[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During 2018, LaxRecords.com will name a Player of the Week each Monday. Submit players statistics to LaxRecords.com for consideration in future Player’s of the Week.
Player of the Week winners do not need to fall into the minimum categories that determine the Best Known Performers, so submit any performance you feel warrants consideration.
Player of the Week
Topher Bligh, Jr., St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)
Bligh totaled 13 points on seven goals and six assists in two victories last week. The Brown commit scored eight points on five goals and three assists as St. Ignatius Prep defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (Calif.) 16–1 in their season opener on Feb. 26.
He followed that up with a three-assist, two-goal game against defending Southern CIF champion Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.). St. Ignatius Prep defeated Loyola 8–7 to improve to 2–0 this season.
“We were really excited to play Loyola,” Bligh said. “It’s always a good rivalry. They have a great team and a great group of guys. It kind of symbolizes West Coast lacrosse.”
Bligh was second on the team in scoring as a sophomore. He posted 62 points on 36 assists and 26 goals last year. He also was among the team leaders in ground balls with 31.
“We have interchangeable parts. We just keep throwing people in and everybody does their part,” Bligh said. “We have good senior leadership this year. We have a lot of guys that flow into the offense and everybody knows what they’re doing.”
Mikey Berkman, Sr., West Orange (Fla.)
Berkman scored his 400th career point for West Orange (Fla.) in a 19–10 win over Windermere (Fla.) on March 1. The Syracuse commit scored eight goals and an assist in the victory. He became the 76th player in boys lacrosse history to accomplish the feat. Berkman now has 404 career points and should become the first player in Florida history to reach 200 career goals and 200 career assists. He has 196 goals and 208 assists after the Windermere game.
Dylan Farley, Fr., Westminster (Ga.)
The freshman had a good week on faceoffs. In total, he won 49-of–63 in three games early in the week. He went 11-of–6 in a 9–7 win over McCallie School (Tenn.) on March 3 in a crucial inter-state meeting. He won 88 percent of his faceoffs in a win over Carrollton (Ga.) on Feb. 28.
Kaiser Fry, Jr., Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.)
Fry totaled 10 points for Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.) in an 11–7 win over Great Oak (Calif.) on March 3. The junior scored eight goals and dished out two assists in the victory.
Garrett Kim, El Camino Real Charter (Calif.)
Kim helped kick off the ECRC season with a hard-fought game. He scored six goals and won 17 faceoffs in a 12–11 overtime loss to Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences (Calif.) on Feb. 26.
Prescott King, Sr., Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)
King came up big against rival Highland Park last week. The senior made 10 saves, including five in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles defeat the Scots 7-6. King made a game-saving save with less than five seconds remaining to seal the victory.
Nicky Solomon, Sr., Centennial (Ga.)
Solomon scored the 500th point of his career for Centennial (Ga.) in a 22–1 win over Norcross (Ga.) on March 2. The UNC commit had eight assists and five goals in the game. Solomon passed Mikey Powell on the all-time points list with his achievement.
2018 Players of the Week
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