RI Boys Lacrosse playoffs ready to take off this weekend with great match ups
The 2022 Boys high school lax playoffs are getting ready to take off in Rhode Island. If you can get there to watch, there will be some great contests at all levels. Here is a great article, mostly coaches comments.
D1 - La Salle vs Moses Brown
Anthony Dicenso-face off- returning all American and Player of the Year. U of Richmond commit, 1st team all-state, If he can get us the ball , that helps our offense. Dylan Johnson-UMASS commit-midfield. 1st team all state last year. Strong on both ends of the field. Dual threat with both hands. Thomas Caito-Bryant U commit-strong two way midfielder with a cannon, 2nd team all-state last year. Noah Rosa-Providence College- top scorer for us, 2nd team all state last year. Nolan Johnson- strong offensive player-Assumption commit, injured last year at the end of the season, colby Frigon- midfielder dual threat with both hands on offense-first team all-state last year, Hayden Almeida-defenseman-has handled each teams top scorer effectively all year.
Peter Buonanno - Playing for Main Stage Lax this summer - stellar goal scorer
Henry Alessandro - Defense
Owen O’farrell - He and Buonanno have a nasty 1-2 connection for and endless amount of goal opportunities
Robert Pimental - G - in the loss to La Salle earlier in the season Pimental stood on his head attempting to keep the Quakers in the game. He will have to recreate that performance on Sunday.
Jude MacLean - Attack - Big body in the field for Moses Brown and a threat when he has the ball at ISO
prediction - La Salle
D2 - Mount St Charles vs Cumberland
Midfield / Face-Off
200 Ground Balls.
Won over 90% of his faceoffs
35 goals 21 Assists
Won a national championship with the Mount U18 Hockey Team
Leads team in Goals 62 and Assists 28
Strong dodger from the wing
Hard shot that is difficult to stop
81 Saves on the year
10-0 in Division 2
He will be a member of the USA Hockey National Development Team next year.
Able to limit shots from opposing attack.
14 Ground Balls on the year.
Brock Meomartino - #12 - commit to Lourdes University
Jason Samek - National Guard Mountain Rescue Castleton University commit
Prediction - Mount St Charles
D3 - Pilgrim vs Narragansett
Braxton Bragg - A - lit the frame up all season and has been Pilgrim‘s most electric goal scorer, watch this kid
Ryan Barlow - Mid - tough as nails and takes the ball inside, in traffic and finds a way to score
Ethan Pezzullo - A scores from all over the field and combined with the afore mentioned Patriots can combine for 20 goal per game.
Dante Iannelli - A big haus can score goals - he’s a wagon and if he gets on fire look out
Pieter Mushen - mid - very good at helping Gansett keep possession with consistent play and dangerous from ISO
George Fogarty - Mid - another solid player for the Mariners offense. can score from anywhere on the field
Colin Flynn -D - a huge reason why the Mariners are in this game - strong, fast , physical , great stick work
prediction - Pilgrim
D4 Smithfield vs North Smithfield
please read this stellar message from the coach;
Thank you for this opportunity however it isn’t in our character to single out players. My coaching staff and I have a strong emphasis on team play at the core of our foundation. We have been emphasizing the 5 pillars of our program since we took over last year. This season is a culmination of players buying into that belief and putting in the work and dedicating themselves to these principles. There is no other group of young men I’d rather Coach. 5 Pillars of our program 1-Honor your family/yourself 2-Honor the school 3- Honor your team 4- Honor your opponent 5- Honor the game
#9 Cam Cabral - Senior Captain. Scoring 45 goals and 16 assists this season. Stepped up big from last year at 10G and 3A.
He has become a leading guiding this team to todays final game. Cam follows his brother Andrew who played for NS as well. Both boys outstanding young men and players.
Both never give up and give 100% all the time. Cam needs one point to break the total points record at the school and 4 goals to beat the scoring record held by Ethan Cote.
#4 Seth Pickering - Senior Captain on Defense. He took on two new players this year and helped coach them get better and better each game. Seth is a 2nd year player but you would think he played for years.
Handles and controls the ball and plays like a seasoned pro.
#22 Max Mattos - First year player and senior. 28 Goals and 18 assists. He just took to the sport. Started on Defense which he plays in hockey. Moved him to attack and he has taken over at X.
He scored 5 goals in the semi against Tiverton to help bring home the come back win.
Ganset Champagne - mid - knows his teammates from Hockey and makes the passes and takes the shots when needed
Nate Gravel - Mid - rising Freshman to keep an eye on
prediction - Smithfield
good luck to everyone this weekend!!