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Warrior 40 record goes down after Day 1

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Four athletes broke the 100 mph mark for the first time in event history as the Warrior 40 kicked off at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Tuesday.

Kieran Eissler from Coronado (Las Vegas) won the fastest shot skill competition with a 103 mph shot in the final to set a new Warrior 40 record.

“Paul Rabil is my idol and when I saw him break the world record I thought if I work hard in the weight room and practice every day I can do that too,” Eissler said. “I’ve been clocking my shot for a year now. I’ve been using weighted shafts and doing everything I can. About six months ago I was in the high 90s and my brother and I were working hard every day and it’s progressively gotten faster week by week. My goal is to hit 106 before the year ends.”

However, Eissler was not the first Warrior 40 athlete to break the century mark. JT Blubaugh from St. Francis DeSales (Columbus, Ohio) set the tone for the day when he laced a 100 mph shot on the third try to break the previous record of 99 mph set by Timothy Stackpole at the 2011 event.

La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.) rising senior Matt Rambo hit 102 and John-Jay (Cross River, N.Y.) defender Jack Lambert hit 101 to make it four players to make it into triple digits.

Rabil, of Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons, set the World Record of 111 mph in 2010.

Better With Age

Nick Fields from Bullis (Potomac, Md.) is one of four returning Warrior 40 athletes. This year the rising senior won the agility competition with a time of 10.41 seconds.

The defender placed in the Top 10 as a sophomore last year, but held the top spot for the entire event this season.

“I knew how to cut and that’s a football thing and we’ve been doing drills for that all summer,” Fields said.

Jack Lambert from John-Jay (Cross River, N.Y.) placed second with a time of 10.65 while Bear Goldstein from St. Mark’s (Dallas) and Garret Van de Ven from Dallas Jesuit (Dallas) tied for third with a time of 10.78.

Mile High Impact

Known as the Mile High City, Denver is one mile above sea level and according to the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau, even finely tuned athletes can feel the difference.

The post on the board’s High Altitude Tips webpage recommends that runners who normally run 10 miles a day opt for six instead, for example.

Ken Clausen was a four-time All-American at the University of Virginia and was drafted by the Denver Outlaws in 2010 and knows a little about the effects of the elevation change.

“I remember the first game I played with the Outlaws. I told the trainer I was going to die. I thought I was going to pass out,” Clausen said. “Even more than playing I remember going up the stairs to my apartment and having to stop and catch my breath.”

But after one day of skills and drills, the effects didn't seem to weigh on the minds of the athletes who are competing 10 miles outside of Denver.

“You can definitely feel it. It’s not too bad, but as you keep going harder and harder you can tell it’s harder to breathe.” Justin Guterding from Garden City (N.Y.) said. “We’re not too worried about it; this is all for fun and I don’t see one guy out here who hasn’t had a smile on his face all day.”

“I’ve noticed it’s not as humid as it is in Florida,” Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) rising senior Devon Lewis said. “You don’t sweat as much out here as you do in Florida and I feel like I’m running better.”

The Warrior 40 athletes take the field at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday as part of the Warrior 40 final competition.

To get live updates, follow ESPNHS Lacrosse editor Mike Loveday on Twitter @ESPNMike in addition to @Warrior40Lax and #Warrior40.

High school flashback with Paul Rabil

July, 12, 2012
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Paul RabilVaughn WinchellPaul Rabil discusses what his life was like as a student at DeMatha Catholic (Md.) from 2003-2005 in the second part of a six-part series.
Paul Rabil plays Major League Lacrosse with the Boston Cannons, but eight years ago he was a high school senior preparing for graduation.

During his three years at DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), Rabil led the lacrosse team to three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championships and totaled 288 career points.

The two-time lacrosse All-American spoke with ESPNHS about his days at DeMatha in the second of a six-part series leading up to the 2012 Warrior 40. Read the first installment here.

The Warrior 40, which takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players.

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State Rankings: Girls' Week 14

June, 11, 2012
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state for girls’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The girls’ POWERADE FAB 50* rankings appear on Tuesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editor and reporters and are not reflective of the media voted POWERADE FAB 50.

