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The start of the 2021 high school lacrosse season was both a figurative and literal breath of fresh air. After a canceled 2020 season, teams were back on the field and athletes up and down the Shore Conference were making their presence felt in the first week of action.

Now It’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance to choose the Shore Sports Network Boys Lacrosse of the Week. The winner will be announced on Thursday right here on Voting will end Wednesday at midnight.

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.

Week 1 (April 19-April 24) Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)

Christian Bockelmann, Jr., Att, Rumson-Fair Haven

Rumson had a monster opening week with a 9-4 win over state No. 15 Chatham, a 13-6 win over state No. 10 Bergen Catholic and a 17-3 win over Shore Conference No. 6 Howell. Bockelmann was a major reason why with 10 goals and two assists. He had three goals against Chatham and Howell and scored four times in the win over BC.


Noah D'Andrea, Sr., Goalie, CBA

D'Andrea totaled 36 saves with a 64 percent save percentage in three games to help the Colts start the season 2-1. He made 15 saves against prep power Lawrenceville in an 11-6 defeat, made 12 saves in an 8-7 double-overtime win over Pope John and stopped nine shots in a win over Old Bridge.


Brendan Dwyer, Sr., Att, St. Rose

Dwyer scored nine goals and added four assists to help lead the Purple Roses to a 3-0 start. he had four goals and two assists vs. Neptune, two goals and one assist vs. Middletown North and three goals and an assist vs. Marlboro.


John McCurry, So., Att, Wall

McCurry started his high school career with a bang by scoring four goals and adding two assists in No. 4 Wall's 16-6 win over No. 5 Southern. He then scored three goals with two assists in a win over Monroe to give him 11 points in two games.


Max Pauwels, Jr., F/O, Manasquan

Pauwels won 74 percent of face-offs in two games while picking up 20 ground balls. He went 18 for 20 in a win over Red Bank Catholic and won 11 of 19 draws against state No. 2. Seton Hall Prep.


Darren Romaine, Sr., Mid, Brick Memorial

The NJIT commit totaled 11 goals and six assists to lead Brick Memorial to a 3-0 start to the season. He scored three goals with four assists vs. Toms River East, scored twice in a win over Ocean and had six goals and two assists in a win over Lacey.


Henry Spencer, So., Mid, Red Bank

Spencer is off to a great start in his high school career with nine goals and four assists in two games. He had three goals and two assists vs. Middletown South and then buried six goals with two assists in an 18-9 win over Colts Neck.




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