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All-LaxRecords First Team

by Mike Loveday

The 2019 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 2019 season.

The goal of selecting this team is to highlight some of the best performances from the 2019 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 performances.

2019 All-LaxRecords First Team

Jacob Angelus from Paul VI (Va.).

Jacob Angelus, , (Va.), M
Angelus is the first known-and-reported player in WCAC history to score 400 career points - finishing with 406. He earned PVI’s MVP for his performance this season after scoring 84 goals and 65 assists. He was the leader of a senior class that is now the winningest class in Panther history with 65 wins over four years.

Canyon Birch from Manasquan (N.J.). Photo by Mike Loveday

, , (N.J.), A
Birch became the first player in New Jersey history to record 500 career points after amassing 557 points over four years. The Penn State commit scored 168 points on 118 goals and 50 assists and helped to the Group 1 title game. For his career, Birch leads New Jersey in points and goals (392). At the time of his graduation, Birch was among the nation’s Top 15 scorers of all time, passing players like Casey Powell, Lyle Thompson, and Nick Galasso.

Graham Bundy from MICDS (Mo.). Photo by Mike Loveday

, , (Mo.), A
Bundy is Missouri’s all-time leading scorer and the first known player to reach 400 career points in the state. The Georgetown commit scored 272 goals and dished out 157 assists in his career. He helped lead a senior class that has never lost to in-state competition and added a sixth-straight Missouri state championship trophy to the case.

Anthony Caporuscio from Crestwood (Pa.).

, Jr., Crestwood (Pa.), A
Caporuscio might be one of the most overlooked players in the nation, which is saying something since the rising senior has 475 career points. He set the Pennsylvania goal record this season with 320 goals, breaking ’s record of 303. With one year to go, the rising senior is 4th on the state’s all-time scoring list and needs 119 to tie Michael Sowers as the all-time leader. He scored 142 points and helped Crestwood to the state semifinals this season.

Andy Davis from Whitney Point (N.Y.). Photo courtesy Whitney Point athletics

, Sr., (N.Y.), A
Davis became the Section 4 leader in scoring after 125 points this season. The Seton Hill commit joined the 500 Club, finishing his high school career with 507 points. He is among New York’s Top 10 all-time in scoring and among the Top 10 with 284 assists. He scored more points every year of his career, starting with 57 as an 8th grader and 125 as a senior.

Dylan Day from Tecmesuh (Mich.).

Dylan Day, Sr., (Mich.), M
Day became the second player in Michigan history to surpass 400 career points. After playing attack for his first three seasons, Day moved to midfield as a senior and tallied 304 goals and 184 assists. His 488 career points is second-only to Bryce Clay from Forest Hills Central (Mich.) for the most in the state.

Michael Fox from Western-Davie (Fla.) is Florida's new leading goal scorer. Photo courtesy Western-Davie

, Sr., Western-Davie (Fla.), A
Fox broke the Florida record for most goals in a career with 317 and in a season with 111. The Florida commit wrapped up his career with 428 career points and is only the second player in state history to surpass 300 career goals. He is No. 1 in goals and No. 5 for points in state history.

Kevin Groeninger from St. Margaret's Episcopal (Calif.).

Kevin Groeninger, Sr., St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), M
Groeninger tallied three assists and two goals in the Orange County Championship game to surpass 400 career points, becoming the second person in state history to reach the mark. Groeninger has been amazingly balanced throughout his high school lacrosse career. The Bryant commit has 206 career goals and 205 career assists. In both 2017 and 2018, the midfielder had only one more goal than assist. He finished his career as California's No. 2 all-time leading scorer.

Nolan Hayes from Grayson (Ga.) is among the save leaders in Georgia.

, Sr., (Ga.), G
Hayes made 323 saves during his senior year and helped the Rams to an 11-8 record. Over his four years, the Ambrose University commit made 856 saves and became Georgia’s all-time leader.

Lucas Heverly from Amador Valley (Calif.). Photo courtesy Heverly Family

, Sr., (Calif.), FO
Heverly set the known-and-reported California record for the most faceoff wins in a career this season. The Johns Hopkins commit won 1,046 of his 1,449 chances over the last four years. He helped the Dons to a 12-8 record this season. He won 72.19 percent of his chances over his career, which is second in state history to Max Cody from Beckman who won 74.67 from 2015 to 2018.

Eric Malever from Woodward Academy (Ga.) at the 2019 Under Armour Underclassmen Games. Photo by: Mike Loveday

Eric Malever, Jr., (Ga.), A
The Maryland commit matched his sophomore total with 165 points this season and giving him 450 for his career. Malever is the first player not named Solomon to have 200 career goals and 200 career points in Georgia history.

Stu Pollard from St. Margaret's Episcopal (Calif.). Photo courtesty St. Margaret's Episcopal

, Sr., St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), FO
Pollard finished second all-time for the most faceoff wins in a season with 385. The Holy Cross commit won 81 percent of his opportunities to help the Tartans to the Southern Section championship - St. Margaret’s first since 2015. Pollard shared Orange County Player of the Year honors with teammate Kevin Groeninger. He won 69.72 percent of his opportunities throughout his career, winning 944 of 1,354, which places him 2nd all-time among reported players.

Ryan Siracusa from Centennial (Ga.).

, Sr., (Ga.), A
The Maryland commit scored 428 points in his career, which currently places him among the Top 5 all-time. His 247 goals place him third all-time in state history, behind only Nathan and . He helped the Knights reached the 6A/7A semifinals this season.

Alec Stahakis from Culver Academy (Ind.). Photo by: Mike Loveday

Alec Stahakis, Sr., Culver Academy (Ind.), FO
Stahakis won 85 percent of his 361 opportunities against some of the toughest competition in the nation. The consensus No. 1 team in the nation, Culver Academy defeated Hill Academy (Canada) twice, WCAC champion Gonzaga (D.C.), Illinois state champ New Trier (Ill.), Kentucky state champion (Ky.) in addition to (Pa.), McDonogh (Md.) and Boys’ Latin (Md.). Stahakis was a feared opponent for his dominance at the dot. The Denver-bound athlete also scooped up 208 ground balls.

Gavin Tygh from Penn Charter at the 2019 Under Armour All-America Senior game. Photo by: Mike Loveday

, Sr., , FO/M
Tygh became the nation’s all-time faceoff wins leader this season - finishing with 1,297 career victories. The Virginia commit won 70.80 percent of his faceoff opportunities in his career. Tygh started on the varsity program as an 8th grader but won 1,147 faceoffs from his freshman to senior season, which would have still been enough to supplant TD Ierlan as the nation’s all-time leader. Tygh also scored 37 goals and dished out six assists this season.

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