At the conclusion of the 2017 boys’ high school lacrosse season, LaxRecords.com will name its first-ever High School Lacrosse Player of the Year. The following categories are taken into consideration: the player is among the state or county leaders in any statistical category (defenseman and face-off specialists included); strength of team’s schedule; performance in both regular and postseason games. Also, At the end of the 2017 LaxRecords.com will name its first All-LaxRecords.com team.
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Here are the players in the third wave of additions to the Player of the Year tracker. Players are added and removed throughout the season. To send a player update or to have a player considered for this list, please submit the player’s performance to Mike Loveday.
Ryan Archer, Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt), A, 2017, Hobart
Archer was in the Top 20 for the most points in New York last season after totaling 116 points on 64 goals and 52 assists. The Hobart commit helped the Red Rams to the New York Class B championship and a 21-2 record. He upped his stat totals from 84 points as a junior and has 201 career points entering this season.
Connor DeSimone, Smithtown East (Dix Hills, N.Y.), M, 2017, Johns Hopkins
DeSimone scored 78 points last season on the strength of 39 goals and 39 assists. He is an US Lacrosse All-American as well as being named on Newsday’s Top 100 Players to Watch and on Inside Lacrosse’s and Recruiting Rundown’s Top 10 Players.
Chris Gray, Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.), A, 2017, Boston U.
Gray was sixth in the state with 79 goals last season and was the second underclassmen. The No. 8 player in the Class of 2017, according to Recruiting Rundown, totaled 101 points for the 18-3 Wildcats.
Matt Licciardi, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), M, 2017, Cornell
The senior does a little of everything for the Seahawks, which have won the last two Class C championships. Last year, as well as dominating at face-off, he totaled 53 points on 33 assists and 20 goals. He scored five points in each county final, state semifinal and state final games. As a sophomore he had 36 points and had 102 ground balls.
Lucas Quinn, Niskayuna (N.Y.), A, 2017, Syracuse
As a sophomore, Quinn pumped in 43 goals and 34 assists to push the Silver Warriors to the program’s first ever New York state title. He upped his performance as a junior, totaling 99 points on 51 goals and 48 assists.
Will Ramos, Nyack (N.Y.), G, 2017, Albany
Ramos finished his junior year with 233 saves to bring his career total to 946 with one year left. The Albany commit has played on the varsity team since his eighth-grade year, which leaves in him an outside (maybe far outside) shot of the record of 1,366 by Charlie Cipriano of Herricks (N.Y.) from 2005 to 2008. Ramos is averaging 236 saves per season, which, with another similar year, puts him in range of former Duke Blue Devil, Daniel Loftus from Syosset, and former Ohio State Buckeye, Mike Rimmer from Half Hollows Hills East (New York).