Charlotte Country Day senior midfielder, Lucy Pedlow, is the Charlotte Observer girls’ lacrosse player of the year.
Pedlow, a Cornell University signee, had 53 goals and 32 takeaways, while controlling the tempo for a loaded, Country Day team that including nine all-state players.
Pedlow, a four-time all-conference and all-state pick and two-time, All-American, finishes her Country Day career as the school’s all-time leader in overall points and takeaways (98).
Pedlow’s coach at Country Day, Kristy Boyles, is the Observer coach of the year after leading her team to a dominant season. Country Day outscored opponents 388-134 this season, going 15-0 against N.C. teams, including an 18-2 state finals win over Durham Academy.
Charlotte Country Day won its fourth straight state title and finished 20-1-1. The Bucs’ girls also earned their first national ranking in school history, finishing No. 5 in the South Region, according to the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine rankings.
Girls’ lacrosse became the sixth Country Day program to win at least four consecutive state championships, joining boys’ lacrosse (2008-11), boys’ tennis (1994-2003), girls’ tennis (1990-97 and 2000-03), softball (1998-2001) and boys’ golf (1985-88).
2016 All Charlotte Observer Girls’ Lacrosse Team
Riley Harrison, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.: All-American, all-state selection, University of North Carolina signee had 90 goals, 26 assists this season; set school record with 232 career goals.
Carly Vaccaro, Lake Norman, Sr.: University of Tampa signee, all-conference 10 pick had 117 goals, 46 assists, 81 ground balls.
Kieran Rinaldi, Lake Norman, Sr.: Radford University signee another all-conference 10 play maker in the Wildcat lineup with 73 goals 47 assists.
Natalie Italiano, Charlotte Catholic, Sr.: Cougars’ standout, all-conference 11 pick; had 46 goals, 14 assists, 46 ground balls on the season.
Landon Shelley, Myers Park, Jr.: Mustangs’ all-conference 11 play maker led team with 33 assists, also had 22 goals.
Julia Loesch, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.: All-state pick, Connecticut College signee had 27 goals, 62 assists.
Lucy Pedlow, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.: All-American, all-state pick, Cornell University signee is a huge key to Bucs’ offense and defense; scored 53 goals, had 32 takeaways this season.
Julianna Dworshak, Lake Norman, Sr.: West Point (Army) appointee, all-conference 10 pick had showed her versatility with 45 goals, 44 assists, 53 ground balls.
Hannah Perkins, Myers Park, Jr.: Furman University commit led Mustangs with 66 goals.
Annalise Heyward, Ardrey Kell, Sr.: U.S. Naval Academy appointee, all-conference 11 pick had 47 goals, 32 assists, 93 ground balls.
Megan Flesch, Charlotte Catholic, So.: University of Richmond commit, all-conference 11 performer led Cougars with 57 goals; also had 66 ground balls.
Samantha Wierzbicki, Weddington, Sr.: Warriors’ standout, all-conference 12 pick, a versatile player with 49 goals, 18 assists, 26 ground balls, 25 takeaways.
Kelsea Little, Marvin Ridge, So.: All-conference 12 selection led Mavericks with 39 goals.
Jaclyn Perkins, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.: Ohio State commit, all-state selection had 59 goals, 111 ground balls, 192 draw controls (school record) this season.
Ellie Pontiakos, Ardrey Kell, Jr.: All-conference 11 pick led Knight with 48 goals, also had 21 assists, 48 ground balls, 20 takeaways.
Natalee Palmer, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.: All-American, all-state pick, Dartmouth signee had 43 goals, 52 ground balls; set school record for career ground balls (117).
RoseLee Schiemer, Lake Norman, So.: Kennesaw State commit had another all-conference 10 season with 25 goals, 42 assists, 81 ground balls,
Alicia Izzo, Nation Ford, Jr.: S.C. Upper State defensive player of the year led Falcons to AAAA state runner-up finish.
Virginia Poole, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.: All-state defender had 71 ground balls.
Annie Sherrill, Myers Park, Sr.: Sewanee signee, all-conference 11 pick a shutdown defender for Mustangs.
Abby McGaha, Myers Park, Sr.: All-American, conference 11 player of the year, St. Francis signee saved 53 percent of the shots on goal.
Attackers: Kate Powell, Charlotte Catholic, Sr.; Grace Wasulko, Weddington, Jr.; Graham McIntosh, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.; Karlee Stinson, Fort Mill, Sr.;Ellie Larson, Providence, Sr.
Midfielders: Kaitlin Coleman, Charlotte Catholic, Fr.; Elizabeth Robertson, Myers Park, Jr; Claire Dorcy, Charlotte Catholic, Sr.; Rachel Denney, Nation Ford, Sr.; Katherine Haenlein, South Mecklenburg, Sr.; Cecelia Monnin, Charlotte Latin, So.
Faceoff/Midfield: Samantha McNeil, Nation Ford, Jr.; Thea Reddin, Charlotte Country Day, So.
Defenders: Anna Albright, Myers Park, Sr.; Sierra Meeker, Ardrey Kell, So.; Sally Dowd, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.; Chloe Wallace, Marvin Ridge, Sr.; Claire Kelly, Charlotte Latin, Sr.
Goalkeeper: Grace Tabor, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.