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The Register's All-County boys lacrosse team. From row, from left: St. Margaret's Samuel Harnisch and Trabuco Hills' Harrison Evans. Secod row, from left: Mater Dei's Nick Bauer, Beckman's Justin Cheng, St. Margaret's Nick Shanks, St. Margaret's Payton Fales, Santa Margarita's Quentin Buchman, St. Margaret's Zak Shor, Corona del Mar's Jason Simaan, Corona del Mar coach G.W. Mix, St. Magaret's Nicholas Totah and Santa Margarita's Erik Rubak. Back row, from left: Foothill's Kevin Kodzis, Foothill's Chris Reem, Corona del Mar's Stephen Von Der Ahe and Corona del Mar's Jordan Greenhall.

All-County boys lacrosse: First team

STAFF WRITER

The Register's All-County boys lacrosse team.

FIRST TEAM

JASON SIMAAN

Corona del Mar, Face-off Specialist, Sr.

The Register’s player of the year.

JORDAN GREENHALL

Corona del Mar, Attack, Sr.

Greenhall was a key component to the Sea Kings’ offense. He finished with 100 points (56 goals and 44 assists) and had 52 ground balls. Greenhall earned U.S. Lacrosse All-American honors. Greenhall helped CdM advance to the O.C. title game. Greenhall earned third-team, All-County honors last season.

KEVIN KODZIS

Foothill, Attack. Sr.

Kodzis was second-team All-County last year. This year, the Holy Cross-bound Kodzis led the Knights with 43 goals and points (65). Kodzis earned U.S. Lacrosse All-American honors. He finished his high school career with 122 goals. He had three four-goal games this season.

NICK SHANKS

St. Margaret’s, Attack, Sr.

Shanks (Tufts University) was a third-team, All-county selection last season. His scoring in the playoffs was remarkable, as he netted 15 goals during the first three rounds to help St. Margaret’s return to the O.C. final. He finished with 62 goals and 27 assists.

SAMUEL HARNISCH

St. Margaret’s, Attack, Sr.

Harnisch, who signed with Denver, is first-team All-County for the second time. Harnisch capped his high school career by eclipsing the 300-point plateau. He scored 65 goals with 29 assists this season, helping the Tartans advance to the Orange County championship game.

HARRISON EVANS

Trabuco Hills, Midfield, Sr.

Evans played 14 games with a cast on a broken thumb. He finished the season with 31 goals and 13 assists. Evans, who was third-team All-County last year, also had 39 ground balls and 10 takeaways. Evans is headed to Colorado-Mesa. He was first-team all-South Coast League this season.

QUENTIN BUCHMAN

Santa Margarita, Midfield, So.

Buchman was a team captain this season. He helped the Eagles capture the Trinity League title. Buchman scored 67 goals with 23 assists. He also had 32 ground balls. Buchman has committed to Bryant University. He was the Trinity League’s MVP on offense.

STEPHEN VON DER AHE

Corona del Mar, Midfield, Sr.

He led the Sea Kings with 68 goals and added 25 assists. He also had 27 ground balls. Von Der Ahe had a pair of games where he scored six goals and one where he scored seven.

CHRIS REEM

Foothill, Short-stick midfielder, Sr.

Reem was valuable to Foothill’s defense. He is first-team All-County for the second year in a row. Reem picked up 19 ground balls, scored eight goals contributed seven assists.

NICK TOTAH

St. Margaret’s, Long-stick midfielder, Sr.

Totah was a key returner for the Tartans. He usually defended the best player on the opposing team. Totah scooped up 65 ground balls and forced 12 turnovers. He is headed to Chapman.

SCOTT BARGER

Trabuco Hills, Long-stick midfielder, Sr.

Barger (Towson) earned first-team all-South Coast League honors for helping the Mustangs to the league title. Barger picked up 82 ground balls and recorded 49 takeaways. He scored seven goals and added four assists. Barger was third-team All-County last year.

ERIC RUBAK

Santa Margarita, Defense, Sr.

Rubak is first-team All-County for the second year in a row. He is a three-year starter. Rubak, who will attend Bellarmine University, was the Trinity League’s Defensive MVP. He had 65 ground balls and forced 42 turnovers. He had a goal and two assists.

JUSTIN CHENG

Beckman, Defense, so.

Cheng helped the Patriots to an undefeated Pacific Coast League season. He had eight goals, 10 assists and 115 ground balls and 56 takeaways. He was selected league MVP. Cheng was honorable mention All-County last year.

NICK BAUER

Mater Dei, Defense, Sr.

The Princeton-bound Bauer was again one of the county’s top defensive players. He picked up 109 ground balls and averaged 6.4 a game. He was selected first-team all-Trinity League. He was third-team All-County last season. Bauer scored two goals and had seven assists.

ZACH SHOR

St. Margaret’s, Defense, Sr.

Shor was honorable mention All-County last year. He is a three-year starter for the Tartans and was one a team captain this season. He had 45 ground balls and forced six turnovers. He was a key leader for the team’s young defense. Shor is headed to Cal.

PAYTON FALES

St. Margaret’s, Goalie, Sr.

The anchor to the Tartans’ defense, Fales again turned in a stellar season. He wassecond-team All-County last season. He had a 57-percent save rate and averaged 12 saves a game this season. He will attend Colby College of Maine.

ALL-COUNTY BOYS LACROSSE

Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com


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