SUPER TEAM

Logan Bosworth, Dartmouth, Sophomore

The Indians’ Defensive Player of the Year who was regularly assigned to the opponent’s top attackman, Bosworth earned Maritime All-Star honors after scooping up 40 ground balls. He brought a rare combination of speed, agility and physicality. “He does a great job,” coach Peter Crane said. “He has a quiet confidence in him. He’s a very quiet kid. He’s very easy to coach. He listens to anything you have to say. He takes constructive criticism. He has a little bit of everything.”

Logan Bussiere, Senior, Fairhaven

Bussiere was a South Coast Conference All-Star whose biggest impact was in the faceoff circle, where he won the ball 72 percent of the time, including cracking the 50 percent mark against both Dartmouth’s Will Cote and Old Rochester’s Pat Kiernan. A big, strong force, Bussiere was much more than a FOGO, giving the Blue Devils 17 goals and 10 assists. He’s headed to Bristol Community College in the fall. “It was a bit of a surprise just how dominant he was,” coach Nick Pilla said. “We could rely on having a great chance at getting the ball back.”

Neal Canastra, Dartmouth, Senior

A two-time Maritime League All-Star and two-time Super Teamer, Canastra was the consensus top goalie among coaches in the area after posting a career save percentage of .680. He made 240 saves on 328 shots this season for a .731 save percentage and will play at Wheaton College next season. “He’s a great kid, a great personality, a very hard worker,” coach Peter Crane said. “This is the sport he loves and works very hard for. It’s not just making saves. He communicates with the defense the whole time. He picks guys up whether good or bad things happen.”

Alex Govoni, Bishop Stang, Junior

Voted as the Team MVP after leading the Spartans to the Div. 3 South Quarterfinals, including a win over Old Rochester. The three-year starter in net finished with a school-record save percentage of .690 and earned Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star status. “He’s the best goalie in the area,” coach Chris Carrig said. “We played (Cardinal) Spellman, who plays in an elite league, and the coach shook my hand and said Alex was the best goalie they’d seen all year.”

Damien Hooper, Apponequet, Junior

The South Coast Conference All-Star claimed the Lakers’ Sportsmanship Award for the spring season while putting up 47 points (35 goals, 12 assists) as an attackman. Quick and agile around the goal, Hooper was adept at splitting double teams thanks to his quick feet and elusiveness. But he also could draw a slide and find the open cutter. “He’s definitely the type of player every coach loves to have,” coach Jeremy Nodelman said. “Very coachable. He wants to become a better player. He wants to work and develop. If I could have a kid like him every season, it would be welcome.”

Caleb Ikkela, Bishop Stang, Sophomore

The sophomore was one of three 50-point scorers for the Spartans, finishing with 38 goals and 16 assists en route to being named an Eastern Athletic Conference and Fall River Herald-News All-Scholastic. He excelled as an on-the-run dodger and finisher and earned the team’s Coaches Award. “He’s a really smart player,” coach Chris Carrig said. “He’s probably our best lacrosse player in terms of understanding the whole picture. He doesn’t take bad penalties. He can feed and facilitate, but he knows how to go top side.”

Chandler Kuehne, New Bedford, Senior

Kuehne was named a Maritime Conference All-Star for the second year in a row after earning Standard-Times All-Star status as a junior. A great natural athlete, he finished third in the area in points with 68 points, including 27 goals and 41 assists. “He was the centerpiece we relied on on both sides of the ball,” coach Mark Rossi said. “We ran the offense through him and he was a big part of the defense. He did everything. He could beat defenses one-on-one and he had decent vision drawing defenders and dumping the ball to the open player.”

Nick Rego, Old Rochester, Senior

The Bulldogs’ top defender was a two-time South Coast Conference All-Star and is now a two-time Super Teamer. An extremely athletic defender, he provided speed and stickwork to the Bulldogs’ back line. “His job was always to cover the best player on the other team,” coach Justin Shay said. “He has a great game sense and savvy for where he needs to be to cover his guy and still be a team-oriented defender. He’d run through a brick wall for you if you asked him to.” He will play at UMass Boston next year.

Riley Scales, Bishop Stang, Junior

Scales was in the conversation for Player of the Year after leading the area in points with 75, setting a new school record. His 53 goals were second to Old Rochester’s Landon Goguen (57) and he was named an Eastern Athletic Conference and Fall River Herald-News All-Star. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound attackman is a fearless dodger. “We know he’s going to test every defender that gets on him — he’ll go at them,” coach Chris Carrig said. “He’s in a small group of guys who are among the most vocal. He’s passionate. He’s a student of the game.”

Charlie Tirrell, Old Rochester, Senior

A two-time South Coast Conference All-Star and repeat Super Teamer, Tirrell finished with 53 points (27 goals, 26 assists) and received the team’s Sportsmanship Award. He was the team’s best pure dodger from up top and created a lot of scoring opportunities for his teammates, including Player of the Year Landon Goguen. “Charlie attracted a lot of attention from other teams. He always had their best defender,” coach Justin Shay said. “He’s been a joy. He’s probably the most coachable kid I’ve ever had. He’s always positive and always understands what our goals as a team are.”

