|1||McCabe Millon||Attack||Team 91 MD||McDonogh School|
|2||Midfield||Prime Time||Brunswick School|
|Leo Hoffman||Midfield||Team 91 LI||Brunswick School|
|4||Mac Christmas||LSM||MADLAX||Georgetown Prep|
|5||Jacob Pacheco||Midfield||Valor Christian Boys|
|6||Owen Duffy||Team 91 LI||St. Anthony’s|
|7||Julian Targete||Midfield||Laxachusetts||IMG Academy|
|8||Benn Johnston||Midfield||TRUE||Avon Old Farms School|
|10||Tucker Kellogg||Attack||Trinity-Pawling School|
|11||Brody Upton||Midfield||3D New England||Noble & Greenough School|
|12||Tucker Wade||Attack||DC Express||The Bullis School|
|13||Cauley Deringer||Attack||MADLAX||Episcopal High School|
|14||Jackson Greene||Midfield||Team 91 LI||St Anthony’s High School|
|15||Davis Provost||Attack||3D National||Culver Academy|
|16||Andrew Greenspan||FO||Prime Time||Brunswick School|
|17||Ben Beacham||Midfield||SoCal Bulls||La Costa Canyon High School|
|18||Colin Burns||Attack||MADLAX||Georgetown Preparatory School|
|19||Owen Dixon||Attack||CRABS||Loyola Blakefield|
|20||Caleb Fyock||Goalie||Annapolis Hawks||St Johns College High School|
|21||Jack Ponzio||Attack||Team 91 LI||Connetquot High School|
|22||Brett Koopman||LSM||Mad Dog National||Santa Fe Christian Schools|
|23||Jack Weller||FO||Madlax||Georgetown Preparatory School|
|24||Dillon Torggler||Defense||True National Atlantic||St Marys High School|
|25||AJ Marsh||Defense||CRABS||McDonogh School|
|26||Jake Spallina||Midfield/FO||Team 91 LI||Mount Sinai|
|27||Jake Todd||Attack||TRUE / HAWK||Severn School|
|28||Ethan Rubenstein||Attack||Sweetlax FL||The Taft School|
|29||Henry Spencer||Midfield||Tri-State||Red Bank|
|30||Joshua Kelly||Attack||FCA MD||Calvert Hall|
|31||Matt Torrey||Goalie||Laxachusetts||Belmont Hill School|
|33||Mike Rooney||Midfield||Long Island Express||Iona Preparatory School|
|34||Brian Mullen||Midfield||Shore2Shore||Avon Old Farms|
|35||Nate Switzenberg||Defense||TRUE||Loyola Academy|
|36||Chris Matia||Attack||CRABS||The Lawrenceville School|
|37||Jake Wright||Attack||EDGE||Garth Webb SS|
|38||JJ Aiello||Midfield||Team 91 LI||Bayport Blue Point High School|
|39||Will Deo||Attack||BBL||Gill St. Bernard’s|
|40||Sam Ralston||Defense||Cherries Lacrosse||Detroit Catholic Central High School|
|41||Crandall Quinn||Goalie||Juiced Cherries||Forest Hills Central High School|
|42||Andrew Miller||LSM||Igloo 2023 Black Diamond||Northport Senior High School|
|43||Wyatt Hottle||Midfield||FCA MD||Calvert Hall|
|44||Mike Micena||Midfield||S2S||St Dominic Hs|
|45||Robert Simone||FO||NJ Riot||Don Bosco Prep|
|46||Donny Scott||Defense||Thunder LB3||The Hill Academy|
|47||Pasha Hakimi||Defense||Next Level||St. Albans School|
|49||Ty Banks||Defense||West Coast Starz 2023||Western Reserve Academy|
|50||Roman Buono||Defense||Mesa Fresh 2023||Malvern Preparatory School|
|51||Ryan Falkenstein||Midfield||Freedom||Malvern Prep|
|52||Josh Ford||Midfield||EDGE||Thomas A Blakelock SS|
|53||Jack Casey||Defense||Denver Elite Lacrosse Club||Regis Jesuit|
|54||Brayden Stroh||Midfield||WCS/ADVNC||The Taft School|
|55||Jake Park||Attack||Team UNRL||St. Mark’s School of Texas|
|56||Billy Hughes||Midfield||SouthShore||St. Augustine Prep|
|57||Austin Conner||Midfield||Brotherly Love||Strath Haven High School|
|58||Harrison Hanson||Attack||Iron Horse Austin||Austin High School|
|59||Eric Grahn||Goalie||Team 91 LI||Bayport Blue Point|
|60||Sean Creter||FO||Leading Edge||Hunterdon Central|
Get to know Syracuse’s Class of 2023 lacrosse commits
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At midnight on Sept. 1, a new lacrosse recruiting cycle begins, and as of Sunday, Syracuse has added nine commits to its 2023 recruiting class. But before the cycle commenced, Syracuse underwent a large change.
