Girls lacrosse: Tampa Bay area buzz — April 10

Area District Brackets

Here are the brackets for this week district tournaments that include local teams. The matchups update once scores are submitted to MaxPreps.

Class 2A, District 9

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 9

Class 2A, District 10

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 10

Class 2A, District 11

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 11

Class 1A, District 9

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 1A District 9

Class 1A, District 10

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 10

Class 1A, District 11

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 11

Tampa Bay player of the week — March 20-26

Peyton Fowler, Jr., Northeast

Three weeks ago, Fowler made a combined 29 saves and had two goals and four ground balls in two games. 

Fans were impressed.

Fowler won the Tampa Bay area player of the week poll with 51 percent of the votes (285) to beat out Robinson’s Sophia Demore, who had 20 percent (112).

Tampa Bay player of the week — March 27-April 1

Ashlyn Bell, So., Plant

Two weeks ago, Bell finished with a combined eight assists and seven goals to help the Panthers go 2-1 last week. 

Fans took notice.

Bell won the Tampa Bay area player of the week poll with 23 percent of the votes (402) to beat out St. Petersburg Catholic’s Madelyn Hughes, who had 19 percent (332 votes).

FHSAA’s Final Regular Season Rankings

The Florida High School Athletic Association released its final regular season rankings for the regular season that provided seeding for the district tournaments and will determine some playoff berths. The champions in each district automatically qualify for the playoffs. The remaining four spots in each region are at-large berths determined by rankings. Here the top eight in each region that includes area teams. Local teams are in bold.

Class 2A, Region 3
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Plant13-313.620
2. Steinbrenner10-213.589
3. Naples Gulf Coast10-413.303
4. Bradenton Manatee9-312.989
5. Sarasota Riverview11-611.999
6. Newsome13-3-115.068
7. Lakewood Ranch11-58.034
8. Palm Harbor University11-26.713
Class 1A, Region 3
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Bradenton Saint Stephen’s12-019.159
2. Community School of Naples11-215.844
3. Academy of the Holy Names10-311.884
4. St. Petersburg Catholic13-49.285
5. Calvary Christian12-58.238
6. Naples4-75.971
7. Naples Barron Collier6-85.801
8. Naples Lely9-43.669