Station 300 Lowco Boys Lacrosse Spotlight: Week 1

Throughout the high school boys lacrosse season, LowcoSports.com will recognize the standouts from the previous week’s action with the Lowco Boys Lacrosse Spotlight presented by Station 300. We select offensive and defensive players of the week, highlight the team of the week, and take a look ahead to the biggest upcoming game.

Here’s this week’s installment of the Lowco Boys Lacrosse Spotlight presented by Station 300.

The Lowco Boys Lacrosse Spotlight is presented by Station 300 Bluffton

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Hudson Kramer, MRHS

After scoring just four goals in the Sharks’ first three games, Kramer emerged as a weapon on the attack last week. The senior attacker scored a program-record eight goals in a 20-0 rout of rival Bluffton, then followed it up with six goals and an assist in an 18-14 win against Hilton Head High — the Sharks’ first triumph over the Seahawks.

Honorable mention: Seth Woods, HHIHS; Rob Gadomski, MRHS; Jackson Skinner, BLHS; Luke Krieger, BHS; Max Arnot, HHIHS


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Jackson Reese, BLHS

After being peppered with 103 shots on cage in just the Bobcats’ first three games, Reese got a bit of a breather against Beaufort High, and he took advantage. Thanks to an improved defensive effort, Reese faced a reasonable 18 shots on goal and saved 12 of them, helping the Bobcats secure their first win of the season. 

Honorable mention: Corbin Wiltse, MRHS; Donnie Lunardini, BHS; Anders Kennedy, HHIHS; Rett Harrell, MRHS


TEAM OF THE WEEK

May River Sharks (4-2 overall, 3-1 Region 7-4A)

The Sharks have been building their program for five years, and Tom Dyer’s squad is starting to look like a potential powerhouse in the making. Region 7-4A received an infusion of strong competition with the addition of James Island and Lucy Beckham to the region, but May River has emerged as the top team in the southern portion of the region after an 18-14 win over Hilton Head High, and the Sharks pushed James Island to the brink in a 9-7 defeat Monday. They’ll get a rematch at The Tank later this month.


GAME OF THE WEEK

Waccamaw at May River, 4 p.m. Saturday

Yeah, it feels weird to make a non-region game our first game of the week, but this one has all the makings to be a thriller. The Warriors claimed 9-8 win in double OT in last season’s matchup — the final game before the season was shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So the Sharks have had a bad taste lingering for a year as they await the rematch. Waccamaw is the highest-ranked team on May River’s schedule (according to MaxPreps) so it’s a great measuring stick for a program trying to reach new heights.

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