LaxRecords.com continues its Looking Ahead series with our Connecticut High School Lacrosse Midfielders and Face-off Men to Watch list. This is an early look at just some of the 2017 midfielders and face-off men who were among their team’s leading scorers or made All-State as juniors.
This is not a recruiting list of top players, but instead reflects some of the players who led or were among the team’s top scorers from last season and return in 2017.
Where do these player rank in terms of all-time Connecticut stats? LaxRecords.com has the all-time career, season and game stats on the Connecticut Best Known High School Lacrosse Records page.
High School Lacrosse Midfielders to Watch
Liam Gottlick, Daniel Hand (Madison, Conn.), M
Gottlick earned Second Team All-State honors as a midfielder last season.
Colin McCarthy, Xavier (Middletown, Conn.), M, Loyola
McCarthy followed up a stellar sophomore season with a Second Team All-State honor last year. The all-state choice was his second consecutive selection. In 2015, he also earned Register All-Area honors.
Ryan O’Connell, New Canaan (Conn.), M, North Carolina
After scoring almost 60 points as a sophomore, O’Connell followed up with a First team All-State designation as a junior. He is Recruiting Rundown’s No. 6 player in the class of 2017.
Sean Penney, Simsbury (Conn.), M
Penney helped Simsbury to a 20-2 record last season. The Trojans reached the Class L championship game and lost only one game to an in-state opponent. Penney earned Second Team All-State honors.
Nico Ragaini, Notre Dame-West Haven (West Haven, Conn.), M, Cornell
A two-sport star, Ragaini earned First Team All-State honors last season for lacrosse. He is also a First Team All-State football honoree. He was the All-SCC pick at short-pole defensive midfielder in 2015.
High School Lacrosse Face-off Men to Watch
Bailey Savio, Greenwich (Conn.), F/O, Loyola
Savio was a stud at the X for the Cardinals last season. The Loyola commit earned Second Team All-State honors. In the Class L quarterfinals, Savio won 18-of-20 faceoffs against Fairfield Prep.
Nico Sommo, North Branford (Conn.), F/O
Somme earned team captain honors last season, becoming the first junior to earn the distinction. He responded with a Second Team All-State choice. Sommo won 250-of-430 face offs last season, which accounted for the second-highest total in the state.
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