Boys' lacrosse

Athletes of the Year

Thomas Flibotte

Division 3: Cohasset, Junior
Flibotte netted a hat trick in the Division 3 title game to help break the Skippers' three-year championship drought. The honor roll student and All-American likes to surf in his free time and hopes to continue playing lacrosse in college.

Jack McDermott

Division 2: Medfield, Senior, A
McDermott scored twice and added two assists in the Division 2 title game to help lift the Warriors over Hingham. The All-American tallied 56 goals and 33 assists in his senior season. The National Honor Society student will play lacrosse at Tufts next spring.

Grant Whiteway

Division 1: Billerica
Whiteway set single-season records for goals (113) and points (169) this season, and he's only a junior. The All-American holds the Billerica career records for goals and points, and has verbally committed to play at UMass.


Edward Acton

Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior
Acton dominated every time he took the field for Lincoln-Sudbury, tallying 90 goals and 46 assists and scooping up 41 ground balls. The All-American has amassed more than 440 points in his career and graduated Cum laude.

Chris Atwood

Atwood captained the Berwick lacrosse, golf, and hockey teams, winning EIL player of the year honors in lacrosse and an EIL championship in golf. Atwood will attend Middlebury College in the fall and play golf for the Panthers.

Matt Bletzer

Medfield, Senior, M
Bletzer scored three goals, including the winner in the second overtime, in the Division 2 title game against Hingham. The All-American and Tri-Valley league MVP scored 59 goals and assisted on 30 more this season. He will continue his career at Bryant University.

Peter Bowes

Walpole, Senior
Bowes scooped up 117 ground balls this season as an invaluable defensive asset to the Rebels. The Loyola-bound All-American was a threat in the offensive end as well, recording five goals and seven assists this season.

Peter Burke

St. Sebastian's, Senior, MID
Burke was an All-American for the Arrows, scoring 24 goals and dishing out 33 assists in leading the team to the best season (15-2) in school history. A standout football and hockey player as well, Burke will attend Bucknell in the fall.

Jeff Dube

St. John's Prep, Senior
Dube was the top longstick midfielder in the state this season, which he demonstrated by shutting down the opposition's offensive weapons and doing some scoring of his own. The All-American tallied three goals and nine assists for the Division 1 champs.

James Fahey

St. John's Prep, Senior
Fahey capped a tremendous defensive season in which he scooped 70 ground balls with the biggest offensive play of the year, as the All-American scored against Duxbury in overtime to give St. John's Prep the Division 1 title.

John Fitzgerald

After three years in the ISL with Rivers School, Fitzgerald took the field for Hingham and lit up the competition as he guided the Harbormen to the EMass final. The All-American will play lacrosse at Syracuse next spring.

Jimmy Holland

Billerica, Senior
The senior All-American was named to the Merrimack Valley All-Conference team this season for his defensive expertise, which aided Billerica in its run to the Division 1 semifinals. He will attend Merrimack College in the fall.

Ryan Izzo

Walpole, Senior
Izzo dominated in the offensive end, scoring 38 goals and adding 16 assists. He was a big help in the possession game as well, winning more than 60 percent of his faceoffs this season. The All-American will continue his lacrosse career at UMass.

Jack Liacos

Beverly, Senior
The senior earned All-America and Northeastern Conference honors this spring form his long stick midfield position. The team captain finished with 26 goals and 20 assists. A four-year honor roll student, he will attend Western New England College.

Jack Murphy

Cohasset, Senior
Murphy held the high-powered Norwell offense to just seven goals in the championship to help Cohasset earn the Division 3 crown. The All-American and two-time South Shore League All-Star is also an accomplished wrestler. He will attend Mass. Maritime Academy in the fall.

Jake Quinn

Hingham, Senior
The All-American midfielder used his speed to help the Harbormen to the Division 2 EMass final, a double-overtime loss to Medfield. Quinn, who also played football and hockey, will attend Union College in the fall.

Bryce Serriello

Barnstable, Senior
Serriello lettered all four years at Barnstable and it's easy to see why. As a senior he set school records for goals (83) and points (139) in a season. The All-American will attend American International College in the fall.

William Stenberg

Needham, Junior
Stenberg was one of the top attackers in Division 1 this season with his 65-goal, 64-assist effort. The junior All-American and Bay State League MVP has 170 goals and 143 assists in his career, and is also captain of the football team.

Andrew Sypek

Hingham, Senior
Sypek, an All-American, was lights out as a longpole defender this season, earning team defensive MVP honors. The high honors student also played on the golf and hockey teams and will attend Providence College.

Makar Zaverucha

Duxbury, Senior
The three-year starter in goal led the perennial powerhouse Dragons to a 22-2 finish this season, including a close loss in the state title game. The two-time Patriot League was a member of three state champion teams and will play for Bucknell University next spring.

coach of the year

Rocky Batty

Batty took his ailing squad from last year's 11-11 depths to a 16-7 record and a Division 2 quarterfinal berth this season, earning MSTCA coach of the year honors. Batty called this year's team a "special hardworking group that was just awesome to work with."

