(Photo: Max LaTorre/Instagram)
Brendan Callahan and the Dartmouth Big Green have added their seventh commitment in the 2022 cycle, bolstering an already strong class for Ivy League program.
Salisbury (Conn.) LSM Max LaTorre announced that he had flipped his commitment from Loyola to the Big Green on Saturday night. LaTorre originally committed to the Greyhounds last fall.
Rated as a four-star by Inside Lacrosse, LaTorre is the first LSM in the class for the Big Green and third player on the defensive side of the ball, joining Belmont Hill (Mass.) defenseman Tom Goguen and Santa Fe Christian (Calif.) goalie Sam Cooper.
“What really stood out about Dartmouth was the fact that I could earn an Ivy League degree while still getting to compete and play division 1 lacrosse,” LaTorre told Lacrosse Bucket
The LSM, who will be taking a post-grad year at Salisbury, is coming off a strong senior campaign at Delbarton (N.J.) in which he helped lead the Green Wave to a state title game appearance where they fell to Don Bosco Prep. A ground ball machine, LaTorre earned First Team All-State and All-Conference honors this past season.
LaTorre said that his strongest part of his game is the almost innate ability he has for putting the ball on the carpet. “The coaches at Dartmouth discussed how important caused turnovers are to their defense and my ability to play LSM and get the ball is going to be very beneficial.”
On what he is looking forward towards getting out of his post-graduate year at Salisbury, LaTorre said he wants to use the year to continue to develop and hone in his skills. “On top of being in the gym and conditioning with the team, I will constantly have the stick in my hands and just be playing the game which will just sharpen all of my skills.”