ANNUAL MEETING 5/21/22 IN LAFAYETTE

The League will conduct its annual meeting next weekend in Lafayette. All head coaches and VMRs. are encouraged to attend. The League has invites out to select partners to chat about operations from the past season and how we can all plan for the 2023 League Year.

Agenda topics include post season honors, plans for next year, and executive board elections.

CATHOLIC WINS FIRST EVER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Redemption! After a loss in last years title game and three straight Final Four appearances, Catholic High School finally won their first ever LHSLL title Sunday evening taking down last year's champions Jesuit 8-2.

Led by Head Coach Geroge Hopkins, the Bears were a force to be reckoned with from the onset of the season winning their first game 19-0 and suffering a single League defeat to a tough Byrd team in overtime.

By the end of the regular season, Catholic was battle tested and ready for the playoffs. They entered as the #1 seed on the backs of a dominant defense giving up just 4 goals a game on average in League play. That defense kicked it up a notch giving up less than 3 goals per game in the postseason.

In the title game, they were anchored by Offensive MVP Grant Schliewe and Defensive MVP Tommy Blanchard.

Catholic proved that goliath can be slayed and are a blueprint for all other teams as they grow. Congrats Coach Hopkins and the rest of the Catholic Bears! Enjoy your title and come ready to defend in 2023.

JESUIT CLAIMS DIVISION 2 TITLE

Jesuit Claims Division 2 Championship

After a tough year long schedule, Jesuit's Division 2 team came out on top for the second ever Division 2 championship. Lead by Head Coach Trey Reinhardt, the Blue Jays jumped out to an early lead over Holy Cross in the Championship game and never looked back. Winning their first Division 2 tite with a final score of 7-3, they were paced by Offensive MVP Attackman Adam Dalton and Defensive MVP Goalie Ben Brockhoff.

Congrats Jesuit on an amazing season! It was awesome to watch you on your quest to glory.

ROAD TO THE DIVISION 1 FINAL FOUR

Division 1 Final Four is Upon Us

A competitive season and excellent weekend of quarterfinal playoffs leave us with just four teams left competing for this year's championship. Information about the 2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl Final Four Championships is below.

Catholic High

The Bears enter Championship weekend with a nearly flawless season. One hiccup against CE Byrd is the only blemish on an otherwise stellar record. Regular season wins over all teams left standing in the postseason, Catholic enters as the favorite to win their first ever LHSLL Championship.

Jesuit

The defending champions Jesuit Blue Jays have been slowly and steadily getting better all season. The road to defend their title starts with a rematch against a feisty St. Thomas More team looking to avenge an earlier season loss

St. Thomas More

St Thomas More enters the Final Four with just two losses on the season, losses to the aforementioned Bears and Blue Jays. The Cougars might have over achieved this season by simply getting here, but they are feisty team no one wants to play this late in the year.

Isidore Newman

The Newman Greenies make their first trip to the Final Four this year, but it is no fluke. They have been building towards this moment for years. A senior heavy team, the next step on their title quest is overcoming an early season 1 goal defeat to Catholic.

How to watch: On Friday, April 29 Catholic and Newman will faceoff in the first semi-final matchup at 5:00 PM. Immediately following that game Jesuit and St. Thomas More will play in the second semi-final matchup at 8:00 PM

All games will take place at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metarie, LA. If you cannot make it live, follow along with all the action on vsnlouisiana.com

Division 2 Final Four is Set!

After a long season, we finally have the bracket set for the 2022 Division 2 Final Four. This year's format saw teams broken up into two pods, with the top two seeds from each advancing to the postseason. The teams who will compete this weekend are:

Archbishop Shaw
Holy Cross
Jesuit D2
St. Thomas More D2

On Saturday, April 30 Jesuit will host Archbishop Shaw in the first semi-final matchup at 1:00 PM. At 4:00 PM, Holy Cross will meet up with St Thomas More in the second semi-final. The winners of both of these matchups will meet Sunday at 12:30 for their chance at a Division 2 Championship.

All games will take place at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metarie, LA. If you cannot make it live, follow along with all the action on vsnlouisiana.com

Catholic on Top of Final Power Rankings

Last night, the LHSLL regular season came to a close. After all the games were tallied up, we have our final Power Rankings for the season, and with them our playoff picture is complete.

Ranked #1 is Catholic High out of Baton Rouge. They finish the season with a single loss and have been at the top of the rankings for weeks. Slotting in right behind them is Jesuit, who moved up the rankings after a big win against St. Thomas More earlier this week. The aforementioned Cougars come in ranked #3, and rounding out the top 4 is Byrd, who moved up to that spot after a big win over rival Captain Shreve last night.

Joining them in the post season will be Newman, St. Paul's, Captain Shreve, and Brother Martin. Falling just shy of a playoff birth are Loyola, Caddo Magnet, and Renegades.

The post season kicks off next Saturday, April 23 in Lafayette for the Super 8 Quarterfinals hosted by St. Thomas More at Cougar Stadium.

How post season seeding works: Each Win is worth 10 points and each Loss is worth 0 points. Regardless of result, the winning percentage of each team you play gets added to your final score. At the end of the regular season, the Top 8 teams with the highest Power Rankings will attend the Super 8 Quarterfinals.

Newman Freshman wins Week 8 Outstanding Athlete

With Senior Captain Kitt Bachmann sidelined by injury, a Freshman stepped up in big way to aid Newman to three victories last week as they closed out the regular season. That young stud is Max Kukuy

His stats:
vs. Brother Martin: 5 goals (4 in the 4th quarter), 5 ground balls
vs. C.E. Byrd: 5 goals, 4 ground balls
vs. Captain Shreve: 1 goal, 1 assist, 7 ground balls

From Head Coach Aaron Burns: "Against Brother Martin, Kukuy poured in 5 goals with 4 in a dominant 4th quarter that opened up what had been a tight game. Saturday, against a tough C.E. Byrd team coming off a big victory, Kukuy led the team by putting in another 5 goals in a huge win. To finish out the weekend, Kukuy was limited due to an illness but still found the net once and added an assist to his total in limited action. Though Newman had a balanced attack all week, Kukuy continually finished the plays for a Greenies team that needed to pick up these wins moving into the playoffs.

In addition to his scoring, Kukuy has been a ground ball machine on the offensive side of the ball picking up a total of 16 ground balls in three games and being an integral contributor on the clear and the ride"

For his performance, Max will receive a custom LHSLL Outstanding Athlete furnished by the League through our partnership with Primo Lacrosse.

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Schlegel wins Week 7 Outstanding Athlete

Primo Lacrosse Week 7 Outstanding Athlete goes to a multi-week nominee who had a standout game against some of the best competition around. That player is Nathan Schlegel

From Head Coach George Hopkins: "Junior Midfielder Nathan Schlegel has been a juggernaut for the Bears all season long. He's a one-man clearing machine who leads the team in points this season with 29 thus far. Nathan took 7 shots and scored 5 goals in Catholic High's dominating 9-1 victory over #2 ranked STM."

For his performance, Nathan will receive a custom LHSLL Outstanding Athlete furnished by the League through our partnership with Primo Lacrosse.

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CATHOLIC REMAINS ON TOP IN WEEK 7 PLAYOFF PICTURE

Just a few weeks left in the regular season, and the playoff picture is starting to round into shape. Most teams are still in the hunt, with many able to shoot up the rankings with a timely win.

On top again this week is Catholic High out of Baton Rouge who flexed their muscles with a bit win over rival St. Thomas More. The Cougars of STM remain just behind Catholic- with the aforementioned loss being their only one on the year so far. Next up is Jesuit who got a big Double OT victory over Isidore Newman yesterday, and CE Byrd who put up a big W against Caddo Magnet earlier in the week.

Joining them in the playoff picture is Isidore Newman, St. Paul's, Captain Shreve, and Brother Martin.

How post season seeding works: Each Win is worth 10 points and each Loss is worth 0 points. Regardless of result, the winning percentage of each team you play gets added to your final score. At the end of the regular season, the Top 8 teams with the highest Power Rankings will attend the Super 8 Quarterfinals.

Each week from now until the end of the regular season, a new Power Ranking will be released in full.

If you'd like to see live time rankings throughout the week, check the tab in the "LHSLL Links" banner on the website.

Allstate Sugarbowl to Present 2022 LHSLL Final Four Championship Weekend

The 2022 LHSLL Final Four Championship will be presented by the Allstate Sugarbowl the weekend of April 29 at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metarie, LA.

More information and full press release coming later this week

Mula Wins Week 6 Outstanding Athlete

For the second week in a row, a Cougar wins Primo Lacrosse Outstanding Athlete. This week's winner is Keller Mula of St. Thomas More with 7 total points in a Cougar win last weekend.

3 goals, 4 assists in the W over Renegades

From Head Coach Byrnes Tatford: "Keller had a great game versus the Renegades on Saturday. His vision and IQ is growing by the week, and his numbers support improvements he has made in his ability to feed the ball and set his teammates up for success. His effort and technique in the ride game have also helped our team tremendously. I'm super proud of Keller's growth this season and I know there is much more to come from this young man.

For his performance, Matthew will receive a custom LHSLL Outstanding Athlete furnished by the League through our partnership with Primo Lacrosse.

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Catholic on Top of Power Rankings

We are now six weeks into the regular season, and the playoff picture is starting to round into shape. Just a few games this last week with many teams on Spring Break, but we had some movement, especially up top.

Catholic High jumped to #1 this week, with St. Thomas More falling in right behind them. CE Byrd remains in the third spot with the Blue Jays of Jesuit moving up a spot to round out the Top 4

If the playoffs were to begin today Isidore Newman along with Captain Shreve, St. Paul's, and Brother Martin would round out the post season picture.

How post season seeding works: Each Win is worth 10 points and each Loss is worth 0 points. Regardless of result, the winning percentage of each team you play gets added to your final score. At the end of the regular season, the Top 8 teams with the highest Power Rankings will attend the Super 8 Quarterfinals.

Each week from now until the end of the regular season, a new Power Ranking will be released in full.

If you'd like to see live time rankings throughout the week, check the tab in the "LHSLL Links" banner on the website.

Broussard Wins Week 5 Outstanding Athlete

Broussard Wins Week 5 Outstanding Athlete

In a week that had at least two other nominees who could would have easily won any other week, Broussard has earned Week 5 Primo Lacrosse Outstanding Athlete after putting up stifling defensive performance in St. Thomas More victory over a top ranked foe.

His stats:
19 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90.4% save percentage, 1 CT, 4 GBs

From Head Coach Byrnes Tatford- Matthew had a monster game against Newman this past weekend. He and our defense held the high-scoring Greenies to just 2 goals, a team that has averaged 12.5 goals in all other competitions. Matthew had 19 saves on the night, and also led our defense to a 75% clear percentage in the game. I'm incredibly proud of his play, but even prouder of the way he continues to lead our team

For his performance, Matthew will receive a custom LHSLL Outstanding Athlete furnished by the League through our partnership with Primo Lacrosse.

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Cougars Take Top Spot in Initial Power Rankings

With just over half the regular season complete, we take a look at the first Playoff Power Rankings for the 2022 season.

St. Thomas More leads the initial rankings with a perfect 6-0 record in League play. Right behind time sits Catholic High out of Baton Rouge, who is also perfect on the season in League. Isidore Newman and CE Byrd round out the Top 4. Both have put up good fights but have losses to the top two teams.

If the playoffs were to begin today Jesuit High School along with Brother Martin, Captain Shreve, and St. Paul's would round out the post season picture.

How post season seeding works: Each Win is worth 10 points and each Loss is worth 0 points. Regardless of result, the winning percentage of each team you play gets added to your final score. At the end of the regular season, the Top 8 teams with the highest Power Rankings will attend the Super 8 Quarterfinals.

