SLP laxers named to all-star team

SLP’s Sydney Dann, right, makes a move to get past Salmon River’s Wynter Jock during Monday’s game at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

Four Saranac Lake Placid lacrosse players were named to the All-Northern Athletic Conference all-star teams.

SLP’s Alex LaDue was named first-team All-NAC. Sydney Dann and Phoebe Peer were named to the second team, and Emma Wood received the sportsmanship award.

While the SLP squad team may not have had the greatest season ever, there were a lot of highlights. The team finished the year with a record of 5-9.

A big highlight came during their lone postseason game when LaDue scored seven goals against Ogdensburg Free Academy to give LaDue her 50th goal of the season.

LaDue became the first SLP lacrosse player to score 50 goals in a season and the second Saranac Lake High School student to reach the half-century goal mark — Shannon Bromley reached the milestone in 2011.

SLP’s Phoebe Peer, left, shoots over Potsdam’s Maggie Akin during Wednesday’s game at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

As a senior, Dann tied for second-most goals on the team with 17 and most assists with 16. She showed off her play-making abilities in a regular-season matchup against OFA when she had a team-high five assists.

Peer, a sophomore at the time, finished the season tied with Dann for the second-most goals at 17. She also contributed with nine assists this season. During a game against Heuvelton, Peer dominated scoring four goals and picking up three assists.

SLP’s goaltender, Wood, played well throughout the season earning all five of the team’s wins. Toward the end of the season, she picked up back-to-back wins over Heuvelton and OFA, where she combined for 15 saves.

Saranac Lake Placid’s Alex LaDue cuts to the front of the net during a game against Salmon River on May 2. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)


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