US Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Week

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Maddigan Leifer tallied seven goals, eight assists, 10 draw controls, seven ground balls and six caused turnovers in the first three games of her season last week.


The US Lacrosse Players of the Week 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.

Players of the Week from the Northeast will be announced once play begins in the region.

NORTHEAST

Maddigan Leifer, St. Joseph Trumbull (Conn.)

The junior midfielder tallied seven goals, eight assists, 10 draw controls, seven ground balls and six caused turnovers in the first three games of her season last week. Leifer also scored the overtime winner in an 11-10 victory over crosstown rival Trumbull High on Saturday.  

“Maddigan is a complete player,” St. Joe’s coach Leeland Gray said. “As a midfielder, she is wicked quick on the draw circle, she is tough as nails on defense, and Maddigan has a relentless determination and ability to finish on the offensive end of the field.”

Also notable: Alex Lucas, Cheshire (Conn.); Amelia Hughes, Wilton (Conn.)

— Dylan Butler

MID-ATLANTIC

Kori Edmondson, McDonogh (Md.)

Edmondson scored a game-high six goals, including the game-winner with 1:27 left in the first overtime, for an 11-10 win over Stone Ridge on April 12. Her offensive output enabled the Eagles to rally from an 8-3 deficit and continue a regular-season win streak that goes back 12 years. The Maryland-bound junior attacker also had nine goals, two assists, three draws, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in a pair of wins over Garrison Forest and Severn School last week to help keep the Eagles unbeaten.

Also notable: Carly Wilson, Agnes Irwin (Pa.); Emilia Bohi, Stone Ridge (Md.); Halley Koras, Notre Dame Prep (Md.); Alana Lepore, Conestoga (Pa.); Maddie Shoup, Penn Charter (Pa.); Grace Slater, Stone Ridge (Md.); Elise Smigiel, Germantown Academy (Pa.)

— Justin Feil

SOUTH

Maddie Dora, Milton (Ga.)

Dora continues to impress as she is coming off a week in which she scored 14 goals with four assists. Against Roswell (Ga.), one of the top teams in Georgia, Dora shined by scoring eight times with an assist. The USC commit also scored six times in last week’s contest against Johns Creek (Ga.).

Also notable: Charlotte Myers, Harpeth Hall (Tenn.); Josie Ward, Franklin (Tenn.)

— Justin Boggs







Nike/US Lacrosse High School Rankings
National Boys' Top 25 | National Girls' Top 25
Northeast Boys' Top 10 | Northeast Girls' Top 10
Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
South Boys' Top 10
| South Girls' Top 10
Midwest Boys' Top 10
| Midwest Girls' Top 10
West Boys' Top 10
| West Girls' Top 10

MIDWEST

Caroline Smith, Loyola Academy (Ill.)

With a powerful defense in front of her, the Butler commit has gotten off to a fantastic start. Smith began her season with 35 shutout minutes in net in Loyola Academy's opener, followed by 12 saves in the team's victory over New Trier on Saturday.

Also notable: Kampbell Stone, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Ellie Lazzaretto, Loyola Academy (Ill.); Mackenzie Delacher, Rockford (Mich.); Haley Reeck, Edina (Minn.)

Jonah Rosenblum

WEST

Reese Loseke, Torrey Pines (Calif.)

The junior attacker/midfielder helped lead the Falcons to a big win over previously unbeaten, ranked Coronado (Calif.). She tallied four goals and one assist in a 15-6 victory Friday. Loseke, who is uncommitted, also had six goals and four assists in a 14-10 win over Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and four goals and two assists in a 16-1 decision over Canyon Crest (Calif.) last week. For the season, she has 18 goals and 10 assists.

Also notable: Emma Ing, Newbury Park (Calif.); Kalena Johnson, Amador Valley (Calif.); Grace Karstetter, St. Margaret’s (Calif.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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