Each week from now until the end of the regular season, a new Power Ranking will be released in full.

If you'd like to see live time rankings throughout the week, check the tab in the "LHSLL Links" banner on the website.

Hamauei wins Week 4 Outstanding Athlete

This week there were more games played than any other time this year, and that meant some great performances, but one stood above the rest- that of CE Byrd Goalie Michael Hamauei.

From Head Coach Steve Martino- "Michael had a an incredible performance against Loyola giving up only one goal on 12 shots for a save percentage of 92%. He also caused a turnover."

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Bartle Joins League as Sports Information Intern

The League is pleased to announce Will Bartle as Sports Information Intern for the remainder of the 2022 LHSLL Season.

His duties will primarily include writing articles and gathering content for social media posts for the 2022 LHSLL Postseason- including the Super 8 Quarterfinals and Final Four Championships.

From Will- "I was a 4-year letterman, playing LSM for the CE Byrd Lacrosse Team. Playing under both Michael Pabst and Steve Martino, I was taught by two of the league's most renowned coaches. As a Senior I was awarded "Defensive Player of the Week," and selected as an All-State Honorable Mention LSM. I has played lacrosse since 7th grade, all in the Shreveport area and have an intense passion for the game."

Welcome Will!

Flood Wins Week Three Outstanding Athlete

This week, there were once again numerous players worthy of being named Primo Lacrosse Outstanding Athlete, but in the end the nod goes to an Attackman who had two standout performances on offense. That Attackman is St. Paul's Trevor Flood.

From Head Coach John Meibaum- "I would like to nominate our junior attackman Trevor Flood for his performance in our 9-7 win over Captain Shreve on Friday night. Trevor scored 5 goals and dished out 3 assists. He also picked up five ground balls.....Trevor also scored four goals in our 12-11 loss to Byrd on Saturday."
For his performance, he will receive a custom LHSLL Outstanding Athlete furnished by the League through our partnership with Primo Lacrosse.

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Englehardt wins Week 2 Outstanding Athlete

This week, there were numerous players worthy of being named Primo Lacrosse Outstanding Athlete, but in the end the nod goes to a Goalie who had a standout game against a high flying offense. That goalie is Newman's own McCall Engelhardt.

From Head Coach Aaron Burns -"In a great team effort against St Paul's, sophomore Engelhardt was the shining star holding a potent St. Paul's offense to only 4 goals while making 12 saves on the heals of a 16 save performance against Catholic in a tough loss to Catholic. Engelhardt made several clutch saves against St. Paul's best shooters while masterfully engineering the clear all game, leading to several fast break goals and helping Newman dominate the time of possession game against St Paul's. Improved play between the pipes has been a huge factor in Newman's improved play so far this season."

For his performance, he will receive a custom LHSLL Outstanding Athlete furnished by the League through our partnership with Primo Lacrosse.

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Brown wins Week 1 Outstanding Athlete

The Primo Lacrosse Outstanding Athlete kicks off with a familiar face in Hudson Brown. Brown, a reigning 1st Team All State Defender for Catholic had a standout performance in against the Newman Greenies accounting for 7 groundballs and 5 caused turnovers. According to Head Coach George Hopkins "Hudson rallied his teammates during halftime and timeouts... Hudson's leadership, 7gbs, and 5 caused turnovers gave us the tangible and intangible edges we needed to win that game as a team"

For his performance, he will receive a custom LHSLL Outstanding Athlete furnished by the League through our partnership with Primo Lacrosse.

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Preseason All State

LHSLL Preseason All State Teams

Let's kick off the 2022 season on a positive note! We're about to highlight some of the best players on the sidelines this upcoming year. In what has become one of the most anticipated news drops each year, we are about to release the 2022 Preseason All State Teams. Looking back to 2021, multiple players to graduation, meaning more spots are available to be awarded this year

MESSAGE TO ALL: This list is far complete, but made entirely in good faith. There are many worthy players at each position.

Methodology: Information gathered from each sitting LHSLL Head Coach, college coaches involved in recruiting league players, travel club coaches who work with many players in the offseason, former league players giving private lessons, and most importantly- watching a lot of tape. Stats from last season, when available, were also reviewed. There are two Preseason All State Teams listed. Each team will consist of:

3 Attack
3 Midfield
3 Defense
1 Longstick Midfield (LSM)
1 Faceoff Midfield (FOGO)
1 Shortstick Defensive Midfield (SSDM)
Goalie

The final list is compiled by James Dicken- League Commissioner.

FIRST TEAM ALL STATE

ATTACK: Sergio Romero- St. Paul's High School

The leading returning point scorer from last year comes back for one last ride. Romero is a do-it-all Attack player who can score at will. A threat from both outside and in close, Sergio enters the year as the favorite to lead all offensive stat categories by the end of the season.

ATTACK: Jonathan Furka- St. Thomas More

The next great Attack for the Cougars, Furka is as shifty as they come. Able to score and distribute, he should pace STM in all scoring categories. Coach Byrnes Tatford always seems to have that one alpha who can take over a game. This year it could very well be Jonathan.

ATTACK: Liam Johns- Captain Shreve High School
Maybe no player had as big an offseason than Johns. An attackman multiple coaches are raving about, he seems poised to be a breakout star for the Gators this year. Captain Shreve has a lot of hype coming into the year, and Johns is a big part of that.

MIDFIELD: Nathan Schlegel- Catholic High School

Moving into a leadership role this year for the Bears, Schlegel looks to be a star for Catholic High. Wearing #22 and leading a championship level team, Schlegel could very well lead all midfielders in scoring this season.

MIDFIELD: Kitt Bachmann- Isidore Newman School

Simply put, Kitt has the ability to be a one-man band on this offense. Fortunately for him, Newman looks to boast their best team ever this year. His size, speed, and athleticism can be rivaled by few. The leading returning goal scorer from last year (29 in league play)- Bachmann looks to finish strong on what could be a great individual career.

MIDFIELD: Troy Mears- St. Thomas More

A relative unknown coming into the season, Mears could break out in a big way. A multi-sport athlete with great size, Mears is the definition of a two-way middie. Able to push transition and score when necessary, but also man up on the other side of the field, Troy is in for a big year.

DEFENSE: Hudson Brown- Catholic High School

A reigning 1st Team All-America selection- Hudson was the easiest selection on this list. Ability to completely neutralize the opponents best player, push transition, and clear effectively. A natural left-handed defender with impeccable stick skills, he can repeat last seasons' accolades by year's end.

DEFENSE: Grant Piacun- Jesuit High School

A 2023 graduate, Piacun comes into this season as a stalwart for the Blue Jay defense. Physically imposing standing over 6'2", Piacun has an incredible stick and can push transition from the back line with ease. The defense looks to be the strength of defending champs, and that's in large part because of Grant.

DEFENSE: John Mark Epp- Captain Shreve High School

One of the leading returners in caused turnovers from a season ago, Epp might be the biggest/most athletic pole around this year. An all-district offensive tackle for the Captain Shreve football team, John Mark has the makings of a shut down defenseman in his final campaign for the Gators.

FOGO: Jamie Delahoussaye- Catholic High School

Delahoussaye steps into the shoes of the since departed Will Conger, a reigning All-State selection, and the Bears might not miss a beat. Jamie is being raved about by opposing coaches and college recruiters alike, one even saying "I don't know what they're doing down at Catholic, but they are churning out elite talent every year at the X".

LSM: Shawn Sutherland- Isidore Newman

One of the more decorated LSMs in recent memory, Sutherland rolls into 2022 as the consensus #1 LSM in the League. A ground ball machine with more last year than any other returning player, active on faceoff wings, and able to push transition effortlessly, Sutherland could be a big part of Newman's Championship Weekend hopes.

SSDM: David Martin- Jesuit High School

A senior leader for the Blue Jays, Martin looks to be all over the field for Jesuit as they build towards defending their title. It's no secret that Jesuit lost a lot to graduation, but the depth and talent of the returners cannot go unnoticed. Expect Martin to lead by example and do all the dirty work necessary.

GOALIE: Matthew Broussard- St. Thomas More

The reigning 1st Team All State Goalie- Broussard enters 2022 as the Goalie 1A for the LHSLL Season. Anchoring the back line for the Cougars, Broussard also boasts an impressive resume from the travel circuit. College coaches from all around have inquired about his availability. When locked in- there might not be anyone better.

SECOND TEAM ALL STATE

ATTACK: Trevor Flood- St. Paul's High School

Running mate to the aforementioned Romero, Flood is next great attackmen in the family who have all suited up for the Wolves. One of the absolute best distributors of the ball in the League, Flood should once again be near the top of all points scores come season's end.

ATTACK: Baron Dobson- Caddo Magnet High School

A newcomer to the the Mustangs this year, Dobson looks to be an excellent X attackman for Caddo Magnet. Just a sophomore, he was a standout on the off season summer circuit and has many college recruiters gushing over his potential. Baron might be a year or two away, but he could very well put the League on notice this season.

ATTACK: Christian Smith- Loyola College Prep
Christian comes into 2022 looking to lead a deep Loyola team back to the postseason. Gone is last year's standout Lake Bradford, and into his shoes should be a more balanced attack from the Flyers. Smith might not be the flashiest player, but he's incredibly crafty and can put up points in a hurry.

MIDFIELD: Ari Friend- Isidore Newman

Quietly, Ari had a great season for the Greenies last year. In the wings behind the since departed Luke Charpentier and aforementioned Bachmann, Friend found a way to feed them a bunch of assists last year. Look for him to step into more of a dominant role this year as Newman makes a Final Four push.

MIDFIELD: Will Moore- Captain Shreve High School

Much like his running mate Liam, Will Moore has had a huge offseason. A 1st team All District Tight End for the Gators on the football field, this dual sport athlete has been described as a "Taysom Hill" type lacrosse player. Tough as nails and able enough tools in the tool box to take over in multiple ways, Moore looks to emerge in a big way this season.

MIDFIELD: Blayne Webb- C. E. Byrd High School

Blayne steps into a more prominent role this season for the Yellow Jackets with 17 seniors since graduated. A smooth do-it-all midfielder, he epitomizes the identity of this year's Byrd squad. Balanced and incredibly consistent, he could quietly amass a lot of points this season.

DEFENSE: Alek Tanner- Catholic High School

Running mate to Hudson Brown, Alek is a big bodied defender who can match up with most everyone. Not afraid to get physical on the edge, Tanner has all the tools any coach could want. Many opposing coaches are very bullish on how good he might be this season.

DEFENSE: Austin Stuke- Jesuit High School

Stuke enters his junior campaign as one of the anchors of the Jesuit defense. Alongside the aforementioned Piacun, Stuke looks to help the Blue Jays defend their 2021 Championship. One opposing coach mentioned the Jesuit defense as the best in the League- making Stuke one of the very best around.

DEFENSE: Lynton Cook- Isidore Newman

Cook enters 2022 as a standout defender of the Greenies. One of 17 seniors, he looks to lead the Newman defense to victory. A multi-sport athlete with good size and excellent footwork- he has the ability to lock down many opposing attackmen.

FOGO: Brandon Guidry- St. Thomas More

Much like Jaime at Catholic, Brandon looks to fill big shoes this year. Gone is Logan Campbell, and incomes Guidry. Luckily for the Cougars, he is already a known quantity. Able to get reps last year while Logan was out, STM didn't miss a beat at the X.

LSM: Campbell Gosslee- C.E. Byrd High School

Gosslee looks to be the next great LSM from up north. A relative newcomer to the scene, he has already shown the ability to lockdown an opposing middie and go coast to coast with ease. Coach Martino has consistently shown the ability to develop long poles, and Gosslee just might be his next great success story.

