2014 Mass. Boys Lacrosse Rankings

#1
Position: Goalie
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School: Princeton
Notes: Our Mass Prep Stars No. 1 ranked player in the Class of 2014, Blaisdell is arguably the most talented player in New England. He is a standout for the Thayer Academy and has started the 2014 season possessed. He is a quick and athletic ball-stopper, who makes all the saves and is exceptional on clears.
RankPhotoNameHSPOSNotesSchool
#2 Nick Marrocco ‘14 Nick Marrocco ‘14DuxburyGoalieIf Blaisdell is our No. 1 ranked student-athlete in the class of 2014, Marrocco is our 1A. Nick had a breakout 2013 season, being named an All-American. He also captured the first ever MVP of the Boston Lax AA game. He cuts off scoring angles as good as we have ever seen and is strong in every other facet of the game.Georgetown
#3 John Sexton ‘14 John Sexton ‘14Lincoln-SudburyDefenseSexton was the top Close defender in the state in 2013. The versatile long pole was moved to Close-D in 2013 and excelled after two seasons as a top LSM. He also sees time at the faceoff X and on offense on L-S's Man-Up unit.Notre Dame
#4 Morgan Cheek ‘14 Morgan Cheek ‘14Noble and GreenoughMidfield/ AttackCheek is one of the top dodgers in the state and can excel at either attack or midfield. Cheek also plays a great two-way midfield and is an explosive player with the ball in his hands. He also can take draws and excels on the man-up.Harvard
#5 Cooper Fersen ‘14 Cooper Fersen ‘14Berkshire SchoolDefenseThe Vermont Native and Berkshire (MA) long pole is an intimidating lock-down specialist and one of the most feared poles in New England Private School lax.Virginia
#6 Jay Drapeau ‘14 Jay Drapeau ‘14Westford AcademyAttackDrapeau is one of the top scoring attackman in New England and has played since the first day he entered his freshman year at WA. 300 + career points to date and counting for the senior sniper.Loyola
#7 Jack Wheeler ‘14 Jack Wheeler ‘14XaverianMidfieldWheeler came on as one of the top players in the state in 2013. He helped lead Xaverian to a magical D1 state championship and is back for another year with top ranked "X".Boston University
#8 Tyler Breen ‘14 Tyler Breen ‘14Taft SchoolAttackThe Mass. resident has been producing at Taft and on the summer circuit with the Clams for four years and is one of the most electric and exciting offensive skilled players in New England.Virginia
#9 Danny Seibel ‘14 Danny Seibel ‘14Belmont HillAttackSeibel has one of the most accurate shots and is an explosive scorer for the 2013 ISL champion Belmont Hill Hillies. The lefty is a scoring machine who is also great at moving without the ball in his hands.Villanova
#10 Austin Gaiss ‘14 Austin Gaiss ‘14Phillips Andover AcademyMidfield / AttackGaiss is a scoring machine for PA. The four year veteran is one of the hidden gems in all of New England. Explosive and athletic Gaiss is a Notre Dame commit.Notre Dame
#11 Robert Shaw ‘14 Robert Shaw ‘14Roxbury Latin SchoolGoalieShaw has improved each year and has started the 2014 campaign looking at better than ever. Our biggest riser in our updated rankings, Shaw will take his game to Harvard next season and play for the Crimson.Harvard
#12 Max Gustafson ‘14 Max Gustafson ‘14Belmont HillDefenseMax excels in the settled and transition situations for BH. He is also one of the top faceoff wings in New England and was a star on the gridiron for the Hillies as well.Brown
#13 Jack Ullrich ‘14 Jack Ullrich ‘14HinghamDefense / LSMUllrich had a breakout season in 2013 as the versatile defender earned Eastern Mass. All-American honors and helped lead HIngham to Harvard Stadium and the D2 state semis. Ullrich also takes faceoffs for Hingham.Pennsylvania
#14 Parker McKee ‘14 Parker McKee ‘14Noble and GreenoughMidfieldMcKee exploded in his junior season for Nobles and possesses one of the most accurate rips from the midfield position.Michigan
#15 Mike Panepinto ‘15 Mike Panepinto ‘15NeedhamMidfieldThe dual-sport (football) star recently decommitted from UMass to pursue college football through the prep ranks.on the lax field he has one of the top shots from the midfield position and is an elite athlete and play maker. He also stars at the faceoff X for Needham.PG
#16 Caleb Brodie ‘14 Caleb Brodie ‘14HinghamMidfieldBroadie is the most consistent offensive force for Hingham and came on strongest in the 2013 post-season.Maryland
#17 Jon Barry ‘14 Jon Barry ‘14Thayer AcademyDefenseThe Northeastern hockey commit is having a fantastic start to the 2014 season as he helped lead a strong Thayer defense to the top of the ISL. Barry is quick and a ground ball machine.Northeastern (hockey)(Hockey)
#18 Joe Delaney ‘14 Joe Delaney ‘14Belmont HillAttackDelaney came on very strong in 2013 and helped lead Belmont Hill to an ISL championship. An explosive scorer Delaney teamed with Seibel and Kyle Parsons to form one of the best attacks in New England.Colgate
#19 Drew Pirie ‘14 Drew Pirie ‘14Governor’s AcademyMidfieldPirie is a very talented offensive player and is battling back from an injury to his arm. We expect a major breakout senior season for the JHU commit.Johns Hopkins
#20 Kevin Bletzer ‘14 Kevin Bletzer ‘14Catholic MemorialMidfieldBletzer is an extremely athletic and aggressive midfielder who has produced each year on the lax field for CM. Bletzer is one of 2 football/lax stars who are ranked in both our MAPS rankings as BC football commit and All-State DB/LB.Boston College (Football)
#21 Andy “Bug” ‘14 Andy “Bug” ‘14Governor’s AcademyLSMCarper is coming off a leg injury, suffered on the gridiron in the fall. He is one of the top athletes in the Class of 2014 and plays a strong LSM. He is also versatile enough to play with a short stick and also took faceoffs for Gov's.North Carolina
#22 Connor Donahue ‘14 Connor Donahue ‘14Bishop GuertinAttackThe Groton, Mass. natve and BG (NH) attack had 51 goals and 63 assists and was named All-American in 2014, while leading BG to their fourth straight state championship with Donahue.Denver
#23 Andrew Smiley ‘14 Andrew Smiley ‘14St. John’s ShrewsburyAttackThe dual -sport star was also a top QB and All-State footballer for SJS in the fall. One of two-players who were ranked in both our football and lax rankings, Drew has emerged and improved throughout his lax career and had a huge post-season in 2013.Navy
#24 Luc Valenza ‘14 Luc Valenza ‘14FoxboroughDefenseValenza is a very aggressive defnder who has vastly improved in each of his seasons at Foxboro. Look for big things from Valenza in his final season.UMass
#25 Drew O’Connell ‘14 Drew O’Connell ‘14St. John’s PrepMidfieldO'Connell is one of the top veteran middies in the Class of 2014. He can score, facilitate and lead from his midfield position.Princeton