Rankings are reflective of games through Saturday, June 9.

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State Rankings: Boys' Week 14

June, 11, 2012
6/11/12
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state* for boys’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The boys’ POWERADE FAB 50 rankings appear on Wednesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editors' and reporters' picks and are not reflective of the vote for the POWERADE FAB 50.

Records are through games played by Saturday, June 9. Only Massachusetts and Maine are still playing and next week’s State Rankings will be the final one of the 2012 season.

Arizona (Season Complete)
1. Brophy Prep (22-2)

California (Season Complete)
1. La Costa Canyon (22-1) 2. Torrey Pines (17-5) 3. St. Ignatius Prep (21-1) 4. Corona Del Mar (24-0) 5. Palos Verdes (20-3)

Colorado (Season Complete)
1. Arapahoe (19-0) 2. Cherry Creek (15-4) 3. Columbine (14-4) 4. Mullen (11-6) 5. Regis Jesuit (12-6)

Connecticut (Season Complete)
1. Darien (20-2) 2. New Canaan (19-4) 3. Fairfield Prep (19-4) 4. Ridgefield (18-5) 5. Simsbury (18-2)

Delaware (Season Complete)
1. Salesianum (16-3)

District of Columbia (Season Complete)
1. Gonzaga (20-1)

Florida (Season Complete)
1. St. Andrew’s (23-2) 2. Lake Highland Prep (20-3) 3. Jupiter (20-3) 4. Ponte Vedra (17-3) 5.
St. Thomas Aquinas (18-4)

Georgia (Season Complete)
1. Lambert (22-0) 2. Milton (18-3) 3. Lassiter (16-3)

Idaho (Season Complete)
1. Timberline (16-7) 2. Coeur d’Alene (13-4)

Illinois (Season Complete)
1. Loyola Academy (17-5)

Indiana (Season Complete)
1. Culver Academy (18-3) 2. Carmel (18-1)

Kentucky (Season Complete)
1. St. Xavier (12-7) 2. Trinity (14-3)

Maine
1. Falmouth (12-2)

Maryland (Season Complete)
1. Calvert Hall (16-2) 2. Loyola-Blakefield (16-4) 3. Gilman (12-4) 4. Boys’ Latin (14-7) 5. Severn (15-7) 6. McDonogh (9-8) 7. St. Mary’s (10-7) 8. Calverton School (17-2) 9. Landon (13-6) 10. Bullis (14-4) 11. Georgetown Prep (15-6) 12. Hereford (19-1) 13. South River (20-0) 14. Mount St. Joseph (12-8) 15. Westminster (16-3)

Massachusetts
1. Duxbury (22-2) 2. Concord-Carlisle (20-0) 3. Wellesley (20-3)

Michigan (Season Complete)
1. Brother Rice (20-2) 2. Ann Arbor (21-1)

Minnesota (Season Complete)
1. Eastview (16-1)

Missouri (Season Complete)
1. St. Louis Jesuit (21-2) 2. MICDS (17-3)

Nevada (Season Complete)
1. Palo Verde (13-10) Henderson (20-3)

New Hampshire (Season Complete)
1. Bishop Guertin (18-3)

New Jersey (Season Complete)
1. Bridgewater-Raritan (21-0) 2. Delbarton (16-7) 3. Summit (20-2) 4. Don Bosco Prep (18-1) 5. Ridgewood (17-8)

New York (Season Complete) 3.
1. Garden City (22-0) 2. St. Anthony’s (16-3) 3. Chaminade (16-2) 4. West Islip (21-1) 5. Ward Melville (15-3) 6. Ithaca (18-2) 7. Fairport (20-1) 8. Niskayuna (20-2) 9. Irondequoit (19-3) 10. Jamesville-DeWitt (16-4) 11. Liverpool (18-2) 12. West Genesee (17-2) 13. Fayetteville-Manlius (14-4) 14. Smithtown West (16-2) 15. Shoreham-Wading River (18-3) 16. Hamburg (18-2) 17. Yorktown (16-4) 18. Syosset (14-5) 19. Massapequa (15-3) 20. Wantagh (15-4)

North Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Charlotte Latin (17-2) 2. Lake Norman (23-0) 3. Cardinal Gibbons (20-1) 4. Providence Day (16-5) 5. Christ School (16-5)

Ohio (Season Complete)
1. Upper Arlington (18-4) 2. Dublin Jerome (21-1) 3. Thomas Worthington (15-6) 4. Worthington Kilbourne (15-4) 5. Columbus DeSales (17-1)

Oklahoma (Season Complete)
1. Tulsa (14-3)

Oregon (Season Complete)
1. Lincoln (21-3)

Pennsylvania (Season Complete)
1. Haverford School (21-2) 2. Conestoga (23-3) 3. La Salle College (20-5) 4. Episcopal Academy (18-5) 5. Germantown Academy (10-10) 6. Radnor (18-8) 7. Garnet Valley (17-7) 8. Downingtown West (22-2) 9. Malvern Prep (8-10) 10. Penn Charter (13-12)

Rhode Island (Season Complete)
1. LaSalle Academy (14-0)

South Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Wando (11-1) 2. Dorman (14-3)

Tennessee (Season Complete)
1. Memphis University School (14-4) 2. Brentwood (17-3) 3. Montgomery Bell Academy (15-4) 4. McCallie (13-7)

Texas (Season Complete)
1. Highland Park (12-7) 2. St. Mark’s (17-4) 3. Dallas Jesuit (16-2)

Utah (Season Complete)
1. Juan Diego Catholic (17-2) 2. Alta (19-2)

Vermont (Season Complete)
1. South Burlington (16-2)

Virginia (Season Complete)
1. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (16-6) 2. Episcopal School (12-9) 3. Paul VI (12-8) 3. Blue Ridge School (16-4) 4. St. Anne’s-Belfield (19-4) 5. Langley (22-2)

Washington (Season Complete)
1. Bellevue (20-2) 2. Eastside Catholic (15-5) Kings Way Christian (11-10) 3. 4. Issaquah (19-1) 5. Mercer Island (15-7)

West Virginia (Season Complete)
1. Morgantown (11-3)

Wisconsin (Season Complete)
1. Arrowhead (20-1)

Around the Crease: June 7, 2012

June, 7, 2012
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ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.

Take Me To Your Leader

New York has a new all-time scoring leader.

Silver Creek (N.Y.) junior Zed Williams may not be a household name yet, but the attacker put his name atop the record book on June 2 with a four-goal, one-assist game against Pen Yann (N.Y.).

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior has 554 career points, which surpasses Casey Powell’s 18-year record of 553.

Williams has been part of the Silver Creek varsity team since he was an eighth grader and totaled 99 points. He followed that year up with 174 points as a freshman and 155 as a sophomore. The junior has 126 points this season and helped power a Silver Creek offense that scored at least 25 goals six times and broke the 30 goal mark three times this season.

Williams, who was just named to the 2012 Warrior 40, should become the nation’s all-time leading scorer during his senior season. ESPNHS Lacrosse lists Tim Stratton from Manheim Township (Lancaster, Pa.) as the all-time leading scorers with 589 points. Stratton played at Manheim from 2004 to 2007.

Big Goal Leads To First Title

Junior attackman Griffin Kinney scored the biggest goal in the history of Delaware Hayes (Delaware, Ohio) lacrosse on June 2 off a feed from junior defender Jordan Carlson.

But he didn't even get to watch it go in.

Kinney was being knocked off balance as he converted his game-winning fourth goal with 90 seconds remaining in an 11-10 overtime victory over Springboro (Ohio). The victory earned the program its first Ohio High School Lacrosse Association Club Division championship.

"Jordan Carlson doesn't really take too many face offs, but that was the biggest face off of our high school's career, and he won it against a kid who was dominating face offs all game,” said Kinney. "It's not really a textbook [shot], but it's from coming around the left side of the goal with the ball in your right hand, and you turn the stick over and send it behind your back into the goal. I took it once in a game and missed it. I kind of dove, ran into a few people and got the shot off. I didn't even know that it went in until I saw the crowd and my teammates were in a pile on top of me."