After a 46-year career with Syracuse lacrosse, head coach John Desko retired in early June. Former Syracuse lacrosse star and SU women’s lacrosse head coach Gary Gait replaced Desko as head coach. Gait became the fifth head coach to lead the Orange, a program that hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 2017.
In his opening press conference as head coach, Gait said he was already recruiting for the Class of 2023.
Meet Syracuse men’s lacrosse’s nine commits from the Class of 2023:Advertisement
Donny Scott, Defense, 4-star
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defender ranks No. 21 among Class of 2023 recruits and was ranked 4-stars by Inside Lacrosse. According to his recruiting profile, Scott’s plays aggressively and effectively one-on-one and “with a mean streak.” He displays proper awareness off-ball, is a threat in transition and occasionally notches a point or two on the offensive end. Under new defensive coordinator Dave Pietramala, Scott’s size, skill and IQ could prove beneficial for the Orange.
Trey Deere, Attack, 4-star
Hailing from the Kahnawake Mohawk territory, Deere ranks No. 43 within the Class of 2023. The left-handed attack is known for his feeding and finishing ability, as well as his off-ball movement. Deere comes from hockey and box lacrosse backgrounds, and both are evident in his ability to catch before finishing.
Stevie Finnell, Midfield, 4-star
Finnell was the fourth midfielder to commit to Syracuse from the Class of 2023. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound midfielder is a 4-star commit according to Inside Lacrosse. Finnell plays for Garden City (New York) High School and recently joined Igloo Lacrosse’s 2023 Black Diamond roster. He joins a strong lineup of midfield commits, including Tucker Kellogg, Jake Spallina and Tyler McCarthy.
Michael Ippoliti, Goalie, 4-star
Unlike Class of 2022 goalie commit Jimmy McCool, who stands at 6-foot-3, Ippoliti, who is 5-foot-8, will be one of the smallest goalies to play for Syracuse. He’s a vocal leader from the crease, directs traffic, adds explosiveness to the ball and is quick with his outlets, according to his recruiting profile.
Tucker Kellogg, Midfield, 4-star
In 2017, Kellogg’s shot registered at 102 MPH during the World Series of Youth Lacrosse, putting him on Division I coaches’ rader ever since. He can send shots on goal while on the run and with his feet set — making him one of the best shooters in the class. This summer, Kellogg showcased his speed, getting enough room on a sweep or alley dodger when the defense is set and prepared, scouts said.
Quintan Kilrain, Defender, 4-star
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Kilrain possesses a strong frame for defense. Scouts say he competes hard, excels in communication and is strong off-ball. Kilrain joins Donny Scott as Syracuse’s second Class of 2023 defenseman.
John Mullen, Faceoff specialist, 4-star
Mullen joins Syracuse’s Class of 2023 recruiting class after winning this year’s Faceoff Academy National Showcase. The Norwell High School faceoff specialist’s commitment marks the third prep player on the Orange’s roster. Mullen has dominated at the X and has worked with top-tier specialists to hone his skills, according to scouts.
