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2024 High School Girls' Lacrosse Preseason All-American Watch List

March 1, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Dave Stewart

Before every high school season, USA Lacrosse Magazine’s writers check in with coaches from their respective regions to help identify five boys and five girls each from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West who have player-of-the-year potential.

This year, we’ve rebranded this content as the All-American Watch List — not to be confused with the formal USA Lacrosse All-American program administered by area chairs with nominations from high school coaches.

Here are 25 high school girls' lacrosse players to keep an eye on this spring.


Kayla Gilmore, Sr., M, William Floyd (N.Y.)

The No. 6-ranked player in the Class of 2024 by Inside Lacrosse, Gilmore will be among the best players on Long Island this spring — high praise considering the area has produced some of the world’s top players. The Maryland-bound star had 67 goals and 25 assists last year and was picked for the 2023 USA Select U18 team.

Devin Livingston, Sr., M, Victor (N.Y.)

Livingston will join Gilmore in College Park next year, but she will first look to lead Victor to a third straight New York State Class B championship. A 2023 USA Select U18 selection, she had 45 goals and 31 assists last year and has 108 goals and 50 points in her career.

Addison Pattillo, Sr., A, Wilton (Conn.)

Pattillo is the latest Connecticut standout to head down to Chapel Hill, where she’ll play for North Carolina next year. A 2023 USA Select U16 pick, the senior attack earned All-American honors last year and will be the focal point of the Wilton attack.

Devon Russell, Sr., M, New Canaan (Conn.)

If there’s a changing of the guard in Connecticut this spring, Russell (pictured above) will play a starring role. The New Canaan midfielder, the No. 3 player in the Class of 2024 by Inside Lacrosse, had 45 goals and 11 assists last year as the Rams reached the CIAC Class L final. A member of the 2024 U.S. Women's U20 Training Team, she’ll play at Boston College.

Alexa Spallina, Jr., A, Mount Sinai (N.Y.)

A Spallina atop their recruiting class. Where have we heard that before? Alexa Spallina is just that in the Class of 2025 and plays a lot like her older brother, Joey, now lighting it up in his second season at Syracuse. That’s where Alexa, who had 41 goals and 44 assists at Mount Sinai last year, will play when she’s done with her high school career. 

— Dylan Butler 

Montclair Kimberley Academy goalie Orly Sedransk
MKA goalie Orly Sedransk is a Penn commit who has competed for both the U16 and U18 USA Select teams.
Tom Horak


Kate Levy, Sr., M, McDonogh (Md.)

The daughter of North Carolina coach Jenny Levy, whom she’ll play for next year, Kate Levy is much more than a name. She was a game changer in her first season at McDonogh with the ability to influence a game. She was big on the draw and provided goals and playmaking as the team won its first IAAM title since 2019. One of five 2024s on the U.S. U20 training team, she is ready for an encore after coming off a soccer season in which the Baltimore Sun named her All-Metro Player of the Year.

Madison Rassas, Sr., M, Georgetown Visitation (D.C.)

Another of the five 2024s on the U20 training team, Rassas has been turning heads everywhere she goes. The 2021 and 2022 U16 USA Select pick stood out at the indoor nationals in January with her composed play in the box game. She’s come up big for the Cubs in her career, last year delivering a hat trick and assist when they were the lone team to upend McDonogh. She will take a versatile offensive arsenal to Notre Dame.

Lexi Reber, Sr., D, Bryn Mawr (Md.)

Reber stands out for her hustle, speed and footwork. She has all the tools that a coach looks for in a lockdown defender. Another 2022 U16 USA Select member and now a 2023 U18 USA Select pick, Reber goes after ground balls with a rare tenacity — and she usually wins them. The Syracuse-bound defender has drawn rave reviews from evaluators for her ability to take away an attacker’s space and frustrate them.

Hannah Rudolph, Sr., M, Good Counsel (Md.)

The Northwestern commit was on everyone’s radar early. She was the first sophomore ever to be named WCAC Player of the Year. Rudolph has a tall, 6-0 frame with great stickwork and a high IQ. She brings good energy into everything that she does. A U20 training team selection after playing U16 USA Select in 2022, Rudolph looks to somehow top a season in which she had 86 goals and 44 assists.

Orly Sedransk, Sr., G, Montclair Kimberley (N.J.)

Athletic with fast hands, Sedransk has produced highlight reel saves. She’s been between the pipes at MKA since her freshman year when she saved more than 200 shots. The Penn commit did it again last year to lead her team to a Non-Public B championship. She has been a part of both the U16 and U18 USA Select teams over the last three years.

— Justin Feil

Hockaday's Mae Flanagan
Stanford commit Mae Flanagan produced 85 goals, 30 assists and 57 caused turnovers for Hockaday.
Brendan Maloney


Caroline Byrd, Sr., A, American Heritage-Delray (Fla.)

It was not an easy 2023 season for Byrd, as the Michigan recruit spent most of the season out with an injury. She played in six contests, scoring 10 goals with 19 assists, before her season ended. But given how well she played as a sophomore, she is expected to be a player to watch in the region.

