Players of the Year
Division 1: Hayden Frey, Lincoln-Sudbury
The maestro behind Lincoln-Sudbury’s prolific offense, Frey tallied a team-high 47 assists and the clinching goal in an 8-7 win over BC High for the Warriors’ third straight state title. An All-American, Frey will play at Union.
Division 2: Frankie Higgins, Hingham
The Patriot League All-Star was captain of the Division 2 champion Harbormen. He scored 22 goals with 13 assists as a longpole defender and faceoff specialist. A two-time first team All-American, he’s committed to Bucknell.
Division 3: Kilian Morrissey, Ipswich
The MVP of the Cape Ann League scored 72 goals with 34 assists while leading the Tigers to a Division 3 state championship. Morrissey used incredible elusiveness to torch defenses. He will attend Cushing Academy.
Bryce Adam, Newton North, senior
The leading scorer in school history, he finished his career with 413 points (229 goals, 184 assists). The lefty midfielder and All-American was a two-time Bay State football all-star and indoor track state champion. He’ll attend Tufts.
Will Bowen, BC High, junior
One of the top defenders in the country, Bowen led the Eagles back to the Division 1 state championship game. Already a two-time All-American and All-Scholastic, he has verbally committed to play at North Carolina.
Patrick Bulger, BC High, senior
After missing most of his junior year while battling Lyme disease, Bulger broke out with a team-high 63 goals as a senior. A high honors student who is vice president of the Student Council, he will attend Georgetown this fall.
Jack Cahill, Medfield, senior
A three-time state champion, he had impact for the Warriors as a true two-way midfielder and All-American. He scored five goals, including an overtime game-winner in the Division 2 Central/East final and will play at Holy Cross.
Eric Civetti, Franklin, junior
The junior attack set single-season records for the Panthers with 79 goals and 100 points in an All-American season. Civetti amassed 275 points to set a program record as a three-year starter and he has verbally committed to Rutgers.
Austin Collard, Wakefield, senior
The Middlesex League MVP put up 89 goals and 31 assists en route to an undefeated regular season and the Middlesex League title. He finished with 193 goals and 81 assists and will head to Manhattan College to play lacrosse.
Sam Eisenstadt, Needham, senior
A first-team All-American and Bay State League MVP, Eisenstadt led Needham to the Division 1 South semifinal. The senior defender and three-time Bay State All-Star, scored 14 goals with 8 assists and will play at UMass-Amherst.
John Gump, Chelmsford, senior
The 6-foot, 170-pound long stick midfielder was all over the field helping the Lions reach the state tournament for the first time in five years. Gump will take a post-graduate year at Trinity Pawling before attending UMass-Amherst.
CJ Hart, Reading, senior
He stopped 60 percent of the shots he faced with 470 career saves for the Rockets (16-4). The 5-foot-11-inch senior goalie also played hockey and made honor roll all four years at RMHS. Hart will attend St. Anselm next year.
Jake Hurley, Walpole, senior
Working with senior Owen Hunter, Hurley helped lead the Rebels (19-2) to the top seed in Division 2 Central/East with 60 goals and 25 assists. He finished with 124 career goals. The Bay State All-Star will play for Assumption.
Bailey Laidman, Dover-Sherborn, senior
Few players possess as lethal a shot as Laidman, who will attend North Carolina. A three-time All-Scholastic, he tallied 345 career points while leading the Raiders to two state titles and also won a 2016 state title in alpine skiing.
Bobby Maimaron, Duxbury, senior
He led Duxbury to a Division 2 state title as a record-breaking All-Scholastic quarterback, then paced the Green Dragons to a Division 1 South finals appearance as a two-way All-American midfielder. He will attend Williams.
Marc O’Rourke, Hingham, senior
With 356 career points, O’Rourke helped lead Hingham to a state title as a senior captain. O’Rourke was named the Patriot League MVP this season as well as a first-team All-American, and will head to Bryant University next year.
Daniel Ryan, Lincoln-Sudbury, senior
One of the most versatile poles in the state, the All-American senior scored seven goals as a weapon in transition for the Warriors. The 2017 athlete of the year at L-S and a standout quarterback, Ryan will attend Hobart next year.
Kevin Tobin, Reading, senior
A two-time All-American, the 5-foot-7-inch Tobin led Reading to a 16-4 mark and exemplified toughness while compiling more than 300 career points. The midfielder, who also played hockey for four years, will attend UMass-Amherst.
Sam Witt, Acton-Boxborough, senior
A member of the Colonials state championship team as a freshman, Witt finished his career with 210 career points and was named a Dual County League All-Star four times. He will continue his lacrosse career at Quinnipiac.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Brian Vona, Lincoln-Sudbury
Vona led the Warriors to a third consecutive state title this spring with a disciplined approach and a balanced roster. The hard work of several key seniors paid off thanks in part to the guidance of his experienced coaching staff.
Division 2: Andrew Lavalle, Wakefield
Since taking over as head coach three years ago, Lavalle has seen Wakefield improve every year and this spring he took the program to new heights with its first undefeated regular season and a trip to the sectional final.
