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Category: Maryland Girls Lacrosse

  • File photo by Bob Powers

    Corinne Wessels (right) is the all-time girls lacrosse assist queen.

    Corinne Wessels began her senior season as America's No. 2 player all-time when it came to lacrosse assists.

    The Osbourn Park (Manassas, Va.) senior put herself one spot higher Monday when she set the National Federation of State High School Associations record with assist No. 290. She finished the contest against Hylton with four assists, moving to 292 in her career, according to insidenova.com. The Northwestern commit also scored seven goals.

    According to her MaxPreps profile page, she has 294 - either way it's a national record.

    Emily Garrity of Strath Haven (Wallingford, Pa.) was the previous owner of the record with 289 assists from 2006-09. See the record book

  • When looking for lacrosse excellence, make sure to head first just outside the Baltimore Beltway's northwest section.

    McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) set the national record for consecutive wins Thursday and finished its week with an impressive 106 victories in a row, according to the Baltimore Sun. The record-breaking win was Thursday, an 18-10 triumph over St. Paul's Girls, and the squad added a 15-8 triumph over North Harford Friday before beating Mt. Hebron Saturday by a 15-7 score in the Mt. Hebron Fight for Five Tournament.

    Those 106 consecutive wins have knocked Loch Raven (Towson, Md.) and Mt. Hebron (Ellicott City, Md.) out of the record books. Loch Raven won 103 in a row between 1973 and 1982, according to the story, while Mt. Hebron's streak of 103 ended in 2007. National lacrosse records are not thoroughly maintained in one single spot, the story added, but the McDonogh record is widely accepted.

    "With the record breaking, I feel like it's just icing on the cake now since the pressure's off," senior Miranda McCoy told the newspaper. "But we just want to keep playing our game and really not think about how many games we can win. We want to take one game at a time and try to keep the records out of our minds."

    Teammate Megan Whittle added: "Every team that we play comes out with their best punch and they're pumped."
  • The McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) girls lacrosse machine continues to grind out victory after victory.

    Photo by Keith Burgess

    Megan Whittle

    Ranked No. 1 in the nation, the Eagles flew past Severn (Severna Park, Md.) 16-9 on Friday to celebrate Senior Day, raising their record to 13-0 and their nation-leading winning streak to 86 games. The record is believed to be 103 games.

    Junior Megan Whittle, who already has committed to the University of Maryland, led the way with five goals. She also is the season leader with 43 goals. Sophomore Elizabeth George aded three goals.

    Coach Chris Robinson told MaxPreps that Whittle "has been kind oif our go-to person in a lot of our big games. She's been the focal point of a lot of teams on defense."

    Senior captain Sammi Burgess is second with 34 goals during the 13-game campaign, while senior Casey Black is the leader with 18 assists. Senior goalie Allison Silber has made 72 saves off 119 shots on goal.

    The Eagles can play a maximum of five games before the season is completed. They will graduate 17 seniors with five starters coming back.
  • Safety over style is evidently the new credo around Mid-Atlantic lacrosse fields and we're all for that.

    The Bullis (Potomac, Md.) girls lacrosse team sported rugby-style helmets in their season opener Tuesday night during a 14-13 win over Paul VI (Va.).

    The Bulldogs are considered one of the first girls' lacrosse teams to ever wear the highly protective gear.

    It's for good reason.

    Last season, according to Phillylacrosse.com, nine players from the Bullis team sustained concussions.

    That was enough to convince the team and coaching staff to make the switch. The helmets didn't deter the Bulldogs Tuesday, especially senior co-captain Molly Morris, who scored eight goals according to the website.

    "(The helmets) didn't effect us," said Morris, who scored the game-winning goal with less than four minutes remaining.

    Bullis coach Kathleen Lloyd said there was more limitations when the players were introduced to goggles as opposed to helmets.

    "I don't think there is any lack of mobility," she told the website.

    Paul VI's girls didn't wear helmets, but their coach Carrie Conques said she'll consider it in the future. Especially due to the fact that two of her players missed the game with - you guessed it - concussions.