USA Lacrosse High School Boys' Players of the Week

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Truitt Sunderland of Calvert Hall (Md.) had 15 points combined in a pair of wins last week.


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.

NORTHEAST

Joey Spallina, Mt. Sinai (N.Y.)

If we’ve learned anything about Joey Spallina over the years, it’s that the bigger the stage and the brighter the lights, the better he plays. So it should be of no surprise that in a season-opening showdown against the defending Long Island champions, Spallina shined brightest of all.

The top-ranked recruit in the Class of 2022 led Mount Sinai to a 12-4 win over Northport, scoring six goals and setting up two others a year after helping the Mustangs to the LI Class C title and leading Long Island with an obscene 122 points.

For the Syracuse signee, who put a few other likely goals off the woodwork, it wasn’t an A+ performance. And that’s downright scary for future Mt. Sinai opponents this season.

Also notable: Sean Berrigan, Tappan Zee (N.Y.); Jack Cascadden, Garden City (N.Y.); Gavin Creo, Chaminade (N.Y.); Tommy Gentile, South Side (N.Y.); Brandon Rispoli, Briarcliff (N.Y.)

— Dylan Butler

MID-ATLANTIC

Truitt Sunderland, Calvert Hall (Md.)

The senior attack has returned in top form from a season-ending injury suffered in the first week last year.

Sunderland had 15 points combined in a pair of wins for the Cardinals last week. He led the team with four goals and five assists in a 11-8 win over Hill Academy (Ont.) on March 22, then fired in five goals with one assist in a 12-6 win over Western Reserve Academy (Ohio) on March 25 to help the Cardinals improve to 7-1.

Also notable: Nicky Brown, Boys’ Latin (Md.); Stevie Davis, La Salle (Pa.); Teddy Malone, Haverford (Pa.)

— Justin Feil







SOUTH

Cooper Raney, Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)

Cooper Raney led Episcopal School of Dallas with victories over Valor Christian (Colo.), St. John’s (Texas) and The Woodlands (Texas). He had six goals against Valor Christian, three goals and an assist in the St. John’s contest and seven goals and an assist versus The Woodlands. The junior attacker has not yet made a collegiate commitment.

Also notable: Eric Gaines, Westlake (Texas); Owen Guwca, Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.); Wade Lamon, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)

— Justin Boggs

MIDWEST

Crandall Quinn, Forest Hills Central (Mich.)

The Rangers had a huge opening day, sweeping a doubleheader with Carmel (Ind.) and Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.). Per usual, Quinn was right in the middle of Forest Hills Central’s success, as the Michigan commit tallied 14 saves in each of the Rangers’ victories.

Also notable: Ryan Favaro, Western Reserve Academy (Ohio); John Tomsheck, Forest Hills Central (Mich.); Marek Tzagournis, Dublin Jerome (Ohio)

— Jonah Rosenblum

WEST

Grant Giuliano, Corona del Mar (Calif.)

The junior goalie posted 10 saves to help the West’s top-ranked team hold off No. 4 Torrey Pines (Calif.) 8-5. The Sea Kings remain undefeated through seven games and have allowed just 4.0 goals per game with Giuliano in the cage.

Also notable: Mattie Cain, Regis Jesuit (Colo.); James Dakin, Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.); Lucas de la Paz, Mater Dei (Calif.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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