Division 3: Glenn Foster, Ipswich
In his 33rd year as head coach, Foster led the Tigers to their second state title and first since 2003. Foster pushed all the right buttons to beat Hanover, 11-10, in the state semifinals and Grafton, 8-7, in the state final.
Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Jack Harney. Falmouth: Collin Almeida, George Armstrong, Alex Manos, Brennan McIntyre. Marshfield: Gavin Admirand, Ty Chabera, Andrew Fithian, Ryan Wheaton. Nauset: Nick Hull, Aidan Sullivan. Sandwich: Joey Boudrow, Sean Laughlin, James Stack.
Bay State — Brookline: Colby Ferrigno. Natick: Colin Montgomery, Ben Morrison. Needham: Joe Bruno, Jason Child, Sam Eisenstadt (MVP), Danny McEvoy, Antonio Trabucco, Brendan Walsh. Newton North: Bryce Adam, Hunter Adam, Will Thompson, Ted Yeradi. Walpole: Robert Colburn, Owen Hunter, Jake Hurley, Tom Wilber. Wellesley: Michael Bomes, Grant Chryssicas. Weymouth: Shane O’Leary.
Cape & Islands — Falmouth Academy: Sam Colt-Simonds. Nantucket: Natty Davidson, JT Gamberoni (MVP), Ben Lombardi, Alex Small. St. John Paul II: Tim Jordan, Dan Paige, Cal Teceno. Sturgis East: Vinny Collucci, Jill Doyle, Sawyer Gibbons, Nick Pinard. Sturgis West: Justin Howard.
Cape Ann — Hamilton-Wenham: Mayo Amorello, Andrew Riccio. Ipswich: Charlie Gillis, Dukey Kriksceonaitis, Kilian Morrissey (MVP), Tyler Starr. Masconomet: Max Sherriff Streng, Adam Story, Garrett Young. North Reading: Jake Bedell, Sean Fagen. Pentucket: Robert Porter (MVP), Liam Sheehy. Triton: Sam Aponas, Jed Cutter, Liam Spillane.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Jake Barry, Cam Dean, Mark Higgins. Arlington Catholic: Matt Anderson, Mike Balboni, Riley Donovan, Joshua Smith, Jack Thorpe. Austin Prep: Michael Charbra, Nick Gately, Nick Hamponian, Jack Richards, Jimmy Theriault, Joey Theriault. Bishop Fenwick: John Cataldo, David DelVecchio, Matt Gorman, Tyler Layton. Cardinal Spellman: Mike Cahill, Matt Galligan (MVP), Chris Palin, Matt Palin. St. Mary’s: Anthony DelVecchio, Andrew Kreamer, Dante Maribito.
Catholic Conference — BC High: Will Bowen, Patrick Bulger, Patrick Jennings, Charlie Pyne, Jack Walsh. Catholic Memorial: Matt Freitas, Mike Giacobee, Matt McCarthy. Malden Catholic: Eric Almquist. St. John’s Prep: Kevin Casey, Tim Tyrrell. Xaverian: Jared Grier, Kevin Ryan, Connor Sullivan.
Dual County — (Large) Acton-Boxborough: Carson Bischoff, Jake Erickson, Tim Fenniman, Corbin Myles, Eric Raguin, Sam Witt. Concord-Carlisle: Matt Moreau, John Mulligan. Lincoln-Sudbury: Junior Almeida, Ryan Donlan, Hayden Frey, Daniel Ryan, Peter Rizzotti, Jack Sutherland, Buck Williams, Trevor Van Leer. Wayland: Kyle Camphausen, Michael Lampert. Westford Academy: Cam Barisano, Nick Furness. (Small) Bedford: David Bartkus, Charlie Cook, Jake Eliason. Boston Latin: Price Nicholas. Cambridge: Abbott Gifford, Owen Ryerson. Newton South: Jack Briney, Ilan Hascal. Waltham: Adam Becker, Cam Egan, Conor Lenfest. Weston: Andrew Hall, Ben White.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Carter Castillo, Joe Franklin, Craig Herson, Nick Pierce, Shaun Pierce. Bishop Stang: Austin Ajami, Alex Govoni, Jack Martin, Riley Scales. Coyle & Cassidy: Jack Langlais, Sam Trojano. Martha’s Vineyard: John Morris, Matteus Scheffer, Sam Wallace.
Hockomock — Canton: Michael Pigeon. Foxborough: Jacob Addeche, Patrick Kaveny, Patrick Stapleton, Brendan Tully. Franklin: Jacob Alexander, Wyatt Arsenault, Eric Civetti, Pat Morrison, Connor O’Rourke, Packie Watson. King Philip: Zack D’Amico, Paul Macrina, Tim Watson. Mansfield: Joe Cox. North Attleborough: Jared Daikin, Tom Lockavitch, Dan McDonald (MVP), Zack McGowan.
