Warrior Watchlist: Girls Lacrosse Edition


Keeva Linton

Dubs on Top: Girls Lacrosse teams raise their sticks after a big win.

Before this year’s lacrosse season, the entire Georgia high school athletic scene saw a complete revamp of its regions. After years of playing in the most competitive region in the state, the Dubs no longer have to play powerhouses Roswell or Alpharetta and can avoid 15-time State Champion Milton high school. The new region presents new opportunities for the North Atlanta women’s lacrosse team, led by these five stars, as they look to make a playoff push this season. 

Anna Samuelson (Jr.): Leading off the list is the Dubs’ “Do-It-All” midfielder, Anna Samuelson. Samuelson led the way last season with 33 goals while also taking on the responsibility of handling the draws and playing lockdown defense. Her offensive output and winning mentality land her at the top of this list. 

Virginia Brewer (Sr.): Second on the list is four-year varsity Dub and team captain Virginia Brewer. While she may not fill the box score like some of her teammates, her impact on the game is profound. Brewer is a swiss army knife at midfield, excelling in all aspects of the game. Her true value is found in the huddle and off the field, where she is a committed and beloved leader. 

Katie Conner (Jr.): The second junior on the list is an offensive midfielder, Katie Conner. The elusive and effective Conner trailed only Samuelson in points scored, netting 20 goals in her sophomore campaign, averaging more than a goal per contest. “Katie’s off-ball movement and ability to dodge make everyone else’s job easier,” said senior Tanner Adams. 

Shalom Montgomery (Sr.): Senior Shalom Montgomery is the first defensive weapon on the list and one-half of the Dubs’ dominant defensive duo. The speedy defenseman is a nightmare for opposing offenses, and someone teams must prepare for. “Having to face Shalom every day in practice, we all know firsthand her talent and intensity,” said Brewer. “Opposing offenses beware.” 

Juliette Holzworth (Sr.): The last player on the list is the Warrior’s defensive anchor. Senior Juliette Holzworth is the second half of a scary defensive pairing that looks to wreak havoc on the field every game. Holzworth looks like a lockdown defender in her final season with the Dubs. “I feel sorry for whoever dares to go at her,” says Samuelson.  

This season marks a fresh start for the Warriors. A new region means a clean slate, and the team, led by these five, is ready to make some noise and change the narrative on Dubs lacrosse.