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Every week this spring, Shore Sports Network will be honoring the top boys lacrosse players in the Shore Conference with a weekly player of the week poll. We will nominate multiple individuals for their accomplishments over the prior week and put it to a vote to determine the SSN Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week.

Scroll down to read through the list of nominees for Week 2 and cast your vote. The poll will run through Friday at midnight and the winner will be revealed on Saturday.

 

Week 2 (April 11-16) SSN Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week Nominees (listed alphabetically)

Luke Barber, Jr., Midfield, Toms River East

After absorbing a 14-2 loss to Holmdel to begin the week, the Raiders responded with wins over Toms River North and St. John Vianney with Barber leading the way. He had five goals and one assist and also won 14 of 16 face-offs in an 8-5 win over the rival Mariners and then had three goals and two assists in an 8-7 win over SJV.

 

Nick Blalock, Jr., Attack, CBA

The No. 6 Colts went 2-0 with victories over No. 9 Middletown South and Colts Neck, and Blalock led the way with seven goals and four assists.

 

Vin Burns, Sr., Attack, Howell

Burns totaled eight goals and three assists in three games as his work from X helped seventh-ranked Howell go 3-0 with wins over Middletown South, Long Branch, and Holmdel. He had three goals and one assist in a 14-5 win over No. 9 Middletown South and also tallied three goals and one assist in a 9-8 win over Holmdel.

 

Cole Cashion, Jr., Attack/Midfield, Rumson-Fair Haven

The versatile Yale recruit has been dynamite this season and was really on fire in lopsided wins over St. Peter's Prep (18-1) and Red Bank (19-1), with a total of six goals and six assists.

 

John Dodaro, Sr., Midfield, Lacey

Dodaro delivered seven goals and four assists for the Lions in wins over Toms River South and Colts Neck and a loss to No. 2 Manasquan. His top game was a four-goal, two-assist performance in an 8-2 win over Cots Neck.

 

Matt Dollive, Sr., Midfield, Wall

The Rugters-bound Dollive was tremendous during Wall's 3-0 week that included an emphatic 8-1 win over Southern. He totaled nine goals and 11 assists in three games (St. Rose, Jackson Liberty Southern), including three goals and three assists vs. Southern.

 

Will Gilfillan, So., Midfield, Holmdel

Gilfillan finished his week with eight goals and four assists as the Hornets earned convincing wins over Toms River East and Ocean and nearly upset No. 7 Howell before suffering a last-second 9-8 defeat. Gilfillan had a team-high three goals plus one assist in the Howell game.

 

Blaine Grayson, Jr., Goalie, Ocean

Making 40 saves in two games will get you a nomination, that much is certain. Ocean's offense has struggled this season but Grayson has kept them in several games with his play between the pipes. He had 19 saves in a 17-1 loss to Holmdel and then made 21 saves in a 5-1 loss to Middletown North.

 

Torin Harmon, Jr., Midfield, Red Bank Catholic

The Caseys went 3-0 with wins over St. Rose, St. John Vianney, and Manalapan and Harmon was unstoppable with 26 points in those three games. He had four goals and five assists vs. St. Rose and six goals and five assists vs. rival SJV before netting two goals and four assists in a 13-9 victory over Manalapan.

 

Justin Kurc, Sr., Attack, Brick

Kurc sank seven goals in two games for the Dragons. He scored twice to lead Brick to a 4-3 win over Donovan Catholic for its first win of the season and then scored a game-high five goals in a 7-6 loss to Toms River South.

 

Henry Lindquist, Sr., Midfield, Brick Memorial

Lindquist netted eight goals and dished out nine assists for 17 points in three games as the Mustangs went 2-1 with lopsided wins over Central and St. John Vianney and a one-goal loss to Barnegat.

 

Andrew Pape, So., Midfield, Red Bank

Pape scored eight goals and assisted on four others during the week, including five goals and three assists in a win over Point Boro. he scored the lone goal for RBR in a blowout loss to No. 1 Rumson and had two goals and one assist in a one-goal loss to Old Bridge.

 

Kyle Potterton, Sr., Midfield, Marlboro

Potterton scored four goals and added one assist in two games as the Mustangs won games vs. Toms River North and Long Branch. He led the way vs. TRN with three goals and one assist in a 7-2 victory.

 

Evan Singer, Jr., Goalie, Toms River North

The Mariners went 0-2 during the week but Singer was sensational with 12 saves vs. Marlboro and a whopping 28 saves vs. Toms River East.

 

Tyler Sininsky, Sr., Goalie, Southern

Sininsky made 13 saves and allowed only one goal in a win over Clearview, stopped six shots and allowed only one goal in partial time during a victory over Jackson Memorial, and was excellent with eight saves despite the Rams' 8-1 loss to Wall in a top-five matchup.

 

Bryan Snowden, Sr., Attack, Barnegat

Snowden returned to the lacrosse field after playing baseball last season and has provided a major lift for the Bengals' offense. He totaled 11 goals and one assist in three games last week, including a career-high six goals vs. Brick Memorial.

 

Christian Zdiarski, So., Attack, Manalapan

Zdiarski posted six goals and two assists during a 2-1 week for the Braves, including four goals in an 8-4 victory over Colts Neck.

 

 

 

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