Boys' Region Players of the Week
April, 4, 2012
By Brett Manney | ESPN.com
Courtesy Larson Family/ESPNHSAlex Larson recorded 20 saves in a win over Coppell (Texas)Each week during the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of four regions as Player of the Week.
To submit a player for consideration fill out our submission form here. Please be sure to provide the player’s entire week worth of performances.
Bradlee Lord, Sr., Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.), attack
The future Maryland Terrapin was the big man on campus last week for his clutch efforts. First in an upset of former No. 1 Calvert Hall (Baltimore) the left-handed attackman tallied five goals and one assist in an 11-10 comeback win. Lord displayed his outside shooting prowess on man-up opportunities to help the Pioneers win the thriller. Then on Saturday, Lord tallied his only goal of the game with less five seconds left on an unassisted goal to give the Pioneers a 6-5 win over private school rival Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.). Lord also contributed three assists in the win, helping keep the Pioneers undefeated.
Anthony Cicio, Soph., Benjamin School (North Palm Beach, Fla.), goalie
Benjamin School scored the biggest upset in the FAB 50 last week, shocking the Sunshine state with a 9-8 win over No. 35 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.). Cicio notched 16 saves, including a point-blank save with less than a minute remaining to secure the win.
Alex Larson, Soph., Chaparrel (Scottsdale, Ariz.), goalie
The sophomore southpaw was a stone wall in net for the Firebirds in their huge 6-3 win against Coppell (Texas). Larson was dominant, posting 20 saves, including an acrobatic stop while on his back to propel his squad to a win against last year’s Texas state champion. With performances like Larson’s, the Firebirds should soar this year in the desert.
Ryan Pritchett, Sr., Worthington Kilbourne (Columbus, Ohio), attack
It took Pritchett little time to make his mark this season. In the Wolves' first game of the year, the senior erupted for seven goals and one assist in an 11-10 victory over the Calverton School (Huntingtown, Md,). Just as impressive was his three caused turnovers, which created many of his own opportunities. The Wolves are off to a hot 3-0 start behind the play of Pritchett.