2016 All-County Boys’ Lacrosse

Cecil Whig - - 6 1 2 1 - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

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

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Per­ryville ju­nior at­tack­man Nick Roberts earned All-County Player of the Year hon­ors.

MUS­CELLA, PER­RYVILLE

SMITH­MYER, NORTH EAST

MILLER, NORTH EAST

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