Boys' Region Players of the Week
March, 21, 2012
By Brett Manney | ESPN.com
Courtesy of Holly SchmidtThomas Schmidt won 17 out of 19 faceoffs he took in a crucial 9-8 win against rival Durham Academy (Durham, N.C.)Each week during the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of four regions as Player of the Week.
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Will Gural, Sr., Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), midfield
Gural was the spark plug for the Fords in their dominating victories over MIAA powerhouses last week. First in a 15-6 win over St. Paul’s (Brooklandville, Md.) the Brown recruit won 13-of-19 face offs in addition to chipping in a goal and an assist. Most recently in a 10-2 victory over McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) he kept up his stellar play winning 11-of-15 faceoffs and scored another goal. The Fords are off to a fast start and their face off guru is a major reason why.
Thomas Schmidt, Soph., Durham Jordan (Durham, N.C.), midfield
The talented sophomore won 17-of-19 face offs in a crucial 9-8 win against rival Durham Academy (Durham, N.C.). Schmitt also scooped up 12 groundballs and his success at the face off circle has been instrumental in the Falcons undefeated record.
Justin Anderson, Soph., Centennial (Las Vegas), midfield
The ESPNHS underclassman to watch has not disappointed this season. In an anticipated matchup against defending state champion Palo Verde (Las Vegas), Anderson was unstoppable, contributing 10 points on eight goals and two assists in a 13-12 victory. One of the North Carolina commit's assists came on man down when he played longpole. A few days earlier he had nine goals and three assists in a tough 18-13 loss to Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas).
Johnathan Ferree, Soph., Coppell (Texas), goalie
Last year’s state champion has been excellent this season and the young netminder is a big reason why. Ferree was a stone wall in the Cowboys 9-4 victory over Plano West (Plano, Texas) making 14 saves. Already off to a 5-0 record, the Cowboys defense has only allowed 17 goals in five games and Ferree’s presence between the pipes is a major reason why the Cowboys have been able to wrangle up opposing offenses this season.