Shore Sports Network Boys Lacrosse Players of the Week, 4/26-5/2
SHORE SPORTS NETWORK OVERALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK, 4/26-5/2
Robbie Garavente, Sr., Attack, Rumson-Fair Haven
Rumson continued its surge toward a sixth consecutive division title with wins over Red Bank Catholic, Red Bank and Ocean, and Garavente was front and center with 17 points on 12 goals and five assists.
A Lafayette College signee and a Shore Sports Network First-Team All-Shore selection last season, Garavente started his week with four goals and three assists in a 16-4 win over rival RBC. The Battle of Ridge Road between Rumson and Red Bank was won by the Bulldogs, 12-7, and Garavante contributed one goal and two assists.
He was at his best in the Bulldogs' biggest game of the week when they took on previously-undefeated and fourth-ranked Ocean in a crucial Class B North game. Garavante was a one-man wrecking crew with seven goals on 13 shots, leading the way in a 13-4 victory that all but locked up the division title.
Garavente also reached 100 career goals during the week. He has 31 goals and 20 assists on the season and career stats of 109 goals and 80 assists. This coming week he'll look to lead Rumson back to the Shore Conference Tournament title game where the Bulldogs will try for their fifth title in seven seasons.
DIVISIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK, 4/26-5/2
CLASS A NORTH
Bryan Flannigan, Sr., Attack, Middletown North
Flannigan scored seven goals and added four assists, including tallying his 100th career goal. He has 36 goals and 17 assists on the season and 104 goals and 39 assists for his career.
CLASS A SOUTH
JoeCarlo Chimenti, So., Attack, Lacey
Chimenti has emerged as one of the Lions' top offensive threats and enjoyed a standout week with eight goals and two assists in two games.
CLASS B NORTH (besides Garavente)
Jack Cook, Jr., F/O-Midfield, Holmdel
Cook has been dynamite on face-offs all season, and that continued this week against Princeton and Shore Regional. Cook went 16-for-21 against Princeton and followed that up by going 20-for-22 against Shore. He had 13 ground balls in each game, and against Shore also delivered four goals and two assists. He has 15 goals and 24 assists for a team-high 39 points, and also has a team-high 103 ground balls for the season.
CLASS B SOUTH
Tyler Kalmowitz, Sr., Attack, Jackson Liberty
The Lions' leading scorer continued his torrid pace with 12 goals this week to help Liberty go 3-0 and extend its winning streak to six games. He tallied three times in a 12-6 win over Barnegat, had five goals in a 13-4 win over Point Boro and four more in an 8-3 victory over Middletown South. Kalmowitz has 38 goals and four assists on the season.