Once again, the best student-athletes in the region are recognized in the free press.
The 2021 Detroit High School Sports Awards honor the subway’s top contenders. Although the coronavirus has interrupted or delayed fixtures and matches, local teens in nearly a dozen sports have been named to the region’s squad. These young stars were recognized on a show on June 30, where the winners will appear on the national broadcast and have the chance to be named the player of the year in their sport.
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Here are the winners for women’s lacrosse:
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, junior midfielder
Statistics: 47 goals, 18 assists (13 games)
The buzzing: One of the top snipers in Division 2, Batra managed 72 percent of her shots, scoring six goals when the Cranes won the Catholic League championship in May. The second team All-Stater has a good knowledge of the game and can change momentum at any time. She is verbally committed to Columbia.
Birmingham Detroit Country Day, senior midfielder
Statistics: 76 goals, 30 assists (14 games)
The buzzing: BÃ©langer played from start to finish, just as adept at controlling the draw as he caused turnovers. She has played on the All-State First Team twice, was on the Under Armor All-Midwest team in second year and is on the All-American Watchlist this spring. She signed with USC after disengaging from Northwestern.
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Northville, senior attack
Statistics: 53 goals, 16 assists (15 games)
The buzzing: Coomes, selected in the All-State First Team, brings passion and energy and sets the tone for the Mustangs as top scorer. Versatile enough to carry the belongings of other midfield teams, she, a two-time All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association player, will continue her career at Walsh University (Canton, Ohio).
Brighton, junior attack
Statistics: 88 goals, 17 assists (18 games)
The buzzing: The hard-working junior sets the tone for the Bulldogs’ mighty offense, averaging nearly five goals per game throughout the regular season. Naturally athletic, goal-oriented and always ready to learn something new, Granander won his first All-State honor this year.
Livonia United, first-year defense
Statistics: 34 balls on the ground, 11 induced turnovers, 5 interceptions
The buzzing: Already one of the state’s top defenders and one of the best in the 2024 class nationwide, LeJeune-Woloszyn brings a stoic, fearless and tenacious personality to the pitch. She wreaks havoc among opponents as she reads the ball well and can block or intercept passes. She is an honorary student at Livonia Churchill.
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Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, senior midfielder
Statistics: 34 goals, 21 assists (14 games)
The buzzing: Captain of the three “stick” sports for the Cranes, Sherman’s relentless style allows him to become a jack of all trades. She shows exceptional defensive skills as a middie (35 forced turnovers, 65 bullets on the ground) while possessing precise shooting (81%). The All-State and All-Catholic League first-team player is signed with Ohio State.
Farmington Hills Mercy, senior midfielder
Statistics: 107 goals, 38 assists (13 games)
The buzzing: Smith, a first-team all-star in each of his three seasons (except 2020), Smith set the MHSAA points record for freshman points (15), beat him in second year (16) and again as a senior (21). His name appears 50 times on the MHSAA Best Performing Lists in all categories. She signed with Michigan.
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Hartland, senior midfielder
Statistics: 43 goals, 39 assists (16 games)
The buzzing: Trosin is one of Michigan’s top draw specialists, controlling 375 over her three-year career. This spring, she led the Eagles in points, assists, draws (118) and caused turnovers (20). Twice All-KLAA and a first-team All-Stater in 2019 and 2021, Trosin signed with Central Michigan.
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