The two teams to represent the Northern California Chapter at the 2013 US Lacrosse National Tournament were selected recently following tryouts at Woodside High.
The 2013 National Tournament will be played at Lehigh University from May 25-26 in Bethlehem, Pa.
The National Tournament began in 1933 as a tournament to showcase the best post-collegiate and club women's lacrosse players. Since its inception, it has grown into one of the largest women's lacrosse events in the nation.
The 2013 tournament will include division championships, a U.S. Team exhibition, and a premier recruiting opportunity for high school players with 65 teams competing.
The NorCal teams include players from 18 different high school programs. There are 40 total players -- 13 juniors, 11 sophomores and 16 freshmen named to two teams.
The NorCal 1 squad includes Paige Bara (Palo Alto), Michelle Ho (Menlo School), Lizzy Lacy (Menlo), Ally Maye (Sacred Heart Prep), Libby Muir (SHP), Parvathi Narayan (Menlo), Chelsea Sahami (Menlo), Alyssa Sherman (Menlo), Kira Sze (Menlo) and Brigid White (SHP).
The NorCal 2 team includes Maya Benatar (Palo Alto), Sally Carlson (Menlo-Atherton), Juliana Clark (Sacred Heart Prep), Emma Johnson (Sacred Heart Prep), Allie Peery (Palo Alto), Annie Vesey (Palo Alto) and Reid Walters (Palo Alto).
Menlo School's Jen Lee and Palo Alto's Jamie Nesbitt will coach NorCal 1.
Menlo School grad Ryan Cavan extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single in the San Jose Giants' 5-3 victory over host Modesto in a California League game Sunday. Cavan is hitting .350 for San Jose, which won its fifth straight.
Castilleja grad Brenna Nelsen shots rounds of 83-81-83 for a 247 total while finishing 23rd and helping Harvard win the 2013 Ivy League Championships last week in Bedminster, H.J. The Crimson defeated Princeton, 909-910, to win a second straight title at the Trump National Golf Club.
Harvard became the first school since Yale in 1998 to win the conference title by just one shot. The victory earned the Crimson an automatic berth into the NCAA Championships.
Gunn High 2009 graduate Lauren Ding, who finished playing volleyball for four years at CSU Monterey Bay, was honored last week at CSUMB's annual athletic awards banquet with the Dr. Hal Charnofsky Memorial Award, given to the outstanding female senior student athlete based on academic and athletic achievement for her four years there.
Ding, who will be graduating in May, cum laude, with a degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services, was a member of the 2011 CCAA All-Academic team, a 2012 academic All American nominee, and was ranked 10th all-time in school history in total blocks and 10th in blocking assists.