Sammie Burgess, Casey Black, Maggie Preas and Posey Valis helped the Eagles to their fifth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship and likely the final No. 1 ranking in the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls’ Lacrosse National Top 25. The Eagles have been ranked No. 1 all season and if they stay there, they would be ranked the top team in the country for the fourth straight season.
The Under Armour All-America teams, which honor 45 of the country’s best girls lacrosse players, include 13 local seniors on the 22-girl South roster.
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In addition to the McDonogh players – the largest contingent from a single school – two Marriotts Ridge players were selected, Alex McKay and Zoe Stukenberg. Also on the South roster: Haley Bordner, Century; Sam Brookhart, Mount Hebron; Steph Lazo, St. Mary’s; Deborah Milani, Catonsville; Kelly Reese, Severn; Morgan Torggler, Severna Park, and goalie Caroline Federico, Maryvale.
The girls game will be played July 6 at 5 p.m. followed by the boys game at 8 p.m. The weekend of events also includes a three day underclassmen tournament which lasts through July 7 with the girls and boys finals at 3:30 p.m. on Towson’s grass fields.
Following are the full girls rosters for the senior All-America game:
Maggie Auslander/Defense/Cary, NC/Green Hope/North Carolina
Casey Black/Attack/Lutherville, MD/McDonogh/Duke
Haley Bordner/Attack/Sykesville, MD/Century/Florida
Samantha Brookhart/Midfield/Ellicott City, MD/Mount Hebron/Towson
Sammie Burgess/Midfield/Forest Hill, MD/McDonogh/Florida
Besser Dyson/Attack/Alexandria, VA/St. Stephen's & St. Agnes/Virginia
Caroline Federico/Goalie/Lutherville, MD/Maryvale/Johns Hopkins
Meagh Graham/Goalie/Rockville, MD/Good Counsel/Virginia Tech
Sydney Holman/Midfield/Chapel Hill, NC/East Chapel Hill/North Carolina
Steph Lazo/Midfield/Stevensville, MD/St. Mary's/Penn State
Tess McEvoy/Midfield/Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Visitation/Yale
Alex McKay/Defense Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge/Maryland