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Jaelyne Twomey made 19 saves in an out-of-this-world performance in the NYS Class A final.

USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Week

June 14, 2023
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Nellie Hunzek

The USA Lacrosse Players of the Week recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school girls’ lacrosse in each of the three active regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest — outlined in our high school coverage.

The South Region and West Region have completed play for the season.


Jaelyne Twomey, Fairport (N.Y.)

Before heading off to Ohio State in the fall, Jaelyne Twomey had some history to make. The senior goaltender came up huge to help Fairport (N.Y.) defeat Massapequa (N.Y.) 10-9 in overtime as the Red Raiders captured a first-ever New York State championship in school history. After a seven-save outing in an 8-7 win over Suffern (N.Y.) in the semifinals, Twomey made 19 saves in an out-of-this-world performance in the NYS Class A final.

“She’s not human,” Fairport coach Mara Karpp told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. “She’s the entire package. Her play is unbelievable and she’s a rock. Her leadership and what she brought to the team can’t be replaced.”

Also notable: Bella Brogan, Skaneateles (N.Y.); Kyle Finnell, Garden City (N.Y.); Devin Livingston, Victor (N.Y.); Mikaela Mooney, Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.); MJ Santa Barbara, Guilford (Conn.)

— Dylan Butler


Lindsey Devir, Ridgewood (N.J.)

The Stanford-bound senior led the Maroons to their first state title since 2019. Devir scored seven goals and had one assist in an 18-13 win over Kingsway (N.J.) in the Group IV state championship. Devir also had a pair of ground balls and forced a turnover. It was the 18th game this season in which Devir has scored at least four goals. She finished this season with a career-high 117 goals and had 14 assists. She also won 58 draw controls this year as Ridgewood went 20-2, losing only once since their season opener.

Also notable: Chloe Bleckley, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.); Jackie Braceland, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.); Sophia Claps, Chatham (N.J.); Carly Cunningham, Bishop Shanahan (Pa.); Aeryn Curren, Montclair Kimberley (N.J.); Erin DeStefano, Springfield-Delco (Pa.); Kiki Liebezeit, Conestoga (Pa.); Sophia Loschert, Oak Knoll (N.J.); Kaitlyn Roth, Penncrest (Pa.); Lily Spinner, Summit (N.J.)

— Justin Feil


Emma Arico, Detroit Country Day (Mich.)

The Michigan commit’s team-leading five goals were just a part of her heroics in Detroit Country Day’s 13-12 state championship game victory over East Grand Rapids (Mich.). Oh sure, Arico’s game-tying goal with 1:04 to play was as big as it gets as she took a pass from a double-teamed teammate, per Wright Wilson for the Detroit Free Press, and fired the equalizer home. Arico’s heroics, however, also included batting the ball to Olivia Winowich on a couple of key draw controls to set up the game-tying and game-winning goals.

Also notable: Gabby Bouman, Lakeville South (Minn.); Sivanna O’Brien, Lakeville South (Minn.)

— Jonah Rosenblum