Five Avon High and five Canton High girls lacrosse players have earned 2015 Academic All-American honors from USA Lacrosse. The ten players had a grade point average of at least 3.6 out of 4.0, are exceptional lacrosse players and make significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.
Canton’s Carly Atkinson (defense), Emma Charron (midfielder), Sarah First (defense), Devon Daubert (midfield) and Hannah Bonini (attack) were named Academic All-American along with Avon’s Hannah Davey (midfield), Angela Marinello (goalie), Jessica Woodis (defense), Megan Foley (defense) and Emily Stross (defense).
Canton set a school record for most wins in a season, going 10-9 before being eliminated in the Class S quarterfinals by finalist Old Saybrook, 14-7. The Warriors did finish tied second in the NCCC with a 7-3 record. Charron was Canton’s second leading scorer with 49 goals this season while Daubert had 17 goals. Atkinson chipped in with seven.
Avon went 9-9 this season. Davey finished with a team-leading 103 goals and 20 assists.
Four players from Class S champion Granby also earned Academic All-American honors – Krista Iwanicki (midfield), Anna Kleis (defense), Samantha Bates (defense) and Simone Hudl (attack). Iwanicki had the game-winning goal as Granby beat Old Saybrook, 14-13 in double OT to win their first lacrosse state title.
The last person to earn Academic All-American honors from Canton was Mary Kate Bangs, a two-time selection in 2012 and 2013 and Avon’s Jessica Gower, who was recognized in 2010.
NOTE: Four Canton girls earned All-NCCC honors this spring — Charron, Gottlieb, Grace Giancola and Olivia Sullivan.