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Behind the scenes at the Warrior 40

August, 15, 2012
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The Warrior 40 brings together 40 of the best high school lacrosse players in the country for two days of competition and camaraderie, but what many people see is the competition that happens on the field.

Here are some news and notes from behind the scenes.

What’s In a Name

If ESPNHS were to do an All-Name team there is no doubt St. Mark’s (Dallas) defender Bear Goldstein would make the list.

But he might have to make the list twice since Bear is not Goldstein’s birth name, but a nickname.

The rising senior’s given name is Sierra Moon. According to Goldstein’s father Robert, it took a few days for them to give their newborn an official name so they took to calling him their little bear and the nickname stuck.

“Even his report cards come home with Bear on them,” Robert said. “Nobody calls him Sierra.”

Sierra is named after the mountain range and keeps with the family theme. Bear’s older sister is Everest Star.

Giving Back

As part of the athletes' Day 1 activities they worked with Special Olympic athletes to show them how to play lacrosse.

Athletes from both camps were jovial as players showed the Olympians how to scoop, throw and shoot.

“It was awesome. I’ve worked with Notre Dame School, which is a school for special needs in Dallas and I love coming out and teaching the kids how to do this stuff,” Dallas Jesuit goalie Daniel Morris said. “When I see them smile it puts a smile on my face.”

Old-timers

A first for the Warrior 40 was the selection of five players that participated in the event last year.

Wilkins Dismuke from Rock Canyon (Lone Tree, Colo.), Nick Fields from Bullis (Potomac, Md.), Danny Fowler from Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.), Justin Guterding from Garden City (N.Y.) and Mac Pons from Boys’ Latin (Baltimore) are the first two-time selections in Warrior 40 history.

“I feel a little more like I belong this year,” Fowler said. “Last year I was the young kid coming up and I was still getting recruited. This year I can loosen up a little bit and just have fun.”

Being in the group of returnees, the players have been thrust into the role of advisor to the first-year athletes.

“A lot of the guys are asking me questions like ‘what’s next,’” Guterding said. “I just tell them to follow the schedule.”

Austin Shanks
Mike Loveday/ESPNHSAustin Shanks shows his Canadian pride by applying tape to his Warrior 40 lacrosse stick.
Rep Your Country

This year marks the first year the Warrior 40 became a multi-national event with the selection of two Canadian players to the roster: Jeremy Bosher from Norkam Senior (Kamloops, British Columbia) and Austin Shanks from Ontario.

Shanks is already committed to Michigan.

Both players realize the opportunity to represent their country and be counted among some of the best high school lacrosse players in North America.

“From where Canada was and where it is now we’re a lot more noticed now,” Shanks said. “Before we didn’t get many looks. Now coaches and scouts weigh it even with the U.S. now. It’s cool how far Canada’s come.”

“We’re not only representing ourselves, but part of Canada,” Bosher added. “It’s a huge honor. I know there’s a ton of guys back home that could be here.”

Shanks is made sure his country was represented during the game by using tape with the Canadian Maple Leaf on his stick.

Team Dojo wins Warrior 40; Dismuke MVP

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Wilkins DismukeAndrew Fielding/ESPNHSWilkins Dismuke earned his second Warrior 40 overall MVP award after scoring five goals in a 16-14 victory for Team Dojo.
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The streak is over.

Team Dojo (Blue) defeated Team Burn (Orange) 16-14 to win its first Warrior 40 final competition at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., Wednesday.

Wilkins Dismuke from Rock Canyon (Littleton, Colo.) was named the overall MVP for the second-straight year after scoring five goals, including four goals in the fourth quarter for Dojo.

“I was more nervous coming into this year then I was last year,” Dismuke said. “I felt like there was a little more pressure this year so it means a lot to win overall MVP. I didn’t want to come out and not play well this year after earning MVP last year.”

The Johns Hopkins commit scored his second and third goals to put DoJo up 13-11 in the fourth quarter then followed it up with two of the game’s final three goals to seal the victory.

Back and Forth

Three goals was the biggest lead for either team until the final few minutes.