Updated: 7/7/14 - FINAL

 

Welcome to our Massachusetts Prep Stars boys lacrosse player rankings page for the Class of 2014. These rankings are a joint collaboration of the Mass Prep Stars staff and some respected members of the Boston and New England media and coaching ranks. The rankings are based on a combination of on-field performance, improvements, athletic intangibles, team influence, college recruiting, potential and overall skill set.

The rankings include only players playing at a Massachusetts high school / prep school or Mass. residents playing at a school outside of Mass. Postgraduates are excluded.

The rankings are only an accumulation of our opinions and should not to be used for any conclusive assessment.

Please email newenglandprepstars@hotmail.com   to suggest more players for ranking and to add to our watch and follow list (below) as we continue to adjust the rankings over the course of the season.

 

Ranked but Injured: Nick Brozowski '14 - LSM - Concord-Carlisle - Maryland commit - Brozowski will miss the 2014 season with an INJ but was our 4th ranked player in the class of 2014.

 

On the Edge: Other Top Stars who are also worthy of Top Billing / Consideration

(In Alphabetical Order)

Aaron Son - Defense / LSM - Rivers 

Alex Surette - Goalie - Melrose - Committed to Limestone

Andrew Blood - Goalie - Walpole - Committed to St. Mary's (MD)

Andrew Gallahue - Attack - St. John;s Prep - Committed to Villanova (Will PG in 2015)

Anthony Wyse - Attack - Newton North - Committed to Dartmouth (Hockey)

Axel Brown - Attack - Groton School - Committed to Babson College

Austin Wolf - Defense - Acton-Boxborough - Committed to RIT

AJ Vasquez - Midfield - Belmont Hill - Committed to Conn. College

Brendan Gates - Midfield - Rivers - Committed to Hartford

Brendan Burke - Attack - Duxbury - Committed to Hamilton

Chase Hyde - Defense - Dover-Sherborn - Committed to Trinity

Chris Ciolfi '14 - Defense - Xaverian

Chris Gorman - Goalie - Shrewsbury - Committed to Eastern Connecticut

Colin Orr - FO / Mid. - Rivers - Committed to Colgate

Drew Dowling - Defense - Duxbury - Committed to Drexel

Drew Kelleher - FO / Mid. - Longmeadow - Committed to Amherst

D.J. Sperzel - Midfield - Xaverian - Committed to Providence

Dustin Vitagliano - Midfield / Attack - Trinity-Pawling (NY) Hanover, Mass. - Committed to Drexel

