Jr., Canton: Rogers earned the Chiefs' Most Valuable Player
award after winning the 2009 Most Outstanding Offensive Player award.
He was voted to the All PCS-Park 1st Team in 2008 and 2009.
Rogers, who has several Division 2 and 3 colleges interested in
his services, is a two-time All-State Honorable Mention honoree. He
also earned All-Conference and All-Regional honors in 2009 and 2010.
"Matt was the team's best goal scorer," said Canton coach Kevin
Riley. "He has amazing stick skills in the crease, and led team in
goals the past three season."
Ryan Renault, Sr., Plymouth: Renault scored 37 goals to go along
with 33 assists. He also picked up 32 ground balls. He will be
attending Central Michigan University in the fall.
"Ryan was an outstanding attack," said Plymouth coach Brian
Walsh. "Ryan was a great shooter and finisher and was our best riding
attack. He was our offensive leader and wanted the ball every
time we needed a goal.
"Ryan is one of the best players to come through Plymouth High
School. Ryan really stepped up in our rivalry games to help us win the
Park, scoring two goals and one assist against Canton, but really
carrying us against Salem by scoring four goals and two assists."
Hatcher, Jr., Salem: Hatcher earned All-Conference honorable
mention accolades two years in a row. He was also an All-Conference
Berlin, Jr., Salem: Berlin earned All-Conference honors and was
an All-Conference Academic player.
Underwood, Sr., Canton: Underwood was voted the team's Most
Outstanding Player after earning Most Valuable Player accolades in
2009. He is a two-time All-PCS Park first-teamer and two-time
third-team All-State standout. Underwood also hauled in All-Conference
and All-Regional awards in 2009 and 2010.
He will be attending Otterbien University (Ohio) on an
"Jake was the team's best all-around player for the past two
years," said Riley. "He was our assists and ground-ball leader.
Conor Downey, Jr., Plymouth:
Downery racked up 12 goals and 18 assists while scooping up 38
"Conor is an excellent midfielder for us," said Walsh. "He had
the best shot on our team and really was able to help stretch defenses
with his outside shot.
"Conor was also an excellent feeder from the midfield. His
primary focus was offensive, but he played good defense for us when we
had some injuries. Conor was our leading scorer against Canton,
registering two nice, hard, low goals and he had two inside feeds for
goals. Conor was our best offensive midfielder."
Ethan Christensen, Jr.,
Plymouth: Christensen is a long-stick midfielder who also plays
defense. He tallied two assists and 65 ground balls while forcing 36
"Ethan is an outstanding defensive player for us playing both
long-stick midfield and defense. Ethan picked up a lot of ground balls
for us, but most impressive about Ethan is how many passes he knocks
down or just intercepts.
"He is a definite no-fly-zone around our crease. Ethan played
his best game against Salem, scoring one of his assists on an awesome
fast break that Ethan made out of nothing."
Ben Burkman, Jr., Plymouth: Burkman
compiled two assists and 125 ground balls while forcing 75 turnovers.
"Ben was one of the best players on our team, picking up tons of
ground balls and causing a ton of turnovers with his great stick
checks. Every game he covered our opponents' best players and did an
excellent job. He held Canton and Salem's best attack to one
even-strength goal for Canton and one overall goal for Salem."
Alex Miller, Jr., Plymouth: Miller chalked up 70 ground balls
and 45 CT's.
"Alex is a great lock-down defenseman for us really being able
to help shut down left-handed attack," said Walsh. "He causes a ton of
turnovers with his great range and good height.
"Alex did a really good job in the Canton game, holding his
assignment to only one goal and in the Salem game to no points at all."
Popp, Jr., Canton: Pop earned All PCS-Park 1st Team and
All-Regional honors. He was also voted to receive the team's
"Ben won 101 of 171 face-off attempts (59 percent) and he played
at 100 percent every time he stepped on the field," said Riley.
Walsh, Sr., Canton: Walsh is a two-time All PCS-Park
1st-teamer. He also raked in the team's Most Outstanding Defensive
Player award, was Honorable Mention All-State, Academic All-State,
All-Conference and All-Regional.
Walsh will be attending Otterbein University on a Presidential
Scholarship for academics.
Walsh holds the school record with the most saves in a season
(222) and most saves in a gave (26).
attack - Salem
midfield - Salem
defense - Salem
Kurt Driscoll, lsm
Drew Hisey, face
off spec. - Salem
goalie - Salem
attack - Plymouth
midfield - Plymouth
face off spec. - Plymouth
goalie - Plymouth
attack - Canton
Tim Popp, midfield
defense - Canton
PLYMOUTH'S SEASON RECAP: "We
finished 9-9 overall (9-8 regular season , 6-3 KLAA), so it
was a very successful season for us in that we won the park for the
first time ever, placed the highest in the KLAA yet for us, beat Saline
and South Lyon for the first time ever and ended up with the best
record in school history. (8-11 each of previous two
seasons)," said Brian Walsh. "I'm very excited about next year as we
have a ton of juniors coming back that should all step up and hopefully
push the rest of the team to get Plymouth to the next level.
RECAP: The Chief went 8-8. "We started out well," said Riley,
"then played state-ranked teams and lost several games. Player injuries
and team depth kept the Chiefs from competing at a consistent level
throughout the entire season. The Chiefs will reload for next season,
hoping to achieve greater success."