Vote for the best regular season girls lacrosse player in Central Ohio

The Ohio High School Athletic Association girls lacrosse tournament kicks off this week, the start of a three-week journey that culminates in the state finals on June 7 at Historic Crew Stadium.

Central Ohio teams have won every Division I championship since 2015, with Upper Arlington taking sixth place in that stretch a year ago.

That completed a string of titles, with Watterson having won its first Division II crown earlier in the day.

Now that the regular season has concluded, it’s time to determine who has been the best girls lacrosse player in central Ohio to date. Vote for your choice from the nine candidates in this poll. The deadline is Friday 4:00 PM.

Additionally, keep an eye out for the annual All-Metro teams for spring sports in the days following the Central Ohio High School Sports Awards show, which takes place June 20 at Mershon Auditorium.

Lilly Boyle, Upper Arlington

The senior forward leads the defending Division I state champion Golden Bears (14-2) in goals (51) and points (67) and is third in assists (16). Boyle has signed with Louisville.

Elizabeth Burgess, Columbus School for Girls

Burgess, a senior midfielder and Vassar College signee, has 54 goals and 19 assists, as well as 95 draw controls, 17 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. The Unicorns (8-5) are the fourth seed in Division II, Region 7.

Landyn Dayton, Pickerington Central

The senior goalkeeper won 14 of her first 16 starts and stopped 121 of 215 shots (56.3%). Dayton committed 10 turnovers, grabbed 30 ground balls and scored a goal on the offense in tight time. Central (15-3) is seeded fifth in Division I, Region 3.

Marissa Dolciato, Worthington Kilbourne

Dolciato, a Cincinnati signee who earned All-American honors as a junior, has saved 102 of 207 shots (49.2%). Dolciato won Goalkeeper of the Year in last year’s Division I, according to coach Doug Troutner. He has a .469 save percentage against teams in the top 25. Kilbourne (13-5) is the No. 2 seed in Region 3.

Mia Harrington, Olentangy Orange

Harrington, a junior goalie who has already committed to Lindenwood, has stopped 151 shots and allowed 156 goals. She also has 13 ground balls and seven caused turnovers for a Pioneers team (8-9) that competes in a tough OCC-Central and also played Division II champion Watterson.

Campbell Heald, DeSales

Heald has impressed as one of several sophomores in the starting lineup with 44 goals, 47 assists, 56 draw checks and five caused turnovers in leading the Stallions (13-4) to the top seed in Region 7.

Maddy Paz, New Albany

The senior midfielder and Ohio State signee’s extensive body of work includes 74 goals, 19 assists, 57 ground balls, 112 draw controls and 24 caused turnovers. The Eagles (17-0) are ranked No. 1 statewide and in Division I, Region 1.

Isabelle Pohmer, Olentangy Freedom

The senior midfielder and Lafayette signee has been a key to the Patriots’ rise, with 74 goals, 29 assists, 73 draws and 41 goals in 14 games. Liberty (13-4) was a Division I state runner-up in 2023 and is the second seed in Region 1.

Sophia Schwab, Dublin Scioto

The senior forward and Detroit Mercy signee scored 73 goals and 27 assists in the regular season, adding to a career in which she scored nearly 300 goals. Scioto posted a 12-3 record in the Region 3 tournament.

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