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SportsBeat: All-America, All-State for Boys Lax

Darien leads the way with four All-Americans.

the Class M state champions, dominated the Connecticut All-America team by placing four players on it. Case Matheis is a repeat selection after scoring 56 goals and dishing out 43 assists. The Duke-bound senior received plenty of help on the offensive end from midfielder Henry West who pumped in 40 goals for the Blue Wave. Also earning spots on the All-American team for Darien are defenseman, Tony Britton, who will be attending Cornell, and long-stick midfielder, Corey Eppley.

the state champions in Class L and voted Connecticut's team of the year, had three players earn All-American honors, including Matthew Brophy. Brophy, who had four goals in the Jesuits' 8-6 victory over Ridgefield in the state championship game, will prep at Deerfield Academy next year. He was named Connecticut's Player of the Year over Matheis, who won the honor in 2011. Kevin Brown and Andrew Halton, a pair of juniors at Prep, also received All-American status.

Sean Wilkinson of earned a spot on the team after scoring 40 goals while adding 50 assists for the Tigers this season. Wilkinson, a senior attack, is set to attend Holy Cross in the fall.

Andrew D'Antonio, who had a spectacular year for the was one of five juniors named to the All-American team. He was an offensive force playing attack for the Norwalk-based school.

, the state champions in Class S, placed two players on the team in Nolan Stauffer (Attack) and Michael Mattson (Midfield). John Distler was named Connecticut Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

Kevin Adams, who scored 51 goals for in 2012, was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year among lacrosse players in the state.

2012 Connecticut US Lacrosse All-Americans

Player School Year Position Case Matheis Darien Senior Attack Henry West Darien Senior Midfield Tony Britton Darien Senior Defense Corey Eppley Darien Senior LS Midfield Matthew Brophy Fairfield Prep Senior Midfield Kevin Brown Fairfield Prep Junior Attack Andrew Hatton Fairfield Prep Junior Defense Nolan Stauffer Joel Barlow Senior Attack Michael Mattson Joel Barlow Senior Midfield Tom Carey New Canaan Senior Goalie Eric Persky New Canaan Junior Defense Sean Wilkinson Ridgefield Senior Attack Chris Nugent Wilton Senior Attack Andrew D'Antonio McMahon Junior Attack

All-State (First Team)

Class S

Nolan Stauffer Joel Barlow Senior Attack Wyatt Tompkins Joel Barlow Senior Attack Lyle Mitchell Weston Senior Attack Mike Mattson Joel Barlow Senior Midfield Jack Scheufele Weston Senior Midfield Matt Billy Joel Barlow Senior Midfield Nick Taylor Joel Barlow Senior LS Midfield Jackson Sennett Joel Barlow Senior Defense Grey Bradshaw-Mack Weston Junior Defense

CLASS M

Case Matheis Darien Senior Attack Chris Nugent Wilton Senior Attack Peter Krauss New Canaan Senior Attack Tim Murphy Darien Senior Attack Henry West Darien Senior Midfield Matt Blasco New Canaan Senior Midfield Sean Carroll Wilton Senior Midfield Corey Eppley Darien Senior LSD Midfield Ted Ottens Wilton Junior SSD Midfield Tony Britton Darien Senior Defense Eric Persky New Canaan Junior Defense Robbie Keers Wilton Senior Defense Tom Carey New Canaan Senior Goalie A.Gruttaduaria Avon Senior Attack Colin Moore Avon Junior Midfield

CLASS L

Sean Wilkinson Ridgefield Senior Attack Kevin Brown Fairfield Prep Junior Attack Andrew D'Antonio Brien McMahon Junior Attack Kevin Adams Cheshire Senior Attack Eric Scala Ridgefield Senior Attack Matt Brophy Fairfield Prep Senior Midfield Justin Brophy Newtown Senior Midfield Derek Edwards Norwalk Senior Midfield David White Fairfield Prep Junior Midfield Thomas Brewster Fairfield Prep Senior SSD Midfield Brendan Bossidy Ridgefield Senior Ridgefield Andrew Hatton Fairfield Prep Junior Defense Kevin Pasquale Cheshire Senior Defense Jack Harrington Greenwich Soph Defense Adam Winnie Ridgefield Senior Goalie

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