Jake Spallina, Midfield, 4-star
Spallina became the first player in the Class of 2023, and the second Spallina, to commit to Syracuse. Jake joins his brother, Joey, who committed to Syracuse for the Class of 2022. Inside Lacrosse said Spallina is “one of the most versatile threats in the class,” as he takes faceoffs, stays on offense and returns to play defense. In high school, Jake and Joey shared a win in the Long Island Championship together. At Syracuse, the pair is expected to play together for three seasons.
Tyler McCarthy, Midfield, unranked
McCarthy joins Syracuse as its only unranked commit thus far. McCarthy is a smart midfielder who demonstrates strong awareness and moves the ball quickly to open teammates, according to one scout. In 2018, he was a member of the Youth World Series Lacrosse Championship team and played in several box lacrosse tournaments with Long Island’s 91 Bandits, coached by Joe Spallina, Jake and Joey’s father. As a sophomore, McCarthy notched 39 goals and 28 assists and was an All-County pick out of Connetquot High School.
Published on October 17, 2021 at 10:02 pm
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College Recruiting | US Lacrosse
There are countless options to play lacrosse at the collegiate level. The NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA all offer varsity programs and there are hundreds of club programs for both men and women through a variety of organizations, including the MCLA, WCLA and NCLL.
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the “Official Responsible Recruiting Partner of US Lacrosse.” They offer this information on how colleges handle the recruiting process.
For many families, the most difficult part of the recruiting process is understanding how colleges recruit, evaluate, and show interest in student-athletes. To better explain the college recruiting process, it’s helpful to look at it from a coach’s perspective.
Many college coaches begin the recruiting process by contacting a large group of athletes that think would be a good fit for their program. For bigger programs, this number can be in the hundreds or even thousands. Through evaluations, reviewing highlight video, contact with recruits, etc., they slowly start to whittle that number down until they’ve filled their open roster spots. In other words, the college recruiting process resembles a funnel, starting out with a lot of recruits and narrowing down to a select few.
These are the typical steps coaches will take to get to their final recruits.
- Gather a pool of athletes
- Send letters to gauge interest
- Conduct an in-depth evaluation
- Extend scholarship offers
- Sign athletes and ensure eligibility
To start out, coaches need to gather a large group of recruits. They will identify recruits who meet basic criteria like height, weight, position, grad year, academics, location, etc. To do so, college coaches will use the following methods:
- Recruiting media sites like Rivals.com or 247Sports
- Third-party recruiting services like NCSA (we have the largest network of student-athlete online profiles)
- Recommendations from high school or club coaches
- Emails and messages from recruits
- Camps and showcases where they can see many potential recruits in one place
At this point in the college recruiting process, around 800 athletes may make it through the initial evaluation process at smaller programs, while nearly 8,000 prospects may make it on the next step at larger programs.
What this means for you: As a recruit, you need to look at the college recruiting process like a funnel, too. You want to start out with as many programs that would be a good fit for you, and then pare that list down based on your interests and the interest of college coaches.
To do so, consider attending camps and showcases held by coaches at schools you’re interested in. Create your free recruiting profile with NCSA so college coaches can easily find your information online. And get your name in front of college coaches as much as possible through emails, social media, and more. Don’t forget to always include the key pieces of information they need to know to conduct their initial evaluation of you as a recruit.
Send letters to prospects to gauge interest in the program
The next step for most coaches is to begin sending out messages to that large group of athletes to get an idea of how many might be interested in their program. Athletes who pass the initial evaluation will likely receive one or more of the following:
- Requests to complete a recruiting questionnaire
- Invitations to a camp
- General interest letters from the school
After coaches send these communications, they will see who responds—and how—and narrow their list of prospects down to between 500-3,000 athletes, depending on the size of the program.
What this means for you: Recruiting questionnaires, camp invites and general interest letters from a school may seem impersonal and not worthy of a follow-up. However, they do serve an important purpose. Respond to each coach with a personalized message, thanking them for the letter and letting them know you are interested in their program.
At this point, many athletes want to know if a college coach is really interested, and the answer is actually quite simple: If you’ve received mail from the coach, they are most likely evaluating you as a recruit. It’s in your best interest to quickly follow up to ensure you get to the next step in the recruiting process.
