Southern Scorecard: ’23 December Movement

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As of writing this, there have been 64 players from the South commit to play DI class in the 2023 class, per the Lacrosse Bucket Database. 13 of those commitments came during the month of December.

Virginia leads the way in number of commitments with 16 while Florida and Georgia sit behind them with 14 and 13, respectively. Texas has seen 10 players in the class find homes at DI while North Carolina has seen nine. Alabama and South Carolina have each produced one commit in the class, respectively.

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 two players come off the board ’23 class this past month, brining the total number of commits in the class to 14.

Bolles (Fla.) A/M Caleb Coleman announced that he had verbaled to the Vermont Catamounts on December 11th. The versatile playmaker is a bigtime shooter, especially from the outside, and posses a skillset that allows him to thrive all over the field and could allow him to translate his game at both attack or midfield at the college level. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a 15-4 record and FHSAA 1A State Quarterfinal appearance.

The Colgate Raiders ended the month by grabbing a commitment from Taft (Conn.) attackman Ethan Rubenstein. A South Florida native, Rubenstein possesses a certain amount of speed and quickness that makes him tough to cover anywhere on the field, especially behind the cage at X. Playing a tougher game at times, he is dangerous as both a shooter as well as a passer, and especially so when around the cage.

Georgia

Two players from the Peach State in the ’23 class found homes at DIs this past month as Greater Atlanta Christian (Ga.) midfielder James Canipe verbaled to St. Joseph’s and Westminster (Ga.) midfielder Aidan Wooley announced his commitment to the Richmond Spiders.

Canipe is an absolute sniper from the midfield who can and will put the ball in the back of the net if you give him even an inch of space. He is coming off a strong sophomore season in which he lead his team in goals with 40 and also had eight assists.

Wooley is a do-it -all player at the midfield who can not only make an impact on the offensive and defensive end, but also on the faceoff wings. Offensively, the 6-foot, 175-pound midfielder can he use his speed and athleticism to beat his defenseman and get to the rack off the dodge, as well get to open spaces off-ball.

North Carolina

The lone commitment from the Tar Heel State came from Middle Creek (N.C.) attackman Collin Patrick, who has chosen to take his talents to Marist. The attackman is coming off a sophomore spring in 2021 where put up 23 goals and 13 assists while leading Middle Creek to an 11-0 regular season record, and showcasing his ability to be a playmaker – especially around the cage as bother a scorer and feeder.

South Carolina

The Palmetto State has seen just one player from the ’23 class verbal to a DI and that one commitment came this past month as J.L. Mann (S.C.) midfielder Jacob Watt verbaled to the Air Force Falcons. He put up 32 goals and 21 assists while helping the Patriots to a state title last spring.

Texas

During the month of December, the Lone Star State saw three players commit to DIs in the class of 2023.

Saint Mary’s Hall (Texas) goalie Rudy Zarate verbaled to Wagner, McKinney Boyd (Texas) attackman Peyton Tallo verbaled to Jacksonville, and Southlake (Texas) midfielder Jack Manero has committed to Army West Point.

Virginia

There have been three commitments out of Old Dominion in the ’23 class over the past month and all three came from Paul VI (Va.).

LSM Parker Love verbaled to Navy on the first of the month while goalie Matthew Dineen and attackman Henry Fleckner announced their commitments to Utah and Boston U. on December 20th and 29th.

Love is a pole that has a ton of hustle in his game and could realistically play either LSM or close at the next level. Dineen played on varsity as a freshman at John Champe (Va.) before transferring to Paul VI prior to last year, and while on the smaller size at 5-foot-8, plays with a lot of passion in cage and shows ability to remain poised and stop shots from all over. Fleckner transferred to Paul VI over the summer, coming from Dominion (Va.) where he led the team with 54 goals and 18 assists a season ago.


Full List of 2023 Commitments 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
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
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
VirginiaOwen FarisDefenseBlue Ridge SchoolCanisius12/3/2021
TexasRudy ZarateGoalieSaint Mary’s HallWagner12/7/2021
GeorgiaJames CanipeMidfieldGreater Atl. ChristianSt. Joe’s12/10/2021
FloridaCaleb ColemanA/MBollesVermont12/11/2021
TexasPeyton TalloAttackMcKinney BoydJacksonville12/11/2021
South CarolinaJacob WattMidfieldJ.L MannAir Force12/14/2021
North CarolinaCollin PatrickAttackMiddle CreekMarist12/15/2021
GeorgiaAidan WooleyMidfieldWestminsterRichmond12/20/2021
VirginiaMatthew DineenGoaliePaul VIUtah12/20/2021
TexasJack ManeroMidfieldSouthlakeArmy West Point12/26/2021
FloridaEthan RubensteinAttackTaft (Conn.)Colgate12/29/2021
VirginiaHenry FlecknerAttackPaul VIBoston U.12/29/2021

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