ESPNHS launches a new weekly feature, Around the Crease, in which we take a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.
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If Boys’ Latin (Baltimore, Md.) sophomore Shack Stanwick repeats his freshman season then he will be a hot commodity for the Lakers in 2012 and beyond.
Stanwick was the team’s second leading scorer in 2011 -- totaling 58 points on 30 assists and 28 goals.
The sophomore raked in the accolades in 2011: First Team Baltimore Messenger (2011), Second Team Towson Times (2011), Maryland Free State Team (2011), and Jake Reed Blue Chip (2011). Stanwick also was the only 2014 graduate to be named to the Baltimore underclass team at the Under Armour games.
The Stanwick name will be familiar to those in Maryland and beyond as it has become synonymous with lacrosse success.
Steele Stanwick helped lead Virginia to the 2011 National Title and earned the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy, which is awarded to the lacrosse college lacrosse Player of the Year.
Covie Stanwick was a standout for Notre Dame Prep (Baltimore, Md.) last season and was the ESPNHS No. 1 senior in girls lacrosse. Wells Stanwick was the No. 5 senior for the boys last season and was a senior on Boys’ Latin. Covie will play at Boston College this fall while Wells is headed to Johns Hopkins.
Shack appears primed to continue the family legacy and possibly help Boys’ Latin to challenge for a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship.
Each week ESPNHS will highlight a different club lacrosse team from around the country.
Team: Team Elevate is a girls club lacrosse team located in Syosset, N.Y.
Total Players Committed To College: Eight
Top Players You Probably Know: Nicole Heldberg, Smithtown East (St. James, N.Y.); Victoria Kotowski, Cold Spring Harbor (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), Lehigh; Thea Leitman, Cold Spring Harbor (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), Iona; Cassie Perrettine, Farmingdale (Farmingdale, N.Y.), UConn; Maeve Quinn, Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead, N.Y.), Fairfield; Ashley Ruchalski, Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead, N.Y.), Siena; Kaitlyn Trodden, Kings Park (Kings Park, N.Y.), Coastal Carolina; Bridget Vilbig, Island Trees (Levittown, N.Y.), Ohio State.
Most Recent Travels: Elevate played in some of the biggest recruiting camps in the country: Lax Inception, National Draw, Under Armour Capital Cup, Best of the Beach and Upper Atlantic. This fall the New York girl’s club team is playing in the T3 Classic and The Hofstra Halloween Tournament.
Tryout Information and Website: Elevate just held tryouts and may hold another round in November if needed. They will be playing in the winter as well.
The New Hotness
Each week ESPNHS will highlight the most popular story and the most read commitment on the site from the past week that you may have missed.
Top Story: ESPNHS Top 50 juniors. The final player rankings for the boys clocked in as our top story item last week. Launching in conjunction with the Top 50 was our revamped 2013 Boys Watch List, which launched on Friday.
Top commitment: Tom Hollenback’s verbal commitment to Syracuse was our most read player commitment of the week. The junior spoke with ESPNHS about his commitment after our initial report.
Want to know what’s going on in the world of high school lacrosse? We have the latest news here.
As posted by PhillyLacrosse.com, Radnor (Radnor, Pa.) will host a special benefit lacrosse tournament involving players from four of the top boys’ teams in the Philly region: Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.), Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.) and Radnor.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Schweiter family and help with medical bills for Logan Schweiter, 12, a Conestoga Youth Lacrosse (CYL) player who is rehabilitating from an accident July 25 when he was caught under water in a flooded creek.
The “Lax 4 Logan Night” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. and for full details visit the full story on PhillyLacrosse.com here.
LaxPower.com has the full details, but the The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) will conduct its inaugural meeting during the IMLCA Convention December 2-4 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Among other details to be covered the NILCA will discuss high school playing rules and the establishment of an all-America program.