Burn, which had won the previous two Warrior 40 final competitions, jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, but Dojo roared back with two goals and an assist by Jordan Evans from Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.) and the teams ended the first tied at 4-4. The first and second quarters ended with the teams tied.

Coronado (Las Vegas) rising senior Kieran Eissler scored with 2:41 remaining to push DoJo’s lead to 15-12. Dismuke’s fifth goal with 1:47 remaining pushed the lead to 16-12, but goals by Burn's Dylan Maltz and Tim Rotanz capped the final two goals of the contest.

Most Valuable

Rotanz from Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.) finished the game with four goals and one assist for Burn and was named Offensive MVP.

“I didn’t expect it at all. I finished eating my sandwich during the (team) picture so I was obviously unprepared,” Rotanz said.

Daniel Morris from Dallas Jesuit (Dallas) earned the Defensive MVP award after recording nine saves in the first half for Burn.

“It means a lot to me. It really shows the growth of lacrosse across the U.S. and in Texas,” Morris said of two players from non-traditional hotbeds earning MVP honors. “It nice to show that we have some skills.”

Box Score

Dojo 16, Burn 14

Dojo Leaders

Goals: 5 Dismuke; 3 Justin Guterding, Garden City (N.Y.); Evans; 2 Eissler; 1 Tate Jozokos, Governor's Academy (Byfield, Mass.); Ryan Lukacovic, Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.); Hayes McGinley, University School (Huntington Valley, Ohio). Assists: 2 Ian King, St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio): Ground Balls: 7 Steve Larson, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.): Saves: 7 Jake Kennedy, Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.); 3 Danny Fowler, Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.).

Burn Leaders

Goals: 4 Rotanz; 2 JT Blubaugh, St. Francis DeSales (Columbus, Ohio); Connor Cazzizzaro, Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.); Dylan Maltz, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.); Matt Rambo, La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.); 1 Colin MacIlvennie, East Side Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.); Austin Shanks, Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.). Assists: 2 Connor Cannizzaro, Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.); Austin Shanks, Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.); Jake Woodring, Eden Prairie (Minn.); Ground Balls: 11 Brian Wegner, Regis Jesuit (Lone Tree, Colo.): Saves: 9 Morris; 7 Brian Balkam, Smithtown East (St. James).

Warrior 40 record goes down after Day 1

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RELATED LINKS: Warrior 40 Day 1 Photo Gallery | Warrior 40 Day 2 Photo Gallery | Warrior 40 Day 3 Photo Gallery

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Four athletes broke the 100 mph mark for the first time in event history as the Warrior 40 kicked off at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Tuesday.

Kieran Eissler from Coronado (Las Vegas) won the fastest shot skill competition with a 103 mph shot in the final to set a new Warrior 40 record.

“Paul Rabil is my idol and when I saw him break the world record I thought if I work hard in the weight room and practice every day I can do that too,” Eissler said. “I’ve been clocking my shot for a year now. I’ve been using weighted shafts and doing everything I can. About six months ago I was in the high 90s and my brother and I were working hard every day and it’s progressively gotten faster week by week. My goal is to hit 106 before the year ends.”

However, Eissler was not the first Warrior 40 athlete to break the century mark. JT Blubaugh from St. Francis DeSales (Columbus, Ohio) set the tone for the day when he laced a 100 mph shot on the third try to break the previous record of 99 mph set by Timothy Stackpole at the 2011 event.

La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.) rising senior Matt Rambo hit 102 and John-Jay (Cross River, N.Y.) defender Jack Lambert hit 101 to make it four players to make it into triple digits.

Rabil, of Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons, set the World Record of 111 mph in 2010.

Better With Age

Nick Fields from Bullis (Potomac, Md.) is one of four returning Warrior 40 athletes. This year the rising senior won the agility competition with a time of 10.41 seconds.

The defender placed in the Top 10 as a sophomore last year, but held the top spot for the entire event this season.

“I knew how to cut and that’s a football thing and we’ve been doing drills for that all summer,” Fields said.

Jack Lambert from John-Jay (Cross River, N.Y.) placed second with a time of 10.65 while Bear Goldstein from St. Mark’s (Dallas) and Garret Van de Ven from Dallas Jesuit (Dallas) tied for third with a time of 10.78.