Conduct in-depth athletic, academic and character evaluation of recruits
At this stage in the college recruiting process, coaches really need to get to know recruits in order to create a ranked list of top prospects. This often means they will get in touch with athletes and start calling their high school/club coaches to get an evaluation and/or recommendation. They may also travel to larger tournaments or showcases where many of their recruits will be competing, or they will send the athletes personalized invites to their own camps. Official and unofficial visits can also happen at this time, as coaches try to really get to know prospects and create a solid list of top recruits.
Once this round of rigorous evaluations is complete, coaches will be down to a ranked list of about 20-300 athletes, depending on the sport and the division level.
What this means for you: Don’t wait for college coaches to start contacting you! Instead, take the initiative to show them why you deserve to make it to the next round of the college recruiting process. Send them updated athletic and academic stats and highlight videos with your best and most recent footage. Ask your high school/club coach to reach out to college coaches on your behalf. And let coaches know you’re coming to their school for an unofficial visit and you’d like to arrange a time to meet with them while you’re there.
Extend scholarship offers and lock down commitments
Coaches now have a ranked list of their top prospects, and it’s time to start locking down commitments. As with every step of the college recruiting process, different coaches will approach this step in different ways. For large programs at DI or DII schools, college coaches will have a list of nearly 200-300 athletes. Not all of those athletes will be joining the team, but the coach will start by giving out offers to the recruits at the top of their list and then work their way down until they’ve filled all open roster spots. Coaches may still conduct on-campus visits at this step, at which point, athletes should be prepared to answer tough questions if they get an offer.
Many athletes ask when can college coaches make you an offer, and that depends on the type of offer. Verbal offers, or non-binding, handshake agreements between a recruit and a college coach, can happen at any time and age. Offers usually become official when the athlete signs their National Letter of Intent, which typically occurs their senior year of high school. However, one of the biggest problems with early offers is that both the recruit and the coach can back out of them at any time. For example, if an athlete was given a verbal scholarship offer from a school their freshman year, that school can back out that athlete’s senior year. This leaves the recruit in a tough spot if they haven’t been communicating with any other schools.
After all the offers are made—and accepted—a recruiting class can range from 2-30 athletes, depending on the sport and division level.
What this means for you: If you’ve made it to this point of the college recruiting process, you need to be ready to handle some tough conversations about scholarships, offers and financial aid. Talk with your family about narrowing down your target list of schools and make sure you know which schools where you’d be prepared to commit.
Signing athletes and ensuring academic eligibility
The last step for college coaches is ensuring that each recruit signs with the program and meets eligibility requirements. Here’s how the committing and signing timeline works in most cases:
- The athlete verbally commits to the school.
- The college coach extends an official offer.
- The athlete signs the official offer.
- The athlete continues to meet eligibility requirements by taking all the necessary core courses and receiving the required GPA in those courses.
Unfortunately, every year, athletes who have signed with a college end their senior year ineligible to compete at the college level. This leaves both the athlete and the coach in a lurch. The coach will need to go back to their list of top prospects and see if the athlete who ranked number two in that spot is still available, interested and academically eligible. The recruit will likely need to compete for a year or two at a junior college to gain academic eligibility.
What this means for you: While it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of athletic recruiting and signing with a school, you still need to make sure that you stay academically eligible. If you’re concerned at all that you may not be able to meet the requirements, meet with your guidance counselor to go over what grades you need to meet in your core courses, and strategize a way to get there.
Navy Men’s Lacrosse Signs One Of The Best Recruiting Classes in School History
Story LinksSecond-year Navy men’s lacrosse head coach Joe Amplo announced today the names of the program’s 19-player incoming freshman class, which was ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country by Inside Lacrosse.
One of the most highly-ranked incoming classes in school history, the Class of 2024 features two five-star commits, five four-star and a trio of three-star players. The Mids landed five of the top 50 recruits in the country including the No. 5 overall and No. 4 attackman and the No. 13 overall and No. 2 defenseman.
