Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Warrior Lacrosse All-Americans
By Mike Loveday
Headed off to Johns Hopkins Nick Fields of Bullis (Potomac, Md.) made the Warrior Lacrosse All-America second team.
ESPNHS releases its selections for the Warrior Lacrosse All-Americans.
Criteria for inclusion in the Warrior Lacrosse All-American boys' team includes, but not limited to: being named a Player of the Year, first team all-league or US Lacrosse All-American. College recruiting status also plays a role in the selection process.
Eleven players each were named to the first team with 12 players earning second team honors. The breakdown consisted of three attackers, midfielders, defenders and one goalie. One spot is considered open on first team while two were open on the second team and awarded to the best possible player, regardless of position.
A: Henry Blynn, Sr., Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Brown Blynn was named Inter-Ac Most Important Player after helping lead the Fords to the Inter-Ac title with an undefeated conference record during the regular season. The senior was an All-EPSLA First Team Selection and was named a US Lacrosse All-American and helped Haverford School to a No. 4 ranking in the final POWERADE FAB 50 ESPNHS Team Rankings.
A: Devin Dwyer, Sr., Garden City (N.Y.), Harvard Dwyer was named New York Newsday Player of the Year after scoring 75 assists, 39 goals and helping lead Garden City to the New York Class B championship this season. Dwyer’s play helped the Trojans capture the FAB 50 National Championship and a 21-0 record. The Harvard commit led Long Island with 114 points and in the Trojan’s final two games of the year the attacker totaled 14 points on 11 assists and three goals.
A: Bradlee Lord, Sr., Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.), Maryland Lord was one of the key seniors that helped Conestoga to its third-straight Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) lacrosse championship. Lord totaled six points on four assists and six goals in the championship game, a 10-7 victory over La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.). The Maryland-bound senior racked up the honors this season, earning Under Armour All-American, US Lacrosse All-American and All-EPSLA First Team.
A: Case Matheis, Sr., Darien (Conn.), Duke The No. 1 player in the ESPNHS 100 capped his stellar career with 69 goals, 53 assists and a Class M state championship. The Duke commit is Darien’s All-time leader in career points (313), goals (176) and assists (137) and was selected as MSG Varsity’s Tri-State Player of the Year in 2011 in addition to being named player of the year in Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference and selected to the Under Armour All-American team in 2012.
M: Will McNamara, Sr., Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Virginia The No. 2 player in the ESPNHS 100, McNamara earned First Team All-Inter-Ac honors in addition to being named a Under Armour All-American. The senior has been a key member of the Fords for the last three seasons, including 2011’s FAB 50 National Championship squad. The Virginia commit is a two-time ESPNHS All-American selection.
M: Connor Reed, Sr., Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), Johns Hopkins Reed was named Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year after leading Gonzaga to its best season in school history. The senior totaled 33 assists and scored 14 goals and led the team to its third-straight WCAC title. The Purple Eagles finished the season as the No. 2 team in the FAB 50 after winning six games over teams in the FAB 50, including beating the Top 3 teams in the IAC: Landon, Bullis and Georgetown Prep. Reed finished his high school career with 130 points.
D: Evan Connell, Sr., Calvert Hall (Baltimore), North Carolina The senior leader on a defense that allowed an average of just five goals per game, Connell earned Baltimore Sun All-Metro First Team honors in addition to being named an Under Armour All-American this season. The Cardinals defense was one of the main reasons they finished the season as the No. 6 team in the FAB 50.
D: Casey Eidenshink, Sr., La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.), Lehigh Eidenshink helped anchor a defense that allowed more than seven goals just four times, held opponents to one goal three times and posted two shutouts this season. The Catholic League MVP also earned US Lacrosse All-American honors and was an All-EPSLA first team selection. The Lehigh commit helped La Salle reach the PIAA championship game and finish the season as the No. 17 team in the FAB 50.
D: Max Randall, Sr., Duxbury (Mass.), Dartmouth Randall was named Mr. Lacrosse by ESPNBoston.com, an honor given to the top high school lacrosse player in Massachusetts. The 5-foot-10 close defender was a three-time Patriot League lacrosse All-Star in addition to being a First Team All-State selection as a senior. Randall helped anchor a Dragons’ defense that posted three shutouts and allowed double-digits in goals just once this season. Randall won three state championships as part of Duxbury’s lacrosse team in his career.
G: Dan Marino, Sr., Garden City (N.Y.), Virginia As the last line of defense on the National Championship squad, Marino anchored a defense that allowed an average of 4.77 goals per game. The Virginia-bound senior recorded 134 saves this season, including eight saves in the Class B championship game victory over Irondequoit. Marino was named to Newsday’s All-Long Island team in addition to earning Under Armour All-American honors.
A: Justin Guterding, Jr., Garden City (N.Y.), Duke
A: Zed Williams, Jr., Silver Creek (N.Y.), undecided
A: Conor Whipple, Jr., St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton, Fla.), Georgetown
M: Deemer Class, Sr., Loyola-Blakefield (Towson, Md.), Duke
M: Stephen Kelly, Jr., Calvert Hall (Baltimore), North Carolina
M: Sam Llinares, Sr., Hauppauge (N.Y.), Hofstra
M: Jake Matthai, Sr., Gilman (Baltimore), North Carolina
M: Sam Rohr, Sr., Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Pennsylvania
D: Robby Haus, Sr., Gilman (Baltimore), Ohio State
D: Jamie Ikeda, Sr., Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.), Duke
D: Nick Fields, Jr., Bullis (Potomac, Md.), Johns Hopkins
G: Alex Joyce, Sr., Landon (Bethesda, Md.), Georgetown