The 2017, and inaugural, All-LaxRecords Team is not another All-America team. Instead, this team is comprised of players who set either national, state or team records as reported to LaxRecords.com during the 2017 season.
The goal of selecting this team is to highlight some of the best performances from the 2017 season and the player’s careers. So much focus is placed on where a player is going to play in college, sometimes the players who are not big-name recruits fly under-the-radar and have stellar careers. This team celebrates those careers.
Bryce Adam, Sr., Newton North (Mass.), Attack
Adam finished his career in the Top 15 in Massachusetts all-time scoring list and goal list. The future Tufts player finished as the Tigers all-time point and goals leader with 413 and 229 respectively. This season, he scored 108 points on 65 goals and 43 assists.
Michael Bellas, Sr., Northwood (Calif.), Attack
Bellas took over the No. 1 spot in state history with 301 career goals. He is the only known player to have reached 300 career points in the state. His 380 points places him 2nd all-time. For his career, Bellas averaged 5.28 points per game.
Dylan Crouch, Sr., Edgewood (Ohio), Attack
Crouch finished his high school career with 330 points, which puts him at No. 4 among the known scorers in Ohio’s history. His 233 career goals put him in 3rd place all-time.
Caleb Elerick, Sr., Pope John Paul II (Tenn.), Attack
Elerick finished his career as Tennessee’s all-time leading scorer with 354 career points. From 2013 to 2017, the University of the Cumberlands signee is the state’s all-time leader in assists with 180.
Joey Epstein, Jr., Landon (Md.), Attack
Epstein became Landon’s all-time leading scorer this season with 248 career points. The Johns Hopkins commit scored 123 this season with 75 goals and 48 assists.
Joey Garland, Sr., South Hagerstown (Md.), Goalie
Garland finished his career as Maryland’s all-time save leader. Garland’s 692 career saves passed the 583 by Dan Schonfeld, which was set in 2009. Garland posted 245 saves this season to set the record.
Matt Goin, Sr., Edgewater (Fla.), Goalie
Goin became the first known goalie in state history to pass 700 career saves and is the new all-time leader in Florida. The Birmingham Southern commit made 295 saves as a senior.
Kyle Laforge, Sr., Tyngsborough (Mass.), Midfield
Laforge tied Will Stenberg for 10th on Massachusetts’ all-time scoring list with 434 career points. He finished his career as the state’s No. 2 assist man, just behind Michael McCormack with 213. He is also a Top 15 leader in goals (221). The UMass-Lowell signee had three-straight seasons of at least 100 points, scoring 131 as a sophomore, 120 last year and 123 as a senior.
Kyle Long, Jr., Springfield-Delco (Pa.)
Long has a shot at becoming just the fifth player in state history to reach 400 career points. With one year left, Long has 318 points on the strength of 242 career assists. He put up 109 assists this season, which places him 3rd all-time behind Michael Sowers. He moved into 2nd place all-time in points in Springfield history, passing Lucas Spence (297 points). Greg Campbell is at the top with 324 career points.
Chase Poplin, Sr., Christ Church Episcopal (S.C.), Attack
Poplin ended his high school career as South Carolina’s all-time leader in goals with 214. He passed former leader Mitch Russell for the distinction and put it far enough away to resist challenges by Joe Venazio and Keegan O’Connell who both ended their careers with more than 200 goals this year. Poplin will play for Division III Centre College.
Keaton Roarick, Jr., Old Saybrook (Conn.), Goalie
With one year to go, Roarick already passed 1,000 career saves this season. The rising senior has three consecutive seasons with at least 300 saves, including this year when he made 349, to give him 1,035 for his career. Already 9th all-time, with another season like any of his first three, Roarick could become the nation’s all-time save leader. He needs 289 to tie Bill Olin’s record of 1,324 that has stood since 2006.
Evan Sibson, Sr. Absegami (N.J.), Attack
Sibson became the 6th-known player in state history to reach 400 career points. The Chestnut Hill commit completed his career with 408 points, which places him 5th all-time. His 250 career goals is also 5th all-time.
Carson Sorrells, Sr., Allatoona (Ga.), Attack
Sorrells passed the 300 career point and 200 career goal marks this season. The Furman commit is in the Top 5 of all known and reported players in state history in both points and goals.
Sheldon Brown, Sr., Paul Laurence Dunbar (Ky.)
Sam Emig, Sr., Red Lion (Pa.)
Marc Galindo, Sr., Immokalee (Fla.)
Kyle Little, Sr., West Milford (N.J.)
Jack Maginnes, Sr., Page (N.C.), Attack
Nakeie Montgomery, Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)
Joseph Mulert, Sr., Paul Laurence Dunbar (Ky.)
Colin Munro, Sr., Mountain Vista (Colo.)
Keegan O’Connell, Sr., J.L. Mann (S.C.)
Raymond Perez, Sr., Immokalee (Fla.)
Stephen Russo, Sr., Livingston (N.J.)
Gavin Saylor, Sr., Parkland (Pa.)
Reid Smith, Sr., Ponte Vedra (Fla.)
James Spence, Sr., Springfield-Delco (Pa.)
Dan Vazquez, Sr., Chicopee (Mass.)
Joe Venazio, Sr., Carolina Forest (S.C.)