Mayflower — Bishop Connolly: Matt Cliff. Blue Hills: Nate Newman. Cape Cod Tech: Marcus Alymer, Ryan Dipilato, Scott Withers. Old Colony: Troy Hougasian. Sacred Heart: Steve Fehrm, Tim Mathisen, Bryce Molloy, Loren Simpson. South Shore Voc-Tech: Brendan Hussey, Bryan Johnston. Southeastern: Mike McKeon. Tri-County: Adam Garcia, C.J. Roy. Upper Cape: Garrett Glinski (MVP), Jake Tomasik, Declan Woodside.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Michael Biddle, Chris Carver, Brendan Croston (MVP), Thomas Haut, Thomas Mapstone, Bret Miller, Nick Penta, Ryan Puglisi. Billerica: Gus Gobiel, Pat Quinn. Central Catholic: Dan Donahue, Max Faro. Chelmsford: Jake Green, Jake Gump (MVP), John Gump, Andrew Thayer. Haverhill: Troy Sliney. North Andover: Steve Canale, Mike Roche.
Middlesex — Arlington: Sean Tomaszewski. Belmont: Thomas Bellard. Burlington: Riley Gilberg, Dakota Ikier, Nevin Kriger. Melrose: Mike Calvert, Mike Pedrini, Cam Rosie, Jack Wells. Reading: Chris Connery, Jack Geiger, C.J. Hart, CJ Hart, Ryan Melley, Kevin Tobin (MVP), Michael Tobin. Wakefield: Ryan Chambers, Austin Collard (MVP), Mark Fitzpatrick, Anthony Forziati, PJ Iannuzzi, Mark Patrick. Wilmington: Tyler Roberts. Winchester: Hayden Bean, Jack Carpini, Jake Mabardy. Woburn: John Morgan.
Northeastern — Beverly: Sam Abate, Kyle Chouinard, Nick DiLiuso, Kevin Flaherty, Kevin Morency. Danvers: Mike Daras, Cole Johnson. Gloucester: Brendan O’Brien. Lynn English: Ryan Clark. Marblehead: Sam Cioffi, Ridge Driscoll, Manning Sears. Peabody: Tim January. Revere: Eric Bua, Julian Giraldo, Eddie Sullivan. Salem: Nathan Estes. Swampscott: Andrew Dove, Jack Herlihy, Nico Rusk. Winthrop: David Barry, Pat Sennot.
Old Colony — Barnstable: Evan Mulone, Nate Mulone, Max Nichols, John Ramos, Zeb Tilton, Ryan Welsh. Bridgewater-Raynham: Connor Donovan, James Hinnebusch, Jack Sweeney, Ryan Thurber, Jason Vickery. Dartmouth: Logan Bosworth, Neal Canastra, Will Cote, Owen McKenna.
Patriot — Duxbury: Johnny Antaya, Riley Bergstrom, Cole Biggins, Charlie Gans, Joe Gooley, Bobby Maimaron, Zack Prime, Henry Weld. Hanover: Nate Bosnian, Neil Calkin, Ben Fein, Chris Greene, Perry Harris, Jack Hennessey, Frank Higgins, Devin Irvin, Tim Mullane, Abdullah Nassif, Jake Quilty, Marshall Terres. Hingham: Frankie Higgins, Marc O’Rourke (MVP). Pembroke: Brendan Gruning. Plymouth North: Jake Harrington, Declan Tierney. Plymouth South: Cam Hunter, Nick McKenna. Scituate: Devin Brown, Joe Mauceri, Dave Murray, Jake O’Brien, Dave Theodore. Silver Lake: Sean Daly, Drew Neal.
South Coast — Apponequet: Damien Hooper. Bourne: James Corsano, Jacob Girard, Zach Wirsen. Dighton-Rehoboth: Ben Loell. Fairhaven: Logan Bussiere, Luke Hebert. Greater New Bedford: Chandler Kuehne. Old Rochester: Landon Goguen, Nate King, Nick Rego, Andrew Riggi, Charlie Tirell.
South Shore — Abington: Alex Osmanski, Max Osmanski, John Quinn, Justin Richards. Cohasset: Ryan Donovan, Thomas Durkin, Jimmy Farren, Noah Froio, Kyle McFetridge (MVP), Will Thomas. East Bridgewater: Jared Frost, Ryan Trask. Hull: Christian Olivieri, Bode Weber, Tucker Weber. Mashpee: Toren Burton, Jacob Johnston. Norwell: Chad Bilezikian, Paxton Blanchard, Ryan Horan, Jon Lockwood, Christian Weitz. Rockland: Jim Fitzgerald, Matt O’Brien.
Tri-Valley — Dover-Sherborn: Ross Barnard, Jack Dillon, Zach Gustafson, Bailey Laidman, Jack Mahoney, Joe Paolatto. Holliston: Michael Alibrandi. Hopkinton: Will Abbott, Ryan Bannon (MVP), Andrew Palleiko, DJ Sloan, Tyler Zanini. Medfield: Jack Cahill. Medway: Jake Cahil, Collin Curley, Matt Dold, Andrew Garfield, Sean MacDougall, Owen Murphy, Jake Tomsik. Westwood: Jake Antonucci, Connor Deehan.
Text by Nate Weitzer and Marisa Ingemi.