By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
LYNNFIELD — The Cape Ann League boys’ lacrosse coaches recently selected their First and Second Team All-Stars.
Four members of the Lynnfield High team made the CAL First-Team All-Stars and it was the first time making any All-Star team for all four.
Jack Calichman, Drew Damiani, Will Steadman and A.J. Chiaradonna were the four Pioneers named to the team.
Calichman, a junior midfielder, broke the school record in assists (87) and total points (124). He also scored 37 goals to finish with a team-high 124 points. Calichman had 51 ground balls and 12 takeaways.
“He is our do-it-all man,” said Pioneers head coach Pat Lamusta. “He is our best defensive and offensive midfielder and he is very unselfish.”
Damiani led the team in goals with 70 as he had 93 total points with his 23 assists. The junior attacker also had 84 ground balls and 17 takeaways.
“He did a nice job fielding and in face-offs,” pointed out Lamusta, as Damiani had a 65 percent face-off percentage. “He is a great athlete with an awesome shot.”
Steadman was third on the team in points as the senior attacker had 87 with 44 goals and 43 assists.
“He was terrific on the offensive end,” said Lamusta, about the co-captain. “His strength was his dodging ability.”
Chiaradonna, a sophomore defenseman, led the team in ground balls with 87. He had 25 takeaways to go with three goals and one assist.
“We knew we could count on him to cover the best scorers in our league,” said Lamusta.
Lynnfield, after winning its first two playoff contests, reached the Round of 8 game in the MIAA Division 4 state tournament as they lost to host Wahconah, 22-7, to end the year at 16-5. Wahconah ended up winning the state title, beating Sandwich, 8-7, on June 22 at Worcester State.
They finished in second place, tied with Pentucket, in the CAL Kinney Division going 9-3 in league play. Newburyport won the division.