Title IX at 50: Scane, Whiteside Alone on 400-Goal, 500-Point Girls Lacrosse Lists
By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor
May 24, 2022
When Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood junior Isabelle Scane and East Grand Rapids sophomore Audrey Whiteside combined to score nine goals during the 2017 Division 2 Girls Lacrosse Final, it was more than just a chance championship game meeting.
They represented two of the finest programs in the state, which have made a combined 13 title game appearances and won a combined 10 Division 2 championships. Scane and Whiteside also would go on to combine for 870 career goals as the only players in MHSAA history to eclipse 400.
Scane in 2017 would score her single-season career-best 146 goals – fourth-most in MHSAA history for one spring – on the way to setting the career record of 461 goals from 2015-18.
Whiteside’s jolt to the record book would come two seasons later as a senior, when her 149 goals in 26 games tied for second-most in one season as she finished a career that saw her score 409 total from 2016-19.
Whiteside also set the single-season points record that season with 208 (including 59 assists), and she’s second on the career points list with 523 – with only Scane’s 577 listed above her and they the only two with at least 500.
High school lacrosse was only the start for the pair. Scane has missed this season with an injury, but in 2021 set Northwestern single-game (10) and single-season (98) goals records in being named Big Ten Attacker of the Year. Whiteside this season scored 40 goals with a team-high 35 assists for Central Michigan as it advanced to the NCAA Tournament before falling to Scane’s Wildcats in a first-round game. Whiteside was named the Mid-American Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.
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Oct. 26: Coach Clegg Sets Championship Standard at Grand Blanc - Read
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Sept. 28: Taylor Kennedy Gymnasts Earn Fame as 1st Champions - Read
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PHOTOS (Left) Cranbrook Kingswood's Isabelle Scane is introduced before the start of the 2018 Division 2 Final. (Right) East Grand Rapids' Audrey Whiteside sprints downfield during the 2019 Division 2 championship game. (Photos by Hockey Weekly Action Photos.)
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