at·​tack·​man | \ ə-ˈtak-ˌman How to pronounce attackman (audio) \

Definition of attackman

: a player (as in lacrosse) assigned to an offensive zone or position

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Five players from Calvert Hall led the Baltimore contingent – midfielders Cole Herbert, Grant Mitchell and Connor Mitchell; attackman Daniel Kelly and defenseman Jacob Snyder. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Eight Baltimore-area players named to US Lacrosse men’s under-19 training team," 16 July 2019 Senior Cameron Martin, a natural attackman, was asked to play midfield and shoulder the majority of the scoring load, and other players were forced out of their comfort zones. Tim Schwartz, Howard County Times, "Glenelg Country boys lacrosse beats St. John's Catholic Prep for third straight win," 25 Apr. 2018 Chesapeake attackman Matt Danowski led all players with a game-high seven points (three goals, four assists), and midfielder Colin Heacock (Maryland, Boys’ Latin) had three goals. Jonas Shaffer,, "Led by Danowski, Bayhawks rout Cannons, 15-8, for sixth straight win," 3 July 2018 On Saturday, the Denver Outlaws’ attackman made history. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Denver Outlaws’ John Grant Jr. sets Major League Lacrosse’s all-time scoring record," 10 June 2019 The Cardinals became the first team in a decade to claim back-to-back Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference titles and Jacob Kelly, a senior attackman, was again the driving force. Glenn Graham,, "2018 All-Metro boys lacrosse Player of the Year: Jacob Kelly, Calvert Hall," 4 July 2018 On the boys side, Western attackman Michael Fox earned Mr. Lacrosse honors. Wells Dusenbury,, "Western's Michael Fox, Heritage-Delray's Caitlyn Wurzburger earn Mr. and Miss Lacrosse honors," 12 June 2018 Last season, attackmen Matt Rambo and Colin Heacock, defenseman Tim Muller and short-stick defensive midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen were the ones in leadership positions. Edward Lee,, "Maryland men’s lacrosse players look to 'old' Dan Morris, Tim Rotanz for guidance," 12 May 2018 Sophomore Jack Sheppard is the first defender all season to hold in check All-County attackman and Player of the Year candidate Jeremy Wilson, who led the county in points last spring and is doing so again this year for Centennial. Tim Schwartz, Howard County Times, "McKenna scores six goals to lead River Hill boys lacrosse past Centennial," 26 Apr. 2018

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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