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Player of the Week
Alex Walker, Sr., Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.)
Walker posted an impressive week against a defending state champion and a Top 10 South team. He finished the week with 13 points.
Walker started his week by setting a program record with nine points against Centennial (Roswell, Ga.) on Feb. 28. Walker scored seven goals and added two assists, including five goals in the first half. His five first-half goals helped the Longhorns to a 9-7 halftime lead and eventually the win.
“Our middies did a good job dodging up top. They created the looks in our offense,” Walker said. “Our whole team got me some good looks.”
Two days later, against the defending Class 5A champion Allatoona (Ga.), Walker amassed four points on two goals and two assists in a 15-6 win.
The Longhorns extended their winning streak to 26 games with the wins last week, which puts them in the Top 4 for the longest active streak in the nation. The 11 goals they gave up against Centennial was the most allowed in a game since they allowed 11 against Johns Creek (Ga.) on March 11, 2016. Both of those games on the road. Outside of those two games, Lambert has not allowed more than eight goals in any game of the last two seasons.
“Our defense starts with coach [Rick] Lewis. He gets the best out of our guys. He did a great job getting everyone ready for the season,” Walker said. “Everyone has the mentality that we’re not going to settle for last year’s title. We have everything to do it again. All our shirts say earned not given. Heading into the Centennial game we knew it would be a good gauge as to where we are right now.”
Brad Baker, Sr., Tampa Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Baker, a Player of the Year candidate, scored six goals and added three assists in two games last week. This included a three goal, one assist game against Maclay (Tallahassee, Fla.) on Friday.
Jack Goller, Soph., Marin Catholic (Calif.)
Goller scored three goals, including the game winner in a 9-8 overtime win over Oak Ridge (Calif.) on Tuesday.
Preston Lalicker, Soph., Apex (N.C.)
Lalicker scored four goals and added one assist in 12-11 win over Athens Drive on Thursday. The performance came in the first game of the year for Apex.
Blake Lecky, Jr., Lake Norman (N.C.)
Lecky scored four goals and had one assists as Lake Norman defeated Charlotte Country Day (Charlotte, N.C.) 12-4 on Friday.
Eric Overbay, Sr., Lambert (Ga.)
Overbay had an impressive week for the Longhorns. He had six assists and one goal in the win over Centennial and followed that up with three assists and one goal against Allatoona.
Peter Salit, Johns Creek (Ga.)
Scored five goals in an 8-4 win over crosstown rival Chattahoochee. Also had one ground ball. That win helped the Gladiators improve to 4-0 on the season.
Wyatt Schupler, Jr., Ponte Vedra (Fla.)
The Sharks’ goalie helped the team to a 15-13 win over IMG Academy (Fla.) on Saturday. With the win, Ponte Vedra snapped the Ascenders 20-game winning streak.
2017 Players of the Week
|Feb. 12||Marc Galindo||Immokalee||FL|
|Honorable Mention: Jed Dalton, South Fork (Fla.); Brennen Fountain, The First Academy (Fla.); Matthew Keeler, Ponte Vedra (Fla.); Jack Phipps, Bolles (Fla.)|
|Feb. 19||Reid Smith||Ponte Vedra||FL|
|Honorable Mention: Mikey Berkman, West Orange (Fla.); Jacob Hicks, Oak Hall (Fla.); Matthew Keeler, Ponte Vedra (Fla.); Zack Pacheco, Marist (Ga.); Trent Parker, South Fork (Fla.); Nicky Solomon, Centennial (Ga.)|
|Feb. 26||Oliver Alpert||St. Andrew's||FL|
|Honorable Mention: Brad Baker, Tampa Jesuit (Fla.); Joey Guglielmo, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.); Matt Adams, St. Andrew's (Fla.); Chris Ryan, Monte Vista-Danville (Cailf.); Evan Vogel, Buchholz (Fla.); Payton St. Geme, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)|
|March 6||Alex Walker||Lambert||GA|
|Honorable Mention: Brad Baker, Tampa Jesuit (Fla.); Jack Goller, Marin Catholic (Calif.); Preston Lalicker, Apex (N.C.); Blake Lecky, Lake Norman (N.C.); Eric Overbay, Lambert (Ga.); Wyatt Peek, Mill Creek (Ga.); Peter Salit, Johns Creek (Ga.); Wyatt Schupler, Ponte Vedra (Fla.); Marty Shargel, Agoura (Calif.)|
|March 13||Kadin Kightlinger||Bishop O'Connell||VA|
|Honorable Mention: Matt Adams, St. Andrew's (Fla.); Jackson Lamb, Oak Hall (Fla.); Mason O'Hanlon, Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.); Carson Sorrells, Allatoona (Ga.); Alderik van der Heyde, Torrey Pines (Calif.); Sean Voelkel, Chapel Hill (N.C.); Tim Vanderlinde, Creekside (Fla.)|
|March 20||Reed Babcock||Regis Jesuit||CO|
|Honorable Mention: Payton St. Geme, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.); Tyler Hancock, Vail Mountain (Colo.); Jackson Harvey, Arapahoe (Colo.); Ian Krampf, St. Mary's (Md.); Jake Larkin, Green Hope (N.C.); Cory Lund, El Segundo (Calif.); Alex Rode, St. Paul's (Md.); Luke Shilling, Boys' Latin (Md.); Lex Voelker, Ardrey Kell (N.C.)|
