Shore Sports Network 2019 All-Shore Boys Lacrosse Teams
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2019 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2019 Shore Conference boys lacrosse season.
The All-Shore teams, along with the player and coach of the year, were selected by Managing Editor Bob Badders based on his account of dozens of games this season, input from coaches and also factoring in the Shore Conference Lacrosse Coaches Association’s All-Shore and All-Division teams.
Scroll down for bios and pictures of all the first-team All-Shore selections and a list of the second- and third-team selections.
Attack – Canyon Birch, Sr., Manasquan
The SCLCA and Shore Sports Network two-time Player of the Year, Birch concluded his record-setting career with a state-best 118 goals and 169 points to lead Manasquan to a 21-1 season that included its third straight Shore Conference Tournament title and its third NJSIAA state sectional title in the last four years. Birch finished his career as New Jersey’s all-time leader in goals (392) and points (558). He was selected as a US Lacrosse All-American in addition to being the Class B North and Shore Conference Player of the Year. Birch will also participate in the Under Armour All-American game. He will continue his lacrosse career at Penn State University.
Attack – Ryan Anderson, Sr., Manasquan
One of the most underrated players in the Shore, Anderson posted his second straight 100-point season to finish second in the conference in scoring. Anderson’s 49 goals and 67 assists for 116 points helped Manasquan go 21-1, win its third straight Shore Conference Tournament title and take the South Group 1 sectional trophy for the second straight season. Anderson concluded his career with 104 goals and 134 assists for 238 points and will play collegiately at Stockton University.
Attack – Connor Macrae, Sr., Christian Brothers Academy
The Class A North Player of the Year and a US Lacrosse All-American, Macrae led CBA’s offense with 65 goals and 25 assists for 90 points to help guide the Colts to the Class A North division title and a second straight appearance in the Shore Conference Tournament championship game. He finished his career with 137 goals and 50 assists to place seventh on CBA’s all-time scoring list. Macrae will continue his career at Monmouth University.
Attack – Logan Peters, So., Wall
A First Team Class B North All-Division selection, Peters had a monster year in his first season as a starter with 52 goals and 45 assists to finish tied for fifth in the Shore in scoring with 97 points. His signature moment was a game-winning, overtime goal to give Wall its first-ever win over Rumson-Fair Haven. Peters’ play helped the Crimson Knights go 11-4 and reach the quarterfinals of both the Shore Conference Tournament and the South Group 2 state sectional tournament.
Midfield – Gil Goldsmith, Sr., Shore
The Class B South Player of the Year and a US Lacrosse All-American, Goldsmith tallied 31 goals and a conference-leading 71 assists for 102 points and also picked up 102 ground balls to lead the Blue Devils to their best season in program history. Shore went 15-2, won its first division title and reached the semifinals of both the SCT and South Group 1 tournament for the first time in program history. Goldsmith’s fantastic career saw him finish as Shore’s all-time leading scorer with 148 goals and 192 assists for 340 points, plus 375 ground balls. Also a standout football player, Goldsmith will head to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he will play both football and lacrosse.
Midfield – James Pendergist, Sr., Manasquan
A two-way standout who made an impact on both ends of the field, Pendergist scored 24 goals, added 12 assists and picked up 42 ground balls to help Manasquan go 21-1, win its third straight Shore Conference Tournament title and win the South Group 1 state sectional championship for the second year in a row. Pendergist is a two-time First Team All-Shore selection and will continue his career at Rutgers University.
Midfield – Anthony Brett, Jr., St. John Vianney
A two-time First Team All-Shore selection, Brett was a do-it-all threat for the Lancers once again with 46 goals and 42 assists to finish 11th in the Shore with 88 points. Brett was also third in the conference with 175 ground balls. His efforts helped the Lancers go 10-8 and qualify for both the Shore Conference Tournament and Non-Public A state playoffs.
Midfield – Kyle Aldridge, So., Christian Brothers Academy
Aldridge followed up his excellent freshman campaign by taking on a bigger role and putting together another great year. CBA’s offense ran through Aldridge and he tallied 30 goals and added 35 assists to help the Colts win the Class A North division title and advance to the Shore Conference Tournament championship game for the second straight year. Aldridge is already CBA’s all-time leading scorer among midfielders with 66 goals and 48 assists for 114 points.
LSM – Mike Page, Sr., Manasquan
A dynamic long-stick midfielder who constantly disrupted opponents’ offenses, Page was a major reason why Manasquan went 21-1, claimed a third straight Shore Conference Tournament title and won its second straight South Group 1 state sectional championship. Page picked up 91 ground balls and had 32 caused turnovers, and he routinely turned defensive plays into transition offense to finish the season with 10 goals and four assists. Page is a two-time First Team All-Shore selection and will continue his career at Syracuse University.