Mile High Impact

Known as the Mile High City, Denver is one mile above sea level and according to the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau, even finely tuned athletes can feel the difference.

The post on the board’s High Altitude Tips webpage recommends that runners who normally run 10 miles a day opt for six instead, for example.

Ken Clausen was a four-time All-American at the University of Virginia and was drafted by the Denver Outlaws in 2010 and knows a little about the effects of the elevation change.

“I remember the first game I played with the Outlaws. I told the trainer I was going to die. I thought I was going to pass out,” Clausen said. “Even more than playing I remember going up the stairs to my apartment and having to stop and catch my breath.”

But after one day of skills and drills, the effects didn't seem to weigh on the minds of the athletes who are competing 10 miles outside of Denver.

“You can definitely feel it. It’s not too bad, but as you keep going harder and harder you can tell it’s harder to breathe.” Justin Guterding from Garden City (N.Y.) said. “We’re not too worried about it; this is all for fun and I don’t see one guy out here who hasn’t had a smile on his face all day.”

“I’ve noticed it’s not as humid as it is in Florida,” Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) rising senior Devon Lewis said. “You don’t sweat as much out here as you do in Florida and I feel like I’m running better.”

The Warrior 40 athletes take the field at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday as part of the Warrior 40 final competition.

To get live updates, follow ESPNHS Lacrosse editor Mike Loveday on Twitter @ESPNMike in addition to @Warrior40Lax and #Warrior40.

2012 Warrior 40 teams announced

August, 13, 2012
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Freedom wins boys' All-American showcase

July, 28, 2012
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Team FreedomTim CaseyTeam Freedom won the title at the boys' lacrosse Champion All-American Showcase at the ESPNHS Games in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
RELATED: Freedom wins girls' Champion All-American Showcase


Jake Froccaro from Port Washington (N.Y.) scored five goals and won 10 of 13 faceoffs to help lead Team Freedom to an 11-9 victory over Team Spirit on Friday in the championship game of the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse Event championship as part of the ESPNHS Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Froccaro scored three goals and tallied an assist in the fourth quarter to lead a come-from-behind victory that saw Freedom erase a 7-6 deficit.

Team Spirit was led in scoring by Spartanburg (S.C.) attacker John Blackman, who scored three goals in the championship game and totaled 12 for the tournament.

Froccaro and Blackman led all scorers over the course of the three days with 15 and 12 goals, respectively.

In the consolation game, Dan Muller from Massapequa (N.Y.) scored 36 seconds into the first overtime to lift Team Liberty to a 10-9 victory over Team Pride. Liberty goalie Kris Alleyne from Clarkstown South (West Nyack, N.Y.) held Pride scoreless for the fourth quarter and overtime and made seven saves.

Brendan Caputo from Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.) and Sam Becker from Hill-Murray (Maplewood, Minn.) each scored two goals for Pride.

At the conclusion of the tournament each team named MVP and sportsmanship award recipients:

Team Freedom: Sportsmanship: Scott Davis, St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.); MVP: Froccaro.

Team Spirit: Sportsmanship: Chandler Kirby, Corning (N.Y.); MVP: Tanner Scales, Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.).

Team Liberty: Sportsmanship: Alexander Spring, Western Reserve Academy (Columbus, Ohio); MVP: Jibran Ahmad, Hackley School (Tarrytown, N.Y.).

Team Pride: Sportsmanship: Caputo; MVP: Ray Mastroianni, Bridgewater-Raritan (Bridgewater Township, N.J.).

High school flashback with Paul Rabil

July, 12, 2012
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Paul RabilVaughn WinchellPaul Rabil discusses what his life was like as a student at DeMatha Catholic (Md.) from 2003-2005 in the second part of a six-part series.
Paul Rabil plays Major League Lacrosse with the Boston Cannons, but eight years ago he was a high school senior preparing for graduation.

During his three years at DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), Rabil led the lacrosse team to three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championships and totaled 288 career points.

The two-time lacrosse All-American spoke with ESPNHS about his days at DeMatha in the second of a six-part series leading up to the 2012 Warrior 40. Read the first installment here.