The title is the first state championship for Delaware Hayes in any sport, and is more impressive considering this is the lacrosse program's third year of existence.

Senior attackman Josh Bender scored four times, junior midfielder Dominic Sanfillipo had a goal and two assists, junior midfielder Paul Golden scored twice and senior attackman Charlie Darrough had two assists as the Pacers rallied from a 10-5 deficit with five minutes left in the third quarter.

Although the Pacers had beaten the Panthers 7-4 on April 21, they trailed 6-4 at halftime on Saturday. Being behind was an odd position for Delaware Hayes after having out-scored their first three playoff opponents by a combined 61-7, which included a 20-3 win over Ottawa Hills (Toledo, Ohio) in the semifinals.

"Being the favorite was something that we weren't really used to. So I think we were just feeling too good about ourselves going into the game," said Kinney, who scored six times to go with two assists against Ottawa Hills.

Kinney ends the year with 62 goals and 30 assists, followed by Bender with 71 goals and nine assists. Sanfillipo (16, 15), junior midfielder Lane Kleilein (18, 11) and Darrough (12, 12) also contributed.

"We're graduating three seniors, and one of them is our leading goal-scorer," said Kinney. "But our whole defense and all of our midfielders are coming back. We have the personnel to be state champs again."

Adding To The Trophy Case

Wando (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) goalie Logan Windham was named the Player of the Year by the South Carolina High School Lacrosse Coaches Association. Teammate Richard Slay was named the Defensive Player of the Year and were among two of the Warriors' four recipients to earn All-America status.

Wando went 11-1 this season, winning its final 10 games to win the South Carolina state championship over Dorman 7-6.

Final additions to Warrior 40 announced

June, 7, 2012
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ESPNHS announces the sixth and final wave of players to be added to the 2012 Warrior 40 roster.

This week 12 players are being added to bring the roster total to 40 confirmed* athletes.

The Warrior 40 is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players. Players will receive coaching from Major League Lacrosse stars and participate in skills competitions and a final competition.

This year's competition takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

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Boys' Region Players of the Week

June, 6, 2012
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Each week during the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of four regions as Player of the Week.

To submit a player for consideration fill out our submission form here. Please be sure to provide the player’s entire week's worth of performances. Athletes can earn Player of the Week honors just once during the 2012 regular season.

The following players are for the week of May 27 through June 2.

The Southeast season is complete.

East

Mike Seelye, Sr., Fairfield Prep (Fairfield, Conn.), goalie
Seelye stood on his head in the Jesuits' 13-4 win over Staples (Westport, Conn.) in the Connecticut Division L quarterfinals on June 2. Seelye had 17 saves including 11 in the first half. With the state championship within reach, Seelye’s impressive play could lead the Jesuits to the title game.

West

Grant Clifford, Sr., Lincoln (Portland, Ore.), attack
The Oregon powerhouse added another state championship to their already crowded trophy case after a 7-6 win over Sunset (Portland, Ore.) on June 2. Led by Clifford’s two goals, the Cardinals held off an impressive effort by the Apollos. Clifford’s ability to find the back of the net against stellar netminder Collin Peters was the difference in the game.

Midwest

Tyler Pfister, Sr., Upper Arlington (Columbus, Ohio), attack
After falling to Jerome (Dublin, Ohio) twice this season, Pfister and his teammates redeemed themselves in their 7-6 victory in the state championship game on June 2. Pfister propelled the Golden Bears to their sixth title in the last 10 years with two goals and two assists.

State Rankings: Girls' Week 13

June, 4, 2012
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state for girls’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The girls’ POWERADE FAB 50* rankings appear on Tuesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editor and reporters and are not reflective of the media voted POWERADE FAB 50.

Rankings are reflective of games through Saturday, June 2.

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State Rankings: Boys' Week 13

June, 4, 2012
6/04/12
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state* for boys’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The boys’ POWERADE FAB 50 rankings appear on Wednesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editors' and reporters' picks and are not reflective of the vote for the POWERADE FAB 50.

