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Take a look at 25 of the top high school girls’ lacrosse players to watch in 2022. Organized by region, we highlight five players each from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West. The players are listed alphabetically by last name.


Ella Cabrera, Northport (N.Y.), M, Sr.

A North Carolina signee, Cabrera usually defends the opponent’s top scorer and starts the transition game. She also had 12 goals and seven assists for the undefeated Tigers last spring.

Lacey Downey, West Babylon (N.Y.), A, Jr.

The top scorer on Long Island as a sophomore, Downey (Boston College) amassed 71 goals and 50 assists while also being dominant on draws for Suffolk Class B champion West Babylon.

Kaleigh Harden, New Canaan (Conn.), M, Sr.

A three-sport star who also plays soccer and ice hockey,  Harden (North Carolina) had 64 draw controls, 26 goals, nine assists, 20 caused turnovers and 28 ground balls last year.

Chloe Humphrey, Darien (Conn.), A, Jr.

The No. 1-ranked recruit in the class of 2023, according to Inside Lacrosse, Humphrey (North Carolina) has been called a generational talent and has sick stick skills.

Abby LoCascio, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), A, Sr.

The Northwestern-bound senior had 16 goals and 15 assists in 12 games last spring, playing a key role in another NSCHSAA title for the Friars.

— Dylan Butler


Kori Edmondson, McDonogh (Md.), M, Sr.

Inside Lacrosse’s top-ranked 2022 and the USA Select U18 star has been a force for McDonogh throughout her career and is poised for a big finale before staying home to play for Maryland.

Caroline Godine, McDonogh (Md.), A, Sr.

The North Carolina-bound attacker likes to be the facilitator, though she’s equally reliable as a scorer. She combines a high lacrosse IQ with creativity.

Lucy Pearson, Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), G, Sr.

The Stanford-bound senior is a fearless field general who gives her team confidence while making both routine and spectacular saves.

Maggie Weisman, Glenelg Country (Md.), M, Sr.

A two-way midfielder, the lefty who can go right reads defenses well and has great timing and shot selection. She’s headed to Maryland.

Marissa White, Agnes Irwin (Pa.), M, Sr.

Back from a knee injury, White (North Carolina) is playing just her second season in four years.

— Justin Feil


Ava Besson, Walton (Ga.), A, Sr.

Besson enters her senior season committed to Boston College. She was named last fall to the USA Select U18 team, the only player from a South high school on the squad.

Carli Fleisher, American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), A, Sr.

Fleisher is coming off a 40-goal season at Stoneman Douglas (Fla.) and has since transferred to American Heritage-Delray. She is committed to Northwestern.

Brooke Goldstein, American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), A, So.

In her freshman season, Goldstein scored a team-high 52 goals. She helped lead American Heritage-Delray to a state title last year by scoring three goals in the championship game.

Taylor LaPointe, Steinbrenner (Fla.), M, Jr.

LaPointe had 66 goals and 40 assists in her sophomore season as Steinbrenner compiled a 15-2 record. LaPointe was a 2021 USA Lacrosse All-American and committed in the offseason to Northwestern.

Anna Taraboletti, Ponte Vedra (Fla.), M, Jr.

Taraboletti is a strong two-way player. She scored 21 goals and forced 15 turnovers a year ago. The Vanderbilt commitment was an Under Armor 150 honorable mention.

— Justin Boggs


Mary Carson, New Albany (Ohio), M, Sr.

Carson is a “threat all over the field,” per Eagles coach Elaina Enich. She tallied 62 goals, 43 caused turnovers, 77 ground balls and 92 draw controls. She will take her game to Colorado.

Angie Conley, Hinsdale Central (Ill.), M, Jr.

The Notre Dame commit is blessed with an explosive first step, not to mention the ability to pile up goals and provide vocal leadership.

Cordelia Flemming, Edina (Minn.), M/D, Sr.

Flemming finished second on the team  in goals (43) and draw controls (59) in 2021. The Columbia commit is poised to play an even bigger role with the graduation of All-American Haley Reeck.

Taylor Kotschevar-Call, Eden Prairie (Minn.), M, Sr.

Kotschevar-Call tallied 64 goals, 19 assists, 83 points, 35 ground balls and 109 draw controls. She is committed to Marquette.

Adrienne Leone, Loyola (Ill.), A/M, Sr.

The Ramblers’ top returning scorer amassed 51 goals and 22 assists. Leone (Davidson) also had 34 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers.

— Jonah Rosenblum


Hailey Dommers, La Jolla (Calif.), M/D, Sr.

The UC Davis-bound defensive specialist helped the Vikings to a CIF San Diego runner-up finish last year.

Maya Kendall, Colorado Academy (Colo.), M, Sr.

The Dartmouth commit scored 24 goals and had 12 assists on a loaded team last year and will be a focal point for a team that hasn’t lost since 2017.

Daniella Guyette, Newbury Park (Calif.), G, Sr.

Guyette allowed 7.3 goals against while posting a 53.4 save percentage and had 11 saves in the CIF Southern Section final loss in 2021. She is headed to Syracuse in the fall.

Samantha Riely, Park City (Utah), M/D, Sr.

The UC Davis recruit scored 50 goals and added 42 assists but is best known for her defense (57 GB, 25 CT).

Elena Torres, Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), A/M, Sr.

Torres scored 71 goals and added 14 assists to lead the Knights to the first CIF Southern Section Division I title last year. She is committed to Villanova.

— Laurel Pfahler