League: Girls Varsity

Girls Varsity

FHSAA 2A Regional Playoffs (Quarterfinals) – Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks

The Riverview Rams (12-8) Varsity girls traveled to Naples to take on the Gulf Coast Sharks (13-4) in the FHSAA State Championship Series Regional Quarterfinals.

Gulf Coast’s ability to control the draw 59% of the time (14-for-24) was one of the key differentiators, as the Sharks took an 8-5 lead into halftime, and kept the pressure on Riverview’s defense in the second half, securing the 13-9 victory. Junior Susan Lowther (3G/1A) and senior Emily Hazlett (2G/2A) each had 4 points for the Rams. Sophomore CC Hackl had 2 goals and 4 draw controls.

Gulf Coast attackers Peyton Davidson and Kali Cleary each had 5 goals for the Sharks.

Congratulations to Riverview junior Susan Lowther, who’s 4 points in her final game of the season, put her at 168 total points for the season, which leads the nation at this time (MaxPreps).

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Class 2A Tournament


Riverview Rams @ Manatee Hurricanes (District Championship)

The Riverview Rams Varsity Girls were defeated by the Manatee Hurricanes in the District 11 Championship game on Thursday night at Manatee High School. Manatee was able to executed very well throughout the game at the draw circle, winning 21 of the 31 draws (68%), which led to their offensive getting 30 shots on goal against the Rams. Manatee sophomore Grace Knowles led all scorers with 7 goals. Riverview junior Susan Lowther had 6 goals. Seniors Emily and Katie Hazlett each had 2 goals for the Rams. Sophomore CC Hackl had a 3-point night with 1 goal and 2 assists.

Even though Riverview did not win the District Championship, their #7 ranking in the FHSAA 2A division gives them an at-large bid in the FHSAA Regional Playoffs.
2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 11


Lakewood Ranch Mustangs vs. Riverview Rams (@ Manatee HS)

The Riverview Rams Varsity Girls defeated the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs, 20-12 at Manatee High School in the District 11 semi-finals. The Rams will play Manatee on Thursday, April 13, for the District Championship. Junior Susan Lowther had a record night for the Rams, scoring a single game record of 16 points (9 Goals/7 Assists), as well as picking up her 100th goal of the 2023 season. She also had 17 draw controls at the circle. Senior Emily Hazlett scored 4 goals and sophomore CC Hackl picked up 3 goals for Riverview. Hailey Domenick played well on defense, snagging 5 groundballs for the Rams. Riverview’s senior goalkeeper, Mia Rey recorded 11 saves between the pipes.

Riverview dominated at the draw circle, winning 79% of the draws (26-for-33). In addition to Lowther’s 17 draw controls, Hackl picked up 7 DCs, as well.
2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 11


Venice Indians vs. Riverview Rams (SENIOR NIGHT)🎓

Senior Night at the Ram Bowl!
The Riverview Rams (11-6, 4-0) Varsity Girls faced the Venice Indians (2-4) in a District 11 matchup and cruised to a 16-6 victory, with eight different Rams scoring for Riverview. Susan Lowther led Riverview’s scoring with 7 points (3G/4A), Clementine Silver-Schwartz had 6 points (3G/3A) and CC Hackl had 5 points (4G/1A) to go along with 3 groundballs and 1 takeaway. Venice’s scoring was led by Alessandra James with 4 goals. Junior Susan Lowther reached career milestones of 301 points, 201 goals and 100 assists in the game for Riverview.

Congratulations to our four Seniors!
Emily Hazlett – 2 goals, 2 groundballs

Katie Hazlett – 1 goal, 3 assists, 1 groundball and 1 takeaway
Clementine Silver-Schwartz – 3 goals, 3 assists and 1 groundball
Mia Rey – 6 saves


Newsome Wolves vs. Riverview Rams

Rams Win on Last Second Goal by Lowther!

The Riverview Rams (10-6, 3-0) Varsity girls hosted the Newsome Wolves (10-3-1) at the Ram Bowl on Monday evening. Coming into the game against Newsome, the Riverview Rams Varsity Girls program had played the Wolves program four times since 2020, losing all four games by an average of over 9 goals. This game would be a different story, as the Rams were able to overcome a 9-7 deficit in the second half and tie up the game on goals by senior Emily Hazlett and a left-handed goal by junior Susan Lowther with 3:09 remaining in regulation to tie the game. With under 2 minutes left in regulation, and Newsome with possesion, Lowther chased down Newsome’s leading scorer, Mia Proctor and was able to force a turnover and takeaway for the Rams. With just 91 seconds remaining in regulation, and possession of the ball, Coach McLeod called a timeout for Riverview to setup one last play. As the clock wound down under 10 seconds, Riverview’s leading scorer (and leading scorer in the Nation), Lowther found her way through triple-team coverage and sniped the final shot past Newsome’s sophomore goalie Macey Clay for the game winning goal, just prior to the final horn sounding, securing Riverview’s first win against Newsome, and a 10-9 victory.

