Salesianum senior attack Mike Drake, who scored two goals in the Sals’ championship-game win on June 3, has been named the 2017 state boys lacrosse player of the year. Drake will continue his athletic career at the University of Notre Dame.
He is one of six players from Catholic schools who earned first-team honors. The selections were announced June 5 by the state lacrosse coaches association.
Drake was also named a high school all-American, as were fellow first-team all-staters Patrick Udovich and Nick Salameda of Archmere.
Mike Drake, Salesianum, attack
Brett Hobbs, Salesianum, midfielder
Patrick Udovich, Archmere, defense
Jim Blaszkow, Salesianum, defense
Nick Salameda, Archmere, long-stick midfielder
Brady Emmi, Salesianum, goaltender
Taylor Witherell, Salesianum; Xavier Glavin, Archmere; Cole Bauer, Archmere; Nick Bowen, Archmere
Mitchell Moyer, Archmere; Jamie Hobbs, Salesianum; Chad Cannon, Salesianum
Patrick Drake, Salesianum; Colin Kennedy, Salesianum
Kevin Marchioni, St. Elizabeth
In girls soccer, state runner-up Padua had five players placed on the First XI, which combines Division I and Division II schools. Four Catholic schools were represented on the Division II teams.
Emilia Ryjewski, Padua
Ashlee Brentlinger, Padua
Julia Detwiler, Padua
Arryana Daniels, Padua
Katie Szczerba, Padua (goalkeeper)
Ryjewski, Brentlinger, Detwiler, Daniels, Szczerba and Anne Brush, Padua
Lindsay Machamer, Padua; Cam Scully, Padua; Brianna Niggebrugge, Padua
Leah DaCosta, Archmere
Hannah Schepers, St. Mark’s
Allie Olmstead, Ursuline
Megan Ogden, Ursuline
Julia Jogani, Archmere; Lauren Murray, Archmere; Alanna Speaks, St. Elizabeth; Ali Kochie, Ursuline
Three Catholic schools are represented on the girls’ lacrosse first team.
Brooke Schmeusser, attack, Ursuline
Kendra Schweizer, attack, St. Mark’s
Sydney Yanick, midfield, Archmere
Erin O’Doherty, midfield, Ursuline
Maggie Malloy, defense, Archmere
Cara Grzybowski, defense, Ursuline
Megan Noonan, St. Mark’s; Jane Lyons, Ursuline; Caroline Donovan, Archmere