USA Lacrosse High School Boys' Players of the Week

PHOTO BY ERIC BOWDEN

One day after committing to Ohio State, Bullis (Md.) junior Chase Band scored seven goals in a 13-11 win over St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)


The USA Lacrosse Players of the Week recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school girls’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage.

NORTHEAST

Jake Rogers, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)

The senior attackman set the tone for Cold Spring Harbor in the Seahawks’ signature win of the season. Rogers had four goals and three assists in the 9-7 win at Garden City (N.Y.), including three goals and three assists in the first half to help the undefeated Seahawks race out to a 6-1 lead.

“We came in with energy, we knew the matchups all along, we knew that everybody thought they were the better team coming into it, but we didn’t let that get to our heads,” Rogers said on the Varsity Media broadcast after the game. “We started off strong and kept the energy throughout.”

Also notable: Rhett Chambers, Mamaroneck (N.Y.), Tomas Delgado, Brunswick School (Conn.), James Devine, North Rockland (N.Y.), Drew Miller, Northport (N.Y.), Jack Ponzio, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), Joey Spallina, Mount Sinai (N.Y.)

— Dylan Butler

MID-ATLANTIC

Chase Band, Bullis (Md.)

The junior attackman had a huge week on and off the field. Band scored twice and assisted on three other goals in Bullis’s 13-7 win over Gonzaga (D.C.). Then one day after committing to Ohio State, Band scored seven goals and added one assist in a 13-11 win over St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) for the Bulldogs’ third win in a row.

Also notable: Ryan Johnson, Delbarton (N.J.), James Kucinski, St. Mary’s (Md.), AJ Nikolic, Malvern Prep (Pa.), Dom Pietramala, Boys’ Latin (Md.), Reid Tietjen, Mountain Lakes (N.J.)

— Justin Feil







SOUTH

Jack Schulte, St. Andrew’s (Fla.)

The junior attackman tends to shine in big games and the start of the Florida district playoffs has been no different. In last week’s district semifinals against Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.), Schulte posted five goals and six assists. He also picked up six ground balls. In St. Andrew’s district final win over Pine Crest (Fla.), Schulte scored a hat trick to go with three assists and seven assists. Schulte has verbally committed to Air Force.

Also notable: Shaun Blackburn, Newsom (Fla.); McAllister Hobbs, Dallas Jesuit (Texas)

— Justin Boggs

MIDWEST

Leo Caine, Upper Arlington (Ohio)

The Richmond commit had a huge week for the Golden Bears as they played two of the top teams in the Midwest. In a 20-9 win over Missouri power MICDS, Caine exploded for seven goals and two assists. In a tighter victory over Buckeye State counterpart Hudson, Caine put up another hat trick and another pair of assists.

Also notable: John Aurandt, Brighton (Mich.), Marek Tzagournis, Dublin Jerome (Ohio), Chris Reyn-olds, Upper Arlington (Ohio), Louden Sundling, Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), Michael Mattaliano, Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), Gavin Guetle, Dublin Coffman (Ohio)

— Jonah Rosenblum

WEST

Drew Tyson, Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.)

The senior goalkeeper led a defense that limited Torrey Pines (Calif.) to six goals, as Foothill beat the No. 1 team in San Diego 12-6 on April 16. Tyson, a Swarthmore commit, finished with 18 saves and a 75-percent save rate despite facing an offense that has averaged 12 goals a game. Tyson now has 165 saves, a 4.8 goals against average and a 72-percent save rate in 15 games.

Also notable: Oliver Bligh, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.); Jack Clark-Dickson, Corona del Mar (Ca-lif.); Lucas de La Paz, Mater Dei (Calif.); Gunnar Fellows, Valor Christian (Calif.); Ben Kangas, De La Salle (Calif.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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