Vote for the Week 1 Orthopaedic Institute Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week
The first 10 days of the Shore Conference boys lacrosse season featured several standout performances.
Now it’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore to choose the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week. The winner will be announced on Thursday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.
Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection. If you'd like to vote more than once, just wait one hour and come back.
Orthopaedic Institute Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week nominees, 3/28-4/8
*Stats based on results reported to Shore Sports Network*
Connor Ard, So., Mid, Middletown South
Middletown South if off to a 3-2 start and Ard has led the way offensively with 10 goals and two assists.
Canyon Birch, Jr., Att, Manasquan
Birch has picked up right where he left off last season when he led the Shore with 106 points and scored 77 goals. Birch fired in 10 goals with two assists in a win over Lacey, scored six goals with four assists in a win over Red Bank and then posted a 12-point game in a victory over St. John Vianney to eclipse the 200-point plateau for his career. In three games this season Birch, an Army West Point recruit, has 34 points.
JoeCarlo Chimenti, Sr., Att, Lacey
Chimenti scored six goals and added three assists in an 18-2 win over Barnegat and followed it up with three goals and one assist in a 15-1 win over Lacey.
Brendan Doel, So., Att, Freehold Township
Doel is tied for the team lead in scoring with four goals and five assists and has also picked up 11 ground balls, to help the Patriots to a 3-0 start. He had three goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over Howell.
Joey Ferrara, Sr., Att, Brick Memorial
Ferrara has 11 points in two games this season, including a five-goal, five-assist effort versus Donovan Catholic in the season-opener.
Nick Fontana, Jr., Att, Southern
After totaling 92 points as a sophomore Fontana is off to a great start in 2018 with 11 goals and four assists to help the Rams to a 3-0 start. He had five goals in a win over Toms River South and scored four goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime, in a victory over Holmdel.
Holden Lowe, Jr., Att, Ocean
Lowe had nine goals and five assists in three games for the 2-1 Spartans, including a five-goal game against Toms River East, to reach 100 career points.
Cormac McCabe, Jr., Mid, Point Boro
The Panthers are off to a surprising 3-2 start under first-year head coach Pat Brady and McCabe has paced the offense with 10 goals and six assists to go along with 22 ground balls.
Mike McIntyre, Sr., Att, Wall
The Monmouth University recruit is off to a great start with 18 goals and nine assists to help the Crimson Knights to a 3-1 start. McIntyre had five goals and two assists in a win over Colts Neck and six goals and two assists in a win over Red Bank Catholic.
Ryan Morris, Sr., Att, Shore
This was a tough call between Morris and teammate Gil Goldsmith, but we’ll go with Morris for the nomination this week. The senior has 10 points and seven assists so far, including a seven-goal, four-assist game in a win over Colts Neck. He scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime to beat Red Bank Catholic, 6-5.
Nick Tuccillo, Jr., Goalie, Holmdel
Tucillo has allowed just four goals per game for the 2-2 Hornets and sports a .724 save percentage with 42 saves.
Luke Valentino, Sr., Mid, CBA
CBA has demonstrated a balanced scoring attack in starting the season 4-0 with wins over St. John Vianney, CBA-Syracuse, Don Bosco Prep and Middletown South with five players registering 10 or more points. Valentino leads the Colts on both goals (10) and points (15) so far, including five goals in the win over their New York brothers.