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Top 25 goalies has New England flair

8/24/2011

ESPN High Schools began its look at the Top 25 Seniors on the Rise in lacrosse across the nation and kicked off the countdowns with a look at the goaltenders today.

Local talent was well represented on the list with five New Englanders making the cut. Here's how they stacked up:

1. Luke Aaron, Deerfield Academy (Deerfield, Mass.), Duke

Aaron has good field awareness and his footwork is terrific. He led Deerfield to a championship season and also played on the Washington D.C. underclass team at the Under Armour games.

7. Will Ryan, Avon Old Farms (Avon, Conn.), Delaware

Ryan will succeed at the next level. He is a big kid and doesn’t allow easy shots on cage. He played on the underclass team from New England at the Under Armour games, which won the tournament.

8. Conor Darcey, Wellesley (Wellesley, Mass.), Penn State

A 2011 Warrior 40 selection, Darcy is always around the crease making saves. He has been in the net for Wellesley since he was a sophomore, where he had a 71 percent save percentage.

14. Greg Stamatov, Foxborough (Foxborough, Mass.), Villanova

17. Douglas Gouchoe, Concord-Carlisle (Concord, Mass.), Air Force