Boys Lacrosse All-Stars
Player Team Year Position
Tyler Weeks Andover Sr. Defense
Thomas Jenoski Central Sr. Defense
Eric Coburn Londonderry Jr. Defense
Nick Pino North Andover Sr. Attack
Conor Murnane North Reading Sr. Defense
Keston Beauregard Pelham Sr. Attack
Brett Connal Pinkerton Jr. Midfield
*Jake Lisauskas Pinkerton Jr. Midfield
Pat Rodden Whittier Soph. Goalie
Anthony Gallo Windham Soph. Midfield
*Denotes Eagle-Tribune MVP
Two-time All-MVC. Talented 6-1, 190-pounder who was strong in transition. Had six goals and two assists. Only returner from last year’s Andover defense. Big reason why Golden Warriors had an impressive 5.6 goals against average. That is believed to be a program record. Tri-captain. “His stick skills created multiple transition opportunities,” coach Wayne Puglisi said. UMass recruit. Hockey tri-captain.
MVC Division 2 MVP. Set single-season program record with 168 ground balls. Notched eight goals and eight assists. Didn’t start playing lacrosse until sophomore year but then started all three years. “His athleticism is off the charts,” coach Aram Jeknavorian said. “The hard work has paid off for him.” Co-captain. MVC All-Star as a junior. Will play at Keene State. Two-year starter in football.
Division 1 defensive MVP. Had six goals, 16 assists and 111 ground balls. Second-team All-Division 1 as a sophomore. Three-year starter. 6-2, 205 pounds. Already committed to Merrimack. “Eric has developed into a solid defender with great footwork and the ability to take the ball away from opponents,” coach Joe McCune said. Eagle-Tribune All-Star forward in hockey. Sports editor of school newspaper.
North Andover Senior
Team MVP. Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. All-MVC. All-Scholastic. Netted 78 goals with 33 assists. Scored 65 goals as a junior and 28 as a sophomore. Three-year starter. 6-0, 200 pounds. “He’s got a very high lacrosse IQ and combine that with physical ability and talent and he has great ability,” coach Ryan Connolly said. Will play at Plymouth State. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in hockey.
North Reading Senior
Team MVP. Two-time All-CAL. Played in Agganis All-Star Classic. Part of senior class which helped Hornets win 70 games, including seven playoff games. Three-year starter. Coach Chuck Campobasso said, “He played a pivotal role defending the other team’s best offensive player and led our team in transition helping create odd-man opportunities on fastbreaks.” Also played hockey. Will attend UMass Amherst.
All-Division 3. Netted 55 goals with 25 assists. Scored eight goals against ConVal. Scored 117 career goals and 186 career points. Four-year letterman. Three-year starter. Selected to play in N.H.-Vermont game. Pythons’ lone captain. 5-10, 175 pounds. “He has an ability to pass, shoot and dodge,” coach Matt Regan said. “He’s a triple threat.” Will play at University of New England. Also played soccer.
All-Division 1. Collected 60 ground balls. Helped state runner-up Astros give up five goals or fewer 11 times. Three-year starter. “Brett was our No. 1 defensive player,” coach Brian O’Reilly said. “Suffice it to say the top midfielders on other programs did not have their best games against him.” His older brother Pearce was a standout goalie for the Astros and his older sister, Kacie, was a former PA girls star.
All-CAC. Made 293 saves (13.9 a game) with 74 percent save percentage. Totalled 35 saves in two wins over Greater Lowell. Led much-improved Cats to 14-7 record. Two-year starter from Georgetown. His father, James, played at Beverly High. “He played spectacular in all of our games,” coach Ryan Richards said. “He has amazing quickness and quick hands.” Also a defenseman on Amesbury-Whittier hockey team.
All-Division 3. Scored 78 goals with 29 assists, setting school record for goals and points in a season. Scored nine goals in first-round tourney win over Bishop Brady. Also had nine goals vs. Souhegan. Two-year starter. Scored 42 goals as a freshman. Kicker on the football team who in practice has hit 50-yard field goals. 5-11, 165 pounds. His brother, Ben, is the Jaguars’ goalie.
Lisauskas named Eagle-Tribune MVP
It was a bittersweet season for Jake Lisauskas.
The bitter would include a season-ending torn ACL in the regular-season finale. The sweet would include being named Eagle-Tribune MVP.
The Pinkerton junior still managed to tally 33 goals and 44 assists. The assists total is the third highest for a midfielder in the program’s 45-year history.
He was named All-Division 1 this year after making the second team last spring. He already is committed to play at Division 1 UMass. He was also being recruited by Michigan, Hofstra and Sacred Heart.
“He combines speed, quickness and a high lacrosse IQ,” Pinkerton coach Brian O’Reilly said. “He will dodge by his defender, always with his head up looking to draw a slide, and either dump the ball to teammates if he is doubled, or shoot to score. Easier said than done. Jake does it as well as any midfielder we have had at Pinkerton.”
The 5-11, 170-pounder from Derry was a starting cornerback in football but will miss his senior season due to the injury.
Honorable Mention All-Stars
Andover: Andrew Eriksen, Sr., midfield; Hunter Tyrrell, Sr., midfield
Brooks: Seve Elkin, Jr., attack; Geoff Fulgione, Jr., midfield
Central Catholic: Alex Parent, Frosh., attack; Alex Lester, Jr., midfield; Jack McInnis, Soph., midfield
Georgetown: Jackson Fritz, Jr., defense; Jared Warren, Jr., attack; Alex Brannon, Jr., midfield
Haverhill: Zach Grundy, Sr., goalie; Austin Phillips, Jr., midfield; Curtis Robart, Sr., defense
Londonderry: Rob Hart, Sr., attack; Dillon McKay, Jr., midfield; Nick Yennaco, Jr., attack; Dan Hicks, Sr., midfield
Methuen: Nick Powers, Sr., goalie; T.J. Gannon, Sr., attack
North Andover: Dante Querci, Sr., attack; Austin Hiller, Jr., midfield; Tommy Stabile, Jr., midfield; Tommy O’Mara, Sr., defense
North Reading: Mike O’Brien, Sr., midfield; Nate Seed, Sr., midfield; Anthony Lytle, Sr., midfield
Pelham: Harley Kearney, Jr., midfield; Jake Diaz, Sr., goalie; Kevin DeAngelo, Sr., midfield
Pentucket: Calvin Wiles, Sr., midfield; Sam Colombo, Jr., attack
Phillips: Austin Gaiss, Jr., midfield
Pinkerton: Josh Gallant, Sr., Attack; Brendan Megan, Sr., midfield; Kenny Sturgess, Sr., goalie
Salem: Jon Soldano, Sr., midfield; Sam McDonald, Soph., defense; Jake Lakos, Soph., attack
Timberlane: Mike Canniff, Sr., attack; Blake Rooney, Soph., attack
Whittier: Mike Nicholas, Sr., attack; Eli Roy, Jr., attack
Windham: Chris Ferri, Sr., midfield; Jeff Trovato, Sr., midfield; David Goodnough, Sr., defense