GlobeWest: Players of the Week, Top 10 boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams

High 5

Hunter Arnold, Acton-Boxborough Regional: The senior attacker’s 21-point week, which included a pair of eight-point efforts, helped the Colonials to wins over Algonquin Regional (10-4), Brookline (16-2), and Beverly (19-6). Arnold had five goals and three assists against Brookline, then tallied four goals and assisted on four others against Beverly.

Grant Gregory, Dover-Sherborn: After missing the first two weeks of the season with a broken pinky, the junior attack left his mark with 18 points as the Raiders beat Winchester, North Andover, and Wellesley to take the Coaches Cup Challenge. Of the Boston University commit’s 11 goals and seven assists, four and one, respectively, came in an 8-7win over Wellesley in the final.


Annee O’Connor, Needham: The Rockets stayed undefeated with three more wins — two of them over very competitive teams — thanks in part to the senior goalie’s combined 35 saves. After downing Hingham, 13-8, and Franklin, 9-6, O’Connor made 12 saves, forced two turnovers, and had one interception to hand Duxbury its first loss of the season with a 7-5 decision. She has a .66 save percentage on the season.

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Caroline Tschirch, Medfield: As the Warriors cruised to a 3-0 week, outscoring opponents by a combined 33-17, their senior captain and midfielder was in the middle of it all with eight points and 17 draw controls. Tschirch was particularly impressive when she helped Medfield double up previously undefeated Algonquin, 14-7, with four goals, one assist, and eight draw controls.

Jared Ward, St. John’s High: The junior midfielder collected eight goals and two assists — including a hat trick to help the Pioneers hand crosstown rival Shrewsbury High its first loss of the season, 9-0 — during a three-win week. Ward leads St. John’s with 34 points.

Healey’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Monday; most recent result)


1. Needham (9-1); beat Marshfied, 13-2

2. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (8-2); beat Hingham, 9-3

3. Acton-Boxborough Regional (9-1); beat Beverly, 19-6

4. Medfield (10-1); lost to Catholic Memorial, 8-6

5. St. John’s High (9-0); beat Shrewsbury, 9-0


6. Dover-Sherborn (7-2); beat Wellesley, 8-7

7. Wellesley (7-3); lost to Dover-Sherborn, 8-7

8. Franklin (8-4); beat Attleboro, 22-2

9. Shrewsbury (9-1); lost to St. John’s High, 9-0

10. Arlington Catholic (8-1); beat Matignon, 19-4

Healey’s Top 10 girls’ teams

(Records through Monday; most recent result)

1. Needham (9-0); beat Duxbury, 7-5

2. Franklin (9-2); lost to Westwood, 14-4

3. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (7-1); beat Wayland, 12-9

4. Natick (7-2-1); beat Norwood, 18-8

5. Medfield (8-1); beat King Philip Regional, 8-5

6. Shrewsbury (8-2); beat Chelmsford, 18-12

7. Concord-Carlisle (7-2); beat Acton-Boxborough Regional, 12-5

8. Wayland (6-2-1); lost to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional, 12-9

9. Algonquin Regional (6-1); beat Andover, 16-9

10. Acton-Boxborough Regional (5-3-1); beat Lexington, 12-8

Boys’ Game of the Week

Medfield (10-1) vs. Longmeadow (9-0), Saturday, 7p.m.: This is a game the host Warriors have long had circled on their calendars, and now, under the lights, they will get a shot at avenging last spring’s 10-7 loss to the Lancers in the Division 2 state title game. This season they have much in common, including stout defenses — neither squad has allowed an opposing team to score double digits — and multiple scoring threats. Medfield senior midfielder Matt Crowell and sophomore middie John MacLean are among the players to watch for the Warriors.

Tim Healey

Tim Healey can be reached at timothy.healey@globe.com.