"I definitely wanted to go to a good college for the education," he said. "Lacrosse is a great ticket for me."

As a captain, the void Travisano leaves after graduating will be vast. The gaudy statistics and postseason accolades aside, Creighton said that type of career won't be easy to replicate.

"I think everyone knows we're going to miss him a ton. You don't get those guys very often," the coach said. "He's one of those guys that rises to the competition. He's going to get to Notre Dame and be pushed in ways he's never been pushed.

"He loves the process, and that's what you need at that level. I have a ton of confidence in him."

Named to the all-county first team are:


Scott Bruner, Howard. As a junior on a club that boasted four other first-team selections, Bruner shined in 2014. His 45 goals led the county overall, and his 61 points were a team-best.

"Scott continued his offensive production from a year ago with added attention from opposing defenses," Howard coach Jimmy Creighton said. "He is great at finishing around the goal and dodges hard to score, making it difficult on most defenders. He is a leader of our offense."

Bruner was key to the Lions' offensive strategy in the postseason. In five playoff games, the repeat first-team player racked up 14 goals and seven assists.

Cody Ford, Howard. The other half of Howard's dominant offensive front, Ford's 40 goals on the season tied for third-best in the county this year. Known for his intimidating size and quickness around the crease, Ford developed a reputation as one of the purest offensive talents in league play.

"Cody shoots harder than anyone on our team and probably harder than most in the county," coach Jimmy Creighton said. "He improved on his dodging this season and it showed in some of the bigger games in 2014. He is strong, agile and athletic, making him a tough cover for most."

Like Bruner, Ford stepped up during postseason play. The junior notched 11 goals in those five games, including a pair of scores that cut into South River's expanding lead in the state title game.

Andrew Gavlin, Centennial. Chosen by the coaches as one of this year's two All-American selections, the senior proved to be the most valuable offensive weapon for the Eagles, especially late in the year.

Armed with an uncanny knack for dishing out the assist with ease, Gavlin found success in creating most of Centennial's offense. In the team's playoff win against Winters Mill, he recorded six assists, which added to his league-leading total of 34 on the year.

"Andrew had the most important quality in a star player: unselfishness," coach Nick Kellinger said. "Whether he was scoring or creating goals, Andrew always put team success first."

Gavlin's size, along with his valuable combination of speed and quickness, gave most defenses trouble. It was that style of play that forced opponents into early slides, which got teammates open, according to Kellinger.

Gavlin will enroll at Washington and Lee to play lacrosse next year.

Austin Mitchell, Reservoir. Referred to by his coach as the undisputed team MVP, Mitchell's steady rise as one of the county's premiere players hit its peak this season.

His 52 points on 32 goals and 20 assists — all team bests — helped the Gators to an above .500 record.

"He worked extremely hard in the offseason, and throughout the year," Reservoir coach Bryan Cole said. "He's a great young man and athlete."