Eight area high school lacrosse teams placed seniors on the All-American and Academic All-American boys and girls teams announced by U.S. Lacrosse.

Eight area high school lacrosse teams placed seniors on the All-American and Academic All-American boys and girls teams announced by U.S. Lacrosse.

Attacker Ryan Borcherding of Dublin Coffman, attacker Leo Horine and defender John Horner of Dublin Jerome, defender Kyle Moses of Olentangy and midfielder Luke Treece and attacker Cam Williams of Upper Arlington were boys first-team All-Americans.

In addition, UA midfielder Ben Grindle-deGraff, Hilliard Davidson defender Matt Arthur and Westerville Central midfielder Jake Marburger were named Academic All-Americans.

UA attacker Adriane Ghidotti was the only central Ohio girls player named first-team All-American. Wellington attacker Grace Korandovich and Thomas Worthington midfielder Lily Yednock were honorable mention selections.

Horine and Horner helped Jerome finish 19-1 overall and win the Division II state title with a 13-4 win over Hunting Valley University School in the final on June 4 at Westerville Central.

Moses said he tried to show no emotion after coach Mike Kinney told him he had been selected as Olentangy's first All-American. Moses, who has signed to play at High Point University in North Carolina, thought Kinney might be kidding.

"When my coach told me I was nominated, I was excited more than anything else, but I thought I didn't have any chance of earning the honor," Moses said. "When (Kinney) told me later I was selected, I wanted to scream and yell, but my coach is a little bit of a jokester, so I didn't do anything.

"I knew that I had put the time and the effort in and went to a lot of summer tournaments, but I was very surprised."

Ghidotti, an honorable mention All-American last year, said she found out before the Golden Bears' Division I state semifinal against Hudson on June 3 that she had made first-team All-American.

"Paul Caldwell (the former Coffman coach who runs the NorthStar summer league) called me and said, 'I don't want to put any pressure on you, but you were just named first-team All-American,'" said Ghidotti, who scored three goals in a 13-11 win over Hudson. "I was like, 'Oh great, now there's a ton of pressure.' It was very exciting for me and gave me a lot of extra energy."

Ghidotti, a University of Connecticut signee, said dealing with expectations in lacrosse is a way of life at UA. The girls team, which lost to Medina 14-13 in the state title game and finished 16-5 overall, has reached the state final the past four years, while the boys team had a string of 19 consecutive state final appearances snapped this season with a 10-4 loss to Worthington Kilbourne in a Central Region final on May 28.

"The tradition is so rich at Upper Arlington," Ghidotti said. "We all have to live up to this (standard of) excellence."