WindMill Shore Conference Week 6 Boys Lacrosse Team of the Week: Rumson-Fair Haven
Every week this spring, WindMill Restaurants and Shore Sports Network will be teaming up to select a Lacrosse Team of the Week based on its performance over the past week.
The WindMill Team of the Week for Week 6 is Rumson-Fair Haven, which captured its third straight Shore Conference Tournament championship with a victory over Manasquan. Shore Sports Network stopped by practice on Thursday to present the Bulldogs and head coach Marc Moreau with a Team of the Week certificate and a WindMill gift card.
Week 6 ran from May 15 to May 22.
Senior attackman Cole Cashion scored three goals, junior face-off specialist Luke Marascio won 16 of 19 at the X, and senior goalie Marshall Halfacre turned aside eight shots as the top-seeded and top-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 3 Manasquan, 10-5, on Monday night to secure their third consecutive Shore Conference Tournament championship. Senior defenseman Beau Kemler and freshman attackman Luke Lydon each scored twice while junior midfielder Andy Croddick had a goal and an assist and sophomores Grayson Goldin and Vincent Raphalian scored one goal apiece.
The title was the program's ninth overall, which is the most in the Shore Conference. Rumson has reached the final in 14 of the 18 Shore Conference Tournaments since its inception in 2005.
For Rumson's senior class, the victory completed an undefeated three-year run through the Shore Conference as the Bulldogs are 38-0 with three SCT championships.
Rumson, which won last season's NJSIAA Group 2 state title and became the first Shore Conference lacrosse team to reach the Tournament of Champions final, is aligned in Group 1 this season. The top-seeded Bulldogs cruised to a 17-3 win over Rutherford in the first round of the South Group 1 playoffs and will host Lower Cape May in the quarterfinals.
Rumson is hoping for a rematch with Mountain Lakes, which defeated RFH in the T.O.C. final last season. The two squads are on a collision course to meet in the Group 1 final.
There will be no NJSIAA Tournament of Champions contested in any sport going forward, but New Jersey lacrosse teams will still play down to one champion in the newly-formed Kirst Cup.