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EMass boys’ lacrosse: Players to watch

Collin Almeida, Falmouth — He tallied 75 goals with 32 assists as a junior last spring. The midfielder, a two-time Atlantic Coast League All-Star, has committed to Penn State.

Cole Biggins, Duxbury — The Army commit has been a rock for the Dragons defensively. A returning Patriot League All-Star anchored a unit that allowed 88 goals in 21 games last season.

Aidan Carroll, BC High — In helping the Eagles capture the Division 1 title last spring, the senior-to-be had four goals in BC High’s 16-3 win over Acton-Boxborough.

Jason Child, Needham — The reigning MVP of the Bay State Conference, the senior attack had 63 goals and 15 assists last season. He will play at BU.


Mason Fitzgerald, Cohasset — The Providence recruit backstopped the Skippers to the Division 3 title last spring, making 14 saves in the final against Dover-Sherborn.

Dylan Gardner, Xaverian — The talented long-stick senior middie, who is committed to Michigan, is the focal point of the defense, as the Hawks hope to challenge for the Division 1 state crown.

Will Kenney, Hingham —Fresh off a 41-point campaign in hockey, the senior is the centerpiece of the attack for the Habormen, who advanced to the sectional semis in their first season in Division 1. He has committed to Denison.

John Schofield, Medfield — The junior led the Warriors in nearly every major defensive category a season ago, and was named the Tri-Valley League’s defensive player of the year.

Michael Tobin, Reading — After dealing with a a torn labrum last season, he was stellar (five goals) in the Division 2 final. He’ll be playing with his older brother, Kevin, on the UMass attack next year.

Matt Ward, Lincoln-Sudbury — The senior attack led the Warriors with 49 goals and 35 assists last spring.

Jake Levin can be reached at jakelevin477@gmail.com.