Additionally, three of Navy’s incoming players participated in the U.S. men’s U19 team tryouts last summer with all three making the cut from more than 100 players to 50, while one earned a spot on the final roster. The World Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship was due to be played in July in Limerick, Ireland, but was postponed until next July.
The Class of 2024 has earned 10 U.S. Lacrosse All-America citations, four Under Armour Underclass All-America laurels and 12 all-state selections. One incoming freshman was named the state’s player of the year, while four players combined to lead their programs to five state titles.
“I am excited to welcome this group of incoming plebes to the Academy and to the Navy lacrosse program,” said Amplo. “The caliber of athlete and the character of these 19 young men is what you aspire to have join and impact your program.”
The freshman class represents players from nine states, including four each from Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Inside Lacrosse final recruit rankings: https://www.insidelacrosse.com/recruiting/college/league/Men’s+Division+I/1
Xavier Arline // A // 5-10 // 170 // Wading River, N.Y. // Shoreham-Wading River
Jackson Bonitz // D // 5-10 // 195 // Shrewsbury, Pa. // McDonogh School (Md.)
Andrew Calabrese // GK // 5-8 // 178 // Wilton, Conn. // Wilton
Gabe Craven // GK // 5-9 // 175 // Monroe Township, N.J // The Hun School of Princeton
Max Hewitt // M // 6-0 // 170 // Denver, Colo. // Kent Denver
Keegan Houser // M // 6-4 // 210 // Annapolis, Md. // Broadneck
Tommy Hovivian // A // 6-2 // 210 // Dallas, Texas // Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
Jonathan Jarosz // A // 6-5 // 220 // Gambrills, Md. // Severn School
Nick LiCalzi // D // 6-1 // 210 // Rockville Centre, N.Y. // South Side
Michael Lobosco // FO // 6-0 // 185 // Jupiter, Fla. // The Benjamin School
Cameron Marion // D // 6-3 // 210 // West Chester, Pa. // Salesianum School (Del.)
Jackson Peters // M // 6-2 // 185 // Darien, Conn. // Darien
Bryson Rhee // M // 6-0 // 180 // Ephrata, Pa. // Ephrata
Drew Robinson // D // 5-11 // 192 // Horsham, Pa. // Hatboro-Harsham
Kai Sasaki // DM // 5-5 // 155 // Hunt Valley, Md. // Calvert Hall
Will Schiffenhaus // A // 6-1 // 210 // Montclair, N.J. // Montclair
Scott Stensrud // LSM // 5-11 // 195 // Lagrangeville, N.Y. // Trinity-Pawling School
Dane Swanson // M // 6-3 // 200 // Reisterstown, Md. // McDonogh School
Aidan Taplin-Patterson // DM // 6-0 // 170 // Arlington, Va. // Gonzaga
### Go Navy ###
… See the most dynamic, comprehensive, detailed and searchable recruit database for Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse found anywhere below. UPDATED JUNE 13, 2021; 137 NEW ADDITIONS. …
NCAA TOURNAMENT ODDS AND CHAMPIONS: Updated May 31
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Shay Announces 11-Member Class of 2024
Story LinksNEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale University men’s lacrosse head coach Andy Shay announced the 11-member Class of 2024. The newcomers joining the program range from all over North America, including California, Canada, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and New York.
“We have 11 newcomers that fit the makeup of our program and complement our team dynamic,” said Shay. “We have guys who can contribute at multiple levels. We’re ready to see what these student-athletes can do on the field.”
The incoming class boasts nine players with at least a four-star ranking by Inside Lacrosse (IL) and two five-star recruits. Jack Stuzin and James Ball rank sixth and 11th overall, respectively. The Bulldogs also boast eight ranked recruits, seven top-100 players and five in the top-50.
Eight of Coach Shay’s last 10 recruiting classes have been ranked in the top-16 nationally with three ranked in the top five in just the past five years. That includes the No. 2 overall class in 2018 and No. 3 in 2019. The Class of 2024 is once again ranked in the top-10 nationally with a No. 6 overall mark by Inside Lacrosse.
