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Local girls on US Lacrosse All-American team

Menlo School juniors Michaela Michael and Ali Kim have been named to the Girls High School All-American first team by the Northern California chapter of US Lacrosse.

Michael and Kim led the Knights to a No. 10 ranking in the state, according to laxpower.com. Michael finished ranked No. 3 in the nation in goals scored (131) and No. 1 in the state, according to Maxpreps.com. In points (goals and assists), Michael ranked No. 6 in the nation and No. 1 in California with 162.

Receiving honorable mention All-American recognition were Palo Alto High senior Kimberley Flather, Paly junior Nina Kelty and Sacred Heart Prep sophomore Caroline Cummings.

Honorees were nominated by their respective coaches, and selected by a committee of coaches and officials representing the various leagues and sections in the Northern California Chapter.

Selections were submitted for final approval to US Lacrosse, which defines an All-American as one who exhibits superior skills and techniques as well as exceptional game sense and knowledge, while embodying good sportsmanship.

"These players represent not only the very best of Northern California, but players who stand alongside the very best high school girls lacrosse players in the nation," wrote Ken Cuozzo, the US Lacrosse Girls High School All-American chairman.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

Comments

Posted by Sherry, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

Congratulations to the ladies. Lacrosse in Northern California is a young sport, still developing and evolving. For these players to be ranked nationally is quite an accomplishment.


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