LA Girls Players to Watch: Underclass

Our look at girls lacrosse players to watch in the 2018 season wraps up with a long list of young players — sophomores who already have had an impact on their teams and freshmen who are ready to establish themselves.

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From left, above: , Redondo Union; , Royal; , Westlake.

Here is a list of sophomores and freshmen to watch in 2018, compiled using 2017 accomplishments and nominations or recommendations from coaches:

, Redondo Union

A sophomore attacker, Tokushige started every game for the Sea Hawks last year as a freshman. She was the team’s fourth-leading scorer with 58 points (35g, 23a), earning second-team All-Bay League honors for the North Division champs.

, Royal

As a freshman, Lawrence anchored a defense that allowed only 6.6 goals per game as Royal went 14-4 and reached the second round of the playoffs. She was credited with 115 saves 18 games.

, Westlake

Tilton amassed 51 goals, 12 assists and 104 ground balls as a freshman, earning first-team All-Marmonte League and All-Northern Division honors despite missing five games with an injury left over from soccer season.

Also Worth Watching

Players listed alphabetically by grade.

Sophomores

    • , midfielder, Agoura: Scored 25 goals as a freshman.
    • Erin Buchanan, midfielder, La Canada: “Incredibly hard-working player; developing and growing very quickly into a key leader.”
    • , attacker, Oak Park
    • Clare Daly, defender, Agoura: First-team All-Marmonte; honorable mention All-Northern; 36 ground balls, 22 caused turnovers.
    • Riley deVareness, defender, Oak Park
  • , midfielder, Newbury Park” Recorded 57g and 24a as a freshman, earning first-team All-Marmonte League. Also led the with 62 ground balls and won 58 percent of her draws.
  • Quinn Fitzgerald, M/D, Chaminade: All-Northern as a freshman defender; now moving to midfield.
  • , goalie, Palos Verdes
  • , midfielder, Westlake: Compiled 21g, 4a and 74gb in 17 games last season.
  • Paige Freer, attacker, Chadwick
  • Jess Jewel, attacker, La Canada: “Experienced player with solid stick skills; has the skill needed to convert feeds into goals.”
  • Jessica Kim, defender, Mira Costa
  • , attacker, Newbury Park
  • , goalie, Palos Verdes

Freshmen

  • Audrey Houghton, midfielder, Chaminade
  • Audrey Loo, defender, Marlborough School
  • Sophia Loparco, attacker, Oak Park
  • Skyla Park, defender, La Canada
  • Josette Segismundo, attacker, La Canada

Who’d we miss (or whose coach didn’t tip us off about a player worth watching)? Let us know in the comments below.