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This weekend’s Midwest high school lacrosse notebook focuses on championship weekend in three states and the end of an era in Michigan.
With a 16-4 win over Warren (Ill.) in the Illinois state championship, New Trier (Ill.) won the 13th state championship in program history.
This was the first state-sanctioned title for the Trevians. Illinois sanctioned the sport for the 2018 season.
New Trier won 12 championships dating back to 1988 before the sport was sanctioned. Most recently, they won titles in 2014, 2015 and 2017 as well.
This is the seventh state championship for head coach Tom Herrala, which ties him for the most in state history.
Henry Scherb scored five goals in the championship victory.
Dublin Coffman (Ohio) proved the doubters wrong with a 13-8 win over St. Xavier (Ohio) in the Division I championship game. The Shamrocks went 21-1 this season with their only loss being to Brother Rice (Mich.). They defeated Weddington (N.C.), which won the North Carolina 3A/2A/1A state championship in addition to defeating St. Ignatius (Ohio) in the state semifinal. They outscored their last three opponents by a score of 50-27.
Senior Evan James scored five goals and an assist to help Coffman win its first state championship. James’ performance locked in his status as a member of the 300 club with 301 points. He is Coffman’s all-time leading scorer and has 199 goals and 102 assists for his career.
Captain Ethan Tyack dished out four assists in the win to put him atop Coffman’s all-time assist mark with 139.
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Back on Top
Chagrin Falls (Ohio) won its first Ohio state sanctioned title with a 10-4 win over Mariemont (Ohio) in the Division II state championship.
The Tigers last won a state championship in 2015 before the sport was state-sanctioned.
Senior Alex Morris scored four goals and junior Ben Kniskern added two in the victory.
Otto Bergmann made 13 saves in the Tigers’ win.
This is the first state championship for head coach Paul Corto.
Not Luck For The Irish
Cathedral (Ind.) defeated Hamilton Southeastern 13-6 to win the Indiana state championship.
The Irish recaptured this state title after last winning it all in 2017.
Last season was the first time since 2010 that Cathedral was not in the championship game. The Irish have 11 state championship appearances and now five state titles.
End of an Era
Reece Potter’s career as one of Michigan’s all-time leading scorers came to an end last week as Hartland (Mich.) lost 12-11 to Lake Orion (Mich.) in the Division I quarterfinal.
Potter wrapped up his career with 353 career points on 205 goals and 148 assists. While all career totals have not been added yet, those totals are likely to earn him a spot among the state’s Top 10 leading scorers of all-time.
The Towson commit has been a two-time First Team All-State selection and helped lead Hartland to back-to-back state semifinal appearances.
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