15 Players to Watch
Alex Bornick, Cape Elizabeth senior: A lightning quick attackman, Bornick scored 35 goals and had 25 assists last spring.
Nicco DeLorenzo, Kennebunk junior: A long-stick middie, DeLorenzo picked up a team-high 120 ground balls and forced 47 turnovers last season.
Charley Fay, Falmouth senior: Tall and deceptively fast as a midfielder, Fay has a cannon for a shot and the skills to consistently finish.
Dan Giroux, Thornton Academy junior: A shut-down defender, Giroux picked up 35 ground balls and had 10 takeaways while covering each opponent’s top attacker last season.
Drew Grout, Yarmouth senior: An all-WMC pick last season after picking up 28 ground balls, Grout is back for his third season in the starting lineup.
Moe Hellier, South Portland junior: A difference maker, Hellier is back for a second season in net after stopping 189 shots and compiling a 68 percent saves percentage last spring.
Sven Jacobson, Greely senior: In his fourth varsity season, Jacobson is a big, strong close defender who is tough to get around.
Chris Mrvichin, Brunswick junior: Fundamentally sound, Mrvichen will anchor the Dragons’ defense in his first varsity season in goal.
Alexander Paulus, Morse senior: Last spring, Paulus scored 53 goals and had 35 assists to lead the Shipbuilders in scoring for the third consecutive season.
David Pearson, Scarborough senior: Back for his third season between the pipes, Pearson stopped 77 percent of shots and compiled a 3.27 goals-against average last spring.
Jacob Scammon, North Yarmouth Academy senior: A midfielder, Scammon led the Panthers in scoring last season with 33 goals and nine assists.
Matt Scremin, Marshwood senior: Scremin, who scored 19 goals last season, is expected to make up for the loss of the Hawks’ two top scorers from a year ago.
I.V. Stucker, Falmouth junior: A transfer from Plano, Texas, Stucker, an attackman, grew up playing the game in lacrosse-mad Maryland.
Jack Sutton, Cheverus junior: A quick and savvy middie, Sutton possesses a hard shot that he can unleash with either hand.
John Wheeler, Scarborough senior: An All-American, Wheeler led all of Class A in scoring last season with 51 goals and 31 assists.
5 Teams to Watch
1. Scarborough: The Red Storm have enough firepower to gun for fourth consecutive Class A state championship.
2. Greely: Talented depth at both ends of the field could make the Rangers a powerhouse in Western Class B.
3. Falmouth: An explosive offense should keep the Yachtsmen in line for a third consecutive trip to the Class B final.
4. Cape Elizabeth: A solid defense should keep the Capers in contention for their first trip to the Class B state final since 2010.
5. Brunswick: The young Dragons have enough speed in the lineup to contend for their first Eastern Class A title since 2009.
– Paul Betit, Staff Writer