It was another memorable girls lacrosse season in Fayette County. Three teams made the GHSA A-AAAAA State Playoffs and set school records along the way. One school also made strides towards future success.
This season, McIntosh, Whitewater, and Starr’s Mill dominated the top of the area rankings. Starr’s Mill won the region and finished 18-3 on the season. They also punched a ticket to the state championship game.
McIntosh made it to the Elite Eight and finished with an 11-9 record. Whitewater finished 12-6 and made the first round of the state playoffs. It was their best season since the 2010 campaign.
Fayette progressed as a young program and finished with a winning record. In 12 games, they averaged 12 goals per game and proved to be a tough home team. The Tigers posted a 5-1 record on their home field, including wins over Ola and Luella High School.
While each team had wonderful seasons, it was a group of talented players that stood out above the rest. They performed at another level and deserve recognition of the highest honor.
Without further ado, here are the 2018 girls lacrosse All-County teams.
McIntosh senior attacker Marie Ogletree is the Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. Ogletree was a captain and a go-to scorer for the Chiefs. She dominated top competition, scoring four goals against state champion Blessed Trinity, four goals against No. 5 West Forsyth, and six goals against No. 23 Lambert High School.
Ogletree was also selected to the GACA All-State first team and finishes her career as one of the best girls lacrosse players in McIntosh history.
Starr’s Mill head coach Mary Lehman is our Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year. Lehman guided the Panthers to an 18-3 record and their first state championship appearance in school history. She also developed a wealth of talent that as every Panther grew under Lehman’s tutelage and recorded arguably their best season in school history.
Lehman also earned State Coach of the Year honors as she continues to have Starr’s Mill ranked as one of the best programs in Georgia.
The All-County first team is comprised of Starr’s Mill starters Ryanne King, Jordyn Richards, Caroline Broderick, Alyssa Angelo, and Karlee Jenks, McIntosh’s Blaise DeGolian, Mikaela Rohn, Delaney Baro, Monse Morgan, and Sammy Morgan, Whitewater’s Rachel Henderson, Parker Lewis, and Jessie Landers, and Fayette’s Trinity Brown and Alyssa Klinger.
Just a sophomore, King headlines the All-County first team as an offensive force for the Panthers. She scored 69 goals and posted 31 assists on the season. King also won 206 draws and caught 8 interceptions. Richards tallied 35 goals and 14 assists. Broderick posted 30 goals and 16 assists. Angelo racked up 13 assists and caused 33 turnovers. Goalie Jenks posted a save percentage of 60 percent.
McIntosh lands four players on the team. DeGolian, Rohn, Baro, and both Morgans played key roles throughout the season. DeGolian posted 5 goals, 5 assists and 32 draw controls. Rohn notched 14 goals, 7 assists, and 40 draw controls. Baro tallied 44 goals, 18 assists, and 57 draw controls. Monse Morgan racked up 20 goals and 8 assists. Sammy Morgan posted 28 goals and 14 assists.
Whitewater attacker Rachel Henderson also stood out among the first team award winners. She notched 51 goals and 27 assists for the Wildcats. Lewis scored 9 goals with 3 assists, 109 ground balls, and 84 draw wins. Goalie Landers tallied 93 saves.
Fayette’s Brown and Klinger both make the list as the top scorers on the squad. Both scored 40 goals this season, which were tied for 5th in the area.
The All-County second team is comprised of Whitewater starters Emma Dix and Lexi Santiago, Fayette’s Jocelyn Arnold, India Martin, and goalie Elizabeth Marmo, and McIntosh’s Trinity Jalloh. Starr’s Mill rounds it out with Caroline Andrews and Leanne Windon making the squad.
The second team is filled with talented underclassmen that performed well this season. Marmo, a sophomore goalie, collected 123 saves and had the area’s second-best save percentage (0.502). Santiago added 32 goals and 89 ground balls, while Windon caused 20 turnovers on defense.
The future is bright for girls’ lacrosse in Fayette County. It could make for another competitive season next year.
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