Sports

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

 +   Like this comment
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.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,920 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,767 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 2,351 views

Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,794 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 871 views