Brennan O’Neill Makes it Official, Signs With Duke

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Brennan O’Neill- nicknamed the Zion Williamson of lacrosse by some- has made it official on National Signing Day and has signed his NLI to Duke. O’Neill posted pictures of the signing ceremony on his Instagram Continue reading “Brennan O’Neill Makes it Official, Signs With Duke”

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Dante Trader, Jr., to Play Lacrosse and Football at Maryland

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Just two months after committing to play lacrosse for John Tillman and the Maryland Terrapins lacrosse program, Dante Trader Jr. has now given Mike Locksley and the Terrapins football team his commitment, as well.  Continue reading “Dante Trader, Jr., to Play Lacrosse and Football at Maryland”

2021 McDonogh (Md.) Midfielder Dante Trader Commits To Maryland

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Maryland has picked up a commitment from McDonogh (Md.)/MadLax midfielder Dante Trader. A Delaware Native, Trader recently transferred from Del Mar to McDonogh prior to the fall.

Trader is the first 2021 commitment for the Terps since the contact opened on September 1st. Inside Lacrosse has Trader rated as a five-star and ranked as the number five player in the class of 2021. 

A speedy dodger, the 6-foot, 180 pound midfielder can break through a defense and get to the cage from multiple spots on the field. Mixed with his pure speed, Trader is a deadly offensive threat as both a feeder and shooter. With his high lacrosse IQ and great vision he is able to make smart and effective plays, being an impact in a multitude of ways. 

Trader is a dual-sport athlete, playing football for McDonogh, as well. He is the son of assistant Salisbury football coach Dante Trader Sr.

Denver, Brown, and Others Pickup First 2021 Commitments

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The contact period for the class of 2021 officially opened at midnight on September 1st, and there have already been multiple commitments in the first few days. 

Valor Christian (Colo.)/Denver Elite LSM/defenseman Trey Digby announced his commitment to Denver on September 1st. The 6-foot-5, 175 pound junior was the first commitment following the contact period being open. 

Long and athletic, Digby is not only an aggressive cover man, but can also be a threat in transition and on the offensive end. The junior knows how to put the ball on the carpet and ignite early offense that is very crucial in the shot clock era of the college game. 

North Shore (N.Y.)/Rebels attackman Forrest Demetri– a two-time All-County selection- has announced his commitments to Brown

The junior has a deep bag of tricks, being able to find the back of the net from multiple spots on the field. Demetri has the ability to lead an offense with his ability to score and feed effectively.

Deerfield (Mass.)/3d New England midfielder Kade Goldberg has committed to North Carolina. The 5-foot-8, 170 pound midfielder isn’t the biggest player, but he certainly makes up for that with his play on the field. 

Goldberg is a speed dodger, being able to beat his man and get to the cage from up top and behind the cage at ‘x’. He also has the vision and IQ to be a threat as a feeder, as well as a goal scorer. 

Yale has picked up a commitment from Chaminade (N.Y.)/Team 91 faceoff/midfielder Machando Rodriguez. Inside Lacrosse has Rodriguez ranked as the #66 player in the 2021 class.

In addition, Syracuse commit Dante Kulas out of Holy Trinity Catholic (Ont.) has reclassified from a 2020 to a 2021. Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders first reported the news on Sunday afternoon. 

 

 

 

2020 Victor (N.Y.) Attackman Camden Hay Flips From Syracuse To Albany

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As first reported by Ty Xanders of Inside Lacrosse, Camden Hay has flipped from Syracuse to Albany. The Victory (N.Y.)/SweetLax Upstate attackman is currently ranked No. 39 in the Inside Lacrosse Top 100 and rated as a 4-star. 

Hay helped lead Victory (N.Y.) their sixth consecutive Section V championship and second straight New York State Championship this past season. The 6-foot-2 attackman had 96 points (42G/54A) for the Blue Devils as a junior in 2019. 

The lefty attackman is a prolific scorer who can attack the cage from both sides of the field. Hay is a great shooter, and has the ability to put the ball in the back of the net from multiple spots on the field. He is also a threat as a feeder, being able to throw crisp passes on a rope. 

Hay is the sixth prospect to de-commit from Syracuse since last fall. At Albany Hay has the potential to be a day one starter. He will also join his Brother Tanner who is a a rising sophomore defenseman for the Danes. 

Recruiting Notebook: Maryland, Hopkins Land Commitments

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There has been a lot of news in the world of recruiting over the past week. Maryland has flipped a 2019 while Johns Hopkins, Brown, and other have picked up commitments in the class of 2020. 

West Chester Henderson (Pa.) senior faceoff man/midfielder Luke Wierman has flipped from Fairfield to Maryland, getting out of his NLI. The  5-foot-11, 185 pound senior is very versatile, being able to take faceoffs and then stay on and run an offensive shift. 

Wierman flipping from Fairfield to Maryland comes just a few weeks after Andy Copelan stepped down as the head coach at Fairfield. 

