2016 All-County Boys’ Lacrosse
Coach of The Year Chris King, Rising Sun Second-year head coach led Tigers to sweep of Cecil County competition … team went 10-2 overall in regular season … went 5-1 in Susquehanna Division … only divisional loss came to lower-division champion Harford Tech, 10-8, on April 27 … earned top seed and first-round bye in 3A2A North Region Section II Tournament and advanced to section final with 11-5 win over Eastern Tech on May 13.
Player of The Year
Nick Roberts Perryville, Jr., Att. First player in Cecil County history to record 100 points in single season … scored 68 goals and had 37 assists for record 105 points … responsible for 39 percent of Panthers’ points … scored with one second remaining in the 2A-1A North Region Section II Semifinals against rival North East to secure 6-5 win and lift Perryville to first section final in program history … scored 13 goals with three assists in April 25 win over Kent County to start four-game stretch where he recorded at least 10 points in each contest to end regular season … Firstteam All-Susquehanna for consecutive year … back-toback All-County selection.
Brad Alexander Rising Sun, Sr., Att. Leading scorer in program history … balanced attackman with 41 goals and Cecil County-best 40 assists for 81 points … scooped 30 ground balls … senior leader for Tigers team that swept county competition and came within one game of Susquehanna Division crown … threetime All-County player.
Connor Burkhardt Rising Sun, Sr., Att. Leading scorer for Cecil County’s top team … finished second in county in goals (51) and points (82) … handed out 32 assists … possesses rocket shot and ability to score from distance … focal point of opposing defenses … teamed with Brad Alexander to create county’s top attack duo … collected 31 ground balls … back-to-back All-County selection.
Josh Taylor Elkton, Jr., Att. Golden Elks’ leading scorer despite being guarded by opposition’s best defender … tallied 48 goals and 19 assists for 67 points … recorded 29 ground balls and forced four turnovers … played both attack and midfield … second-team AllSusquehanna.
Tyler Durant Elkton, Jr., Mid. Most dominant face-off man in Cecil County … won 179 of 246 draws for win percentage of 73 … twoway midfielder recorded 56 points (37 goals and 19 assists) and covered opposing team’s top middie on defense … gathered countybest 135 ground balls … caused 18 turnovers with four interceptions … firstteam All-Susquehanna … back-to-back All-County selection.
Austin Philistine Rising Sun, Jr., Mid. Go-to midfielder for Tigers team that went unbeaten against Cecil County squads … scored 30 goals and dished 15 assists (45 points) while often covered by opponent’s long-stick midfielder … picked up 40 ground balls … able to shoot from deep with hard shot or use quickness to dodge to the goal … 2015 honorable mention.
Gunnar Reynolds North East, Sr., Mid. Moved to natural midfield position after playing attack past two seasons … dangerous dodger led Indians with 22 goals … distributed nine assists while playing in upper Chesapeake Division … scored seven goals with an assist vs. Aberdeen on April 1 ... netted three of North East’s five goals in 6-5 loss to Perryville in 2A-1A North Region Section II semifinals on May 14 … two-time honorable mention selection.
Ryan Manning Bohemia Manor, Jr.,
LSM Always covered opponent’s best offensive player … caused 53 turnovers and scooped 93 ground balls in just eight games … won 37 of 58 face offs … skilled with ball in his stick … scored nine goals and dished out three assists … first-team All-Susquehanna … back-toback All-County selection.
Wyatt Kennedy Rising Sun, Sr., LSM Relentless defender that always guarded top midfielder for opposing team … leader of Tigers’ man-down defense … scored twice and recorded an assist … collected 35 ground balls for Rising Sun team that came within one game of Susquehanna Division championship … backto-back All-County selection.
Ethan Greene Rising Sun, So., Def. Anchored Tigers defense as sophomore … led team with 60 ground balls … triggered Rising Sun’s transition … recorded six goals and eight assists for Tigers squad that held perfect record within the county … sometimes grabbed short stick to play man up … 2015 honorable mention selection.
Dom Muscella Perr yville, Jr., Def. Always checked opposition’s best attacker … led Panthers with 63 ground balls … forced 37 turnovers and had 36 takeaways … scored once and added two assists … keen awareness created ability to intercept passes … first- team All- Susquehanna … 2015 honorable mention.
Will Smithmyer North East, So., Def. Indians most athletic defender … often drew opposing team’s best offensive player facing Chesapeake competition … occasionally took faceoffs for Indians … sometimes swapped for short stick to contribute offensively … 2015 honorable mention.
Alex Miller North East, Sr., GK Veteran goalie made 146 saves on the season while competing against Chesapeake Division competition … made 15 saves in 6- 4 win over Patterson Mill on April 22 … stopped 16 shots in 6- 5 loss to Perr yville in 2A- 1A North Region Section II Semifinals … back- to- back All- County selection.
Honorable Mention Ridge Gray, Bohemia Manor Brad Astfalk, Elkton Jeffrey Day, Elkton Brady O’Neill, Elkton Zack Bertrand, North East Bailey Buegel, North East Braden Buegel, North East Matt Mannone, Perryville Nick Ports, Perryville Bryan Butler, Rising Sun
Perryville junior attackman Nick Roberts earned All-County Player of the Year honors.
SMITHMYER, NORTH EAST
MILLER, NORTH EAST