The Warrior 40, which takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players.

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Tom's Top 20: Lax Inception

June, 12, 2012
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BEL AIR, Md. -- The summer recruiting circuit is here and to kick it off Lax Inception took place here on June 9-10.

Event organizers invited the top talent from all over the country, ranging from 2013 to 2016 graduating classes, to kickoff the summer.

Coaches from every collegiate level attended the event in hopes to finding the next big star for their programs.

Here is my Top 20 from Day One of Lax Inception.

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State Rankings: Girls' Week 14

June, 11, 2012
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state for girls’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The girls’ POWERADE FAB 50* rankings appear on Tuesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editor and reporters and are not reflective of the media voted POWERADE FAB 50.

Rankings are reflective of games through Saturday, June 9.

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State Rankings: Boys' Week 14

June, 11, 2012
6/11/12
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state* for boys’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The boys’ POWERADE FAB 50 rankings appear on Wednesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editors' and reporters' picks and are not reflective of the vote for the POWERADE FAB 50.

Records are through games played by Saturday, June 9. Only Massachusetts and Maine are still playing and next week’s State Rankings will be the final one of the 2012 season.

Arizona (Season Complete)
1. Brophy Prep (22-2)

California (Season Complete)
1. La Costa Canyon (22-1) 2. Torrey Pines (17-5) 3. St. Ignatius Prep (21-1) 4. Corona Del Mar (24-0) 5. Palos Verdes (20-3)

Colorado (Season Complete)
1. Arapahoe (19-0) 2. Cherry Creek (15-4) 3. Columbine (14-4) 4. Mullen (11-6) 5. Regis Jesuit (12-6)

Connecticut (Season Complete)
1. Darien (20-2) 2. New Canaan (19-4) 3. Fairfield Prep (19-4) 4. Ridgefield (18-5) 5. Simsbury (18-2)

Delaware (Season Complete)
1. Salesianum (16-3)

District of Columbia (Season Complete)
1. Gonzaga (20-1)

Florida (Season Complete)
1. St. Andrew’s (23-2) 2. Lake Highland Prep (20-3) 3. Jupiter (20-3) 4. Ponte Vedra (17-3) 5.
St. Thomas Aquinas (18-4)

Georgia (Season Complete)
1. Lambert (22-0) 2. Milton (18-3) 3. Lassiter (16-3)

Idaho (Season Complete)
1. Timberline (16-7) 2. Coeur d’Alene (13-4)

Illinois (Season Complete)
1. Loyola Academy (17-5)

Indiana (Season Complete)
1. Culver Academy (18-3) 2. Carmel (18-1)

Kentucky (Season Complete)
1. St. Xavier (12-7) 2. Trinity (14-3)

Maine
1. Falmouth (12-2)

Maryland (Season Complete)
1. Calvert Hall (16-2) 2. Loyola-Blakefield (16-4) 3. Gilman (12-4) 4. Boys’ Latin (14-7) 5. Severn (15-7) 6. McDonogh (9-8) 7. St. Mary’s (10-7) 8. Calverton School (17-2) 9. Landon (13-6) 10. Bullis (14-4) 11. Georgetown Prep (15-6) 12. Hereford (19-1) 13. South River (20-0) 14. Mount St. Joseph (12-8) 15. Westminster (16-3)

Massachusetts
1. Duxbury (22-2) 2. Concord-Carlisle (20-0) 3. Wellesley (20-3)

Michigan (Season Complete)
1. Brother Rice (20-2) 2. Ann Arbor (21-1)

Minnesota (Season Complete)
1. Eastview (16-1)

Missouri (Season Complete)
1. St. Louis Jesuit (21-2) 2. MICDS (17-3)

Nevada (Season Complete)
1. Palo Verde (13-10) Henderson (20-3)

New Hampshire (Season Complete)
1. Bishop Guertin (18-3)

New Jersey (Season Complete)
1. Bridgewater-Raritan (21-0) 2. Delbarton (16-7) 3. Summit (20-2) 4. Don Bosco Prep (18-1) 5. Ridgewood (17-8)

