Gazette Preps 2018 Boys' Lacrosse All-Stars

 

FIRST TEAM

ATTACK

Jack Egan, sr., Cheyenne Mountain — Egan led the 4A state champions with 67 points, 32 goals and 35 assists. Egan stepped up as a major offensive threat in the postseason, racking up nine goals and 11 assists through four playoff games. He also had 24 ground balls and a .604 shooting percentage.

Garrett Ziegler, sr., Lewis-Palmer —  Ziegler was ranked No. 6 in Class 5A with 43 goals, and led the Rangers with 72 points thanks to 29 helpers. He scored at least one goal in all but one game he played this season, and had at least one goal and one assist in 11 games. He averaged five points and scored four or more goals five times.

Mark Garrett, jr., Air Academy — Garrett led the Kadets with 37 goals and 13 assists to round out his junior season with 50 points. He had 10 more goals and nine more assists than the second-leading Air Academy scorer. He had multiple goals in 10 of 14 games played, and racked up five goals and four assists against Lutheran in his best game of the year.

MIDFIELD

Josh James, sr., Palmer — James led the Terrors with 43 goals and eight assists and had a solid .413 shooting percentage. He scored in all but one game this season, and racked up multiple goals in 11 of 14 games played. He played a huge role in a 16-12 win over Ponderosa, netting a career-high eight goals. Through 53 games in a Palmer uniform he scored 131 goals with a .639 shooting percentage.

James LaCerte, so., Cheyenne Mountain — Although only a sophomore, LaCerte made his presence known with a mass improvement from his first varsity season. He scored 28 goals and eight assists for the Indians and also had 39 ground balls, tied for second on the team. His sophomore season featured an 18-goal improvement from last year.

August Johnson, sr., Cheyenne Mountain — Due to an injury, Johnson was limited to just seven games in 2018, but despite being limited, Johnson’s success on the field is hard to ignore. Through seven games Johnson had 14 goals and five assists, including two goals in the state championship game - his first game back in over a month. In 58 games in an Indians uniform, Johnson had 150 goals and 72 assists.

Harrison Huthoefer, jr., Air Academy — Huthoefer ranked second on the team with 27 goals and four assists and had 24 ground balls. The junior had a career-high five goals against Fountain Valley/CSS and had seven more multi-goal games. He scored in 12 of 15 games played and averaged 1.6 ground balls.

Wiley Burkett, jr., Cheyenne Mountain — Burkett finished third on the team with 46 points, 29 goals and 17 assists. Burkett scored at least one point in all but one game this season, and had eight multi-goal games. He earned the team’s top shooting percentage with a .690 and had 27 ground balls.

LONG-STICK MIDDIE

Tucker Rinaldo, sr., Lewis-Palmer — With 57 ground balls and 14 forced turnovers Rinaldo led the Rangers on the defensive end. He was ranked in the top 22 defenders in Class 5A averaging 4.1 ground balls per game. Rinaldo was a huge asset in a one-point win over Cherokee Trail with nine ground balls and two takeaways to cap off the regular season with a bang.

DEFENSE

Kevin Eells, sr., Lewis-Palmer — Eells was a consistent defensive threat for the Rangers racking up 46 ground balls and 25 takeaways. His best game of the year came against Highlands Ranch when he grabbed six ground balls and had five takeaways. He also had five ground balls in three other games throughout the year and averaged two takeaways.

Jareth Morey, sr., Palmer — Morey led the team in ground balls with 45, but was also an offensive threat netting five goals and six assists. He also had two interceptions and two forced turnovers and won 12 faceoffs. He netted his only career hat trick during a 13-8 win over Jefferson Academy in the last game of the regular season.

Zach Reddish, sr., Cheyenne Mountain — Reddish led the Indian defense with 39 ground balls and 31 takeaways. Through the playoffs, Reddish had four ground balls and two takeaways against Aspen in the 4A semifinal. He also had three takeaways in a double-overtime game against Valor Christian. 

GOALIE

Liam Hybl, so., Cheyenne Mountain — Hybl racked up 700 minutes in the cage in his first varsity season, ranking among the top five in the state in save percentage (.652) and No. 7 in goals-against average with 5.5. With his efforts Cheyenne Mountain averaged just 5.7 goals allowed, all the while scoring 12 per game. He was 9-3 with one shutout and 150 saves on the season.

SECOND TEAM

ATTACK

Andrew Manney, sr., Lewis-Palmer

Jack Paul, sr., Cheyenne Mountain

Cade Ziegler, so., Lewis-Palmer

MIDFIELD

Nate Bjurnstrom, sr., Lewis-Palmer

Jacob Hughes, sr., Lewis-Palmer

Peter Steigerwald, jr., Air Academy

Shane Sullivan, sr., Pine Creek

Leo Zook, so., Palmer

LONG-STICK MIDDIE

Zane Reynolds, sr., Fountain Valley/CSS

DEFENSE

Ryan Eells, so., Lewis-Palmer

Landon Baker, jr., Air Academy

Hunter Pierce, sr., Cheyenne Mountain

GOALIE

Austin Hamilton, fr., Fountain Valley/CSS

HONORABLE MENTION

Air Academy - AJ Colt, sr., Jonathan Flat, sr., Blake Higgins, jr., Chase Larwin, sr., Noah Thornally, jr., JD Walton, sr.

Cheyenne Mountain - Austin Cook, sr., Ike Eastburn, jr., Griffin Meyer, fr., Mark Reynolds, sr., Cole Mika, jr., Deano Johnson, jr.

Fountain Valley - Will Haynes, sr., Chance Maccagnan, fr., Connor Olson, sr.

Lewis-Palmer - Paxton Crowell, so.

Palmer - Kyle Sanchez, sr., Jake Seibert, fr., Weston Sullivan, so.

Pine Creek - Blake Raphael, so., Patrick Rego, sr., Jarod Ravetti, sr.

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