Records are through games played by Saturday, June 2

Arizona (Season Complete)
1. Brophy Prep (22-2)

California (Season Complete)
1. La Costa Canyon (22-1) 2. Torrey Pines (17-5) 3. St. Ignatius Prep (21-1) 4. Corona Del Mar (24-0) 5. Palos Verdes (20-3)

Colorado (Season Complete)
1. Arapahoe (19-0) 2. Cherry Creek (15-4) 3. Columbine (14-4) 4. Mullen (11-6) 5. Regis Jesuit (12-6)

Connecticut
1. Darien (18-2) 2. New Canaan (18-3) 3. Ridgefield (17-4) 4. Wilton (15-5) 3. 4. 5. Fairfield Prep (17-4)

Delaware (Season Complete)
1. Salesianum (16-3)

District of Columbia (Season Complete)
1. Gonzaga (20-1)

Florida (Season Complete)
1. St. Andrew’s (23-2) 2. Lake Highland Prep (20-3) 3. Jupiter (20-3) 4. Ponte Vedra (17-3) 5.
St. Thomas Aquinas (18-4)

Georgia (Season Complete)
1. Lambert (22-0) 2. Milton (18-3) 3. Lassiter (16-3)

Idaho (Season Complete)
1. Timberline (16-7) 2. Coeur d’Alene (13-4)

Illinois (Season Complete)
1. Loyola Academy (17-5)

Indiana (Season Complete)
1. Culver Academy (18-3) 2. Carmel (18-1)

Kentucky (Season Complete)
1. St. Xavier (12-7) 2. Trinity (14-3)

Maine
1. Falmouth (11-2)

Maryland (Season Complete)
1. Calvert Hall (16-2) 2. Loyola-Blakefield (16-4) 3. Gilman (12-4) 4. Boys’ Latin (14-7) 5. Severn (15-7) 6. McDonogh (9-8) 7. St. Mary’s (10-7) 8. Calverton School (17-2) 9. Landon (13-6) 10. Bullis (14-4) 11. Georgetown Prep (15-6) 12. Hereford (19-1) 13. South River (20-0) 14. Mount St. Joseph (12-8) 15. Westminster (16-3)

Massachusetts
1. Duxbury (20-2) 2. Concord-Carlisle (18-0) 3. Acton Boxborough (16-3)

Michigan
1. Brother Rice (18-2) 2. Holt (18-1) 3. Detroit Country Day (14-6)

Minnesota
1. Eastview (14-1)

Missouri (Season Complete)
1. St. Louis Jesuit (21-2) 2. MICDS (17-3)

Nevada (Season Complete)
1. Palo Verde (13-10) Henderson (20-3)

New Hampshire
1. Bishop Guertin (17-3)

New Jersey
1. Bridgewater-Raritan (19-0) 2. Summit (20-1) 3. Delbarton (15-6) 4. Don Bosco Prep (18-1)

New York
1. Garden City (20-0) 2. Fairport (20-0) 3. St. Anthony’s (16-3) 4. Chaminade (16-2) 5. West Islip (19-1) 6. Niskayuna (20-1) 7. Jamesville-DeWitt (16-3) 8. Ithaca (17-1) 9. Irondequoit (18-2) 10. Ward Melville (15-3) 11. Liverpool (18-2) 12. West Genesee (17-1) 13. Fayetteville-Manlius (14-4) 14. Smithtown West (16-2) 15. Shoreham-Wading River (16-3) 16. Hamburg (18-2) 17. Yorktown (16-4) 18. Syosset (14-5) 19. Massapequa (15-3) 20. Wantagh (15-4)

North Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Charlotte Latin (17-2) 2. Lake Norman (23-0) 3. Cardinal Gibbons (20-1) 4. Providence Day (16-5) 5. Christ School (16-5)

Ohio (Season Complete)
1. Upper Arlington (18-4) 2. Dublin Jerome (21-1) 3. Thomas Worthington (15-6) 4. Worthington Kilbourne (15-4) 5. Columbus DeSales (17-1)

Oklahoma (Season Complete)
1. Tulsa (14-3)

Oregon (Season Complete)
1. Lincoln (21-3)

