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2018 Northstar Invitational Award Winners & NPI Leaders

By Northstar Lacrosse, 07/31/18, 9:15AM EDT


July 26, 2018

The 2018 Northstar Invitational concentrated 150+ talented student athlete leaders from 21 States and 3  Canadian Provinces 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 women's professional and NCAA teams. It took overtime for the Dukes to take home the Northstar Championship over the Braves.

2018 Northstar Invitational Standings:
1. Champions: Dukes (4-3 over Braves, OT)
2. Brave
3. Fight
4. Force
5. Command
6. Storm
7. Ride
8. Pride
9. Fire
10. Sound


2018 Northstar Invitational Team MVPs:

Brave: Mackenzie Rich
Ciera Licare
Dukes: Leah Kenny / Nina Montes
Fight: Kylie Gelabert / Caitlyn Hankins
Fire: Morgan Smith
Force: Amelia Cunningham
Pride: Sophie Straka
Ride: Noelle Ceguelski
Sound: Autumn Twillie
Storm: Kelsey Koch

2018 Northstar Summit Society Leadership Awards: The team leaders who best represent the tenants of Competition, Camaraderie, and Respect.

Brave: Kelly Morrison
Command: Berit Cederlund
Dukes: Maddy Seifert
Fight: Claire Wendell
Fire: Audrey Brett
Force: Charlotte Callahan
Pride: Ellery Stamp
Ride: Mia George
Sound: Lauren Riker
Storm: 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. 

2018 Northstar Performance Index (NPI) Leaders:
40 Yard: #57 Laura Bonomo, 5.00 s.
Northstar 40 Yard: #2 Macy Zaban, 5.01 s.
300 Yard Shuttles: #127 Sophie Straka, 2-run average: 58 s.
Vertical Jump: #156 Isabella Gaspar, 23.6 in.
Broad Jump (tie): #105, Samantha Devito, 91.00 in. // #112, Madigan Lublin, 91.00 in.

The 7th 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!