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FINAL SCORE: 11-5 vs. New Albany
Saturday, June 2, 2018
GOLDEN BEARS' 9th STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
(2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
 

                                                                  Photo by Jonathan Quilter / Dispatch
  

From the June 3, 2018 issue of The Dispatch (Article by Adam Conn):

In their second matchup of the season, Upper Arlington had a far more difficult a time cracking the armor of New Albany’s defense and goalie Catherine Ryan.

But Brooke Smith ignited the team with a locker-room speech, and she followed it by delivering three goals and an assist in the second half, and the Golden Bears, now four-time defending champions, slowly wore down the Eagles for an 11-5 victory in the Division I title game on Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan’s Selby Stadium.

“We really worked on our fast-ball movement, because they ran a backer and we worked to switch the ball to open up the backside of the field,” said Smith, who finished with four goals. “We had to push it so hard to start scoring against Catherine because she’s such a good goalie.”

The Golden Bears (24-0) had 14 shots, nine on net, and forced 10 turnovers in the first half, putting the Eagles’ defense in survival mode. But it was to little avail early on, as Upper Arlington led just 3-1 at halftime.

“The draw was definitely a little bit of a struggle (in the first half),” Upper Arlington’s Lauren Farber said. “They play that backer defense and were crashing really hard on the ball, making it hard for us to shoot.”

Read the entire article

        
AVA KEETHLER NAMED USA TODAY THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Photo courtesy of USA Today          

From USATodayHSS.com:

USA TODAY High School Sports presents the 2017-18 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Lacrosse Third Team. The honorees were selected based on performance, level of competition and strength of schedule.

Congratulations to Ava!

Read the article and view the photos here.

 
BROOKE SMITH NAMED MIDWEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Photo courtesy of USLaxMagazine.com                

From USLaxMagazine.com:

"Going into this season, Brooke Smith was a bit overshadowed by some of her peers within a senior class at Upper Arlington (Ohio) that was as talented as any in the Midwest.

By her junior season in 2017, Smith had carved out a niche of being a reliable goal-scorer and playmaker, scoring 26 goals and adding 21 assists. Yet, she was Upper Arlington’s fourth-highest returning scorer, behind Lauren Farber, Megan Kozar and Brooke’s twin sister Brenna Smith.

But with a few tweaks to coach Wendy Pinta’s offensive attack, Brooke Smith’s production came alive in 2018. Smith had a team-leading 79 goals and led the squad with 118 points after adding in 39 assists.

“We made some changes to the offense and how we were running it, and it brought the ball through her hands more often just because we were more comfortable with her,” Pinta said. “She was not only a great scorer, but she was reading her teammates well and she was one of our leading assist makers. I think the game opened up for her because of what her strengths were and [how we] played to them.”

Smith played a key role in leading Upper Arlington to a perfect 24-0 record, an Ohio Division I state title and a No. 1 ranking in the US Lacrosse Midwest region. She is the Brine/US Lacrosse Midwest Girls’ Player of the Year."

Read the entire article here.

       
2018 LACROSSE AWARDS
OCC CENTRAL DIVISION
       1st Team Lauren Farber
Ava Keethler
Megan Kozar
Maddy Mead
Ellena Schildmeyer
Brenna Smith
Brooke Smith
       2nd Team Kileigh Casey
       Honorable Mention Sophie Ballou
       Player of the Year Lauren Farber
       OCC Scholar Athlete Award Caitlin Walker
ALL-REGION
       1st Team Lauren Farber
Megan Kozar
Ellena Schildmeyer
       2nd Team Ava Keethler
Brenna Smith
ALL-OHIO
       1st Team Lauren Farber
       2nd Team Megan Kozar
USL ALL-AMERICAN
       Lauren Farber Furman University
       Megan Kozar Kent State University
USL ALL-ACADEMIC
       Caroline Favret
       Ava Keethler
       Caitlin Walker
USL JACKIE PITTS AWARD
       Brooke Smith
    
COACH WENDY PINTA NAMED NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
From the UA News, January 12, 2018:
Wendy Pinta has been named 2017 National Coach of the Year in girls lacrosse by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association after guiding Upper Arlington to its third consecutive state championship last spring.

The NFHS announced the recipients of its national awards January 11. The only other coach in Ohio to receive an award was East Canton boys track and field coach Thomas Loy.

Last spring, UA routed Massillon Jackson 15-6 in the Division I state final to finish 19-2.
   