New York (Season Complete) 3.
1. Garden City (22-0) 2. St. Anthony’s (16-3) 3. Chaminade (16-2) 4. West Islip (21-1) 5. Ward Melville (15-3) 6. Ithaca (18-2) 7. Fairport (20-1) 8. Niskayuna (20-2) 9. Irondequoit (19-3) 10. Jamesville-DeWitt (16-4) 11. Liverpool (18-2) 12. West Genesee (17-2) 13. Fayetteville-Manlius (14-4) 14. Smithtown West (16-2) 15. Shoreham-Wading River (18-3) 16. Hamburg (18-2) 17. Yorktown (16-4) 18. Syosset (14-5) 19. Massapequa (15-3) 20. Wantagh (15-4)

North Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Charlotte Latin (17-2) 2. Lake Norman (23-0) 3. Cardinal Gibbons (20-1) 4. Providence Day (16-5) 5. Christ School (16-5)

Ohio (Season Complete)
1. Upper Arlington (18-4) 2. Dublin Jerome (21-1) 3. Thomas Worthington (15-6) 4. Worthington Kilbourne (15-4) 5. Columbus DeSales (17-1)

Oklahoma (Season Complete)
1. Tulsa (14-3)

Oregon (Season Complete)
1. Lincoln (21-3)

Pennsylvania (Season Complete)
1. Haverford School (21-2) 2. Conestoga (23-3) 3. La Salle College (20-5) 4. Episcopal Academy (18-5) 5. Germantown Academy (10-10) 6. Radnor (18-8) 7. Garnet Valley (17-7) 8. Downingtown West (22-2) 9. Malvern Prep (8-10) 10. Penn Charter (13-12)

Rhode Island (Season Complete)
1. LaSalle Academy (14-0)

South Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Wando (11-1) 2. Dorman (14-3)

Tennessee (Season Complete)
1. Memphis University School (14-4) 2. Brentwood (17-3) 3. Montgomery Bell Academy (15-4) 4. McCallie (13-7)

Texas (Season Complete)
1. Highland Park (12-7) 2. St. Mark’s (17-4) 3. Dallas Jesuit (16-2)

Utah (Season Complete)
1. Juan Diego Catholic (17-2) 2. Alta (19-2)

Vermont (Season Complete)
1. South Burlington (16-2)

Virginia (Season Complete)
1. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (16-6) 2. Episcopal School (12-9) 3. Paul VI (12-8) 3. Blue Ridge School (16-4) 4. St. Anne’s-Belfield (19-4) 5. Langley (22-2)

Washington (Season Complete)
1. Bellevue (20-2) 2. Eastside Catholic (15-5) Kings Way Christian (11-10) 3. 4. Issaquah (19-1) 5. Mercer Island (15-7)

West Virginia (Season Complete)
1. Morgantown (11-3)

Wisconsin (Season Complete)
1. Arrowhead (20-1)

Cherokee (N.J.) junior chooses Coastal Carolina

June, 6, 2012
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Cherokee (Marlton, N.J.) junior Lauren Thomas has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Coastal Carolina.

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Boys' Top 25 Scoreboard: June 2 - 9

June, 6, 2012
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ESPNHS lacrosse tracks results of the Top 25 teams in the POWERADE FAB 50 in this forum. If we are missing a result, e-mail lacrosse editor Mike Loveday atMichael.Loveday@espn.com.

*Team rankings are based on the current POWERADE FAB 50, which is updated each Wednesday during the season. Scores are from to June 3 to June 9.

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Future stars shine at Prep School Showcase

June, 4, 2012
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Matthew Killian, DelbartonClaudia Sorenson/ESPNHSDelbarton (Morristown, N.J.) junior Matthew Killian works away from a defender at the 2012 Prep School Lacrosse Showcase.
GREENWICH, Conn. – More than 260 athletes who have yet to give commitments to colleges gathered at Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.) at the Prep School Lacrosse Showcase on Sunday to display their talents in front of college coaches.

ESPNHS spoke with team coaches throughout the day to get their take on the players that impressed them in the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Class of 2013

Michael Allen, 2013, Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.), midfield
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Allen has good size and speed and uses it to his advantage on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field.