Eddie Gilman - Goalie - Governor's Academy - Committed to North Carolina

Eric Smith - Defense - Taft (Dover, Mass.) - Committed to Michigan

George Fay - Defense / LSM - Avon Old Farms (CT) Annisquam, Mass. - Committed to Delaware

Greg Plumb - Midfield - Belmont Hill - Committed to Williams

Greg Roder - Midfield - Lincoln-Sudbury - Committed to Amherst

Harry Giarrusso - Attack - Thayer - Committed to Middlebury

Henry Narlee - Midfield/FOGO - Avon Old Farms - CT. Duxbury, Mass. - Committed to Boston University

Hunter Arnold - Attack - Acton-Boxborough - Committed to Keene State

Isaac Krier - Attack - Committed to Haverford

Jake Baxter - Defense - Wayland - Committed to RPI

Jack Ryan - Defense - Longmeadow - Commited to Swarthmore

Jake Reynolds - Goalie - Scituate - Committed to Cabrini

Jake Richards - Defense - Salisbury School - CT. Dover, Mass. - Committed to Univ. of Vermont

James Leary - Defense - Governors - Committed to Univ. of Vermont

Jesse Gwozdz - Midfield - Governor's Academy - Committed to Fairfield

Jimmy Ganem - Defense - Medfield - Committed to Roger Williams

Joe Cormier - Midfield / FO - Acton-Boxborough - Committed to Ohio Wesleyan

Joe Kearney - Defense  St. Sebastian's - Committed to Harvard

Johnny Aylward - Attack - Tewksbury - PG at Williston-Northampton

Jon Nassif - Midfield - Hanover - Committed to Boston University

John Caraviello - Attack - Wellesley - Committed to Trinity

John O'Leary - Attack - St. Sebastian's - Committed to Harvard

John Oteri - Midfield - Andover - Committed to Pace

Kevin Dick - Defense - Tewksbury - Committed to Stonehill (Football)

Kevin Lally - Goalie - Beverly - Committed to Umass Lowell

Kyle Parsons - Attack - Belmont Hill - Committed to Bucknell

Lars Zandbergs - Defese - Winchester - PG at Bridgton

Matt Barker - Defense - Lincoln-Sudbury - Committed to Trinity

Matt Dziama - Midfield - Wellesley - Committed to Virginia (will PG in 2015)

Matthew Knight - Midfield - Westminster School - Committed to Hobart

Matthew Crowell -Midfield - Committed to Bates

Michael O'Keefe - Goalie - Middlesex - Committed to St.John's

Mike Elcock - LSM - Needham - Committed to UMass

Patrick Cronin - M - BC High - Committed to Tufts

Patrick Fraser - M - Dexter School - Committed to Johns Hopkins

Peter Hargrave - G - Westford Academy -

P.J. Bell - Midfield - Nobles - Committed to Colgate

Quintin Forbes - Midfield - Groton-Dunstable - Committed to Bentley

Reid Levillee - Defense - Longmeadow - Committed to Conn College

Robert Treiber - Goalie - Medfield - Committed to Tufts

Roby Williams - Midfield - Wayland -

Rogers Boylan - Defense - Dover-Sherborn -

R.J. Caruso - Attack - BB&N - Committed to Skidmore

Ryan Hesseltine - Attack - Committed to St. Anselm

Sam Muse - Midfield - Middlesex - Committed to Trinity

Sam Ventresca - Goalie - Woburn - Committed to Merrimack

Scott Frankenthaler - Defense - Roxbury Latin - Committed to Johns Hopkins

Shaun O'Hare - Attack - Rivers - Commited to Sacred Heart

Shawn Daly - Attack / Midfield - Marshfield - Committed to Bowdoin

Shane Rinkus - Defense - Thayer - Committed to UMass

Steven Kerr - Goalie - St. John's Shrewsbury - Committed to WNEC

Thomas Soule - Defense - Nobles

Tom Stabile - Midfield / FO - North Andover - Committed to Bentley

Tommy Bannan - Goalie - Hingham - Committed to Fairfield

Tommy Connelly - Goalie - Brooks - Committed to Boston University

Tommy Vailas - Middie - Governor's - Committed to Bryant

Trevor O'Brien - Midfield - Duxbury - Committed to Hartford

TJ Fitzel - Midfield - South Hadley - Committed to Sacred Heart

Ty Martz - Defense - Beverly - Committed to Babson

Will Eikenberry - Midfield - Andover - Committed to Penn Stare (Football)

Zach Lukas - Attack - Longmeadow - Committed to RPI