The 2019 Northstar Invitational concentrated talented student athlete leaders from 18 States, Canada, and New Zealand to the Northwood School, adding one more Chapter to the storied sports history of Lake Placid. At Northstar, the focus is athlete development --- sports performance, mental fitness, leadership training, recruiting process preparation, small-sided play, and more. Athletes are selected to Northstar because of their talent and leadership, on and off the field, and the aim is for them to leave as more prepared student athletes, motivated to raise the bar, and loving the game even more. Of course, part of the Northstar experience was highly competitive games, split throughout 6 full-field game sessions. Teams competed in mixed graduation year teams, named after the leaders of the USWNT Gold Medal Winning Soccer Team. Team Morgan defeated team Rapinoe to take home the Northstar Championship. Athletes also split into graduation years 2021, 2022, and 2023 to showcase the World Lacrosse 6v6 Trial format, and also 3v3 SPEED lacrosse.
2019 Northstar Invitational Standings:
2019 Northstar Invitational Team MVPs:
Dunn: Kylie Gelabert
Heath: Molly Molchanoff
Lavelle: Nicole Peters
Lloyd: Ruby Loesch
Morgan: Peep Williams
Naeher: Shea Baker
Press: Riley Taylor
Rapinoe: Kate Stigsell
2019 Northstar Invitational BRAVE Awards: Awarded to athletes who took strides in gaining confidence, becoming more Brave, and representing the BRAVE mission.
Korenza Heath (Aukland, New Zealand)
Marissa Zeno (Oswego, Illinois)
2019 Northstar Summit Society Leadership Awards: The team leaders who best represent the tenants of Competition, Camaraderie, and Respect.
Dunn: Avery Waters
Heath: Sadie Stevens
Lavelle: Kylee Manser
Lloyd: Alexa Kenney
Morgan: Sophie Bradford
Naeher: Anna Kenney
Press: Harper Clopton
Rapinoe: Julia Foster
The Northstar Performance Index (NPI) is conducted by Ron Greenfield, a prominent strength and conditioning professional who has trained many successful Division I athletes, women’s lacrosse players in particular. The NPI consists of many of the same Testing Mechanisms used by the majority of collegiate programs, and is designed to test speed, agility, endurance, and general athletic capacity.
2019 Northstar Performance Index (NPI) Leaders:
The 8th annual Northstar Invitational is in the books! Thank you to the Northwood School, staff, officials, parents, and athletes for making Northstar a special experience for all!