Each week this spring, Shore Sports Network will select the WindMill Boys Lacrosse Team of the Week based on their performance over the past week.
The SSN Men’s Lacrosse Team of the Week for Week 3 is Colts Neck, who went 3-0 and knocked out the Shore Sports Network’s No. 7 Top 10 team to continue their season. SSN was in practice Tuesday to present the Cougars and head coach Keith Manara with a specially framed Team of the Week certificate and a WindMill gift card.
The Cougars started their week with a 14-6 Class A North victory over district rival Freehold Township. Senior striker Anastagio Muscara scored two goals and assisted on four more and senior midfielder Chris DeFillippo scored three times to lead a balanced attack. Peter Davi (2g, 2a). Nate Rowohit (2g, 1a), Mike Deissler (2g, 1a) and Sean Perkinson (1g, 1a) also delivered multipoint efforts.
Colts Neck followed with a 15-2 win over Long Branch in which Rowohit led the way with three goals and three assists and Davi had two goals and three assists.
The milestone victory of the week came when the Cougars hosted Jackson Memorial at Five Points Road on Friday, May 7. Jackson went undefeated and placed 7th in the SSN Top 10, but it was the Colts Neck who emerged with a 10-6 victory. Deissler had a huge afternoon with five goals while DeFillippo added two goals and an assist.
Colts Neck started this week with an 18-6 victory over Manalapan to extend their winning streak to four games and take their season record to 6-2. The Cougars have positioned themselves well to reach the Shore Conference Tournament and are knocking on the door of the SSN Top 10.
Offensive contributions have been distributed throughout the lineup so far this season. Rowohit leads the team with 22 points on 13 goals and nine assists while Dessler leads the goals with 16 plus four assists for 20 points. Davi has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points, Muscara has 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points and DeFillippo has 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points. Perkinson is also a double-digit goalscorer with 10 goals and three assists. Senior defender Jake Lupo leads the team with 62 balls on the ground.
A tough game awaits today (May 12) when the Cougars host the Christian Brothers Academy, third (9-2). They are due to travel to Brick Township for a non-divisional game on Monday, May 17th.
Week 2 – Sainte Rose
Week 1 – Rumson-Fair Haven