Stu Pollard, St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.)
Pollard won 45-of-47 faceoffs last week to help lead the Tartans to an Orange County and Southern Section championship.
The Holy Cross commit started the week by winning 29-of-31 attempts in a 17-10 win over Foothill (Calif.) 17-10 in the Orange County championship. Pollard’s 29 wins is the most reported by a player who won at least 65 percent of his attempts in a single game this season.
The senior followed that performance up with a 16-for-16 game against LA County Champion Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.) in a 13-4 win.
Pollard helped his team win its first Southern Section championship since 2015. Pollard won 81 percent of his faceoffs this year, posting two of his best games of the season in the final two. He went 49-of-51 against Foothill this season and had 13 games in which he won at least 80 percent.
Player of the Week Honor Roll
Canyon Birch, Manasquan (N.J.)
Birch scored seven goals to become New Jersey’s all-time goal leader with 363 last week. Over the past week, the Penn State commit also became the first player in state history to score at least 500 career points. He is the 23rd-known player to have at least 500 career points.
Cam Bieler, Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.)
Bieler has not been the starting goalie for most of the season, but the senior stepped up in the LA Championship game, making nine sevens in a 12-6 win over Palos Verdes (Calif.). Bieler made seven saves in the first half alone. He made 10 saves in the semifinal against Oaks Christian on Saturday
Josh Carlson, Arapahoe (Colo.)
Carlson scored seven goals and three assists to lead the Warriors to a 15-10 win over Chaparral (Colo.) in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. Carlson’s 10 points are a season-high, besting his previous high of five, which he did on multiple occasions.
Pete Garno, Haverford School (Pa.)
Scored four goals against Episcopal Academy (Pa.) to lead the Fords to a 14-10 win. The win capped an undefeated conference season for the Fords who finished the regular season with a 16-4 overall record.
Kevin Groeninger, St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.)
Groeninger tallied three assists and two goals in the Orange County Championship game to surpass 400 career points, becoming the first person in California history to reach that mark. He became the 100th-known player to reach 400 career points.
Dylan Hess, Ponte Vedra (Fla.)
The Georgetown commit scored nine points in the 19-7 win over St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) to win its first FHSAA championship. Hess scored five goals and four assists in the title game.
Michael Long, Delbarton (N.J.)
Long scored a career-high six goals in a 14-12 win over Mountain Lakes (N.J.) in the Morris County championship. He followed that up with three assists and two goals against Chaminade (N.Y.) to hand the Flyers their first loss of the season. The senior has 82 points on the year.
Matthew Lowther, Nanuet (N.Y.)
Lowther filled up the stat sheet in an 18-6 win over Ardsley (N.Y.) last week. The senior totaled 10 points on eight goals and two assists in addition to winning 22-of-28 face-offs for the Golden Knights.
Tom Rogan, Chaminade (N.Y.)
Rogan led the Flyers with six goals and an assist in Chaminade’s 15-7 win over Manhasset (N.Y.). The Dartmouth commits’ seven points were a season high. On the year, Rogan has 19 goals and 15 assists.
Cameron Spencer, Boys’ Latin (Md.)
The senior had eight points on seven assists and one goal to help the Laker’s to a first-round playoff victory. Spencer led Boys’ Latin in scoring in a 13-9 win over McDonogh (Md.), which came into the game on a six-game winning streak. The win helped advance the Lakers to the semifinal where they take on St. Mary’s (Md.) on Tuesday.
Drew Wasserman, Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)
Wasserman scored three goals and one assist as ESD defeated Highland Park 9-6 to win its first THSLL championship since 2014. The Utah commit was named Overall MVP for his performance. Jack Loftus was named Offensive MVP and scored three goals in the title win.
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