BERLIN- Stephen Decatur sophomore Blair Yesko this week was named to the Washington, D.C. region girls’ team and will represent her school and the Eastern Shore in at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic later this month.
Yesko, who played an important role on Decatur’s varsity team this year that went 10-2 in the regular and earned a share of the Bayside Conference championship before bowing out in the semifinals of the state tournament, this week was one of 20 girls chosen from around the state to play on the Washington, D.C. area regional team at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic and National All-Star Academy at the Maryland Soccerplex from June 30-July 1.
Entering its sixth year, the Brine National Lacrosse Classic and All-Star Lacrosse Academy brings together some of the finest players and coaches from all over the country for the three-day event each summer. The event offers players a chance to compete against some of the top players in the country while gaining some exposure in front of coaches and scouts at the next level.
Tryouts were held for high school players at different regional locations all over the country and Yesko was chosen to compete for the Washington, D.C. team. She was the only player from an Eastern Shore high school chosen for the team. Each team carries 20 players and there are 14 regional teams for a total of 280 players. The players check in June 30 and practices, games, seminars and other activities are set for July 1-2. The event culminates with regional playoffs and championship games on July 3.