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Lady Vikings lead way among standouts

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  • May. 30, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Lady Vikings lead way among standouts

The Newnan Times-Herald

After a year that included a trip to the first round of the  Georgia High School Association Class 6-7A playoffs, Northgate and East Coweta are well-represented among this year’s Newnan Times-Herald/Cowetascore top  honors.

Northgate, which won the Coweta Cup and finished with a 13-6 overall record, leads the way with three of the top honors, while East Coweta, which finished 11-5-1 had two players with top honors.

The Lady Vikings’ sophomore Mia Griswold was named the Player of the Year after posting some big offensive numbers including finishing with 53 goals, 18 assistants, 83 ground balls. 24 takeaways. She also won 47  draws.

Two players also share both Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year honors, including East Coweta senior Summer Watson and Northgate senior Morgan Robertson.

Watson finished the 2019 campaign with 29 ground balls and 19 interceptions. Robertson finished with 59 ground balls, 17 takeaways, She also proved she could put up impressive numbers on offense, finishing with 17 goals and five assists. She also connected 60 percent of her shots and won 80 percent of her draws.

Northgate juniors Kennedy Haplin and Calie Dubose share Co Offensive Player of the Year.

Haplin put the ball in the back of the net 40 times and finished with seven assists. She also finished with 16 takeaways and won 93 percent of her draws.

Dubose finished with 56 goals and 25 assists. She also finished with 45 ground balls and 25 takeaways.

 East Coweta placed six players on the first team, including Sarah McCollough (24 goals  12 assist (team high), 58 ground balls (team high), 48 takeaways ,69-percent of draws (42 of 61), Kaitlyn Alford (40 goals eight assists, 50 shots on goal (80-percent shooter), 37 ground balls, five take aways, 42 percent of draws),Rebecca Ghzel (19 ground balls, 10 take aways, two goals,), Kristen Odum ( 32 groundballs  11goals, 7 assists, 12 takeaways), Anna Robbins (32 goals, nine assists, 21 ground balls, two takeaways), Maura Ann Ray (20 goals, 15 ground balls, two takeaways, and 45 percent draws).

Two players from Newnan also made the first team after the Lady Cougars finished 7-8, including Kailey Laudicina (60 goals, two assists, 13 ground balls, won 19 draws) and Maelynn Strickland ( 18 goals,

hree assists five interceptions and 33 draws).

Also making the first team from Northgate were Lexi Whiddon ( 16 goals, 1 assist, 46 ground balls and eight takeaways) and Kaitlyn Matia (11 goals, one assist, 28 ground balls and 15  takeaways).

Four players from Northgate led the way on this year’s Second-Team All-County Girls Lacrosse Team, including Oliva Simms (17 ground balls, nine takeaways, six goals, two assists), Sara Herda (16 ground balls, seven takeaways, and one goal), Sara Cook (21 green balls, three takeaways, four goals and two assists) and Franci Hainley (one goal, 43 ground balls and 13 takeaways).

Newnan placed three players on the second team including Brianna Doster (one goal, 21 ground balls, two interceptions), Parker Stanhagan (12 goals, one assist, 13 ground balls, three interceptions, and 26 draws) and Lani Roth (102 saves).

Trinity’s Kylee Johnson (17 goals, four assists, and 25 ground balls).

East Coweta’s Katie Owens also made the second team (72 saves).

2019 Coweta County Girls Lacrosse Team

Player of the Year

M Mia Griswold Northgate So

Co-Defensive Player of the Year

D Summer Watson East Coweta Sr.

D Morgan Robertson   Northgate Sr.

Co-Offensive Player of the Year

M Kennedy Halpin Northgate Jr.

A Callie DuBose Northgate Jr.

First  Team

M Sarah McCollough   East Coweta Jr.

M Kaitlynn Alford East Coweta Jr.

A/M Kailey Laudicina Newnan Sr.

A/M Lexi Whiddon Northgate Jr.

D Rebecca Ghyzel East Coweta Sr.

M Maelynn Strickland   Newnan Jr.

A/M Kaitlyn Maita  Northgate Sr.

M        Kristen Odum East Coweta Sr.

A Anna Robbins East Coweta Sr.

M Maura Ann Ray East Coweta Sr.

Second Team

D Olivia Sims Northgate Sr.

D Sara Herda Northgate Sr.

D Sarah Cook Northgate Sr.

D Brianna Doster Newnan Sr.

M Parker Stanhagan Newnan Jr.

M Kylee Johnson Trinity Christian Jr.

D Franci Hainley Northgate Jr.

G Katie Owens East Coweta Sr.

G Lani Roth Newnan Jr.

Honorable Mention: East Coweta: Carrie Anderson,  Eliza Kuhne, Hanna Miller, Kenedi Wisenbaker. Newnan Bailey Barnett, Haylee Costarelii, Alex Williams. Trinity Christian: Chapman James, Fr.; So