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Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Report

by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com

Related: National Top 25 | Northeast | Mid-Atlantic | Midwest | West | South

Player of the Week 

Colin Chell, Boys' Latin (Md.)

The senior scored 10 goals in back-to-back games as the Lakers defeated two of the top teams in the area. Boys' Latin downed Hereford 14-5 as Chell accounted for half of his team's goals in the win - scoring seven. The Lakers played back-to-back days after weather moved a Tuesday game against Gonzaga to Wednesday, and Chell scored three of the Lakers 17 in the 17-2 victory.

Also noteable: Pat Walsh, St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.); Fory Smith, Haverford School (Pa.); Mikey Wynne, St. Paul's (Md.)

GAME OF THE WEEK

Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, Va.) at Woodberry Forest (Woodberry, Va.), April 4

An early meeting of two of Virginia's best teams will see one of these teams lose their first game to an in-state opponent (barring an upset victory over Woodberry on Tuesday). The Tigers have already defeated Kent Denver (Colo.)and a pair of D.C./Va. programs by a combined score of 47-20 to post a 3-0 record. The Bulldogs have allowed more than nine goals just once this season and their only loss was in their opening game of the year to a now 10-0 Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) team. Norfolk Academy already has a 6-5 overtime win over St. Stephen's & St. Agnes this season and have scored 20 goals in their last two games. Robbie Berndt tallied 10 points on six goals and four assists in a 20-12 win over Potomac School (McLean, Va.) on March 26. Woodberry has not allowed more than eight goals in any game this year and have back-to-back 18 goal games on offense. Pat Shea leads Woodberry with eight goals and Todd Fedyck leads the team with eight assists this season. Through three games, Wylie Mendicino has won 70 percent of his face offs.

Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10

1. Boys' Latin (Baltimore, Md.) 3-0
The Lakers defeated two top teams last week in back-to-back days. they defeated Gonzaga (D.C.) 17-2 and Hereford (Md.) 14-5.

2. Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) 6-0
The Little Hoyas played a tough game against Gilman and came out on top 10-7 to solidify their standing among the Top 10 and make a case for a higher ranking.

3. McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) 7-1
Four players scored at least two goals as the Eagles defeated Gonzaga (D.C.) 10-7 in the PNC Invitational.

4. Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.) 4-0
Malvern Prep got four goals from Adam Goldner and three assists from Ryan Hilburn in the win as the Friars defeated Salesianum (Del.) 6-5.

5. Landon (Bethesda, Md.) 6-1
Landon defeated Penn Charter 13-2 in its lone game last week to improve to 6-1. Sean O'Brien (Bucknell) paced the offense with two goals and one assist. Jarett Witzal (Bucknell) scored a goal and won 13 of 16 faceoffs.

6. Calvert Hall (Md.), 7-1
The Cardinals continued their strong play with a win over Conestoga (Pa.). Jack Kinnear had eight points on six goals and two assists and Jason Brown and Timmy Kelly each had two goals in the win.

7. Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.) 3-2
The Fords got back in the win column last week, including a 9-7 come from behind win against St. Paul's (Md.).

8. Gilman (Md.), 2-2
The Greyhounds had a down week, going 0-2. Those losses were to Georgetown Prep and Culver Academy so neither of the losses were notable enough to drop them far in the rankings.

9. St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.) 4-2
The Crusaders jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first half against Haverford School, but despite Mikey Wynne's and Carter Flaig's combine four goals, fell 9-7.

10. Summit (N.J.), 2-0
Summit jumped out to a 5-3 lead at the half and held on for an 8-7 win over Delbarton last week. James Strabley scored four goals and Connor Murphy had two goals for Summit.

Notes

Shack Stanwick of Boys' Latin (Md.) had another stellar week - and maybe a better one than last when he was named Player of the Week. The senior tallied 11 points on eight assists and three goals in a 14-5 win over Hereford (Md.). The day before against Gonzaga (D.C.) he had six assists and three goals. ... In a rematch of last year's New Jersey sectional semifinal in which Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) ended Delbarton's season, the Green Wave came out on top. J.J. McBride scored the game-winning goal in overtime. Delbarton trailed 9-8 with 6:58 remaining in the game after Seton Hall Prep scored four unanswered goals. Will McCarthy tied the game 9-9 with 29.3 seconds left to send the game to overtime. Jack Crowley had three goals and Emmet Cordrey had four assists for Delbarton. ... Pat Walsh scored four goals and Chase Young had two goals and two assists as St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.) defeated Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) 8-7. ... Summit (N.J.) jumped out to a 5-3 lead at the half and held on as Delbarton outscored them 4-3 in the fourth quarter. James Strabley scored four goals and Connor Murphy had two goals for Summit. ... Immaculata (N.J.) scored four goals in the fourth quarter to come back from an 8-4 halftime deficit against St. Anthony's (N.Y.) to put the game into overtime. Chandler Vanderbeek scored one of his three goals in in overtime to give them the victory. Griffin Vanderbeek tallied five points on four goals and an assist and Connor Vanderbeek scored two goals in the win.

Check back to LaxMagazine.com every Tuesday throughout the high school season for updates to the Nike/US Lacrosse Regional Boys' Top 10 rankings and the Nike/US Lacrosse National Boys' Top 25.

2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive


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