WindMill Shore Conference Boys Lacrosse Team of the Week: St. Rose
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.
The Shore Sports Network Boys Lacrosse Team of the Week for Week 2 is St. Rose, which is off to one of the best starts in program history and has already eclipsed its win total from the 2019 season. SSN was at practice Tuesday to present the Purple Roses and head coach Jeff Rosenberg with a special Team of the Week framed certificate and a WindMill gift card.
St. Rose was 2-0 in the second week of the season, headlined by a 7-4 victory over Colts Neck. After winning 15-1 over first-year varsity program Central Regional, the Purple Roses buckled up for a nondivisional clash against Colts Neck, the program where Rosenberg previously coached for 15 years. Junior midfielder Colin Westhoven scored twice, assisted on three other goals and won 8 of 12 face-offs while senior midfielder Logan LeMoult had three goals and one assist, senior attackman Brendan Dwyer had two goals and one assist and senior goalie Max McEachern made 18 saves.
That victory pushed the Roses' record to 5-0, which is their best start in at least the last 10 years. Their most successful season to date came in 2017 when they started 5-1, won 11 games and reached the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
While the win over Colts Neck concluded their second week, the Roses continued to make noise early this week with a thrilling 12-11 victory over Red Bank Regional. St. Rose was down 8-2 in the first half and trailed 11-8 in the fourth quarter but rallied for the victory to remain undefeated at 6-0. Dwyer scored the go-ahead goal with 42 seconds left in regulation to complete the comeback.
Dsywer (18g, 5a), LeMoult (17g, 6a) and Westhovern (13g, 8a) have been the offensive catalysts thus. MacEachern has stood tall in the cage with 63 saves and an outstanding 75% save percentage.
St. Rose returns to action today on the road against a Barnegat (4-1) team that is also off to a good start after some learn years. The Roses then host Brick (3-1) on Friday in what should be another challenging game. They are pushing for a spot in the SSN Top 10 right now and if a ranked team falters St. Rose has a chance to join the rankings.
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