October 19, 2012

#BestOfLax: Vote for LM's Biggest Individual Performance of 2012

by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com

Lacrosse Magazine's "Best of Lacrosse 2012" series recognizes the players, coaches, teams and moments that shined above all others in our sport this year. We want to know what you think. Fans can vote for their favorites in 10 categories. The results of each poll will be published alongside staff selections in the December issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Voting ends Monday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

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Nominees for Best Individual Performance

Taylor Cummings, McDonogh (Md.) (IAAM Final)
The two-time Lacrosse Magazine national girls' player of the year scored the game-winner with 9.8 seconds left to give McDonogh (Md.) a 12-11 defeat of Maryvale Prep (Md.) in the IAAM Division A championship. The win capped McDonogh's third consecutive perfect season and extended its winning streak to 69 straight games.

Vito DeMola, Dowling (NCAA D-II Final)
Vito DeMola would talk to you for hours, and the senior almost did after a four-goal, two-assist performance in Dowling's 11-10 win over Limestone in the Division II men's championship game in Foxborough, Mass. It was the school's first national title. "Everybody wants to believe. That's the easiest thing. Anybody can say they believe, but it's hard to prove, which you do by commitment. Following through is being out there doing it," DeMola said.

Cody Jamieson, Knighthawks (NLL Final)
Jamieson, the top pick in the 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, was MVP of the 2012 Champion's Cup with an eight-point (four goals, four assists) game in the Rochester Knighthawks' 9-6 win over the Edmonton Rush.

Jeremy Noble, Denver (NCAA First-Round Game)
Back-and-forth and late into the night, Denver and North Carolina battled to a 16-14 decision won by the Pioneers. Noble, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Canadian-native sophomore, scored a Denver single-game record 10 points as the Pioneers threw an array of offensive looks at the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse (NCAA Quarterfinal)
The Syracuse junior attack almost single-handedly brought the Orange back from a two-goal deficit with three minutes remaining in regulation. She scored twice, assisted on another goal and forced a crucial turnover in a late-game flurry that sparked a miraculous 17-16 comeback win over the Tar Heels at the Carrier Dome. Her game-winner came with five seconds left. "It was just pure bliss," she said.

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