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Northwood (3-1 as of Monday) is just two victories away from matching last year’s five-win mark, and the improvement has required a team-wide effort. But in the past couple games, the Gladiators’ offense has depended heavily on Lewis Andrews, the Montgomery County Lacrosse Coaches Association’s 4A/3A East Division Player of the Week.

Andrews, a junior attackman, had 12 goals and seven assists in two Northwood victories this past week, including a nine-goal performance in a 19-4 win over John F. Kennedy. He is joined by Thomas S. Wootton senior Jake Dunlop (4A/3A South), Quince Orchard junior Xavier Twine (4A/3A West) and Damascus sophomore Joey Salisbury (3A/2A), who received the award for their respective divisions.

Dunlop won 55 of 59 faceoffs while recording four goals and 30 ground balls last week. The Patriots midfielder has six goals on the season and has won 66 of 73 faceoffs, the second highest total in the division.

Twine helped the Cougars win three games last week by winning 62 percent of his faceoffs (28 of 45) and recording 14 ground balls. Salisbury was a steady defensive presence for the Swarmin’ Hornets, recording 32 ground balls and forcing 16 turnovers in his last three games.

egoldwein@gazette.net



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Girls

1. Good Counsel

2. Stone Ridge

3. Sherwood

4. Bullis

5. Churchill



Boys

1. Georgetown Prep

2. Landon

3. DeMatha

4. Churchill

5. Bullis