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Player of the Week
Alex Trippi, Bullis (Potomac, Md.)
Trippi became Bullis’ all-time leading scorer with a three assist, one goal game against Bishop Sullivan on March 27. Then the UNC commit amassed nine points on six assists and three goals against Cape Henry (Virginia Beach, Va.) on Tuesday. With those totals, he reached 258 career points, surpassing former Bulldog Mark Davis for the program’s all-time lead.
“Seeing the kind of players that I look up to that are playing in college and being able to beat that means a lot to me,” Trippi said.
Trippi is doing it this season with a little more attention being paid to him. The Washington post noted that Gonzaga’s Will Rock guarded Trippi last week, but Trippi still managed two goals and two assists in the win over the Purple Eagles.
“There’s a little more attention to me and maybe the slides are coming a little quicker,” Trippi said. “But I’m a passer-first so that just opens up more opportunities for me.”
Trippi started his Bullis career with 40 points on 22 assists and 18 goals. His improvement vaulted him into a 76-point sophomore season in which he had 41 assists and 35 goals. His junior year was even better with 106 points (56 goals, 50 assists) in addition to helping Bullis to an IAC championship, and winning US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic All-American and Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year.
The senior finished the week with a six point game in a 24-4 win over DelMar (Md.) on Saturday.
Eric Cecere, Centennial (Ga.)
Cecere made 21 saves in a 14-6 win over Lassiter (Ga.) on March 28. He continued his hot play with a 15-save performance in a 16-13 win over St. Andrew’s (Fla.) on Friday.
Kevin Crowley, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
The senior scored three goals and three assists to help STA defeat Jupiter (Fla.) 11-10 on March 30.
Jonathan Huber, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
Huber scored five goals to help the Friars to a 14-12 win over Manhasset (N.Y.) on March 28. He followed that up with a three assist, one goal game in a 9-4 win over Greenwich (Conn.) on Saturday.
Matt Rueter, Holy Ghost Prep (Bensalem, Pa.)
Rueter went 24-for-27 on faceoffs and scooped up 20 ground balls and had one assist in a 13-11 win over Council Rock North (Newtown, Pa.).
Tom Sopko, Conestoga (Pa.)
Sopko totaled 20 points in three games last week, helping the Pioneers to a 4-0 record. The Bucknell commit started the week with 4 goals and two assists against Springfield-Delco (Pa.), then had four goals, four assists against Harriton (Pa.). He capped the week with five goals, one assist in a 14-8 win over North Hunterdon.
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.)|