Epoch/USL High School Boys' Players of the Week (June 20)

Brandon Wuertz hat trick and three assists in Eagan's 19-12 win over Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) in the state final Saturday. (PHOTO BY JOHN AUTEY)

The Epoch/US Lacrosse Players of the Week are named each Tuesday to recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school boys’  and girls’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage. Make it Epoch


Pat Gillis, Ipswich (Mass.)

The junior scored an unassisted goal late in the fourth quarter to snap a tie and lead Ipswich to an 8-7 win over Grafton (Mass.) in the Division 3 state final. Gillis finished with two goals, and his older brother, Charlie, dominated to the faceoff X to lead Ipswich to its first state title since 2003.

Also notable: Aidan McAdams, Ipswich (Mass.); Charlie Pyne, Boston College High (Mass.); Trevor van Leer, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.)

— Will Cleveland



Brandon Wuertz, Eagan (Minn.)

Wuertz notched a hat trick and added three assists to lift Eagan to a 19-12 win over Benilde-St. Margaret's School (Minn.) in the Minnesota state final Saturday. In a 12-11 win over Mahtomedi (Minn.) in the semifinals, Wuertz scored four goals. 

Also notable: Matthew Wasson, Eden Prairie (Minn.)

— Justin Boggs

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