Globe North: Players of the week, top 10 boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams

High 5

Leah Chittick , North Andover: The sophomore collected five goals and an assist in a 17-6 win over Merrimack Valley Conference foe Billerica.

Charlie Colvin , Reading: With five goals and an assist, he and teammate Mark Dente both registered six-point days as the Rockets pocketed a 12-8 Middlesex League victory over Lexington.


Keefer Heckman , Peabody: His eight points (seven goals, one assist) and seven from Nick Lette (three goals, four assists) accounted for nearly all of the Tanners’ scoring in a 16-9 win over Medford.

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Abby Nauffts , Haverhill: Her seven goals helped the Hillies rally for a 15-10 win over Shawsheen.

Mike O’Brien , North Reading: His five goals kept the Hornets unbeaten with a 9-7 victory over a tough Manchester-Essex squad, 9-7.

Bradley’s top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Sunday, with next game listed)


 1. Westford (5-1); at Reading, Sat., 1

 2. North Reading (5-0); at Wilmington, Fri., 11

 3. Reading (4-0); vs. Westford, Sat., 1

 4. St. John’s Prep (3-1); at Walpole, Sat., 1

 5. Billerica (4-1); at Tewksbury, Mon., 4


 6. Masconomet (2-2); Creator’s Cross Tourney, vs. opponent TBA, Sat.

 7. Newburyport (2-0); vs. Danvers, Fri., 10

 8. North Andover (4-1); at Dracut, Tues. 4

 9. Andover (2-0); at Chelmsford, Mon., 4

10. Stoneham (0-3); vs. Wilmington, Tues., 4

Bradley’s top 10 girls’ teams

 1. Westford (5-0-0); vs. North Andover, Sat., 4

 2. North Andover (4-0-0); at Westford, Sat., 4

 3. Winchester (4-1-0); at Westford, Sat., 4

 4. Ipswich (2-0-0); vs. Bishop Fenwick, Fri., 11

 5. Central Catholic (3-1-0); at Arlington, Fri., 1

 6. Haverhill (3-2-0); vs. Pentucket, Thurs., 3:45

 7. Andover (1-3-1); vs. Billerica, Friday, 7

 8. Masconomet (1-1-0); vs. Concord-Carlisle, Tues., 4

 9. Peabody (2-1-0); at Danvers, Tues., 4

10. Newburyport (1-2-0); at Beverly, Tues., 4

Game of the Week

Westford girls vs. North Andover: In a battle of early-season unbeatens, Dual County League power Westford Academy takes on Merrimack Valley Conference newcomer North Andover for bragging rights through the first month of the spring. North Andover sophomore Leah Chittick, and Westford’s Bailey Mongillo (five goals vs. Lincoln-Sudbury) are players to watch.

Pat Bradley

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