Globe West High School Lacrosse

Wellesley showcases a hotshot

July 14, 2011

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Connor Darcey, goalie of Wellesley High’s lacrosse squad as a junior this spring, fended off the idea that he’d consider switching to a field player position after last weekend’s Warrior 40 lacrosse showcase at Harvard Stadium.

But Darcey flung a 92-mile-per-hour shot during the skills competition on Friday, just 7 miles per hour slower than the winner, Timothy Stackpole, from Long Island, N.Y.

“I have not thought about a position change,’’ said the Penn State-bound Darcey, who scored a goal for Wellesley in an 8-5 win over Medfield back in April.

“I’ve never actually clocked my shot - I always just mess around with my brothers in the front yard.’’

Darcey’s prowess with the stick was not the only talent on display at Harvard: He was one of 40 of the nation’s top returning high school players.

He started in net for the Orange squad, leading them to a 13-12 victory in a casual all-star game on Saturday.

“I didn’t think it would be that fun going into it, but it actually turned out to be really exciting,’’ said Darcey.

Other area players taking part in the showcase included Wellesley High teammate Oliver Saffery and Joe Kruy of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High.

The event concluded Darcey’s lacrosse-playing for a while, though; he has been living in his family’s summer house on Lake Michigan, spending time as a camp counselor.