Xavier Arline, Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)
The junior scored 13 points in two games for Shoreham-Wading River to help his team to the Long Island Class C championship and a berth in the state semifinals.
Arline had his stick on eight of SWR’s 14 goals in a 14-13 win over Mt. Sinai (N.Y.) in the Suffolk County Class C final. The junior assisted on Anthony Cimino’s game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the previously undefeated Mt. Sinai squad.
Arline had six goals and two assists in the victory. Arline followed up with five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in a 13-12 win over Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) in the Long Island championship game.
Arline has 129 points this season - scoring 64 goals and 65 assists. The junior has 351 points for his career and is posting the best season of his career. His previous career high was 99 points, which he scored last season.
SWR moves onto the Class C state semifinals with the victory.
Player of the Week Honor Roll
Ethan Belville, Strath Haven (Pa.)
Belville scored 13 goals and two assists in two playoff wins for Strath Haven last week. The senior scored nine goals in a 17-16 win over York Catholic (Pa.) in the first round of the PIAA-AA playoffs, then scored four goals and two assists in a 12-5 win over Hampton (Pa.) in the second round. On the year, the Ursinus College commit (for football) has 97 points on 70 goals and 27 assists. He is averaging 4.22 points per game.
Otto Bergmann, Chagrin Falls (Ohio)
The senior has been the anchor for the defense all season and made 13 saves in the Tigers 10-4 win over Mariemont (Ohio) in the Ohio Division II state championship game. The win is Chagrin Falls’ first state championship since 2015, before the sport was state sanctioned. This is their first title under OHSAA sanctioning.
Thomas Greenblatt, Massapequa (N.Y.)
The senior led the team with six points and four goals in a 10-5 win over Ward Melville (N.Y.) in the Long Island Class A championship. His three goals in the third quarter to put the Chiefs up 10-3 helped lock in Massapequa’s first Long Island title since 2014 and second in program history. The midfielder has 51 points on 26 goals and 25 assists this season.
Ethan James, Dublin Coffman (Ohio)
The senior scored five goals and an assist in the Ohio Division I state championship game to lead the Shamrocks to the 13-8 win over St. Xavier (Ohio). 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.
C.J. Kirst, Delbarton (N.J.)
Kirst scored six goals and dished out two assists as the Green Wave rolled over Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) 12-7 in the Non-Public A championship. The win is the fourth consecutive state championship for Delbarton and the team’s 14th straight win. The victory is head coach Matt Kovachik’s second after taking over the Delbarton program in 2018.
Kyle Loken, Lake Orion (Mich.)
Loken tallied seven points on five goals and two assists as Lake Orion upset Hartland (Mich.) 12-11 in the Division I quarterfinal.
John Mitchell, Iona Prep (N.Y.)
Mitchell led the Gaels with five goals and one assist as the defeated St. Joseph’s Collegiate (N.Y.) 11-8 to win the CHSAA AA championship. The win is Iona Prep’s first title since 2015 and fourth overall.
Shane Osborne, La Salle College (Pa.)
Osborne started his week with two goals in a 5-2 win over Avon Grove (Pa.) in the first round of the PIAA-AAA playoffs. He ended the week with four goals and an assist in an 11-5 win over Springfield-Delco (Pa.) to advance his team to the state semifinals.
Alex Racanelli, Manhasset (N.Y.)
Racanelli anchored a defense that shut out Garden City in the final three quarters and two overtimes to lead the Indians to the Nassau County Class B championship. The senior made 10 saves, including one during the final moments of the fourth quarter to help Manhasset overtime a 5-2 halftime deficit and move on to win the title.
Henry Scherb, New Trier (Ill.)
Scherb scored five goals as the Trevians defeated Warren (Ill.) 16-4 in the Illinois state championship game. The game, which was delayed by more than two hours due to lightning, is New Trier's 13th state championship (dating back to pre-state sanctioning) and head coach Tom Herrala’s seventh.
Luke Vrsansky, St. Xavier (Ohio)
The freshman scored five goals to lead the Bombers to a 9-8 overtime victory over Upper Arlington in the Ohio Division I semifinal.
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