US Lacrosse High School Boys' Players of the Week

PHOTO COURTESY OF EAST GRAND RAPIDS (MICH.) ATHLETICS

Mason Margherio scored a remarkable goal to lead East Grand Rapids (Mich.) to a 7-6 win over Detroit Central Catholic.


The US Lacrosse Players of the Week recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school boys’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage.

Players of the Week from the Northeast will be announced once play begins in the region.

MID-ATLANTIC

Jack Horrigan, McDonogh (Md.)

Horrigan produced a career-high six goals to help the Eagles pull away from highly regarded St. Mary’s of Annapolis for a 16-10 win on March 30. The attackman who has committed to Providence College helped McDonogh improve to 2-0 in the MIAA A Conference. Horrigan recorded his first goal as the Eagles jumped out to a 4-2 lead, and he added another before halftime to help them bolster the lead to 10-4. After St. Mary’s cut the gap to 10-6, he helped trigger a 5-2 run to put the game out of reach. Horrigan has 10 goals through two games.

Also notable: Chuck Cacciutti, Haverford (Pa.); Connor Dunay, St. Paul’s (Md.); Henry Tolker, Loyola Blakefield (Md.)

— Justin Feil

SOUTH

Maddox Johnson, Ponte Vedra (Fla.)

The sophomore midfielder scored nine times to lead Ponte Vedra to a 15-6 win over previously unbeaten Episcopal School of Jacksonville last week. Johnson missed the team’s previous game due to contact tracing for COVID-19.

Also notable: Drew Wheeler, Forest (Fla.); Anthony Ghobriel, Highland Park (Texas); Jack Schulte, St. Andrew’s (Fla.)

— Justin Boggs







Nike/US Lacrosse High School Rankings
National Boys' Top 25 | National Girls' Top 25
Northeast Boys' Top 10 | Northeast Girls' Top 10
Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
South Boys' Top 10
| South Girls' Top 10
Midwest Boys' Top 10
| Midwest Girls' Top 10
West Boys' Top 10
| West Girls' Top 10

MIDWEST

Mason Margherio, East Grand Rapids (Mich.)

The goal that gave the Pioneers a 7-6 win over Detroit Central Catholic (Mich.) was remarkable. With the two Mitten State powers tied in overtime, there was a scrum for a loose ball around the 18-yard line toward the right side of the field. Somehow, Magherio managed to scoop up the loose ball, twist into the middle, bounce off a hit and send a picture-perfect game-winner just inside the left post as time expired. He also had a key goal earlier in the game back when the Pioneers trailed 4-1.

Also notable: Nick McCreery, Rockford (Mich.); OJ Morris, Dublin Coffman (Ohio)

Jonah Rosenblum

WEST

Owen Gaffney, Loyola Los Angeles (Calif.)

The senior midfielder scored six goals to lead the Cubs to a 14-5 win over Westlake last week in their opener. Gaffney, a Harvard commit, was the 2019 Los Angeles Player of the Year after scoring 50 goals and adding 26 assists as a sophomore.

Also notable: Jimmy Douglas, Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.); Jon King, Corner Canyon (Utah)

— Laurel Pfahler

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