High-SchoolPennsylvania: Haverford School

Got Game: Shane Ryan

December, 6, 2011
Name: Shane Ryan
School: Haverford School
Sport: Swimming

Got Game: Lost amid all the praise that was heaped on former Hershey star David Nolan last season was Ryan's impressive performance at the Class AAA state meet. Ryan beat Nolan's old state record in the 100 backstroke by 0.04 seconds. But because Ryan finished second to Nolan in the race, his time went largely unnoticed — Nolan won the state title, set a new state record and earned the glory. But now Nolan is at Stanford, and that means Ryan, a senior, has a clear path to win the state crown and earn all of the accolades that come with it.

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Haverford's McNamara is nation's top lax midfielder

September, 15, 2011
One of our lacrosse experts at ESPNHS, Tom Peace, is putting together a list of the top lacrosse players in the nation, sorted by position. And it should be no surprise that this week again, Pennsylvania was well represented. Click here to check out PA players who made some of the other lists.

This week, Peace put together a list of the nation's top midfielders, and Haverford School senior Will McNamara was listed as the nation's top player at the position. Here's what Peace had to say about McNamara:

1. Will McNamara, Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Virginia
McNamara was a huge piece of the puzzle that was the perfect season for Haverford. The 2011 US All-American has the gifts to be a great lacrosse player at the next level. McNamara tried out for the US Under 19 squad and played for the Philly underclass team at the Under Armour games. The Haverford rising senior was the only junior to be named ESPNHS First Team All-American.

In addition to McNamara, two other players from Pennsylvania also made the cut.

14. Sam Rohr, Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Penn
22. Russ Atkinson, Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.), Navy

To view the full list of the top midfielders in the nation, click here.