Pennsylvania
1. Haverford School (21-2) 2. Conestoga (21-3) 3. La Salle College (19-4) 4. Episcopal Academy (18-5) 5. Radnor (18-7) 6. Germantown Academy (10-10) 7. Garnet Valley (17-7) 8. Downingtown West (22-2) 9. Malvern Prep (8-10) 10. Penn Charter (13-12)

Rhode Island
1. LaSalle Academy (14-0)

South Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Wando (11-1) 2. Dorman (14-3)

Tennessee (Season Complete)
1. Memphis University School (14-4) 2. Brentwood (17-3) 3. Montgomery Bell Academy (15-4) 4. McCallie (13-7)

Texas (Season Complete)
1. Highland Park (12-7) 2. St. Mark’s (17-4) 3. Dallas Jesuit (16-2)

Utah (Season Complete)
1. Juan Diego Catholic (17-2) 2. Alta (19-2)

Vermont
1. Essex Junction (15-2)

Virginia
1. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (16-6) 2. Episcopal School (12-9) 3. Paul VI (12-8) 3. Blue Ridge School (16-4) 4. St. Anne’s-Belfield (19-4) 5. Langley (20-2)

Washington (Season Complete)
1. Bellevue (20-2) 2. Eastside Catholic (15-5) Kings Way Christian (11-10) 3. 4. Issaquah (19-1) 5. Mercer Island (15-7)

West Virginia (Season Complete)
1. Morgantown (11-3)

Wisconsin
1. Arrowhead (19-1)

Ten players added to 2012 Warrior 40

May, 31, 2012
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Sean ColemanJimmy HurlburtSean Coleman will join La Salle teammate Matt Rambo as part of the 2012 Warrior 40.
ESPNHS announces the fifth wave of players to be added to the 2012 Warrior 40 roster.

This week 10 players are being added to bring the roster total to 29 confirmed atheltes. The entire 40-man roster is expected to be completed over the next few weeks.

The Warrior 40 is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players. Players will receive coaching from Major League Lacrosse stars and participate in skills competitions and a final competition.

This year's competition takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

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Girls' Region Players of the Week

May, 29, 2012
5/29/12
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Each week for the remainder of the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of three regions still playing lacrosse as Player of the Week.

To submit a player for consideration fill out our submission form here. Please be sure to provide the player’s entire week's worth of performances.

Athletes can earn Player of the Week honors just once during the 2012 regular season.

The following players are for the week of May 20 through 26.

East

Darcy Messina, Sr., St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.), attack
Messina helped lead the No. 6 Friars to their fifth straight New York Catholic High School Athletic Association championship. The senior scored four goals and had one assist, in the 19-12 victory over Sacred Heart on May 21. Messina was one of three players with four goals (Anne Heagerty and Maggie Bill also scored four) and was part of a senior class that went 62-10 over the last four years.

Midwest

Sally Holbert, Sr., Upper Arlington (Ohio), attack
Holbert helped lead Upper Arlington to the state lacrosse tournament for the fifth straight season last week. The senior scored five goals and added an assist as the Bears defeated Thomas Worthington (Columbus, Ohio) 18-5. Holbert helped Upper Arlington jump out to a 14-1 lead. The Bears (16-3) will play in the state semifinal on June 1 against Cleveland Heights.

West

Cali Castagnola, Jr., Carondelet (Calif.), attack
The junior had two of her best games of the season in two of the team’s biggest games of the year. On May 23 against California (San Ramon Valley, Calif.) in the North Coast Section I semifinal, Castagnola totaled six points on five goals and one assist. Two days later in the section final the junior totaled six points on four goals and two assists, helping lead the team to a 21-12 victory. The section title is the Cougars second-straight championship. Castagnola tallied 98 points on 66 goals and 32 assists this season.

State Rankings: Girls' Week 12

May, 28, 2012
5/28/12
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state for girls’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The girls’ POWERADE FAB 50* rankings appear on Tuesday.

*State rankings are based on ESPNHS editor and reporters and are not reflective of the media voted POWERADE FAB 50.

