- May 20, 2020
Although the FHSAA has cut the spring season short because of the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of incredible play to celebrate in West Orange and Southwest Orange.
As the Observer continues is All-Area series, this week, we honor the area’s best in boys lacrosse.
Sam Zagame, Foundation Academy, freshman
Stats: 37 goals (5 goals per game), 37 points
Quick hit: Zagame was the scoring machine head coach Victor Rodriguez needed in the program’s first year of existence. He picked up an area-best 37 goals in only seven games.
Mac Crenshaw, Windermere, junior
Stats: 283 minutes played, .712 save average (62 saves on 87 shots on goal), one shutout, 5-2 record
Quick hit: Between the pipes, Crenshaw was the Wolverines’ go-to guy to stop shots. He recorded an area-best .712 save average while holding a 5-2 record.
Ross Fournet, Windermere Prep, senior
Stats: 33 goals, nine assists, 42 points, 32 ground balls
Quick hit: Fournet was part of head coach Jojo Marasco’s 1-2 punch on offense, as Fournet led the Lakers in both goals and points.
Ryan Berkman, Windermere, junior
Stats: 28 goals, nine assists, 37 points
Quick hit: The leading scorer and points-getter for Windermere, Berkman’s offense helped push the Wolverines to a 7-2 record before the season was canceled.
Justin Mulligan, West Orange, senior
Stats: 28 goals, 17 assists, 45 points, 39 ground balls
Quick hit: At 9-1, West Orange was the most dominant team in the area, and a large part of that was because of the offensive prowess of Mulligan. He led the team in goals and points and was tied in assists. He also led the team in ground balls.
Alexander Dial, Windermere Prep, senior
Stats: 438 minutes played, .622 save average (122 saves on 196 shots on goal), 5-3 record
Quick hit: Dial was the main man in goal for the Lakers, and between the pipes he logged in an area-best 438 minutes.
Thomas Roth, West Orange, senior
Stats: 15 goals, 15 assists, 35 points, 33 ground balls
Quick hit: One of the four players to hit the 15-goal mark for the Warriors, Roth was another offensive threat for the Warriors, as well as one of team’s top ground-ball winners.
Jackson Bennett, Windermere Prep, freshman
Stats: 28 goals, 11 assists, 39 points, .528 face-off percentage (57-for-108), 51 ground balls
Quick hit: The second-best goal-getter for Windermere Prep, Bennett was the team’s leading assist man and led the team in ground balls.
Tommy Casademont, Windermere, junior
Stats: 20 goals, seven assists, 27 points
Quick hit: Second in goals and points, Casademont was a scoring threat with a team-best shot percentage of .488.
Hayan Atassi, Dr. Phillips, junior
Stats: 24 goals, 21 assists
Quick hit: No one was having a better season at DP than Atassi, who led the Panthers in goals and assists through 10 games.
Logan Odier, West Orange, senior
Stats: 16 goals, 11 assists, 28 points
Chipper Meehan, Windermere, junior
Stats: 15 goals, two assists, 17 points
Travis Hutchison, Foundation Academy, junior
Stats: 16 goals (3 per game), 17 points
Jones Hobgood, Windermere, senior
Stats: 14 goals, two assists, 16 points, .781 face-off percentage
Dawson Johns, West Orange, freshman
Stats: 11 goals, 17 assists, 28 points
Ryan Oliver, TFA, senior
Stats: 39 saves against 68 shots on goal (.573 save percentage), 4-1 record, 240 minutes
Josh Briggs, West Orange, sophomore
Stats: 16 goals, five assists, 21 points
Joshua Thomson, TFA, junior
Stats: 12 goals, six assists, 18 points, 38 ground balls
Justin Burbano, West Orange, sophomore
Stats: 13 goals, three assists, 16 points
Kade Fixler, Windermere, sophomore
Stats: 13 goals, 12 assists, 25 points
Luther Tupponce, TFA, junior
Stats: 10 goals, three assists, 13 points, 11 ground balls
Caleb Whitaker, TFA, junior
Stats: nine goals, one assist, 10 points, 14 ground balls
Ryan Honis, West Orange, senior
Stats: .557 save percentage (53 saves against 95 shots on goal), 42 goals against
Tristan Merritt, TFA, sophomore
Stats: Eight goals, five assists, 13 points
Jimmy George, Foundation Academy, junior
Stats: 10 goals, one assist, 11 points
Tommy Waldrop, TFA, freshman
Stats: Four goals, four points, .635 face-off percentage (33-for-52)
Kevin Langley, West Orange, junior
Stats: Seven goals, six assists, 13 points
Spencer Odier, West Orange, freshman
Stats: Eight goals, six assists, 14 points
Troy Scott, Windermere Prep, freshman
Stats: 10 goals, one assist, 11 points, 43 ground balls