Epoch/USL High School Boys' Players of the Week (May 23)

Timmy Cornish, Jacob Kelly, Nolan Moon, Matt Schmidt and Grady Beck earn this week's honors.


The Epoch/US Lacrosse Players of the Week are named each Tuesday to recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school boys’  and girls’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage. Make it Epoch

Northeast

Timmy Cornish, Marcus Whitman (N.Y.)

The junior attackman totaled 14 goals and three assists in three games last week for the Wildcats. In a 14-10 win over Batavia (N.Y.), Cornish finished with seven goals and an assist. He now has 39 goals and 16 assists this season.

Also notable: Michael Giaquinto, Ward Melville (N.Y.); Cam Peritz, Pope Francis (Mass.); Dante Yacavone, Homer (N.Y.)

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic

Jacob Kelly, Calvert Hall (Md.)

The junior attackman came through in the final seconds to lift the Cardinals to a 9-8 win over Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), scoring with 4.4 seconds left to secure the MIAA A regular-season title. Kelly finished with two goals and one assist. He is committed to North Carolina.

Also notable: Dante Corrado, Delbarton (N.J.); Luke McCallion, Haverford (Pa.); Jack Parr, McDonogh (Md.); Luke Shilling, Boys’ Latin (Md.)

— Laurel Pfahler






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South

Nolan Moon, Lassiter (Ga.)

Moon scored a total of 11 points in the GHSA Final Four to help his team to its first 6A/7A state championship. He had three goals and an assist in the championship game, a 10-5 win over defending state champ Lambert (Ga.). He also amassed four goals and three assists in a semifinal win over Allatoona (Ga.), last year’s 1-5A state champ.

Also notable: Ricky Bokavish, Lake Norman (N.C.); Owen Caputo, Middle Creek (N.C.); Charles Dumas, McCallie (Tenn.); Matthew Elder, Lake Norman (N.C.); Hunter Fasanaro, Weddington (N.C.); Damian Hinton, Allatoona (Ga.); Johnny Kelly, Middle Creek (N.C.); Austin Leonard, Weddington (N.C.); Ian MacCauley, McCallie (Tenn.); Joey Mackin, Louisville-St. Xavier (Ky.); Jake Medwar, Middle Creek (N.C.); Choice Mostellar, Lassiter (N.C.); Colvin Prosser, Lassiter (Ga.); Jack Ryan, Cuthbertson, (N.C.); Graham Schwarz, Middle Creek (N.C.); James Shipley, Weddington (N.C.); Carson Sorrells, Allatoona (Ga.); Sean Tobin, Cedar Ridge (N.C.); Mike Webb, Louisville Trinity (Ky.); Jack Widman, Cedar Ridge (N.C.); Rucker Wilkinson, Memphis University (Tenn.); Louis Wittenberg, Memphis University (Tenn.)

— Aimee Ford Foster

Midwest

Matt Schmidt, Culver Academy (Ind.)

The senior goalie came up big in his last high school games to help Culver Academy (Ind.) claim the Inter-Ac Invitational championship. After recording eight saves to preserve a 6-5 win over Episcopal Academy (Pa.) in the semifinals, Schmidt notched 10 big saves in a 9-5 win over national No. 22 Haverford (Pa.) in the final. Schmidt is headed to Notre Dame.

Also notable: Henry Freedman, New Trier (Ill.); Luke Holland, Dublin Coffman (Ohio); Harry Wellford, MICDS (Mo.)

— Justin Boggs

West

Grady Beck, La Costa Canyon (Calif.)

The senior came up with the clutch play of the game as the Mavericks claimed the San Diego Open division title Saturday. Beck scored the game winner in the final minutes to lift LCC to a 10-9 win over Coronado (Calif.). It was his third goal of the game and gave the Mavs their third title in four years after missing out last year.

Also notable: Knox Dent, Cherry Creek (Colo.); Lance Tillman, Valor Christian (Colo.); Jake Tayor, Regis Jesuit (Colo.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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