2020 Calvert Hall (Md.) faceoff man Tyler Dunn has committed to Johns Hopkins. The junior is able to use his hand speed to dominate the faceoff dot and can exit very well in a variety ways. He helped lead the Cardinals to their third straight MIAA ‘A’ Conference championship this spring.

Denver has picked up a commitment from attackman Michael Lampert. The attackman has great vision and a knack for feeing the rock. While he isn’t the biggest guy out there his speed, hands, and IQ certainly make up for it. 

Lampert, a former Wayland (Mass.) standout, will take a post-grad year at Brewester (N.H.), reclassifying from a 2019 to 2020. 

Norfolk Academy (Va.) attackman/midfielder Ben Locke has committed to Brown. The junior is a strong outside shooter, but can also make things happen as a dodger with his speed. He can make plays from multiple spots on the field. Locke also plays football and basketball. 

In addition, former Sprinside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) standout Mac McLaughlin will be heading to Saint Joseph’s in the fall. The attackman spent one season at Navy Prep after committing to Navy in high school, graduating in 2018.

 

Recruiting Notebook: Michigan, Drexel Land Commitments

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A few pieces of recruiting news has dropped over the past few days, two instances include players that have committed elsewhere after decommitting of flipping their commitment. 

Monmouth got a commitment from 2019 Germantown (Pa.) M/FO  Liam Rosato who flipped from Drexel and Michigan has picked up a commitment from 2020 Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) midfielder Kyle Stephenson who decommitted from Rutgers last month. 

The senior faceoff man out of Germantown Academy (Pa.) is able to win the faceoff cleanly to himself and take off, getting that offense started. He can take it to the cage or dish out an assist when taking the ball straight down the middle off of the faceoff as well. While he can pop the ball out in front of him very well, Rosato can also win the battles and pop the ball out in any direction. He can also get back on defense and cause havoc when he loses the faceoff. 

The Faceooff man helped lead Germantown Academy to the Inter-AC playoffs where they lost in the quarterfinals. 

A big-time shooter, the midfielder from Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)/Leading Edge is a scoring machine. He is able to do a lot of damage as a shooter up top. Stephenson is also a threat from inside, mid-range, and on the wings as well. He also has the ability to be a passer or a shooter when on the run or in transition. Stephenson rides very well and can force turnovers to create more opportunities for his team, settled and unsettled. 

Stephenson had helped Seton Hall Prep to a 20-1 season thus far with wins over teams such as Malvern Prep (Pa.), Delbarton (N.J.), Darien (Conn.), and others. 

In addition VMI has gotten a commitment from 2020 St. Christopher’s (Va.)/Amped faceoff man Jeff Moore and Coronado (Ca.) goalie Joe Walsh has committed to Colgate. 

 

 

Recruiting Notebook: Pair Of FOGO Commitments

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Over the past few days there have been two faceoff men that have announced their commitment to play at the next level, and they came from opposite ends of the East. 

Wagner got a commitment from Haverford (Pa.) faceoff man Bobby Blewett while Mercer received a commitment from Star’s Mill (Ga.) faceoff man Garrett Meuninck. Both players are in the class of 2020. 

The 6-foot 170 pound Blewett out of Haverford (Pa.)/Mesa Fresh likes to win the ball out in from of himself and can help set up the offense that way. Blewett can also dig in and fight for the ball when he doesn’t win the clamp. He also has the ability to soot from midrange and inside if needed, and can also throw crisp passes as well.

Blewett has been helping to lead Haverford to a 16-4 record thus far, securing wins over teams such as Ward Melville (N.Y.), Loyola (Md.), and other perennial powers as well. 

The junior out of Starr’s Mill (Ga.)/LB3 is very quick and can really get a fastbreak started when exiting out the front. He is also very strong and can pop the ball out in any direction after a long fight. Meuninck’s speed allows him to get to space and help set the offense up or take it right down the middle for a shot or dish it off for an assist. 

Meuninck helped lead Starr’s Mill to a quarterfinal appearance in the GHSA 1A-5A state tournament. The faceoff man is the second in-state commitment for Mercer in the 2020 class. 

 

Sean Cameron Flips From Harvard to Princeton

 

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Junior Bishop Guertin (N.H.)/ NH Tomahawks midfielder has flipped his commitment from Harvard to Princeton. The midfielder is the first recruit to flip from Harvard following Chris Wojick’s firing as the Crimson’s head coach. 

Sean Cameron is the younger brother of North Carolina freshman Brian Cameron and Northwestern senior Kristen Cameron. 

This is the second time hat Cameron has flipped his commitment as he flipped from Maryland to Harvard back in the fall following the September 1st contact date. 

Cameron is somewhat of a sniper from up top, being able to beat his man and get off accurate shots on the run. He also has the ability to be able to catch and shoot very effectively from up top and on the wings as well. The midfielder also has a good array of dodging ability from multiple spots. 

Princeton has now flipped two 2020’s over the past five months with Poway (Calif.) midfielder Marquez White flipping from Syracuse to Princeton back in November.