Menlo Park resident Lauren Hall was named tournament MVP as she helped Team NorCal, based in Palo Alto, go undefeated in wining the Bonanza Girls' Lacrosse 14U Division title in Morgan Hill recently.
Hall and her teammates conspired to allow nine goals in the 14-team division as Team NorCal recorded the largest margin in goal differential.
Menlo Park's Amelia Poirer matched Taylor Santos and Lane Imen for goals scored, each with six. Imen was the top point producer, adding a pair of assists.
Menlo Park's Lilly Cobos added four goals, as did Sofia Niklaus. Shannon Wong led the team with four assists to go with a goal.
Defensive MVP honors went to Sofia Storlazzi and Lillian Casazza. They worked with Alyssa Chai, Siena Wong, Hall and other teammates to repeatedly shut off scoring lanes. Storlazzi and Casazza also each scored three goals.
Team NorCal is hosting the Silicon Valley Shootout on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Palo Alto High. The tournament features boys and girls divisions in high school, U10, U12 and U14.
Palo Alto Pickleball
The Palo Alto Pickleball Club, based at Mitchell Park, earned several medals at the National Pickleball Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Deana Hunter won a gold medal playing women's doubles 4.0 in the 70-plus division. Natalie Dang won a silver medal in the 4.5 50-plus singles division and club president Monica Williams brought home a pair of silver medals, one for women's doubles and one for singles in the 4.0 75-plus division.
Over 2,200 players, aged 11 to 90, are competing at the event, which runs through Sunday.