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Top teams and players in boys lacrosse west of Boston

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Boys’ players to watch

Zach Ambrosino , Dover-Sherborn: The Raiders graduated talented two-way midfielder Billy Polk, but Ambrosino, a junior, proved last year that he’s capable of shutting down some of the area’s best attackmen.

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Evan Boynton, Nick Brozowski , Concord-Carlisle: Brozowski, a junior longstick midfielder committed to Maryland, and Boynton, a senior defenseman, will play a big part in preventing opposing scoring chances, following the graduation of All-America goalie Doug Gouchoe.

James Goguen , Acton-Boxborough Regional: The junior long-stick can cause havoc through the midfield on behalf of an inexperienced but speedy Colonial squad.

Henry Guild , Lincoln-Sudbury Regional: The senior midfielder, committed to Yale, will lead the potent Warriors’ offense with his sharp aim around the net.

Robert Trieber , Medfield: The junior goalie split time last year but displayed consistent ball-stopping abilities throughout the season.

Mastrodonato’s
Top 10 boys’ teams

(Last season’s record)

1. Needham (16-6)

2. Lincoln-Sudbury (16-6)

3. Concord-Carlisle (22-0)

4. Wellesley (20-4)

5. Dover-Sherborn (19-4)

6. Medfield (16-4)

7. Algonquin Regional (22-2)

8. Acton-Boxborough (16-4)

9. Franklin (16-5)

10. Framingham (12-6)

Quote of the week

Concord-Carlisle coach Tom Dalicandro: “We’ve spent as many days shoveling as we have practicing. It’s been a slow start, but everybody is in the same boat.”

Jason Mastrodonato

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