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USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Week

April 17, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
John Strohsacker

The USA Lacrosse Players of the Week recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school girls’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage. Games are considered from the previous Monday through Sunday.


Tess Calabria, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)

In a battle between two of the country’s elite teams, Tess Calabria raised her already elite level another notch. The North Carolina-bound senior scored five goals and added an assist to lead St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) to a 10-7 victory over New Canaan (Conn.) on April 13. As much as her offensive output in the win was clutch, St. Anthony’s coach Darcy Messina said her impact was felt beyond the box score.

“Throughout the entirety of the game, Tess Calabria epitomized resilience and dedication, from securing shot rebounds to relentless pressure on the ride, she played a complete game,” Messina said. “Her five goals and one assist were not just statistics, but a testament to her relentless work ethic and unwavering commitment to our team.”

Also notable: Sophia Buffardi, Sayville (N.Y.); Kate Gould, Nyack (N.Y.); Charlotte Rathjen, South Side (N.Y.); Payton Sfreddo, Sacred Heart-Greenwich (Conn.); Colleen Thieke, Sacred Heart (N.Y.); Beau Whaling, Rye (N.Y.)

— Dylan Butler


Kate Levy, McDonogh (Md.)

The Eagles faced a pair of high-level opponents last week, and Levy was one of the stars that shined brightest as McDonogh enjoyed a perfect week. The senior midfielder was most critical on the draw control as the Eagles held off Darien (Conn.), 5-4, in a matchup of two of the most successful high school programs in history. Levy won five draws as McDonogh won 10 of the 13 in the game. She also caused four turnovers to help win more possessions. The win ended Darien’s 25-game winning streak.

Levy, who is committed to play at North Carolina for her mother, Jenny Levy, had four goals and an assist as McDonogh started quickly and never looked back in a 12-7 win over Archbishop Spalding (Md.) in a key IAAM matchup. Between those games, Levy had a hat trick and nine draw controls in a 16-6 win over Mount de Sales (Md.).

Also notable: Maria Bragg, Severna Park (Md.); Sienna Chirieleison, Trinity (Pa.); Tessa DeLuca, Maryvale (Md.); Olivia Hoover, Mt. Hebron (Md.); Martha Oakey, St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.); Anya Wardle, Summit (N.J.)

— Justin Feil


Mae Flanigan, Hockaday (Texas)

Marking one of the most impressive performances of the season, Mae Flanigan scored seven goals for Hockaday over Anderson (Texas). Her seven-goal, five-draw control performance against Anderson followed a two-goal, one-assist effort against Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas). The junior attacker is committed to Stanford.

Also notable: Henley Bredemann, Bishop England (S.C.) Harper Jones, Anderson (Texas); Sunnie Wang, Hockaday (Texas); Kylie Waters, Milton (Ga.)

— Justin Boggs


Ellie McClelland, New Albany (Ohio)

McClelland delivered a dominant week as the Eagles went 3-0, including two wins over teams that were previously undefeated. Her heroics included a remarkable finish to the week as the Notre Dame commit tallied six goals and six assists in New Albany’s 20-10 win over Sycamore (Ohio). McClelland also had seven goals against Strongsville (Ohio) and four against Pickerington Central (Ohio), finishing the week with a whopping 17 goals, 11 assists, 23 draw controls, 14 groundballs and seven caused turnovers.

Also notable: Lilly Boyle, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Shannon Earley, Benet Academy (Ill.); Julia Evens, Benilde St.-Margaret's (Minn.); Maeve Farrell, Lake Forest (Ill.); Sophie Mock, Carmel (Ind.); Maddy Paz, New Albany (Ohio); Isabelle Pohmer, Olentangy Liberty (Ohio)

— Jonah Rosenblum


Millie Bartlett, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)

Bartlett (Penn) notched the game-winning goal in an OT thriller against Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.). The junior middie also scored a hat trick in the Wildcats’ 14-10 victory over San Ramon Valley (Calif.), in addition to causing chaos in the midfield with two caused turnovers, three ground balls and 10 draw controls.

Also notable: Kayla Agarie, Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.); Laurel Gonzalez, Torrey Pines (Calif.); Sophie Gosh, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.); Vivian Leuthold, Denver East (Colo.); Bricín Mahoney, Kent Denver (Colo.); Eliza Osburn, Valor Christian (Colo.)

— Theresa Palmquist