Matt Farmer/Tommy McGuire (Fenwick)
Farmer returned to the Fenwick lineup for sectionals and led the Friars
with 6 goals in an 11-8 victory over top-ranked LT in the championship
game. Meanwhile, McGuire put in a monster performance in goal in the final
game, blocking 10 shots and saving a penalty shot in the Fenwick win.
Adam Pasnicki/Logan Gizel (Hoffman)
Pasnicki scored 15 goals and Gizel blocked 49 shots as the Hawks beat
Prospect on Thursday, upset Fremd on Friday, and nearly pulled off an
upset of Conant on Saturday in the sectional finals at Fremd.
Jordan Palmer (New Trier)
Palmer racked up 12 goals in the Trevians' successful run at the GBN
Sectional; he scored 4 goals in all three games for New Trier as they
defeated the hosts, Maine South, and last year's sectional winner Loyola.
Kevin Kuchta/Jakobi McClellan (H-F)
Kuchta scored the eventual game-winner in the Vikings' 9-8 overtime win
over Lockport in the sectional finals. He put in 7 goals in the title game
and added an additional 14 scores in wins over Bradley and LWC. McClellan
totaled 46 saves at the event, including 18 in the title game and blocked
a shot at the buzzer at the end of overtime to prevent the Porters from
tying the game.
Remy Dalloul (Stevenson)
Dalloul scored Stevenson's first four goals in their sectional title win
over Palatine on Saturday. He also drew 5 ejections on Friday night in a
9-7 win over Libertyville and notched 2 scores in the Patriots' 16-4
triumph over McHenry in the quarterfinal round.
Eric Curia (Naperville North)
Curia recorded 16 goals at the Neuqua Valley Sectional to help the Huskies
return to the state tournament in 2013. He put in 5 goals in North's 18-5
title-game victory over Hinsdale Central and amassed 11 goals in wins over
STC North and York earlier in the week,
Dan Birmingham/Dave Jackson (Brother Rice)
Birmingham led the Crusaders at the Stagg Sectional with 8 total goals in
wins over Mt Carmel, Sandburg, and Stagg. Jackson, meanwhile, scored the
game-winning goal with nine seconds remaining to send Brother Rice to the
state tournament with a 7-6 win over Sandburg in the sectional title game.
Shane Hughes/Tom Dowling (St Ignatius)
Hughes led the Wolfpack offense with 5 goals in a 14-8 sectional final
game win over DeLaSalle. Dowling added 4 scores and netted 3 goals in
Friday's 11-7 victory over Lane in the semifinal round.
Colleen Barron/Cara Borkovec (Fenwick)
Barron recorded 14 goals and Borkovec netted 10 scores in Fenwick's
sectional-winning performance. Barron also tallied 6 scores and Borkovec
notched 3 goals in a 10-2 victory over Lyons in the sectional final.
C Byron/K Meckert/L Danhauer/S Gavars (Barrington)
The Fillies' balanced offensive attack propelled them to a sectional
title, as Catherine Byron, Lisa Danhauer, and Sam Gavars each recorded 8
goals and Kelly Meckert registered 7 scores for the state qualifiers.
Evan Swenson/Marta Considine (Loyola)
Considine made a steal and assisted Swenson on the game winning goal in
the closing seconds of Loyola's 5-4 sectional final victory over New
Trier. Swenson registered 3 goals and Considine put in 2 scores in the
championship game, while both players scored 12 goals in the quarterfinal
and semifinal rounds.
Danijela Jackovich (Lincoln-Way Central)
Jackovich totaled 15 goals throughout the LWN Sectional to lead the
Knights to their second-straight state tournament appearance. She also
tallied 4 scores in the team's 9-7 victory over the hosts in the sectional
Allison Boothe/Karrie Kozokar (Mundelein)
Boothe recorded 13 goals and Kozokar scored 11 times as Mundelein won
their own sectional over the weekend. The most important goal came from
Kozokar in the final minute of the team's 6-5 win over Stevenson, as she
produced a dramatic late winner for the Mustangs,
Kaela Codo (Naperville Central)
Codo scored 3 goals in the Redhawks' 10-6 sectional final win over
Naperville North and totaled 8 goals, 9 steals, and 4 assists throughout
the Neuqua Valley Sectional. She also came up big on the defensive end
with 2 key blocks in the final minute of the title game and Central's 10-6
semifinal victory over STC North.
Clare Bryar/Vicky Arciniega (Mother McAuley)
Bryar and Arciniega both scored 3 goals in the Mighty Macs' 12-6 victory
over Sandburg that sent the state's top-ranked team to the state
tournament. The pair also combined to put in 5 goals in McAuley's 12-3
semifinal victory over Andrew.
Jenny Stelnicki (St Ignatius)
The freshman goaltender totaled 35 saves and allowed just 3 goals per game
as the Wolfpack beat Evanston, Lane, and Latin to win their own sectional.