Boys Lacrosse: Top Attackmen to Watch in 2021
The Shore Sports Network's lacrosse preview continues with a look at the top returning attackmen in the Shore Conference. Most of these players established themselves as either sophomores or freshmen while others are just waiting for the chance to showcase their skills at the high school level.
Shore Conference Attackmen to Watch in 2021
Christian Bockelmann, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Bockelmann hasn’t gotten much of a chance to showcase his skills at the high school level yet but his exploits are well known on the travel circuit. The Yale commit could have a huge year for what should be an excellent Bulldogs’ squad.
Daniel Burns, Jr., Wall
Burns had a very good freshman season with 21 goals and 11 assists for 32 points. Opposing defenses will put much of their focus on star senior Logan Peters and that should leave players like Burns with plenty of high-quality scoring chances.
Filipe Correia, Sr., Brick Memorial
As a sophomore, Correia tallied 27 goals and 12 assists plus 38 ground balls. He is committed to Felician College.
Mike DeMayo, Sr., Manalapan
The Braves will be playing in their inaugural varsity season this spring and with DeMayo they have an experienced player to rely on right out of the gate. The Drew University commit is versatile, as well, and will also see some time running on a midfield line.
Matt DeRosa, Jr., Jackson Memorial
DeRosa had a solid freshman season with 12 goals, nine assists and 46 ground balls and now as a junior will lead the Jaguars’ attack line.
Luke Devlin, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Devlin was an adept finisher as a sophomore when he banked 39 goals and added eight assists. Rumson has several offensive options but it’s not a stretch to believe Devlin could crack 50 goals this season. He will be attending The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut for a postgrad season next year.
William Duddy, Sr., Donovan Catholic
Duddy, who is committed to Chestnut Hill, put together a balanced season as a sophomore with 15 goals, 14 assists and 18 ground balls. Most of the Griffins’ key contributors from 2019 have graduated so Duddy will be the offensive focal point this season.
James Fay, Sr., Howell
Committed to Chestnut Hill, Fay is the leader of Howell’s offense and is coming off a sophomore season in which he scored 34 goals and 13 assists for 47 points.
Drew Gisinger, Sr., Toms River South
The Felician College commit is a candidate to have a breakout season and will look to lead the way for the Indians.
Luke Guidetti, Sr., Red Bank Catholic
Guidetti was a football standout for the Caseys and is looking to make the same impact on the lacrosse field. At 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds he will be tough matchup for opposing defensemen.
Tommy Ilvento, Sr., Holmdel
Ilvento sank 36 goals and added five assists as a sophomore and returns to give the Hornets a potent attack line.
Kyle Kapcsos, Jr., Holmdel
Kapcsos showcased his versatility as a freshman by scoring 33 goals and adding 14 assists. He is one of several offensive standouts the Hornets return this season.
Mike Long, Sr., Lacey
Long netted 33 goals and 20 assists as a sophomore and is the Lions’ leading returning scorer from a team that went 14-3 in 2019. He is committed to Georgian Court University.
Hunter Lowe, Sr., Ocean
Lowe’s older brother Holden was the star the last time Ocean took the field but now the attention on the attack line will turn to Hunter, and also his twin brother, Hyatt (4g, 2a). As a sophomore, Hunter scored 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points.
Ian Macrae, So., CBA
Macrae has yet to make his high school debut but at the travel level has been a top-flight playmaker who should make a major impact for the Colts this season.
Dan Martin, Sr., CBA
CBA had a senior-laden team in 2019 but Martin, who is committed to Villanova, was a standout nonetheless with 42 goals and 12 assists for 54 points. He figures to be one of the top-goal scorers in the Shore this season.
Ryan McGee, Sr., Red Bank
McGee was one of the breakout players of the 2019 season when he scored 51 goals and added 21 assists to finish 15th in the Shore in scoring with 72 points.
Casey Mulligan, Sr., Manasquan
The University of Pennsylvania commit was dynamite as a sophomore with 35 goals and 26 assists for 61 points and figures to be among the top point-producers in the Shore this season.
Anastagio Muscara, Sr., Colts Neck
Muscara scored 31 goals and added 17 assists for 48 points as a sophomore and should be among the top scorers in Class A North this season.
Logan Peters, Sr., Wall
One of the top returning players in New Jersey, Peters is coming off a sophomore year in which he was fifth in the Shore in scoring with 52 goals and 45 assists for 97 points. At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, the Rutgers signee is a force in the offensive zone and the preseason favorite to win Player of the Year.
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