Charlie Better, 2013, Brunswick School, defense
Better proved to be great on ground balls in addition to causing a lot of turnovers. The 6-foot, 175-pound defender also pushes the transition well.

Brandon Bowman, 2013, Roxbury Latin School (Boston, Mass.), LSM
Bowman is a great long stick midfielder who excels on takeaways. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound rising senior uses his body well to maneuver for ground balls.

Jackson Cabot, 2013, Noble & Greenough (Dedham, Mass.), defense
Cabot showed lots of range at the showcase. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder is an aggressive defender with a long reach who is able to recover quickly if his opponent is able to shake him.

Matt Cunningham, 2013, Deerfield (Mass.), attack
An excellent finisher, Cunningham displayed a high lacrosse IQ with his decision-making.

Jamie DeNicola, 2013, Hamden Hall Country Day (Hamden, Conn.), attack
The 5-foot-9, 150-pound attacker is shifty on offense, easily dodging defenders to get open for a shot. The 2013 graduate sees the field well and is able to make the pass to an open teammate.

Shane Hurley, 2013, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.), LSM
Hurley has good size at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. The defender displayed his agility and is a solid cover defender who is able to transition quickly to be an offensive threat as well.

Max Krieg, 2013, St. Paul’s School (Concord, N.H.), midfield
Krieg had the most impressive day on Sunday. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound midfielder is fast and smooth with the ball in his stick. The 2013 graduate was not rattled when in traffic and displayed a good shot and the ability to create space. One coach said Krieg is a "stud" and should be a big-time Division I recruit.

Other Players Who Impressed

Sean Donnelly, 2013 PG, Salisbury School, attack
Chris Dowd, 2013, Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.), midfield
Alex Fernandez, 2013, Trinity Pawling (Pawling, N.Y.), midfield
Walt Gahagan, 2013, Deerfield, LSM
Jack Margiotta, 2013, Trinity Pawling, defense
Pearce McEneaney, 2013, Avon Old Farms (Avon, Conn.), midfield
Nick Nesbitt, 2013, Salisbury School, goalie
August Oberbeck, 2013, Deerfield, defense
Alex Osgood, 2013, Deerfield, midfield
Michael Shanahan, 2013, Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.), defense
Mark Snellman, 2013, Salisbury School, attack
Chas South, 2013, Taft School (Watertown, Conn.), defense

Class of 2014

Nolan Callahan, 2014, Avon Old Farms, goalie
Callahan was described as a legitimate Division I goalie who is athletic and sees the field well. The 2014 graduate has good size at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds.

Tommy Connelly, 2014, Brooks School (North Andover, Mass.), goalie
Connelly made several good positional saves and was an excellent communicator. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound goalie talks through positioning with his defense well.

Scott Hooper, 2014, Hotchkiss School, defense
Hooper has great speed, is agile and displayed good stick skills. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Hooper is a solid cover defender.

Jake Miller, 2014, Taft School, LSM
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Miller is athletic and gets up and down the field well. Listed as a long stick midfielder, Miller could easily play either close defense or long stick.

Patrick Roarty, 2014, Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.), attack
Roarty is a hard-nosed player who runs well with ball in his stick. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound attacker impressed coaches with his composure under pressure by larger defenders and his quickness to create separation.

Aaron Son, 2014, The Rivers School (Weston, Mass.), defense/LSM
Son was great on ground balls and running on the break. The 5-foot-8, 150-pounder was getting the ball out of midfielder’s sticks consistently throughout the day.

Other Players Who Impressed

Michael DeLuca, 2014, St. Anthony’s, LSM
Dean DiSimone, 2014, St. Augustine Prep (Richland, N.J.), attack
Angelo Hunt, 2014, Westminster School (Simsbury, Conn.), Goalie
Alex Kelly, 2014, Brunswick School, midfield
Zach Langlois, 2014, Salisbury School, defense
Daniel O’Brien, 2014, St. Anthony’s, defense
Will Sjodin, 2014, Avon Old Farms, defense
Cameron Stafford, 2014, Brunswick School, attack

Class of 2015

Charlie Cobb, 2015, Brunswick School, midfield
Cobb was good in transition, using his speed to create separation.