Craig Flynn

In his first year back at the helm since taking the Indians to the state title in 2001, Flynn's boys finished 20-3 and made it to the EMass Division 1 semifinals. "I had a great group of kids to work with," he said. "Very rewarding for my first year back."

Jim Wilcon

Wilcon coached the Wildcats to the Division 3 semifinals and a 16-3 record in his second year as head coach. Wilcon was named Dual County League coach of the year in 2002 for his work at Arlington High.


Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Victor Andrade. Falmouth: Steve Laliberte, Cody Leaf, Sean Williamson. Marshfield: Connor Bagby, Matt DiGrigoli, Matt Entwistle, Conor Ryan, Steve Sousa. Nauset: Brian Grant, Ben Nickerson. Plymouth North: Tyler Chasnov, Tim Serrilla. Plymouth South: Eric Johnson. Sandwich: Todd Davis, Nick Gorrasi, Tim O'Brien.

Bay State Conference
Brookline: Michael Harrington, Eli Yannekis. Framingham: Jason Rubenfield. Needham: Kerry Hecker, Mark Riley, William Stenberg. Newton North: Scott Giusti, Mike Vaglica. Norwood: Andrew Alty, Brian Girard. Walpole: Peter Bowes, Kyle Guilbert, Ryan Izzo, Adam Niden, Matt Niden, Connor Whittemore. Wellesley: Connor Darcey, Charlie Jennings, Sam Lawrence. Weymouth: Zack LaFavre, Trevor Scott.

Cape Ann
Georgetown: Max Mangano. Hamilton-Wenham: Drew Erdman, Zach Gaucher, Chris Hughes, Ben Penta. Ipswich: Eric Galanis, Eli Hayward. Lynnfield: George Hennessey, A.J. Roberto. Manchester Essex: Brian Ciccone, Jim Finn, Colin Lyne. Masconomet: Reed Goodhue, Kurt Hunziker, Mike Magnifico, Chris Roach. Newburyport: Stephen Bajko, Dean Cataldo, Steven Matses. North Andover: Bob Berman, Colin Foley, Zach Iovanella, Brien O'Connor, Tom O'Connor. North Reading: Derek Marenholz. Pentucket: Josh Hynes. Wilmington: Dan McKinnon, Zack Rosa.

Catholic Central
Archbishop Williams: Chris Brown, Drew Canavan, Cam Joyce, Dan Kendall, Justin Lawless, Matt Previte. Arlington Catholic: Mike Centola, Jamey Conley, Joe Daly, Corey Donovan, Evan Mills, John Needham. Austin Prep: Paul Bruce, Keegan Callahan, Scott Corcoran, Anthony DiNisco, John Donohoe, Brandon Hart. Bishop Fenwick: Eamon Barrett, Joe Flaherty, Andrew Ruby. Marian: Mike Catanzariti, Dan Heirs, Pat Robinson, Pat White. Matignon: Brian Boucher. St. Mary's: David Hicks, Matt Molloy.

Catholic Conference
BC High: Todd Galvin, Landon Ridder. Catholic Memorial: Kevin Butler, Christian Durham, Frank Wheeler. Malden Catholic: Dom Roberto, Steve Souza. St. John's Prep: Colin Blackwell, Garrett Campbell, Chris Coady, Jeff Dube, James Fahey, Nick Triano. Xaverian: Chris Hebert.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Nick Marcotte, Jack Rogers, Kyle Soroka. Arlington: Marty Gorman, Joe Keefe. Bedford: Dylan Koundakjian. Concord-Carlisle: Michael Anastos, Seth Bird, Cole Fisher, Rob Snook, Drew Vanasse. Lincoln-Sudbury: Edward Acton, Jack Burke, Connor Hall, Rob Karn, Greg Majno, Trevor Shorb. Newton South: Will Mason. Tyngsborough: Ian Arabadjis, Christiaan DeBruin, Tim LaPointe, Peter Latulippe. Waltham: Cjros Annunciata, Conor Burns, Matthew Darcy, Brian Long, Ryan Pratt. Wayland: Jon Bryant, D.J. Henderson, Cogan Register, Calvin Williams. Westford: Ralph Barisano, Sean Frackelton, Zach Ingalls, Christian Mongillo, Nick Strombosky. Weston: Jared Fong, Will Harris, Derek Kachadurian, Jack Rodday, Petie Von Rosenvinge, Chase Williams.

Eastern Independent
Beaver Country Day: Matt Friedman, Charlie Jackson. Berwick: Chris Atwood, Pat Nichols, John Reinhart, Jordan Sanford. Chapel Hill: Sean Mulvehill. Landmark: Josh Greenfield, John McNamara. Lexington Christian: Tim Patrie, A.J. Vazquez. Pingree: Bobby Adam, Kyle Lange, Colin Rossano, Jack Williamson. Portsmouth Abbey: Nick Albertson, Mitch Green, John LeComte, Mike Rhea, Evan Sylvia.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Gus Caftile, Will Drucker, Eli Ward. Malden: Tim Riordan, Sam Warton. Medford: Steven Aghiarian, Joe Aufiero, Jack Forcier, Cam Howard, Justin Pacheco, Pat Trainer.

