Area standouts lead teams to NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament


In this March 2012 photo, Bullis All-Met Nick Fields squares off against Gonzaga’s Connor Reed. They’re now teammates at Johns Hopkins. (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

After Air Force and Bryant won the two play-in games Wednesday, the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament begins in earnest Saturday, and the rosters of the 16 teams vying for the title are loaded with former D.C. area stars. Only Albany and Bryant have no one from the area.

Here’s a list of area players remaining in the NCAA tournament and many of their accomplishments from high school and college:

MARYLAND (Saturday vs. Cornell, 5)

Nick Manis, Severn School

Team captain and MVP as a senior in 2012.

Isaiah Davis-Allen, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes

Helped Saints to 2013 IAC title as an honorable mention All-Met pick.

Bobby Gribbin, Georgetown Prep

2011 All-Met Player of the Year.

Kellen Miller, Landon

First team All-Met selection for the Bears.

Ben Chisholm, South River

Two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American for the Maryland 4A/3A state champs.

Brian Cooper, Spalding

Brian Cooper (Spalding) defends Notre Dame's Trevor Bosco in an ACC game this season. (Joe Raymond/Associated Press) Brian Cooper (Spalding) defends Notre Dame’s Trevor Bosco in an ACC game this season. (Joe Raymond/Associated Press)

Second-team All-Met pick and 2010 Under Armour, U.S. lacrosse All-American.

CORNELL

John Hogan, St. Mary’s-Annapolis

An All-MIAA and All-Met pick for St. Mary’s as a senior.

Joe Paoletta, Landon

Two-time All-IAC pick captained the Bears as a senior.

William Joyce, Landon

Team MVP for the Bears as a senior.

Marshall Peters, Landon

First team All-Met pick as a senior in 2013.

LOYOLA (vs. Albany, Saturday, noon)

Ramar Dennis, St. Mary’s Ryken

2013 WCAC Player of the Year.

Pat Frazier, Georgetown Prep

Played in all 16 games for the Greyhounds this season.

Sam Beazell, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes

Three-time All-VISAA selection as a goalkeeper.

Derek Zook, Loudoun Valley

Helped Vikings to berth in Virginia state title game in 2010.

Pat McEnerney, Good Counsel

First-team All-Met goalkeeper as a senior.

Thomas Robinson, Langley

Helped Saxons to Virginia state titles in 2009 and 2010, including the win over teammate Zook in 2010 title game.

Jason Crane, Chesapeake

U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a senior in 2012.

NOTRE DAME (vs. Harvard, Saturday, 2:30)

Matthew Collins, Georgetown Prep

Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and three-year letterman in football for the Little Hoyas.

Logan Connolly, St. Mary’s- Annapolis

Scored 135 points on 62 goals and 73 assists in his career.

Pat Cotter, Georgetown Prep

Under Armour and U.S. Lacrosse All-American for the Little Hoyas.

Jim Marlatt, River Hill

2014 Notre Dame captain was an Under Armour All-American at River Hill.

Henry Williams, Georgetown Prep

Captained the Little Hoyas during his senior year in 2011.

HARVARD

Ryan Norton, Georgetown Prep

An All-IAC first-teamer as a senior, he led Georgetown Prep to two IAC titles.

DENVER (vs. North Carolina, Saturday, 7:30)

Harrison Archer, Landon

Played three years of varsity football and lacrosse for the Bears.

Chris Hampton, Georgetown Prep

Under Armour All-American for the Little Hoyas.

Nick Perfido, Georgetown Prep

Four-year honor roll member from 2007-2010 for the Little Hoyas.

Michael Pirone, Georgetown Prep

Captained the Little Hoyas as a senior in 2010.

Max Planning, Gonzaga

First team all-WCAC selection and second team all-Met selection as a senior in 2013.

NORTH CAROLINA

Brett Bedard, Severn School

Scored 155 career points (109 goals, 46 assists) and 30 or more goals in each of his last three years with the Admirals.

Mark McNeill, St. Mary’s-Annapolis

An Under Armour All-American and one of UNC’s most highly touted recruits in 2010.

Brent Armstrong, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes

Scored 161 points on 98 goals and 63 assists in his career for the Saints.

Connor Hunt, Severna Park

The 2010 All-Met Player of the Year for the Falcons.

VIRGINIA (vs. Johns Hopkins, Sunday, 1)

Pat Harbeson, DeMatha

Scored 163 career points for the Stags.

Albert Kammler, St. Alban’s

Bulldogs lacrosse standout was also an honorable mention All-Met in football.

Pat Glading, Georgetown Prep

One of three Glading brothers to play for Virginia, all three of whom won NCAA titles with the Cavaliers.

Michael Rhoads, Landon

Won 2012 IAC title with the Bears.

JOHNS HOPKINS

Liam Giblin, Georgetown Prep

Finished career fifth in scoring in school history with 63 goals, 110 assists.

Connor Reed, Gonzaga

2012 All-Met Player of the year for a 14-goal, 33-assist senior season.

Greg Edmonds, Centennial

Helped Eagles to a berth in the 2009 Maryland 3A/2A state title game.

John Kelly, Bullis

An Under Armour All-American for the Bulldogs.

Nick Fields, Bullis

Under Armour, U.S. Lacrosse All-American.

DUKE (vs. Air Force, Sunday, 5:15)

Alex Prezioso, The Potomac School

Scored 32 goals and tallied 12 assists as a senior for the Panthers.

Jack Rowe, Madison

Won 75 percent of his faceoffs as a junior for the Warhawks, and 80 percent as a senior.

Ethan Powley, Paul VI

A 2013 Under Armour All-American for the Panthers.

AIR FORCE

Taylor Hanley, Gonzaga

Played in every game for Air Force in his first three seasons.

Chris Carr, South River

Helped Seahawks to 2013 Maryland 4A/3A state title.

PENN (vs. Drexel, Sunday, 3)

Will Davy, Episcopal

Helped Episcopal to VISAA state title in 2011.

Will Laco, Landon

Three-year letterman, four-year honor roll student at Landon.

Peter Laco, Landon

Will’s younger brother was the captain of the football and lacrosse teams at Landon.

Garrett Fellows, Landon

Helped Bears to the IAC title as a junior.

Alex Blonsky, Georgetown Prep

First team all-state selection in Arizona before transferring to Prep after two seasons, helped Little Hoyas to two IAC titles.

DREXEL

Ryan Belka, DeMatha

The CAA’s rookie of the year in 2012 scored 100 career goals for the Stags.

Paul Harrison, DeMatha

Won two WCAC titles with DeMatha.

Hank Brown, Landon

An All-IAC selection for the Bears in 2012.

SYRACUSE (vs. Bryant, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.)

Dylan Maltz, Stone Bridge

Dylan Maltz, left, tries to work his way around Troy Scharfen in a 2010 game for Stone Bridge. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Dylan Maltz, left, tries to work his way around Langley’s Troy Scharfen in a 2010 game for Stone Bridge. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Broke brother Derek’s scoring records at Stone Bridge, finishing with 320 career points on 190 goals and 130 assists.

Derek Maltz, Stone Bridge

Scored 255 career points for Stone Bridge, the school record at the time of his graduation.

Chris Daddio, Loudoun Valley

2010 U.S. Lacrosse All-American won 88 percent of faceoffs for the Vikings as a senior.

Jimmy Wyrick, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes

VISAA first team All-State selection in 2013.

Dominic Lamolinara, St. Mary’s-Annapolis

First-team All-Met goalkeeper in 2010.

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