Boston High School: Will Ryan

New Englanders fill up Power 100 ranking

August, 13, 2012
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An interesting read today by Inside Lacrosse's Geoff Shannon in the magazine's recruiting issue, ranking the 100 top incoming freshmen in the nation.

The New England region is well represented in the list with 15 players, including the top-rated overall prospect, attack Case Matheis of Darien, Conn., a Duke signee. In addition, there were four MIAA-based players in the rankings, led by ESPN Boston Mr. Lacrosse Max Randall of Duxbury (No. 50 - Dartmouth).

Here's how the locals ranked:

(The entire list can be found here.)

1. Case Matheis A Darien (Conn.) Duke
12. Mikey Morris A Salisbury School (Conn.) Johns Hopkins
17. Henry West M Darien (Conn.) Cornell
22. Ian Ardrey A Deerfield (Mass.) Harvard
23. Sammy Davis M Governor's Academy (Mass.) Penn State
29. Luke Aaron G Deerfield (Mass.) Duke
37. Tony Britton D Darien (Conn.) Cornell
39. Will Ryan G Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Johns Hopkins
50. Max Randall D Duxbury (Mass.) Dartmouth
65. Bob Fahey D Bishop Guertin (N.H.) UMass
75. Tommy Labidini M Salisbury School (Conn.) Loyola
77. Reilly Naton D Duxbury (Mass.) Yale
82. Paul Hellar A Duxbury (Mass.) Fairfield
90. Sean Connors A Deerfield (Mass.) Princeton
99. Greg Stamatov G Foxborough (Mass.) Villanova

All-American lacrosse rosters announced

May, 18, 2012
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Several Massachusetts-based lacrosse players, along with host New England talent, were named to the Under Armour All-American game's boys' and girls' rosters on Thursday.

Duxbury defender Max Randall and Beverly's Will Ryan, goaltender at Avon Old Farms (Conn.), will represent the Bay State on the North boys' roster. They will be joined by a talented trio from Darien (Conn.) representing New England, as Blue Wave defender Tony Britton, attack Case Matheis and midfielder Henry West all made the squad.

Also, Deerfield Academy goaltender Luke Aaron, a native of Great Falls, Va., will play with the South squad.

On the girls' side, Massachusetts is well represented with six players. Lincoln-Sudbury's Madison Acton, Thayer Academy's Bryn Boucher (Hningham) and Westwood's Laura McHoul will all patrol the midfield on the North roster while Andover's Anne Farnham and Needham's Tory Waldstein will bolster the defensive corps in front of Governor's Academy goaltender Kelsey Duryea (Beverly).

The Under Armour All-American game will be played at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University in Towson, Md., on June 30. The girls’ All-American game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 8 p.m. The boys' game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 8 p.m.

The complete game rosters can be found here.

ESPNHS 100 lacrosse rankings unveiled

October, 5, 2011
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ESPNHS unveils its first Top 100 rankings for the Class of 2012, and the list is littered with local flavor.

One week after being named the nation's top attack by ESPNHS, Darien (Conn.) High's Case Matheis is ranked as the nation's top overall player; Salisbury (Conn.) attack Mikey Morris comes in at No. 7, while Deerfield Academy goalie Luke Aaron rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

Three members of Duxbury's MIAA Division 1 state championship squad last spring are ranked in the top 60 -- Matt O'Keefe (32), Seamus Connelly (36) and Reilly Naton (51).

The full list can be found here. The locals populating the ESPNHS 100 are listed below:


1. Case Matheis, Attack, Darien (Darien, Conn.) - Duke
7. Mikey Morris, Attack, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) - Johns Hopkins
10. Luke Aaron, Goalie, Deerfield Academy (Deerfield, Mass.) - Duke
26. Tanner Scales, Defender, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) - Virginia
32. Matt O'Keefe, Defender, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.) - Johns Hopkins
36. Seamus Connelly, Attack, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.) - Duke
39. Dickson Smith, LSM, Holdnerness School (Holderness, N.H.) - Virginia
44. Joe Kruy, Midfielder, Philips Andover (Andover, Mass.) - Duke
51. Reilly Naton, LSM, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.) - Yale
61. Oliver Saffery, Midfielder, Wellesley (Wellesley, Mass.) - Gettysburg
64. Will Ryan, Goalie, Avon Old Farms (Avon, Conn.) - Johns Hopkins
65. Connor Darcey, Goalie, Wellesley (Wellesley, Mass.) - Penn State
71. Sean Conners, Attack, Deerfield Academy (Deerfield, Mass.) - Princeton
83. Bob Fahey, Defender, Bishop Guertin (Nashua, N.H.) - Undecided
93. Corey Wisnowski, LSM, Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.) - Undecided
96. Billy Heidt, Midfielder, Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.) - Dartmouth
100. Greg Stamatov, Goalie, Foxborough (Foxborough, Mass.) - Villanova


Top 25 goalies has New England flair

August, 24, 2011
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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

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