The University School of Milwaukee girls’ lacrosse team finished an incredible season as state champions—winning the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation State Championship game on Friday, June 18. The USM team topped Arrowhead High School 9-7, securing the program’s first state championship and finishing the season undefeated.
The team’s slogan for this season was “2021Goal,” which meant that each player identified one goal to work on for every practice and game. The goals were unique to each player, and helped them to focus on their own performance and make improvements, which ultimately impacted the whole team. “Our players had a lot of individual accolades, but what really makes a state championship is the whole team—not individuals,” said head coach and Upper School history teacher Samantha Adey (Mequon). “Each player contributed to making this a successful season, and for that I am incredibly proud of this team.”
Adey was recognized for her work as head coach and named Coach of the Year by USA Lacrosse. In addition, Zoe Uihlein ’21 (Grafton) earned the Jackie Pitts award, which recognizes a senior player in each USA Lacrosse area who goes above and beyond in service to her team, school, and community. She was the only senior in the state of Wisconsin to receive the award. In addition, Grace Tuttle ’22 (Mequon) and Brooke Robinson ’22 (Menomonee Falls) were named All-American players (of only six in the state) and Molly Janssen ’22 (Menomonee Falls) and Dara Omoloja ’22 (Bayside) were named All-Academic players (of only six in the state). Clara Engman ’22 (Milwaukee), Anna Guttormson ’21 (Grafton), Molly Janssen ’22 (Menomonee Falls), Brooke Robinson ’22 (Menomonee Falls), and Grace Tuttle ’22 (Mequon) were named to the All-State Team by the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation.