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Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2021 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2021 Shore Conference boys lacrosse season.

The All-Shore teams, along with the players 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.

 

*All-Shore Second and Third Team Selections*

 

 

FIRST TEAM 

Attack – Logan Peters, Sr., Wall

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The Shore Sports Network Offensive Player of the Year, Peters scored 78 goals and added 62 assists to lead the Shore in goals, assists and points and his 140 points put him as the top scorer in New Jersey. A 249-point scorer for his career, he is the first player in program history with over 100 career goals and 100 career assists. He led the Crimson Knights to their most successful season in program history as they went 16-4, reached the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals, advanced to the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional final, finished No. 3 in the SSN Top 10, and finished the season ranked No. 14 in the state.

 

Attack – Casey Mulligan, Sr., Manasquan

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The heart and soul of Manasquan’s offense, Mulligan had a terrific senior season to conclude a great career for the Warriors. He sank 61 goals with 27 assists to lead a Manasquan team that averaged 13.8 goals per game. He was clutch, as well, with big goals in Manasquan’s most important games and moments. His scoring and leadership helped Manasquan to another standout season as the Warriors went 17-4, won the Class B South division title, reached their fifth straight Shore Conference Tournament final, and captured their third consecutive NJSIAA South Group 1 sectional title. Manasquan concluded the season ranked No. 2 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 12 in New Jersey. Mulligan finished his career with 133 goals and over 200 points. He will continue his career in the Ivy League at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Attack – Luke Devlin, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

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One of the top scorers in the Shore Conference, Devlin provided timely strikes for Rumson all season as the Bulldogs turned in a banner season. Devlin sank 58 goals and added 23 assists for an offense that averaged 14.3 goals per game. He tallied a career-high nine points in a victory over Red Bank and tied a career-high when he scored seven goals in victories over Red Bank and Holmdel. He was excellent in RFH’s biggest games, scoring three times in the Shore Conference Tournament final, four times in the NJSIAA South Group 2 final and three times in the Group 2 championship game. Devlin finished his career with 97 goals and 32 assists for 129 points. He was an integral part of a Rumson squad that went 20-1, won the Class B North division title, captured their seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, won the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finished the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey.

 

Attack – Christian Bockelmann, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

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Bockelmann shined in his first season as a starting attackman for the Bulldogs, tallying 47 goals and adding 22 assists for an electric Rumson offense that averaged 14.3 goals per game. A Yale recruit, Bockelmann had 13 multi-goal games, including a career-high five in wins over Red Bank Catholic, Holmdel and Allentown. He posted a career-high 10 points in a win over Holmdel, as well. His offensive efforts helped Rumson go 20-1, win the Class B North division title, capture its seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, win the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey.

 

Midfield – Patrick Jamin, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Steve Meyer

The 2021 Shore Sports Network MVP, Jamin excelled in all phases to help Rumson go 20-1, win the Class B North division title, capture its seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, win the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey. He was a two-way force for the Bulldogs with 50 goals and 44 assists for a team-leading 94 points, which was third in the Shore and 14th in the state. Defensively, he was another weapon for a team that allowed a paltry 3.6 goals per game. Jamin finished his career with 88 goals and 118 assists for 206 points. He will continue his career at Middlebury College where he will play both lacrosse and football.

  

Midfield – Matt Dollive, Jr., Wall

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A dynamic offensive threat, Dollive tallied 37 goals and 27 assists plus 45 ground balls for a Wall team that went 16-4 and finished No. 3 in the SSN Top 10. His athleticism and effortless stride made him an asset in transition and on clears. An Army West Point recruit, Dollive’s play helped the Crimson Knights achieve unprecedented success with their first trip to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals, their first appearance in the NJSIAA sectional final and the No. 14 ranking in the final state top 20.

 

Midfield – Robert Pendergist, Jr., Manasquan

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A versatile midfielder who played in all situations, Pendergist tallied 30 goals plus five assists for a Warriors team that was once again among New Jersey’s best. Pendergist’s impact extends beyond the scoresheet, which is what made him such an indispensable player for Manasquan. He spent time on the man-down, man-up and face-off units in addition to playing midfield at both ends of the field, and it was crucial ground balls or clears that often stood out more than his points. His efforts were a major reason why Manasquan went 17-4, won the Class B South division title, reached its fifth straight Shore Conference Tournament final, captured a third consecutive NJSIAA South Group 1 sectional title, and concluded the season ranked No. 2 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 12 in New Jersey.

