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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.


CJ Schwartz, West Islip (N.Y.)

It was West Islip’s signature win of the season, and CJ Schwartz was the Lion who roared the loudest on April 23. The Albany-bound faceoff specialist battled an array of poles, shook off a slash to his hand and was still 17-for-19 on faceoffs and scored a season-high two goals as West Islip rallied from a four-goal deficit late in the third quarter to defeat host Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 10-9. 

“When they don’t have the faceoff guy, you understand how to get the clamp against the pole and get the right exit and get the ball for your team,” Schwartz said after the game. “Now I think we’ve got the confidence to win at the end.”

Also notable: Connor Baia, Kennedy (N.Y.); Charles Balsamo, Chaminade (N.Y.); Alec Gregorek, Victor (N.Y.); Matt Minicus, Darien (Conn.); James Moran, Nanuet (N.Y.), Joey Spallina, Mt. Sinai (N.Y.)

— Dylan Butler


Caleb Fyock, St. John’s College High (D.C.)

The junior goalie made 17 saves to backstop a big defensive effort for the Cadets in an 11-5 win over St. Anthony’s (N.Y.). Then ranked No. 1 nationally, St. Anthony’s was held well under the 16 goals it averaged through the first eight games of the season. A first-half save by Fyock, nicknamed “Big Tasty,” on a shot in the crease set the tone for St. John’s stingy defense. Fyock is committed to continue playing at Ohio State. He has helped St. John’s go unbeaten and ascend to No. 1 in the country in the latest Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25.

Also notable: Connor Gorman, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), Koleton Marquis, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), Ben McCarthy, Haverford (Pa.); Will Perez, Severn (Md.); Brian Ruppel, Catonsville (Md.); Jackson Strickland, Calvert Hall (Md.)

— Justin Feil


Jack Schulte, St. Andrew’s (Fla.)

Jack Schulte continues to impress during his junior campaign. The Air Force recruit scored a hat trick and added a trifecta of assists in a 14-0 win over Westminster Christian (Fla.). He also picked up four ground balls. He reached 100 points for the season in the win.

Also notable: Cooper Raney, Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas); Jack Regnery, Benjamin (Fla.)

— Justin Boggs


Griffin Scane, Culver Academy (Ind.)

The Penn commit was right at the center of another huge Eagles victory, contributing three goals and two assists in Culver’s victory over Hill Academy (Ont.). Over three wins against St. Ignatius (Ohio), Kiski Prep (Pa.) and Hill Academy, Scane totaled eight goals and six assists.

Also notable: PJ Behan, MICDS (Mo.); Paulie Fortino, Brother Rice (Mich.); Mark Mintzlaff, MICDS (Mo.); John Tomsheck, Forest Hills Central (Mich.)

— Jonah Rosenblum


Griffin Grant, Torrey Pines (Calif.)

The Notre Dame-bound senior missed the first eight games of the season with a labrum injury but made up for lost time with a big performance against rival La Costa Canyon (Calif.). He produced 13 points on four goals and nine assists in an 18-6 win. He also had three assists in a 14-7 loss to St. Margaret’s (Calif.) earlier in the week.

Also notable: Colin Jordan, Valor Christian (Colo.); Jon King, Corner Canyon (Utah); Hugo Mauney, Regis Jesuit (Colo.); Lucas Newton, Corona del Mar (Calif.); Max Sloat, Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.)

— Laurel Pfahler