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Lacrosse: 20 named to All-County girls team

West leads way with six players

POSTED: May 27, 2013 11:49 a.m.
 

Area coaches have named 20 girls to the All-County lacrosse team.

West Forsyth led the group with six selections, while South Forsyth boasted five.

Lambert had four players selected, North Forsyth added three and Forsyth Central rounded out the group with two.

 

West

 

* Monica Martelli (Sophomore, Attacker): 58 goals, 15 assists

Head coach Dan Kaplan: “Monica was our leading goal scorer this season. Her hustle and work ethic are outstanding as she ascends to be the best lacrosse player possible.”

 

* Hannah Supik (Senior, Att): 42 goals, 29 assists

Kaplan: “Hannah was our second leading goal scorer on the team along with being second in assists. She is very accurate around the crease with an excellent shot.”

 

* Haley Hess (Sr., Midfielder): 29 goals, 38 ground balls

Kaplan: “Haley has been our most complete lacrosse player as she plays excellent on both ends of the field. She was our fifth leading goal scorer, third in assists, second in draw controls and first in both caused turnovers and ground balls.”

 

* Laura Sheffield (Sr., Att): 39 goals, 43 assists

Kaplan: “Laura is the leader of our offense as she often gets us into the correct sets. She was our leading points scorer on the team as she was third in goals scored and first in assists. She will be attending Rollins College in the fall to play lacrosse.”

 

* Marisa Martelli (Sr., Goalie): 101 saves, .486 save percentage

Kaplan: “Marisa was a standout in the goal for us this season … She limited 17 of our 19 opponents to fewer than 10 goals. She will be attending Young Harris College in the fall to play lacrosse.”

 

* Dakota Duchaine (Sr., Defender): 30 ground balls, forced 10 turnovers

Kaplan: “Dakota was our top defender for a second straight season as she often guarded our opponents’ best player. She was fifth in ground balls and was part of a defensive unit which limited our opponents to an average of 5.8 goals per game. She will be attending Presbyterian College in the fall to play lacrosse.”

 

South

 

* Natalie Howard (Sr., Att): 57 goals, 13 assists

Head coach Mary Williams: “Natalie was a strong leader for the team this year on and off the field. She steps up and carries the team on her back. She was key to draw control and led our attack. She has a lot of experience and great vision of the field. She is always thinking one or two steps ahead.”

 

* MacKenzie Heber (Junior, Center): 57 goals, 13 assists

Williams: “MacKenzie plays a pivotal role on the field both offensively and defensively. She is one the fastest players on the team and runs up and down all game. She takes the draw for us, she scores goals for us, makes key plays in transition both offensively and defensively and she’s also one of our best defenders.”

 

* Brookey Rickman (Jr., Def): 10 goals, 38 draw controls

Williams: “Brookey is an incredible defensive player. She is always one of the first to slow the ball down in transition and is able to maintain great defensive positioning down low. She is a natural leader and helps encourage her teammates and identify the problems they’re having. Brookey is eager to develop her skills and is actively making changes to improve. She was our strongest player for getting the draw.”

 

* Keri Porter (Jr., Att): 17 goals, 23 draw controls

Williams: “Keri is an aggressive midfielder. She is a strong offensive and defensive player. She helped us win the draw and was one of the first to get to the girl with the ball when we lost the draw. She worked with her teammates to double team the ball and was one of our best double teamers this season. Keri was also one of the first players up the field for offensive transitions and helped us get the ball to the attack.”

 

* Kiley Parrish (Sr., Def): 5 goals, 20 draw controls

Williams: “Kiley was key in our transitions. She helped the defense clear the ball out and get it down to the offense. She also helped double team the ball in the midfield and slow down the other team in transition. Kiley was a playmaker on offense and helped our offense settle down and spread out. She has great knowledge of the game.”

 

Lambert

 

* Grace Sisserson (Sr., Mf): 47 ground balls, 5 goals

Head coach Kate Sedgwick: “Grace has been a tremendous senior captain and leader this season. She made the transition into the midfield and was a contributor on both ends. She will be going on to play at Winthrop University next year.”

 

* Anna Lummus (Sr., Def): 42 ground balls

Sedgwick: “Anna was a key component and leader on defense. Her aggressiveness and knowledge of fundamental positioning on defense made her a tough opponent to go up against. Anna will be playing lacrosse and attending Young Harris College next year.”

 

* Sarah Nudelman (Sr., G): 127 saves, .46 save percentage

Sedgwick: “Sarah has progressively improved over the past four years in cage. Her positive and tenacious attitude towards the team, and he mental game has made her a huge asset to her teammates on and off the field. Sarah will also be playing and attending Young Harris College in the fall.”

 

* Danielle Dollar (Jr., Att): 44 goals, 8 assists

Sedgwick: “Danielle not only led the offense with goals and assists, but she grew as an overall player this season. Her leadership on the offensive side was critical to our success this season and will hopefully carry over into next year as well.”

 

North

 

* Samantha Pankow (Sr., Att): 16 goals, 3 assists

Head coach Jill Short: “She led the team on and off the field … and was sidelined for part of the season. She received our scholar athlete award for maintaining a 4.28 GPA and has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.”

 

* Megan Nicoletti (Sr., Att): 18 goals, 7 assists

Short: “Megan is a senior who was a major presence on our attack end.  Megan was a playmaker who elevated the level of play for the entire team. She excelled in the classroom as well. She has accepted a scholarship to play Division I women’s lacrosse at Kennesaw State University.”

 

* Genna Pankow (Jr., Mf): 19 goals, 21 defensive takeaways

Short: “Genna was our most successful full-field player. As a midfielder, Genna speed was unmatched and rivaled only by her stick skills … She will be a key player as we look forward to improving our team standings in 2014.”

 

Central

 

* Ryann Miller (Jr., Att):

Head Coach Samantha Bradley: “[Miller] plays attack and has been the captain of the team for the past two years.”

 

* Hannah Carr (So., Def):

Bradley: “[Carr] plays defense and is a great leader for the team.”

 

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