By Hastings Lacrosse Hastings Lacrosse boasts three all section players compared to one from all previous years. The Raiders have had one all sections selection sense they have been a sanctioned high …
By Hastings Lacrosse
Hastings Lacrosse boasts three all section players compared to one from all previous years. The Raiders have had one all sections selection sense they have been a sanctioned high school sport. This year The Raiders have one first team and two second team all section 3.
Junior John Chorlton was selected First Team All Section 3. John was voted all section as a LSM for Section 3. As a freshman he received all section votes as a long pole defenseman but has been called on this year to contribute all over the field and with both sticks. John led the state in forced turnovers and was third in the state in ground balls. John’s 16 goals and 27 assists put him 3rd on the team behind little brother Luke and senior attack Alex Thompson, it also put him on the on the leader board for the regular season in the state. He was called on to take face offs and run the man up offensive and be a shutdown defender on middies as well as attack. John had a great year for the Raider even though he had to miss the two games and the first two weeks of practice due to contract tracing in the classroom, the day after spring break. We wonder what his numbers and season would have looked like with a full season.
Hastings two starting freshman also received Second Team honors. Luke Chorlton and Brady Nickel made a big splash in the section this year, and we see a bright future in the coming years for both.
Luke ended his season breaking the schools’ points record, with a lot of help from Alex Thompson. When talking to Luke he attributes most of his assists to feeding Thompson, but also says Pip and John may have gotten a few of them also. Luke’s regular season ended with 39 goals and 31 assists. But what really set Luke apart was his ONE-MAN RIDE. If you ever got a chance to watch a Hastings lacrosse game you would be amazed at how hard one player, an attack man works defensively at getting the ball back. If anything sets Luke apart it is his effort on the Ride.
And when you are talking defense Brady Nickel stepped in as a leader on the defense, and was called on to shut down players the likes of Luke McCarthy from CDH and Baker Reding from STA. Two the states leading attack men.
Brady did not only get called on defensively as a close defender he was also asked to play LSM, allowing some flexibility with other players. Brady also broke the freshman ground ball record set by teammate John Chorlton and did a great job on the clear. Brady has the ability to not only clear the ball with his legs, but he is very good at finding the open man in the clear.
The future looks very good for Hastings Lacrosse if these three players are any indication of what Hasting is producing for lacrosse players.
All three of them play football for the Raiders in the fall, Brady is a member True Lacrosse’s national traveling team and the Chorlton brothers are both defensive men for the Hastings Raiders Hockey team. John says his dream would have Luke as his defensive partner next season in hockey.
The three Raiders selected to the All Section Team from L to R. John Chorlton (11th grade), Brady Nickel (9th grade), Luke Chorlton (9th grade). Photo submitted.