Wednesday, May 9, 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 29 - May 6.
Jordan Evans, Jr., Jamesville-Dewitt (DeWitt, N.Y.), attack/midfield The highly touted junior was unstoppable last week. In three Rams' wins, Evans totaled 19 points. The highlights included a hat trick in only 48 seconds against Fulton (N.Y.) on May 3 and a behind-the-back goal.
Chad Toliver, Soph., McCallie School (Chattanooga, Tenn.), midfield In the first round of the state playoffs, Toliver was the distributor from the midfield for McCallie. The sophomore contributed six points on four assists and two goals in a dominating 15-3 win over Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.). For McCallie to take home another state title they will need Toliver to keep up his stellar play.
Zack Zemer, Sr., Brophy Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.), defense It is unusual a close defenseman gets accolades, but Zemer was the brightest star in the Broncos 8-5 win over Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) in the Arizona state championship on May 5. The senior’s play helped hold Chaparral to just five goals and earned Zemer the Game MVP award.
Daniel Wenz, Sr., Highland Park (Dallas, Texas), midfield The Scots surprised everyone in the Lone Star state at the end of the year, first upsetting Dallas Jesuit (Dallas) and then St. Mark’s (Dallas) behind Wenz’s clutch play. First against Jesuit in the state semifinal on May 5, the versatile midfielder scored three goals. Then in the state championship on May 6 he tallied four points on two goals and two assists. It was a memorable week for the senior captain who did his part leading his squad to the state title.