LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/24/13
From US Lacrosse
Rising junior Lindsey Ronbeck (Manhasset, N.Y.) had three goals and an assist and MVP Olivia Harpel (West Windsor Plainsboro North (N.J.) scored once to lead the Pride to a 15-11 victory over Liberty in the Champion All-America Showcase title game Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Ronbeck, who has verbally committed to play at the University of Florida, finished the four-game event with 10 goals.
Another player used to playing in US Lacrosse events was Pride’s Laura Frankenfield, a Wissahickon (PA) graduate who is headed to Boston College. She played in the inaugural US Lacrosse U15 National Championship in 2009 for WissLax, has played in the US Lacrosse National Tournament the last three years and capped off her scholastic career by scoring two goals in Pride’s championship game win.
The three-day Champion All-American Showcase featured approximately 80 of the nation’s top high school players and they represented 27 states.
Frankenfield’s Pride team trailed just once in the contest – a 2-1 deficit in the opening minutes and seemed to have an answer for every run by Liberty.
After Liberty scored the final two goals of the first half to cut Pride’s lead to 9-8, Pride opened the second half by scoring the first four goals to take command at 13-8. Liberty then ripped off three straight goals, two of them by Maryland commit Shelby Scanlin (Cardinal Gibbons, N.C.) to cut it to 13-11 with just under 10 minutes to play, but Frankenfield and Kelly Dolan scored in the final five minutes to ice the game for Pride.
Harpel is a rising senior headed to Northwestern.
Ronbeck and another Florida recruit, Carli Marsh (Pine Crest School, Fla.), led Pride with three goals and one assist each and Annie Spewak (Parkway West, MO) also had three goals. Scanlin led Liberty with four goals and Kate Burbank (Fox Lane, N.Y.) added two goals and a game-high four draw controls.
In the third place game, Spirit jumped out to a 12-4 halftime lead and went on to an 18-10 victory behind four goals from Allison Dudley (Francis Scott Key, MD) and two goals and five assists from Olivia Hompe (New Canaan, CT). Hayley Ciklin (Benjamin School, Fla.) and Mollie Stevens (Queen Anne’s County, MD) each had two goals for Freedom and Rachel Ramirez (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) made 11 second half saves while allowing just six goals.
Championship Game Box Score
Pride 15, Liberty 11
Pride Goals: Lindsey Ronbeck 3, Annie Spewak 3, Carli Marsh 3, Kelly Dolan 2, Laura Frankenfield 2, Olivia Harpel, Caroline Dineen-Carlson.
Liberty Goals: Shelby Scanlin 4, Kate Burbank 2, Caroline Cummings, Anne L’Heureux, Allie Flaherty, Shannon Nugent, Madison Crutchfield.
Pride Assists: Erica Perrotta 2, Mickinzie Larivee 2, Kitty Morrissey, Kelly Dolan, Jillian Doherty, Lindsey Ronbeck, Carli Marsh.
Liberty Assists: Annie Ruland 3, Nina Kelty, Allie Flaherty, Julianne D’Orazio, Madison Crutchfield.
Pride Goalies: Natalie Marek 25:00, 8 GA, 5 saves; Elizabeth O’Sullivan 25:00, 3 GA, 4 saves.
Liberty Goalies: Meagh Graham 25:00, 9 GA, 4 saves; Katrina Reeves 25:00, 6 GA, 4 saves.
Third Place Game Box Score
Spirit 18, Freedom 10
Spirit Goals: Allison Dudley 4, Kelsey Murray 3, Bridget Shaffrey 3, Madeline Haynes 2, Katherine Smith 2, Olivia Hompe 2, Shannon Fitzgerald, Mariah Salerno.
Freedom Goals: Hayley Ciklin 2, Mollie Stevens 2, Haley Hallenbeck, Kiki Ryan, Lydia Cassada, Michaela Michael, Kiley Anderson, Sidney Swormstedt.
Spirit Assists: Olivia Hompe 5, Shannon Fitzgerald 2, Rebecca Hetrick, Kelsey Murray.
Freedom Assists: Lydia Cassada 2, Michaela Michael 2, Kiki Ryan.
Spirit Goalies: Jennifer Blum 25:00, 4 GA, 2 saves; Maddie Wilson 25:00, 6 GA, 4 saves.
Freedom Goalies: Jenna Stover 17:00 5 GA, 2 saves; Tara Sonnemaker 8:00, 7 GA, 3 saves; Rachel Ramirez 25:00, 6 GA, 11 saves.
Most Valuable Players
Pride: Olivia Harpel, West Windsor Plainsboro North (N.J.)
Liberty: Madison Crutchfield, St. Paul’s School (N.H.)
Spirit: Olivia Hompe, New Canaan (Conn.)
Freedom: Lydia Cassada, Milton (Ga.)
Sportsmanship Award Winners
Pride: Kylie Drexel, Davis Senior (Calif.)
Liberty: Nina Kelty, Palo Alto (Calif.)
Spirit: Kelsey Murray, New Trier (Ill.)
Freedom: Rachel Ramirez, Lindenhurst (N.Y.)