- First Posted: 2019-05-07
- Updated: 2019-06-22 22:07:51
Players of the Week - Group 5
Section V Boys Lacrosse Coordinator Mike Simon and conjunction with the Connors and Ferris law firm have restructure the Players of the Week awards and for the first time this year, there will be winners in each of the four classes.
Offensive Players of the Week
This time we recognize a senior and two juniors who made a difference for their teams this season, and in particular, last week.
Junior attackman, Colin Peers scored the tying and winning goals when the Red Raiders ended Jamesville-DeWitt's undefeated season last week, winning 10-9. He produced 3g-1a in that game and, earlier in the year, he registered 3g-2a when Fairport beat Victor (10-9).
Fairport Coach Tim Soudan says "Colin was asked to change positions this year and has thrived as an attackman. His is a tireless competitor and does great on groundballs and the riding game. His hustle paid off at the end of the JD game when a rebound and scrum for the loose ball put the ball in his stick in front of the goal. Then he got an opportunity in overtime and made it count - great effort and determination."
There was no offensive award this week.
Honeoye Halls-Lima senior attackman Josh Barski is a three-year varsity player with the Cougars who last week, was in on seven of the ten goals scored in their win over Brockport and recently made the "100 point club" with 54g-46a career points.
Head Coach Jack Beaney says "Josh has developed into a very good lacrosse player, he has tremendous vision and he does a nice job of getting his hands free."
Junior attackman Gavin Lathrop doesn't always play in the snow but as a two-year varsity attackman already has 79g-34a. Midlakes is 9-3 this year, in part due to Garvin's constant scoring, averaging over five points per game, including a 3g-3a game against Bath last week.
Head Coach Ben Clement says "Gavin is a two-year starter at attack for us, currently he is our assist leader and points leader. He is always playing lacrosse in the offseason to improve his game. Gavin is great at finding the open man and getting them the ball."
Defensive Players of the Week
This time we again recognize that age makes no difference as we honor a senior, junior and a sophomore. Two are faceoff midfielders and the third is a goalkeeper. Each made a difference for their teams from the start of the 2019 season through last week.
Penfield sophomore face off midfielder, John Richiusa has done well at the "x" this season winning 105 faceoffs for the Patriots. Last week he was 8/12 in the Greece win and 15/20 against Rush-Henrietta.
Head Coach John Schembri says "Johnny puts a large amount of time refining his craft. He has a true passion for the face-off position and works tirelessly to improve his skill everyday."
Victor junior faceoff midfielder, Regan Endres has a three year career record of 293 wins (72%). His 67% day against Fayetteville Manlius and 69% day against Canandaigua were noteworthy this week.
Head Coach Jim Andre says "Regan Endres has emerged as one of the top Face Off specialists in Section V. He has outstanding technique at the X, and the athleticism to escape with the ball, or gain possession through GB's. Regan does a very nice job communicating and working with his wings to create a successful faceoff unit"
There was no defensive award this week.
Pal-Mac senior goalie Shaun Murphy, currently has eighty-seven saves (60%) in his third year on the varsity. Only once this year, has he been below fifty-five percent. Earlier in the year he has twelve saves in the Canandaigua game and this week eleven saves in the Midlakes win.
Head Coach Joe Hill says "Shaun has been our rock in the cage the past two years. Defensive Coach Tim Doyle said Shaun is a kid who works hard in and out of practice, meeting up to get extra shots and work. From me, Shaun knew that there was a chance he could be the only goalie Varsity this year and he never shied away from it. He is a leader and beast in the weight room and someone who passes praise on to his teammates!".