SSDM: Gibson Harvill- Captain Shreve High School

A do it all player for the Gators, Gibson enters 2022 with the ability to impact the game a number of ways. He can run a faceoff wing with a pole, hop in and take some O-middie runs, or stay in and with a shorty on defense. His utility factor to contribute across the board makes him one of the best assets on any team this year.

Goalie: Cooper Hamm- Captain Shreve High School

It would be unfair to Cooper to list him as second entering the season. It's much more appropriate to call him 1B. The reigning 2nd Team All State Goalie, Copper enters the year with more saves and a better save percentage than any other returning goalie from last year. Simply put, Cooper is a difference maker.

Primo Lacrosse Returns as Partner for 2022 Season

Primo Lacrosse has returned as a league partner for the 2022 Season. This year, they have something special in the works-

They're coming in as the sponsor for each week's "Outstanding Athlete". This will replace last year's offense and defense players of the week, and in return, award one standout performer throughout the League each week a custom item sure to be treasured.

What is an "Outstanding Athlete"? It's a player who has a truly incredible performance on the field. Below are some examples

Put up 8 points in one game? Outstanding!
Get called up from JV and notch a hat trick? Outstanding!
Step in for an injured starter and cause a game winning turnover? Outstanding!

All performances like these will be considered each week.

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2022 LHSLL Season Preview

2022 Preseason Preview

February in Louisiana- such a wonderful time! Mardi Gras season is in full swing, but most importantly, high school lacrosse kicks off in a big way. Many play our beloved sport year round, but there's something special about suiting up for your school and representing the name on the front of your jersey for your classmates and alumni.

The 2022 season should be a special one. We have a fantastic crop of school based programs, and a great incubator in the Renegades for future growth at the school level. We have the best crop of officials to date, something we've all been working forward to years. Most importantly, we have some great players and programs full of hope for the year.

Included in this article will be a few nuggets about each team and what we're looking forward to seeing this year.

Brother Martin

The Crusaders enter 2021 with hopes of a rebound after a disappointing 2021 campaign. Led by head coach Greg Anderson, Brother Martin has put together a formidable schedule that will test his squad early and often. Look for the Crusaders to try and bounce back in a big way in 2022.

C. E. Byrd

The Yellow Jackets enter 2022 fresh off a Final Four appearance last year. Lead by Coach Steve Martino, Byrd looks to have another strong season. Always a team built on structure, expect the Yellow Jackets to be balanced on both sides of the ball and a tough out for any opponent.

Caddo Magnet

The Mustangs enter 2022 with a lot of hope and upside. Coach Austin Melson has been building culture in his program and look to start to make noise this season. Caddo Magnet is young, but have a lot of experience and play hard for one another.

Captain Shreve

There might not be a hotter team coming into 2022 than the Gators. Head Coach Garrett Faktor and his teams has worked tirelessly year round to make 2022 their year. Littered with top flight talent up and down the roster, a Final Four berth for this team is in a reach.

Catholic High

Last years' runner-up, the Bears come into 2022 with hopes of winning their first LHSLL Championship. Head Coach Geroge Hopkins has built a juggernaut of a program. Catholic might be the favorite in every game they play this season.

Isidore Newman

The Greenies of Newman have been building to this season for years. Very senior heavy with a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, Newman has to feel good about their prospects entering 2022. Head Coach Aaron Burns' team should not be underestimated by anyone.

Jesuit

Defending champions Jesuit lost a lot to graduation last year, but do not sleep on this squad. A top flight defense and a bevy of offensive talent should have the Blue Jays in contention this year. Lead by Head Coach Zach Pall, Jesuit consistently has one of the most organized and professional run teams around.

Loyola College Prep

After a down 2021 by Loyola standards, this group of Flyers can be pretty solid. Full of top flight athletes up and down the roster, Head Coach John Sella always finds a way to put his team in the best position to be successful.

Renegades

An incubator team for schools up north, the Renegades are lead by Coach Mike Pabst. Maybe not the deepest team, but this squad has some high level talent at multiple positions. Don't be shocked if they make a playoff push this year.

St. Paul's

The Wolves of St. Paul's enter 2022 with one of the most dynamic attack lines in the league. Coach John Meibaum has shown the ability to consistently generate points from his squad. If the back line can hold up, St. Paul's could be a feisty out down the stretch.

St. Thomas More

Much like St. Paul's, St Thomas More enters the year with the ability to put up points in a hurry. Head Coach Byrnes Tatford also boasts one of best special teams group in the league. If these young Cougars can grow up in a hurry, STM has the potential to be very special.

New Website Drops Today!

Our new streamlined website is finally online. Work began last fall to transfer over to a new servicer that will make the mobile interface much more user friendly, while keeping the same classic look.

In the next few days, all schedules will be loaded and bugs will hopefully be worked out. Be sure to check back frequently for all the great content from the League.

STATEMENT ABOUT HURRICANE IDA

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Aug. 31, 2021

Hurricane Ida was devastating for many parts of the state. Many of our friends in south Louisiana are in need of our support right now. If you have the means to give back, please consider doing so.

Lacrosse is a brotherhood.... And many of our brothers need support right now.

DIVISION II ALL-STAR TEAM ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse Leag | Thu, May 27, 2021

The Division II Season ended a few weeks back with Dutchtown taking home the first ever championship, but that doesn't mean there weren't standout performers from all teams throughout the season. Below, you'll find a list of the Division II All-Star Team. Congrats to all the selections!

2021 LHSLL ALL-STATE TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse Leag | Sun, May 23, 2021

After a great 2021 LHSLL Season, the Division 1 Coaches met this morning to decide which players should be honored with postseason awards. After multipe rounds of voting, these are the winners.

Congrats on everyone for their standout performances and congrats on taking home some amazing accolades!

ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 23 IN BATON ROUGE

Louisiana High School Lacrosse Leag | Wed, May 19, 2021

The 2021 Annual Meeting is set for this Sunday, May 23rd at 10a at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA

All programs have received an e-mail with information. The meeting will be separated into two parts. First session will be voting on post season awards. The second session will include a wrap up of the year, discussions about new business, and officer elections.

Updates will be posted here and on League social media pages after the meeting is complete.

PERFECTION! JESUIT CLAIMS 2021 LHSLL CHAMPIONSHIP

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Sun, May 16, 2021

Perfection! Jesuit Claims 2021 Championship

After a season cancelled by Covid-19 and uncertainty coming into 2021, one team stayed the course, put in the work, and achieved perfection. That team is the Jesuit Blue Jays.

After an undefeated regular season, Jesuit traveled up I-49 to compete in the Final Four Championship held at Lee Hedges Stadium in Shreveport, LA where they won both their semi-final and ultimately the Championship game for the 2021 Season.

How it happened:
Semi-Final vs Lower Alabama
In yesterday's semi's, the Blue Jays found a way to score enough goals to win. Not the vintage high flying attack we've come to know, this game was much more methodical. Senior Attack Andrew Brown, as he's done all year long, was a wrecking machine. Scoring four of the Jesuit's eight goals, including the first two of the game, he put the team on his back and lead them to victory. On the defensive end, Max Milano was everywhere for the Blue Jays. Flying around gobbling up ground balls, playing great on ball d, and pushing transition, Milano anchored a defense that gave up only 4 goals until late in the game.
At the end, the Blue jays held off a late flurry to win 8-5. Special credit goes to Lower Alabama goalie Troy Capstraw, who made an incredible 26 saves this game. Without him in the net, the margin of victory could have been a lot more.

Championship vs. Catholic
A rematch for an early season meetup, Jesuit made some key changes. First, taking Milano off of close defense and using him exclusively at the face-off X to battle against the dangerous William Conger. Conger dominated Byrd last night and Head Coach Zach Pall likely didn't want to see a repeat of that performance. On the scoreboard, it was a difference brand of offense. Jesuit's offense was sparked by Senior Attack Evan Centola. Centola would finish the day with 4 goals and 2 assists. Just before halftime, Andrew Brown left with a gruesome arm injury and would not return. Jesuit utilized the next man up strategy and scoring shifted to middie Jack Unger. The combination of Centola and Unger would be too much for the Bears of Catholic High School to overcome. Jesuit won the game 12-8 capturing their sixth LHSLL championship

Final Four Championship Defensive MVP- Max Milano
Final Four Championship Offensive MVP- Evan Centola

VSN TO BROADCAST FINAL FOUR ON COX SPORTS

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Thu, May 13, 2021

For the first time in league history, the Final Four will be on live television. Our partners at Varsity Sports Now have reached an agreement with Cox Sports and will be broadcasting the 5:00 PM Semi-Final matchup between CE Byrd and Catholic as well as the Sunday's Championship at 1:00 PM. The game 2:00 PM Semi-final between Jesuit and Lower Alabama will be on a tape delay immediately after the 5:00 PM Semi-Final is complete.

This is great news for our sport and our league.

FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS ARE SET

Louisiana High School Lacrosse Leag | Wed, May 12, 2021

The Matchups for this weekend's Final Four are set. Here's what you need to know about the matchups on the field.
Game 1- Jesuit vs Lower Alabama
2:00 PM
Lee Hedges Stadium
Shreveport, LA 71105

No one is surprised to see the Blue Jays here. The winningest program in the history of the league, it's almost birthright to see them in contention each season. Led by senior Attack Andrew Brown and Midfielders Chamberlain and Unger, the Blue Jays put up points in droves.
Having never given up more than 10 goals in any matchup this season, their defense is no slouch either.

Their opponents, the Lower Alabama Bayhawks, might be the biggest surprise of the season. Like Jesuit, they enter Championship Weekend undefeated. Not having the best strength of schedule had them drop to the four seed, but a victory over St. Paul's last weekend left little doubt they are a team to be reckoned with. Led offensively by Sellers Hixson and Clarke Milteer, the Bayhawks have shown they can score in bunches. The biggest question will be if they can score enough to keep up with the Blue Jays.
No doubt, there could be a bevy of points scored in this one.

Game 2- CE Byrd vs Catholic High
5:00 PM
Lee Hedges Stadium
Shreveport, LA 71105
A rematch from earlier in the year where Byrd came out victorious, this game could put a premium on points and controlling possession. First for the Yellow Jackets, there might not be a more balanced team in the League this season. Anchored on defense by Goalie Cooper Hamm and defender Hector Negrone, Byrd is tough to score on. On the other end senior Jordan Alkire and Layton Walker need to set the pace for the Byrd attack and take wise shots. To advance to championship Sunday, Byrd needs to be nearly flawless.

On the other side, Catholic needs to find a way to avenge a loss last month to these same Yellow Jackets. Dynamic everywhere offensively, including Gillem and Richard at the Midfield and Fontenot and Schliewe at Attack, they need to score at a much higher clip than they did last matchup. Byrd likes to grind opponents into submission. Catholic must find a way to keep their foot on the gas and score efficiently to make it to Sunday.

One of the more underrated storylines in his game is the coaching matchup. Both sides, Catholic lead by George Hopkins and Byrd led by Steve Martino boast senior heavy squads who are coached very well. The man who makes the better adjustments throughout might end up taking home a trophy Sunday afternoon.

WEEK TEN FTK LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Louisiana High School Lacrosse Leag | Wed, May 5, 2021

We just completed the final week of the regular season and all eyes are focused on the playoffs. Teams have moved up and down in the power rankings, the D2 Championship field is set, and teams are prepping to head to Lafayette this Saturday for the first ever Super 8 Quarterfinals. But with all that said, we still had some excellent standout performances the last week of the regular season. The next two young men helped lead their teams to some very import wins and are being recognized.

FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week- Jordan Alkire- CE Byrd
In a huge game for Byrd last week, Jordan came up big. Putting up 6 total points (5G/1A) in a 11-9 victory over Rival Captain Shreve, Byrd needed every one of Jordan's contributions to come out victorious. From Head Coach Steve Martino: "Jordan was all over the offensive half of the field. He worked hard against his defender and was able to put the ball in the back the net 5 times. He also added an assist to the stat sheet. Jordan also provided a spark in the offense by disrupting Shreve's clears and turning them into a few extra possessions."

FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week- Christopher Morton- St. Thomas More
Christopher Morton was not a known quantity coming into the league this year, but his play down the stretch definitely has opposing coaches take notice. In two games this weekend he had a whopping 19 ground balls and 7 caused turnovers. The defender even netted an assist against St. Paul's Saturday night. From Head Coach Byrnes Tatford: "Christopher played out of his mind this past weekend. He was a force in our faceoff and clearing game and a brick wall on defense. His athleticism shined all night against St. Paul's and he continues to elevate his play each week."
Also considered: Hector Negrone- CE Byrd, Cameron Davis- Caddo Magnet, Jimmy Moore- Caddo Magnet, Damian Shattuck- Catholic

SUPER 8 QUARTERFINALS BRACKET RELEASED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse Leag | Sun, May 2, 2021

LHSLL Super 8 Quarterfinals
The regular season was completed today, and we must say it ended in amazing fashion. The playoff picture was not decided until the very last game of the year, and seeds for teams who had already clinched a berth have been moving up and down all weekend. This truly might be one of the most competitive playoff fields the league has ever seen. With all that said, these are the teams who advanced to the 2021 Super 8 Quarterfinal weekend and have the opportunity to claim a championship. All games are schedule for Saturday, May 8th at Cougar Stadium in Lafayette, LA.
WHERE
Saturday, May 8 2021
Cougar Stadium
450 E. Farrell Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
WHEN
#1 Jesuit vs #8 Chaos at 10:00 AM
Jesuit has been at the top of the leaderboard all season long. Led by senior attack Andrew Brown, Jesuit scores early and often. Undefeated in league play, and having never given up double digit goals, the defense is no slouch either. Chaos, anchored by longpoles Logan LeBlanc and Will Rockwell, will need to find a way to keep the Blue Jays off the scoreboard if they want to spring the upset.
#2 CE Byrd vs #7 Isidore Newman at 1:00 PM
The CE Byrd Yellow Jackets have been one of the more balanced teams in the league all year long. Rarely flashy, but solid all around, Byrd knows how to grind opponents into submission. Led by Goalie Cooper Hamm, Byrd plays a physical brand of lacrosse that puts constant pressure on opposing teams. To spring the upset, the Newman Greenies will need to manufacture offense Luke Charpentier and Kitt Bachman. This game has all the makings of a low scoring, defensive battle where points will be at a premium.
#3 Catholic vs #6 St. Thomas More at 4:00 PM
One of the biggest rivalries in the LHSLL, the nightcap of the Super 8 will see a battle of two former district foes. Catholic came out with a 10-8 victory the first meeting this season. An impressive group of Senior offensive standouts Fontenot, Gillem, Richard, and Schliewe will need to rise to the occasion to beat the Cougars in their own house. On the other side, STM boasts one of the best middies in the league in Layton Avant and has a battle tested keeper in Matthew Broussard. STM was in every game they played this year. They'll need to maintain possession and be efficient on offense to come out victorious.
#4 Lower Alabama vs #5 St. Paul's at 7:00 PM
Lower Alabama is undefeated on the season, but dropped to the 4- seed based on an overall strength of schedule. St. Paul's, with a few blemishes, is one of the most battle tested teams in the League this season. A rematch from a mid- March game where the Bayhawks went into St. Paul's Hunter Stadium and came out with a one goal victory might be the best matchup of the day. Lower Alabama offense, lead by Sellers Hixson and Clarke Milteer, is a formidable one. The Bayhawks clear very well from the defense. On the other side, the Wolves have a great keeper in Garrett Lauterbach and a dynamic offense anchored by Attack Sergio Romero and Trevor Flood. This game should be can't miss action.
THE STAKES
The winner of each contest will advance to the 2021 LHSLL Final Four Championship Weekend held May 15 and 16 at Lee Hedges Stadium in Shreveport, LA. Should upsets in the Super 8 occur, teams will not be re-seeded.

FTK LACROSSE WEEK 9 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Apr. 27, 2021

One of the more difficult weeks to narrow down the winners for some awards, but these players elevated their play against tough competition in must win games. Congrats to those below.
FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week- Clayton Murphy- Isidore Newman
The sophomore attack but up an impressive balanced performance last week in two games. Scoring a total of 12 points (6G/6A) in two victories gets him the nod over some other worthy players. From Head Coach Aaron Burns: "Clayton had his best weekend of the season this week finding his shot early against Chaos and finding his teammates all day against UMS Wright. Murphy has been a mainstay in the offense this year, but seems to be catching his stride as a shooter and distributor as of late."
Also considered: Layton Avant- St. Thomas More, Owen Nichols- Renegades, Jordan Alkire- CE Byrd
FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week- Hudson Brown- Catholic High
In a rivalry game with St. Thomas More, Hudson game out in a big way. The sophomore defender had 4 groundballs and an impressive 8 caused turnovers . Hudson continually plays at a high level on ball and is a key figure in pushing transition for a dynamic Bears offense.
Also considered: McCall Englehardt- Isidore Newman, Cooper Hamm- CE Byrd, Josh Green- CE Byrd

WEEK EIGHT FTK LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Apr. 20, 2021

This Week, we have some newcomers to the 2021 awards list- but make no mistake, these winners have been on the radar for some time now. One of the hardest choices we've had to make this season with many deserving players, but ultimately these are the winners.
FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week- Sergio Romero- St. Paul's
Welcome back to the awards list Sergio! The 2020 Week 6 Offensive Player of the week had a great performance during the Wolves victory over Brother Martin. The attackman had 6 points (5G/1A) and an impressive 5 GBs. Always a threat to score, Sergio was involved in half of all points scored by St. Paul's during the contest.
Also considered: Marco Vargas- St. Paul's, Layton Walker- CE Byrd, Ethan Hewitt- Renegades, Connor Couvillon- CE Byrd
FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week- Hector Negrone- CE Byrd
For the fourth time this season, the Byrd Yellow Jackets are taking home DPOW. Hector had a great game against Loyola, Causing 4 turnovers and 7 groundballs. From Head Coach Steve Martino; "Hector has been overshadowed recently by his goalie...his ability to transition is second to none for close defender. His assignment this week was last week's Offensive Player of the Week Lake Bradford. Lake scored just one goal while being guarded by Hector.
Also considered: Cooper Hamm- CE Byrd, Andrew Addison- St. Paul's, Jayce Turner- Renegades

WEEK 7 FTK LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Apr. 13, 2021

This Week we have our first repeat of the 2021 season and a player we're always on the lookout for as award winners. Both had great performances in crucial games and helped propel their teams to victory.

FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week- Lake Bradford- Loyola College Prep
Always a threat to score as the top option for the Flyers, Lake had a great performance against Renegades with 5 goals, an impressive 6 ground balls, and caused a turnover. From Head Coach John Sella: "Teams continuously try to lock off Lake which has helped our offense improve because teams are so worried about him it opens up everything for the rest of the offense. Even though teams try to take him away, he still finds a way to fill the stat sheet."
Also considered: Layton Walker- CE Byrd

FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week- Cooper Hamm- CE Byrd
Our first repeat award winner for the year, Cooper had a standout performance in the pipes for the Yellow Jackets. From Head Coach Steve Martino: "Cooper was a brick wall between the pipes. After allowing 6 goals in the first half he was able to shut down Catholic's shooters and held them to only 1 goal in the second half. It was a magnificently clutch performance from the sophomore goalie- 21 saves on 28 shots on goal for a save percentage of 75%."
Also considered: Ean Burch- Loyola, Hector Negron, Catholic, Christopher Morton- St. Thomas More, Matthew Broussard- St. Thomas More.
For their efforts, FTK Lacrosse and their partners Wolf Athletics, Epoch, and Adidas will be providing St. Paul's Episcopal and CE Byrd Lacrosse with some gear

WEEK SIX FTK LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Apr. 6, 2021

This week we have two new comers to the Awards circuit after two incredible incredible performances against rivals.

FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week- Parker Barfoot- UMS Wright

Parker seeming came out of nowhere for the Bulldogs putting up 8 points (6G/2A) against St. Paul's Episcopal. Thoughts from Head Coach John Avent: "Parker was a match-up nightmare for Saint Paul's Saints in our victory over them on Thursday evening. Parker absolutely dominated in every facet of the game. As you know, great players make big plays in big games and Parker made big play after big play to lead us to victory."

FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week- Dylan Miller- Captain Shreve

Dylan was a beast in the cage against rival Caddo Magnet in the Gators 4-3 Victory Monday. He had an incredible 13 saves and let in just 3 goals. From Head Coach Garrett Faktor: "Not that this matters, and it's potentially a knock on us, but we had 8:30 min of pentalites and still pulled off a great defensive effort. We've never even come close to that amount of penalties in game, but for us to come out victorious, anchored by Dylan's performance in the net, it's really special.
For their efforts, FTK Lacrosse and their partners Wolk Athletics, Epoch, and Adidas will be providing UMS Wrifth and Captain Shreve Lacrosse with some gear.

FTK LACROSSE WEEK 5 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Mar. 30, 2021

We had numerous great individual efforts across some great games this past week. Narrowing down award winners is never easy, and this week was without the most difficult to date. With that said, the two players below stood slightly above the rest.

FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week: Hayden Hassell- St. Paul's Episcopal- Attack
What an incredible performance from Hassell. Even in defeat, he was a one-man wrecking crew. Putting up a staggering 11 points (10G/1A) on just 15 shots show's not only efficiency, but also incredible accuracy. Thoughts from Head Coach Chris Pierce: "Even though we lost, Hayden absolutely rocked it!"
Also considered: Patrick Richard-Catholic High, Hunter Hyderally- Lower Alabama, Lake Bradford- Loyola, Layton Walker- CE Byrd, Evan Centola- Jesuit, Layton Avant- STM

FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Cooper Hamm- CE Byrd- Goalie
Cooper had an excellent performance on Thursday night against a scrappy Renegades team. Making 13 saves on 19 shots, he was a calming presence for the Yellow Jackets. From Head Coach Steve Martino: "The 5 goals were pretty much right on the doorstep. Any outside shot was effortlessly saved. His clears were on point and almost lead him to an assist near the end of the half. Renegades squeaked a goal by him with 7:04 left in the 2nd quarter. That would be the last goal Cooper would allow.

Also considered: Chris Morton- STM, Hector Negrone- CE Byrd
For their efforts, FTK Lacrosse and their partners Wolf Athletics, Epoch, and Adidas will be providing St. Paul's Episcopal and CE Byrd Lacrosse with some gear.

HALFWAY TO THE POST SEASON

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Mon, Mar. 29, 2021

Halfway to Super 8- Midseason League Report
Take a moment.... Remember where we were this time last year. Covid-19 was wreaking havoc across the nation. Schools were closing doors. Distance learning was becoming normal. Sport- being cancelled left and right. The LHSLL was suspended, only to be terminated in a few weeks.
Snap back to today. We've just finished the halfway point of the 2021 Season, a date we weren't sure we could make even as January rolled around. Many of the decisions to get us to this point decided in October were made on hopes and dreams. And many of those dreams have come true.
On to the updates:

GAMES ARE BEING PLAYED
This was never taken for granted coming into the season. Many coaches, administrators and players were wary we'd get the green light. But as we hit the halfway mark of the regular season, things are going well. We have yet to have a contest cancelled due to Covid- and that's something we can all take pride in.

