Princeton Gets Off to Hot Start in 2023 Cycle

16 days into the contact period, and the Princeton Tigers have gotten off to a pretty hot start in the 2023 cycle.

While the Tigers were one of a few programs with a commitment in the class before September 1st with Bullis (Md.) senior midfielder Tucker Wade planning to head to Australia for, essentially, a gap year and come into Princeton as member of the 2023 class, the Tigers have added three commitment since the contact period opened.

Princeton’s picked up their first post September 1st commitment late last week, as Severn School (Md.) attackman Jacob Todd verbaled to the Tigers. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior is a very effective dodger both behind the cage and on the wings. He tallied 61 points off 33 goals and 28 assists, and was named an All-MIAA selection this past spring as a sophomore. He is rated as a four-star by Inside Lacrosse.

Matt Madalon’s squad picked up their third and fourth commitments of the class on Thursday night with both Culver (Ind.) goalie Colin Vickrey and Brunswick (Conn.) defenseman Hunter Spiess verbaling to the Tigers.

Vickrey, a Texas native, was initially a ’22 Notre Dame commit before reclassifying and flipping to the Tigers on Thursday night. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound goalkeeper, who has been compared to Syracuse and Navy legends John Galloway and Mickey Jarboe, is rated as a four-star by Inside Lacrosse and has some of the quickest hands you’ll find in high school lacrosse and is very effective in the clearing game.

Starting for Bruswick at close defense as a sophomore this past spring, Speiss has routinely showcased how effective he is as an on-ball defender, as well as his high IQ play off ball. The 6-foot-2 pole has also shown to be impactful in transition when needed. Speiss is rated as a four-star and ranked as the No. 23 player in the class by Inside Lacrosse

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