CLASS OF 2024
David Anderson – 6-0 – 210 – Attack – Culver Military Academy – Cambridge, Ontario
- Four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 25 overall by IL
- 2018 World Junior Indoor Lacrosse Championship All-World Team – Team Iroquois
- U17 Team Canada Heritage Cup
- 2017 OHL draft pick of the London Knights
- 4th overall pick of the Burlington Chiefs in the 2017 OJALL Draft
- Played Club for Edge
- Son of Michelle Powless-Anderson and Dave Anderson
- Father played football at South Carolina State
- Older sibling, Taylor
- Great-grandson of Mohawk lacrosse player, Ross Powless
- Ggrandson of Haudenosaunee lacrosse player, Gaylord Powless
- Cousin, Stan Jonathan, played for the Bruins
- Majoring in economics
James Ball – 5-11 – 200 – Faceoff Specialist/Midfield – Chaminade – Garden City, N.Y.
- Five-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 11 overall by IL
- Ranked No. 2 faceoff specialist nationally by IL
- Under Armour All-American
- Selected to wear No. 19 at Chaminade in honor Sgt. James J. Regan
- Helped the Flyers to top-15 national rankings in each of his three varsity seasons
- Played club for Long Island Express
- Son of MaryJo and James Ball
- Father was on the swimming team at Navy
- One older sister, Emily and two younger siblings, Abigail and Quinn
- Political science major
Nick Caccamo – 6-2 – 205 – Defense – Harborfields – Centerport, N.Y.
- Four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 46 overall by IL
- Under Armour All-American
- Four-year letterwinner
- Two-time captain
- 2019 All-Suffolk County
- 2019 Division II Defenseman of the Year
- Played club for 91 Crush
- Son of Susan and Frank Caccamo
- Has two brothers, Matt and Michael
- Part of first-ever World Series of Youth Lacrosse champions
Justin Carroll – 5-10 – 170 – Midfield – Smithtown East – St. James, N.Y.
- Four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 47 overall by IL
- Four-year letterman at Smithtown East
- Totaled 40 career goals and 23 assists in three seasons
- Ranked No. 29 recruit by Long Island Lacrosse Journal
- 2020 All-Long Island Lax Journal Preseason Team
- Also ran track as a freshman
- Played Club for Tenacious Turtles
- Son of Kimberly and Timothy Carroll
- Has three younger siblings, Declan, Emma and Abigail
- Originally from Danbury, Conn.
- AP Scholar at Smithtown and New York State Scholar Athlete
- Computer Science major
Carter Henry – 6-2 – 193 – Midfield – The McCallie School – Marietta, Georgia
- Four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 81 overall by IL
- Two-time All-State selection
- First Team All-state honors as a junior
- Team captain in his senior season
- IL Session II champion in 2017
- Played club for Nation United
- Son of Teyanna Swann and Coulter Henry
- Father rank track at The Citadel
- Two older siblings, Tasia Sveda, who played soccer at Auburn, and Cameron Henry who plays lacrosse and Duke
- Has as a twin sister, Cobi
Carson Kuhl – 5-10 – 165 – Attack – Westlake – Westlake Village, Calif.
- Four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 96 overall by IL
- Four-year letterwinner at Westlake
- Helped Warriors to a 42-17 overall record
- Totaled 132 career goals and 99 assists despite a sophomore injury and a COVID-shortened, 7-game senior season
- Under Armour All-American
- Marmonte League (Calif.) MVP
- Also played football at Westlake
- Scored 27 touchdowns over three seasons as a wide receiver
- Played Club for LI Sting
- Son of Barbra and Quint Kuhl
- Mother played tennis at UCLA before leaving early to turn pro
- Has a younger brother Connor who attends University of Utah
- Environmental studies major
Edward Qu – 5-8 – 200 – Midfield – St. Michael’s College – Mississauga, Ontario
- Advanced to four CLA National Championships
- Won three gold medals
- Two golds with the U18 team and one with the U15 team
- Drafted No. 1 overall in 2019 Jr. A Draft
- Named to the All-Star Team at the All-Canada Games
- Son of Qi Yang and Rong Qu
- Valedictorian and class president St. Michael’s
Franz Raab – 6-1 – 202 – Defense/Long-Stick Midfielder – Brother Rice – Beverly Hills, Mich.
