Introducing Mr. Lacrosse finalists

With the state lacrosse tournaments underway, we're taking a moment to preview the field for our third annual Mr. Lacrosse Award, to be announced at the completion of the season.

Without further ado, the five candidates are, in alphabetical order:

Nick Brozowski, Jr. LSM, Concord-Carlisle - The Maryland commit has been an absolute ground-ball machine for the Patriots. He's helped a C-C defensive unit that has allowed less than six goals per game during the regular season.

Jay Drapeau, Jr. A, Westford Academy - Drapeau has been one of the most feared scorers in the state during the last several seasons and is again among the state leaders in scoring with 95 points during the regular season, including 65 goals.

Nick Marrocco, Jr. G, Duxbury - In his first season as the Dragons' starting netminder, the Georgetown commit has been downright stringy. Among the state leaders with Marrocco in net, Duxbury has surrendered just 84 goals on the season.

Nico Panepinto, Sr. A, Needham - The Fairfield signee is a huge reason behind the Rockets' No. 1 ranking in our Top 25 poll, closing out the regular season. Looking for a validating performance as to why Panepinto should be included? Look no further than his four-goal performance against Duxbury, ending the Dragons' 48-game winning streak against MIAA competition.

John Sexton, Jr. LSM/D, Lincoln-Sudbury - The Notre Dame commit has done a little bit of everything (and well) for the Warriors this year -- from taking faceoffs to stepping up to play on the man-up unit. One of the most versatile players in the state, Sexton is also among its most revered defenders.