The PTP girls lacrosse players of the week

The fans’ pick

Abby Eash, So., Steinbrenner

Steinbrenner has one of the stingiest defenses in the area, allowing a combined 16 goals in the past five games, all wins.

The ability to thwart opposing offenses has a lot to do with Abby Eash, the Warriors’ top goaltender. 

The sophomore has allowed just 57 goals all season and has recorded a team-high 64 saves. 

Last week, Eash posted a shutout and allowed a combined three goals to help the Warriors beat Mitchell and Wiregrass Ranch to take the Class 2A, District 9 title. 

Fans took notice. Eash received more than 51 percent of the votes (1,808) to beat out Newsome’s Taylor Dabney, who had more than 46 percent (1,633 votes).

The PTP pick

Taylor Dabney, Sr., Newsome: Recorded a combined seven goals and 12 assists in wins over Bradenton Manatee and Sarasota Riverview to take the Class 2A, District 11 title.