Let’s take a look at ten more of the top lacrosse players in the state of Massachusetts as we head towards the 2017 season.
Frankie Higgins – Hingham High School – Bucknell University – Higgins is a junior and a big part of Hingham’s success as he is a good long-stick midfielder / defenseman and is also very good on faceoffs winning almost 70% of the time. Higgins had fifteen goals last year and will look to increase his offensive numbers this spring as he will be a leader for the Harbormen this year.
Zach Geddes – Belmont Hill – Georgetown – Geddes stands 6’1″ and 175 pounds and is a very good athlete who also played quarterback and receiver for the Belmont Hill football team. Geddes was all ISL last season and is an athletic midfielder who excels at making the right pass while also having a cannon of a shot.
Jake Calnan – Noble and Greenough – Harvard – A big defenseman Calnan stands 6’3’’ and 200 pounds and is a physical presence for the Bulldogs. Calnan looks to feature as one of the shut down defenders in the ISL this coming season. Calnan also plays for the Noble and Greenough football team and his brother is a top hockey player at Boston College.
Kevin Tobin – Reading High School – UMass – A 5’7″ and 170 pound lightning rod for the Reading Rockets offense, Tobin tallied over 50 points as a top midfielder for Reading. Tobin is a good passer and looks to set up the offense. Also a very good hockey player on one of the top public teams.
Mike Tobin – Reading High School – UMass – The younger Tobin brother who is 5’9″ and 175 pounds and is also a very big piece of the Reading lacrosse team. Tobin is a fast and athletic midfielder who contributes in the offensive zone. Like his brother he is a high scoring forward on the Reading hockey team.
Zach Ludd – Governor’s Academy – Ohio State – A waterbug like attackman Ludd is very effective getting the ball to the net and is a top scorer with a very good shot. Also plays football and basketball at Governor’s Academy.
Dylan Gardner – Xaverian Brothers – Michigan – Gardener should be a key defensive player for Xaverian this year as he returns from an injury. Gardner will help Xaverian compete for the Division 1 State title as Xaverian returns a lot of talented players this season.
Brian Piatelli – Saint Sebastian’s – Cornell – Piatelli is an elusive and shifty attackman who quarterbacks the offense and looks to set up plays for others while also being a scoring threat himself. His quickness and drive to the net make him a player who is very hard to contain.
Parker Joyce – Saint Sebastian’s – Dartmouth – A skilled lefty finisher who can play both attack and midfield and should be part of a dynamic offensive attack for the Arrows this spring.
Jack Cahill – Medfield High School – Holy Cross – A three time state champion for powerhouse Medfield, Cahill is a two way midfielder who scored 46 goals along with 17 assists last season. A very shifty runner with a cannon of a shot. Cahill will look to end his high school career with a fourth consecutive state championship this spring.