COMPETITIVE PLAYOFF STRUCTURE
The move away from district play, while not perfect for everyone, has created some excellent narratives and showcased some incredible talent. A power ranking system modeled after LHSAA Football has been instituted and produced some great information. Teams playing a competitive schedule and winning are rewarded. Losing to a team you shouldn't, well that can be detrimental. We're only halfway through, so things can still change dramatically, but this is what we noticed.

THINKS WE LIKE
SURPRISING STARTS
Lower Alabama runs out to a 6-0 start. Backed by a quality goal keeper, a quality clearing game, and the ability to score when needed; the Bayhawks so far are this year's surprisingly great team.
OFFENSIVE OUTPUT
The fastest game on two feet is no lie. Points are up across the board. Just this weekend had 40 goals... repeat... 40 GOALS scored in single game. Even in defeat, losing teams are putting up quality scores.
PARITY
See the scores rolling in. So many of these games are nail biters. So many games and a goal either way is the difference between a win and a loss. Take a look at the Captain Shreve Gators. They have a record of 1-3... with two heart breaking one goal losses. What if those go the other way? That 3-1 record would have them much higher in the standings and power rankings.
THE LOVE FROM YOU
We work hard to provide content for all of our fans out there. The League is run by a collection of volunteers who want nothing but the best experience for you. Our players deserve recognition, programs deserve easily accessible information, and our followers deserve the content they crave. Our engagement on social media has nearly doubled since December, and its because you're buying in to what we're doing. Thank you for being the most passionate fan base we could ask for.
REFEREE POOL EXPANDING
As the game grows, the need for qualified officials also grows. We've had some success with mixed official crews working together which overall helps the game in Louisiana. Think of the Big 10 and SEC... you want the best refs of both to do a playoff game. That is what league administration, and our partners are working towards long term.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
There is still a ton of season to be played. The initial playoff picture is starting to form but it is not written in stone. Still plenty of ways to play your way in, up, or out of the post season. Speaking of post season....
SUPER 8 QUARTERFINALS
The Super 8 Quarterfinals will take place at St. Thomas More on Saturday, May 8. Each week from now until then we'll make an announcement who's in and where they're projected to be.
CROWNING A CHAMPION
Covid robbed us of that opportunity last year. This year, we cannot wait to crown a champion on Sunday, May 16. The Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission is playing host to the Final Four Championship this year. It should be an incredible weekend for all, and make fantastic memories for one team.
Wishing you all best of luck as the season moves forward.

BAYHAWKS SWEEP WEEK FOUR FTK PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Mar. 23, 2021

The spoils of a great weekend for the Lower Alabama Bayhawks keep coming, as they sweep the FTK Lacrosse Player of the Week Awards. Now 5-0 on the year, with victories over St. Paul's and St. Thomas More, they are looking like a force to be reckoned with.
FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week: Sellers Hixon- Lower Alabama- Attack
What a great weekend for Sellers, as he put a total of 14 points (8G/6A) this weekend against two quality opponents. One opposing coach calling him a "true offensive threat." From Head Coach Thomas Doyle: "Hixson lead us to victory in both games. When he steps onto the field his focus is to purely attack. He sometimes drives me nuts, but I love him."

FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Troy Capstraw- Lower Alabama- Goalie
Welcome to the show Troy! In his first weekend as a varsity starter, Troy made his presence known in a big way. Troy had 20 saves on 27 shots for a 74% save percentage against quality competition. Opposing coaches calling him a "STUD!" From Head Coach Thomas Doyle: In my 48 years around lacrosse, I've never seen a 6'5" goalie with such quick hands and feet. He performs like a senior and has super high lacrosse IQ, but his biggest asset is his astounding character.

Also considered: Garrett Lauterbach- St. Pauls
For this effort, FTK Lacrosse and their partners Wolf Athletics, Epoch, and Adidas will be providing Lower Alabama Lacrosse with some gear.

WEEK THREE FTK PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Mar. 16, 2021

Week Three Players of the Week Presented by FTK Lacrosse
Once again, Week Three proved to be a great in terms of playmaking on the field for many teams. The post season picture continues to get some more clarity, while many more players are having stand out performances on the field. There were numerous deserving players for this award, but these two stand out among the rest.

FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week: Luke Charpentier- Isidore Newman- Attack
The leading point scorer returning to the League this season, Luke reminded people why he is one of the best offensive threats this week by putting up 9 Points (7G/2A) against St. Paul's Episcopal. From Head Coach Aaron Burns- "In a hard fought game against St. Paul's Episcopal that was very close until the fourth quarter, Senior Luke Charpentier grabbed the reigns and righted the ship for Newman in the second half. Luke had a school tying record 7 goals and added two assists. He was the stabilizing force on an offense that showed what it looks like firing on all cylinders in the fourth quarter."
Also considered: Dickson Chamberlain- Jesuit, Clarke Milteer- Lower Alabama, Elijah Terry- Renegades
FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Matthew Broussard- St. Thomas More- Goalie
Broussard returns to this list again- having won the Primo Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week honor in Week Three of 2020. He had an incredible showing against Chaos with 13 Saves and one Goal Allowed. From Head Coach Byrnes Tatford- "On Friday night... our defense let one goal in early in the game on an unsettled, contested groundball play off the opening face. Matthew and our defense bounced back by holding Chaos to 0 goals the rest of the game... To go along with a 93% save rate, he also scooped up 5 ground balls.... He is a leader on our team and is very deserving of this week's award.
Also considered: Marshall Bryan- Loyola, Jackson McAllister- Lower Alabama
For this effort, FTK Lacrosse and their partners Wolf Athletics, Epoch, and Adidas will be providing Isidore Newman and St. Thomas more with some gear.

WEEK TWO FTK LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Mar. 9, 2021

Week Two Players of the Week Presented by FTK Lacrosse

It was a great week of Lacrosse in Louisiana with nearly every team getting at least one game in. On the field, we are starting to have some clarity to where teams lie in regard to postseason positioning. As stats start to roll in, we're starting to see who are some of the standout players on the sidelines.
There were numerous worth recipients for the Week Two Player of the Week Awards, but these are the two who stood out above the rest.

FTK Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week: Jack Unger- Jesuit High School- Midfield
Once again, a Jesuit Blue Jay claims the top spot for offensive player. Jack was all over the field in their 16-5 Victory over St. Paul's. According to Head Coach Zach Pall- "Jack was a stud this week. He had 4 Goals, 2 assists, and 15 ground balls. Additionally, he went 16-21 on faceoffs.
Also considered: Layton Walker- CE Byrd, Sellers Hixson- Lower Alabama, Lake Bradford- Loyola, Seth Johnson- Captain Shreve, Grant McCarty- Chaos

FTK Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Aiden Casey- Lower Alabama- Defense
A newcomer to the awards circuit- Aiden was the anchor for a dominant defense last week as the Bayhawks surrendered only 6 goals in 2 D1 games. From Head Coach Tom Doyle- Aiden was "lights-out" for opposing players. He finished the week with 11 Ground Balls and 7 Caused Turnovers. More importantly, Aiden was a key cog in shutting down a previously unbeaten high flying Chaos offense.

Also considered: Will Bartle- CE Byrd, Max Milano Jesuit, Logan Leblanc- Chaos, Hudson Brown- Catholic

For this recognition- FTK Lacrosse and their partners Wolf Athletics, Epoch, and will be providing Jesuit and Lower Alabama Lacrosse with some gear.

WEEK 1 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Mar. 2, 2021

The LHSLL had an incredible opening weekend with nearly two thirds of the league having games. We had some great games between newer programs, burgeoning rivalries, and even some heavyweight battles. After it was all said and done, we had some excellent standout performances on both sides of the ball from many players. There are numerous worthy recipients for the first round of Player of the Week Awards, but the following two selections just edged out the others.

Offensive Player of the Week: Andrew Brown- Jesuit High School- Attack
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Andrew Brown, one of best offensive threats for the Blue Jays last year, comes out firing and puts up an incredible 10 points on opening day. 7 goals, 3 assists, and a caused turnover, he set the pace for Jesuit. New head coach Zach Pall saying "he opened the game with a strong first quarter, and from there the team started to click."
Also considered: Wesley Fontenot- Catholic, Jordan Alkire- CE Byrd, John Lloyd- Chaos, Logan Campbell- St. Thomas More

Defensive Player of the Week: Will Bartle- CE Byrd- LSM
A newcomer to the awards list, Bartle opened the year with a great game against St. Thomas More. In a single game he managed 8 ground balls and 5 caused turnovers and was instrumental in the clearing game with a half dozen successful transitions into the offensive end. Instrumental in helping limit the Cougars high flying offense, Bartle had a standout game for the Yellow Jackets

Also considered: Will Rockwell- Chaos, Hudson Brown- Catholic, Logan Leblanc- Chaos, McCall Engelhardt- Newman

2021 PRESEASON ALL-STATE ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Sun, Jan. 31, 2021

The 2021 season is nearly upon us. 2020 ended unceremoniously, with a cancellation due to the Covid-19 virus shutting down in person classes and all extracurricular activities. As much as it pained us to end without crowning a champion, our hearts hurt so much more for the players, coaches, parents, and programs who put in so much effort last year only to have their season stripped away.... But thankfully 2020 is finally over.

In order to kick off 2021 on a positive note, we are highlighting some of the best players on sidelines this upcoming season. Taking a look back to last year's Preseason All-State team (there were no 2020 All-State to compare), 11 of the 24 players have since graduated, meaning at least 11 new spots will be awarded this year.

MESSAGE TO ALL PLAYERS: This list is far from complete, but made in entirely good faith. Omissions are not intentional. If you believe you've been left off, please let your play on the field do the talking. Remember, this game is a joy to play. Do not take for granted any of the moments you're suited up. The memories made on the field will last a lifetime.

Methodology: Information gathered from current LHSLL coaches, college coaches actively involved in recruiting of league players, travel club coaches who work with many players in the offseason, and most importantly watching a lot of tape. Stats from last season, when available, were also reviewed. Each team will consist of:

3 Attack
3 Midfield
3 Defense
1 Longstick Midfield (LSM)
1 Faceoff Midfield (FOGO)
1 Goalie

The final list is compiled by James Dicken- Assistant Commissioner for the North Region/ LHSLL Sports Information Director.

Without further ado- The 2021 LHSLL Preseason All-State Teams.

FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE

ATTACK: Andrew Brown- Jesuit High School

A senior leader for the Blue Jays, Brown returns for one last ride as a leader for one of the most potent offenses in the league. A sneaky attackman, he can dominate the X and consistently makes the right decision with the ball in his stick. It will be interesting to see how new Head Coach Zach Pall uses arguably his best offensive threat this year.

ATTACK: Sergio Romero- St. Paul's High School

Taking over for since graduated Paxton Ballard, Romero is next up in a line of great Attackman for the Wolves. Last year, he put the league on notice winning the Week Six Offensive Player of the week award. This year, he comes in ready to dominate. His ability to go to the net but also be a threat from the outside will stress even the best defenses in the league.

ATTACK: Jack Schliewe- Catholic High School

There might not be a more talked about "riser" than Schliewe this year. A revelation at Attack early last year, by all accounts he has taken a monstrous leap over the offseason and is poised to dominate. One college coach saying "I love his effort. He plays every game like it's his last". A great finisher around the cage, Schliewe has to be on this list going into the season.

MIDFIELD: Mitchell Gillem- Catholic High School

The do it all midfielder from Catholic, Gillem is a leader on what might be the best offense around. An absolute monster at the midfield standing 6"2' and nearly 190lbs, he is lethal both inside and out. With his size, strength, and IQ, Mitchell might be the biggest mismatch for opposing defenses in the league this season.

