Each week during the 2012 season, ESPNHS Lacrosse will select a player from each of four regions as Player of the Week.
To submit a player for consideration, fill out our submission form here. Please be sure to provide the player’s entire week's worth of performances. Athletes can earn Player of the Week honors just once during the 2012 regular season.
The following players are for the week of May 6 through 11.
Teddy Glesener, Jr., West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.), midfield
The young midfielder was unstoppable, handing Liverpool its first loss of the season in West Genesee's 14-4 victory on May 10. Glesener put on quite the performance with five goals and two assists in the dominating win. Glesener is making a case to be called one of the best midfielders in upstate New York.
Kyle Fairchild, Sr., Durham Academy (Durham, N.C.), attack
In the Cavaliers' 17-3 win over Cary Academy (Cary, N.C.), Fairchild was unstoppable. The senior attackman notched eight goals in the win and put in one of the best performances in the state this season. With a tough path to the state championship, the Cavaliers are hoping for a similar performance in the future.
Michael Ortlieb, Sr., Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.), goalie
The Sea Kings finished the season with an unblemished record after defeating Palos Verdes 7-6 for the CIF Southern Section championship on May 12. Behind their star goalie who recorded 10 saves, the Sea Kings were the first team in the CIF era to go undefeated capturing their first ever title along the way. Yet it was Ortlieb who literally saved the day with no time remaining on Maryland-bound midfielder Zack Fixen’s shot to seal the championship.
Thomas Gilligan, Sr., Benilde-St. Margaret (St. Louis Park, Minn.), goalie
All season Gilligan has been playing spectacular, but recently he has been a brick wall in net. Last week against conference rival Totino Grace (Fridley, Minn.) he collected 15 saves in a 13-3 victory. Just a few days earlier he saved 15 shots against Eden Prairie on May 5. If the senior goalie continues his stellar play Benilde-St. Margaret could once again could be hoisting the state championship trophy.