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Honoring the 2017 All-Phillylacrosse.com First-Team Boys’ squad

Thursday, 4th January 2018

Categories All-Phillylacrosse.com, Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/4/18

Phillylacrosse.com honors its All-Phillylacrosse First-Team Boys’ Squad for 2017:

Attack
Brett Baskin, La Salle, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Catholic League, Catholic League MVP … Helped lead Explorers to Catholic League title and PIAA quarterfinals … Had 62 goals, 30 assists … Playing at Johns Hopkins
Kyle Long, Springfield-Delco, Jr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Central … Helped lead Cougars to District 1 AA and PIAA championships … Had 27 goals, an area-high 109 assists … Signed with Maryland.
Tommy Sopko, Conestoga, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Central … Helped lead Pioneers to share of Central League title, District 1 AAA championship and PIAA finals berth … Had 83 goals, 44 assists … Playing at Bucknell.
Joe Wolf, Allentown Central Catholic, Sr. – East Penn Conference MVP, First-Team All-EPC … Helped lead Vikings to EPC and District 11 AA championships and PIAA semifinals … Had area-high 85 goals, 67 assists and area high 152 points … Playing at Cornell.

Midfield
Jacob Buttermore, Garnet Valley, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Central … Helped lead Jaguars to share of Central League title and District 1 AAA semifinals and PIAA quarterfinals … Had 50 goals, 27 assists … Playing at Syracuse.
Danny Cassidy, Spring-Ford, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Pioneer Athletic Conference … Helped lead Rams to PAC championship and berth in PIAA tourney … Had 61 goals, 19 assists … Playing at Notre Dame.
Jeff Conner, Strath Haven, Jr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Central … Helped lead Panthers to District 1 and PIAA AA semifinals … Had 68 goals, 63 assists … Signed with Virginia.
Luke McCallion, Haverford High, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, Academic All-American, Bob Scott Award, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Central … Helped lead Fords to first PIAA (AAA) berth … Had 43 goals, 34 assists and won 70 percent of his faceoffs in dual role … Playing at Vermont.

Haverford High’s Luke McCallion (Photos by Matt Chandik)

Defensemen
George Baughan, Springfield-Montco, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, Academic All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Suburban One American, conference George Kruse Award … Had over 100 groundballs was a force on the Faceoff wing … Playing at Princeton
Bryce De Muth, Avon Grove, Jr. – First-Team All-Ches-Mont League … Helped lead Red Devils to Ches-Mont League and PIAA AAA championships and berth in District 1 finals … Committed to Yale.
Matt Rahill, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Inter-Ac League … Helped lead Blue Devils to quarterfinals of Inter-Ac Invitational … Playing at Maryland.

Springside CHA’s Matt Rahill (right)

LSMs
Conner Delaney, Episcopal Academy, Sr. – Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year, Inter-Ac League MVP, US Lacrosse All-American, Academic All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Inter-Ac League … Helped lead Churchmen to share of second place in the Inter-Ac and semifinals berth in Inter-Ac Invitational … Had 11 goals and 41 groundballs … Formerly committed to Villanova for lacrosse, is starting guard on the Johns Hopkins basketball team.
Chris Hervada, Haverford School, Sr. – First-Team All-Inter-Ac… Helped lead Fords to Inter-Ac title and berth in Inter-Ac Invitational finals … Had 4 goals, 5 assists, 83 groundballs, 28 caused turnovers … Playing at Monmouth.

Defensive Midfielder
Scooter Whiteside, Avon Grove, Jr. – First-Team All-Ches-Mont League … Helped lead Red Devils to PIAA AAA championship and Ches-Mont title and berth in District 1 finals … Had 22 goals, 24 assists … Signed with Monmouth.

Episvopal Academy’s Jake Flloyd-Jones


Face Off Specialists
Anthony Giuliani, La Salle, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Central … Helped lead Explorers to Catholic League title and PIAA quarterfinals … Won over 70 percent of faceoffs … Playing at Penn
Joel Trucksess, Haverford School, Sr. – US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Inter-Ac … Helped lead Fords to Inter-Ac League championship and Inter-Ac Invitational finals berth … Had 8 goals and won 57 percent of faceoffs … Playing at Lehigh.

Goalies

Jake Floyd-Jones, Episcopal Academy, Sr. – First-Team All-Inter-Ac League … Helped lead Churchmen to share of second-place finish in the Inter-Ac League and berth in semifinals of Inter-Ac Invitational … Playing at Lafayette.
James Spence, Springfield (Delco), Sr. – Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year, Central League MVP, US Lacrosse All-American, All-EPLCA, First-Team All-Central … Helped lead Cougars to District 1 and PIAA AA championships … Stopped 60 percent of his shots … Playing at Lehigh.


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