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Everybody's (girls' lacrosse) All-American

Courtesy of Pine Crest girls' lacrosse coach Eileen Pliske, the 2008 All-American, All-League and All-District selections from the coaches of the South Florida Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse have been released.

Broward's lone All-American was Pine Crest midfielder Sterling Champion, and honorable mention selection last season (the other four picks were from Vero Beach). Here's the full list:

All-Americans: Sterling Champion, Pine Crest; Camile Kramer, Vero Beach; Ariel Lane, Vero Beach; Jennifer Leffew, Vero Beach; Laurie Livings, Vero Beach. Honorable-mention: Cassidy Bartholomew, Vero Beach; Alyssa Bernfeld, Park Vista; Heidi Blouin, Wellington; Brittani Peck, Park Vista; Jaime Reeg, Park Vista.

Champion, who helped lead Pine Crest to the District 12 title, also was Broward's only first-team All-League selection. Katie Abers (Pine Crest), Glynis McGowan (Pine Crest) and Danielle Wiedmeier (St. Thomas Aquinas) earned second-team honors, while Megan Harmon (St. Thomas), Tasha Noveletsky (Pine Crest), Beth Howard (Pine Crest), Casey Weliver (St. Thomas) and Lauren Dunn (St. Thomas) were third-team selections, and Sevannah English (Pine Crest), Kelsey Cronauer (Pine Crest) and Caitlyn Ryan (St. Thomas) earned honorable-mention.

The All-District 12 team comprised players from all five participating schools:

First Team: Megan Harmon (St. Thomas), Tasha Noveletsky (Pine Crest), Beth Howard (Pine Crest), Casey Weliver (St. Thomas), Caitlyn Ryan (St. Thomas), Sterling Champion (Pine Crest), Glynis McGowan (Pine Crest), Savannah English (Pine Crest), Lauren Dunn (St. Thomas), Katie Abers (Pine Crest), Kelsey Cronauer (Pine Crest) and Danielle Wiedmeier (St. Thomas). Second Team: Michelle Kamp (St. Thomas), Nikki Hope (Cardinal Gibbons), Maddie Lesser (Pine Crest), Stephanie Gore (University), Erin Kelley (Cardinal Gibbons), Sarah Motta (Cardinal Gibbons), Brooke Kennedy (Cardinal Gibbons), Emily Braun (Pine Crest), Valentina Casanova (St. Thomas), Stephanie Kreitzer (North Broward Prep), Jessica Pappa (Cardinal Gibbons), Jessica Parker (University). Honorable-mention: Samantha Didio (North Broward Prep), Marissa Enfield (Pine Crest), Kristie Newbauer (Cardinal Gibbons).

--Patrick Dorsey (e-mail)