Just an observation..I really thing putting in the paper the leading scorers is almost a joke in HS lacrosse. Most kids seem to score a lot of goals against weaker teams and try to pad their own stats . It's sad but in no way to me indicates who the better players are. Nothing worse then seeing someone score over 5 goals in a game and maybe have one assist and the team wins by 8-15 goals in a game. At the end of the year you see the kid with over 40 goals and a limited amount of assists but in the big games against the good teams they are either shut out or score very little in comparison. I understand the kids being selfish but the coaches should either pull their kids out or tell them to pass it to their teammates . Jus my opinion and I'm sure some will agree and many will disagree
Completely agree with your post. Not to take away from some really good players but it is a joke. What's worse is when you look at their teams weak schedule and see a player put up 8 goals, 6 goals, 5 goals. Then they play someone decent and he has none. They should post the players SOG also. That's where the real story is told. That being said it is high school lacrosse and you play who is in front of you. It sure does help when your head coach likes to pad his wins with a weak schedule.
Agreed. get your one or two goals and get out or practice passing. I like to hit the game by game stat and see if they score 2 to 3 goals per game against all competition.
Just look at the schedules some of these teams play. Tells the entire story. Conferences really need to be balanced better to avoid padded stats and better competition across the board. A few schools on there play really competitive non league games. Others look to beat up on weaker opponents. What does a weak schedule get you? One or two All County players with top stats, a coach that can keep his high winning percentage and a quick send home in the playoffs because you haven't been challanged enough.
So, can the 8th grader be an All-American as he is the stat leader?
You seem very concerned about the All American thing. Hard to classify him as an AA with the weak schedule they play.
Says who? and who are you to decide that?
I hope you will be so lucky to watch this boy play the next few years. He is a treat to watch play with and against. He is the definition of what the Selection Classification should be.
He bucks the system and reminds me of a BETTER Nicky Galasso. The thing is he is just an (on age) 8th grader and has room to get better, faster, stronger, smarter.
Before the season many said he couldn't play on many, if any, of the better teams, I say he would've made them all better and would absolutely play. He would make any coach (worth his weight) switch any experienced 2017 lefty attack to middie or makes him the first offensive middie out of the box.
Now the kicker for those that didn't know the reason why I guess this is being brought up is... Nominations were due. Who ever asked the question is very smart and knowledgeable. I bet most of you (including his school didn't know about the timing). You need coach or administrative approval. I wouldn't bet against the Admin blocked or not submitting the proper paperwork for that nomination and claiming ignorance.
Good luck to him the rest of the way, you are a very fun player to watch. (and by the way great Goal to assist ratio, takes many players to learn it is about the total points not just the goals).