The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Lacrosse second team was selected by Casey Vock of 3d Rising.
Grant Ament, Haverford School, (Haverford, Pa.)
College: Penn State
Ament had a monstrous senior season as the Haverford School was able to complete an undefeated run to 26-0 and in the process hold the Super 25 No. 1 spot since taking it over early in the season. Quarterbacking the attack and doing a great deal of the distribution, Ament was consistently productive for the Fords and racked up a school record 116 points on 37 goals and 82 assists.
Chris Donovan, Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)
Donovan led the way for the Hun School as the Raiders seemingly came out of nowhere this year with a big win over the IMG Academy (Fla.) and then took the New Jersey Private School A championship. Donovan drew high praise from coaches of the highly-ranked opposing teams throughout the season for his outstanding playmaking abilities – he put up two goals and four assists against Haverford, Hun’s only loss on the year. Donovan finished the year with a balanced 56 goals and 49 assists.
Timmy Monahan, Gonzaga College High (Washington, D.C.)
Monahan led the Purple Eagles to their sixth consecutive WCAC championship, along the way tallying 64 goals and 22 assists. He closed out his career with a five-goal performance against Paul IV (Va.) in the WCAC championship game on the campus of the University of Maryland-College Park, where he will play college lacrosse. Monahan’s shooting abilities were among the best in all of scholastic lacrosse this season as he lit up the Washington D.C. area to end a four-year career on varsity with 214 points.
Curtis Zappala, Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, Pa.)
Playing a daunting schedule, Zappalla managed to total 44 goals and 39 assists to lead the Churchmen to a 14-7 record. Facing some of the nation’s best teams on a weekly basis, the future Maryland Terrapin was up to the task as one of the Philadelphia area’s most consistent players. Zappala amassed 243 points in his career at Episcopal Academy and was a three-time All-Delco selection.
Dox Aitken, Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.)
It was challenging for seniors on the Haverford School roster to stand out this season, let alone any of the juniors. Yet Aitken – a 6-foot 2-inch multi-sport athlete considered among the best in his class – looked like a seasoned veteran as the Fords’ top junior midfielder. Using his size and speed to his advantage, Aitken turned in several clutch performances as Haverford managed to get by high-caliber teams week after week to keep the undefeated season alive. Aitken finished the year with 46 goals and 6 assists to go with 56 groundballs. He will return next year as one of the nation’s most highly regarded players.
Ryan Conrad, Loyola Blakefield (Towson, Md.)
Conrad, one of the earliest players in his class to commit to a college to play lacrosse, made Loyola Blakefield a threat all season in the MIAA A conference. There was no midfielder who drew more attention from the opposition than Conrad, but not only on the offensive end of the field. Some of Conrad’s biggest contributions came in midfield and off the wing during face-off, where he’s able to beat people to the ball and create transition. Also a star soccer player, Conrad registered 33 goals and 21 assists to close out his career with 188 points.
Jamie Trimboli, Victor (N.Y.)
A smooth and gifted dodger from the midfield, Trimboli blew up this season for 59 goals and 23 assists, good for a team-leading 82 points. His production helped the Blue Devils thrust the Victor program into the national spotlight with a 22-0 undefeated run to the New York State Class B championship. In Victor’s 17-8 win over Manhasset in the championship, Trimboli scored three times and assisted on four goals as he showed he’s as dangerous a passer as he is a shooter.
Jake McCulloch, Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.)
McCulloch had a huge season for the Patriots, which like for his teammate Dan Bucaro, ended in a heart-breaking loss in the Suffolk County championship. McCulloch racked up 54 goals and 23 assists to help the Patriots to a 17-3 record. He runs attack as well, but he makes plays anywhere he’s put on the field. He picked up 35 groundballs this season. In his final game, the double-overtime loss to Smithtown East in the county final, McCulloch scored four goals and assisted on two more tallies.
Gerard Arceri, Smithtown East (St. James, N.Y.)
College: Penn State
Arceri emerged as the top face-off specialist on Long Island this season, helping Smithtown East to an 18-2 record and the Suffolk County Class A championship. Arceri won more than 85 percent of the draws he took, controlling most of those to come up with the groundball himself. His success at the face-off X allowed the Bulls offense to hum along this season, scoring 16.6 goals per game.
Ryan McNulty, Bishop Shanahan (Downingtown, Pa.)
McNulty helped Bishop Shanahan to an 18-3 record this season, roaming the middle of the field with his big frame and long reach. He was a groundball machine and some coaches in the area considered McNulty the top player in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Eagles allowed only 4.6 goals per game this season, and McNulty was instrumental in that defensive effort.
Tyson Bomberry, Avon Old Farms (Conn.)
Bomberry was a defensive sparkplug for the Winged Beavers as they won both the Founders League and Western New England Conference titles. The multi-sport athlete, who hails from the Six Nations reserve in Ontario, is active with his stick and plays physical on-ball defense. Beyond his skills, Bomberry – who can also run long-stick midfield – hustled to make plays throughout the season as Avon was tied for the second best overall defense in New England in allowing only 6.9 goals per game.
Dylan Johnson, Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.)
Johnson was a bruising, physical defenseman for an outstanding Cherry Creek squad this season. Johnson and the Bruins almost went undefeated, instead settling for the Colorado 5A state championship and an 18-1 record. Johnson was fast to create turnovers with his menacing play this year. His 51 groundballs often led to transition; he totaled an impressive 10 goals and 21 assists with the long pole this season. Johnson helped Cherry Creek allow just 5.2 goals per game on the way to the title.
Jack Rowlett, Robinson (Fairfax, Va.)
College: North Carolina
Rowlett followed up an outstanding junior campaign by guiding Robinson to an unforgettable season that culminated in a thrilling 10-9 double-overtime Virginia 6A championship win over Chantilly. Rowlett, an excellent athlete with strong stick skills, was always tasked with tracking the opponents’ best offensive threat, and he delivered as the Rams held all but two opponents to fewer than 10 goals. Rowlett throws effective checks that helped him rack up caused turnovers. He showed how selfless and dynamic he is when he moved to long-stick midfield down the stretch, ultimately helping the team capture the state title for the second consecutive season.
Cade Van Raaphorst, Desert Vista (Phoenix)
A hulking athlete of a defender, Van Raaphorst helped guide Desert Vista to its second consecutive Arizona Division I state championship and a near-perfect 17-1 record. Van Raaphorst was an impossible matchup for high school attackmen in Arizona this season as he helped keep all but one of the Thunder’s opponents to fewer than 10 goals. He was the unquestioned leader of a defense that allowed only 4.7 goals per game this season.
Tate Boyce, McCallie School (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Boyce guided the McCallie School to a 19-2 season and the Tennessee Scholastic Lacrosse Association championship, where he made 15 saves in a 13-11 win over the Memphis University School. Boyce showcases incredible reflexes, sees the ball from the release to his stick and keeps rebounds to a minimum. His season was highlighted by a 22-save performance against Super 25 No. 2 Landon. He denied 64 percent of the shots he faced and allowed only five goals per game. He made 15 or more saves in six games this year. Boyce finishes his career as a three-time team Defensive MVP.