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Harpeth Hall lacrosse claims state title in storied rivalry

State Lacrosse Champions

The rivalry is intense.

Only once in the history of the Tennessee Girls Lacrosse Association has the state championship game not included either the Harpeth Hall Honeybears or the Hutchison Sting. Four times in years past, the two teams faced off against each other for the title.

On Saturday, they met for the fifth time.

This year — for the first time in more than a decade — the Honeybears came out victorious, claiming a 14-7 win over the Sting and the 2022 TGLA state championship. It marked the Honeybear’s first state lacrosse title since 2008. Sophomore Charlotte Myers scored her 100th goal of the season during the game, propelling the team to victory. 

The state championship adds to a year of remarkable athletic achievements for Harpeth Hall. Honeybear Nation now celebrates four state championships in 2021-2022 school year, with lacrosse joining trophies won by cross country, soccer, and riflery. 

“An incredible end to an incredible season, by an incredible team,” Harpeth Hall Director of Athletics Kylene Lee said. “From the starters on the field to the energy on the bench, this team has demonstrated what it’s like to be a Honeybear — and it started with the coaching staff. I am proud of all of them.”

The victory came behind the strategy and skill of Coach Megan Clark, who has led Harpeth Hall lacrosse since 2016. Coach Clark is a three-time All-American lacrosse player and a 2017 Lacrosse Coach of the Year. She has been inducted into the James Madison University Hall of Fame, U.S. Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter, and Chesapeake Chapter Hall of Fame. 

She is the owner and head coach of TNLAX Club lacrosse program and has more than 20 years of college and high school coaching experience.

Harpeth Hall seniors celebrate with the lacrosse teams 2022 state title win over Hutchison.

This season, she coached a team of eight seniors and a very talented squad of underclassmen, including a sophomore trio of all-region and national tournament team members Charlotte, Liza Brown, Taylor McCall, and fellow junior honoree Grace Moore.

Leading into the state tournament, Charlotte was also named honorable mention for USA Lacrosse girls player of the week, which recognizes the most outstanding individual performances in high school girls lacrosse.

HONEYBEAR HISTORY

Harpeth Hall has now won four state championships in a school year three times in school history. 

  • 2001-2002: Cross country, volleyball, swimming and diving, and track and field
  • 2003-2004: Cross country, swimming and diving, lacrosse, and track and field
  • 2021-2022: Cross country, soccer, riflery, and lacrosse