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Team Dojo wins Warrior 40; Dismuke MVP

August, 15, 2012
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Wilkins DismukeAndrew Fielding/ESPNHSWilkins Dismuke earned his second Warrior 40 overall MVP award after scoring five goals in a 16-14 victory for Team Dojo.
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The streak is over.

Team Dojo (Blue) defeated Team Burn (Orange) 16-14 to win its first Warrior 40 final competition at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., Wednesday.

Wilkins Dismuke from Rock Canyon (Littleton, Colo.) was named the overall MVP for the second-straight year after scoring five goals, including four goals in the fourth quarter for Dojo.

“I was more nervous coming into this year then I was last year,” Dismuke said. “I felt like there was a little more pressure this year so it means a lot to win overall MVP. I didn’t want to come out and not play well this year after earning MVP last year.”

The Johns Hopkins commit scored his second and third goals to put DoJo up 13-11 in the fourth quarter then followed it up with two of the game’s final three goals to seal the victory.

Back and Forth

Three goals was the biggest lead for either team until the final few minutes.

Burn, which had won the previous two Warrior 40 final competitions, jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, but Dojo roared back with two goals and an assist by Jordan Evans from Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.) and the teams ended the first tied at 4-4. The first and second quarters ended with the teams tied.

Coronado (Las Vegas) rising senior Kieran Eissler scored with 2:41 remaining to push DoJo’s lead to 15-12. Dismuke’s fifth goal with 1:47 remaining pushed the lead to 16-12, but goals by Burn's Dylan Maltz and Tim Rotanz capped the final two goals of the contest.

Most Valuable

Rotanz from Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.) finished the game with four goals and one assist for Burn and was named Offensive MVP.

“I didn’t expect it at all. I finished eating my sandwich during the (team) picture so I was obviously unprepared,” Rotanz said.

Daniel Morris from Dallas Jesuit (Dallas) earned the Defensive MVP award after recording nine saves in the first half for Burn.

“It means a lot to me. It really shows the growth of lacrosse across the U.S. and in Texas,” Morris said of two players from non-traditional hotbeds earning MVP honors. “It nice to show that we have some skills.”

Box Score

Dojo 16, Burn 14

Dojo Leaders

Goals: 5 Dismuke; 3 Justin Guterding, Garden City (N.Y.); Evans; 2 Eissler; 1 Tate Jozokos, Governor's Academy (Byfield, Mass.); Ryan Lukacovic, Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.); Hayes McGinley, University School (Huntington Valley, Ohio). Assists: 2 Ian King, St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio): Ground Balls: 7 Steve Larson, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.): Saves: 7 Jake Kennedy, Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.); 3 Danny Fowler, Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.).

Burn Leaders

Goals: 4 Rotanz; 2 JT Blubaugh, St. Francis DeSales (Columbus, Ohio); Connor Cazzizzaro, Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.); Dylan Maltz, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.); Matt Rambo, La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.); 1 Colin MacIlvennie, East Side Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.); Austin Shanks, Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.). Assists: 2 Connor Cannizzaro, Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.); Austin Shanks, Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.); Jake Woodring, Eden Prairie (Minn.); Ground Balls: 11 Brian Wegner, Regis Jesuit (Lone Tree, Colo.): Saves: 9 Morris; 7 Brian Balkam, Smithtown East (St. James).

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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Nineteen and counting for the Warrior 40

May, 24, 2012
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Bear GoldsteinCourtesy of Robert GoldsteinBear Goldstein from St. Mark's is one of the top defenders in Texas.
ESPNHS announces the fourth wave of players to be added to the 2012 Warrior 40 roster, highlighted by players outside the traditional hotbed areas of lacrosse. The roster now has 19 players. The final 21 are scheduled to be announced in the coming 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

April, 25, 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 15-21.

East

Patrick Kelly, Sr., Calvert Hall (Towson Md.), attack
One of the many stars on the Cardinals’ roster, Kelly dismantled Loyola’s (Towson, Md.) defense in a convincing 11-6 victory. Kelly notched four goals and two assists in the first half to help the Cardinals jump out to an 8-2 lead, which they never relinquished. The senior attackman did not tally a point in the second half, but his impressive first half helped the Cardinals climb back into a first place tie in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Southeast

Will Gardner, Sr., Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, N.C.), goalie
In a highly anticipated matchup against Christ School (Arden, N.C.), Gardner rose to the occasion. Gardner only allowed two goals in the 8-2 victory solidifying the Hawks as the team to beat in North Carolina. After posting 15 saves in the win, Gardner will be expected to continue his solid play as another game against the Greenies looms on May 4.

West

Bryce Cady, Soph., Torrey Pines (San Diego), goalie
Torrey Pines handed St. Ignatius (San Francisco, Calif.) their first loss of the season and have now taken over as one of the top teams in the Golden State. Without regular starting goalie and Bucknell recruit Jake Kennedy, the Falcons turned to their young netminder, who was stellar. Cady recorded 12 saves including eight in the second half to help the Falcons soar past the powerhouse from northern California.

Midwest

Dan Morris, Jr., Dallas Jesuit (Dallas), goalie
In a crucial game with state playoff implications on the line, the Rangers dethroned St. Mark’s (Dallas) in an 8-4 victory. Ranger goalie Dan Morris was a stalwart in net stopping 12 shots and helped the Rangers to their first win over the Lions since 2003. Morris has been impressive all season as the last line of a defense, which has allowed an average of just 3.6 goals a game.

Dallas Jesuit (Texas) junior to Jacksonville

March, 23, 2012
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Dallas Jesuit (Dallas) junior Sam Rosengarden has verbally committed to play men's lacrosse for Jacksonville University.

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Dallas Jesuit (Texas) junior to Duke

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Dallas Jesuit (Dallas, Texas) junior midfielder, Garrett Van de Ven, has given a verbal commitment to play men’s lacrosse for Duke.

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