CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athlete of the Week, Dante Cassaro.

Cassaro is a senior attack on the varsity lacrosse team who currently has 45 goals this season. He finished the regular season strong against Howell with three goals and that momentum has carried into the state tournament where he has seven goals through the first two rounds - four against Roxbury and three versus Scotch Plains-Fanwood. The Cougars will travel to take on top-seeded Chatham in the North Jersey Group 3 semifinals on Wednesday.

Cassaro has played a big part in Cranford's strong season (17-2). The Cougars boast four players with 30-plus goals this season in Cassaro, Conor Halpin, Cole Blazek, and Nate Caldwell. 

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