While we continue to wait “patiently” for the start of the 2020 Massachusetts High School lacrosse season, (May 4th – as of March 30th’s meeting of the MIAA Board of Directors)  Bostonlax.net wanted to reflect on the past ten years by highlighting some of the talented student-athletes who excelled this past decade across the Bay State.

We have adjusted our release, we will be releasing a position a week, with midfielders up now.

With the assistance of select coaches, media representatives, and the BostonLax staff we came up with our All-Decade team for both the MIAA and ISL.

The players must have played at least one season of high school lacrosse in the 2010-2019 decade. While we are sure to leave many deserving standouts off of these lists, we hope that by recognizing some of these standout student-athletes and their interscholastic careers, that we can bring back some of the great memories from Massachusetts High School lacrosse over the past ten years.

First Team MIAA Midfielders All-Decade (2010-2019)

1st Team 

 

(photo credit – masspreps.com, Wicked Local Concord & Wicked Local Walpole)

 

MASSACHUSETTS – Our first-team midfield is led by nine offensive midfielders, a faceoff specialist and defensive short-stick midfielder.

The first-team is highlighted by two standout Lincoln-Sudbury midfielders from the class of 2016, Connor McCarthy and Harlan Smart, along with the pride of Reading lacrosse – the Tobin brothers, Kevin Tobin ’17 and Michael Tobin ’19, three Medfield middies, offensive standout John MacLean ’16, FOGO Brian Bissell ’14, and SSDM Andrew Garfield ’17, along with Billerica standout Jeff Trainor ’16, Xaverian’s Jack Wheeler ’14, and two standouts from early in the decade – Walpole’s Ryan Izzo ’10, and Cohasset’s Thomas Flibotte ’11.

McCarthy and Smart were both 2016 All-Americans and two-time Division 1 state champions for the Warriors. The impressive duo helped define the prototypical midfielder, combining the rare combination of size, speed, and skill. The Tobin brothers amassed over 600 total points between them in their storied high school careers, helping to catapult a program – leading to a 2019 State Championship. MacLean was a lethal three-time All-American lefty sniper for Medfield, with Bissell being a dominant FOGO and jump-starting the wave of exceptional play at the Faceoff-X for the Warriors for years to come. Garfield was as good of SSDM as we have seen in recent memory, crafting his art with 293 career stops. Another lethal lefty, Trainor was a two-time All-American for Billerica and one of the top offensive midfielders in school history. Another two-time All-American in 2013 and 2014, Jack Wheeler helped lead Xaverian to a 2013 D1 State Championship and back-to-back Catholic Conference titles. Izzo and Flibotte both did a considerable amount of their work in the prior decade, but both standout middies also put up fantastic numbers, All-American seasons, and were universally respected by coaches across the state as two of the best to lace them up in the decade.

BostonLax.net All-Decade First-Team Midfielders

Connor McCarthy ’16 – Lincoln-Sudbury – Princeton

Harlan Smart ’16 – Lincoln-Sudbury – Dartmouth

Kevin Tobin ’17 – Reading – UMass Amherst

Michael Tobin ’19 – Reading – UMass Amherst

John MacLean ’16 – Medfield – Boston University

Jeff Trainor ’16 – Billerica – UMass Amherst

Jack Wheeler ’14 – Xaverian – Boston University

Ryan Izzo ’10 – Walpole – UMass Amherst

Thomas Flibotte ’11 – Cohasset – Bucknell

Brian Bissell ’14, – Medfield – Williams – FOGO

Andrew Garfield ’17 – Medfield – Quinnipiac – SSDM

 

BostonLax.net All-Decade Midfielders

(sorted alphabetically by first name with other positions noted)

Andrew Perry – Xaverian

Austin Collard ’18 – Wakefield

Billy Polk ’12 – Dover-Sherborn

Bobby Maimaron ’18 – Duxbury

Brooks Tyrrell ’16 – Marblehead

Bryan Rotatori ’13 – Grafton

Caleb Brodie ’14 – Hingham

Carson Hart ’13 – Wayland

Cole Kissick ’15 – Cohasset

Collin Almeida ’19 – Falmouth

Dan Axelson ’16 – Cohasset

Dan Delaney ’13 – Lincoln-Sudbury

Dom Carter ’19 – Marlboro – Attack

Drew O’Connell ’14 – St. John’s Prep

Drew Laundry ’16 – Billerica

Frank Cosolito ’16 – Catholic Memorial

Greg Roder ’14 – Lincoln-Sudbury

Griffin Shoemaker ’17 – Littleton

Henry Guild ’14 – Lincoln-Sudbury

Jack Barron ’19 – Longmeadow

Jack Geiger ’18 – Reading

Jake Erickson ’19 – Acton-Boxboro – attack

Jake Mabardy ’19 – Winchester

Jake Quilty ’18 – Hingham

James O’Connell ‘11 – St. John’s Prep

Joe Gooley ’18 – Duxbury

John Fitzgerald ’10 – Hingham

John Herlihy ’19 – Lincoln-Sudbury

JT Kelly ’15 – Acton-Boxboro

Kevin Bletzer ’14 – Catholic Memorial

Kevin McCordic ’16 – Medfield

Kevin Tobin ’17 – Reading

Kurt Hunzicker ’12 – Masconomet

Kyle Soroka ’12 – Acton-Boxboro

Liam Driscoll ’13 – Xaverian

Matt Crowell ’14 – Medfield

Matt Dziama ’14 – Wellesley

Matt Sharpe ’15 – Duxbury

Mark Riley ’12 – Needham

Max Stukalin ’16 – Longmeadow

Michael Chabra ’20 – Austin Prep

Michael Tobin ’19 – Reading

Mike Panepinto ’14 – Needham

Sam Witt ’17 – Acton-Boxboro

Spencer Robbins ’18 – Longmeadow

Tom Stanton ’12 – Catholic Memorial

T.J. Fitzell ’14 – South Hadley

Will Abbott ’18 – Hopkinton

Will Blumenberg ’15 – Concord-Carlisle

Will Stenberg ’11 – Needham – Attack

Will Thomas ’19 – Cohasset

Faceoff Midfielders +

Allyn French ’19 – Dracut – Midfield

Elliot Burr ’12 – Hamilton-Wenham – Midfield

Caleb Hammett ’20 – Hanover

Clay Richard ’12 – Medfield

Craig Yannone ’19 – St. John’s Prep

Drew Kelleher ’14 – Longmeadow

Frankie Higgins ’17 – Hingham – LSM

Henry Narlee ’13 – Duxbury

Jack-Henry Vara ’16 – Medfield

Jacob Alexander ’19 – Franklin

Junior Almeida ’17 – Lincoln-Sudbury

Kyle LaForge ’17 – Tyngsboro – Attack

Liam McDonough ’18 – Groton-Dunstable – Midfield