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Every week this spring, Shore Sports Network will be selecting the WindMill Boys Lacrosse Team of the Week based on its performance over the past week.

No team in New Jersey is hotter than Rumson-Fair Haven right now and the Bulldogs were the clear choice as the Week 1 WindMill Team of the Week. Shore Sports Network was at practice Tuesday night to present the Bulldogs and head coach Marc Moreau with a special certificate and a WindMill gift card.

Rumson began the season unranked in the New Jersey top 20 rankings (NJ.com) but quickly proved they are not just a top-20 team, but one of the very best in the entire state. Senior midfielder Patrick Jamin scored four goals and added two assists, junior attackman Christian Bockelman scored three goals with two assists and senior goalie Ryan Croddick made 11 saves as RFH took down No. 15 Chatham, 9-4.

That would have made for a fine week as is, but Rumson was far from done making its statement.

Two days later, the Bulldogs traveled to Oradell and used a huge second half to upend No. 10 Bergen Catholic, 13-6. Down 6-5 at halftime, Rumson scored the final eight goals of the game, including seven in the third quarter. Senior attackman Luke Devlin tallied three goals and two assists, Bockelmann scored four times and Jamin had two goals and two assists.

In their Shore Conference opener on Saturday, Rumson rocked Howell, 17-3. Sophomore attackman Cole Cashion was the offensive star with four goals and three assists while Bockelmann sank three goals, Jamin had two goals and two assists and Devilin and Philip Passalaqua delivered two goals and one assist each.

That concluded their first week of the seasons, but Rumson somehow found a way to one-up itself on Monday by traveling south and sinking No. 7 St. Augustine, 11-7. Cashion had another big game with four goals while Jamin continued his steady play with two goals and two assists. Dan Garvey added two goals and one assist and Croddick made 10 saves.

Rumson has since risen to No. 9 in the state. They are right back at it on Wednesday afternoon with a non-conference game at Moorestown and will also take on Red Bank Catholic on Saturday.

 

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