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ESPN Boston boys' lacrosse All-State team

6/26/2012

FIRST TEAM

G - Doug Gouchoe, Sr., Concord-Carlisle

The Air Force-bound goalie backstopped the Patriots to their fourth state title and an undefeated season. The Eastern Mass. All-American recorded a .682 save percentage this season.

D - Max Randall, Sr., Duxbury

A true shut-down defender, the 5-foot-10 pole always drew the matchup of the opposing team’s top offensive threat. Randall, who will continue his lacrosse career at Dartmouth College next season, was named an Eastern Mass. All-American and also earned ESPN Boston All-State football consideration as a linebacker on the Dragons’ repeat Super Bowl title squad.

LSM - James Burke, Sr., Duxbury

One of the most dynamic talents in the state, the Penn State-bound long-stick did a little bit of everything for the Dragons, from winning ground balls off the wing on faceoffs to providing hounding defense. An Eastern Mass. All-American, Burke was also an ESPN Boston All-State football defensive team selection on.

LSM - Ryan Cassidy, Sr., Wellesley

Leading one of the state’s top defensive units, Cassidy led the Raiders to the Division 2 EMass finals at Harvard Stadium. On the season, the Amherst College-bound long-stick collected 175 ground balls.

LSM - Reilly Naton, Sr., Duxbury

Paired on the wing with Burke on Duxbury’s face-off set, the Yale commit was one of the state’s best players during the last couple of years. In addition to winning three state titles with the Dragons, Naton was also a starting safety on two Duxbury Super Bowl title-winning football teams.

M - Kurt Hunziker, Sr., Masconomet

One of the most physically intimidating forces in the state, the 6-foot-3 linebacker/tight end/midfielder extraordinaire was a force. Hunziker, a UMass-Amherst signee, earned back-to-back Eastern Mass. All-American nods in his junior and senior seasons.

M - Billy Polk, Sr., Dover-Sherborn

Among the top faceoff men in the state, the two-time All-American was also a scoring threat for the first-time Division 3 state champions. Also a multi-sport athlete, Polk plans to play both football and lacrosse at Colby College.

M - Kyle Soroka, Sr., Acton-Boxborough

A key element to the Colonials rise to prominence in the Dual County League this season. The Middlebury-bound middie was named an All-American after scoring 30 goals with 39 assists.

A - Kevin Blair, Sr., Hingham

A two-time Eastern Mass. All-American, Blair has been one of the most feared scorers in the state and was an ESPN Boston All-State second-teamer last season. Blair, who finished with over 100 points on the season, will attend Providence College next year.

A - Paul Hellar, Sr., Duxbury

While Duxbury’s defense got most of the headlines, Hellar proved the Dragons could score in bunches as well. The All-American was the fulcrum of the Duxbury attack and has signed a Letter of Intent to play at Fairfield University.

A - Nico Panepinto, Jr., Needham

The Fairfield commit showed why he was one of the most dynamic attacks in the state during the Rockets’ state final tilt with Duxbury. The All-American tallied 54 goals with 30 assists on the season.

Faceoff specialist – Henry Narlee, Jr., Duxbury

Ask any member of Duxbury’s coaching staff or its players and they’ll tell you their ninth state title in the last decade started at the faceoff X with Narlee. The midfielder won a high percentage of his draws and was more than capable of finishing on the rush as well.

Second Team

G - Connor Darcey, Sr., Wellesley

G - Jared Fong, Sr., Weston

G - Greg Stamatov, Sr., Foxborough

D - Matt O'Keefe, Sr., Duxbury

LSM - John Sexton, Soph., Lincoln-Sudbury

M - Henry Guild, Jr., Lincoln-Sudbury

M - Mark Riley, Sr., Needham

M - Chris Williams, Sr., Duxbury

A - Tucker Ciessau, Jr., Scituate

A - Jay Drapeau, Soph., Wesford Academy

A - Ben Melaugh, Sr., Billerica

Faceoff specialist – Clay Richard, Sr., Medfield

Best of the Rest - Honorable Mention

Henry Bumpus, Sr. D, Concord-Carlisle

Henry Buonagurio, Sr. G, Duxbury

Cody Carbone, Sr. A, North Reading

Matt Comerford, Jr. G, Reading

Jeff Desko, Sr. A, St. John’s (Shrewsbury)

Jackson Finigan, Sr. M, Concord-Carlisle

Conor Healy, Sr. A, Algonquin

Stephen Iodice, Sr. D, Weston

Cam Joyce, Sr. A, Archbishop Williams

Matt McIver, Sr. A, Andover

Tyler McKelvie, Sr. A, Acton-Boxborough

Cabot Noyce, Sr. A, Norwell

Joey Pasquale, Sr. A, Weston

D.J. Smith, Jr. G, Billerica

Tom Stanton, Sr. M, Catholic Memorial

Ian Yanulis, Jr. D, BC High

Coach of the Year

Tom Dalicandro, Concord-Carlisle