Seeing the success the Silver Lake High varsity athletic teams enjoyed over the course of this past fall season, it should come as no surprise that a handful of its athletes rank among the best athletes on the South Shore.
This statement was affirmed by the Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic selections. Although they have not officially come out yet and will not for another month most likely, the official Silver Lake Athletics Twitter account announced which of their players made the cut on Monday this week. In all, the Lakers had five selections in four different sports. Here is a look at who was chosen for it.
Phil Lashley — Lashley was the Lakers primary running back these past two seasons and he rushed for well over 1,000 yards in each of them and averaged roughly seven yards per carry this past season. The senior helped the Lakers to two straight playoff appearances his junior and senior years as the Lakers continue moving in the right direction.
Dillon Brown — Brown was a major asset to the Lakers boys’ golf team for several years. He shot under par on the season this year and qualified for the Division 2 state tournament twice in his Lakers career. Brown is committed to the University of Maryland for golf.
Allie Crawford — Crawford was a highly-skilled midfielder for the Lakers who helped lead them to a playoff appearance this season. The senior did an excellent job of helping the team move the ball downfield, had over 20 points on the season and led the team in assists.
Patrick McMahon — Only a junior this year, the midfielder gives the Lakers reasons to be excited for the future. This is his second straight All-Scholastic selection after putting up a team-high 14 goals this past season for the Lakers, who made the playoffs both years he was selected.
Abigail Gallagher — Gallagher was on the court for all 76 of the Lakers sets this past season and was a major reason why they were able to make it to the playoffs for the first time in several years. The senior led the team with 254 kills and 154 digs.