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Bae Bounds has inched Horace Greeley (N.Y.) closer to its first-ever state title.

USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Week

June 5, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Christina Schoolmaker

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

The South and West Regions have completed play so are not considered this week. Games are considered from the previous Monday through Sunday.


Bae Bounds, Horace Greeley (N.Y.)

Bae Bounds has inched Horace Greeley (N.Y.) one step closer to a first-ever New York State title.

The Brown-bound senior set up Rowan Edson’s tying goal with 2:16 left in regulation and then scored the winner in overtime to help lift the Quakers to a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Bethlehem (N.Y.) and book a first-ever spot in the NYS Class B semifinals.

Bounds finished with three goals to increase her season total to 73 to go along with 12 assists, 98 draw controls and 46 ground balls as Horace Greeley advanced to face West Genesee in the semifinals at SUNY Cortland.

“Bae is a true leader and a fierce competitor,” Horace Greeley coach Maggie Sharp said. “She battles between the 30s, plays dominant defense and is a force on attack. Her drive and hard work are at the forefront of her and her team’s success.”

Also notable: Bailey Cooper, Penn Yan (N.Y.), Katherine Eberling, Rye (N.Y.); Michaela Fay, Suffern (N.Y.); Isabella Grosso, Massapequa (N.Y.); Ava Obloj, West Islip (N.Y.); Ella Peers, Fairport (N.Y.)

— Dylan Butler


Lola Mulitalo, Rockbridge County (Va.)

Mulitalo followed up a monster game in Rockbridge’s 24-6 win over Blacksburg (Va.) for the Region 4D championship with two of the biggest goals of her young career to help the Wildcats edge Powhatan (Va.), 13-12, in overtime in the Class 4 state quarterfinals. The sophomore attack scored seven goals and had nine assists – seven of which went to either Anna Nye or Nala Shearer, who both had five goals – in the win over Blacksburg to propel the Wildcats to their fourth straight region crown.

In the state quarterfinals, Rockbridge trailed 12-11 when Mulitalo scored with 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to send it to overtime. Then, with 2:32 left in the second half of overtime, she fired in her fifth goal of the game on a free-position shot to win it. Four of her five goals came in the final quarter and overtime, and her overtime goal gave the Wildcats their only lead the entire game. Rockbridge is 16-1 this season. Mulitalo was named the Region 4D Player of the Year, and has 66 goals, 55 assists, 18 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers this season. She has over 100 career goals and over 180 career points.

Also notable: Riley Austin, Haddonfield (N.J.); Emma Barkauskas, Mountain Lakes (N.J.); Autumn Blair, Downingtown West (Pa.); Sophia Cardella, Mendham (N.J.); Paige Dinkel, Upper Dublin (Pa.); Fiona Duncheskie, Bishop Shanahan (Pa.); Grace Farrell, Haddonfield (N.J.); Olivia Fox, Hershey (Pa.); Ellie Kaplan, Twin Valley (Pa.); Riley Kenrick, Verona (N.J.); Sophia Loschert, Oak Knoll (N.J.); Mae Murphy, Moorestown (N.J.); Taylor Murphy, Radnor (Pa.); Megan O’Brien, Morristown (N.J.); Emma Claire Quinn, Kent Place (N.J.); Ellie Romano, Manheim Township (Pa.); Ellie Wisch, Conestoga (Pa.); Emma Yoder, Springfield-Montco (Pa.); Olivia Young, Manheim Township (Pa.)

— Justin Feil


Breckin Hare, Carmel (Ind.)

It’s not often that a team can hold the remarkable Sophie Mock scoreless. Indeed, when Guerin Catholic (Ind.) did so in the state title game June 1, it marked the first time anyone had achieved the feat all season. Yet, that’s the beauty of the Greyhounds, who are blessed with a number of deadly weapons. That, of course, includes Breckin Hare, who scored six goals as Carmel rallied from an early 8-2 deficit. She also delivered three goals and three assists in a 14-9 state semifinal win over Zionsville (Ind.). Hare finished her junior season with 69 goals and 26 assists, trailing only Mock.

Also notable: Mary Kate Basil, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Lilly Boyle, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Emma Burke, Loyola Academy (Ill.); Charlotte Fannin, Lakeville South (Minn.); Corinna Hilmas, Olentangy Liberty (Ohio.); Maddie Jensen, Benet Academy (Ill.); Ella Mills, Lakeville South (Minn.); Jocelyn Park, Loyola Academy (Ill.); Maddy Paz, New Albany (Ohio)

— Jonah Rosenblum