The players from Illinois had a great showing for the Great Lakes National teams at the National Tournament at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania over Memorial Day weekend. For the first time, Team 1 played in Division 1 and faced some of the top players in the country, including New York 1, which played for the Division 1 High School Championship. Even though Team 1 didn`t advance to the playoffs, they were very competetive and earned a lot of attention as they led or rallied back in most of their close games. Team 1 finished up with three losses, two of which came in the closing minutes of the game, a tie and a win on Sunday in their final game.
Team 2 won three of their five games, beating Southeast 1, Lower Atlantic 1 and North Central 1 and making a strong showing for lacrosse in the midwest.
Steve Dunn from Lake Forest and John Dwyer from Loyola coached Team 1. Players from Illinois included:
Jillian Heinz, New Trier
Jesse Bowen, New Trier
Sara Buxton, New Trier
Kelley Brennan, New Trier
Kathleen Dwyer, Loyola
Katie Matthews, Loyola
Caroline Tesar, Loyola
Hannah Alley, Lake Forest
Lisa Landoe, Lake Forest
Colleen Speth, Evanston
Samantha Santulli, Hinsdale Central
Kendall Santulli, Hinsdale Central