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2018 Boys’ Lacrosse Player of the Year Tracker

by Mike Loveday
Landon and Joey Epstein hold on to No. 1 in the Week 6 Consensus Rankings.
from (Md.) photo courtesy Mary Ponomarenko.

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Rather than wait until the end of the 2018 boys’ high school lacrosse season to unveil the Player of the Year and All-LaxRecords.com team, I am publishing a weekly tracker to keep up-to-date with the players currently under consideration.

Players will be considered if they fall into the following categories: among the state or county leaders in any statistical category (defenseman and face-off specialists included); the strength of team’s schedule; performance in both regular and postseason games and importance to the team. To submit a player update or to have a player considered for this list, please submit the player’s performance to Mike Loveday.

FirstLastHigh SchoolSt.P.YearCollegeMore
MikeyBerkmanFLA2018SyracuseProfile
Season Complete: The Syracuse commit achieved quite a few personal landmarks during his senior season. Berkman finished his senior year with 99 points on 50 assists and 49 goals. He is Florida's all-time leading scorer, the first player in state history to have at least 200 career goals and 200 career assists and finished his career in the Top 30 all-time for career points.
MattBrandauMDA2018YaleProfile
Season Complete: Complete stats not available
OwenCaputoNCM2018DukeProfile
Season Complete: Caputo finished his career as the first player in North Carolina history to reach 500 career points, thus becoming the state's all-time leader. He broke 's record of 472. The Duke commit scored 149 points on 93 goals and 53 assists.
JeffreyConnerStrath HavenPAM2018Virginia
Season Complete: Conner did not mess around during his senior year. The UVA commit posted career highs in points (156) and goals (96) and averaged 6.78 points per game. He finished his career with 408 points and 238 goals.
GriffinCookNYA2018SyracuseProfile
Season Complete: Cook reached 100 points on 54 goals and 46 assists for the Red Rams this season. The attackman completed his career with 379 points on 242 goals and 137 assists. Cook scored at least two points in every game this season and posted a season-high 13 points against Central Square (N.Y.) on April 19.
NicholasDeMaioCAA2018Boston U.Profile
Season Complete: Demaio finished his senior year with 97 points on 61 goals and 36 assists. As of this writing, and before all season and career stats are totaled, DeMaio is California's second-leading scorer. He finished three points behind his older brother, and Maryland freshman, Anthony DeMaio.
JoeyEpsteinMDA2018Johns HopkinsProfile
Season Complete: Epstein scored 88 points on 55 goals and 33 assists this season, putting 's career-scoring record away with room to spare. The senior finished with 336 career points on 203 goals and 133 assists. He is a 2018 Under Armour All-American and nominated for several post-season awards yet to be announced.
JacobKellyMDA2018UNCProfile
Season Complete: Kelly finished 2018 with 103 points, surpassing the 91 from last season, while leading the Cardinals to their second-straight MIAA A title. The future Tarheel completed his high school career with 338 points on 177 assists and 161 goals.
KyleLongPAM2018MarylandProfile
Season Complete: The senior is among the few players who have 300 career assists after finishing his career with 330. The future Terrapin scored 434 points in his career and won back-to-back PIAA championships as a sophomore and junior.
RickyMiezanVAM2018Stanford (Fball)Profile
Season Complete: Miezan finished the year with 71 points on 60 goals and 11 assists.
JackMyersDCA2018HarvardProfile
Season Complete: Myers finishes his high school lacrosse career as the leading scorer in Washington, D.C. history after amassing 88 points on 54 goals and 34 assists this year. The senior was instrumental in leading the Purple Eagles back to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship this season.
LiamPowderlyMDA2019Virginia (Golf)Profile
Latest Update: Complete stats not available
GavynPureCOA2018UncommittedProfile
Season Complete: Pure became the first player in Colorado history to reach 400 career points and the first to have at least 200 goals and 200 assists in his career. He scored 457 points on 252 goals and 205 assists. He holds the state's scoring lead by more than 100 points.
AdamRitterPAM2018High PointProfile
Season Complete: Ritter scored 95 points on a balanced 48 goals and 47 assists this season. The future High Point player surpassed 300 career points early his senior season and finished with 378. His 217 goals places him among the nation's all-time leaders.
KeatonRoarickCTG2018UncommittedProfile
Latest Update: Complete stats not available
ChaseScanlanFLM2018LoyolaProfile
Season Complete: Scanlan scored 63 points for IMG this season. In 16 games, the Loyola commit scored 39 goals and 24 assists. In his last three years of high school, Scanlan scored 334 points on 208 goals and 126 assists. Statistics from his freshman year at (N.Y.) are missing.
ConnorShellenbergerMDA2019VirginiaProfile
Season Complete: The junior had quite the year in his first at . Shellenberger scored 72 points and helped his team to the IAC championship. Heading into his senior year, the UVA commit has 228 points on 124 goals and 104 assists.
RyanSiracusaGAA2019MarylandProfile
Season Complete: Siracusa appears primed to be the next member of the 400 club after scoring 112 points this season. The Maryland commit scored 76 goals and 36 assists to bring his career total to 314 points. He needs six goals to reach 200 for his career.
NickySolomonGAA2018UNCProfile
Season Complete: To list all of Solomon's accomplishments here would be a disservice, so here's some highlights. He finished his career as the nation's No. 2 scorer of all-time. As of this writing, he is No. 2 in assists only to and 27th in career goals. He is Georgia's all-time leading scorer, supplanting his older brother Nathan for the honor. He will take the field in the upcoming Under Armour All-America game in June.
JackTraynorPAA/M2018Penn StateProfile
Latest Update: Complete stats not available
JoeWhiteVAA2018Penn StateProfile
Season Complete: White has put together quite the season and career this year. The senior became Virgina's all-time goal and assist leader. The Penn State commit scored 425 points on 244 goals and 181 assists.

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