at·tack·man | \-ˌman \

Definition of attackman 

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

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With LaPlaca, junior attackman Max Groen (23 G, 11 A) and Wuesthoff expected to return to the fold, the offense would appear to be a strength for the Seahawks, who went 5-3 when scoring at least 10 goals. Edward Lee,, "Review & preview: St. Mary’s men’s lacrosse," 13 June 2018 The Salisbury men's lacrosse team was thought to be crippled by the graduation of three starting attackmen that combined for 198 goals and 112 assists last spring. Edward Lee,, "‘Rat attack’ for Salisbury men’s lacrosse taking aim at the national championship," 26 May 2018 Inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010, Ford was an All-America attackman at Gilman and North Carolina and was named the Best Attackman after helping the United States to the 1990 World Cup championship. Katherine Dunn,, "2018 All-Metro girls lacrosse Coach of the Year: Mac Ford, Notre Dame Prep," 3 July 2018 Playing with a young Patriots team, the standout attackman tallied 48 goals and 23 assists to help lead American Heritage to a 17-3 season. Wells Dusenbury,, "Broward boys lacrosse player of the year: Ryan Marek, American Heritage senior," 20 June 2018 But the most startling development was from sophomore attackman Ethan Christensen, who built on a 14-goal, 17-assist season in 2017 with a 46-goal, 35-assist effort in 2018. Edward Lee,, "Review & preview: Stevenson men’s lacrosse," 21 June 2018 Sophomore attackman Jonathan Park, a first-year player, scored eight goals against the Golden Bears and six versus Patuxent. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Howard County JV spring athletes earn their stripes," 5 June 2018 Newton North 15, Catholic Memorial 3 — Junior attackman Hunter Adams had four goals and an assist for the Tigers, as did senior midfielder Will Thompson. Jake Levin,, "Hingham boys show off in lacrosse," 20 May 2018 In lacrosse, '18 St. Xavier attackman Johnny Marrocco announced his commitment to Denver June 12. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Recruiting Trail: Badin's Kowalski picks NKU, St. X's Marrocco headed to Denver," 14 June 2018

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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