By Brendan Hall @BHallESPN Throughout the regular season, Boston Lax will be conducting an in-depth look at the top contenders for this year’s inaugural “Bruce Lerch Player of the Year” award. The Player of the Year award, is named after our former Editor-In-Chief and dear friend, Bruce Lerch, who was so instrumental in growing and covering the game of lacrosse in Massachusetts. Boston Lax will focus on five standout male high school lacrosse players in Massachusetts, who have elevated their game to the top of the charts. All coaches’ names are kept anonymous in our analysis of these players. We begin by highlighting five standout performers, who have opened their 2017 season'