TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/12/18
US Lacrosse has announced the boys’ and girls’ players selected as 2018 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Over 980 boys and 1,000 girls players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.
A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A US Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.
A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.
In addition to players named as All-Americans and All-Academic honorees, US Lacrosse selects winners of the Coach of the Year, as well as the Bob Scott Award for boys and the Jackie Pitts Award for girls. These awards recognize one player from each area who go ‘above and beyond’ in service to his/her team, school, and community.
US Lacrosse oversees the selection of the awards, which are administered locally by Area Chairs. Selections are based on voting by coaches within each geographical area.
Note: Some local areas have not yet reported their selections and are not included in the All-America and/or All-Academic listings. Entries will be added as the selections are received.
2018 Girls’ Coach of the Year
Area Coach’s Name High School
Alabama Hunter Faulconer Mountain Brook
Arizona Katie Dirvonas Corona
California – Orange County Holly Reilly Saint Margaret’s Episcopal
California – San Diego Kaitlin Doucette Torrey Pines
Colorado Dix Baines Chaparral
Connecticut Lori Connelly North Branford
District of Columbia – Potomac (DC, MD, VA) Janet McCormick Holton-Arms
Florida – South John McClain American Heritage
Florida – South Atlantic Kelly Fenton Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Idaho Jim Pape Boise
Indiana David Elefante Zionsville Community
Kansas – Heartland (KS/MO) Douglas Davis St. Thomas Aquinas
Maryland – Chesapeake Caroline Cochran South River
Minnesota Judy Baxter Eden Prairie
Missouri – Saint Louis Lindsay Carlile Westminster Christian
New Jersey – South Heather Whalin Burlington City
New York – New York City Raymond Basso Hunter College
New York – Section 1 (Hudson Valley) Tara Lahm Valhalla
New York – Section 11 (Suffolk County) Carol Rainson Rose Northport
New York – Western Katy Ryan Hamburg
Ohio – Southern Thomas Crawford Wyoming
Oregon Paje Stelling Westview
Pennsylvania – Central Mark Pinkerton Manheim Township
Pennsylvania – Western Kelsey Viets Hampton
Tennessee David Gearhardt Hutchison
Texas – Central Caitlin Fegley St. Michael’s
Texas – North Lellie Swords Highland Park
Utah Cliff Tomlinson West Jordan
Virginia – Charlottesville Kim Parsons Covenant
Virginia – Richmond Christina Dobson Atlee
Virginia – Tidewater Andrew DePeter Maury
Washington State Tamiko Tommila Bainbridge
West Virginia Will Moore George Washington
Wisconsin Jill Kyhn Franklin