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June 30, 2019 — One lead pass

Delaney Sweitzer, a senior lacrosse goalie for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Pa.), was looking to make an impact in overtime of the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game at Homewood Field in Baltimore.

She had her senior season truncated because of a knee injury, and she was still participating in the all-star game with a knee brace protecting and stabilizing the reconstructed joint, but that didn’t stop her from making the game-winning effort in the game for the North side. Her 30-yard pass to a cutting Livi Lawton sprung her into the final third, and her running forehand two minutes into overtime gave the North a 13-12 win.

The annual game, featuring 44 of the best senior lacrosse players in the U.S., was played at a pace and rhythm which are extremely uncommon at the scholastic level. Indeed, it’s a game which is very close in speed of execution to what you might see at the international level.

Kasey Choma, who recently won a championship with Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) and Madison Ahern, who won a championship just a week ago with Hingham Notre Dame Academy (Mass.), were particularly outstanding.