Darien's Matheis named nation's top attack


ESPNHS completes its countdown to the ESPN 100 lacrosse rankings today for the Class of 2012, with its list of the nation's top attacks.

Darien (Conn.)'s Case Matheis, a Duke commit, holds the top spot, while a handful of other New Englanders populate the list.

The entire list can be found here. New Englanders making the list are below:

1. Case Matheis, Darien (Darien, Conn.), Duke

Matheis made ESPNHS All-American second team for his play this past spring. The future Blue Devil has been arguably one of the top lacrosse players in the country the past two seasons. Matheis was named MSG Varsity Tri-State Player of the Year that includes Long Island and Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The two-time All-American is the all-time assists leader at Darien.

3. Mikey Morris, Salisbury (Salisbury, Conn.), Johns Hopkins

Morris hails from the box style of lacrosse in Canada. The crafty and quick attackman has a great swim move and low to high shot on goal. Morris only played eleven games this past spring for Salisbury due to a knee injury, though he managed to score 20 goals and tallied 14 assists.

9. Seamus Connelly, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), Duke

Connelly had a productive 2011 season for Duxbury and throughout the summer. The rising senior had 55 points (35 goals, 20 assists) for the 2011 State Champions. Connelly was named King of the Hill All-Star this summer and was invited to tryout for Team USA.

The Next 15

18. Sean Conners, Deerfield (Deerfield, Mass.), Princeton