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Governor's Duryea tops girls' lax goalies list

October, 19, 2011
Our friends over in the ESPNHS lacrosse office, including Tom Peace, have released their list of the Top 25 girls' lacrosse goaltenders for the upcoming season.

There was only one New Englander to crack the list, but Governor's Academy's Kelsey Duryea, a Beverly native and Duke commit, topped this year's list.

Here's what Peace had to say:
"Duryea was named ESPNHS Second Team All-American and was the starting goalie for the US Under-19 team who won the gold medal this past summer. Duryea had nine saves in the Gold Medal game against Australia."

The entire rankings can be found here.

ESPNHS Top 50 lacrosse juniors announced

October, 12, 2011
ESPN High Schools released its boys' lacrosse rankings for the Top 50 juniors in the country today and six New Englanders cracked the list.

The entire rankings are located here, but here's a look at the locals on the list.

8. Tate Jozokos, Governor's Academy (Byfield, Mass.), Attack, North Carolina

18. Matthew Ryan, Phillips Exeter (Exeter, N.H.), Longstick midfielder

29. Shane Simpson, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.), Midfielder, North Carolina

31. Jeffrey Kratky, Taft School (Watertown, Conn.), Faceoff

32. Adam Hardej, Groton School (Groton, Mass.), Midfielder, Princeton

40. Austin Shanks, Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.), Attack

Top 25 middies, LSM's announced

September, 14, 2011
ESPN High Schools continued its countdown of the Top 25 rising lacrosse seniors at each position today with a look at the midfielders.

Phillips Andover's Joe Kruy was first among the New Englanders represented on the list at No. 12.

In addition, the long stick middies were in focus last week, with Dover-Sherborn product Dickson Smith leading the list of locals at No. 5. The complete LSM list can be found here.

12. Joe Kruy, Phillips Andover (Andover, Mass.), Duke
18. Oliver Saffery, Wellesley (Wellesley, Mass.), Gettysburg
25. Billy Heidt, Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.), Dartmouth

Longstick midfielders:
5. Dickson Smith, Holderness School (Holderness, N.H.), Virginia
Smith is a 6-foot-4 long stick midfielder who is versatile and can play close defense as well. The rising senior has a smooth style and uses his large frame and long arms to make good checks. Smith was named to the New England Underclass team at the Under Armour games, which won the event title.

7. Reilly Naton, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), Yale
Naton does a great job bringing the ball up field and then looking to dump the ball off to one of his more skilled shooters and collects the easy assist. The Duxbury rising senior plays the wing on face offs and is always there to get the ground ball off the face. Naton will be a special player at the next level.

11. Corey Wisnowski, Berkshire (Sheffield, Mass.), undecided
17. James Burke, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), Penn State
23. Steve Brown, St. Sebastian's (Quincy, Mass.), Middlebury

O'Keefe, Coady among Top 25 defensemen

August, 31, 2011
ESPN High Schools continued its feature on the Top 25 lacrosse rising seniors at each position today with a look at the defensemen.

New England was again well represented with six players making the cut, including two Massachusetts talents with Matt O'Keefe of Duxbury and BB&N's Chris Coady.

For a look at lacrosse ranking expert Tom Peace's full list click here.

Here's how the locals ranked:
4.Tanner Scales, Salisbury (Salisbury, Conn.), Virginia
Scales was named First Team All-American and New England Defender of the Year. Scales is a leader on the field and is very athletic. He sticks with his attackman and is quick to scoop up the groundballs.

6. Matt O’Keefe, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), Johns Hopkins
O’Keefe is a coach’s dream on defense. He is a leader, he is aggressive, and he clears the ball with precision. Being the Quarterback for the Duxbury football team gives O’Keefe the intangibles to be a great defender at the next level.

12. Tony Britton, Darien (Darien, Conn.), Cornell

14. Bob Fahey, Bishop Guertin (Nashua, N.H.), undecided

17. A.J. Carfora, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.), Penn State

23. Chris Coady, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (Cambridge, Mass.), Duke