Girls Lacrosse: Regis Jesuit’s Kathleen Roe tabbed All-American

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As a senior at Regis Jesuit, midfielder Kathleen Roe racked up 47 goals and dished out seven assists to hep the Raiders rebound from a 1-6 start to win the Continental League championship and make the state playoffs. Roe was one of six Colorado girls prep players to earn 2016 All-American honors from U.S. Lacrosse. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Regis Jesuit senior Kathleen Roe was one of six Colorado girls prep lacrosse players to earn All-American honors for the 2016 season.

U.S. Lacrosse recently released its list of postseason awards and the nationwide group included the Raiders’ star midfielder, who has signed to play at Notre Dame.

Roe was a guiding force for a largely young team around her and provided critical play on both ends of the field for coach Billy Corbett’s team, which finished 7-8 and lost to Palmer Ridge 18-15 in the second round of the state playoffs.

“You can’t replace Kathleen Roe, she’s one of the best players in the country,” Corbett said after Roe scored four goals in Regis Jesuit’s win over Chaparral that clinched the Continental League championship.

“Her leadership on the field is tremendous,” he added about his All-Continental League first team selection. “Hopefully, the rest of our girls will aspire to play like a Kathleen Roe. She plays her hardest, even in practice, so hopefully her work ethic will rub off on the young ones.”

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Kathleen Roe, left, poses for a picture with Regis Jesuit coach Billy Corbett and Katie Schilmoeller at a National Athletic Signing Day Ceremony on Nov. 11, 2015, at Regis Jesuit High School. Roe signed to play lacrosse at Notre Dame. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

In addition to her intangibles, Roe destroyed defenses on her way to 47 goals — which tied her with Grandview’s Morgan Matthews for most for a player from an Aurora program — and dished out seven assists, while she also led Regis Jesuit in interceptions (33), ground balls (32) and heady plays.

For her career, Roe amassed 190 goals and 50 assists.

Roe is set to continue her lacrosse career at her dream school, Notre Dame, where she’d hoped to play since she was young.

“When I started play lacrosse, I knew I wanted to play at Notre Dame, so it’s literally a dream come true,” Roe told the Sentinel at Regis Jesuit’s National Signing Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2015.

“They are definitely one of the higher ranking teams and everybody on the team loves the sport,” she added. “I’m very excited to be a part of that.”

Inside Lacrosse ranked Roe and Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class as the third-best in the country behind North Carolina and Maryland.

Eight Colorado players — though none from Aurora programs — appeared on the girls Academic All-American list.

Kent Denver’s Erin O’Shaughnessy, a University of Michigan recruit, is the only Colorado player to receive both All-American and Academic All-American honors.

Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

COLORADO’S 2016 U.S. GIRLS LACROSSE AWARDS

ALL-AMERICANS — Riley Cooke (attack), Arapahoe; Anna Gallagher (defense), Colorado Academy; Erin O’Shaughnessy (midfield), Kent Denver; Eliza Radochonski (midfield), Cherry Creek; KATHLEEN ROE (MIDFIELD), REGIS JESUITAli Vanek (attack), Mullen

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS —  Kamerson Cisneros (goalie), Mullen; Molly Corlett (midfield), Chaparral; Anna Hortick (midfield), Cheyenne Mountain; Paige Koenig (defense), Cherry Creek; Siena Miller (goalie), Battle Mountain; Erin O’Shaughnessy (midfield), Kent Denver; Zoe Ryan (midfield), Mullen; Meredith Synott (defense), Cherry Creek