LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Jason Scher has been named as TAPinto Livingston’s Athlete of the Week after scoring 14 goals and contributing 15 assists in his last five games—bringing him to a total of 35 points so far this season.
With Scher leading the pack, the Lancers are 5-2 after winning their last five consecutive games. Scher scored three goals and had one assist against West Essex in Thursday’s 7-2 victory; six goals and one assist in Tuesday’s 13-0 shutout against Verona; two goals and six assists against Newark Academy on Saturday; two goals and three assists against Oratory Prep last Wednesday; and one goal and four assists against Montclair on April 5.
“[Scher] is just a fabulous player,” said head coach Brad Dzama. “He’s so smart, he’s so calm, he’s so talented—in my 20 years he’s one of the best players I’ve coached.”
Scher said that he is extremely happy with the way that the team has responded to its disappointing start to the season.
“The team has come together and won five straight games with major contributions from several players,” he said. “The defense has been solid all year and the offense has showed positive signs of improvement in the past few games. The team is definitely excited for the upcoming Essex County tournament and is striving for a conference championship.”
As Scher heads to Duke University in the fall, he said he will miss the camaraderie and competition of the Livingston High School lacrosse program.
Check out TAPinto Livingston's last Athlete of the Week, Ryan Cardona, a pitcher on the varsity baseball team, by clicking HERE.