The Lady Outlaws lacrosse team had five of their players named to all-league teams including first-team all-leaguers Ellie Cook, Sydney Head, and Olivia Hougham.

Cook earn first-team recognition at attack. Ellie was a steady force for the Outlaws all season and led the team on attack with 35 goals. She also recorded 25 ground balls.

“Ellie was able to control the ball, and typically sat at the top of the 12, and directed the movement of the attacking end,” said Coach Shelby Wilcox.

Head was named first-team all-league midfield, and was rarely found on the sidelines. Sydney led the team with 67 draw controls and 30 caused turnovers. She also scored 25 goals for the Outlaws and tallied 45 ground balls.

“Sydney was the core of the Outlaws’ midfield, if not the core of the team on the field,” said Wilcox. “She’s strong on all ends of the field and her stamina gets her there. She’s a strong attacker, a strong defender, and quick on her feet. We will miss having her in the center taking the draw for us.”

Hougham earned first-team all-league defense. Olivia scored eight goals over the course of the season, and recorded 53 ground balls. She also had 21 draw controls, and 23 caused turnovers.

“Olivia often plays midfielder, but her defensive skills earned her first-team on defense,” said Wilcox. “Though she might not be the biggest or the loudest on the field, her defensive presence is larger. She’s incredibly fast, and it’s impossible for an attacker to get around her. She’s a great communicator as well, and is always ready to help her other defenders.”

Mary Root and Pearl Gregg earned second-team all-league honors.

Root was named second-team all-league midfield, and led the team with 62 ground balls. Mary also scored 31 goals, had eight assists, and tallied 29 caused turnovers.

“Mary carries a passion and intensity to her that brings drive and energy to the rest of her team,” said Wilcox. “Being only a sophomore, Mary will continue to develop into a more and more talented lacrosse player. She dominates the midfield with her unmatched speed and her drive to succeed. I can’t wait to see her develop in the next few years.”

Gregg earned second-team attack, and scored 26 goals during the season. Pearl also had five assists, 30 ground balls, and 21 caused turnovers.

“Pearl quickly developed into one of the most talented and reliable players on the field,” said Wilcox. “Her stick skills and scoring ability earned her all league this year. Pearl continues to blow me away with her ability to catch nearly any pass that comes near her. She sits further back on the attacking side and is so fast she is often open for the long pass to go to goal. She’s a smart, talented player, and our team is lucky to have her.”