Mae Flanagan, Jr., M, Hockaday (Texas)

The Stanford recruit is poised to have yet another big season after producing 85 goals, 30 assists and 57 caused turnovers. She helped her team not only win a state title, but win every game by a minimum of five goals.

Ryann Frechette, Sr., A, Bartram Trail (Fla.)

There are few players around who are more experienced at putting the ball into the net than Frechette. As a junior, she once again led Bartram Trail’s potent offense with 125 goals. As a sophomore, she had 94 goals and 52 assists. She is committed to Florida.

Clark Hamilton, Sr., A, Blessed Trinity (Ga.)

The senior attacker is set to join Florida after a prolific high school career. A 2023 U18 USA Select member, she has a knack for scoring in big games, including four goals in last year’s state championship.

Ella Pauley, Jr., A, Milton (Ga.)

A year after having 263 draw controls, the draw specialist is looking for another big year at Georgia’s most elite program. While she had an impressive high school season, she also had a big summer on the club circuit, showing her dodging ability and skill getting to the net. 

— Justin Boggs

Salem's Mileena Cotter
Mileena Cotter's highlights last year included scoring 14 of her team's 18 goals in an 18-13 win at Saline.
Salem Athletics


Emma Burke, Sr., M, Loyola Academy (Ill.)

Burke played a major role in the Ramblers securing their 15th state title, including two goals, two assists and a team-leading six ground balls in the championship game. The Michigan commit was top-four for Loyola Academy in essentially every stat, with 49 goals (No. 4), 32 assists (No. 3), 81 points (No. 2), 58 ground balls (No. 1) and 164 draw controls (No. 1).

Darcy Doyle, So., A, University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.)

On a Wildcats team full of young talent, Doyle dazzled, recording 95 goals, 42 assists and 137 points as a freshman. Not that Doyle is simply a scorer. She also easily led USM with 160 draws and produced 52 ground balls.

Mileena Cotter, Sr., M, Salem (Mich.)

The Rocks aren't a traditional Mitten State powerhouse, but Cotter is absolutely one of the region's top prospects. Indeed, Cotter has already committed to play at one of the great college powers: Syracuse. Her highlights last year included scoring 14 of her team's 18 goals in an 18-13 win at Saline and six of her team's nine goals in a tight loss to Plymouth.

Julia Evens, Sr., M, Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.)

A Marquette commit, Evens played a key role in the Red Knights emerging with last year's state title, including four points apiece in the semifinals and finals. Beyond her scoring prowess (56 goals, 41 assists), Evens also masterfully handles the circle for BSM, leading the team with 131 draw controls.

Carly Thiel, Sr., M, Sycamore (Ohio)

Thiel's 121 goals last year was impressive. Then consider that the Aviators played just 23 games. In other words, the Lindenwood commit averaged well over a hat trick (5.3 goals per game). The versatile talent also led Sycamore in draw controls (211) and ground balls (85).

— Jonah Rosenblum 

Valor Christian's Eliza Osburn
Eliza Osburn is the No. 1 player in her class, according to Inside Lacrosse.
Valor Christian Athletics


Eleri Colon, Sr., M, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)

With the graduation of Olivia Ripple from back-to-back section champions, there will be more focus on Colon. The Johns Hopkins commit should stand out even more as someone who is strong on the draw and helps the Wildcats’ offense go with the ability to score on her own or set up teammates.

Charlotte Corkins, Sr., M, Colorado Academy (Colo.)

Last year’s West Region Player of the Year figures to be even stronger. The North Carolina commit was limited early last spring but rapidly returned to being the sort of two-way player that the Mustangs have come to expect. A 2021 USA Select U16 selection, she provided a balanced line of 35 goals and 26 assists and won 59 draw controls. Her left-handed shot and her speed are a devastating combo with her fierce competitive nature.

Charlotte Morton, Sr., G, Cherry Creek (Colo.)

Morton brings energy to the cage. Her athleticism is a huge part of what makes her so dynamic — she played shortstop and catcher on a baseball team growing up. She reads shooters, reacts fast and moves well to the ball. The USC-bound Morton isn’t afraid to range out of the crease to cut down angles and has fast feet and hands to get in position.

Eliza Osburn, Sr., M, Valor Christian (Colo.)

Ranked the No. 1 2024 recruit by Inside Lacrosse, Osburn is a two-way player who impacts the game offensively and defensively. She works well with teammates and is capable of setting up others and scoring herself with strong dodging. She is important on the draw, causes turnovers and tracks down ground balls, and her speed and lacrosse IQ combined with her drive make the North Carolina commit the complete package.

Lauren Park, Sr., A, Bellevue (Wash.)

A polished attacker, Park uses her speed and quickness to dodge for quality scoring chances. Her stick work is exceptional, too. Park averaged more than five goals per game as a sophomore and almost six per game last year. The Harvard-bound Park is relentless on the ride and also strong on the draw.

— Justin Feil