|March 27||Clay Welch||Ponte Vedra||FL|
|Honorable Mention: Tyler Bradbury, Oak Park (Calif.); Jared Halverson, Jordan (Durham, N.C.); Gunner Kerig, Maurice J. McDonough (Md.); Logan Posner, St. Paul’s (Md.); Tommy Sopko, Conestoga (Pa.); Taylor Strough, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.); Alex Trippi, Bullis (Md.); Jack Traynor, Malvern Prep (Pa.)|
|April 3||Alex Trippi||Bullis||MD|
|Honorable Mention: Eric Cecere, Centennial (Ga.); Kevin Crowley, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.); Jonathan Huber, St. Anthony's (N.Y.); Matt Rueter, Holy Ghost Prep (Pa.); Tom Sopko, Conestoga (Pa.); Evan Trizonis, Garnet Valley (Pa.)|
|April 10||TJ Malone||Haverford School||PA|
|Honorable Mention: Brett Baskin, La Salle College (Pa.); Mike Clibanoff, La Salle College (Pa.); Joey Epstein, Landon (Md.); Kevin Lindley, Darien (Conn.); Kyle Long, Springfield-Delco (Pa.); Jack Parr, McDonogh (Md.); Regan Quinn, Chaminade (N.Y.); Will Ramos, Nyack (N.Y.); Jackson Rieger, John Jay (N.Y.)|
|April 17||Trevor Patschorke||Severna Park||MD|
|Honorable Mention: Prescott King, Episcopal Dallas (Texas); Ian Laviano, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.); Dalton Lucas, Riverhead (N.Y.); Logan McGovern, Darien (Conn.); Asher Nolting, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Brennan O'Neil, St. Anthony's (N.Y.); Henry Savage, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Nicky Solomon, Centennial (Ga.); Kaleb Stroman, Legend (Colo.)|
|April 24||Bryn Evans||St. Ignatius Prep||CA|
|Honorable Mention: Aleric Fyock, St. Mary's (Md.); Michael Hubbard, Lake Mary (Fla.); Brendan Curry, Calvert Hall (Md.); David Madril, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.); Carson Marano, Penn Charter (Pa.); Bryce Mumpower, Lake Mary (Fla.); Jack Ortolano, North Gwinnett (Ga.); Jack Phillips, Lake Highland Prep (Fla.); Keaton Roarick, Old Saybrook (Conn.)|
|May 1||Kevin Crowley||St. Thomas Aquinas||FL|
|Honorable Mention: Jacob Buttermore, Garnet Valley (Pa.); Joe Covino, Fair Lawn (N.J.); Jake Glatz, Boys' Latin (Md.); Cole Grant, Watertown IHS (N.Y.); Jacob Kelly, Calvert Hall (Md.); Logan Mitchell, Wando (S.C.); Jack Parr, McDonogh (Md.); Dom Pryor, Ward Melville (N.Y.); Jake Taylor, Regis Jesuit (Colo.); Sam Weis, Wando (S.C.)|
|May 8||Kevin Lindley||Darien||CT|
|Honorable Mention: JP Basile, Garden City (N.Y.); Ben DeBlauw, Southern (Md.); Peter Garno, Haverford School (Pa.); Austin Hudson, Gilman (Md.); Patrick Kavanagh, Chaminade (N.Y.); Logan Posner, St. Paul's (Md.); Owen Seebold, Highland Park (Texas); Donovan Welsh, Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.)|
|May 15||Justin Shockey||Landon||MD|
|Honorable Mention: Ryan Bannon, Hopkinton (Mass.); Hayden Frey, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.); Jacob Kelly, Calvert Hall (Md.); John Kiracofe, St. John’s (D.C.); Kyle Laforge, Tyngsborough (Mass.); Luke Millican, Dallas Jesuit (Texas); Evan Sibson, Absegami (N.J.)|
|May 22||Lance Tillman||Valor Christian||CO|
|Honorable Mention: Owen Caputo, Middle Creek (N.C.); Joey Cinque, Christ School (N.C.); Parker MacLean, La Costa Canyon (Calif.); Ryder Mora, Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.); Nolan Moon, Lassiter (Ga.); Trevor Patschorke, Severna Park (Md.); Jordan Swoyer, Linganore (Md.); Joe Theuer, Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.); Joe Wolf, Allentown Central Catholic (Pa.)|
|May 29||Logan McGovern||Darien||CT|
|Honorable Mention: JT Bugliosi, Calvert Hall (Md.); Brendan Curry, Calvert Hall (Md.); Ben DeBlauw, Southern (Md.); Greg Gatto, Ridgefield (Conn.); Nico Ipeker, Montgomery (N.J.); Jacob Kelly, Calvert Hall (Md.); Liam Powderly, McDonogh (Md.)|
|June 5||Ryan Brown||Central Bucks East||PA|
|Honorable Mention: Jamie Atkinson, Garden City (N.Y.); Harry Berg, Conestoga (Pa.); Brendan Harman, Avon Grove (Pa.); Eddie Munoz, Ward Melville (N.Y.); Tehoka Nanticoke, IMG Academy (Fla.); T Ridgeway, Georgetown Prep (Md.); Andrew Robbins, Ramapo (N.J.); Tom Schelling, Delbarton (N.J.); Taylor Strough, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.); Dylan Watson, Hill Academy (Canada)|
|June 12||Matt Grillo||Ward Melville||NY|
|Honorable Mention: Zach Augustine, Avon Grove (Pa.); Colin Crowley, Delbarton (N.J.); Cameron Gould, Brother Rice (Mich.); Frankie Labetti, Moorestown (N.J.); Kyle Long, Springfield-Delco (Pa.); Kevin Lindley, Darien (Conn.); Jackson Miller, Woodson (Va.); Ryan O’Connell, New Canaan (Conn.); Taylor Strough, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.); Jack Sutherland, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.)|