Warrior/USL High School Boys' Players of the Week (May 29)

Manasquan's Canyon Birch netted 11 points (six goals, five assists) in a 15-8 win over Madison to lead the Warriors to the South Jersey Group 1 title and set the state single-season scoring record with 174 points. (Paula Lopez)

The Warrior/US Lacrosse Players of the Week are named each Tuesday to 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.


Mike Monitto, Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.)

Monitto scored the overtime winner off a feed from Drew Martin to propel the Thunderbirds to an 11-10 win over Smithtown West (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class A semifinals. Monitto finished with two goals. He now has 47 goals and 19 assists this season.

Also considered: Brandon Rizzuto, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.); Owen Makutas, Westhill (N.Y.)

— Will Cleveland


Canyon Birch, Manasquan (N.J.)

Birch broke the best-known New Jersey record for most points in a season after scoring 17 points in three games last week. Birch scored 11 points on Saturday to put his season total to 174, breaking Teddy Hatfield’s (Morristown-Beard) record of 170 set in 2014. The attackman scored six goals and had five assists in a 15-8 win over Madison in the South Jersey Group 1 title game.

Also notable: Brett Gladstone, Marriotts Ridge (Md.); Michael Harmeyer, Severna Park (Md.); Jason Rose, Garnet Valley (Pa.), Tyler Kingsbury, Bishop Shanahan (Pa.); Jeffrey Conner, Strath

— Mike Loveday


Graham Bundy Jr., MICDS (Mo.)

The junior attacker set an unofficial state record for points in a season at 141, helping MICDS to a state title. He scored three goals in last week’s state championship win over St. Louis University High (Mo.). Bundy also scored twice in a semifinal win over DeSmet Jesuit (Mo.). He is committed to play at Georgetown.

Also notable: Henry Freedman, New Trier (Ill.); Peter Thompson, Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.)

— Justin Boggs


Cole Daninger, O’Dea (Wash.)

The senior midfielder led the Fighting Irish to the Washington Private School title Saturday, scoring four goals and adding two assists in a 14-10 win over Seattle Prep. O’Dea had lost both regular-season matchups against the Panthers. Daninger, a captain, also had three groundballs and finished the season with 38 goals and 17 assists.

Also notable: Andrew Edwards, Eastlake (Wash.); Tom Heed, Bellevue (Wash.)

— Laurel Pfahler

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