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Globe North: Boys’ lacrosse players, teams to watch

Five boys’
lacrosse players to watch

Johnny Aylward , Tewksbury: The senior attack is coming off a a 66-goal, 30-assist season for the Redmen.

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Jay Drapeau , Westford: Coming off a 71-goal, 35-assist campaign with 53 ground balls, the senior attack is poised for a strong finish before heading off to Loyola University. He is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 303 points (216 goals, 87 assists).

Andrew Gallahue , St. John’s Prep: The junior attack, a Villanova University recruit, led the Eagles in scoring last season with 56 points.

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Kevin Lally , Beverly: The senior goalie was stellar a year ago, compiling a 19-4 mark (238 saves, .672 save percentage) in which he was named the Northeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Tom Stabile , North Andover: A four-year starter and Merrimack Valley Conference all-star last season, the senior midfielder is a strong two-way threat on offense and face-offs.

Saade’s Top 10 boys’ teams

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(Listed with final 2013 record)

 1. St. John’s Prep (13-7): The Eagles return a deep, veteran core that includes six college recruits.

 2. Billerica (16-7): The Indians return two of their top four scorers — junior attack Danny Lynch and sophomore attack Drew Laundry — and five starters from a squad that lost in the Division 1 East quarterfinals last year.

 3. Westford (13-9): The Grey Ghosts welcome back four of their top five scorers from last spring.

 4. Reading (19-3): After last year’s run to the D2 semifinals, the Rockets return senior long-stick middie Ray Cozzi.

 5. Beverly (19-5): The Panthers graduated their top four scorers, but four starters are back.

 6. Andover (14-6): Senior midfielder Hunter Tyrrell is the headliner for the Golden Warriors.

 7. Winchester (15-6): The Sachems welcome back their top two defenders from a squad that reached the Division 2 quarterfinals.

 8. Marblehead (17-4): After the program’s most successful season in recent memory, the Magicians return five starters.

 9. Austin Prep (18-3): Junior hockey star Robert Carpenter anchors a talented young core.

10. North Andover (15-7): In his second season, Ryan Connolly was the Merrimack Valley Conference’s Coach of the Year last spring.

Joseph Saade

Joseph Saade can be reached at joseph.saade@globe.com.
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