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The 2022 GameTimeCT All-State Girls Lacrosse team. Compiled by Dave Stewart. Photos are Hearst Connecticut Media. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
New Canaan, Midfielder, Senior
Stats: Led the Rams with 64 draw controls. …Scored 43 goals with nine assists and 21 caused turnovers. …Finished her career with 211 draw controls, 95 goals, and 112 points in three seasons. …Helped lead New Canaan to a 20-2 record and a second straight FCIAC championship.
Honors: Earned USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American and All-FCIAC first team honors the past two seasons. …Was All-State and All-FCIAC second team as a freshman. …Twice named to the GameTimeCT All-State girls lacrosse first team. …The MVP of GameTimeCT’s All-State girls ice hockey team this winter. …Also MVP of the FCIAC and CHSGHA ice hockey tournaments.
Off the field: High honors since freshman year. …A three-sport captain for New Canaan’s soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse teams. …A member of the USA Select U18 lacrosse team in 2021. …Plays and coaches in the Connecticut Grizzlies club lacrosse program.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joining her sister McKenna, a rising sophomore.
Darien, Defender, Junior
Stats: Collected 20 caused turnovers and 25 ground balls. …Helped lead a defense which allowed fewer than six goals per game and held opponents to single digits in all but three of 21 games.
Honors: Earned USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American and All-FCIAC first team honors. …Made the CHSCHA All-State Class L first team as a sophomore. …Named to the GameTimeCT All-State first team and All-FCIAC first team for field hockey in 2021.
Off the field: Has a 4.0 GPA. …A member of the Best Buddies Club, Unite for Africa Club, St. Thomas More Parish Youth Group and Volunteer Activities.
Up next: Has committed to play lacrosse at Syracuse.
Staples, Attack, Senior
Stats: Collected 69 goals to set Staples’ single-season record for scoring… Also set a school record with seven goals in a game against Darien. …Had 16 assists and 85 points this spring. …Finished sixth in all-time career points at Staples with 166 on 119 goals and 47 assists.
Honors: Named to the USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American team. …Earned All-FCIAC first team honors. …An All-FCIAC honorable mention last year. …Earned All-FCIAC third team honors as a captain in girls basketball this winter.
Off the field: A three-sport athlete playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Staples. … Served on the National Charity League the past seven years. … An assistant coach for the eighth-grade girls’ PAL lacrosse team.
Up next: Will play lacrosse with her twin sister, Mia, at Delaware next year.
Wilton, Defender, Senior
Stats: A captain on a defense which held opponents’ scoring to single digits in 16 of 21 games. … Had 10 caused turnovers and 12 ground balls. … Added three goals and one assist to the offense. … Helped lead Wilton to a 16-5 record and appearances in the FCIAC and CIAC Class L semifinals.
Honors: A 2022 USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American and All-FCIAC first team. … Two-year lacrosse captain for the Warriors. … Leadership Award for cross country and basketball.
Off the field: National Honor Society member… Spanish Honor Society member… Link Crew leader… Recycling Club treasurer… Gender and Sexuality Alliance club officer…. Youth lacrosse and basketball coach…. Volunteer for Safe Rides and Minks to Sinks.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Bucknell next season.
Darien, Goalie, Junior
Stats: Had a save percentage of 50.3% with 88 saves against 87 goals allowed… Helped lead a defense which allowed fewer than six goals per game and held opponents to single digits in all but three of 21 games.
Honors: Earned All-FCIAC first team honors the past two seasons. … Darien’s 2021 team MVP. … A USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-America and All-State goalie as a junior. … The MVP of the FCIAC championship game, and an All-America player, as a freshman in 2019. … Named to the GameTimeCT All-State first team the past two years.
Off the field: Leader of the FCA Club and a volunteer at the Part of the Solution (POTS) soup kitchen. … Also plays varsity soccer and basketball for the Blue Wave.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Boston College next year.
Guilford, Midfielder, Senior
Stats: Collected 64 goals, 84 assists, and 180 draw controls this spring. … Finished her career with 163 goals, 189 assists and 580 draw controls. … Helped lead Guilford to a 21-1 record, a third consecutive SCC championship, and a second straight state title..
Honors: Named the SCC Player of the Year the past two seasons… Was also the SCC Player of the Year in field hockey and girls ice hockey this year… A two-time USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-America and All-State midfielder. … Earned All-SCC first team honors three times and a New Haven Register All-Area honors twice. … Twice named to GameTimeCT All-State first team for ice hockey and lacrosse, and was MVP of the field hockey team last fall.
Off the field: A member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society. … Section Leader in the School Symphony Orchestra. … Also plays field hockey and ice hockey for the Grizzlies and was an All-State and All-SCC first team selection.
Up next: Epke will play lacrosse at James Madison University.
Darien, Attack, Junior
Stats: Led the Blue Wave with 74 goals and 26 assists for an even 100 points this season. … Helped Darien go unbeaten during the regular season and finish 20-2 overall.
Honors: A USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American this season. … Named to the All-FCIAC first team as a junior. … The No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2023 according to Inside Lacrosse.
Off the field: Vice President of the Unite for Africa Club. … Coaches for Darien Youth Lacrosse. … Plays for Darien’s soccer team in the fall and is a member of the CT Grizzlies girls lacrosse club team during the summer.
Up next: Has committed to play lacrosse at North Carolina.
