Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Season Rewind
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Year-End Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.), 22-0
2. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 27-1
3. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 17-2
4. Moorestown (N.J.), 25-0
5. Marriotts Ridge (Md.), 18-1
6. C.M. Wright (Md.), 16-2
7. Century (Md.), 16-3
8. St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md.), 13-5
9. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 10-5
10. Harriton (Pa.), 25-2
Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year
Carly Reed, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)
Reed is one of those players that when her name is mentioned, people ask, "She's still in high school?"
It's understandable as the North Carolina commit has been a star since setting foot on the field as a freshman in Alexandria, Va.
Reed capped her career with a school-record 578 points and 475 goals. Her goal total is second only to Shannon Smith, who played at West Babylon (N.Y.) from 2003-2008 and finished with 505 goals. She also holds the school=record for most goals in a season with 153. She set many of the school records while in her junior year.
This year, Reed helped lead the Saints to a 27-1 record, a No. 3 ranking in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 in addition to repeat ISL and VISAA championships.
In her final high school game, Reed tallied eight points on five goals and three assists to help lead the Saints to a 19-6 victory over Collegiate (Va.) for the VISAA title.
She recently earned Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season, was named an Under Armour Lacrosse All-American and earned VISAA Player of the Year honors.
"Going into my high school career, I was not expecting any of this," Reed told the Washington Post after her final game of her career. "It's all great and amazes me sometimes that I'm the person that did this. Looking back on it now, it was so much fun."
Spotlight On ...
With Moorestown (N.J.) getting all the headlines this season after finishing with the Tournament of Champions title and an undefeated season it is not surprising that a team like Shawnee (N.J.) has gotten overlooked.
The Renegades finished with a number of accolades. They finished the year with an 18-5 record, were the runners-up to Moorestown in the Tournament of Champions, but most importantly won its first Group 4 title since 1998. Coach Janae Zechman, who returned to the team this season after missing last year due to maternity leave, was named the Philadelphia Inquirer Coach of the Year in South Jersey girls' lacrosse.
Shawnee was led by a strong group of seniors that includes leading goal-scorer Shannon Nugent in addition to Carly Demato and Erin Smith. Junior Caroline Shinske was second on the team in goals and points.
The senior group of Nugent (80), Demato (54) and Smith (45) combined to score 179 goals. Shinske (79 goals this season) led the team with four goals and one assist as the Renegades defeated Ridgewood (N.J.) 12-9 for what had been an elusive Group 4 title.
In the Tournament of Champions semifinal meeting with Summit (N.J.) it was Demato, Nugent and Smith leading the way with five points each in a 13-12 victory. Demato scored three goals in the ToC final against Moorestown, an 11-5 loss.