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

High 5

Holly Bertschmann , Dover-Sherborn: The Raiders slipped past Weston, 14-11, Monday and clinched a postseason berth behind a six-goal effort from the sophomore.

Alyssa Carlton , Watertown: After winning eight games last season, the Raiders were off to a 12-0 start, including a pair of wins this week thanks to eight goals from the senior.


Keegan Gillis , Algonquin Regional: What a week for the Tomahawks, led by the senior’s overtime-winning goal against Westborough and her hat trick in a 7-4 win over Groton-Dunstable Regional.

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Becca Olsen and Kate Wyeth , Concord-Carlisle: The Patriots are holding on to postseason hopes thanks to four goals and an assist each by Olsen, a junior, and Wyeth, a senior, in a 17-16 victory over Weston.

Drew Smiley , St. John’s High: The junior scored six goals to lead the Pioneers to a thrilling 11-8 victory of Xaverian Brothers last Thursday.

Mastrodonato’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Monday, next game listed)


1. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (11-0); Thursday vs. Duxbury

2. Needham (11-2); Thursday at Norwood

3. Acton-Boxborough Regional (12-2); Thursday vs. Westford

4. Dover-Sherborn (9-3); Friday at Hopkinton

5. Medfield (11-2); Thursday at Westwood


6. Wellesley (8-4); Thursday vs. Newton North

7. Newton North (10-2); Thursday at Wellesley

8. Concord-Carlisle (7-5); Thursday vs. Wayland

9. St. John’s (9-2); Friday at West Springfield

10. Algonquin Regional (9-3); Thursday vs. Grafton

Mastrodonato’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Needham (11-2); Thursday vs. Norwood

2. Hopkinton (8-3); Thursday vs. Dover-Sherborn

3. Wayland (9-1-1); Thursday vs. Weston

4. Franklin (10-2); Friday at Mansfield

5. Medfield (10-2-1); Thursday at Westwood

6. Framingham (8-4); Saturday vs. Duxbury

7. Dover-Sherborn (9-2); Thursday at Hopkinton

8. Acton-Boxborough Regional (8-3-1); Thursday vs. Newton South

9. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (5-6); Thursday at Waltham

10. Algonquin Regional (8-3); Thursday vs. Nipmuc Regional

Boys’ Game to Watch

Duxbury (9-4) at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (11-0), Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: When the top two teams in the state face off for the first time since the Division 1 state semifinals last June, an 18-6 Duxbury win, it will set up the season’s overriding question: Who is No. 1? The Warriors have put up 14.2 goals per game and have won all but two contests by at least five goals. The Duxbury Dragons, meanwhile, haven’t lost to a Massachusetts team this spring, while averaging 15 tallies against in-state opponents. Duxbury has much momentum after escaping with recent one-goal wins over Hingham and Medfield, the Globe’s ninth- and sixth-ranked teams respectively. Lincoln-Sudbury’s offensive weapons, including captain Jordan Dow and Henry Guild, will be aiming to spoil Duxbury’s run.

Jason Mastrodonato

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