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Michael Ortlieb had one of his biggest games of the year on one of the biggest stages.

USA Lacrosse High School Boys' Players of the Week

May 22, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
John Strohsacker

The USA Lacrosse Players of the Week recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school boys’ lacrosse in each of the five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage. Games are considered from the previous Monday through Sunday.


Aidan Bross, Archbishop Stepanic (N.Y.)

Aidan Bross was a boss to help lead Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) in a stunning run to the CHSAA Class AA championship.

The senior midfielder, an Army commit, had two goals and two assists in a 14-8 win over Fordham Prep (N.Y.) in the semifinals and then had four goals and two helpers in a 14-9 upset victory over rival Iona Prep (N.Y.) in the title game.

“We’ve been here all season,” Bross told the Journal News. “We were hurt. We were young. But we knew all season this was the game we had to win. Coach sent out a motivational text last night and as soon as I saw it, I knew we were going to win. It basically said we’re taking the road less traveled.”

Also notable: Aidan Cotter, Pleasantville (N.Y.); Preston Evans, Belmont Hill (Mass.); Clarence Florence, Friends Academy (N.Y.); Caden Lennon, Farmingdale (N.Y.); Ben Morris, Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.); Tim Shannehan, Fairfield Prep (Conn.)

— Dylan Butler


Michael Ortlieb, Malvern Prep (Pa.)

Ortlieb had one of his biggest games of the year on one of the biggest stages. The junior attackman scored five goals as the Friars beat Haverford School (Pa.) 9-6 to claim the Victory Events National Prep Championship. Haverford had won both of the regular-season meetings with Malvern to earn the Inter-Ac League championship. Ortlieb helped ensure that Malvern won something too.

Ortlieb was one of three Malvern players with two goals and an assist in an impressive 11-6 Prep Championship semifinal win over Culver Academy (Ind.). Culver’s only other two losses this year came by one goal apiece. Ortlieb still has a year to go before he heads to Duke.

Also notable: Hudson Arrup, Towson (Md.); Jack Fish, Severna Park (Md.); Connor Gately, Lawrenceville (N.J.); Connor Hatfield, Liberty (Md.); Matt Higgins, Boys’ Latin (Md.); Jackson Maher, Bullis (Md.); Brendan Millon, McDonogh (Md.); Timmy Piacentini, Lawrenceville, N.J.; Brady Scioletti, Don Bosco (N.J.); Graham Stevens, Pingry (N.J.); Logan Tawney, Concordia Prep (Md.); Ryan Trafford, Delbarton (N.J.); Max Wickersham, La Salle (Pa.); Connor Wilbur, Archbishop Spalding (Md.); James Zingo, Archbishop Curley (Md.)

— Justin Feil

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Austin Hryn, Green Level (N.C.)

Could you imagine a more storybook ending to a high school tenure? Austin Hryn had the ball in his pocket and fired it into the net to give Green Level an overtime win in the state championship game. It was one of four goals the senior midfielder scored in the win over Lake Norman. To advance to the title game, Hryn scored a hat trick in Green Level’s semifinal win over Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.).

Also notable: Brevin Wilson, Cannon (N.C.)

— Justin Boggs


Huck Campbell, Trinity Louisville (Ky.)

Huck Campbell will never forget his final days of high school. They included a state championship, after all. Campbell was one of three Shamrocks players to deliver a hat trick in their 12-2 victory over South Oldham (Ky.) in the title game. Campbell was named the game’s MVP. It likely didn’t hurt that Campbell is no stranger to big stages. He also won a football state championship during the fall. Campbell was named a first team all-state attacker alongside teammate Charlie Horner, who also had a massive tournament for Trinity, marking his second straight season making the first team.

Also notable: Charlie Horner, Trinity Louisville (Ky.); Lachlan Moffatt, Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.); Reid Moshier, Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.); Luke Mulder, Olentangy Liberty (Ohio); Graham Stuart, New Trier (Ill.)

— Jonah Rosenblum


Matthew Mannarino, Torrey Pines (Calif.)

Senior middie Mannarino (Rutgers) found the net in the first two minutes of the championship game to kick off the Falcons’ 18-goal victory over La Costa Canyon (Calif.). He added three more goals and an assist. Mannarino ended his final season as Torrey Pines’ second-leading scorer (28 goals) behind Army-bound John Prior (39).

Also notable: Owen Corsi, Cherry Creek (Colo.); James Dakin, Sacred Heart Prep (Calif); Stu Gates, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.); Foster Huang, Torrey Pines (Calif.); Nicholas Pangborn, Arapahoe (Colo.)

— Theresa Palmquist