Petito, Soule Earn All-American Honors

BERLIN- U.S. Lacrosse this week announced its girls’ High School All-American teams and the local prep teams were well represented on the lists.

U.S. Lacrosse, the governing body for the sport across the country on Wednesday announced the girls’ high school All-American teams for several regions around the nation. In the Delmarva Region, Stephen Decatur’s Jillian Petito and Worcester Prep’s Molly Soule were named to the All-American teams.

Petito, the goalkeeper for Decatur’s team that advanced to the state final, was named All-American, adding to her growing list of accolades. The three-sport star just this week was named Bayside South Defensive Player of the Year and earlier this year, Petito was named a Wendy’s High School Heisman finalist for the state of Maryland. Petito will further her career at Mount St. Mary’s next year.

Soule was also named to the girls’ high school All-American team for the Delmarva region this week. Soule was the heart and soul of the Worcester Prep team that won the ESIAC championship this year and a catalyst for the Mallards’ high-powered offense. Soule is headed to the Savannah College of Art and Design next year where she will continue her lacrosse career.

In addition to the two local All-American awards, Decatur and Worcester placed several players on the U.S. Lacrosse All Academic List. Making the list from Decatur were Petito, Ally Beck, Payton VanKirk and Blair Yesko. Earning All-Academic team honors for Worcester were Soule, Grace Tunis, Maura Smith, Sophie Brennan and Shelby Laws.