Rankings are reflective of games through Saturday, May 26.

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State Rankings: Boys' Week 12

May, 28, 2012
5/28/12
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state* for boys’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The boys’ POWERADE FAB 50 rankings appear on Wednesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editors' and reporters' picks and are not reflective of the vote for the POWERADE FAB 50.

Records are through games played by Saturday, May 26

Arizona (Season Complete)
1. Brophy Prep (22-2)

California (Season Complete)
1. La Costa Canyon (22-1) 2. Torrey Pines (17-5) 3. St. Ignatius Prep (21-1) 4. Corona Del Mar (24-0) 5. Palos Verdes (20-3)

Colorado (Season Complete)
1. Arapahoe (19-0) 2. Cherry Creek (15-4) 3. Columbine (14-4) 4. Mullen (11-6) 5. Regis Jesuit (12-6)

Connecticut
1. Darien (16-2) 2. New Canaan (16-3) 3. Ridgefield (15-4) 4. Wilton (13-5) 3. 4. 5. Fairfield Prep (15-4)

Delaware (Season Complete)
1. Salesianum (16-3)

District of Columbia (Season Complete)
1. Gonzaga (20-1)

Florida (Season Complete)
1. St. Andrew’s (23-2) 2. Lake Highland Prep (20-3) 3. Jupiter (20-3) 4. Ponte Vedra (17-3) 5.
St. Thomas Aquinas (18-4)

Georgia (Season Complete)
1. Lambert (22-0) 2. Milton (18-3) 3. Lassiter (16-3)

Idaho (Season Complete)
1. Timberline (16-7) 2. Coeur d’Alene (13-4)

Illinois
1. Loyola Academy (14-5)

Indiana (Season Complete)
1. Culver Academy (18-3) 2. Carmel (18-1)

Kentucky (Season Complete)
1. St. Xavier (12-7) 2. Trinity (14-3)

Maine
1. Falmouth (10-2)

Maryland (Season Complete)
1. Calvert Hall (16-2) 2. Loyola-Blakefield (16-4) 3. Gilman (12-4) 4. Boys’ Latin (14-7) 5. Severn (15-7) 6. McDonogh (9-8) 7. St. Mary’s (10-7) 8. Calverton School (17-2) 9. Landon (13-6) 10. Bullis (14-4) 11. Georgetown Prep (15-6) 12. Hereford (19-1) 13. South River (20-0) 14. Mount St. Joseph (12-8) 15. Westminster (16-3)

Massachusetts
1. Duxbury (19-2) 2. Concord-Carlisle (16-0) 3. Acton Boxborough (15-3)

Michigan
1. Brother Rice (16-1) 2. Holt (16-1) 3. Detroit Country Day (12-6)

Minnesota
1. Eastview (12-1)

Missouri (Season Complete)
1. St. Louis Jesuit (21-2) 2. MICDS (17-3)

Nevada (Season Complete)
1. Palo Verde (13-10) Henderson (20-3)

New Hampshire
1. Bishop Guertin (15-3)

New Jersey
1. Bridgewater-Raritan (18-0) 2. Don Bosco Prep (18-0) 3. Summit (19-1) 4. Delbarton (13-6)

New York
1. Garden City (18-0) 2. Fairport (18-0) 3. St. Anthony’s (16-3) 4. Chaminade (16-2) 5. West Islip (17-1) 6. Ward Melville (15-3) 7. Niskayuna (18-1) 8. Jamesville-DeWitt (14-3) 9. West Genesee (17-1) 10. Ithaca (16-1) 11. Irondequoit (16-2) 12. Liverpool (17-1) 13. Hamburg (17-1) 14. Smithtown West (16-2) 15. Yorktown (14-4) 16. Massapequa (15-2) 17. Wantagh (15-3) 18. Manhasset (12-5) 19. Fayetteville-Manlius (14-4) 20. Comsewogue (16-1)

North Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Charlotte Latin (17-2) 2. Lake Norman (23-0) 3. Cardinal Gibbons (20-1) 4. Providence Day (16-5) 5. Christ School (16-5)

