High-SchoolLacrosse: Conor Whipple

Warrior Lacrosse All-Americans

July, 18, 2012
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Nick Fields, WarriorDoug Austin/ESPNHSHeaded 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.

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Ten players added to 2012 Warrior 40

May, 31, 2012
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Sean ColemanJimmy HurlburtSean Coleman will join La Salle teammate Matt Rambo as part of the 2012 Warrior 40.
ESPNHS announces the fifth wave of players to be added to the 2012 Warrior 40 roster.

This week 10 players are being added to bring the roster total to 29 confirmed atheltes. The entire 40-man roster is expected to be completed over the next few weeks.

The Warrior 40 is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players. Players will receive coaching from Major League Lacrosse stars and participate in skills competitions and a final competition.

This year's competition takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

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Boys' Region Players of the Week

May, 2, 2012
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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 22-28

East

Henry Blynn, Sr., Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), attack
Blynn was the straw that stirred the drink for the Fords in their 13- 8 win over public school rival Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.) on April 28 at the Katie Samson Festival. The Brown recruit tallied nine points on seven goals and two assists. Haverford continues to roll, winning their last 12 games behind Blynn’s big season.

Southeast

Conor Whipple, Jr., St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton, Fla.), attack
Whipple displayed his scoring touch in a 20-11 route of Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in the second round of the state tournament on April 27. The Scots broke open a close game in the fourth quarter with eight unanswered goals with Whipple leading the charge. The future Georgetown Hoya finished the game with seven goals and one assist.

West

Jaden Franklin, Fr., Kent Denver (Englewood, Colo.), midfield
Franklin shined last weekend against Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (St. Louis, Mo.) on April 27. In the Sun Devils' 15-6 win, Franklin had his best scoring game of his career, contributing three goals. For the Sun Devils to compete for a state championship they will need more solid games from their promising midfielder. Franklin has nine goals and three assists in his freshman season.

Midwest

Dan Bausman, Sr., Eagan (Eagan, Minn.), attack
The Wildcats finishing attackman had quite a week. First against Burnsville (Lakeville, Minn.) on April 23, Bausman found the back of the net four times and then followed that up with six goals against Lakeville North (Lakeville, Minn.) on April 26. Opponents will have a difficult time covering the attackman who is making the most of his opportunities this season in Minnesota.

Warrior Watch: Two juniors look to return

April, 20, 2012
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Wilkins DismukeDoug AustinWilkins Dismuke is one of several players looking to make the Warrior 40 for the second time.
The third annual Warrior 40 competition is Aug. 13-15 in Commerce City, Colo. The three-day event hosts the nation's best high school boys lacrosse players.

Each week until the final roster is announced, ESPNHS will profile four athletes from our Warrior 40 Tracker.

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Around the Crease: March 29, 2012

March, 29, 2012
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Alexandra Bruno, Garden City, Under ArmourJimmy Hurlburt/ESPNHSAlexandra Bruno and Garden City (N.Y.) seek their sixth straight Class B state championship.
ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.

It’s Never Too Early

The season is just starting in many areas of the country, but already several players are putting up video-game type statistics.

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Around the Crease: March 15, 2012

March, 15, 2012
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Kris Coppolino, Winter SpringsDonna Coppolino/ESPNHSKris Coppolino holds the Winter Springs (Fla.) school record for points in a career.
ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.

Stats Galore

With the season underway in several states, the statistical leaders list has received a few updates over the last week.

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St. Andrew's (Fla.) junior scores nine goals

March, 4, 2012
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St. Andrew's (Boca Raton, Fla.) junior attacker Conor Whipple came one goal short of tying the national record when he scored nine goals in a 16-9 win over Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) on Saturday.

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St. Andrew's (Fla.) junior chooses Rutgers

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Related Commitment Links: Most Recent Commits | Class of 2013 Boys | LaxPower Recruit Database

InsideFloridaLacrosse.com is reporting that St. Andrew's (Boca Raton, Fla.) junior Andy Wheeler has verbally committed to play men's lacrosse for Rutgers.

