Southern Scorecard: ’23 Movement From January

(Photo Courtesy of Gavin Burke/Instagram)

The first month of the new year saw seven players from the South in the 2023 class commit to DIs, brining the total number of commits from the region in the class to 73.

Virginia leads the way in number of commitments with 18 while Georgia and Florida sit behind them with 15 and 14, respectively. Texas has seen 11 players in the class find homes at DI while North Carolina has seen 11. Alabama and South Carolina have each 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

Arguably the biggest commitment from the region over the past month came out of the Sunshine State as Oxbridge (Fla.) Defenseman/LSM Noah Prissert verbaled to Brown on the 19th of the month. Prissert had taken visits to UAlbany, Lafayette, and Penn State, in addition to Brown back in October.

The 6-foot, 185-pound pole is a ground ball machine, always seeming to come up with the ball in nearly every situation. Able to run the field very well and comfortable crossing the midline regularly, Prissert’s skillset should fit well into the fast-paced style of play seen from Mike Daly teams. He could play close or LSM at the next level and be an impact all over.

Georgia

The Peach State saw two players in the ’23 class verbal to DIs this past month.

Creekview (Ga.) midfielder Jackson Sedlack committed to Bellarmine and Milton (Ga.) midfielder Franklin Schulhofer has verbaled to the VMI Keydets.

Sedlack is a strong presence on the perimeter as both a shooter and a dodger. Schulhofer has shown an ability to be of impact on both ends of the field, being a strong presence at midfield as an offensive and defensive player.

North Carolina

A Tar Heel State native, Virginia Episcopal (Va.) goalie Bryce Ledwith verbaled to the Bellarmine Knights on the ninth of the Month. The 5-foot-10, 145-pound goalie is a two-year varsity starter for the Fighting Bishops. Especially good at stopping shots from in close, Ledwith was a second team All-State selection in 2021.

Texas

Westlake (Texas) midfielder Jarett Bessette was the only commitment out of the Lone Star State during the month of January, announcing that he would play his college lacrosse for Jon Torpey and the High Point Panthers.

Through his first two seasons of high school ball, Bessette has shown to be able to use his speed and length as a strong downhill dodger. He has also shown to be able to be a solid off-ball talent, being able to cut to the crease and make plays happen.

Virginia

Two players in the ’23 class from Virginia verbaled to DIs over the past month.

Just days into the new year, Dominion (Va.) midfielder Gavin Burke announced his commitment to the Drexel Dragons. Burke is coming off a strong sophomore season where he racked up 54 points off 37 goals and 17 assists while helping lead his team to a 14-0 undefeated season and a state championship. Burke also had 12 caused turnovers and 54 ground balls last spring.

Riverside (Va.) attackman Chase Paschuck has committed to play for John Galloway and the Jacksonville Dolphins. While not the biggest, Paschuck is a quarterbacking attackman with a quick first step that makes him a hard cover, and he has one heck of a shot to further add to his skillset as well.


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
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
North CarolinaMichael ProvenzaMidfieldTrinity-Pawling (N.Y.)Denver11/5/2021
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
VirginiaGavin BurkeMidfieldDominionDrexel1/4/2022
North CarolinaBryce LedwithGoalieVirginia EpiscopalBellarmine1/9/2022
FloridaNoah PrissertMidfieldOxbridgeBrown1/19/2022
TexasJarett BessetteMidfieldWestlakeHigh Point1/25/2022
GeorgiaJackson SedlacekMidfieldCreekviewBellarmine1/25/2022
VirginiaChase PaschuckAttackRiversideJacksonville1/27/2022
GeorgiaFranklin SchulhoferMidfieldMiltonVMI1/29/2022

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