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    Top teams and players in boys lacrosse west of Boston

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    Boys’ players to watch

    Zach Ambrosino , Dover-Sherborn: The Raiders graduated talented two-way midfielder Billy Polk, but Ambrosino, a junior, proved last year that he’s capable of shutting down some of the area’s best attackmen.

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    Evan Boynton, Nick Bro­zowski , Concord-Carlisle: Bro­zowski, a junior longstick midfielder committed to Maryland, and Boynton, a senior defenseman, will play a big part in preventing opposing scoring chances, following the graduation of All-America goalie Doug Gouchoe.

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    James Goguen , Acton-Boxborough Regional: The junior long-stick can cause havoc through the midfield on behalf of an inexperienced but speedy Colonial squad.

    Henry Guild , Lincoln-Sudbury Regional: The senior midfielder, committed to Yale, will lead the potent Warriors’ offense with his sharp aim around the net.

    Robert Trieber , Medfield: The junior goalie split time last year but displayed consistent ball-stopping abilities throughout the season.

    Mastrodonato’s
    Top 10 boys’ teams

    (Last season’s record)

    1. Needham (16-6)

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    2. Lincoln-Sudbury (16-6)

    3. Concord-Carlisle (22-0)

    4. Wellesley (20-4)

    5. Dover-Sherborn (19-4)

    6. Medfield (16-4)

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    7. Algonquin Regional (22-2)

    8. Acton-Boxborough (16-4)

    9. Franklin (16-5)

    10. Framingham (12-6)

    Quote of the week

    Concord-Carlisle coach Tom Dalicandro: “We’ve spent as many days shoveling as we have practicing. It’s been a slow start, but everybody is in the same boat.”

    Jason Mastrodonato

    Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at jasonmastrodonato@yahoo.com.