Observer All-Area teams: Boys lacrosse

The top boys lacrosse players from around the area make up our All-Area teams.

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  • | 12:04 p.m. April 29, 2020
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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

Ryan Berkman (courtesy photo)
Ryan Berkman (courtesy photo)

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


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