Shore Sports Network Boys Lacrosse Players of the Week, 5/3/16-5/9/16
SHORE SPORTS NETWORK OVERALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK, 5/3-5/9
Nick Casner, Jr., Attack, Christian Brothers Academy
The Siena commit had a huge week for the Colts with 18 points and a career milestone as CBA hits its stride late in the season.
Casner had nine goals and nine assists in three games – all wins for CBA – while reaching 100 career goals. He started his week by scoring two goals and adding three assists in an 11-6 win over Middletown South. In a crucial game against rival Freehold Township, Casner had a hat trick while dishing out a game-high five assists in the Colts’ best game of the season, a 14-4 win over the Patriots to clinch the Class A North division title.
He continued his torrid play with four goals and one assist in a 14-3 win over St. John Vianney in the opening round of the Shore Conference Tournament, putting him over 100 career goals.
CBA is the No. 4 seed in the Shore Conference Tournament, and Casner will try to help the Colts reach the championship game for the first time since 2009.
DIVISIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK, 5/3-5/9
CLASS A NORTH (Besides Casner)
Mike Colicchia, Jr., Midfield, Freehold Township
Colicchia netted the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Patriots to a 9-8 win over Toms River North in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament.
CLASS A SOUTH
Mickey Holland, Jr., Midfield, Brick
Holland had six goals and three assists in two games during the week, including the game-wining goal in overtime when the Dragons beat Middletown South, 7-6.
CLASS B NORTH
Jon Pierce, Sr., Goalie, Red Bank
Pierce joined elite company for New Jersey goalies when he made his 900th save during a game against Shore, then added games of 20 and 23 saves against Toms River South and Middletown North, respectively, to close in on 950 career saves. He is currently top three in New Jersey history.
CLASS B SOUTH
Shane Reilly, So., Attack, St. Rose
Reilly netted five goals and two assists in a 13-5 win over Donovan Catholic to stretch his goal-scoring streak to 10 games and produce his second five-goal outburst of the season.