 

ALL-STARS

Troy Hougasian, Old Colony, Senior

The team’s Mayflower League All-Star selection was a four-year varsity player who anchored the midfield for the Cougars. “He’s a tough competitor,” coach Bill Trimble said. “He plays well on defense and offense. He’s just a tough guy.”

Luke Hebert, Junior, Fairhaven

This South Coast Conference All-Star led the Blue Devils in goals (40) as they returned to the playoffs after a four-year absence. He added eight assists. “He turned into our most dangerous offensive weapon,” coach Nick Pilla said. “He’s got a great shot. Goalies have a hard time seeing it. His shot selection has gotten a lot better. His shot on the run improved a lot.”

Cole Jacobsen, Senior, Dartmouth

Despite playing just seven of the Indians’ 16 games due to a broken hand, last year’s Player of the Year still led the team in scoring with 20 goals. He added 12 assists for 32 points, which was second on the team behind Max Stone. “We’re a different team when Cole stepped on the field,” coach Peter Crane said. “Even the Falmouth coach told me we’re a different team when Cole is out there.”

Nate King, Old Rochester, Sophomore

His importance was never more noticeable than when he missed the Bulldogs’ playoff game, which resulted in a 13-8 loss to Bishop Stang. “He brought a maturity this year,” coach Justin Shay said. “Rather than just throwing himself in front of the ball, his technique has improved immensely. He’s become more athletic. He does a good job moving the ball up field quickly for scoring opportunities.”

Tim Manley, Bishop Stang, Sophomore

The Spartans’ faceoff guy was much more than a specialist, winning 60 percent of faceoffs while finishing with 52 points (31 goals, 21 assists). He stepped in at the X after Matt Tetrault suffered a back injury. “Tim could have been up and down the field three shifts in a row and then he’s back at the X wrestling,” said coach Chris Carrig. “He was always on the field.”

Jack Martin, Bishop Stang, Junior

An Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star, Martin finished with 46 points from the Spartans, scoring 21 goals with 25 assists. “He’s sort of the quarterback of things,” said coach Chris Carrig. “He’s out there calling everybody to get settled and get in position. He’s looking for matchups while he’s on the field playing. He has a high motor and digests every piece of the game as he’s playing. He’s an elite mind.”

Gavin Parent, New Bedford, Senior

The senior played in a few different spots, but really excelled as an attackman, scoring 25 goals with 17 assists for 42 points. “He was really good at knowing when to pass, when to center the ball and how to control the offense,” coach Mark Rossi said. “He had a good sense of the game and could move the ball around and score goals for us.”

Andrew Riggi, Old Rochester, Senior

A selection to the South Coast Conference All-Star team, who missed most of his junior year with a knee injury, he is headed to the University of South Carolina next year. “He was a great complement to Nick (Rego),” coach Justin Shay said. “He’s smart on the ball. A good straight-up defender. He was another pillar in our defense.”

Evan Souto, New Bedford, Junior

The junior finished second on the Whalers with 43 points, just ahead of Gavin Parent’s 42. Souto had 24 goals and 19 assists. “Evan is a really good athlete and someone who progressed a considerable amount in a short period of time,” coach Mark Rossi said. “He has really good speed. He can run right by people. He’s someone we’ll look forward to next season to carry the offense.”

Ian Vezina, Old Colony, Junior

The three-year starter and team Sportsmanship award winner makes all the saves he’s supposed to and throws in a couple extra each game. “He makes a few saves every game that should have gone in,” said coach Bill Trimble. “He’s a terrific kid. He’s a leader on the team. Always has a smile on his face and always is a tough competitor.”

Honorable Mention

Mike Outer, Apponequet, Sophomore; Owen Cosgrove, Apponequet, Junior; Cabot MaCuch, Apponequet, Senior; Chris Nee, Apponequet, Senior; Brian Allen, Bishop Stang, Junior; Austin Ajami, Bishop Stang, Senior; Nolan DaRosa, Bishop Stang, Sophomore; Will Cote, Dartmouth, Sophomore; Owen McKenna, Dartmouth, Junior; Max Stone, Dartmouth, Junior; Kody Pittsley, Fairhaven, Junior; Bobby Silvia, Fairhaven, Senior; Adam Finn, New Bedford, Senior; Victor Lopez, New Bedford, Junior; Shawn Souto, New Bedford, Senior; Dylan Hanson, Old Colony, Junior; Zach Ronan, Old Colony, Junior; Zach Soucy, Old Colony, Sophomore; Connor Halle, Old Colony, Sophomore; Gavin Fox, Old Rochester, Senior; Pat Kiernan, Old Rochester, Junior; Alex Lorenz, Old Rochester, Junior.