Newsday's Bob Herzog picks 25 Long Island boys lacrosse players to watch in 2017. Players are listed in alphabetical order.

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James Avanzato, Sachem North, A, Sr.: Scored 63 goals with 27 assists. Will attend Maryland.

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Matt Benus, Syosset, M, Sr.: Scored 32 goals with 16 assists. Will attend Loyola.

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Bobby Burns, Smithtown East, M, Sr.: Two-way middie scored 35 points. Will attend Penn State.

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Matt Chmil, Chaminade, M, Sr.: Injuries limited him to 18 points (12 goals). Will attend Duke.

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Ben Cirella, Manhasset, D, Sr.: Long-stick midfielder covers the field. Will attend Michigan.

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Connor DeSimone, Smithtown East, A, Sr.: Scored 39 goals with 39 assists. Will attend Johns Hopkins.

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Ryan Erler, Smithtown West, G, Sr.: One of the top goalies in Suffolk. Will attend Stony Brook.

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Chris Gray, Shoreham-Wading River, A, Sr.: Led Long Island with 79 goals and 101 points. Will attend Boston University.

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Griffin Hawthorne, Massapequa, D, Jr.: Established himself as a defensive leader as a sophomore.

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Jack Keogh, Manhasset, A, Sr.: Johns Hopkins-bound playmaker had 53 assists plus 25 goals.

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Ian Laviano, Cold Spring Harbor, A, Sr.: Scored 38 goals with 44 assists. Will attend Virginia.

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Matt Licciardi, Cold Spring Harbor, FO/M, Sr.: Faceoff whiz scored 20 goals with 33 assists. Will attend Cornell.

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Thomas Lingner, St. Anthony's, G, Sr.: Came up big in three-game sweep of Chaminade last season. Will attend UMBC.

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Andrew McKenna, Ward Melville, D, Sr.: Elite defender with lock-down skills. Will attend Navy.

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Terrence Mooney, St. Anthony's, M, Sr.: Will have more prominent role with most top scorers gone. Will attend Penn.

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Cam Mulé, Half Hollow Hills West, A. Sr.: Scored 30 goals with 36 assists. Will attend Duke.

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Eddie Munoz, Ward Melville, M, Sr.: Scored 26 goals with 11 assists. Will attend Stony Brook.

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Brendan Nichtern, Massapequa, M/A, Sr.: Scored 17 goals with 25 assists. Will attend Army.

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Danny Ochs, Syosset, D, Jr.: Scooped 36 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers.

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Brennan O'Neill, St. Anthony's, A, Fr.: Bay Shore transfer scored 98 points (60 goals) as an eighth-grader on varsity.

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Dominic Pryor, Ward Melville, M, Sr.: Scored 35 goals with 15 assists. Will attend Hofstra.

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Regan Quinn, Chaminade, A, Sr.: Scored 30 goals with 20 assists. Will attend Virginia.

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Kevin Snyder, Commack, FO/M, Sr.: Won 74 percent of faceoffs; scored 31 goals. Will attend Maryland.

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Taylor Strough, Cold Spring Harbor, M, Sr.: Sniper scored 52 goals with just 10 assists. Will attend Fairfield.

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George Wichelns, Connetquot, A, Jr.: Impressive as a sophomore with 39 goals and 25 assists.