(Photo: Taft Lacrosse)
The Yale Bulldogs got their 2023 class rolling last night with Taft (Conn.) attackman Peter Moynihan becoming the first verbal in the class for the Ivy League program.
Below, Lacrosse Bucket takes a look at what exactly Andy Shay and the Bulldogs are getting in this natural X attackman from Long Island.
What Yale is Getting:
The first thing that stands out about Moynihan’s game is the sheer speed and ability to beat his defender and get his hands free. He dodges aggressively, isn’t afraid of contact, and gets the job done – whether that means stinging the back of the net with a shot of his own or dumping it off to an open teammate for the assist. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound righty is a natural X attackman, to be sure, but he isn’t afraid to get into the dirty areas around the crease when needed, scrap for ground balls, and rides very hard. He especially showed off this part of his game this spring, playing on a loaded attack line where he was often forced to be an off-ball player more than a ball carrier or dodger at X. You could see Moynihan succeed in this role during the GEICO High School Nationals, which his Taft team ended up winning.
What It Means For Yale:
Rated as a four-star and ranked as the No. 32 player in the class by Inside Lacrosse, Moynihan’s commitment gets Yale’s 2023 class started with a bang. The current top dogs in the Ivy League, Andy Shay, and company are likely to put together another strong class this cycle, and Moynihan is just the start.