Not enough can be said about the play of Riverview’s senior goalie, Mia Rey. With Newsome winning 65% of the draws, the Wolves’ offense peppered Rey with 21 shots, but she made 12 saves in the game, including 6 critical saves in the 2nd half. Riverview’s scoring was led by Lowther with 6 points (5G/1A) and sophomore Caroline Steinwachs with 2 goals. CC Hackl, Dra Hernandez and Emily Hazlett also scored for the Rams.

Newsome’s scoring was led by juniors Mia Proctor and Gracie Ochoa, each with 4 goals for the Wolves.

Game Winning Goal – #18 Susan Lowther


Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks

The Riverview Rams (9-6, 3-0) made their second road trip of the week down to Naples and faced the Gulf Cost Sharks (9-2). The Rams took an 8-7 lead into halftime, as six different Rams were able to score against the Sharks. The second half was a different story, as Gulf Coast made some key defensive adjustments and were able to stymie the Rams, allowing only 8 shots on goal, and more importantly, only 3 Riverview goals. At the same time, 7 different Sharks would find the back of the net for Gulf Coast, leading to a 15-11 victory.

Riverview’s scoring was led by junior Susan Lowther with 5 points (2G/3A), sophomore Caroline Steinwachs with 3 goals, and senior Celmentine Silver-Schwartz with 3 points (2G/1A). Riverview sophomore Meghan Cox played well on defense for the Rams, snagging 3 groundballs, and 2 takeaways. Senior Mia Rey had 8 saves in goal for Riverview.


Riverview Rams @ Barron Collier Cougars

The Riverview Rams Varsity Girls (9-5, 3-0) made the first of two road trips to Naples this week for an evening matchup against the Barron Collier Cougars (6-4, 1-0). The Rams jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead in the first half, scoring 7 goals in the first 5 minutes. The Cougars mounted a slight comeback, scoring 4 goals in-a-row to cut the Riverview lead in half, 8-4. But, by the end of the first half, Riverview was up 11-5, and the defense clamped down in the second half, giving up only 3 goals, securing the 19-8 victory.  Riverview’s scoring was lead by junior Susan Lowther with 8 points (5G/3A), sophomore Caroline Steinwachs with 7 points (6G/1A) and sophomore CC Hackl with 4 goals. Lowther (13) and Steinwachs (7) would combine for 20 draw controls and 8 ground balls.

Barron Collier’s scoring was lead by junior Nicole Kuhl and freshmen Makenna Swords, each with 3 goals, with Kuhl scoring her 3rd goal with only 1 second remaining in the game.

The Rams will be right back in Naples again on Saturday, with a 12:00PM matchup against the Gulf Coast Sharks (7-2).


Cardinal Mooney Cougars vs. Riverview Rams

The Riverview Rams (8-5, 3-0) Varsity Girls hosted the Cardinal Mooney Cougars (4-5) in a non-district matchup on Monday evening. Controlling nearly 74% of the draws (25-for-34), the Rams took advantage of the extra possessions and cruised to a 23-9 victory over the Cougars. Junior Susan Lowther tallied 13 points in the game (6G/7A), to set a new, single-game Riverview record for most points in a game. Sophomores CC Hackl and Caroline Steinwachs added 6 goals and 4 goals, respectively. Lowther had 12 draw controls, as well. When the final horn sounded, eight different Rams contributed to the scoring frenzy.

Junior Morgan Costallos led Cardinal Mooney’s scoring with 5 goals.



Riverview Rams @ Community School of Naples Seahawks

Playing their second road game in as many nights, the Riverview Rams (7-5, 3-0) Varsity Girls made the 105 mile road trip to Naples to take on the Community School of Naples (5-1) in a non-district matchup. The Rams jumped out to a 7-6 lead at halftime, but the 2nd half shooting barrage by CSN proved too much for the Rams, and the Seahawks soared to a 19-12 victory.

Riverview’s junior Susan Lowther led the scoring with 8 points (5G/3A). Sophomore Caroline Steinwachs tallied 4 goals, along with 11 draw controls. Senior goalie Mia Rey had 11 saves for the Rams.


Riverview Rams @ Berkeley Prep Buccaneers

The Riverview Rams (7-4, 3-0) Varsity Girls lacrosse team traveled to Tampa on Tuesday to take on the Berkeley Prep Buccaneers (6-4, 3-0) in a non-district matchup during Spring Break week. The Rams jumped out to an early 6-4 lead in the first half, with junior Susan Lowther scoring 5 of Riverview’s 6 goals, and assisting on the other goal by sophomore Chloe Hackl. By the time the final horn would sound, Lowther would finish with a total of 12 points, a new, single-game Riverview record for points. Hackl scored a career-best, 5 goals, as well for the Rams, to go along with her 3 draw controls and 3 groundballs. Sophomore Caroline Steinwachs had 8 draw control wins for the Rams.

Berkeley’s freshmen draw specialist, Luca Mastrandrea scored 5 goals.