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April 19. 2013 4:15AM

Kevin Gray's High School Lacrosse: Milne is an all-time great

MATT MILNE'S 300 career points are a testament to skill and unselfishness.

The Derryfield of Manchester senior attackman, a four-year starter and captain, reached the milestone this week during a 13-4 victory against Pelham. Milne, on a timing play, made a swift cut from the wing and scored on a low shot to become the first Derryfield player to reach 300 career points.

Milne tallied 45 goals and 38 assists as a freshman, then 55 goals and 35 assists as a sophomore. As junior, he finished with an even 100 points by scoring 51 goals with 49 assists. Entering today's home game against Windham, Milne has 17 goals and 11 assists. That's a grand total of 168 goals and 133 assists for 301 points.

Fittingly, he had three goals and three assists in the milestone game.

"He goes out there every game knowing every team is trying to shut him down, and he stays very consistent. When you look at his stats, it's a great combination of goals and assists," Derryfield coach Chris Hettler said. "He's always looking to pass first, but when he gets a chance, he is going to bury it in the back of the net."

Milne, a New Hampshire Union Leader All-State selection last season, plans to play club lacrosse at Colorado College next spring. And do lots of skiing. "He has been recruited by a lot of schools, but I think he's a skier at heart. I admire him for knowing in his heart what he wants to do," said Hettler, a former goalie for the Boston Cannons pro team.

The Cougars (4-0) have given up an average of 3.25 goals per game, a credit to the defensive work of Joe Costa, Jonathan Lencki, Max Anderson, George Niccolopolous, goalie Mitch Green and others.



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JUNIOR COMMITMENTS: The Souhegan of Amherst girls, off to a 3-0 start in Division I, have four juniors committed to play Division I lacrosse. Taylor Behn is heading to the University of Albany, while Jocelyn Donohue is bound for George Washington. Mickenzie Larivee and Madison Learned are planning to play for Boston University.

Souhegan coach Maren Petropulos, asked to provide a scouting report on each player, offered the following:

Behn: "As a low defender, Taylor is just a rugged, tough player and has had much success defending other teams' best players. She has very good speed and has really matured since last spring. I am very impressed with her mental and physical abilities."

Donohue: "She worked very hard in the off-season and has gained a lot of speed and endurance and will most certainly be a force to reckon with. She currently has nine goals and two assists but has been open on many opportunities where she just has not been the one to receive the ball. She is very smart and a dangerous option that I'm sure the girls will use down the road."

Larivee: "The first words that come to mind are very confident and highly skilled. It is hard to tell whether she is a lefty or a righty because she is so comfortable executing from either side. She is able to bait multiple defenders, and then cut around them, ending in a well-placed shot."

Learned: "Last year, Maddy's strengths were her raw speed and agility. This year, her field vision is much improved, and on transition, if the shot is not there, she sees the cutters, settles the play or moves the ball. She has 13 goals and 11 assists and is so exciting to watch."


Kevin Gray writes about high school lacrosse for the New Hampshire Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News. His email address is kgray@unionleader.com.


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