 

Midfield – Darren Romaine, Sr., Brick Memorial

Romaine authored the greatest single season in the history of Brick Memorial’s lacrosse team, scoring 56 goals and adding 48 assists for 104 points. He also collected 97 ground balls. His 56 goals, 48 assists and 104 points are all program single-season records. He finished his career with 87 goals, a program-record 76 assists and a program-record 163 points. Brick Memorial also set a program-record with 14 wins (14-5) and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA South Group 3 state tournament. Romaine is Brick Memorial’s first Division 1 recruit and will continue his career at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

Midfield – Aiden Kirk, Jr., Point Boro

Kirk has rewritten the Point Boro record book in just two seasons and turned in a fantastic junior campaign in 2021. He finished in the top 10 in the Shore in both total points and ground balls with 56 goals and 22 assists for 78 points along with 95 ground balls. He was involved in 59 percent of all of Point Boro’s goals and accounted for 40 percent of the team’s total points. He is already the Panthers’ all-time leader in goals and points with 80 goals and 122 points. He recorded multiple points in 13 of Point Boro’s 17 games and had 10 games with three or more goals.

  

LSM – Matthew Bockelmann, So., Rumson-Fair Haven

Bockelmann was among the best sophomores in all of New Jersey in 2021 serving primarily as Rumson’s long-stick midfielder. He was rock-solid for a Bulldogs defense that yielded just 3.6 goals per game and also provided offense with five goals. His versatility helped Rumson go 20-1, win the Class B North division title, capture its seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, win the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey.

 

Defense – Mike Farrell, Sr., Manasquan

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The Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year, Farrell was a lockdown force in the back end to spearhead a Manasquan defense that yielded just 4.4 goals per game. He was routinely assigned to the opposition’s top offensive threat and thrived in that role, never better than when he shut out Bernards’ leading scorer during the NJSIAA South Group 1 sectional final. He finished the season with 42 caused turnovers and 61 ground balls plus two goals and three assists. His defensive presence and his leadership helped lead the way for a Manasquan team that went 17-4, won the Class B South division title, reached its fifth straight Shore Conference Tournament final, captured a third consecutive NJSIAA South Group 1 sectional title, and concluded the season ranked No. 2 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 12 in New Jersey. Farrell will continue his career at the University of Richmond.

 

Defense – Dylan LeBlanc, Jr., Manasquan

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LeBlanc had an outstanding season with 41 caused turnovers and 57 ground balls for a stout Manasquan defense that allowed just 4.4 goals per game. A Loyola recruit, LeBlanc’s play was a major reason why the Warriors were able to post another standout season with a 17-4 record, the Class B South division title, their fifth straight Shore Conference Tournament championship game appearance and their third straight NJSIAA South Group 1 state sectional title. Manasquan finished the season ranked No. 2 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 12 in New Jersey.

 

Defense – Jack Joyce, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

The senior leader of Rumson’s close-defensive unit, Joyce had a standout season for a stingy defense that allowed just 3.6 goals per game. His play down low helped Rumson go 20-1, win the Class B North division title, capture its seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, win the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey. Joyce will continue his career at Kenyon College.

 

Defense – Beau Kemler, So., Rumson-Fair Haven

Kemler debuted as one of the best sophomores in New Jersey playing a major role on one of the state’s elite teams. Kemler was a stalwart in the back end for a Bulldogs defense that yielded just 3.6 goals per game and also delivered four goals and one assist. His emergence as a shutdown defender helped Rumson go 20-1, win the Class B North division title, capture its seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, win the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey.

 

Face-offs – Tommy Swain, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

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Swain was very good as a part-time FOGO as a sophomore and as a senior he showed that small sample size was a sign of things to come. Swain was third in the Shore with a 72 percent winning percentage and cemented his All-Shore spot by winning over 70 percent of draws against every Shore Conference counterpart. His efforts at the face-off X helped Rumson go 20-1, win the Class B North division title, capture its seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, win the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey.

 

Goalie – Ryan Croddick, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

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The 2021 Shore Sports Network Specialist of the Year, Croddick was excellent in backstopping a Rumson defense that allowed just 3.6 goals per game. He made 119 saves with a 64 percent save percentage to help Rumson go 20-1, win the Class B North division title, capture its seventh Shore Conference Tournament title, win the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 1 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 5 in New Jersey. He is verbally committed to the University of Richmond but will do a postgrad year at the Hun School next year.

 

Goalie – Noah D’Andrea, Sr., Christian Brothers Academy

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D’Andrea made 123 saves and posted a 59 percent save percentage en route to being selected as the Class A North Player of the Year. He had several notable performances, including making 15 saves vs. Lawrenceville, a 16-save performance in a regular-season game vs. Manasquan, 11 saves in a Shore Conference Tournament win over Southern, and 19 saves vs. Seton Hall Prep in the state tournament. D’Andrea was also selected as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American. His play helped guide CBA to a 15-5 record, the Class A North division title, an appearance in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals and the Non-Public A quarterfinals. The Colts finished the season ranked No. 4 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 16 in New Jersey. D’Andrea concluded his career with 283 saves, a .580 save percentage and a 6.4 goals-against average and will continue his career at Providence College.

 

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