Foxborough: Joe McGahan, Steve Nixon, Eddie Noonan, CJ Rogan, Gary Stamutov. Franklin: Sean Brady, Ryan Garland, Jack Noble, Jarret Schmauder, Sam Scoba. King Philip: Kevin Donahue, John Florence, Peter Macintyre. Mansfield: Tommy Hurley, Ryan Murphy. Oliver Ames: Billy Podolski.

Belmont Hill: Peter Bolte, Will Plumb, Geoff Sullivan. Brooks: Nick Galanos. BB&N: Quinn Cronan. Governor's Academy: Zack Brown, Remington Pope, Franklin Reis. Groton: Scott Fronsdahl. Middlesex: Brad Bero, Conor Murphy, Neson Santry, Wit Vivian. Milton Academy: Sean Dougherty, Scott O'Leary. Nobles: Zach Ellison, Sean Shakespeare, Gus Young. Rivers: Christian Dallmus, Jordan Greenfield. Roxbury Latin: Sean Hatton, Kyle Kadlick. St. George's: Niall Devaney. St. Mark's: Brian Ayers, Jake Hollingerq. St. Paul's: Luke Sisler. St. Sebastian's: Peter Burke, Peirce Daly, Murphy van der Velde. Thayer: Charlie Finnegan, Derek Youngman.

Barnstable: Bryce Serriello. Bishop Connolly: Zach Ferreira, Kevin Fitzgerald, Steve Perreira, Davas Wright.

Blue Hills: Sean Feyler. Sacred Heart: Garrett Seibert. South Shore Voc-Tech: Joe Higgins, Michael Murphy. Southeastern: Brian Loftus. Tri-County: Frank Carpeno, Matt Killoy. Upper Cape: James Kandrick, Sean Moynihan, Joe Reardon.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Jimmy Johnson, Nick Price. Billerica: Dylan Fernandes, Billy Frevold, Jimmy Holland, Cam Slatton, Chris Smith, Grant Whiteway. Central Catholic: Andrew Ouellette. Chelmsford: Andy Basler, Matt Whippen. Dracut: Mike Duchesne. Lowell: Rory Finnigan.

Belmont: Jasi Kubasek, Wylie Leabo, Nick Martone. Lexington: Conor Henrie, Eric Marcantonio. Reading: Dan Bourque, James Collins, Pat DeBenedetto, Larry Gilligan, Ryan Pollock. Wakefield: Zack Frank. Winchester: Joey Cleary, Gregg Kelley, Peter Troiano.

Beverly: Ryan Byors, Jack Liacos, Nick Pinciaro, Kevin Ranta. Danvers: Chris Kontos. Gloucester: Will Deckert, Jared Wright. Lynn English: Ricky Bigwood, Robbie Nelson, Neil Whitridge. Marblehead: Matt Evans, Pat Grady, Alex Haigis, Jess Lipkind, Ellory Smith. Peabody: Mark D'Addario, Gonzalo Tolosa. Salem: Connor Dooley, Troy Gilbert, Zach Holt, James Labao, Nick Romeo, Cole Smith. Saugus: Dillion Hartigan. Swampscott: Tom Ball, Sean Lannon, Miles Rutkowski, Colby Wollersheid.

Duxbury: Bryan Barry, Kane Haffey, Max Randall, John Ricciardi, Peter Willauer, Makar Zaverucha. Hanover: Pat Hannigan, James Loughlin. Hingham: Kevin Blair, Brett Canepa, Tim Driscoll, John Fitzgerald, Eric Hawkins, Derek McInnis, Jake Quinn, Andrew Sypek. North Quincy: Bob Lawless. Scituate: Wes Hawkins, Matt Palubicki, Mike Spinola.

South Shore
Abington: Christian Barrett, Dan Fitzgerald, Shawn Lawton. Cohasset: Dean Driscoll, Thomas Flibotte, Alex Kinnealey, Jake Kissick, Jack Murphy, Dana Valentine, Will Wise. Hull: Sean Carroll. Mashpee: Connor Tremarche. Norwell: Patrick Collins, Paul Donovan, Tom Dwyer, Pat Johnston, Ryan Tierney.

Dover-Sherborn: P.J. Capponi, Jack Morris, Billy Polk, Cole Tibbetts. Holliston: Will Curry, Connor DuPont. Hopkinton: Will Ballantyne, Calvin Lee, Sam McDonald. Medfield: Sam Aronson, Matt Bletzer, Kyle Foster, Jack McDermott, Garrett Read. Westwood: Jordan MacPherson, Michael Musto.