Player of the Week
Nicky Solomon, Centennial (Ga.)
It's fitting that Solomon did not break his older brother’s state scoring lead on May 2. Instead, the UNC commit will spend a few days tied with Nathan at No. 1.
After becoming just the fifth player in history to surpass 600 career points on May 28, Solomon scored 10 points against North Cobb (Ga.) to put him at 623 career points - the exact total that current Syracuse star Nathan Solomon finished his career.
Nicky scored seven goals and two assists in a win over Woodward Academy (Ga.) to reach 600 career points on April 27. He added four assists and three goals against Louisville Trinity (Ky.) to bring his total to 608.
Solomon became the first person in state history and just the fourth person in the sport’s history to reach 300 career assists. He accomplished that feat earlier this season.
With at least one game remaining on the Knights schedule. Solomon is likely to break the scoring record. That will move him into 3rd place all-time on the Career Points list. Solomon has the potential to complete his career as the nation’s 2nd-best scorer of all-time. Justin Anderson, who is currently playing at UNC, finished his career with 632 career points. Anderson played his high school lacrosse at another Centennial in Las Vegas.
Liam Powderly, McDonogh (Md.)
Powderly scored six points in a meeting against Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) that moved the Eagles into first place in the MIAA A Conference. Powderly had four assists and two goals in the 12–7 victory.
Carl Klepper, St. Andrew's (Fla.)
Klepper led the Scots with three goals and two assists in a 9–1 win over Belen Jesuit (Fla.) last week. St. Andrew’s victory sent them to the state tournament final four for the first time since 2015.
Brennan O'Neill, St. Anthony's (N.Y.)
With three assists and two goals, O’Neill surpassed 200 career points on May 1 against St. Dominic (N.Y.). O’Neill is just a sophomore and has been playing varsity lacrosse since his 8th-grade season where he played with Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.). LaxRecords.com has O’Neill with 127 career goals and 75 career assists.
James Reilly, Conestoga (Pa.)
Reilly went 17 for 21 and scored a goal in the 10–9 win over Malvern Prep last week.
Ryan Siracusa, Centennial (Ga.)
Siracusa surpassed 300 career points with 5 goals in a first-round playoff win on May 2. The Maryland commit has 186 career goals and 115 career assists.
Noah Soriano, Nanuet (N.Y.)
Soriano totaled nine points and won 67 percent of his faceoffs for the Golden Knights in a game against Nyack (N.Y.). Soriano scored five goals and four assists and went 21 for 31 at the faceoff X in a 14–13 overtime loss.
Joe White, Collegiate (Va.)
White became the first player in Virginia history to reach 400 career points on May 2. He scored two goals and two assists against Benedictine (Va.) to reach the milestone. The Penn State signee has 403 career points and has put the state’s scoring lead well beyond the next player on the list. Dan Doty from Potomac School (Va.) scored 323 career points and was the state’s all-time leader since 2000. As if that was not enough, White also became Virginia’s all-time leader in assists with 171. He also overtook the lead for goals in the last week.
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