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.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rob Gadomski, MRHS
With sophomore star Brooks van Esselstyn sidelined until recently while recovering from offseason surgery, Gadomski put the Sharks on his back for a tough non-region matchup against Waccamaw and delivered with a monster game, racking up six goals, four assists, and seven groundballs. He kept it going through two more games, finishing a 3-0 week averaging five goals, 2.3 assists, and 5.3 groundballs for the three-game span.
Honorable mention: Carlo Pulido, BLHS; Max Arnot, HHIHS; Kyle Kirkpatrick, HHIHS
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jacob Bollinger, MRHS
Long-stick midfielders don’t always put up the kind of stats that grab one’s attention, but Bollinger has proven an exception. The sophomore has been a stabilizing force in the midfield for the Sharks, scooping up ridiculous numbers of groundballs seemingly every night. He hit double-digits in that category in all three games this week — all wins — averaging 10 groundballs and three takeaways over that stretch.
Honorable mention: Corbin Wiltse, MRHS; Jackson Reese, BLHS; Amare Ford, HHIHS; Gavin Dellinger HHIHS
TEAM OF THE WEEK
May River Sharks (7-2 overall, 4-1 Region 7-4A)
The Sharks had already established themselves as the most viable challenger to region favorites Lucy Beckham and James Island, and last week’s performance did nothing to change that assessment. May River continues to seek challenges outside of region play, and the Sharks passed those tests with flying colors last week, earning hard-fought wins over Waccamaw (12-10) and Richmond Hill (14-12) along with a 16-0 drubbing of region foe Beaufort High. If May River locks down a playoff spot as expected, the Sharks will be well-prepared for the level of competition.
GAME OF THE WEEK
May River at Hilton Head High, 7 p.m. Monday
If there’s another team that can leapfrog the Sharks and contend for a playoff spot, it’s likely the Seahawks. HHIHS played May River tough in the first meeting, falling 18-14 at The Tank, and now the Seahawks get a second crack on their home field. With only a handful of games left on the schedule, it’s time for the Seahawks to make a surge if they want to work their way into the playoff picture, but the Sharks will have other ideas as they look to remain in position to make a run at a top-two finish in Region 7-4A and boost their resume in the complex SCHSL playoff seeding system.
(Offensive POW, Defensive POW, Team of the Week)
Week 1: Hudson Kramer, MRHS; Jackson Reese, BLHS; May River
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