Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Boys' Region Players of the Week
By Brett Manney
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. Athletes can earn Player of the Week honors just once during the 2012 regular season.
The following players are for the week of April 8 through 14.
East Devin Dwyer, Sr., Garden City (N.Y.), attack In one of the most anticipated matchups of the year, the Harvard-bound attackman put on a offensive display in Pennsylvania. Dwyer tallied nine points on six assists and three goals in a 12-11 victory over the previous POWERADE FAB 50 No. 1 team Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.). After the win, Garden City made a big leap in the rankings and Dwyer has made a name for himself outside of Long Island.
Southeast Joey McMahan, Sr., Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.), attack McMahan was unstoppable in a 15-11 victory over Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) last week. McMahan was involved in 10 of the Hornets goals on five goals and five assists. Winners of their last five, the Hornets and McMahan are poised to make a deep run in the state tournament.
West Sam Klingsporn, Jr., Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.), midfield In a battle of neighboring states it was Oregon’s Aloha who came out victorious over Gig Harbor (Wash.) 15-8. Junior midfielder Sam Klingsporn was the best player on the field in a dominating performance. Klingsporn scored seven goals, had one assist and collected a remarkable 17 ground balls in one the best performances on the West Coast this year.
Midwest Connor Flynn, Sr., Rockford (Rockford, Mich.), goalie Last week’s 5-4 victory over East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was a monumental victory for the Rockford program. In just their third victory ever against the Pioneers, the Rams were lead by Flynn who stopped 10 shots, many in dramatic fashion to help the Rams secure the one goal victory.