Southern Scorecard: Recapping November Movement

(Photo: Episcopal Lacrosse)

A of writing this, there have been 55 players from the South commit to DI programs in the class of 2023, per the Lacrosse Bucket Database. Eight of those commitments came during the month of November.

Virginia and Florida lead the way in number of commitments in the class with 13 each while Georgia trail them with 12. North Carolina has seen eight 2023s commit to DIs while Texas has seen seven. Alabama has produced one DI commit in the class.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of the movement seen in the South amongst the 2023 class over the past month.

Florida

The Sunshine State saw three players come off the board in the ’23 class this past month, including one of the most notable recent moves on the national stage as Benjamin School (Fla.) midfielder Luke Pisani verbaled to the Virginia Cavaliers late in the month.

Pisani originally committed to Army West Point last fall as a member of the 2022 class before decommitting and reclassifying. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound midfielder is an exceptional athlete who can prove to be a matchup nightmare for defenders, especially as a downhill dodger. Often playing a pretty gritty style of lacrosse, Pisani can also be an impact in between the lines in the riding game and on the back end as a short-stick defender if needed.

Additionally, Tampa Jesuit (Fla.) junior faceoff man Scott “SK” Moore verbaled to High Point. He is coming off an exceptional campaign last spring where he went 84% at the dot and was often the catalyst for early offense. Vermont also continued to build their Florida pipeline, adding Holy Trinity Episcopal (Fla.) defenseman Jack Coombs to the class.

Georgia

Just one player from the Peach State verbaled to a DI in the 2023 class last month as Mill Creek (Ga.) goalie Brayden Wilson chose to stay home at play for the Mercer Bears. Wilson is the first player to verbal to the Bears this cycle.

Texas

The only move in the ’23 class this past month in the Lone Star State was Luke Sganga announcing that he would be playing his college lacrosse for the Utah Utes. The Southlake (Texas) attackman had a strong 2021 campaign, putting up 47 goals and nine assists. He is the second Texas native to verbal to the Utes this cycle, joining Kaden Davis (Lake Travis, Texas).

Virginia

Old Dominion saw three players from the 2023 class find homes at DIs last month.

The most notable move out of the state in November was Episcopal (Va.) junior attackman Caulley Deringer announcing his commitment to Lars Tiffany and the Virginia Cavaliers. The lefty has one of the smoothest releases in high school lacrosse and knows how to get himself open, and put the ball in the back of the net. He also has a good amount of burst and quickness that he is able to tap into when needed, which can make him a difficult cover whether he has the ball in his stick or not. He is the second in-state commitment in the class for the Cavaliers.

Richmond and VMI also added home grown players in their ’23 classes during the month of November. Robinson Secondary (Va.) faceoffman Adam Dembicki verbaled to the Spiders and Colonial Forge (Va.) faceoff man AJ Riley chose the Keydets.


Full List of 2023 Commits From The South:

StatePlayerPositionHigh SchoolCommitmentCommitment Date
GeorgiaHill PlunkettAttackRoswellArmy West Point7/1/2021
VirginiaMatt HanMidfieldPaul VIMichigan9/3/2021
VirginiaEli PettyDefense/LSMCollegiateVirginia9/5/2021
FloridaLuke LoweryDefensePonte VedraDartmouth9/12/2021
GeorgiaNiko KaretsosAttackPace AcademyNorth Carolina9/13/2021
North CarolinaCayden HollarMidfieldHoggard (N.C.)Hofstra9/15/2021
North CarolinaBrayson WilsonGoalieCannon SchoolNorth Carolina9/16/2021
TexasColin Vickrey*GoalieCulver (Ind.)Princeton9/16/2021
VirginiaQuintan KilrainDefenseLawrenceville (N.J.)Syracuse9/16/2021
FloridaAndrew KlisDefenseAmerican HeritageDartmouth9/16/2021
GeorgiaDonny ScottDefenseThe Hill Academy (Ont.)Syracuse9/17/2021
FloridaAndrew KlisDefenseAmerican HeritageDartmouth9/17/2021
VirginiaNolan GilmartinAttackBenedictine PrepUAlbany9/17/2021
GeorgiaJack MarlowMidfieldCambridgeMichigan9/19/2021
AlabamaAnderson MooreGoalieBriarwood ChristianGeorgetown9/21/2021
FloridaJordan FaisonMidfieldPine CrestNotre Dame9/21/2021
GeorgiaEzekiel LomaxMidfieldIMG AcademyJacksonville9/23/2021
VirginiaNate KabiriAttackGeorgetown Prep (Md.)Georgetown9/24/2021
FloridaZach MesaLSMCulver (Ind.)Lehigh9/25/2021
North CarolinaKenan EverhartAttackAshley (N.C.)Loyola9/25/2021
GeorgiaCarson HallFaceoffHarrison (Ga.)Loyola9/28/2021
FloridaColin KrugerAttackTampa JesuitBoston U.9/28/2021
FloridaJack SchulteAttackSt. Andrew’sAir Force9/28/2021
GeorgiaCarson HallFaceoffHarrisonLoyola9/28/2021
FloridaMaddox JohnsonA/MPonte VedraDenver9/29/2021
VirginiaSam McAvoyMidfieldLake Braddock (Va.)Penn State9/29/2021
North CarolinaKarter WillamsDefenseHoughNotre Dame9/30/2021
VirginiaJack SchubertAttackLake Braddock (Va.)Georgetown9/30/2021
FloridaTurner AshbyA/MPlantAir Force10/1/2021
GeorgiaAlex LobelAttackRoswellMichigan10/1/2021
VirginiaMiles HarveyMidfieldSt. Christopher’sHigh Point10/1/2021
TexasJake ParkAttackSt. Mark’sAir Force10/3/2021
North CarolinaHunter BisbeeAttackGreensboro DayAir Force10/6/2021
GeorgiaMyles QuandtFaceoffRoswellTowson10/7/2021
TexasCooper ColemanGoalieDallas JesuitJacksonville10/11/2021
GeorgiaGarrett KrsulD/LSMMiltonVMI10/13/2021
FloridaElijah StobaughMidfieldIMG AcademyMaryland10/14/2021
FloridaBronson DowdellA/MWinter ParkMercer10/14/2021
TexasBen AbelGoalieHighland ParkLoyola10/15/2021
North CarolinaCarter MaloneMidfieldCardinal Gibbons (N.C.)Monmouth10/19/2021
North CarolinaNicholas HamptonGoalieSouthwest Guilford (N.C.)St. John’s10/20/2021
GeorgiaRobbie WalkerAttackKing’s RidgeJacksonville10/20/2021
North CarolinaAlec Levy*AttackEast Chapel HillNorth Carolina10/21/2021
TexasKaden DavisMidfieldLake TravisUtah10/22/2021
VirginiaNate MurphyDefensePaul VIRichmond10/26/2021
TexasBrody RheeDefenseHouston MemorialHigh Point
VirginiaAdam DembickiFaceoffRobinson SecondaryRichmond11/4/2021
GeorgiaBrayden WilsonGoalieMill CreekMercer11/14/2021
FloridaScott MooreFaceoffTampa JesuitHigh Point11/16/2021
VirginiaAJ RileyFaceoffColonial ForgeVMI11/16/2021
FloridaJack CoombsDefenseHoly Trinity EpiscopalVermont11/18/2021
FloridaLuke PisaniMidfieldBenjamin SchoolVirginia11/22/2021
VirginiaCaulley DeringerAttackEpiscopalVirginia11/23/2021
TexasLuke SgangaAttackSouthlakeUtah11/26/2021
VirginiaParker LoveLSMPaul VINavy12/1/2021

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