Brine/US Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Month

Jackie Norsworthy of Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) fueled the Highlanders' run to the Florida state title.


The Brine/US Lacrosse Players of the Month 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.

NORTHEAST

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

The Shanley twins played a big role in getting the Hornets to the state final four for a third straight year, although they ended up losing a close Class B final to Eastport-South Manor. Kiera finished the season with 78 goals and 12 assists, while Katie added 54 goals and 36 assists. Katie capped off her four-year varsity career with 294 points, while Kiera was just behind with 282 points in four seasons.

Also considered: Danielle Pavinelli, Northport (N.Y.); Olivia Carner, Northport (N.Y.); Erin Coykendall, Spencerport (N.Y.); Ellie Mooney, Pittsford (N.Y.).

— Will Cleveland

MID-ATLANTIC

Leah Warehime, St. Paul’s SG (Md.)

The sophomore net-minder made 11 saves to help the Gators hang with top-seeded McDonogh in the IAAM-A conference championship, which they ultimately lost in overtime. McDonogh head coach Taylor Cummings gave Warehime praise, according to her quote in the Baltimore Sun: “Their goalie was incredible. I think she could’ve stood on top of her head and she would’ve saved it,” Cummings said. “Our message once we found out we were playing St. Paul’s was to try to move her as best as we can. We scored the amount we needed to score, but I think we were like 5-for-25 [shooting].”

Also considered: Logan Lillie, Moorestown (N.J.); Grace Dwyer, Harriton (Pa.)

— Tom Peace

SOUTH

Jackie Norsworthy, Lake Highland Prep (Fla.)

No one played a bigger role in the Highlanders’ stunning run to the state title than Norsworthy. Over Lake Highland Prep’s state semifinal win against American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) and state final win over Benjamin (Fla.), Norsworthy scored seven goals on just nine shots, tacking on seven draw controls and four groundballs. Highlanders coach Chris Robinson said she was the team’s best player at the final four, but the Florida commit had a great season overall with 54 goals (third on the team) on 77 shots, 66 draw controls (also third on the team) and a team-best 47 groundballs.

Also considered: Adelaide Mason, Ensworth (Tenn.); Annabel Frist, Ensworth (Tenn.); Julianna Iovine, Ravenwood (Tenn.); Jessica Kranich, Bishop Moore (Fla.); Caroline Kimel, Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.); Bailey Mutch, Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.)

— Jonah Rosenblum







MIDWEST

Charley Meier, New Trier (Ill.)

The junior stepped up late in the season, helping New Trier win its first title in 11 years. She was solid all around. Meier had 30 draw controls, including seven against Glenbrook South (Ill.) in a 15-14 semifinal win, and also collected 25 groundballs, including a school-record nine against Glenbrook South. She added 12 caused turnovers, including three versus Loyola Academy (Ill.) in a sectional win, and scored 11 goals, including three in a 12-4 win against Hinsdale Central (Ill.) in the state final. Meier has verbally committed to Harvard.

Also considered: Sophie Ballou, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Katie Rodriguez, Rockford (Mich.)

— Justin Boggs

WEST

Emma Brodsky, Mercer Island (Wash.)

The sophomore scored with 29 seconds left to lift the Islanders to a state title with a 10-9 win over 2018 champion Bainbridge Island in a rematch of last year’s final. Brodsky finished with four goals on the day, an impressive feat for a young player, especially considering she nearly accounted for half her team’s scores.

Also considered: Campbell Case, St. Margaret’s (Calif.); Tatum Geist, San Ramon Valley (Calif.); Grace Lee, Jesuit (Ore.); Ella Marks, Colorado Academy (Colo.); Jolie Riedell, Scripps Ranch (Calif.

— Laurel Pfahler

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