LaxRecords.com continues its High School Lacrosse Player of the Year Watch with Wave 4, featuring players from Connecticut and Massachusetts. The next wave of players releases April 3.
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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To send a player update or to have a player considered for this list, please submit the player’s performance to Mike Loveday.
Ryan Cornell, Darien (Conn.), G, 2017, Vermont
Cornell helped the Blue Wave to a Class L championship and an undefeated season. The Vermont commit earned First Team All-State honors. He made 15 saves against rival New Canaan in the FCIAC final. Cornell made national headlines last year as part of one of the most convincing hidden ball trick plays in recent memory. He is Recruiting Rundown’s No. 47 ranked player in the class of 2017.
Kevin Lindley, Darien (Conn.), A, 2017, Loyola
Lindley scored seven goals to lead the Blue Wave to a 17-3 win over Wilton (Conn.) in April. He scored three early goals in the state finals and capped the year with a Second Team All-State selection.
Drew Morris, New Canaan (Conn.), G, 2017, Maryland
Morris earned back-to-back All-State honors for the Rams. Last year he earned First Team honors after anchoring the defense the championship team. The Maryland commit made nine saves in the championship game over Daniel Hand.
Ryan O’Connell, New Canaan (Conn.), M, 2017, UNC
O’Connell improved his stats from a sophomore season where he totaled 37 goals and 17 assists to 47 goals and 34 assists last year. He is a two-time First Team All-State choice for one of the most competitive programs in Connecticut.
Christian Paley, Somers (Conn.), A, 2017 Hartford
Paley capped an impressive junior season with a stellar state championship performance. The Hartford commit scored eight goals in the Class S championship against St. Joseph-Trumbull (Trumbull, Conn.). He earned First Team All-state honors after amassing 149 points on 94 goals and 55 assists.
Cam Peritz, Pope Francis (Chicopee, Mass.), A, 2017, Wesleyan (Hockey)
Peritz has quietly put up big numbers over the last four seasons. He already has 419 career points and 248 goals and with another season like 2016, could become just the 16th player to reach 500 career points. Peritz is on MassLive.com’s Top 10 Hockey Player of the Year Watch and has 40 points on 24 assists and 16 goals this season.