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Sailor Nation,

The 2016 season is over, but the honors keep pouring in!  Let’s give a yell for JORDAN RAUSCH and RYLIE SIEGFRIED.  These two have earned spots on the OC All-Country First Team.  This is an honor voted on by coaches across the county, and these two have proven themselves as two of the best twelve in the land!

This is a huge honor for these athletes, and to my knowledge, it’s the first time NHHS has posted two All-County First-Teamers.

Furthermore, RYLIE has been named one of the TOP FIFTEEN ATHLETES at NHHS, a distinction for which she will be honored at a Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodore Club dinner on June 2.

And, finally, RYLIE has also won the coveted Jackie Pitts award.  Only one player in the entire county earns this nationally recognized title, which goes to the player who does it all:  “This award recognizes a graduating senior in each chapter who truly honors the game of lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in her community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve her game, and is an exemplary member of her team. She exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field. Academically, she is an outstanding student and a valued role model in her school” (US Lacrosse).

RYLIE has not only proven herself to be a force on the field, but she has been recognized by coaches around Orange County for her incredible academic achievement, contributions to the sport of lacrosse, and her work within the community at large.  Newport Harbor and the Girls Lacrosse program is honored to have RYLIE representing us as the winner of this prestigious award!

Here is the full listing of Orange County Honors:

Attack – Journey Fischbeck – San Juan Hills
Midfield – Grace Houser – Mater Dei
Midfield – Cameron Manor – St. Margaret’s
Midfield – Meridian Lee – Foothill
Midfield – Mackenzie Wallevand – Mater Dei
Goalie – Hannah Upshaw – Foothill

Player of the Year
Goalie – Hannah Upshaw – Foothill

Coach of the Year
Cressita Bowman – Mater Dei – CIF Champion Coach – Southern Section Champion Coach

Jackie Pitts Award
Rylie Siegfried – Newport Harbor

Erin DiBernardo – Santa Margarita Catholic
Brie Ratkevich – Foothill
Emily Coffee – Foothill
Elena Guillen – San Juan Hills
Ashlyn Wang – University HS
Katie McCabe – Corona Del Mar

1st Team All-County
Attack – Journey Fischbeck – San Juan Hills
Attack – Noelani Murayama – St. Margaret’s
Midfield – Meridian Lee – Foothill
Midfield – Grace Houser – Mater Dei
Midfield – Mackenzie Wallevand – Mater Dei
Midfield – Cameron Manor – St. Margaret’s
Midfield – Jensen Coop – Corona Del Mar
Midfield – Erin DiBernardo – Santa Margarita Catholic
Midfield – Rylie Siegfried – Newport Harbor
Defense – Jordan Rausch – Newport Harbor
Defense – Katherine Mulvaney – Corona Del Mar
Goalie – Hannah Upshaw – Foothill

2nd Team All-County
Attack – Lauren Gonzales – Mater Dei
Attack – Janice Shih – Beckman
Midfield – Brie Ratkevich – Foothill
Midfield – Kennedy Mulvaney – Corona Del Mar
Midfield – Hennessey Evans – Trabuco Hills
Midfield – Sophia Silane – Woodbridge
Midfield – Mia Roth – Laguna Hills
Midfield – Katelin Martinez – Tesoro
Defense – Melanie Traylor – Laguna Hills
Defense – Sydney Payne – Mater Dei
Defense – Daisy Haas – Los Alamitos
Goalie – Ashley Olson – Corona Del Mar