The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020

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The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020

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The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020


17. Caitlyn Wurzburger

American Heritage (Delray Beach, Fla.) attack Caitlyn Wurzburger (Photo: Charlyn Bradshaw)

School: American Heritage (Delray Beach, Florida)
Sport: Lacrosse
Position: Attacker
College: North Carolina

In American Heritage lacrosse’s third year of eligibility —2018 — the team won the FHSAA championship.

That wasn’t luck. Caitlyn Wurzburger, who was named a captain in the seventh grade, was a sensation. The No. 1-ranked player on Insider Lacrosse, has incredible stick skills. She’s fast. She’s clearly good a leader.

Wurzburger became the first eighth grade girls lacrosse player to score 100 goals and 100 assists in a single season, according to Inside Lacrosse. Then she did it again.

She hasn’t missed that mark since.

The star has now tallied 100 goals and 100 assists for four seasons in a row, most recently totaling 103 of each and being named the Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County girls player of the year for the fourth straight time. She had 30 ground balls and won 70 percent of faceoffs, according to the Sun Sentinel.

American Heritage won another division championship last year, Wurzburger was named the best player in the tournament, winning the Heather Leigh Albert Award, according to US Lax Magazine.

The star committed to Syracuse in eighth grade, but decommitted and instead decided on North Carolina. In an exhibition game with the US U19 team in June against pro and college athletes, Wurzburger scored three goals and three assists, including a behind-the-back shot.

Over her career, Wurzburger has 406 goals and 429 assists, which is a national record of 835 points, according to Team USA. How far can she extend that record this year as she wraps up her prolific high school tenure?


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