USA Lacrosse High School Boys' Players of the Week

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The USA 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.

This week, we honor the top performances from the South and West Regions. Next week, we will add the Mid-Atlantic before the remaining regions are added the following week.

SOUTH

McAllister Hobbs, Dallas Jesuit (Texas)

Facing one of the region’s top teams, McAllister Hobbs shined, scoring six goals on March 12 against St. Andrew’s (Fla.). Hobbs added a hat trick in a win over Coppell two days earlier. Hobbs is committed to join Penn State next season.

Also notable: Jarrett Huff, Holly Springs (N.C.); Jack Schulte, St. Andrew’s (Fla.)

— Justin Boggs







WEST

Lucas de la Paz, Mater Dei (Calif.)

The junior won 19 of 20 faceoffs to help Mater Dei maintain possession en route to a 14-5 win over Los Alamitos (Calif.) last week, and he put up another dominant performance in a stunning 17-0 win over 2021 CIF Southern Section champion Loyola Los Angeles on Saturday. De La Paz proved to be a weapon for the team last year and will be a big part in Mater Dei’s success in 2022.

Also notable: Tayden Bultman, Torrey Pines (Calif.); Ty Caffarelli, Corona del Mar (Calif.); Matt Higgins, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.); Logan Lee, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Jaxon Thomas, Thompson Valley (Colo.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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