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.
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
Helen Louise Johnson
All State Recognition
First Team, All State – Kaleigh Brennan
Second Team, All State – Katia Carnevale
Third Team, All State – Helen Louise Johnson
First Team, All Group 3 – Brennan, Carnevale, Johnson
Second Team, All Group 3 – Szynal
Third Team, All Group 3 – Huntley-Robertson
JoAnn LaVorgna Award & Scholarship - Emily Paytas
Freshman Team Awards
MVP - Avery Johnson & Katya Wardle
Hilltopper - JoJo Schluter & Hallie Williams
Junior Varsity Awards
Most Improved Player - Mary Kate Davidson
Hilltopper - Jane DiSibio & Kailey McGinn
Most Improved Player - Amy Martino
Hilltopper - Anna Turk & Sophie Zachara