Ohio
1. Dublin Jerome (20-0) 2. Upper Arlington (15-4) 3. Thomas Worthington (15-5) 4. Worthington Kilbourne (15-4) 5. Columbus DeSales (15-1)

Oklahoma (Season Complete)
1. Tulsa (14-3)

Oregon
1. Lincoln (19-3)

Pennsylvania
1. Haverford School (21-2) 2. Conestoga (19-3) 3. La Salle College (17-4) 4. Episcopal Academy (18-5) 5. Radnor (16-7) 6. Germantown Academy (10-10) 7. Garnet Valley (17-6) 8. Downingtown West (21-1) 9. Malvern Prep (8-10) 10. Penn Charter (13-12)

Rhode Island
1. LaSalle Academy (12-0)

South Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Wando (11-1) 2. Dorman (14-3)

Tennessee (Season Complete)
1. Memphis University School (14-4) 2. Brentwood (17-3) 3. Montgomery Bell Academy (15-4) 4. McCallie (13-7)

Texas (Season Complete)
1. Highland Park (12-7) 2. St. Mark’s (17-4) 3. Dallas Jesuit (16-2)

Utah (Season Complete)
1. Juan Diego Catholic (17-2) 2. Alta (19-2)

Vermont
1. Essex Junction (14-2)

Virginia
1. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (16-6) 2. Episcopal School (12-9) 3. Paul VI (12-8) 3. Blue Ridge School (16-4) 4. St. Anne’s-Belfield (19-4) 5. Langley (19-2)

Washington (Season Complete)
1. Bellevue (20-2) 2. Eastside Catholic (15-5) Kings Way Christian (11-10) 3. 4. Issaquah (19-1) 5. Mercer Island (15-7)

West Virginia (Season Complete)
1. Morgantown (11-3)

Wisconsin
1. Arrowhead (17-1)

Boys' Region Players of the Week

May, 23, 2012
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Each week during the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of four regions as Player of the Week.

To submit a player for consideration fill out our submission form here. Please be sure to provide the player’s entire week's worth of performances. Athletes can earn Player of the Week honors just once during the 2012 regular season.

The following players are for the week of May 12 through 19.

East

Timmy Farrell, Jr., Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), goalie
In the Purple Eagles’ 10-3 win over rival DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), Farrell and his defense frustrated the Stags' offense all night. In the win, Farrell collected eight saves to help the Eagles collect their third-straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title and finish the season with a convincing win. Farrell was a rock between the pipes for the Eagles, helping them achieve a successful 20-win season and a Top 5 ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50.

Southeast

Patrick DiMento, Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.), attack
When the game was on the line, DiMento became the hero by scoring the game-winning goal with 11 seconds left in the Tennessee state championship on May 19. After trailing 11-8 with three minutes left, the Owls surged to a remarkable recovery to win 12-11 against Brentwood (Tenn.) behind DiMento’s four goals, including the eventual game winner.

West

Colin MacIlvennie, Soph., Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.), midfield
The future Maryland Terrapin had a huge game, collecting six points with four goals and two assists in a 12-5 quarterfinal win over Lake Tapps on May 18. Recently named First Team All-State by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association, MacIlvennie was unstoppable at midfield by helping Eastside Catholic advance to the Division I Washington state semifinals.

Midwest

Chris Beith, Sr., Dublin Jerome (Dublin, Ohio), attack
As a veteran attackman, Beith did what he does best in Dublin Jerome’s 10-9 victory over rival Upper Arlington (Columbus, Ohio) on May 12. Beith scored four goals in the win helping keep Dublin Jerome undefeated on the season. With the state playoffs approaching the High Point recruit will look to repeat his recent success and help Dublin get another state title.

Boys' Top 25 Scoreboard: May 20 - 26

May, 23, 2012
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ESPNHS lacrosse tracks results of the Top 25 teams in the POWERADE FAB 50 in this forum. If we are missing a result, e-mail lacrosse editor Mike Loveday atMichael.Loveday@espn.com.

*Team rankings are based on the current POWERADE FAB 50, which is updated each Wednesday during the season. Scores are from to May 20 to May 26.

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