswego (Calif.); Emma Godrey, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Lexi Trucco, California (Calif.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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