High School Girls

April 10, 2009

High School Notebook: NDP's Lashinger No One-Trick Pony

by Jeff Seidel | Special to Lacrosse Magazine Online

Erin Laschinger was one of the best distance runners in the Baltimore metro area this past winter.

She pulled off the very difficult feat of winning the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs at the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor track championship meet. Laschinger was dominant throughout the season.

But track isn't her sport -- lacrosse is.

Laschinger has shown that again this spring, getting off to a good start with Notre Dame Prep once more. She will play lacrosse for Virginia next year and had two big games last week, as the Blazers beat St. Mary's and Archbishop Spalding.

The Baltimore Sun picked Laschinger as its High School Athlete of the Week last week for a spectacular performance. She scored six goals and added an assist in a 12-11 win over St. Mary's.

Laschinger also added seven goals plus a helper in the 16-13 defeat of Spalding. That's a good week's work.

But she can always fall back on track -- or something else. Laschinger plays tennis in the fall (private school girls compete in tennis in the fall, while boys go in the spring). The senior found that much success in track while doing it only one season.

No games, no problem

In Colorado boys' lacrosse action, Steamboat Springs rolled to a 15-1 victory over Eagle Valley earlier in the week to stay unbeaten. The Sailors went to 7-0 this season despite not playing over a 10-day period because Mother Nature disagreed.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today even reported that the team had barely gotten any time on the field during that stretch. But no worries for Steamboat Springs. The Sailors had a 3-0 lead three minutes into the game and rolled from there.

"We set the tempo for the game. I was very pleased," Steamboat Springs coach Bob Hiester told the paper.

The Sailors' opponents now have to wonder what will happen when they get real practice time.   

This is getting to be a habit

Last-minute rallies are becoming a regular thing for the Sunset boys' lacrosse team in Oregon.

Sunset got a last-minute goal from Kyler Bruno with 27 seconds left for an 11-10 victory over Portland Jesuit in a recent game, reports WestSideLax.com. Bruno scored four goals, and the Apollos improved to 5-0 with the victory.

It was their second wild finish with the same score. Sunset beat Lake Oswego by the same score earlier this season with two goals in the last minute.

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