The 2018 All-LaxRecords Team is not another All-America team. Instead, this team is players who set either national, state or team records as reported to LaxRecords.com during the 2018 season.
The goal of selecting this team is to highlight some of the best performances from the 2018 season and the player’s careers. So much focus is placed on where a player is playing in college, sometimes the players who are not big-name recruits fly under-the-radar and have stellar careers. This team celebrates those careers.
2018 All-LaxRecords Teams
Quentin Buchman, Santa Margarita (Calif.)
College: Notre Dame
Stat Sheet: 226 career goals
The future Irish midfielder is among California’s all-time goal leaders - finishing his career at No. 7. He is a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and was named Trinity League Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2018. His 304 career points place him at No. 11 in state history.
Dylan Day, Jr., Tecumseh (Mich.)
Stat Sheet: No. 3 on Michigan’s all-time scoring list
Day should become only the third player in Michigan history to reach 400 career points during his senior season. The attackman has 383 points Third all-time in Michigan in scoring with one year remaining. He needs 72 points to tie Matthew Giampetroni (Cranbrook School) for second. Day is one of just six players in Michigan history to score 100 goals in a season after he scored 104 this year. His 163 points is among the nation's best seasons of all-time.
Nicholas DeMaio, Coronado (Calif.)
College: Boston University
Stat Sheet: No. 2 in points in California history
DeMaio scored 388 points in his Coronado career to finish his career at No. 2 in state history. He finished three points behind his older brother, Anthony. The future Terrier’s 190 assists are good for second in state history. The attackman is a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and First Team All-City player. DeMaio will spend a prep year at Avon Old Farms before heading to BU.
Colin Hall, Centennial (Ga.)
Stat Sheet: 324 career points
Hall was one of three Knights who completed the 2018 season with at least 300 career points. To-date, there is no record of a team with three players who all have 300 career points at the same time, which is an impressive feat by itself. Hall’s part was adding 324 points on 219 goals.
Chase Ierlan, Victor
Stat Sheet: 572 career saves
Ierlan was the anchor for the Blue Devils the last four years. He started playing on the varsity as an 8th grader and completed his career with 572 saves and helped Victor reach the state championship in each of the last four seasons - winning three. He earned the Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year award this season and Section V Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. He is a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and was one of the 44 players at the 2018 Under Armour All-America game.
Devin Lee, Clinton (N.Y.)
Stat Sheet: 1,016 career saves
Lee posted six games with at least 20 saves during his senior year to help push him past 1,000 career saves. The goalie recorded 274 saves this season, surpassing his previous career high of 272 that he set as a junior. Lee became the 16th player reported to have at least 1,000 career saves - nine of which are from New York.
Nico Mattia, Queensbury (N.Y.)
Stat Sheet: 82.56 win percentage
Mattia is among the nation’s Top 5 players of all-time with an 82.56 win percentage in his career. Adding to that impressive number is the 966 career wins that got him there. He wrapped up his high school career by winning 334 and losing just 77 for a Queensbury squad that went 16-2.
Jack Myers, Gonzaga (D.C.)
College: Ohio State
Stat Sheet: District’s all-time leader
Myers put a stamp on his Gonzaga career in 2018. He posted the best season of his career with 88 points and 54 goals to help the Purple Eagles reclaim the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship. Myers won three WCAC title in four seasons. He is D.C.’s all-time leader in points (276), goals (162) and assists (114).
Tyler Pellegrino, Lake Travis (Texas)
Stat Sheet: Texas’ assist leader
Pellegrino transferred to Texas after spending his freshman year in Georgia, and he made the most of the change. Of the players that have been reported to LaxRecords, Pellegrino has the most assists of any player in Texas history with 207. He averaged 4.53 points per game and is second in the state with 335 career points.
Adam Ritter, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)
College: High Points
Stat Sheet: Top 10 in Pennsylvania history
Ritter had a quiet career when compared with the rest of Pennsylvania’s Top 10 players, but he joins players like Matt Rambo, Michale Sowers and Tim Stratton as the state’s most prolific scorers. Ritter scored 95 points this season to finish with 378 for his career. He was consistent throughout his four seasons - scoring 47 assists in each of the last two seasons. The future Panther scored 217 goals and 161 assists in four seasons.
Connor Rogers, Hargrave Military Academy (Va.)
Stat Sheet: 334 career points
Rogers is No. 3 on Virginia’s all-time scoring list after totaling 225 goals and 109 assists in his career. He averaged 5.39 points point game over the course of four seasons.
Chase Scanlan, IMG Academy (Fla.)
Stat Sheet: 334 known points
Without a doubt, Scanlan has more than the 334 career points he scored over the final three years of his high school career. The future Greyhound played as an 8th-grader at Silver Creek (N.Y.), but his totals for those first two seasons have been unavailable at the time of publication. Even without those totals, Scanlan had an impressive career. He scored 63 points at IMG Academy this season to wrap up his career. He is among New York’s single-season leaders with 104 goals scored as a sophomore at Gowanda Central (N.Y.).
Ryan Siracusa, Centennial (Ga.)
Stat Sheet: 314 career points
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Siracusa will be the next player from Georgia to reach 400 career points. The future Terrapin has increased his point total in each of his first three seasons - scoring 93 as a freshman and then 112 last season. He needs six goals to reach 200 for his career. Should he reach 400, he will be the third player in Georgia history to accomplish the feat.
Bobby Solomon, W.T. Woodson (Va.)
College: Not Available
Stat Sheet: 337 career points
Solomon edged out Joe White from Collegiate (Va.) as Virginia's all-time leading goal scorer. The Woodson grad scored 245 goals in his career to become the state’s leader by one goal. Solomon, along with White and Rogers, all broke the previous scoring record held by Joe Robertson from St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.). Solomon is second on Virginia’s all-time scoring list with 337 points.
Kollin Vaught, Central York (Pa.)
Stat Sheet: 1,011 career wins
Vaught upped his game in each of his four seasons. He started out winning 55 of 116 faceoffs as a freshman, but by his senior year, he lost just 45 of 345 chances. He won 69.77 percent for his career and is among the few reported players with at least 1,000 career wins.
Aston Wood, Nease (Fla.)
Stat Sheet: 1,019 career wins
Wood is one of just one of five players reported, thus far, to have at least 1,000 career faceoff wins. The Mercer commit won 79.67 percent of his chances through high school. He capped his career by winning 80.69 percent of his faceoffs this season. He is currently No. 1 in Florida in both career wins and percentage.
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