Several McKinney lacrosse high school girls participated in the invitation-only Inside Lacrosse Texas Girls Invitational held earlier this month. The clinic, headlined by Dallas native and two-time NCAA national champion Taylor Thornton (Hockaday HS 2009; Northwestern Univ. 2013), brought 70 of the state’s top players together. The girls were split up into four different teams throughout an hour-long clinic and worked on multiple facets of their game: offensive shooting, unsettled offensive and defensive scenarios, defensive footwork and draw control technique.

After the clinic, the teams competed against one another in a series of games that showcased just how much talent is up-and-coming in the nation’s southwest territory.

The McKinney high school players selected were Megan Carney, Coco Creedon, Molly Johnson, Anna Keebler, Maddie Lancaster and Sydney Lawrence. Carney and Keebler were also selected for their stand out performance to the all-tournament team.

The McKinney Lacrosse Club supports teams at the youth level for boys and girls in grades first through eighth, as well as JV and Varsity high school programs. Signups for the spring season open are ongoing, and the Club welcomes beginner players who want to give lacrosse a try. Visit for more information.