Player of the Week
Kyle Long, Springfield-Delco (Pa.)
Long became the latest player to reach 400 career points when the Springfield-Delco (Pa.) senior tallied eight points Tuesday.
The Maryland commit had six assists and two goals in a 16–10 win over Strath Haven (Pa.) to put him at 404 career points.
Long is No. 5 all-time in Pennsylvania in scoring after surpassing Matt Rambo (La Salle College) and Ryan Ambler (Abington) in the last week. He should pass Peet Poillon (Seneca Valley) before the regular season ends.
He is second on Pennsylvania’s all-time assist list, behind only Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin).
Long becomes the 81st player to reach the 400 club in boys’ lacrosse history. He joins a list that includes Owen Caputo (Middle Creek), Joe White (Collegiate), Sean Goldsmith (Northwest Guilford), Gavyn Pure (Dawson School) and Mikey Berkman (West Orange) who have all reached 400 points this season.
Long was recently named an Under Armour All-American and will play in the senior game at Johns Hopkins on June 30.
Tommy Barnds, Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.)
The junior led the Gators with five goals and two assists in a 12-5 win over St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) in the WCAL championship game. Barnds helped lead Sacred Heart Prep to the championship in its first year in the conference. SHP won the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League title in 2014 and 2015 and the Peninsula Athletic League title in 2016 and 2017.
Canyon Birch, Manasquan (N.J.)
Birch scored the 300th point of his career for Manasquan (N.J.) with an 11-point performance Tuesday. The junior scored nine goals and two assists to put him at 300 points in his three-year career. Birch has five games of at least 10 points this season, giving him a career-high 121 points.
Kyle Borda, Gonzaga (D.C.)
The senior led the Purple Eagles with four goals and one assist in the WCAC championship victory over Paul VI (Va.) last week. Borda scored nine goals in Gonzaga’s playoff run, including three goals in the semifinal against St. John’s (D.C.).
Owen Caputo, Middle Creek (N.C.)
The Duke commit became North Carolina’s all-time leading scorer with 17 points in his last two games. Caputo took over the scoring title with a nine-point game against Athens Drive (N.C.) on May 4, then added to the lead with eight points against Green Hope (N.C.) on May 8. The senior now has 488 career points, breaking Tucker Hull’s previous record of 472.
Paul Cenci, West Islip (N.Y.)
Cenci scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals for the Lions in a 6–5 overtime win over Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.) last week. Cenci’s game-tying goal came with 41 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Adam Ritter, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)
With three goals against Devon Prep (Pa.), Ritter scored the 200th goal of his career on May 11. The High Point commit has 31 goals and 36 points this season. He is the 14th player in state history to reach 200 career goals. He has 350 career points (200 goals, 150 assists).
Connor Shellenberger, Bullis (Md.)
The junior led Bullis with five points in a 9–8 win over Landon (Md.) to lead his team to the IAC championship. The junior finished the year with 72 points (30 goals, 42 assists). He has 228 points for his career.
Kollin Vaught, Central York (Pa.)
The senior won the 1,000th faceoff of his career on May 9 and has won has won 88 percent of his chances this season.
Griffin Westlin, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)
Westlin passed 300 career points with a 10-point outing on May 5. The senior has been on fire in May, posting four consecutive games with at least 10 points. He has a career-high 108 points this season to give him 314 for his career.
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