John Tierney, 2015, Wilbraham Monson Academy (Wilbraham, Mass.), midfield
Strong and athletic, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Tierney was big on ground balls throughout the day. The middie is able to get out of a dodge, get his hands free and quickly get off a shot in traffic.

State Rankings: Girls' Week 13

June, 4, 2012
6/04/12
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state for girls’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The girls’ POWERADE FAB 50* rankings appear on Tuesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editor and reporters and are not reflective of the media voted POWERADE FAB 50.

Rankings are reflective of games through Saturday, June 2.

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State Rankings: Boys' Week 13

June, 4, 2012
6/04/12
6:00
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state* for boys’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The boys’ POWERADE FAB 50 rankings appear on Wednesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editors' and reporters' picks and are not reflective of the vote for the POWERADE FAB 50.

Records are through games played by Saturday, June 2

Arizona (Season Complete)
1. Brophy Prep (22-2)

California (Season Complete)
1. La Costa Canyon (22-1) 2. Torrey Pines (17-5) 3. St. Ignatius Prep (21-1) 4. Corona Del Mar (24-0) 5. Palos Verdes (20-3)

Colorado (Season Complete)
1. Arapahoe (19-0) 2. Cherry Creek (15-4) 3. Columbine (14-4) 4. Mullen (11-6) 5. Regis Jesuit (12-6)

Connecticut
1. Darien (18-2) 2. New Canaan (18-3) 3. Ridgefield (17-4) 4. Wilton (15-5) 3. 4. 5. Fairfield Prep (17-4)

Delaware (Season Complete)
1. Salesianum (16-3)

District of Columbia (Season Complete)
1. Gonzaga (20-1)

Florida (Season Complete)
1. St. Andrew’s (23-2) 2. Lake Highland Prep (20-3) 3. Jupiter (20-3) 4. Ponte Vedra (17-3) 5.
St. Thomas Aquinas (18-4)

Georgia (Season Complete)
1. Lambert (22-0) 2. Milton (18-3) 3. Lassiter (16-3)

Idaho (Season Complete)
1. Timberline (16-7) 2. Coeur d’Alene (13-4)

Illinois (Season Complete)
1. Loyola Academy (17-5)

Indiana (Season Complete)
1. Culver Academy (18-3) 2. Carmel (18-1)

Kentucky (Season Complete)
1. St. Xavier (12-7) 2. Trinity (14-3)

Maine
1. Falmouth (11-2)

Maryland (Season Complete)
1. Calvert Hall (16-2) 2. Loyola-Blakefield (16-4) 3. Gilman (12-4) 4. Boys’ Latin (14-7) 5. Severn (15-7) 6. McDonogh (9-8) 7. St. Mary’s (10-7) 8. Calverton School (17-2) 9. Landon (13-6) 10. Bullis (14-4) 11. Georgetown Prep (15-6) 12. Hereford (19-1) 13. South River (20-0) 14. Mount St. Joseph (12-8) 15. Westminster (16-3)

Massachusetts
1. Duxbury (20-2) 2. Concord-Carlisle (18-0) 3. Acton Boxborough (16-3)

Michigan
1. Brother Rice (18-2) 2. Holt (18-1) 3. Detroit Country Day (14-6)

Minnesota
1. Eastview (14-1)

Missouri (Season Complete)
1. St. Louis Jesuit (21-2) 2. MICDS (17-3)

Nevada (Season Complete)
1. Palo Verde (13-10) Henderson (20-3)

New Hampshire
1. Bishop Guertin (17-3)

New Jersey
1. Bridgewater-Raritan (19-0) 2. Summit (20-1) 3. Delbarton (15-6) 4. Don Bosco Prep (18-1)

