New England High Schools: Keep Your Eyes On Hingham & Norwell
By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11
If you’re a fan of the Hingham Harbormen then you couldn’t have asked for a better start to their season.
Hingham enters the new week with a 2-0 mark, thanks to wins over Catholic Memorial and St. John’s Prep (Danvers). Both wins secured them the second position in today’s BostonLax.net week two poll, which found Xaverian Brothers in the top spot, while Boston College High School secured the third position, thanks to a win over Cohasset.
Rounding out the site’s top five positions were Duxbury and Lincoln-Sudbury, checking-in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Hingham checked-in first in the Wicked Local South boys power ranking, while Norwell, Marshfield, and Plymouth South secured the second, third, and fourth positions, respectively.
The Harbormen face a very interesting test on Saturday, April 13th when they host Simsbury (Conn.) at 1 p.m., and will certainly need another solid outing from Cooper Dainton, who netted four goals in his team’s win over the Eagles this past weekend.
In today’s Wicked Local South girls power rankings, Norwell secured the top spot, thanks to a 2-0 start, while Braintree, Cohasset, and Hingham checked-in second, third, and fourth, respectively.
Norwell, which returned 23 players from last year’s MIAA D2 state championship squad, has commenced its season with convincing wins over Foxboro and Westwood. The win over the Wolverines – an 8-7 victory – should provide the Clippers with some momentum heading into a week where they will face Hingham and Medfield. Both games won’t be easy.
Medfield enters the early week tilt with Norwell with a 1-0 record, thanks to a 19-4 win over Norwood last Friday. The win over the Mustangs was also the Warriors’ initial Tri-Valley League (TVL) victory, too.
News and Notes from the New England High School Lacrosse World
- The Champlain Valley boy’s lacrosse team opened its season with a solid 14-7 win over Rice last Friday. Charlie Averill highlighted the win with two goals and two assists.
- Cole Brams will certainly be a player to watch on Portsmouth this season, especially at midfield where he won 196 face-offs last spring. Brams, according to seacoastonline.com, will play lacrosse next spring for the University of Utah.
- The Greenwich boys lacrosse team scored an impressive come-from-behind win yesterday against Wilton. Jack Feda tied the game at 6-6 before Will Montesi scored the game-winner in overtime.
- This past weekend, Sarah Jaques netted eight goals to lead Darien past Garden City by a score of 19-4. After the game, Darien coach Lisa Lindley described the Blue Wave as ” very driven.”
- Christine Chasse and Erin Lachance will be two players Maine high school girls lacrosse fans will want to keep their eye on in Lewiston.
- The Sun Journal highlighted a few girls lacrosse teams to watch in Maine this spring, including St. Dominic Academy and Lewiston.
- Cranston East scored an exciting overtime win on Sunday against Burrillville, and Go Local Providence has some photos from the one-goal victory.
- Eight girls lacrosse teams from southern Rhode Island competed on Sunday in a tournament that honored the memory of Chariho’s Maddie Potts.
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