Nike/US Lacrosse Boys' Northeast Rewind
by Tom Peace | LaxMagazine.com
Year-End Top 10
1. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 22-0
2. Garden City (N.Y.), 19-3
3. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), 20-2
4. Niskayuna (N.Y.), 21-1
5. Chaminade (N.Y.), 15-2
6. Cazenovia Central (N.Y.), 22-2
7. Shenendehowa (N.Y.), 18-4
8. Longmeadow (Mass.), 25-0
9. West Genesee (N.Y.), 15-6
10. Yorktown (N.Y.), 17-3
Northeast Player of the Year
Jordan Evans, Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.)
The senior attackman finished an impressive high school lacrosse career with 396 points on 205 goals and 191 assists. The Syracuse commit had nine games this season where he tallied at least 10 points.
In the first two games of the 2013 season Evans had a combined 24 points. He had 10 assists and three goals against Whitesboro (N.Y.) and then two days later scored 10 goals and had one assist against Homer (N.Y.).
Evans was included in the top-five of every offensive statistical category in central New York. He was No. 1 is assists (99), assists per game (4.5), points per game (8.2) and points (180).
Evans was selected as an Under Armour All-American and is a two-time first-team all-league selection. He graduated from Jamesville-DeWitt as the program's all-time points leader with 401 and won state championships in 2010 and 2011.
Spotlight On ...
Scarborough defeated Cheverus (Maine) 15-4 to claim the state Class A championship and finish the year with a 14-5 record.
John Wheeler (committed to Bentley) had a huge game for the Red Storm with four goals and four assists in the win. Wheeler was the leading scorer for Scarborough in each of the four years of his high school career.
The Red Storm defense overwhelmed the Cheverus attackers as Nate McLellan, Brandon Smith, and Anthony Quintilani managed to force 11 turnovers. Goalie David Pearson (University of New England) made 10 saves, eight of which came in the first half.
"It certainly wasn't easy," Scarborough coach Joe Hezlep told the Portland Press Herald. "It should have been a much closer game than it was. We played pretty well on defense, but they have some really talented players who created a lot of opportunities, but [Pearson], as he always does, continued to stand on his head."
The Red Storm have now won four straight state championships.
Note: The Nike/US Lacrosse Regional rankings will not necessarily reflect the same order as the Nike/US Lacrosse National Top 25 poll, which is voted on by US Lacrosse area representatives and Lacrosse Magazine contributors. LM contributors compile the regional rankings.
This concludes the season-long look at the boys' Northeast region.