Local schools place 18 girls on prestigious lacrosse team


Seven Menlo School players were among those comprising the Northern California team at the 85th annual U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Tournament held recently at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Of the 30 players chosen, 18 are from local high schools.

Menlo rising seniors Alena Stern, Indira Varma, and sophomores Abby Doll, Lauren Ferguson, Bella Scola, Sophia Scola, Charlotte Swisher, were all named to the NorCal 1 squad.

In addition, Woodside Priory's Anna Barton and Menlo-Atherton's Elisabeth Carhart, Annie Payne and Grace Tully were also named to the team.

Castilleja placed five players on the NorCal 2 roster: Anika Adzich, Taylor DeGroff, Lindsey Segal, Lauren Traum and Anika Tse.

They were joined by M-A's Emma Eastin and Isabel Regonini.

In one of the most prestigious lacrosse events of the year, the teams represented NorCal at the highest level, and defeated teams from Philadelphia and Orlando.

Track and field

Menlo School juniors Robert Miranda and Electa Narasin, sophomore Alexandra Chan and freshman Kyra Pretre advanced to the USA Track & Field Junior National Championships after top-five performances at regionals over the weekend.

Miranda won the 3,000-meter race and took second in the 1,500 on Saturday at Sacramento State. He ran the 3,000 in 9:19.62 and the 1,500 in 4:15.56, three-hundredths of a second from first.

Narasin placed third in the 400-meter hurdles and qualified in the 17-18 age division. Chan qualified in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 400 hurdles in the 15-16 age division. Freshman Kyra Pretre came in second in the 800 and fourth in the 1500, and will compete in the 13-14 division.

The trio competes in the 50th USATF Junior Olympic National Championships July 25-31 in Sacramento.

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Posted by Kimmy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Nice article, but it would have been nice to have pics of all the girls!!

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm

I think there might have been a more balanced way to present this local representation.

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