MIDFIELD: Layton Avant- St. Thomas More High School

A shifty middie with hands smooth as silk, Avant returns to the Cougars as one of the smoothest players in the league. Able to get up and down the field effortlessly, he embodies what every coach wants in the midfield. He'll continue to be a matchup nightmare for those trying to bottle him up. Look for Avant to dominate on both ends this year.

MIDFIELD: Lake Bradford- Loyola College Prep

Put simply, Lake has the ability to be a one-man band on offense. With his size, speed, and athleticism, he can do a little bit of everything all at a very high level. With or without the ball in his stick, he's dynamic. Very adept on the defensive end as well, look for Bradford to be a high impact player in all phases of the game.

DEFENSE: Luke Warner- Lower Alabama

This dominant lefty defender is everything a coach wants in a player. Physical, big, and has great technique. Athletic enough to matchup on middies; Warner is used on wings, to push transition, and match up with the opposing teams best. He's coming off a major injury, but if he gets healthy, look for him to be a leader in takeaways and groundballs this season.

DEFENSE: Logan LeBlanc- Chaos

An All-District selection in 2019 as a sophomore, Leblanc looks to close out an excellent high school career with a run to state. The Southwestern University commit can do it all as a defender- locking down the opponent's best offensive threat.

DEFENSE: Hudson Brown- Catholic High School

Only a sophomore, Brown showed last year as a freshmen he was ready for the challenge of varsity lacrosse. He has shown physically and mentally this offseason ready to take the next step. Wiling to outwork everyone on the field, Brown is rapidly becoming the best young pole in the league. After an impressive summer and fall circuit, Brown has coaches nationwide oozing about his potential.

LSM: William Rockwell- Chaos

For whatever reason, the league always has a plethora of great LSMs; and this year is no different. After reviewing a ton of tape and coach feedback, we're going to give the nod to William Rockwell for First Team. A sophomore who plays the game like a savvy veteran, Rockwell might be the most fundamentally sound pole in the league, with great ability both on ball and in clearing. Sure to match up with each team's best offensive threat, Rockwell will have plenty of opportunities to show why he'll be a force in this league for a while.

FOGO: William Conger- Catholic High School

Gone is All-State staple Clark Romig, formerly of Jesuit, to graduation which opens this spot up for the next great league FOGO in Conger. An absolute beast at the X in 2020 before Covid shut down, and success against the aforementioned Romig in 2019, Conger has earned the top spot on this list.

GOALIE: Garret Lauterbach- St. Paul's

Maybe the easiest selection of this whole list. Lauterbach made this list last year and has cemented himself as the best goalie in the league coming into this season. The 2020 Week Six Defensive Player of the Week had an impressive offseason on the travel circuit- making the All-Star team on three straight showcase rosters- most recently the Apex Events Western Showcase a week ago. College coaches rave about his communication skills. When engaged and locked in- there's no one better in the league at any position.

SECOND TEAM ALL STATE

ATTACK: Matthew Olivio- Brother Martin High School

Brother Martin may not be known for the high flying offenses as some of the other teams in the South, but that does not mean they can't develop some straight up ballers either. Enter Matthew Olivio. He will be the go-to goal scorer for the Crusaders for a team who will need to score in bunches to compete. Look for him to be near the tops of total point getters at the end of the season.

ATTACK: Luke Charpentier- Isidore Newman High School

How can any Preseason All-State list be complete without the returning point leader on it? Charpentier finished 2020 on tear, scoring 18 goals in just 5 games. The speedy attackman has a nose for the cage and can score both inside and out. Look for Charpentier to dominate touches at the attack this year and have plenty of opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net.

ATTACK: Jordan Alkire- C.E. Byrd

Evaluating talent on deep teams isn't always easy, but Jordan Alkire deserves benefit of the doubt with this last slot. The 2020 Week Three Offensive Player of the Week looks to anchor Byrd's attack unit this year. The Yellow Jackets look very much to be a share the wealth type of offense under Coach Martino, but Alkire could rapidly become his go to player when he needs a goal the most.

MIDFIELD: Jack Unger- Jesuit High School

No list like this can be complete with including the do it all middie from Jesuit. Unger will be one of the most import cogs for a great offense. A 2019 2nd Team All-State player as a sophomore, Unger is no slouch on the defensive end either. Look for him to give everything he has on the field as he tries to lead his team to a 6th league championship.

MIDFIELD: Patrick Brown- St. Paul's School

What Brown lacks in size (5'3") he more than makes up for in pure playmaking ability. He is as shifty out of the midfield as they come. His ability to shake defenders left and right, and ability to shoot from multiple levels with both hands is something that will no doubt have opposing defenses concerned about. The 1-2 punch of Brown and the aforementioned Romero might be the best in the league this season.

MIDFIELD: Patrick Richard- Catholic High School

Another dynamic player from Catholic High on the list, Richard is a lethal offensive weapon. Often the beneficiary from great off ball movement and a general "share the rock" mentality the CHS Bears, Richard can finish equally well from distance as he can from driving to the cage.

DEFENSE: James Moore- Caddo Magnet High School

A newcomer to the Preseason All-State list this year, Moore has not quite reached his potential yet. Arguably the best defensemen up north, he excels not only 1v1 but is also a great voice and always in position off ball. Seeing how new Head Coach Austin Melson works with Moore and the rest of the defense will be key to the Mustangs success this season.

DEFENSE: Hector Negron- C.E. Byrd High School

Negron should lead what should be one of the deepest teams in the league this season. A tenacious on ball defender, Hector not only shines in 1v1 situations but also adept in transition. New head coach Steve Martino always seems to have a dynamic longpole (Nawas, Stafford, Mosura). Look for Negron to be his next great one.

DEFENSE: Ean Burch- Loyola College Prep

Burch leads one of the most disciplined, underrated units in the league. A dynamic multisport athlete for the Flyers, his crossover ability and athleticism makes him one of the best defenders around. Loyola is always in the mix to come out the north, and with Burch leading this defense, they'll once again be a strong bet to reign supreme.

LSM: Shawn Sutherland- Isidore Newman High School

Much like his older brother Jarmone, who won numerous accolades during his playing days, Shawn stands out as one of the best athletes on the field. As multiple opposing coaches put it, Sutherland is a problem. A good bet to be near the top of the league in ground balls, Shawn is just as sound technically as he athletic. Look for him to be a standout player on the defensive end and maybe be the best transition pole around.

FOGO: Logan Campbell- St. Thomas More High School

In objective terms, Campbell is more 1B than a Second Team choice in regard to the FOGO position. One coach affectionately wrote "Honestly, they (Conger and Campbell) both deserve to be First Team. Campbell has been a dynamic FOGO since his freshmen year, and after an offseason on the travel circuit there is no doubt, he is back to challenge for the right to be named best FOGO the league has to offer.

GOALIE: Matthew Broussard- St. Thomas More

Broussard has cemented himself as one of the very best goalies around. The Week 3 2020 Defensive Player of the Week, Broussard continually finds himself up to the challenge of stopping some great shooters. As good as he is at stopping shots, he might be even better in the clearing game. The Cougars will once again be a very tough out as long as Broussard is in between the pipes

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER SPORTS COMMISSION TO HOST 2021 CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Thu, Jan. 21, 2021

For Immediate Release:
The League has awarded the Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission (SBSC) in partnership with Varsity Sports Now and the north region teams the bid to host the 2021 LHSLL State Championship Weekend. The Final Four (semi-final/championship) will be held on Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th at Lee Hedges Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Varsity Sports Now will live-stream all matchups.
Semi-final game times are set for 2pm and 5pm on Saturday. Sunday's Championship game is tentatively set for 1:00pm.
From Assistant Commissioner James Dicken: "The league is proud and excited to award the 2021 Final Four to the Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission, Varsity Sports Now and a group including many North Region teams. The combined efforts by all involved will no doubt make this weekend a memorable one. Covid-19 may have stopped a 2020 champion from being crowned, but we are so excited to partner with the SBSC to make this the best championship weekend yet.
Facilities
Lee Hedges Stadium is an excellent venue, playing host to the LHSLL Final Four in 2009 and 2016. Shreveport is an awesome place to spend a weekend watching the best high school lacrosse the area has to offer."
Support
The combination of resources from the SBSC, Varsity Sports Now, the north Region teams, and the LHSLL itself will provide for a long, beneficial relationship among parties to promote and grow the sport. We are working to provide every necessity to make this event the best championship to date.
From Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission Sales Manager Sara Aymond: "We are proud to partner with the local lacrosse community in hosting this tournament and four of the state's top teams here in Shreveport- Bossier City.
We'll deliver nothing less than world-class hospitality!"
From Varsity Sports Now Founder/CEO Eric Richey: "We are thrilled to be partnering with the LHSLL again this year. As the league grows we are excited to expand our coverage of lacrosse statewide. That will include the live-streaming of all three games of Championship Weekend, with a television like production, including multiple cameras, replays, and graphics. It will be an exciting weekend in Shreveport in May and we are happy to be a part of it. We are also fortunate to be able to stream many of the lacrosse games for two of our affiliate schools St. Thomas More and Isidore Newman."
What is Varsity Sports Now?
Louisiana's first statewide high school sports digital network. A unique OTT (Over-the-top) subscription based video on demand and live streaming service that also offers high end video production.
All subscriptions are $9.99 monthly (cancel anytime) with access to hundreds of live streams per year, and over 1,000 videos on demand.
Sponsorship
Want to be a sponsor for the 2021 Final Four Championship? Contact SBSC Partner/Sponsor Manager Matthew Hammock at mhammock@sbsports.org

ST. THOMAS MORE TO HOST 2021 SUPER 8 QUARTERFINALS

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Mon, Jan. 18, 2021

For Immediate Release:
The League has awarded St. Thomas More (STM) the right to host the 2021 Super 8 Quarterfinals. STM was tapped to host in 2020 as well, but the event did not happen as the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Game times are set for 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm on Saturday, May 8 2021. As host, STM has preference over game time should they qualify for the Super 8. Top seeds will choose from remaining game times.
From STM Head Coach Byrnes Tatford: "St. Thomas More is excited to finally host the LHSLL Super 8 Quarterfinals. We have outstanding support from our parents, families, faculty and administration who will work hard to make the weekend really great for everyone involved. We embrace being the geographic center of our league and look forward to hosting another LHSLL event.
After having last season's Super 8 cancelled, (along with the rest of the 2020 season due to Covid-19), I can assure everyone the STM community is highly anticipating this event.
2020 was a tough year for all, and while the 2021 season will look different than other seasons, an event like the Super 8 is sure to be an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate life and lacrosse.
STM would like to thank the LHSLL for giving us the opportunity to host his great event!"
More information regarding the 2021 Super 8 Quarterfinal and events surround it will come available as the league season progresses. Stay tuned here an to our social media channels for more information.

BIG CHANGES FOR THE 2021 SEASON

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Sun, Oct. 25, 2020

This weekend, the league held its annual scheduling meeting at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA. This meeting was different than years past, with many programs opting to attend via Zoom given the climate surrounding the Covid-19 virus. Member programs, league executive board members, and officials discussed the best way to proceed into the 2021 Season.
Some of the biggest changes include a loss of the Mississippi teams to the newly formed MSLA and a dissolution of district play for the 2021. A condensed version of the minutes from the meeting can be seen below.
POTENTIAL COVID-19 IMPACT
League will operate under best practices of the LHSAA and local governing bodies. These are subject to change throughout the season. Each program is expected to inform league of their individual COVID-19 policy no later than 1/15/21.
LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP:
League Commissioner, Dave Gold, provided an update on the league membership. Mississippi teams Ocean Springs and St. Stanislaus have left to join the Mississippi Scholastic Lacrosse Association.
DISTRICT CHANGES:
There was spirited discussion about new districting, its affect on playoffs and league honors, and D2. A vote was taken to move for one year only to disband district play but keep D2.
LEAGUE CALENDAR:
Plans currently to mimic baseball schedule (February 22nd - May 16th). Calendar is tentative pending winter sport changes. Under current schedule Super 8 would be May 7th-8th and Final 4 May 14th-16th
POSTSEASON PLAY:
With the elimination of districts, the league will continue to utilize the power ranking formula to determine playoff seeding.
POSTSEASON BIDS:
RFP's to host the Super 8 and Final 4 will be sent to member programs the first week in November. Proposals are due NO LATER than December 15th. Contact James Dicken at james.dicken@yahoo.com for more detailed information.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS:
Many seats on the board were up for election.
Below are the 2020-2021 Board Members.

