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Schofield named DII Player of the Year

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By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

If anything is for certain in the town of Medfield, it’s that John Schofield has an extremely bright future playing lacrosse. Entering the 2019 season as one of the top-rated close D men in the country and a reigning All-American, Schofield committed to play at Lehigh just before the season began and expectations for he and the Warriors were high.

Game-by-game, the junior was matched up against the opposition’s top offensive weapon, and time after time again, Schofield proved every bit worthy of all the preseason hype he received. In total, Schofield recorded 47 ground balls and 60 caused turnovers throughout the season.

After helping Medfield win its way to the Division II Central/East title and a berth in the state championship game, Schofield was named Division II Player of the Year this past week by the Boston Globe. Along with All-Scholastic honors and Player of the Year honors, Schofield was named TVL MVP.

“I’m very proud and honored to receive this recognition,” said Schofield. It means the world to me. I would like to give a shoutout to my boys and the coaches on the team for delivering an amazing season that allowed me the little extra attention and helping me get this award. Getting this is an incredible accomplishment, and I’m going to savor every moment I have with it tacked onto my resume.”

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