New York
1. Garden City (20-0) 2. Fairport (20-0) 3. St. Anthony’s (16-3) 4. Chaminade (16-2) 5. West Islip (19-1) 6. Niskayuna (20-1) 7. Jamesville-DeWitt (16-3) 8. Ithaca (17-1) 9. Irondequoit (18-2) 10. Ward Melville (15-3) 11. Liverpool (18-2) 12. West Genesee (17-1) 13. Fayetteville-Manlius (14-4) 14. Smithtown West (16-2) 15. Shoreham-Wading River (16-3) 16. Hamburg (18-2) 17. Yorktown (16-4) 18. Syosset (14-5) 19. Massapequa (15-3) 20. Wantagh (15-4)

North Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Charlotte Latin (17-2) 2. Lake Norman (23-0) 3. Cardinal Gibbons (20-1) 4. Providence Day (16-5) 5. Christ School (16-5)

Ohio (Season Complete)
1. Upper Arlington (18-4) 2. Dublin Jerome (21-1) 3. Thomas Worthington (15-6) 4. Worthington Kilbourne (15-4) 5. Columbus DeSales (17-1)

Oklahoma (Season Complete)
1. Tulsa (14-3)

Oregon (Season Complete)
1. Lincoln (21-3)

Pennsylvania
1. Haverford School (21-2) 2. Conestoga (21-3) 3. La Salle College (19-4) 4. Episcopal Academy (18-5) 5. Radnor (18-7) 6. Germantown Academy (10-10) 7. Garnet Valley (17-7) 8. Downingtown West (22-2) 9. Malvern Prep (8-10) 10. Penn Charter (13-12)

Rhode Island
1. LaSalle Academy (14-0)

South Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Wando (11-1) 2. Dorman (14-3)

Tennessee (Season Complete)
1. Memphis University School (14-4) 2. Brentwood (17-3) 3. Montgomery Bell Academy (15-4) 4. McCallie (13-7)

Texas (Season Complete)
1. Highland Park (12-7) 2. St. Mark’s (17-4) 3. Dallas Jesuit (16-2)

Utah (Season Complete)
1. Juan Diego Catholic (17-2) 2. Alta (19-2)

Vermont
1. Essex Junction (15-2)

Virginia
1. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (16-6) 2. Episcopal School (12-9) 3. Paul VI (12-8) 3. Blue Ridge School (16-4) 4. St. Anne’s-Belfield (19-4) 5. Langley (20-2)

Washington (Season Complete)
1. Bellevue (20-2) 2. Eastside Catholic (15-5) Kings Way Christian (11-10) 3. 4. Issaquah (19-1) 5. Mercer Island (15-7)

West Virginia (Season Complete)
1. Morgantown (11-3)

Wisconsin
1. Arrowhead (19-1)

Prep school showcase features uncommitted players

June, 1, 2012
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The Prep School Lacrosse Showcase enters its second year and features 260 of the top uncommitted prep lacrosse players from the Northeast area on June 3 at Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.).

It is the only lacrosse showcase that features only uncommitted players and all proceeds from the event go to local youth lacrosse organizations.

“This is something that is currently not available for most of these players,” organizer Tim McDonnell said. “We have a small group of players who will absolutely be seen by college coaches.”

Last year’s event saw several players gain interest and eventually commit to Division I programs, including ESPN Top 50 junior Austin Shanks (Michigan) along with Austin Rocco (Yale) and A.J. Rocco (Yale).

Giving Back

In addition to giving underclassmen a chance to showcase their talents in front of college coaches, participating players will donate new or used lacrosse equipment to CityLax which is dedicated to developing lacrosse programs in New York City public schools and underserved communities in New York City high schools and middle schools.

“The New York City schools and communities we serve are part of the recent expansion of lacrosse, especially in urban areas,” said CityLax CEO and president Mat Levine. “Those fortunate to play in private and boarding schools will be providing needed equipment to help the game grow in the less traditional areas of New York City’s five boroughs.”

Power Players

Among the programs being represented at the showcase are New England prep school powers Deerfield (Mass.), Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) and Brunswich School (Greenwich, Conn.). Additionally, players from POWERADE FAB 50 programs St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.) and Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) will be in attendance.

Players will be split up into teams and play in 50 minute games beginning at 10 a.m.

To get updates during the event, follow lacrosse editor Mike Loveday on Twitter @ESPNMike.

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