The top senior boys lacrosse players in the Shore Conference, as well as some of the best eighth-graders in the area, will compete in the Shore Conference Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior and Youth All-Star games on Thursday at Howell High School.

At 5:30 p.m., the future stars of the Shore will square off and give fans a glimpse of what to expect in the years to come. The main event will feature some of the best seniors in the Shore as the North All-Stars meet the South All-Stars at 7 p.m.

The North squad will be led by seven first-team All-Shore players: CBA attackman Mike Carroll, Shore attackman Ryan Morris, CBA midfielder Luke Valentino, Rumson-Fair Haven defenseman Stephen Edler, Ocean defenseman Richie Bianchi, CBA goalie Chris Downey and CBA face-off specialist Nick Robertson.

CBA has five players in total playing in the game with attackman Robbie Hermansen joining Carroll, Valentino, Downey and Robertson. Together they helped the Colts go 19-2, win another Class A North division title, each the Shore Conference Tournament championship game and advance to the Non-Public A state semifinals. Carroll scored 37 goals and added 24 assists while Hermansen had 19 goals and 22 assists and Valentino tallied 36 goals and 13 assists. Downey was outstanding with 137 saves and 5.16 goals against average to lead a defense that allowed just 4.38 goals per game. Robertson won 70 percent of draws against Shore Conference opponents.

South Jersey Group 2 champion Rumson-Fair Haven will be represented by Edler along with attackman Wyatt Feinberg and midfielder Billy Garavente. Edler is a shut-down pole who returned from an injury late in the season to help key the Bulldogs' championship run. Feinberg scored 27 goals and nine assists and Garavente played mostly defensive midfielder and finished with eight goals, four assists and 37 ground balls.

Holmdel and Howell also have three players representing their teams. The host Rebels feature defenseman Braedon Baldwin, long-stick midfielder Sean Mylod and goalie Nick Roberto. Attackman Justin Arredondo, midfielder Jack Kapcsos and defenseman Sean Dolan.

The South is led by four-man contingents from both Wall and Toms River East. Wall attackman Mike McIntyre, a first-team All-Shore selection, was third in New Jersey with 73 goals and sixth in points with 111 to help lead Wall to the SCT quarterfinals and the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. Midfielder Will Forte scored 37 goals with 16 assists and 42 ground balls and midfielder Connor Prindiville had 26 goals and 14 assists with 37 ground balls. Face-off specialist Ryan Kellett won 74 percent of draws and picked up 140 ground balls.

Toms River East had its first winning season since 2012, led by the play of attackmen Sal Esposito and Matt Gannon, midfielder Evan Otten and defenseman Anthony Marinelli. Esposito had 36 goals and 13 assists, Gannon tallied 29 goals and 17 assists, Otten scored 27 goals with 13 assists and 94 ground balls and Marinelli picked up 109 ground balls.

Other standouts for the South include St. Rose midfielder Mike Kinsel, St. Rose attackman Shane Reilly, Brick Memorial attackman Joey Ferrara and Southern Regional FOGO Anthony Firmani. Kinsel had 30 goals, 20 assists, 203 ground balls and won 70 percent of face-offs. Reilly was top 10 in the state in scoring with 66 goals, which also set a new single-season program record. Ferrara was named the Class A South Player of the Year and set Brick Memorial records for goals and points in a season and goals and points in a career. Firmani had another outstanding year on face-offs, winning 75 percent of draws.

Below are the rosters for both the youth and senior all-star games.


North (listed with HS they will be attending)

1-Mike Terry, Ocean

2-Jack Phillips, CBA

3-Luke Zenkert, RBC

4-Kyle Kapcsos, Holmdel

5-Anthony DiMaio, Holmdel

6-Carson Cooke, Shore

7-Anthony Muniz, RBC

8-Andrew Decker, Shore

9-Luke Rohrmann, CBA

10-Phil Passalaqua, Rumson

11-Jamie Mazzacca, Shore

12-Connor Flynn, CBA

13-Sean Masonius, Red Bank

14-Brian Gibbons, Ocean

15-John Lista, Rumson

16-Robbie Thomson, Rumson

17-Peter Thomas, Red Bank

18-Mason Shenk, St. John Vianney

19-Aidan Kessler, Wall

20-Nate Block, Middletown South

Coaches: Mitch Grayson (Ocean), Tom O'Brien (Shore)



1-Shane Toal, Toms River South

2-Jake Cornelius, Southern

3-Matt DeRose, Jackson Memorial

4-Henry Lindquist, Brick Memorial

5-Shay Hille, Southern

6-Richie Williams, Manalapan

7-C.J. Calafiore, Howell

8-Jake Washco, Brick

9-Zack Washco, Brick

10-Dax Kukan, Howell

11-Robert Pendergist, Manasquan

12-Brady Carter, Lacey

13-John Dodard, Lacey

14-Doug Mackenzie, Howell

15-Frankie D'Amore, St. John Vianney

16-Ryan Sininsky, Southern

17-James Casaine, Jackson Memorial

18-Michael Rauch, Jackson Memorial

19-Jaiden Buray, Donovan Catholic

20-Brock Lefkus, Southern

21-Ryan Bilello, Manasquan

22-Shane Hughes, Howell

23-Carter Grozinger, Manasquan

24-Tyler Sininsky, Southern

Coaches: Jeff Roberto (Howell); Matt Lindquist (Brick).




1-Mike Carroll, CBA

2-Chris Novella, Freehold Township

3-Justin Arredondo, Holmdel

4-Wyatt Feinberg, Rumson

5-Ryan Morris, Shore

6-Seamus Cochrane, Red Bank

7-Robbie Hermansen, CBA

8-Dan Rossi, Middletown South

9-Luke Valentino, CBA

10-Billy Garavente, Rumson

11-Nick Peckyno, St. John Vianney

12-Jack Kapcsos, Holmdel

13-Zach Alagna, Colts Neck

14-Pat Brady, RBC

15-Braedon Baldwin, Howell

16-Stephen Edler, Rumson

17-Rich Bianchi, Ocean

18-Sean Dolan, Holmdel

19-John Salerno, Shore

20-Tyler Brookes, Middletown North

21-Chase Fairbanks, Neptune

22-Sean Mylod, Howell

23-Nick Robertson, CBA

24-Chris Downey, CBA

25-Nick Roberto, CBA

Coaches: Dave Santos (CBA), Anthony Bonjavanni (Howell).



1-Joey Ferrara, Brick Memorial

2-Sal Esposito, Toms River East

3-Matt Gannon, Toms River East

4-Max Matthies, Jackson Liberty

5-Mike McIntyre, Wall

6-Shane Reilly, St. Rose

7-Richie Cosgrove, Brick

8-Ryan McWhorter, Southern

9-Evan Otten, Toms River East

10-Declan Mullin, Toms River South

11-Nick D'Eufemia, Brick

12-Will Forte, Wall

13-Mike Kinsel, St. Rose

14-Connor Prindiville, Wall

15-Matt McKelvey, Jackson Liberty

16-Mike Ferrara, Brick Memorial

17-Luke Gerhardt, Southern

18-Anthony Marinelli, Toms River East

19-Connor Ryan, Toms River South

20-Robert Mahon, St. Rose

21-Jake Toner, Point Boro

22-Anthony Firmani, Southern

23-Ryan Kellett, Wall

24-Justin Covey, Lacey

Coaches: Chris Knight (Wall), Brent Middlemiss (Brick Memorial)


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