Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Girls' Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Meghan Heick, Westfield (Va.)
The senior scored five goals to help Westfield to the program's first state championship - a 13-11 win over Oakton (Va.) in the 6A final.
Also Notable: Molly Sullivan, Westfield (Va.); Ashley Morris, Woodgrove (Va.)
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.), 21-0
The Eagles clinched LM's National Championship with a 16-13 win over Roland Park in the IAAM championship game. McDonogh won its sixth straight IAAM championship and extended their winning streak to 112 consecutive games.
2. Moorestown (N.J.), 26-0
Marie McCool scored four goals and Adriana Pendino had two goals and an assist as Moorestown defeated Summit (N.J.) 8-6 to win the 2014 Tournament of Champions.
3. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 20-4
The Cardinals saved their best lacrosse of the year until the end of the season, winning 10 straight games and winning both the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and VISAA championships. Junior Kelly Matthews had an impressive playoff run with 13 goals in the WCAC playoffs and eight goals in the Virginia State playoffs.
4. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 27-2
The Saints finish their season as ISL champions with a 12-6 win over Georgetown Visitation and as VISAA runners-up. Junior Ellie Majure led the team with 109 goals and Gussie Johns made 159 saves. Junior Abby Bailey led the team with 50 assists.
5. Roland Park (Md.), 16-4
The Reds won seven of their last eight games to end the year, which included wins over St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Bryn Mawr (Md.) and Notre Dame Prep (Md.). Senior CeCe Finney scored six goals in a 12-10 win over Notre Dame Prep in the IAAM semifinal game to propel them into the championship game against McDonogh.
6. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 10-5
The Blazers season ended with a 12-10 loss to Roland Park in the IAAM semifinals. Notre Dame Prep posted wins over Archbishop Spalding, Severn, Roland Park, Manhasset and Bryn Mawr this season.
7. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 17-8
The Tigers finish 2014 as the ISL runners-up after dropping a 12-6 decision to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes. Senior Kelly Myers led the team with 92 goals and junior Maggie Jackson led with 62 assists this season.
8. Severn School (Md.), 14-4
The Admirals almost pulled the upset over No. 1 McDonogh, leading the Eagles 6-5 at halftime and holding a two-goal lead with six minutes left. In the end they fell 13-12, but it was the first one-goal game for McDonogh in two years. In the two losses to McDonogh this season, Severn only lost by a combined four goals and was the closest any team played them this season.
9. Good Counsel (Md.), 14-6
The Falcons are WCAC runners-up in 2014 after falling 17-7 to Bishop Ireton in the championship game. Freshman Taylor McDaniels led the team with 34 goals while senior Paige Graham led the team with 27 assists.
10. Garnet Valley (Pa.), 24-2
The Jaguars got five goals from Haley Warden and Emily Mathewson in a 13-9 win over Springfield-Delco (Pa.) to win the PIAA championship.
News and Notes
Westfield (Va.) defeated four-time state champion Oakton (Va.) 13-11 to win its first girls' state championship in program history - taking home the Class 6A title on Sunday. Senior Meghan Heick scored five goals, including the game's first just 13 seconds into the game. Heick also scored the opening goal of the second half, just eight seconds into the final frame. Molly O'Sullivan scored three goals in the victory. The Cougars took down two state powers in the span of 11 days. They defeated Madison (Va.) 17-16, which had not lost to a 6A North opponent in more than a year, in the North region semifinal on June 4. They lost to Oakton in the region final and earned a spot in the Final Four as the 6A North runner-up. They defeated Battlefield (Va.) 18-6 in the semifinal on June 10 and followed up the season with the win over Oakton on Sunday.
Woodgrove (Va.) dominated in the Virginia Class 5A final, defeated Loudoun Valley 15-1. They built a 6-0 lead by halftime. Nora Bowen and sophomore Courtney Olivier each scored four goals in the win. Ashley Wacker and Emma Leszczak each scored three goals. Goalie Ashley Morris made eight saves in the victory.
This is the final week of Nike/US Lacrosse Region Reports on LaxMagazine.com. Next week will feature the Region Rewind, with a final Top 10 and Player of the Year for each region in boys' and girls' high school lacrosse for 2014.
2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive
- February 25 - Preseason Top 10/Player of the Year Watch List
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
- April 22
- April 29
- May 6
- May 13
- May 20
- May 27
- June 3
- June 10
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