O'Keefe, Coady among Top 25 defensemen

ESPN High Schools continued its feature on the Top 25 lacrosse rising seniors at each position today with a look at the defensemen.

New England was again well represented with six players making the cut, including two Massachusetts talents with Matt O'Keefe of Duxbury and BB&N's Chris Coady.

For a look at lacrosse ranking expert Tom Peace's full list click here.

Here's how the locals ranked:

4.Tanner Scales, Salisbury (Salisbury, Conn.), Virginia

Scales was named First Team All-American and New England Defender of the Year. Scales is a leader on the field and is very athletic. He sticks with his attackman and is quick to scoop up the groundballs.

6. Matt O’Keefe, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), Johns Hopkins

O’Keefe is a coach’s dream on defense. He is a leader, he is aggressive, and he clears the ball with precision. Being the Quarterback for the Duxbury football team gives O’Keefe the intangibles to be a great defender at the next level.

12. Tony Britton, Darien (Darien, Conn.), Cornell

14. Bob Fahey, Bishop Guertin (Nashua, N.H.), undecided

17. A.J. Carfora, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.), Penn State

23. Chris Coady, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (Cambridge, Mass.), Duke