Boys lacrosse: Harris Stolzenberg, Pine Crest

Year: Junior Position: Attacker Season highlights: Stolzenberg set a national record for goals scored in a single game when he netted 13 in only one half against Taravella in April. He finished the season as the nation's leading goal scorer, netting 107 goals. Stolzenberg didn't just score on weak teams, he had big games against the elite in South Florida. Stolzenberg might not have scored 13 goals in a half, but five-goal games against St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Andrew's and Benjamin proved that Stolzenberg was the best player when it most mattered. Comment: Stolzenberg, all 5-foot-8 of him, was an unstoppable offensive force for Pine Crest in 2012. The numbers bounce off the statbook. Along with his 107 goals, he had 52 assists and 113 ground balls won. On a strong team, Stolzenberg was the engine that drove them offensively, helping the Panthers to a 16-4 season, falling to eventual state champion St. Andrew¿s in a regional semifinal. Stolzenberg is garnering Division I interest from schools such as Yale, Tufts and Holy Cross. "He was a great player for us all year, and a better teammate. There were multiple times when he put the team on his back and we prevailed in some close games," Pine Crest coach Doug Shannahan said. "He's the most cerebral player I have ever coached. He knows where everyone on the field is--a real chess player." Athlete's quote: "None of this would have been possible without my teammates. We have a lot of kids coming back and we're looking forward to making a run at the state championship next year to take care of unfinished business."
Robert Duyos
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