Proud parents and coaches wanted to make sure the efforts of three local high-school Lacrosse players were recognized as they prepare to compete in the UnderArmour All America Tournament scheduled for June 28 to July 2 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The trio, Boo DeWitt, Bella Mayo, and Claire Lemelin, went to the UnderArmour All America West Region tryouts in Mission Viejo on June 3 and were selected to represent the West Region, which consists of 9 western states.
The All America Tournament, held at Towson University in Baltimore, is widely considered the premier tournament in the country and is heavily recruited by college coaches from all over the country.
Boo DeWitt, who some here may recognize from an earlier video where she is seen giving dance instruction to Bruce Springsteen, is a freshman at Miramonte High in Orinda, and made first team All League (DAL). She also started every game and had the most goals/assists/points in league history for a freshman player. Boo was also second in the State of California (division 1) among freshman in total points, goals, and assists. Boo’s HS Coach at Miramonte is Jackie Pelletier.
Boo is a starting mid-fielder for the Tenacity Bay Area, a club team coached by Theresa Sherry, the Club’s founder.
Bella Mayo, a freshman at Amador Valley High in Pleasanton, led all California freshmen in both points (scoring plus assists) and scoring while competing in one of the strongest leagues in the Western Region. In 22 games, Bella had 62 goals with 17 assists. Her high school coach is Chelsea Randel a former defender at the University of Oregon.
Mayo is DeWitt’s teammate on Tenacity, a team that has won the elite “Sand Storm” tournament in Palm Springs 2 of the last 3 years. Sand Storm hosts the best teams from all over the west region and beyond and is considered the preeminent lacrosse tournament west of the Mississippi. In the past 3 years, the team has beaten teams from Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Texas, and southern California.
Claire Lemelin was the 2017 starting goalie for Amador Valley. Claire played every minute of every game and rendered just 7 goals per game while leading the team to 17 wins against 5 losses. Claire has played for the Tenacity 2020 Elite team with Bella and Boo for the past 5 years; a team that won the 2015 and 2017 Sand Storm tournaments while losing in the semifinal in 2016. Claire received the all league honorable mention award for EBAL.