Commissioner: Dave Gold
Assistant Commissioner North: James Dicken
Assistant Commissioner South: Darren Ball
Assistant Commissioner East: Roger Bacon
Assistant Commissioner West: Keith Schneider
At Large Member Coach: Byrnes Tatford
At Large Member Non-Coach: Mitch Pabst
Secretary: Tyler Gray

US LACROSSE BOB SCOTT AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Mon, Jun. 15, 2020

For Immediate Release:
Catholic High School 2020 Graduate Tucker Poret is the 2020 US Lacrosse (USL) Bob Scott Award Winner for Louisiana. The Bob Scott Award recognizes high school seniors who go above and beyond service to their team, school, and community. These athletes, who truly honor the game of lacrosse, are invested in the development of the game in the their town and are exemplary teammates. In addition, they must be outstanding students with high academic achievement and serve as role models within their school and community.
Tucker graduated as an Honors Program Scholar with a 4.00 cumulative GPA and received the CHS Class 1952 Honorary Award for CHORUS.
In May 2020, it was announced US Lacrosse would not award All-America, All- Academic, or Coach of the Year Awards for 2020 meaning the Bob Scott Award is the only USL Award available for the LHSLL this season.
From Catholic Head Coach George Hopkins:
"Tucker is was a senior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. He has played lacrosse for more than seven years and served as our starting LSM the last two seasons. Tucker's character is exemplary and his academic standing is among the best in his class. He consistently demonstrates good sportsmanship and safe play.
As a senior lacrosse player, Tucker inspired an unprecedented level of commitment at Catholic High. Even with the season cut short due to coronavirus, his contribution was significant and positively transformative. Tucker consistently led by example, always got after it on the field and in the weight room, and throughout his career was one of the most devoted lacrosse players ever to pass through Catholic High School."
Remarks written by Tucker's Classmates:
"Tucker always goes out of his way to do what is right. He does everything with honor, whether it is his school work or extracurriculars, he works hard at everything."
"Tucker embodies many of the qualities I hope to develop more in myself. These include his kindness, generosity, leadership, academic excellence, and how he always has a positive attitude and outlook over every situation."
From all of us at the LHSLL, Congrats Tucker!

2020 PRESEASON ALL-STATE SELECTIONS

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Jan. 14, 2020

In order to kick the year off right, we wanted to highlight some of the best returning players coming back this season. Of the 27 All-State Selections last year, only 5 return to the league for 2020. Omissions were not intentional, and there is no guarantee being named on this list will result in future honors; but we wanted to highlight who we expect to be the power players for the upcoming season.
If you disagree with the rankings, let your play shine on the field. We have no problem eating crow as the year moves along.
Methodology: We spoke with numerous current LHSLL coaches (at least one from each district), college coaches who actively recruit players from the LHSLL, travel club coaches who work with players from many programs in the offseason, a few district commissioners, and watched a lot of film. Stats from last season, when available, were also reviewed. The final selections and edits were made by James Dicken- Sports Information Director of the LSHLL
Without further ado; The 2020 LHSLL Preseason All-State Teams

FIRST TEAM ALL STATE

ATTACK: Paxton Ballard: St. Paul's: Catholic Senior
Ballard returns to 2019 LHSLL Champions St. Paul's Catholic as one of its most important pieces. Many are pegging him as the favorite for offensive player of the year. Gone are Ian Varney and Chris Flood, the dynamic duo who put up 170 points for the Wolfpack last season. With that said, Ballard is no slouch himself. As a Junior, he had 34 goals and 31 assists. His 5 points per game average last season leads all returning players this year. If he can take next step to lead the offense, St. Paul's will once again be a favorite to make it to Final Four Weekend.
ATTACK: Andrew Brown: Jesuit: Junior
A senior leader for Jesuit, Brown had just 20 points for the Blue Jays last season. Make no mistake, he is poised to dominate this season. A do-it-all type of player on offense, Brown is shifty enough to create for himself, but keeps his head up and consistently makes the right decision with the ball in his stick. Rarely flashy, Jesuit never lacks for playmakers. Brown might be the best of the bunch.
ATTACK: Noah Susano: Caddo Magnet: Senior
In what will be his fourth year starting, Susano is the unquestioned leader of Caddo Magnet this season. As a junior, he compiled 44 goals and 12 assists, and averaged 4.31 points per game. The loss of 2019 Seniors Josh Armond and Cameron Strait will surely put more pressure on Noah, but he has all the tools necessary to put up a monster point total this season.
MIDFIELD: Jarmone Sutherland: Isidore Newman: Senior
Sutherland isn't just a 2019 LHSLL 1st Team All-State Selection, but also a Division 1 football recruit. As a junior, this dynamic two-way player had 38 total points on the season, but he really shined doing yeoman's work. His 128 ground balls lead the league. His production at the midfield should provide great balance with a dynamic attack this season.
MIDFIELD: Jack Unger: Jesuit: Junior
Just as he was last year as a sophomore when he won 2nd Team All-State honors, The Blue Jays standout Unger will be relied upon even more this season. The balanced attack and general defensive dominance/ ball control of Jesuit generally keeps gaudy stats down, but make no mistake, Unger has the talent to take over a game when necessary. His ability to step in big moment might just get Jesuit back to Final Four Weekend.
MIDFIELD: Mitch Gillem: Catholic: Junior
Catholic is a dark horse to win it all this year, and if they do it will be largely based on the offensive production from Gillem at the midfield. His ability to take face-offs when necessary means he rarely comes off the field, making the 6'2" shooter a nightmare for opposing coaches everywhere. With his size and strength, Gillem might be the biggest mismatch in the league this season.
DEFENSE: Joseph Sentilles: Brother Martin: Senior
The only returning All-State selection on defense from 2019, it would be a crime to leave off Joseph Sentilles from this list. Anchoring what might be the best defense in the league, Sentilles will be asked to keep pressure off a new keeper now that All American goalie Jake Bodino is playing at the next level.
DEFENSE: Hector Negron: CE Byrd: Junior
By many accounts, Hector might have had the best offseason of any defender in the league. A transfer from Caddo Magnet this summer, minutes were tough to come by on the Mustangs roster playing behind All-American Jack Howell and All-State Mark Warren in 2019. Now at Byrd on an up and coming team, Hector has an opportunity to shine.
DEFENSE: Hawkins Head: Isidore Newman: Senior
Of all returning defenders, Hawkins Head had the most groundballs and takeaways in the league last year. He will anchor a Newman defense that will face many high-flying offenses. Brother Martin probably boasts the best collection of poles in the South District, but Head deserves to be recognized as one of the best in the league to start the season.
FOGO: Clark Romig: Jesuit: Senior
The easiest selection of this whole list. Romig is simply dominant at the X. In 2019, he was a 1st Team All-State Selection having won 72% of all his draws. Additionally, he was second in the state in groundballs and put up 24 points. His ability allows the Blue Jays to continually possess the ball on offense, and not allow opponents to get on easy scoring runs. Of all the title contenders, Romig might be the most important player to his team's success.
LSM: Luke Powers: Jesuit : Senior
As one opposing coach puts it, Powers and Romig form the most dynamic face-off unit in the league. A 2019 All-District selection, Powers had 50 ground balls and 9 takeaways as a Junior and will look to add to these totals as he takes on more of a leadership role this season. The stat totals for any Blue Jay will never be tops of the league based on their playing style, but Powers would be a dominant force for any team.
Goalie: Garrett Lauterbach: St. Paul's: Junior
Separating the top 3 or 4 keepers proved to be incredibly difficult, but ultimately Lauterbach gets the nod. As a sophomore, he split time with Senior Julian Contreras as St. Paul's cruised to perfection and a league championship. In front of him, St. Paul's needs to replace some poles. Gone is Hyde Healy from last year's title winning team, but the 6'2 keeper and the rest of the Wolfpack should reload without much setback.

SECOND TEAM ALL-STATE

ATTACK: Charlie November: Isidore Newman: Senior
November returns as one of the best players in the South District. Arguably the best pure finisher in the league, November put up 40 goals and 5 assists as Junior. It will be interesting to see how opposing teams guard November this year, but if he can work past the inevitable double teams, he might lead Newman to their first Final Four appearance.
ATTACK: Thomas Roth: Airline: Junior
Thomas enters the year as the best player few have heard of. Airline lost a lot to graduation, and the Vikings might not be the District power they were in the past, but the cupboard is not bare. The 6'2" and growing Roth, who averaged 3.71 points per game last year, is a fundamentally sound as they come and will make opposing defenders pay for lazy mistakes. It will be interested to see how Airline facilitates the ball to their best player.

ATTACK: Sellers Hixson: Lower Alabama: Sophomore
The biggest offensive threat for Lower Alabama, Hixson will carry the weight of an offense looking to take the next step this year. As a freshman, he put up 3.77 points per game- tops for the Bayhawks last year. Running mate Tucker Milteer has graduated, leaving more opportunity for Hixson to increase his impressive stat line from a year ago.
MIDFIELD: Lake Bradford: Loyola: Junior
You won't find many gaudy states from Bradford last season. Points from the midfield were dominated by then senior Clay Holmes. Everyone in the know believes this season should be coming out party for the impressive Junior. Size, speed, athleticism- Bradford has it all. College scouts are giddy about his potential. Now it's time for the youngster to put it all together on the field.
MIDFIELD: Layton Avant: St. Thomas More: Junior
St. Thomas More lost a ton of points to graduation. A good bet to replace many of them is Avant. The 5'9" junior has speed for days. Comfortable playing defense and transitioning to offense, Avant will be a tough cover for anyone trying to sub on the fly. Also adept at shooting on the run, Avant is a more than worthy inclusion on this list.
MIDFIELD: Treat Judlin: CE Byrd: Junior
A move back to Shreveport from Coppell, TX is a blessing for the Byrd Yellow Jackets. Judlin is expected to lead a stacked Byrd midfield in scoring this season. There is legitimate reason to believe Byrd contends for the North District crown, but in order to do so Judlin needs to have a great year.
DEFENSE: Kevin Sentilles: Brother Martin: Senior
The twin of the aforementioned Joseph, Kevin is also very worthy of this accolade. Not as aggressive on ball as his brother, Kevin fills the gaps and might be the best off ball defender in the league. Brother Martin will go as far as these twins take them, which could very well be Final Four Weekend.
DEFENSE: Luke Warner: Lower Alabama: Junior
Not yet a known entity, Warner should lead the Bayhawk defense this season with the graduation of Jack Hixson. A strong, athletic, and fundamentally sound player, Warner had an excellent offseason of play and will look to lead his squad to the Super 8 and beyond this year.
DEFENSE: Logan LeBlanc: Dutchtown: Junior
Arguably the best player on a mediocre team, LeBlanc really started to turn heads this offseason after being an All-District selection during the 2019 season. LeBlanc will be asked to cover every teams best offensive threat this year, and if the chatter around him proves true, he should be up to the task.
FOGO: William Conger: Catholic: Junior
Conger started coming on the scene last year as a sophomore, splitting time at the X with the aforementioned MIllem. Success against former All-American FOGO Ryan Francis last year, and consistently winning draws against high quality opponents, Conger went into the offseason with a lot of promise. By all accounts, he has taken the next step. If he continues to progress, he might just be the next great LHSLL FOGO.
LSM: Steven Beruvides: Loyola: Senior
Beruvides enters his senior year as the best LSM in the North District. A regular last season on the faceoff wing, Steven seemingly comes up with every loose ball and is capable of pushing transition into the offensive end. Listed at 5'9" and 150lbs, what he lacks in true size he makes up for in finesse.
GOALIE: Allen Torres: Chaos: Senior
Of the returning Goalies, Torres might be the most seasoned. The senior makes some high-level plays look effortless. Last year, the Mandeville defense did him no favors, but Torres played at a high level despite the woes in front of the net. Consistency was a small issue in the past, but if he takes the next step after an offseason of further development, Torres might ultimately prove to be the league's best keeper.

