Mike McCarthy

Evan Riss does it all as boys lacrosse Player of the Year

Evan Riss does it all as boys lacrosse Player of the Year

Evan Riss walked into Oakland Mills High School more than three years ago unsure if it was the place he belonged.

He was a talented lacrosse player, good enough to earn a partial scholarship to a top private school where he could’ve excelled and garnered more recognition on the field. He wanted to win a state championship or at least compete for a league title, not fight tooth and nail week in and week out only to battle for a .500 record.

But as he reflected on his four-year varsity career, Riss couldn’t help but smile and remember there’s no place like “hOMe.”

“Everything felt like family. No one felt out of place and it seemed like I belonged here,” said Riss, who was...

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