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Around the Crease: Jan. 10, 2012

January, 10, 2012
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Nick Ramsey, DeMathaCourtesy Greg Speed/ESPNHSNick Ramsey from DeMatha (Md.) with his club team, SoCo.
ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country

Look Who’s Playing

DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) could have one of the better-kept secrets in the nation waiting to get his shot in goal.

Sophomore goalie Nick Ramsey was a member of the Stags junior varsity team last season, but over the summer he participated in the Brine Shootout and put on a show for the college coaches in attendance.

“For a kid who just finished his freshman year and to go out there and play goalie, he had incredible poise and ability to position his defense,” Ramsey’s club coach Greg Speed said. “He didn’t care that he was a rising sophomore. He just took control.”

The 5-foot-10, 155-pound sophomore separates himself from other goalies in his class with his ability to read the opposing offense and put his teammates in the best possible position.

“He is a kid who could play at a high level,” Speed said. “I’ve already spoken to several college coaches about Nick.”

News & Notes

ESPNHS learned over the weekend that Kanatiio Adams from Salmon River (Fort Covington, N.Y.) passed away on Jan. 2.

Adams was ESPNHS's No. 14 long stick midfielder and had been accepted to play men’s lacrosse at Cornell.

Adams had transferred to Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) for his senior year and was recently selected to play for the U19 Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team.

No details were given surrounding Adams passing.

What You Might Have Missed

Top Story: The Friday before Christmas, ESPNHS reported on the story of Tommy Mallon who broke his neck during his final high school lacrosse game and has used that event to help athletes recognize the signs of concussions and other head and neck injuries.

For the second-straight week the Mallon story has been the most popular story on the site.

The story and video can be seen here.

Top Girls’ Commit: New Trier (Winnetka, Ill.) junior attacker Kelsey Murray is the No. 19 player in the ESPNHS Top 50 Junior list and is the latest player to announce her verbal commitment to play women’s lacrosse for Stanford.

Top Boys’ Commit: Conor Whipple’s verbal commitment to Georgetown was announced over the weekend and picked up enough views to be our top boys story for the week.

The St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton, Fla.) junior has been a starter since his freshman year and has 134 career points.

On The Horizon

This week we continue our build up to the 2012 season with the release of the assist leaders who return this season. We started last week with goal leaders and launched 2012 Season Preview Central.

The 2012 US Lacrosse Convention is this weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. Billed as "the unofficial start to the lacrosse season," this event gathers the very best the sport has to offer, and provides the sport’s largest educational opportunity. ESPN analyst Herm Edwards will be the keynote speaker on Friday.

Breaking: No. 25 junior commits to Georgetown

January, 7, 2012
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Connor Whipple, St. Andrew'sJimmy Hurlburt/ESPNHSConor Whipple from St. Andrew's (Fla.) at the 2011 Under Armour Underclassmen Games.
Related Commitment Links: Most Recent Commits | Class of 2013 Boys | LaxPower Recruit Database

InsideFloridaLacrosse.com is reporting that St. Andrew's (Boca Raton, Fla.) junior, Conor Whipple, has verbally committed to play men's lacrosse for Georgetown University.

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US team competes for the Brogden Cup

January, 4, 2012
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Connor Whipple, St. Andrew'sJimmy Hurlburt/ESPNHSConnor Whipple from St. Andrew's (Fla.) will be one member of Team US at the 2012 Brogden Cup.
Teams from the United States and Canada will compete for the Brogden Cup at the U19 International Field Lacrosse Series at the University of Tampa Stadium, in Tampa, Fla., from January 6-8.

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ESPNHS All-American: Boys' Second Team & Honorable Mention

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Over the next two days, ESPNHS will release its selections for the ESPNHS All-America Team, which is comprised of first and second teams along with honorable mentions.( (Criteria for inclusion in the ESPNHS All-America Lacrosse Team includes, but not limited to: being named a Player of the Year, named first team all-league or being a US Lacrosse All-American. College recruiting status also plays some role in the selection process.( (Fifteen players each were named to the first and second teams.

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