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Eva Thorn scored eight goals on eight shots and added an assist to help the defending Utah 5A state champion Olympus to a dominant 21-2 win over 2022 Class 6A state champion Mountain Ridge.

USA Lacrosse High School Girls' Players of the Week

April 26, 2023
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff

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.


MK Lescault, Burnt Hills Ballston Lake (N.Y.)

The numbers MK Lescault continues to put up are staggering. The senior, a Johns Hopkins commit, had 16 goals and nine assists in four games this week, bringing her seven-game season total to 34 goals and 15 assists. That comes a year after helping lead the Spartans to the New York State Class C semifinal, where they fell to eventual state champion Manhasset. Lescault is five goals away from reaching the 300-goal mark of her sterling career. She also has 144 career assists for 439 points, all while missing her freshman year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Also notable: Sophia Colasacco, Tuckahoe (N.Y.); JoJo Degl, John Jay-Cross River (N.Y.); Kyle Finnell, Garden City (N.Y.); Catrina Rowe, Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.); Molly Snow, Wilton (Conn)

— Dylan Butler


Noel Cumberland, Maryvale (Md.)

The senior midfielder came up with one of her biggest games when the Lions needed it. Facing Glenelg Country School (Md.), Cumberland scored four goals to pace the offense in a 9-8 win. She was one of three Maryvale players with a hat trick in an 18-7 win to start the week. The Northwestern commit has 16 goals and five assists this season to help the Lions push into a third-place tie in the IAAM A Conference standings with three games remaining.

Also notable: Sienna Chirieleison, Trinity (Pa.); Aditi Foster, Penn Charter (Pa.); Gabbi Koury, Owen J. Roberts (Pa.); Amanda Lawson, McDonogh (Md.); Isa Torres, Glenelg (Md.); Sofia Trahan, McDonogh (Md.)

— Justin Feil


Grace Hoverman, Hockaday (Texas)

Hockaday has been nothing but dominating this year and Grave Hoverman is a big reason why. The undefeated Daisies have won every game by at least five goals this season. In Hockaday’s latest game against Southlake Carroll (Texas), she scored a team-leading eight goals to help the Daisies to an 18-2 win. She has continually put up big numbers. Earlier this month, she had a 10-goal performance in Hockaday’s 20-6 win over Flower Mound (Texas). The senior attacker is committed to Columbia.

Also notable: Abby Hurd, Walker School (Ga.); Gracie Mullahy, Cardinals Gibbons (N.C.); Charlotte Myers, Harpeth Hall (Tenn.); Savannah Payne, Bartram Trail (Fla.)

— Justin Boggs


Maddy Paz, New Albany (Ohio)

Last season, in the state title game against previously undefeated Upper Arlington, Paz delivered the game-winner in overtime. On Thursday, the Eagles junior again handed the Golden Bears their first loss of the year with another overtime game-winner. Not that Paz only scores goals against UA. Indeed, last year, she tallied 42 goals, 32 assists, 26 caused turnovers, 77 draw controls and a team-leading 47 ground balls for New Albany.

Also notable: Grace Dwyer, Loyola Academy (Ill.); Gianna Kurelko, Benet Academy (Ill.); Grace Mawicke, New Trier (Ill.); Emily Moes, Lakeville South (Minn.); Issi Osborn, Rockford (Mich.); Addie Shevitz, New Trier (Ill.); Abby Sisson, University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.); Kampbell Stone, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Tori Tomalia, Carmel (Ind.)

— Jonah Rosenblum


Eva Thorn, Olympus (Utah)

The senior attacker scored eight goals on eight shots and added an assist to help the defending Utah 5A state champion Titans to a dominant 21-2 win over 2022 Class 6A state champion Mountain Ridge. Thorn, who is headed to Stony Brook, also added three ground balls and two caused turnovers. She has scored 31 goals in the last five games and played a key role in Olympus’ first state title last season.

Also notable: Ellie Davidson, Torrey Pines (Calif.); Mia Marchetti, Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.); Charlotte Morton, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Iris O’Connor, Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.); Kate Ratanaproeksa, Grant (Ore.)

— Laurel Pfahler