MaxLaxOC Girls’ Player of the Week

Capo.jpgCapistrano Valley High School’s Riley Eggeman is this week’s MaxLaxOC Girls’ Player of the Week.

Riley Eggeman is one of the most dangerous girls high school lacrosse player in Orange County. A hard working and talented student-athlete who excels in the classroom and in the field, Eggeman has many skills to help her team win: draws, strength, stick skills, field IQ, aggression, offense and defense. Perhaps the night of her career was her electrifying performance against Trabuco Hills in the CIF quarter finals: 20 draw wins out 28 draws, 11 shots on goal, 10 goals, 8 assists, 5 ground balls, 2 forced turnovers. Was there ever a time that No. 21 for the Cougars wasn’t near the ball?

Capo's Riley Eggeman and Trabuco's Melanie Leong ready for a draw
Capo’s Riley Eggeman and Trabuco’s Melanie Leong ready for a draw

Riley Eggeman rolls the crease. Photo by Jonathan Fine
Riley Eggeman rolls the crease.
Photo by Jonathan Fine

Coach Ryan Gustafson had this to say of Riley: “Riley is the kind of player a coach dreams about. She is the fastest player on the field at all times. Riley can shut down the other team’s best player on defense, then, alternatively, make the other team’s best defender look kind of silly. Riley has a motor that doesn’t stop. Her energy feeds throughout our team. As a teammate and leader, Riley has been voted captain since her junior season. Riley is one of the most unselfish players I have ever coached. Riley could score every time she has the ball but instead looks to feed other players. To Riley, an assist is just as good as a goal. As a student, Riley has been a Scholar Athlete all four years that she has been a varsity player.” Riley signed in November to play for the University of Denver.

Congratulations Riley Eggeman!