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Farmingdale's Brendan O'Keefe has been key to the Dalers' late-season run.

USA Lacrosse High School Boys' Players of the Week

June 5, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Farmingdale (N.Y.) Athletics

The USA Lacrosse Players of the Week recognize the most outstanding individual performances in high school boys’ lacrosse in each of the four active regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and West — outlined in our high school coverage.

The South Region has completed play so is not considered this week. Games are considered from the previous Monday through Sunday.


Brendan O’Keefe, Farmingdale (N.Y.)

Farmingdale (N.Y.) is back in the New York State Class A semifinals, and Brendan O’Keefe is again playing a starring role.

The senior attackman, a returning All-American, had two goals and two assists as the Dalers defeated Half Hollow Hills (N.Y.) in the Long Island Class A championship and followed that with one goal and seven assists in a 17-1 victory over Monroe-Woodbury (N.Y.) to advance Farmingdale to the final four for a second straight year.

The Albany commit leads the Dalers with 37 goals and 42 assists for 79 points.

“Brendan is a unique player in that he rarely tries to do too much,” Farmingdale coach Eric Dunne said. “He lets the game come to him. He makes everyone else on the offense more dangerous.”

Also notable: Tano Auriuso, Aquinas (N.Y.); Kyle Colsey, Ridgefield (Conn.); Vincenzo Giangreco, McQuaid Jesuit (N.Y.); Michael Melkonian, South Side (N.Y.); Brady Pokorny, Darien (Conn.); Daniel Picart, Pleasantville (N.Y.)

— Dylan Butler


Drew Goldt, Garnet Valley (Pa.)

Goldt wasn’t in high school the last time that Garnet Valley won a district championship. The senior attack scored his fifth goal with 2:08 left in overtime to help the third-seeded Jaguars upset top-seeded and defending champion Springfield-Delco (Pa.) 10-9 for the District 1 3A championship. It’s their first district crown since 2018.

Goldt added an assist in the win over Springfield, which had defeated Garnet Valley in the 2022 district final as well as in the regular season this year. Goldt also had the game-winner in a 7-5 win over Downingtown East in the semifinals. He will continue his career at Towson.

Also notable: Brian Box, Marple Newtown (Pa.); Alex Chambers, Marple Newtown (Pa.); Will Cory, Glen Rock (N.J.); Anthony Drago, West Essex (N.J.); Patrick Flaherty, Springfield-Delco (Pa.); James Grainger, Summit (N.J.); Andrew Gullo, New Providence (N.J.); Ryan Hoffman, Cherokee (N.J.); Drew Keaveney, Garnet Valley (Pa.); Chayston Labarre, Ocean City (N.J.); Rowyn Nurry, Salesianum (Del.); Joe Papa, Shawnee (N.J.); Drew Pfeifer, Montclair (N.J.); Cohen Renninger, Wilson (Pa.); Danny Rice, Riverside (Va.); Max Rosen, Ramsey (N.J.); Christian Schweiger, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.); Owen Smith, Radnor (Pa.); Declan Sullivan, Devon Prep (Pa.)

— Justin Feil


Augie Silver, Lake Forest (Ill.)

Scouts coach David Hone told Daily Herald reporter Stan Goff after his team’s 4-1 state title game victory over Glenbard West that “I do think we have the best defense in the state.” The anchor of that defense? Keeper Augie Silver. In Lake Forest’s 7-1 super-sectional win over Loyola Academy, Silver set the tone by shutting out the Ramblers over the first three quarters. And then Silver had 13 saves (and just one goal allowed) in the Scouts’ championship game win over the Hilltoppers.

Also notable: Jack Caine, Upper Arlington (Ohio); Mitch Gregory, Khalif Hocker, St. Xavier (Ohio); North Canton Hoover (Ohio); Ernie Otte, North Canton Hoover (Ohio); Brian Savage, Olentangy Liberty (Ohio); Jake Struck, Olentangy Liberty (Ohio)

— Jonah Rosenblum


Christian Buck, Jesuit Portland (Ore.)

Yale-bound Buck led the Crusaders in the championship game with five goals, notching his first in the opening minutes. The senior middie is now a three-time state champion and part of a special senior class that brought Jesuit Portland its first-ever state title in 2022.

Also notable: Mackie Malkiel, Jesuit Portland (Ore.); Porter Malkiel, Jesuit Portland (Ore.); Tristan Martin, Lakeridge (Ore.); Davis Reardon, Lakeridge (Ore.); Henry Ryan, Lakeridge (Ore.); Brady Smith, Jesuit Portland (Ore.)

— Theresa Palmquist