Defense – Jack Fabean, Sr., Manasquan
Fabean was one of New Jersey’s best defensemen over the course of his career and used uncanny instincts and great stick skills to lead a Manasquan defense that allowed just 3.2 goals per game in 2019. He was an indispensable player for a Warriors team that went 21-1, won a third consecutive Shore Conference Tournament title and repeated as the NJSIAA South Group 1 state sectional champion. Fabean picked up 71 ground balls and had 47 caused turnovers, and also got involved in the offense with four goals and one assist. A two-time First Team All-Shore selection and a US Lacrosse All-American, Fabean will continue his career at the University of Richmond.
Defense – Tommy Gray, Sr., Christian Brothers Academy
A First Team All-Shore selection for the second consecutive season, Gray’s play helped CBA win the Class A North division title and advance to the Shore Conference Tournament final for the second straight year. Gray also chipped in offensively with two goals and five assists. He will continue his career at Monmouth University.
Defense – Evan Nastarowicz, Sr., Freehold Township
A US Lacrosse Academic All-American, Nastarowicz picked up a team-high 81 ground balls and also scored two goals to lead a Freehold Township defense that held opponents to 6.6 goals per game. His efforts helped the Patriots go 11-7 and reach the quarterfinals of both the Shore Conference Tournament and the South Group 4 state playoffs
Defense – Shane Meyler, Sr., Wall
A four-year starter for the Crimson Knights, Meyler picked up a team-high 52 ground balls and also scored five goals for a defense that held opponents to 6.3 goals per game. His defensive skills helped Wall go 11-4 and reach the quarterfinals of both the Shore Conference Tournament and the South Group 2 state sectional tournament.
Face-offs -- Vaughn Meehan, Jr., Howell
Meehan had a superb all-around year for the Rebels with a .697 winning percentage at face-off X, which was the fifth-highest mark in the conference. He added 24 goals and 12 assists and was second in the conference with 183 ground balls. His play helped Howell go 11-8 and reached the quarterfinals of the South Group 4 state tournament.
Goalie – Mike LaPoint, Sr., Manasquan
A four-year player and two-year starter for the Warriors, LaPoint was fantastic during his senior season with 103 saves and a .670 save percentage to backstop a defense that yielded just 3.2 goals per game. LaPoint was at his best in Manasquan’s biggest games with double-digit saves in wins over Rumson-Fair Haven, Christian Brothers Academy and Shore Regional, and turned in an incredible 18 saves in the Group 1 final against Mountain Lakes. His play in goal helped Manasquan go 21-1, win a third straight Shore Conference Tournament title and claim a second straight NJSIAA South Group 1 state title. A two-time First Team All-Shore selection and a 2019 US Lacrosse All-American, LaPoint will continue his career at the University of Tampa.
Attack – Jake Turner, Sr., Shore
Attack – Dylan Vitale, Sr., Lacey
Attack – Cade Johnson, Jr., Southern
Attack – Connor Ard, Jr., Middletown South
Midfield – Patrick Jamin, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Midfield – Jack McCrae, Sr., Shore
Midfield – Matt Kondrup, Sr., Freehold Township
Midfield – Ajani Steverson, Sr., Southern
LSM – Jake Shirley, Jr., Shore
Defense – Ryan Dolan, Jr., Shore
Defense – Ethan Ardolino, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Defense – Tommy Shaughnessy, Jr., Manasquan
Defense – Kyle Harris, Jr., St. John Vianney
Face-offs – Jared Lucich, So., Christian Brothers Academy
Goalie – Aidan Purcell, Sr., Freehold Township
Attack – Brendan Doel, Jr., Freehold Township
Attack – Casey Mulligan, So., Manasquan
Attack – Dan Martin, So., Christian Brothers Academy
Attack – Holden Lowe, Sr., Ocean
Attack – Jack Zenkert, Jr., Red Bank Catholic
Attack – Kiel Forlenza, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Midfield – Rowan Goldin, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Midfield – Matt Franzoni, Jr., Manasquan
Midfield – Matt Tardy, Sr., Middletown South
Midfield – Kevin Clohosey, Sr., Neptune
Midfield - Cormac McCabe, Sr., Point Boro
Defensive midfielder – Will Devane, Jr., Southern
Defense – Noah Wasacz, Jr., Southern
Defense – Luke Gueci, Jr., Red Bank Catholic
Defense – Mike Farrell, So., Manasquan
Defense - Tyler Colacichi, So., Middletown South
Face-offs – Trevor Barber, Sr., Donovan Catholic
Face-offs – Dan Tempone, Sr., Holmdel
Goalie – Luke Maul, Sr., Southern