Each week during the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of four regions as Player of the Week.
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Liam Kennedy, Sr., Garden City (N.Y.), attack
Facing one of the top goalies in the country, Kennedy erupted for six goals and one assist in a 13-8 victory over Syosset (N.Y.). Kennedy scored one of the most impressive goals of the year when he stuck a between the legs shot on Johns Hopkins-bound goalie Ryan Feit. One of the top programs in the country is off to a fast start once again because of their dazzling attackman.
Blake Mulligan, Sr., St. Andrews (Boca Raton, Fla.), defense
Mulligan has been the anchor for the Scots defense, which has posted four shutouts and has not allowed an opponent to score double digits this season. In a tough, 7-6, loss last week to national powerhouse Boys’ Latin (Baltimore, Md.), Mulligan was causing havoc all over the field. The Holy Cross recruit has been tremendous this season and stepped up his game against one of the country's best squads just like he has all season.
Ryan Benz, Jr., Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.), attack
The junior attackman had a monster week, helping the Spartans notch four wins and improve their record to 4-1. Last week Benz tallied 17 goals, including seven in an 11-9 comeback win over Portland Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) at the Northwest Invitational. Benz’s hot hand should come in handy for the Spartans, especially with an upcoming tilt against Issaquah (Wash.) a week away.
Ben Lipscomb, Jr., The Woodlands (Texas), midfield
After suffering a tough defeat just days before playing Highland Park (University Park, Texas), Lipscomb’s efforts helped Woodlands notch a big 8-6 win over the perennial Texas powerhouse. Lipscomb scored three goals and had one assist and was a key playmaker in the Highlanders' exciting comeback after trailing 5-1 at halftime. With Lipscomb producing points from the midfield, the victory was monumental in proving Woodlands can play with anyone.