Top Junior Boys Lacrosse in NJ in 2024

New Jersey is one of the most talent-rich states in the country when it comes to lacrosse.

The state features star D1 commits, standout scorers, shutdown defensemen and elite faceoff specialists. These stars have put on a show early this season and will be key as their teams chase championship glory.

In the second of a four-part series, NJ Advance Media’s boys lacrosse staff highlights the top juniors and asks you, the fans, to vote on which players you think are the best. Scroll down to see the best juniors and then vote in the poll below, which closes on Wednesday 8 May.


Charlie Ackerman, Pingry, D

Ryan Aldi, Manasquan, A

Chase Aleszczyk, Delran, G

Colin Anderson, Gill St. Bernard’s, G (Vermont commit)

Jake Apel, St. Joseph (Hamm.), A

Frank Argilagos, Rumson-Fair Haven, D (Dartmouth commit)

Cameron Atkinson, Glen Ridge, D

Luca Avelino, Summit, D

Matt Avivi, Manalapan, A

Braden Barlag, Princeton, A

Dylan Blekicki (7) celebrates with Pingry’s Jonah Ziv (32) after scoring a goal against Bridgewater-Raritan during the Somerset County Tournament boys lacrosse finals at the Torpey Complex in Bridgewater, NJ on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Brendan Beatty, Princeton, M (Vermont commit)

Nick Begina, Ramapo, A

Luke Biello, Westwood, A

Dylan Blekicki, Pingry, A (Johns Hopkins commit)

Noah Blinkoff, Gill St. Bernard’s, D (Lafayette commit)

Jake Borkowski, Washington Township, A

Keegan Borkowski, Kingsway, A

Colin Bostrom, Boonton, M

Bobby Brickner, Morris Knolls, M

Dillon Bucchere, Hun, M (Michigan commit)

Fair Lawn’s Ty Christianson (3) looks to get past Dwight-Englewood’s Ethan Steinmetz (16) during the boys lacrosse game at Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn, NJ on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Luke Caldwell, Hopewell Valley, A

Davis Campbell, Christian Brothers, M (Holy Cross commit)

Paul Canton, Moorestown, D

Matthew Capra, West Essex, D

Andrew Childs, Bridgewater-Raritan, A (RPI Commitment)

Jordan Christensen, Old Bridge, A

Ty Christianson, Fair Lawn, M

Mike Colaiacovo, Montville, A

Scott Conte, Don Bosco Prep, M/FOGO

Will Corry, Glen Rock, A (NJIT commit)

Warren Hills’ Dylan Duerring (4) leads his team against Voorhees during the boys lacrosse game at Warren Hills High School in Washington, NJ on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Colin Coyle, Westfield, A (UMass commit)

Nate Cummings, Toms River East, M

Joe DelMauro, Seton Hall Prep, A (Utah commit)

Milan Desai, Hopewell Valley, D

Robert Donahue, Woodstown, M

Anthony Drago, West Essex, A (Duke commit)

CJ driver, Pascack Hills, A

Brock Duerring, Warren Hills, D (Marquette commit)

Dylan Duerring, Warren Hills, G (Marquette commit)

Donnie Duffus, Pascack Valley, A

Jack Frers (34) of Ridgewood shoots and scores against Summit during the Kirst Cup final at Bridgewater-Raritan High School on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Luke Ellis, Cherokee, M

Garrett Ferguson, Westfield, A

Luke Festa, Indian Hills, D

Aiden Fitzsimmons, Jefferson, D

Ryan Foret, Hopewell Valley, A

Jack Frers, Ridgewood, A (Lafayette commit)

Peter Gallo, Catholic Bergen, M

Masoud Gantt, Cinnaminson, D

William Gerhardstein, Hawthorne, M/FOGO

Jackson Gervais, Christian Brothers, D (Air Force Commitment)

Southern’s Liam Griffin (6) shoots a shot during the Clearview-Southern lacrosse game at Southern Regional High School in Stafford Township, NJ on April 15, 2024.

