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All-Observer 2014: Girls’ lacrosse

By Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com
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JOHN W. ADKISSON - SPECIAL TO THE OBSERVER
Charlotte Catholic’s Natalie Wallon finished her senior season with 120 goals and 16 assists.

First Team

A: Carly Vaccaro, Lake Norman, So.: Co-conference 9 player of the year scored a team-best 84 goals.

A: Claire Frase, Fort Mill, Sr.: All-American, all-state pick, S.C. attacker of the year (coaches’ association). She had 56 goals, 23 assists and 75 groundballs.

A: Amy Collins, Marvin Ridge, Sr.: All-conference 8 pick, Bucknell University signee had 74 goals, 31 assists to cap career with 349 career goals, 469 points.

A: Natalie Italiano, Charlotte Catholic, So. and Riley Harrison, Charlotte Country Day, So.: Italiano is an all-conference 9, honorable mention All-American was second on Catholic team with 57 goals. Harrison, a two-time all-state, two-time state champion, also is honorable mention All-American. She will play in Under Armour All-American Underclass games.

A/M: Natalie Wallon, Charlotte Catholic, Jr.: All-American, conference 9 player of the year, Syracuse commit did it all with 120 goals, 16 assists, 55 groundballs, 68 takeaways, 69 draw controls.

A/M: Taylor Sweeney, Marvin Ridge, Jr.: University of Tampa commit, all-conference 8 pick had 43 goals, 41 assists, 114 groundballs, 32 takeaways.

M: Taylor Vaccaro, Lake Norman, Sr.: All conference 8 pick, Savannah College of Art & Design signee had another huge season with 73 goals, 28 assists, 287 career goals.

M: Cheyenne Burnam, Weddington, Sr.: Syracuse signee, all-conference 8 pick had 64 goals, 16 assists.

M: Annalise Heyward, Ardrey Kell and Lucy Pedrow, Charlotte Country Day, So.: Heyward was an all-conference 9 led Knights in goal and assists, a Division I lacrosse commit; Pedrow is an honorable-mention All-American.

M/D: Natalee Palmer, Charlotte Country Day, So.: All-state sophomore is a versatile player who can play in midfield or defend.

D: Roseanna Schiemer, Lake Norman, Sr.: Co-conference 9 player of the year, Kennesaw State commit, is one of the top all-around players in the state. She can play anywhere on the field and had 33 goals, 36 assists, 61 groundballs, 197 draw controls (65 percent).

D: Saidey Whalen, Charlotte Catholic, Jr.: All-conference 9 pick a huge key to Catholic defense, according to Coach Dee Bier.

D: Jessee McMillen, Marvin Ridge, Jr.: Another shutdown defender, she was an all-conference 9 pick and voted Mavericks’ defensive player of the year.

GK: Abby McGaha, Myers Park, So.: All-conference 9 goalkeeper had 184 saves.

Second Team

A: Kiersten Terry, Fort Mill, Sr.

A: Emma Jette, Charlotte Catholic, Sr.

A: Anna Harbacevich, Myers Park, Jr.

A: Michella Chester, Lake Norman, Jr.

A/M: Cassie Brown, Providence Day, Jr.

M: Rachel Valocchi, Lake Norman, Sr.

M: Clare Murphy, Marvin Ridge, Jr.

M: Anna Comer, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.

M: Katie Simpson, Charlotte Catholic, Jr.

D: Jessica Fielder, Charlotte Catholic, Jr.

D: Anna Albright, Myers Park, So.

D: Hanna George, Fort Mill, Sr.

D: Elizabeth Merlo, Charlotte Country Day, Jr. and Sarah Waller, Charlotte Latin, Sr.

GK: Sydney Etheridge, Marvin Ridge, Fr. and Annie Brannon, Charlotte Catholic, Jr.

Girls’ Lacrosse Player of the Year: Natalie Wallon, Charlotte Catholic

Girls’ Lacrosse Coach of the Year: Dee Bier, Charlotte Catholic

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