MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Two Morristown-Beard School graduates — Trevor Baptiste ’14 of Denville and Teddy Hatfield ’15 of Summit — are ranked in the top five in the NJ.com poll ranking the 50 best Division 1 lacrosse players hailing from New Jersey high schools.  No other high school in New Jersey has multiple players ranked in the top five.

Hatfield ’15, now a sophomore at the University of Richmond, is ranked second overall while Baptiste’14, a junior at the University of Denver, is ranked fourth among New Jersey graduates. 

In his first 12 games this season, Teddy Hatfield has scored 26 goals and added 21 assists for a total of 47 points.  Earlier in the month, he tied his own school record with eight points — four goals and four assists — as Richmond defeated High Point, 12-4.  At MBS, Hatfield was named the Daily Record Player of the Year and earned First Team All-State honors in 2015 and Third Team All-State honors in 2014.  During his high school career, he tallied 227 goals and 190 assists for a total of 417 points for the Crimson.

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Trevor Baptiste is one of the leading faceoff specialists in the nation and recently broke the University of Denver’s record for career faceoff wins.  He has won 20 or more faceoffs in 12 games.  So far in 11 games this season, he has won 199 of 264 faceoffs while also scooping up 120 ground balls and scoring nine points.  In his freshman season, Baptiste and the Denver Pioneers captured the NCAA lacrosse title following a 10-5 win over Mayland.  At Morristown-Beard School, he was First Team All-State during his senior year, and amassed 156 points and 722 ground balls.

This coming year, Morristown-Beard School will send two more outstanding student-athletes to top Division I lacrosse programs.  Connor Morin ’17 of Sparta will play lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame while Kevin Gill ’17 of Chatham will play for the University of North Carolina.  Morin, an Under Armour All-American and member of the USA Today’s All-USA Preseason Team, earned First Team All-Waterman Division, NJISSA All-Prep B, NJAC First Team All-Conference, and NJAC Third Team All Prep last season. Gill earned First Team All-Waterman Division, First Team Prep B and Honorable Mention All-NJAC last season.