On Saturday night at Homewood Field, the South squad beat the North 28-22 in the Under Armour All-American game. North Carolina signee Chase Mullins (St. Christopher’s, Va.) was named the MVP following a record 27-win performance for the South.
Here’s a look at some of the standouts from Saturday’s contest.
Griffin Schutz, A, Deerfield (Mass.) – Virginia
Schutz was the alpha for the North offense from the get go, getting the scoring started as he bodied up Bobby Van Buren and was able to get top side for the score. He before putting away his second of the day just minutes later. The Virginia signee ended with five goals in the contest – three of which came off assist from Leo Johnson – and showed exactly why he is one of the top offensive players in the class.
Leo Johnson, A, Avon Old Farms (Conn.) – Yale
Johnson was pretty quite in the first half of play. But in the second half, the Yale signee went off for four points (1G/3A). All three of those assisted goals went to Griffin Schutz, including a cross-field feed during a man-up situation that found a cutting Schutz right on the doorstep for the score. That play highlighted the night for Johnson, who looks all but ready to make an immediate impact in New Haven.
Andrew McAdorey, M, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) – Duke
Ranked as the No. 1 player in the class by Inside Lacrosse, McAdorey was all over the field on Saturday night. The Duke signee not only made an impact on the offensive end of the field, where he had two goals and two assists, but he also crossed the midfield line and showed out as a short-stick defender. McAdorey showed exactly why he is the top player in the class.
Chase Mullins, FO, St. Christopher’s (Va.) – North Carolina
The MVP of the game, Mullins put on a show at the faceoff dot for the South squad. The North Carolina simply dominated, especially in the second half as he helped aide South on a 7-1 run to open the fourth quarter of play. Mullins was able to win the clamp most of the time and when needed countered well. He also showed off his lacrosse IQ, incorporating his wings into play when needed. Mullins went 28-for-49 (57%) while also grabbing 13 ground balls.
Bobby Van Buren, Defense, Homeschooled – Ohio State
A North Carolina native with one of the most intriguing stories in the class as a homeschooled player, Van Buren was one of the most impactful and versatile poles on the field Saturday night. Standing 6-foot-2, 200-pounds, Van Buren not only made an impact as a cover guy who can put the ball on the ground, but he also took it coast-to-coast for the score early in the second quarter.
Jake Cohen, Defense, Landon (Md.) – Yale
Playing alongside Van Buren, the Yale signee helped form one heck of a defense for the South squad during Saturday’s contest. Cohen showed off his physicality and high-level footwork, while also seemingly being near every ground ball scrum. Additionally, he took one all the way to the rack in the second quarter following a wild ground ball snag to aide the South squad during a four-goal run.
Michael Scharfenberger, G, Deerfield (Mass.) – Georgetown
In a game with 50 combined goals its hard for any goalie to standout. But Scharfenberger, who played in the first half for the North squad, was able to keep his poise and make some fantastic saves during his time in cage. The Georgetown signee was especially good early on in the contest, shutting the denying the South squad multiple times to energize his team before the opposing team finally broke the ice.