Ridgefield, Midfielder, Freshman
Stats: Racked up 65 goals and 18 assists for 83 points on offense. … Led the Tigers with 98 draw controls. … Also had 23 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.
Honors: Received an All-FCIAC honorable mention this spring. … Was a Brine All-American selection in 2019, and a USSSA National Lacrosse Classic Selection in 2018.
Off the field: Is Connecticut’s first ambassador for Morgan’s Message, which “strives to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health within the student-athlete community and equalize the treatment of physical and mental health in athletics.” … Put together a dedication lacrosse game for Morgan’s Message and plans to do the same in field hockey and basketball. … Part of the Superstar Box Lacrosse 2021 national champions. … Played for Team CT in the USA Lacrosse Women's National Tournament.
New Canaan, Goalie, Senior
Stats: Collected 86 saves in 22 games. … Starred for a Rams’ defense that allowed 5.63 goals per game and held opponents to single-digit scoring 19 times. … Allowed 17 goals in three FCIAC playoff games, as New Canaan won its second-straight league title.
Honors: The MVP of the FCIAC championship game, as New Canaan held Darien to just one goal in the final 19 minutes… Named to the All-FCIAC first team as a junior and second team as senior… Earned USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American honors as a junior and senior… Twice named to the GameTimeCT All-State first team.
Off the field: Member of the National Honor Society. … Earned high honors in every quarter of high school. … Won the Princeton Alumni Association of Fairfield County Award. … Student of the month for March, 2020. … A member of the Buddies Club and the Building Bridges Club.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Brown University.
New Canaan, Attack, Junior
Stats: Led New Canaan with 69 goals, giving her 130 in three seasons. … Had 14 assists, 38 draw controls and 28 caused turnovers in 21 games… Collected five goals to lead the Rams to in a 19-11 win over Ridgefield in the Class L semifinals. … Score 50 goals as a junior.
Honors: Earned All-FCIAC first team honors the past two years. … Also named to the All-FCIAC first team in soccer in the fall… Named a USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American the past two years. … Twice named to the GameTimeCT All-State first team… Was named the MVP of the 2021 FCIAC girls lacrosse final when she had a hat trick in the Rams’ 7-4 victory over Darien.
Off the field: A High Honor Roll student. … Helped the New Canaan girls soccer team win the FCIAC West Division championship as a junior.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Cornell University next year.
Darien, Midfielder, Senior
Stats: Had 48 goals and 26 assists for 74 points this spring. … Helped lead the Wave to a 20-1 record.
Honors: Named to the All-FCIAC first team in each of the past two seasons. … A USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American as a junior and senior. … Named to the CHSGHA All-State first team for girls ice hockey this winter. … Earned All-FCIAC first team honors in ice hockey as a junior and senior. … Named to the GameTimeCT All-State first team in ice hockey last winter.
Off the ice: As a junior, received the William & Mary Book Award for outstanding leadership in academics… Member of the DHS Math Modeling Club… Captain of Darien’s ice hockey and lacrosse teams. … Four-year varsity player for both team. s… Member of the USA U18 Women’s Lacrosse Development Team in 2021.
Up next: Will play lacrosse at Michigan
New Canaan, Attack, Sophomore
Stats: Collected 34 goals and 25 assists for 59 points in 22 games. … Also had 27 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers. … Had three goals and three assists in the Rams’ 10-8 win over Darien in the FCIAC championship game. … Had another three goals and three assists in a 19-11 win over Ridgefield in the Class L semifinals.
Honors: Named to the All-FCIAC second team. … In ice hockey, earned first team honors for CHSGHA All-State, All-FCIAC first team, and GameTimeCT All-State.
Off the ice: High honor roll for the past two years. … Provides youth ice hockey and lacrosse lessons.
- KAT BASEGGIO, Jr. D, Guilford
- BELLA CROWLEY, Jr. Goalie, Ridgefield
- RYAN HAPGOOD, Jr. Attack, Darien
- AVA HARRIS, Jr. Attack, Cheshire
- AMELIA HUGHES, Sr. Goalie, Wilton
- MOLLY MCGUCKIN, Sr. Attack, Darien
- STELLA NOLAN, Jr. Attack, New Canaan
- AVA ROMANELLO, Sr. Attack, New Fairfield
- PAYTON ROOT, Soph. Attack, Guilford
- DEVON RUSSELL, Soph. Midfielder, New Canaan
- TAYLOR WERNER, Sr. Midfielder, Weston
- SYDNEY WIDLITZ, Sr. Goalie, Guilford
- EMMA ABBAZIA, Soph. Midfielder, Greenwich
- ELENA BONATABIUS, Jr. Attack, Simsbury
- IZZY CASUCCI, Sr. Midfielder, St. Joseph
- HEATHER CLARK, Sr. Midfielder, New Fairfield
- LILY CODY, Sr. Attack, Old Saybrook
- BRAEDEN LEBEAU, Sr. Attack, North Branford
- DYLAN LYONS, Jr. Attack, Amity
- AVA MAITKOWSKI, Jr. Midfielder, Cheshire
- KALEIGH SOMMERS, Sr. Midfielder, Ludlowe
- MOLLY SNOW, Jr. Attack, Wilton
- ELENA SUGHRUE, Sr. Attack, Newtown
- KACIE WINES, Sr. Attack, Hand