BOYS LACROSSE PRESEASON TOP 10
2. Rumson-Fair Haven
5. Red Bank Catholic
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9. St. John Vianney
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BOYS LACROSSE FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
Dylan Jinks, Southern, (Sr. A): Jinks led the state in scoring with 93 goals and 43 assists in 2014 as the Rams scored in double figures in 17 of their 23 games last season. He’s a four-year varsity starter, a two-time Class A South player of the year and a two-time US Lacrosse All-American. He’s signed to play lacrosse at the University of Hartford.
Mike Adragna, Southern, (Sr. D): The 6-foot-4 defender is a four-year varsity starter and helped the Rams go 20-3 in 2014 with a defense that allowed only three teams to score in double figures last year. Adragna is a Fairleigh Dickinson University signee.
Justin Ruiz, Holmdel, (Sr. G): In his first year as a starter, Ruiz established himself as the top goalie in the Shore Conference last season with his 257 saves, .719 save percentage and his four 20-plus save games in 2014. He’s signed to play lacrosse for Florida Institute of Technology.
Cooper Cuje, Rumson-Fair Haven, (Sr. D): Cuje was a third-team All-Shore selection in 2014 as a key member of the Bulldogs defense that only gave up double-digits in goals in three of the team’s 21 games last season. Cuje had 11 caused turnovers and 24 ground balls in 2014. He is signed to play lacrosse at University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Robert Garavente, Rumson-Fair Haven, (Jr. A): Garavente was a third-team All-Shore selection in 2014 as an important part of the Bulldogs offense that scored in double-figures in 10 of the team’s 21 games last season. Garavente had 27 goals, 17 assists and 32 ground balls in 2014. He has given a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Lafayette College.
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BOYS LACROSSE FIVE GAMES TO WATCH
Southern at Rumson-Fair Haven, April 4: A regular season rematch of last year’s Shore Conference Tournament Final is what every lacrosse fan at the Shore Conference wants to see. This is an early season indicator of which team is the best in the Shore Conference right now.
CBA at Manasquan, April 9: The Shore Conference’s two oldest boys lacrosse programs square off in this nondivisional game early in the season. The Colts only lost one game to a Shore Conference team in 2014.
CBA at Rumson-Fair Haven, April 13: The annual showdown between the two teams with the most Shore Conference Tournament titles continues this season. Both teams are contenders for this year’s SCT title, so this game will see which team is ready to hoist the trophy.
Red Bank Catholic at Red Bank, April 17: Last year’s game was an epic, 12-11, victory for Red Bank Catholic. Will this year’s showdown be that exciting? Only time will tell.
Red Bank at Rumson-Fair Haven, May 1: The Bucs and the Bulldogs didn’t play each other in 2014 and last met in 2013 when Rumson-Fair Haven won 15-3. The result, no matter which team wins the game, should be closer this time.
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