SPARKS, Md. – USA Lacrosse today announced the girls’ players and coaches honored through its high school recognition program. Six incoming Blue Devils earned either All-America, All-Academic or the Jacki Pitts Award.
Leading the way for the Duke newcomers was Carly Bernstein (All-America), Kennedy Everson (All-America), Tess Gagliano (All-America & Jacki Pitts Award), Elliana Lazzaretto (All-America & All-Academic), Kerry Nease (All-America & Jacki Pitts Award) and Reilly Traynor (All-America & All-Academic).
The recognition program includes Coach of the Year awards and for players: All-America, All-Academic and the Jackie Pitts Award.
A USA Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. These honorees are one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.
A USA Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.
The Jackie Pitts Award recognizes one player from each area who goes ‘above and beyond’ in service to her team, school, and community.
USA Lacrosse oversees the selection of the awards, which are administered locally by Area Chairs. Selections are based on voting by coaches within each geographical area.