Vote for the Week 6 Orthopaedic Institute Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week
The past week of Shore Conference boys lacrosse action featured several great individual 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.
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Player of the Week nominees for 5/7 to 5/13
*Stats based on results reported to Shore Sports Network*
Trevor Barber, Jr., Midfield, Donovan Catholic
Barber scored six goals with one assist and won 17 of 19 face-offs in a win over Toms River South and added two goals in a one-goal loss to New Egypt.
Canyon Birch, Jr., Attack, Manasquan
Birch has been nominated several times this season, and for good reason, but this past week he reached a milestone never attained before. Birch had a monster week to help the Warriors claim their second straight Shore Conference Tournament title with 17 goals and 7 assists in three games to reach 100 goals this season and set a new Shore Conference-single season record. He surpassed the previous records of 93 set by Southern’s Dylan Jinks in 2014.
Richie Cosgrove and Nick D’Eufemia, Brick
D’Eufemia scored four times and Cosgrove had a hat trick in a win over Mater Dei as both reached 100 career goals.
James Fay, Fr., Howell
Fay scored twice, including the game-winning goal in double overtime, to give the Rebels a 6-5 win over Toms River North.
Joey Ferrara, Sr., Attack, Brick Memorial
Ferrara scored 13 goals and added eight assists in three games to reach 100 career goals. He also added to his own school records with 52 goals this season and 105 goals for his career.
Matt Gibson, Goalie, Red Bank
Gibson made 15 saves to help the Bucs upset Toms River East, 9-8, and lock up a spot in the state tournament.
C.J. Hanson, Jr., Goalie, St. John Vianney
Hanson made 45 saves in three games, including 21 saves in a game against Cranford. He has 205 saves this season and double-digit saves in 12 games.
Cade Johnson, So., Attack, Southern
Johnson had five points on two goals and three assists in the fourth quarter when Southern scored six times in the final 12 minutes to stun Ocean, 6-4, and reach the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals for the sixth time in seven seasons.
Connor Macrae, Jr., Attack, CBA
Macrae tied his career high with six goals to pace the Colts in their 14-8 comeback win over Rumson-Fair Haven that sent them to the SCT final for the first time since 2009.
Ryan Morris, Sr., Attack, Shore
Morris scored four goals and added three assists, including scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime of an 11-10 win over Holmdel and reaching 200 career points. He finished the week with eight goals and nine assists in three games.
Chris Novella, Sr., Attack, Freehold Township
Novella had four goals and two assists in two games to reach 200 points for his career.
Shane Reilly, Sr., Attack, St. Rose
Reilly scored 13 goals in three games to set a new school single-season record with 58 goals this season.
NOTE: Congratulations to Lacey junior attackman Dylan Vitale on reaching 100 career goals and setting a school single-game record with nine goals in a win over Toms River South. Since Dylan already won a Player of the Week poll this season his is not eligible to be nominated again, but we did want to recognize his career milestone.