Boys lacrosse: Tampa Bay area buzz — March 20

Tampa Bay area top 10

Here are the top 10 teams in the Tampa Bay area according to the latest rankings released by MaxPreps this past Thursday. 

1. Jesuit9-1
2. Mitchell9-3
3. Steinbrenner7-1
4. Plant5-4
5. Calvary Christian 7-1
6. Osceola7-1
7. Newsome7-2
8. Alonso6-3
9. Northeast5-0
10. Wiregrass Ranch6-3
On the bubble: Palm Harbor University (5-3), Sickles (4-3), Tampa Prep (4-3).

Tampa Bay area player of the week – Feb. 13-18

Jack Schellenberg, So., Osceola

Last month, Schellenberg Made a combined 35 saves for a .795 save percentage in wins over Berkeley Prep, East Lake and Sarasota.

Fans took notice.

Schellenberg won the Tampa Bay area player of the week poll with 53 percent of the votes (347) to beat out East Lake’s Kyle Simonsen, who had 39 percent (253 votes). 

Tampa Bay area player of the week – Feb. 20-25

Owen Hage, Jr., East Lake

Last month, Hage ended up with three goals and two assists in a win over St. Petersburg. 

Fans took notice. 

Hage won the Tampa Bay area player of the week poll with 46 percent of the votes (147) to beat out Alonso’s Connor Rogers, who had 26 percent (84 votes). 

Tampa Bay area player of the week – Feb. 27-March 4

Shale Saeger, Jr., Steinbrenner

A month ago, Seager finished with a combined 12 ground balls, three ground balls and three assists in wins over Alonso and Freedom. 

Fans paid attention. 

Saeger won the Tampa Bay area player of the week poll with 50 percent of the votes (182) to beat out Jesuit’s Lleyton Hall, who had 45 percent (165 votes). 

Tampa Bay area player of the week – March 6-11

Sanjay Patel, Fr., Cypress Creek

Two weeks ago, Patel scored a combined six goals in wins over Freedom, Land O’ Lakes and Pasco. 

Fans were impressed. 

Patel won the Tampa Bay area player of the week poll with 71 percent of the votes to beat out Alonso’s Peyton Kassay, who had 29 percent. 

Tampa Bay area stat leaders

Here are the statistical standouts from the Tampa Bay area, which includes Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. The list was compiled from MaxPreps this past weekend. 


48 Anthony Iserino, Wesley Chapel

41 Noah Radle, Mitchell

38 Peyton Kassay, Alonso

33 Zachary Cordero, Durant

33 Riley Hagland, Mitchell

31 Garrett Schwartz, Wiregrass Ranch

27 Jackson Schwartz, Wiregrass Ranch

27 Jackson Payton, Wiregrass Ranch

27 Kyle Simonsen, East Lake

26 Lleyton Hall, Jesuit

25 Cole Peck, Jesuit

25 Connor Rogers, Alonso

24 Tyler Watson, Wharton

23 Colin Kruger, Jesuit

21 Avery Kamuf, Steinbrenner

21 Cooper Hersey, Alonso

21 Cory Hagerdorn, Wesley Chapel

21 Owen Hage, East Lake

21 Nick Wolfgang, Mitchell


28 Cooper Hersey, Alonso

27 Chris Ferrini, Mitchell

26 Cory Hagerdorn, Wesley Chapel

22 Garrett Schwartz, Wiregrass Ranch

19 Nick Wolfgang, Mitchell

18 Avery Kamuf, Steinbrenner

18 Peyton Kassay, Alonso

18 Ezra Gamson, Alonso

17 Tyler Watson, Wharton

16 Cole Peck, Jesuit

16 Brandon West, Wiregrass Ranch

16 Anthony Iserino, Wesley Chapel

16 Kyle Simonsen, East Lake

14 Ian Chernin, Wharton

14 Noah Radle, Mitchell


66 Chris Ferrini, Mitchell

64 Anthony Iserino, Wesley Chapel

56 Peyton Kassay, Alonso

55 Noah Radle, Mitchell

53 Garrett Schwartz, Wiregrass Ranch

49 Cooper Hersey, Alonso

47 Cory Hagerdorn, Wesley Chapel

43 Zachary Cordero, Durant

43 Kyle Simonsen, East Lake

42 Riley Hagland, Mitchell

41 Tyler Watson, Wharton

41 Cole Peck, Jesuit

40 Nick Wolfgang, Mitchell

39 Avery Kamuf, Steinbrenner

39 Lleyton Hall, Jesuit

Ground balls

121 Finn Hudson, Mitchell

82 Scott Moore, Jesuit

77 Benjamin Carnevale-pilc, Admiral Farragut

76 Michael Oliveira, Tampa Catholic

74 Shale Saeger, Steinbrenner

73 Jack McKay, Osceola

67 Charlie Fisher, Mitchell

61 Sebastian Huertas, Land O’ Lakes

60 Peyton Kassay, Alonso

58 Jackson Payton, Wiregrass Ranch

50 Jaden Kane, Wiregrass Ranch

47 Christian Gambrell, Durant

42 Chris Ferrini, Mitchell

40 Tucker Hersey, Alonso

40 Logan Falk, Cypress Creek

Goals against average

2.154 London Lochan, Steinbrenner

2.353 Destin Orozco, Northeast

4.865 Ishaan Singh, Alonso

5.091 Jack Schellenberg, Osceola

6.040 Carter Jaye, Mitchell

7.051 Joseph Cole Narkiewicz, Jesuit

7.111 Sam Johnson, Steinbrenner

7.929 Michael Lang, East Lake

8.358 Jameson Clark, Mitchell

8.718 Jacob Briggs, Land O’ Lakes

Save percentage

0.722 Destin Orozco, Northeast

0.682 London Lochan, Steinbrenner

0.679 Jack Schellenberg, Osceola

0.653 Jacob Briggs, Land O’ Lakes

0.627 Gabriel Woods, Tampa Catholic

0.626 Joseph Cole Narkiewicz, Jesuit

0.614 Sam Johnson, Steinbrenner

0.574 Andrew Christopher, Sunlake

0.547 Connor Humphrey, Durant

0.526 Jameson Clark, Mitchell

Today’s games

What to watch
Plant (5-4) at Wharton (4-4), 7

The Panthers, who have gone 2-3 in their last five games, are hoping their tough schedule pays off down the stretch. The host Wildcats, meanwhile, are trying to bounce back after losing their last two games before spring break. 

County schedules
Hillsborough County

Freedom at Sickles, 5

Plant at Wharton, 7

Newsome at Bloomingdale, 7

Pinellas County

Calvary Christian at Bradenton Christian, 6