The rosters have been finalized for the 12th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game at Towson University July 1, and several local players are expected to make an impact.
On the boys' side, Landon, which finished the season as the nation's top-ranked team, led all schools with three players on the South roster -- Nate Buller, Justin Shockey and Andrew Fowler. Buller and Shockey have committed to Navy, while Fowler is headed to Cornell.
Alex Trippi of Bullis is also a player to watch. Trippi, who will attend North Carolina, was this year's C. Markland Kelly Award winner and is the Bulldogs' all-time leading scorer.
St. Paul's goalie Alex Rode is the only player from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association to make the team. He will attend Virginia.
The North is being coached by Eric Law, and Maryland alum Jeremy Sieverts is leading the South.
On the girls' side, national power McDonogh led all schools with three players. Catie May and Andie Aldave will play for the South team, while Margaret Donovan is playing for the North. May is headed to NCAA national champion Maryland, Aldave is going to Notre Dame and Donovan will play for Princeton.
"The selection committee picks the top 44 players, regardless of region," said Dave Gell, director of communications for Corrigan Sports, which runs the event. "Sometimes, the North/South puzzle pieces don't match perfectly, so to speak. So in this instance, the South was stacked with better defenders, so Donovan earned the All-America honor and was slotted on the North team to simply balance out the rosters."
Notre Dame Prep, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland "A" conference runner-up to McDonogh, had two players on the South roster in Grace Haus (Florida) and Keegan Barger (Johns Hopkins).
Good Counsel also landed a pair of players on the South team -- Taylor McDaniels (North Carolina) and Halle Graham (Virginia).
The University of Maryland has reloaded for next season by dominating the local recruiting scene. In addition to May, future Terps from the Baltimore/Washington area playing in the game are Grace Griffin (Liberty), Courtney Renehan (Glenelg), Brooke Robbins (Severn) and Laurie Bracey (Centennial).
Other local players on the South team are Garrison Forest's Samantha Fiedler (Loyola) and St. Mary's Shelby Harrison (Johns Hopkins).
The North team will be coached by former Johns Hopkins alum Mary Key Parme, while Under Armour athlete and U.S. National Team midfielder and three-time Tewaaraton Award winner Taylor Cummings is coaching the South.