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Top performers in Nassau boys lacrosse
Here’s the weekly installment of top five Nassau boys lacrosse performers for the period of March 26-April 1. The list takes into account offense and defense, including the context of the game. For example, a game-winning goal in a game featuring two top-tier teams may weigh more than a five-goal game in a lopsided victory.
1. Alex Concannon
With the two Nassau powerhouses tied at 8 with seven seconds left in the game, Alex Concannon scored off an assist from Andrew Keith to give Syosset (2-2) a non-league win over Manhasset last Saturday. The sophomore attack finished with two goals and one assist after scoring a pair of goals earlier in the week in a win against South Side.
“To beat a program like Manhasset is a phenomenal achievement,” Syosset coach John Calabria told reporters after the game.
“It feels great but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates,” Concannon told reporters during a postgame interview. “We wanted the win, and we did it.”
2. Peter Militano
Sophomore attack Peter Militano had nine goals to lead Sewanhaka over Hempstead on March 27. He finished the week with 12 goals, including a hat trick in a win against Tappan Zee. "He's a true finisher and he's a guy who benefits from his teammates," coach Peter Burgess said. "He's a great scorer. He had about 50 goals last season. We asked him to be a captain this year since he's been on varsity since eighth grade. He's been doing things out of his comfort zone well like distributing and dodging."
3. JT Forkin
When Long Beach’s JT Forkin scored seven goals and added two assists in a game against Baldwin last month, his head coach wasn’t the least bit surprised. “He’ll do it again soon, maybe even the next game,” said Long Beach coach James Kaspar. “He’s really that good. He’s going to have an excellent career at Syracuse.” If he keeps playing at this level, there’s little doubt he won’t. In a win over Hicksville, Forkin factored in on nearly half of Long Beach’s 15 goals with four of his own and three assists.
4. Tommy Zenker
Chaminade’s senior attack Tommy Zenker has made a habit of having hat tricks so far this season. He scored three times in a game against Fordham Prep on March 27 and his three goals against West Islip last Saturday altered momentum with every overhand left-handed make. “We spend a lot of time on shot selection and we are generating good offense. Tommy is having really good games and he’s really finishing his shots,” said Chaminade coach Jack Moran.
5. Ryan McCarthy
Described by teammates as the team’s sparkplug, Ryan McCarthy provided another lift for Oceanside on March 27. The senior attackman scored five goals in the 12-8 non-league win over Kellenberg.