Five Summit H.S. Girls Lacrosse Team Members Earn All-American, Academic All-American Honors

Clockwise from top left: Helen Louise Johnson, Katia Carnevale, Anna Griffith, Anna Turk and Julia Szynal. Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit
Helen Louise Johnson Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit
Julia Szynal Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit
Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit
Anna Griffith Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit
Katia Carnevale Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team senior captain Helen Louise Johnson along with juniors Katia Carnevale and Julia Szynal were each named 2018 US Lacrosse All-Americans, and senior captain Anna Turk and junior Anna Griffith were named Academic All-Americans.

The Maroon and White finished its season 18-4, dropping a 7-6 decision in the NJSIAA Group 3 Final to eventual Tournament of Champions winner Moorestown. Summit went undefeated to capture the Stars & Stripes Conference—South Division title, and won their ninth Union County Title in the past 10 years by beating Oak Knoll. During the 2018 season, the Hilltoppers lost two games to New Jersey-based competition by a combined sum of two goals.

Johnson, who is headed to Stanford this fall, was named to the Academic All-American Team in 2017. She scored 36 goals and had six assists while winning 16 draws.

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Carnevale blasted home 74 goals and added 12 assists, while Szynal scored 55 times and contributed eight helpers.

Turk, who will enroll at the University of Virginia, was an assist machine, dropping 28 helpers while scoring 11 goals. Griffith found the back of the net 29 times, almost double her sophomore season goal output.

Other end-of-season individual honors included:

Stars & Stripes Conference Awards

First Team

Kaleigh Brennan

Katia Carnevale

Helen Louise Johnson

Julia Szynal

Second Team

Anna Griffith

Anna Huntley-Robertson

Honorable Mention

Anna Turk

All State Recognition

First Team, All State Kaleigh Brennan

Second Team, All StateKatia Carnevale

Third Team, All StateHelen Louise Johnson

First Team, All Group 3Brennan, Carnevale, Johnson

Second Team, All Group 3Szynal

Third Team, All Group 3Huntley-Robertson

Team Awards

JoAnn LaVorgna Award & Scholarship Emily Paytas

Freshman Team Awards

MVPAvery Johnson & Katya Wardle

Hilltopper - JoJo Schluter & Hallie Williams

Junior Varsity Awards

Most Improved PlayerMary Kate Davidson

Hilltopper - Jane DiSibio & Kailey McGinn

Varsity Awards

Most Improved PlayerAmy Martino

Hilltopper - Anna Turk & Sophie Zachara


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