NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes – 2024

By NFHS on August 21, 2023

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has posted quite a few rule changes for Boys High School Lacrosse that are being implemented for the 2024 Season. For the original documentation, please visit the NFHS document on their website HERE.

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The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leader and advocate for high school athletics as well as fine and performing arts programs. Within our 51 member state associations (including Washington, D.C.), we serve 19,500 high schools and more than 12 million young people.

The NFHS writes playing rules for high school sports and provides guidance on a multitude of national issues. We offer online education courses for high school coaches,officials, students, parents, and speech and music leaders through the NFHS Learning Center. We showcase high school sports and performing arts online through the NFHS Network.

Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that all students have an opportunity to enjoy healthy participation, achievement and good sportsmanship in education-based activities.

The public sometimes abbreviates the full legal name of the National Federation of State High School Associations as NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FEDERATION™ or NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HIGH SCHOOLS™. While not as accurate a description of our mission as the full legal name, the latter aligns with our acronym (“NFHS”) and suggests our mission of service to the high school community. We are proud to answer to whichever name the public may choose to call us.

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Quarters, Adjusted Free Position Protocols Lead 2024 High School Girls Lacrosse Rules Changes

By NFHS on July 11, 2023

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released some new rules for Girls High School lacrosse for the 2024 season. High school girls lacrosse games will now be played in 12-minute quarters instead of two halves, and a player awarded a free position after being fouled outside the critical scoring area no longer has to stop completely before continuing the course of play. For the full list of the rule changes, please visit the NFHS article HERE.

Riverview’s Lowther Headed to USA Lacrosse National Combine

August 4, 2023
USA Lacrosse

SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse will welcome 148 of the nation’s top high school girls’ lacrosse players to its national headquarters August 7-9 for its National Team Development Program (NTDP) National Combine. Riverview’s Susan Lowther (2024) was one of the three players selected from Florida for U18.

The 148 players, representing high schools from 20 states, were selected from 11 regional tryouts, a virtual application and returning USA Select team members.

During the NTDP National Combine, athletes will be taken through elite level training of both individual and team skill development as well as sessions on strength and conditioning, recruitment, student athlete advisory, social emotional learning, and leadership training. From the national combine, USA Lacrosse will select 22 players each for the U16 and U18 USA Select teams that will compete against international competition at the USA Lacrosse Fall Classic from Oct. 13-15. Good luck, Susan!

Read the full article HERE.


Riverview’s Caroline Steinwachs Named Under Armour 150 All-Star

July 2023

Riverview Rams Varsity Lacrosse player Caroline Steinwachs (2025) was named an Under Armour 150 All-star; one of nine honored. The Under Armour 150 is an application based recruiting showcase event for the most advanced girls’ lacrosse athletes in the 2025 and 2026 classes. Players competed on the lacrosse field in front of college coaches from across the country. Professional combine speed and agility tests were also held on site for each player to complete individually.

Girls’ lacrosse candidates in the 2025 and 2026 graduation years submitted an application for review, and invitations were sent out to the top 150 applicants in each class, as selected by the UA150 panel.

Caroline’s combine results, as judged by the Parisi Speed School (out of ~200 athletes):

-Vertical Jump: 28”, tied for 2nd, 98th percentile
-200 YD Dash: 38.29 seconds, 3rd, 98th percentile
-5/10/5 Pro Agility: 4.28 seconds, tied for 3rd, 98th percentile
-Kneeling Med Ball Throw: 27’, tied for 3rd, 96th percentile
-40 Yard Dash: 5.49 seconds, tied for 10th, 94th percentile
-Shot Speed: 67 mph, tied for 9th, 84th percentile
Click HERE for full results.

Congratulations Caroline!

2023 Under Armour 150 at Gerstell Aademy Day #1 06-27-2023 Game Pics 2026 (Blue) & 2025 (Red)



Riverview’s Lowther Named USA Lacrosse All-American, Clementine Silver-Schwartz Receives Jackie Pitts Award

July 8, 2023
USA Lacrosse Magazine

SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse on Friday announced the 2023 girls’ players and coaches honored through its high school recognition program. The recognition program includes Coach of the Year awards and for players, All-America, All-Academic and the Jackie Pitts Award honorees.

For Riverview High School, Susan Lowther (2024) and Clementine Silver-Schwartz (2023), each picked up an award, with Lowther receiving the All-American award, and Silver-Schwartz receiving the Jackie Pitts award.  A USA Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A USA Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship. The Jackie Pitts Award recognizes one player from each area who goes “above and beyond” in service to her team, school, and community. Click HERE to read the full article.



Riverview’s Lowther Named Athlete of the Year at Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte Florida Sports Award Show

June 8, 2023
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By Dennis Maffezzoli and Doug Fernandes

Area’s top athletes, teams honored at Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte Florida Sports Award Show

Riverview Rams Lacrosse junior midfielder, Susan Lowther was named the Herald-Tribune Girls Athlete of the Year. “Lowther excelled on both the lacrosse field and on the track. The junior alternated between scoring 112 goals, dished off 56 assists, along with 172 draw controls, 22 takeaways and picked up 35 ground balls. On the track, she finished second in the discus with a personal-best fling of 137 feet, 4 inches and fifth in the shot put with a put of 39-6 ½ at the Class 4A State Meet.” Read the full article HERE.

“Riverview High School’s Susan Lowther was named the Girl Athlete of the Year, with 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres.” PHOTO CREDIT: THOMAS BENDER/HERALD-TRIBUNE


Riverview’s Lowther and Rey Named to Herald-Tribune 2023 All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

May 19, 2023
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By Dennis Maffezzoli

Meet the Herald-Tribune 2023 All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

Riverview Rams Lacrosse junior midfielder, Susan Lowther and senior goalie, Mia Rey were named to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s 12-man first-team for girls lacrosse. Read the full article HERE. Honorable mention recognition was also given to sophomores Chloe Hackl and Caroline Steinwachs.