Corey Gilford, Westfield, G

Grayson Goldin, Rumson-Fair Haven, A

Matt Goldstein, Kinnelon, A

Sam Goldstein, Livingston, M

Jack Gounaris, St. Augustine, D (Air Force obligation)

Liam Griffin, Southern, A (St. Joseph’s commit)

Parker Harms, Manasquan, D (Villanova commit)

Cole Hayden, Immaculata, M (Richmond commit)

Travis Heller, Pope John, A

Jack Henderson, Northern Highlands, M

Eastern’s Thomas Keating (24) moves the ball through double coverage during the South Jersey Group 4 boys lacrosse final against Cherokee at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Nick Hengerer, St. Joseph (Met.), A

Antonius Hermenau, Holy Spirit, A

Teague Hibbard, Donovan Catholic, M

Dominic Hibbs, Kingsway, D

Michael Hoarle, Wall, FOGO/M (Bryant commit)

Kyle Holtby, Immaculata, G (St. Joseph’s commit)

Chase Huggard, Eastern, M (St. John’s commit)

Nate Johnson, Northern Highlands, M

Nathan Johnston, Catholic in Bergen, D

Thomas Keating, Eastern, D (UMBC obligation)

Christian Brothers’ Quinn Kelly (26) receives the loose ball after a faceoff and brings it downfield during the Wall vs. Christian Brothers lacrosse game at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ on April 10, 2024.

Quinn Kelly, Christian Brothers, D (Harvard commit)

Jake Kelshaw, West Milford, M/FOGO

Hunter Kilpatrick, Christian Brothers, M (Sacred Heart commit)

Brady Kirk, Point Pleasant Boro, A (Marist commit)

Trevor Klapmuts, Roxbury, A

Ben Klinger, Kinnelon, D

Luke Krebs, Christian Brothers, D (Bryant commit)

Brandon Kunz, Manasquan, M/A (Lehigh commit)

Harrison LaMonica, mainland, A

Cody Larson, Boonton, G

Merric Martorana (50) of Mountain Lakes is congratulated by Andrew Adams (4) after scoring a goal against Delbarton during the boys lacrosse game at Delbarton School in Morristown NJ on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Sean Leahy, Camden Catholic, A

Ben Linder, Don Bosco Prep, D

Mario Lorenson, Middletown North, G

Luke Marra, Ridgewood, D (Penn State commitment)

Merric Martorana, Bergmeren, A

Ryan Mauer, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, M/FOGO

Sean McCaffery, Allentown, M

Henry McCann, Montclair Kimberley, A

Zach Meseroll, Steinert, M

Chris Nazarian, Mendham, G

Holmdel’s Jack Powers (20) and Rumson-Fair Haven’s Luke Marascio (7) compete during the Rumson-Fair Haven-Holmdel lacrosse game at Holmdel High School in Holmdel, NJ on April 9, 2024.

Doug Nelson, Cinnaminson, M/FOGO

Ryan O’Connor, Moorestown, FOGO/M (Villanova commit)

Daniel O’Leary, Pope John, G

Will Pedicano, Delbarton, D (Virginia commit)

Milo Penniston, Mountain Lakes, D (Vermont commit)

Jack Phelps, Lenape Valley, G

Bob Popham, Delbarton, D (Notre Dame commit)

Ryan Potanovich, Randolph, G

Jack Powers, Holmdel, FOGO

Colin Pridaddy, Edison, M/FOGO

Mikey Ramirez (9) of Pope John is congratulated by his teammates after winning MVP of the game following the boys lacrosse HWS tournament final between Pope John and Hunterdon Central at Sparta High School in Sparta, NJ on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Lucas Rakela, Newark Academy, M

Sean Ralph, Clearview, M

Mikey Ramirez, Pope John, M/FOGO (Boston commit)

Calen Reid, Jefferson, A

Jamison Reid, Jefferson, G

Jake Robson, Lower Cape May, A/M

Milo Ruggiero, Caldwell, M/FOGO

Nolan Sabel, Seton Hall Prep, M (Villanova commit)

Joshua Savitch, Morris Knolls, G

Matt Schneider, Manasquan, M (Monmouth commit)

Asher Testa (17) of Delbarton celebrates with Will Pedicano (11) after scoring a goal against Seton Hall Prep during the boys lacrosse game at the Kelly Athletic Complex in West Orange NJ on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Brady Scioletti, Don Bosco Prep, A (Duke commit)

Tyler Sebastian, Summit, M (Hofstra commit)

Nick Senatore, West Deptford, M/A

Alec Siegel, West Windsor-Plainsboro South, A

Taran Singh, Monroe, D

Albert Sleiman, South Brunswick, G

Corey Smith, Lacey, A

Cale Stielau, Shawnee, M

Asher Testa, Delbarton, A (Colgate commit)

Luke Tortorici, Barnegat, M (York commit)

Jake Vernieri of Voorhees (0). Voorhees in boys lacrosse at North Hunterdon.

Silas Vega, East Brunswick, G

Jake Vernieri, Voorhees, D

Brennan Visokey, Glen Rock, G

Max Voight, Gill St. Bernard’s, A (Dartmouth commit)

RJ Weiss, River Dell, M

Will Yates, Ridgewood, A

Ben Zaitz, St. Augustine, G

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