Read the article on the NFHS website
     
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LADY LACROSSE BEARS!
FINAL SCORE: 15-6 vs. Jackson
Saturday, June 3, 2017
GOLDEN BEARS' EIGHTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
(2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
     
Website for athletic forms/registrations
Please visit 8to18.com for all your athletic registration forms.
This link takes you to the Upper Arlington High School login page.
   
LYNDA McCANDLISH PHLIPOT INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
L-R: UAHS Principal Andrew Theado, UAHS Athletic Hall of Fame Honoree Lynda McCandlish Phlipot, Superintendent Paul Imhoff, and Atheltic Director Tony Pusateri
  

Lynda (McCandlish) Phlipot, Class of 2002, was named to the first induction class of the UAHS Athletic Hall of Fame on January 6, 2018.

As a high school player, Lynda was named 1st Team All Ohio and 1st Team All American in both 2001 and 2002. She served as captain on the Golden Bear's 1st State Championship team in 2002. In 2008, returning as head coach for UAHS, she led the team to another State Championship title.

Lynda was the first person in Ohio history to win state titles as both a player and as a coach. Recruited to play at Northwestern University, she was a two-time NCAA Division I National Champion. Lynda currently is the head coach at Ober

Congratulations to Lynda on this most recent achievement.

       
UA COMMITS 5 PLAYERS TO DIVISION I PROGRAMS

On November 7, 2017, 5 players signed their National Letters of Intent to play lacrosse in college.Committed to play include:

Maddy Mead (Kent State)
Kileigh Casey (Mercer)
Megan Kozar (Kent State)
Lauren Farber (Furman)
Brenna Smith (Florida Southern)

Congratulations to their families and teammates!!

      
UA GRAD CAPTURES DIVISION III NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Macauley Mikes (2013) helped to secure the 2017 National Championship for Gettysburg College.

Mac was a co-captain for the 2017 squad and set a school record for the number of career starts, appearing in 62 games. Mac majored in Health Sciences and is pursuing a career in physical therapy.

   
2017 LADY BEARS LACROSSE ALUMNI GAME

On July 1, 2017 UAHS lacrosse alumni assembled for an alumni game. This year, Hastings prevailed! Please mark your calendar for the 2018 Alumni Game, to be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Pictured from left to right are:
Row 1: Rosie Knisley (09), Kate Knisley (04), Mary Nicole Scott (16), Armonde Moore (14), Megan Knoop (10), Adriane Ghidotti (11), Katie Bondy, Maureen Kleinhenz (16), Meg Morgan (16)

Row 2: Laura Brooker (06), Sue Stimmel (80), Sabrina DeLibera (88), Macauley Mikes (13), Stacey Rechner (00), Kristin McCandlish (05), Courtney Webb (98), Lynda McCandlish (02), Elizabeth Narwicz (08), Wendy Pinta (86).

   
ANNA PISCOPO FEATURED IN THIS WEEK NEWS ARTICLE

From the May 11, 2017 issue of This Week Community News:

Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse coach Wendy Pinta described Anna Piscopo’s role on the team last year as that of a “driver,” because she would sweep toward the goal and drive directly to the net to take a shot.

Although Piscopo’s role has changed for her senior year, the midfielder still helps drive the Golden Bears -- just in other ways.

Taking advantage of Piscopo’s speed and agility, Pinta has shifted her into the middle, where she can set and come off picks and move in smaller spaces between multiple defenders. The result was that Piscopo had 27 goals, nine assists and a team-high 51 draw controls through 15 games as well as, perhaps most importantly, 13 forced turnovers to tie Olivia Schildmeyer for the team lead.

UA finished the regular season at 14-2 overall after an 8-7 win at Cincinnati Sycamore on May 5, and capped off a perfect 6-0 season in the OCC-Central Division with a 14-1 win at Dublin Coffman on May 2.

Piscopo is a three-year starter in the midfield after seeing some time as a defender her freshman season. The Bears are seeking their third consecutive Division I state championship and eighth overall.

“I think this is where I was meant to be,” Piscopo said. “(The midfield) is where I have found my strengths.”

Read the entire ThisWeekNews.com article
     
REQUIRED ATHLETIC FORMS

You can always go to UAGoldenBears.com, the official web site of the Upper Arlington High School Athletic Department, to download and print the required athletis forms to play lacrosse this season.

 

  
 
    
 
 
 
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