Every season, no matter the sport, fresh-faced newcomers seem to emerge from nowhere and stamp themselves as players to watch moving forward.
Every season, there will be players you can put your money on to perform their best, in a way come to their full potential when they take over the pitch!
Here is a list of Boys lacrosse players to watch out for in the 2022 season!
Gavin Bomstad, senior, De Smet
Last season, he led the Spartans with 45 goals and 14 assists, including five-goal games against CBC, Chaminade, and Webster Groves.
The University of Tampa signee had a hat trick and three assists in the Spartans’ 14-13 state semifinal victory over CBC, helping them to their second straight championship game.
Bomstad led De Smet’s football squad in receptions (27) and yards (514), while scoring four touchdowns, as a wide receiver this fall.
Joe Cavanaugh, senior, Chaminade
Cavanaugh, a faceoff machine, led the area by winning 74.3 percent of his faceoffs, helping Chaminade to a 9-4 record and a state semifinal appearance.
Cavanaugh went a perfect 6 for 6 on faceoffs and scored two goals in a playoff win over John Burroughs.
He led the Red Devils with 61 ground balls and finished 66 of 81 (81.4 percent) on faceoffs for an 11-game run. He has pledged to play at TCU.
Michael Maschke, Sr., Chagrin Falls
On both the offensive and defensive ends, he poses a threat. Maschke had 43 goals and 30 assists, as well as 77 ground balls recovered. He can also be called on to win faceoffs, which he did 41 times this season.
Brendan Garvey, Sr., Kenston
Last season, the Baldwin Wallace recruit had 58 goals and 20 assists and was named third-team All-Ohio. The Bombers’ attack will be directed through Garvey, and his passing will enlist the help of other attackers (20 assists last season).
Andrew Morton, senior, Kirkwood
His 71 points ranked 10th in the area, and he led the Pioneers in goals (57) and assists (14) while helping Kirkwood go 7-2 in its final nine games.
Morton stood out against Kirkwood’s rivals, scoring eight goals against Lindbergh, seven against Vianney, and five against Webster Groves as the Pioneers won the first “Mini Frisco Bell” in an 11-4 victory against the Statesmen in the regular-season finale.
At the University of Alabama, he will play club lacrosse.
Kai Tschudy, senior, MICDS
Tschudy, a defensive stalwart, shut down the area’s top midfielders as the Rams won their eighth consecutive state championship.
He played a key role in a defence that allowed six goals or fewer in 13 of 20 games and only 15 goals in three playoff games.
Tschudy will wear the coveted No. 35 jersey for MICDS this season, which is awarded to the team’s highest-rated defensive player.