Manasquan junior Canyon Birch. (Photo by Paula Lopez).

With the Shore Conference lacrosse season is set to get underway on Wednesday, here are some of the top attackmen to watch this year.

Justin Arredondo, Sr., Holmdel

Arredondo scored 30 goals and added 25 assists last season to be named to the Class B North second-team. He is committed to Kean University.

 

Canyon Birch, Jr., Manasquan

Among New Jersey’s most prolific scorers, Birch, an Army West Point recruit, enters the season as the Warriors’ top offensive threat after scoring 77 goals and leading the Shore Conference with 106 points last season.

 

Michael Carroll, Sr., CBA

Carroll missed time with injuries last season, limiting his point total to 34 goals and nine assists, but the Bucknell recruit is a physical force up top who could have a monster year for the Colts.

 

JoeCarlo Chimenti, Sr., Lacey

A second-team Class B South pick last season, Chimenti scored 25 goals and added six assists as a junior.

 

Joey Ferrara, Sr., Brick Memorial

An Eastern University recruit, Ferrara scored 43 goals, added 19 assists and also picked up 53 ground balls last season to be selected as a first-team Class A South attackman.

 

Nick Fontana, Jr., Southern

Fontana made an instant impact in his first season as a starter by scoring 45 goals and dishing out 47 assists to finish fourth in the Shore with 92 points and earn third-team All-Shore status.

 

Holden Lowe, Jr., Ocean

The Spartans’ top returning offensive player was a balanced threat last season with 36 goals and 31 assists for 67 points.

 

Mike McIntyre, Sr., Wall

Committed to Monmouth University, McIntyre netted 59 goals and totaled 76 points last season and was a second-team All-Shore selection.

 

Ryan Morris, Sr., Shore

Morris emerged as a reliable scoring option last season with 39 goals and 25 assists for 64 points while also picking up 42 ground balls for the Blue Devils. He was a second-team Class B North selection.

 

Chris Novella, Jr., Freehold Township

Novella, who is committed to Catholic University, was a top-15 scorer in the Shore last season with 43 goals and 30 assists for 73 points.

 

Shane Reilly, Sr., St. Rose

Reilly scored 27 goals and added 29 assists last season to help St. Rose reach the SCT quarterfinals during the best season in program history. He enters the season with 75 goals and 122 points in his career.

 

Managing editor Bob Badders can be reached at bob.badders@townsquaremedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @Bob_Badders. Like Shore Sports Network on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest video highlights.

 

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