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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Girls' Region Players of the Week

By Mike Loveday

Each week during the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of four regions as Player of the Week.

To submit a player for consideration fill out our submission form here. Please be sure to provide the player’s entire week worth of performances.

Athletes can earn Player of the Week honors just once during the 2012 regular season.

The following players are for the week of April 15 through 21.

East

Megan Whittle, Soph., McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), attack
Whittle may have thrown her name into contention to be the No. 1 player in the Class of 2014 with her performance against No. 2 Garden City on Saturday. The sophmore scored seven goals and had one assist to help McDonogh defeat Garden City 20-9 during the Maryland versus New York Challenge. Whittle scored four goals in the first half and added three more in the second, including the final two goals of the game.

Midwest

Heather Honn, Sr., Eden Prairie (Minn.), attack
Honn has been a consistent performer for Eden Prairie early in the season, scoring at least three goals in every game. Last week the senior scored seven goals, which included a four-goal, one-assist game against Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) to help Eden Prairie to a 21-4 victory. Honn has 10 goals and two assists this season.

Southeast

Kristin Ridenour, Jr. Milton (Ga.), defense
Ridenour is one of the anchors on a defense that allows an average of just 6.85 goals per game. Last week against Alpharetta (Ga.), the junior picked up nine ground balls in addition to five interceptions and four forced turnovers. Ridenour’s performance helped lead Milton to a 22-7 victory.

West

Anya Gersoff, Sr., Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.), attack
Traditionally, ESPNHS does not name players from the same school Region Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks, but Gersoff made such a statement last week that it would have been more difficult not to name her. Against two of the top four team in Colorado, the senior totaled 15 points and 12 goals. Against previously undefeated Arapahoe (Centennial, Colo.), the attacker scored eight goals and had two assists. Two days later against No. 2 Kent Denver (Englewood, Colo.), the senior scored four goals. Gersoff leads the defending state champions in goals with 49.