Kevin Warne and the Georgetown Hoyas got some big news on Tuesday night as Briarwood Christian (Ala.) junior goalie Anderson Moore verbaled to the Hoyas. Moore is Georgetown’s fourth commitment in the class of 2023 and second on the defensive end of the field, joining Boston College (Mass.) LSM James Carroll.
“It’s a great academic fit and such a pretty campus,” Moore told Lacrosse Bucket. “Coach Warne and his staff really made me feel at home and showed me where I would fit in there…And the guys there seemed like the type of guys I would hang out with…it just felt right.”
Rated as a five-star and ranked as the top goalie in the class by Inside Lacrosse, the junior is the most highly-regarded high school player to ever come out of the state of Alabama. Moore said he takes pride in being from a non-traditional area, and still having the success he has had on the field.
“It gives me a kind of chip on my shoulder or an edge that other players don’t have and I feed off of that. It’s honestly and advantage for me not being from a hotbed, I think,” Moore said. “And it’s nice to have younger kids back home that look up to me. It may be a little bit of pressure, but it’s good pressure.”
One of the most consistent and poised goalies in high school lacrosse, Moore describes himself as as a good ball stopper, saying, “I Love to try new things in cage to try and throw shooters off or maybe steal some. I also, love playing outside the cage and making athletic plays…intercepting a pass or picking up a group ball.” He is coming off a sophomore season in which he made 230 saves with a 71.9% save percentage.
Georgetown has housed one of the best defenses in the nation for multiple years now. Moore said that was something her very much loved about the Hoyas program, and very much excited him.
“I could be able to come in and have one of the best defenses out there. And with a coaching staff that would be able to work and listen to me and my preferences.”