Also Considered: Luke Rau: Brother Martin: Senior: Attack
Hayden Hasell: St. Paul's Episcopal: Junior: Attack
Ethan Hudson: CE Byrd: Senior: Attack
Luke Domain: Dutchtown: Senior: Attack
Braxton Parchman: Captain Shreve: Junior: Attack
Sergio Romero: St. Paul's: Sophomore: Attack
Cayden McCoy: Brother Martin: Senior: Midfield
Dickson Chamberlin: Jesuit: Junior: Midfield
Anthony Bennett: Renegades: Senior: Midfield
Alex Rupp: Brother Martin: Senior: Defense
Sebastian Tabor: CE Byrd: Senior: Defense
Logan Campbell: St. Thomas More: Junior: FOGO
Emory Duggar: Catholic: Senior: Goalie
Cameron Kent: Caddo Magnet: Senior: Goalie

LEAGUE ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES FOR 2020

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Sun, Oct. 6, 2019

The Scheduling Meeting for the 2020 Season met yesterday morning in Broussard, Louisiana to discuss changes for the upcoming season.
Leaders from UMS- Wright (Mobile, AL), Chaos Lacrosse Club (Mandeville, LA), Bossier City Renegades (Bossier City, LA), and Southern Elite Lacrosse (Ocean Springs, MS) all applied for membership for the 2020 season and after spirited debate from current league teams, all applicants were admitted on a provisional basis.

For the 2020 season, the league has adopted an official Division 2. Division 2 is designed for programs with low numbers at the varsity level looking to grow to develop against other programs of other skill level. They will have their own set of rankings and play for their own league championship alongside but separate from the Division 1 teams.

Programs competing in Division 2 this season will include Arch Bishop Shaw (Marrero, LA), Central High School (Baton Rouge, LA), Baton Rouge Mustangs (Baton Rouge, LA), Pascagoula Lacrosse (Pascagoula, MS), Holy Cross (New Orleans, LA), Acadiana Lacrosse (Lafayette, LA) and St. Stanislaus (Bay St. Louis, MS).

The advent of Division 2 necessitated major playoff format changes for Division 1. The league will be moving back to a power ranking system in order to determine which teams qualify for post season play. For the upcoming season, member teams have been divided into four separate districts (North, West, East, South) with all teams in all districts looking to qualify for eight (8) total playoff spots.

The regular season champion of each district and the next four highest ranking teams will make up the "Super 8" playoff teams. In order to be eligible for post season play, a team must compete in at least six (6) LHSLL Division 1 Varsity contests. The final playoff seeding will be determined by power rankings.

Pasted below is the Division 1 district alignment for the 2020 season.

North
Airline HS (Bossier City, LA)
Caddo Magnet HS (Shreveport, LA)
Captain Shreve HS (Shreveport, LA)
C.E. Byrd HS (Shreveport, LA)
Loyola College Prep (Shreveport, LA)
Renegades Lacrosse (Bossier City, LA)

East
Lower Alabama Lacrosse (Daphne, AL)
Ocean Springs (Ocean Springs, MS)
Southern Elite (Ocean Springs, MS)
St Paul's Episcopal HS (Mobile, AL)
UMS-Wright Prep (Mobile, AL)

West
Catholic HS (Baton Rouge, LA)
Chaos Lacrosse (Mandeville, LA)
Dutchtown Lacrosse (Dutchtown, LA)
Saint Thomas More HS (Lafayette, LA)

South
Brother Martin HS (New Orleans, LA)
Isidore Newman HS (New Orleans, LA)
Jesuit HS (New Orleans, LA)
St. Paul's Catholic (Covington, LA)

ALL AMERICA TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Mon, Jun. 3, 2019

Broussard, LA- League officials met Saturday morning for the LHSLL Annual Meeting. One of the most important items on the agenda included deciding on the 2019 All America Class from the State of Louisiana.
It is with great pleasure we are able to release this year's winners.
All-Academic

Nathaniel SpearsDutchtown Lacrosse Club
Jackson Gold Saint Paul's Catholic School
Michael Joseph Philippe Saint Paul's Catholic School
Connor KentCaddo Magnet

Coach of the Year

George HopkinsCatholic High School

Bob Scott

Chris FloodSaint Paul's Catholic High School

All-America

Logan Stinson(St Thomas More)- Attack
Michael Mosura (Airline)- Long Stick Midfield
Cameron Strait (Caddo Magnet)- Midfield
Jake Bodino (Brother Martin)- Goalie

ALL-STATE SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Fri, May 31, 2019

Broussard, Louisiana- The All-State Selection Committee met this evening at the Hampton Inn to decide which players should receive All State recognition; Voting members include: Michael Wilson- Friendship Capital, Byrnes Tatford- Saint Thomas More, Steve Martino- Airline, Michael Pabst- CE Byrd, Roger Bacon- St. Paul's, Aaron Burns- Isidore Newman, Greg Anderson- Brother Martin, James Dicken- North District Commissioner, Dave Gold- East District Commissioner, Barry Rozas- West District Commissioner. League Commissioner Val Browning oversaw all the proceedings. The All-State teams are listed below.
2019 LHSLL All-State Teams

ST. PAUL'S CAPTURES STATE TITLE

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Mon, May 13, 2019

In what turned out to be the tale of 2 days, after weather impacted Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a wonderful day for lacrosse as the LHSLL held their Championship game on the campus of St. Thomas More in Lafayette. The St. Paul's Wovles claimed their 2nd State Title in a 3 year period by beating the Brother Martin Crusaders 8-3.

The Wolves were led on offense by Sr. attack Ian Varney, who had 5 goals and 1 assist. The effort earned him the games Offensive MVP Honors. Defensively, the Wolves were led goalie Julian Contreras and long pole Michael Philippe.

Brother Martin was led by Sr. goalie Jake Bodino, who had 17 saves and kept a very high octane offense in check all game long, holding the Wolves to one of their lowest scoring games of the year. For his effort, Bodino earned the Defensive MVP Honors. The Saders could never really get going on offense between penalties and unforced errors.

Congratulations to Coach Roger Bacon and his St. Paul's Wolves for their victory!

With this Championship, the 2019 LHSLL season comes to a close. Thank you to all players, coaches, parents, officials, fans, and media members for helping make this the best year yet.

Next up: All State Voting Meeting May 31st in Broussard, LA
LHSLL Annual Meeting June 1st in Broussard, LA

WEST DISTRICT ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, May 7, 2019

Lafayette, Louisiana- West District Coaches met this weekend to decide which players should receive post-season honors. Coaches voting include: Michael Wilson- Friendship Capital, Byrnes Tatford- Saint Thomas More, George Hopkins- Catholic, Nick Klinect- Acadiana, Ben Holmes- Dutchtown. The All District teams are listed below.

2019 LHSLL West District All District Teams

THE FINAL FOUR IS SET!

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Mon, May 6, 2019

Fresh Faces Set to Clash for the 2019 LHSLL Championship
Lafayette, Louisiana-The 2019 season has been one for the ages and this weekend a state champion will be crowned. This year brings three new teams to the Final Four, with a perennial powerhouse entering as the favorite.
The Saint Paul's Wolves enter Championship Weekend as East District Champions and are the odds-on favorites to capture their second state title in three seasons. First year head coach Roger Bacon takes over for John Meibaum and his squad has not missed a beat. Offensively, the Wolves are led by two dynamic attackmen in Ian Varney and Chris Flood- both of whom should be considered legitimate All State and All America candidates. On the other side of the field, Hyde Healey anchors what many consider to be the best long pole unit in the state. St. Paul's is making its eighth strait appearance to Final Four weekend and have the benefit of history on their side, but they will be tested by...
A hungry Caddo Magnet Mustang squad making their first appearance at Championship weekend. The Mustangs won the North District title for the first time this year and are coached by Ken Isham, who took over a young Magnet squad a year ago with eyes on building towards this moment. The Mustangs have talent all over the roster, and might be the most athletic team in the tournament. On offense, Magnet is lead by Cameron Strait at midfield alongside two dynamic attackmen in Josh Armond and Noah Susano. On the other end, Jack and Alex Howell will be responsible for keeping Sophomore Goalie Cameron Kent clean in the net. The Mustangs must find away to limit their penalties and turnovers if they hope to be successful on Saturday afternoon against a very well coached and poised Wolves team.
St. Paul's will play Caddo Magnet on Saturday May 11, 2019 at Cougar Stadium in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The second semi-final matchup will see the Brother Martin Crusaders taking on the Catholic High School Bears. Brother Martin arrives at Championship weekend after upsetting Jesuit high School in the South District Championship. Brother Martin is no stranger to Championship weekend, last appearing in 2016 but are always a threat to win. Coach Greg Anderson's team is lead by goalie Jake Bodino. The senior anchors what might be the best defense around, and he alone can make the difference in any game. The Crusaders might not have the offensive statistics as some of the other teams in the tournament, but you can sure they will be prepared to face...
The Catholic High Bears who captured their first West District title after upsetting 2018 LHSLL State Champion St. Thomas More last Saturday night. The Bears are coached by George Hopkins, who will no doubt rely on poise and balance to try and secure victory on Saturday afternoon. On offense, the Bears are lead by attackman Caleb Barber and midfielder Holden Farmer. The Catholic defense is anchored by goalie Hayden Toups. All in all, this is a battle tested team whose balance can keep them in any game.

SOUTH DISTRICT ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Sun, May 5, 2019

South District All- District Teams Announced
New Orleans, Louisiana- South District Coaches met this afternoon to decide which players should receive post-season honors. Coaches voting include: Saban Sellers- Jesuit, Chris Condon- North Shore, Greg Anderson- Brother Martin, Aaron Burns- Isidore Newman. The All District teams are listed below.
2019 LHSLL South District All District Teams

EAST DISTRICT ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Tue, Apr. 30, 2019

Covington, Louisiana. North District coaches met this weekend to decide which players should receive post-season honors. Voters include: Roger Bacon- St. Paul's, Adam Coleman- Ocean Springs, Westley Green- Pascagoula, Chris Oos- Mandeville, and Allison Hixson- Lower Alabama.
The results are posted below.
2019 LHSLL East District All District Teams

NORTH DISTRICT ALL DISTRICT TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Louisiana High School Lacrosse League | Sun, Apr. 28, 2019

Shreveport- Louisiana
North District Coaches met this afternoon to decide which players should receive post-season honors. Coaches voting include: Ken Isham- Caddo Magnet, Steve Martino, John Sella- Loyola College Prep, Michael Pabst- C.E. Byrd, Garrett Faktor- Captain Shreve, and Wayne Beggs- Parkway.
The All District teams are listed below.
2019 LHSLL North District All District Team