- Helped Brother Rice to back-to-back undefeated state championships in 2020 and 2019
- Paced Brother Rice to a 23-0 record over the last three seasons
- Four-sport athlete at Brother Rice
- Also played football, basketball and soccer
- Played club in Bloomfield Hills for the Black Grizzlies
- Son of Kristin and Guenther Raab
- Has three siblings, Antonia, Paul and Ferdinand
- Hopes to one day start a business with his brothers
Billy Spilman – 6-2 – 208 – Midfield – Gilman – Owings Mills, Md.
- Four-year letterwinner at Gilman
- Totaled 29 career goals and 30 assists despite just three games played in 2020 due to COVID
- One of only two freshmen to make varsity at Gilman
- Earned two varsity letters in football as a sophomore and senior
- Played Club for Baltimore Crabs
- Son of Mary and John Spilman
- Father played lacrosse at Denison
- Has a younger brother, Ryan, who is committed to play lacrosse at Richmond
Jack Stuzin – 6-3 – 200 – Defense – Gilman –Baltimore, Md.
- Five-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 6 overall by IL
- No. 1-ranked defenseman in the country
- 2020 Senior Under Armour All-American
- Team captain as a senior and team MVP
- Also played soccer at Gilman
- Team captain, all-conference and team MVP
- Played club for FCA MD
- Son of Anne and Ken Stuzin
- Mother played lacrosse and field hockey at Skidmore
- Father rowed lightweight crew at Columbia
- Has two older siblings, Devon and Maddie who both played lacrosse at Columbia
Charlie Weitzel – 6-5 – 210 – Defense/Long-Stick Midfielder – Roxbury Latin – Newton, Mass.
- Four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse (IL)
- Ranked No. 148 overall by IL
- Four-year letterwinner and senior captain at Roxbury Latin
- Two-time Independent School League (Mass.) First-Team All-League selection
- Also played basketball at Roxbury Latin
- Was a 1,000-point scorer and three-time first team all-leaguer
- Earned Roxbury Latin’s top senior athlete award
- Played club lacrosse for New England City and 3D National
- Son of Merrill and Paul Weitzel
- Father played football at Yale and graduated in 1990
- Has two older brothers, Will and Harry, and a younger brother, Chris
- Will played lacrosse at Yale and graduated in 2020
- Harry, who plays soccer at Tufts, as well as a younger brother, Chris
- Charlie hopes to also play basketball at Yale
Syracuse men’s lacrosse: Why are some big recruits decommitting?
Fall ball concluded for the Syracuse Orange about a week and a half ago. Based on my previous experiences, the team will now go through some smaller group practices for the next few weeks before resting up for the start of regular season practices in January. (EDIT: They’re not doing those small group practices, according to a few people close to the program).
The current team has plenty of promise. After being on campus for Alumni Weekend, many of the younger guys have vastly improved from a year ago. Owen Seebold looks like a much different player, same with Lucas Quinn and Jacob Buttermore. Jared Fernandez and Tucker Dordevic are healing up from injuries and will make impacts on the field come January. Many of the new freshmen have caught the eyes of the coaching staff, notably Griffin Cook.
There’s a new strength and conditioning coach as well. Mike Missen joined the program after spending three years with the Kentucky Wildcats working with the men’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s cheer teams. He also assisted with baseball, men’s soccer, track and field, and swimming and diving. Current players and staff members have raved his performance thus far.
So while the current team has promise for 2019, there’s been growing concern about future members of the Orange.
In a span of 40 days, four top Orange recruits have decommitted and flipped schools. The list and where they were ranked according to Ty Xanders of Inside Lacrosse:
- Graham Blake, Attack, Marin Catholic (CA): Flipped to Harvard (#35 in Class of 2020, now a member of the Class of 2019) on Sept. 20
- Russell Maher, Attack, Mt. Sinai (NY): Flipped to Virginia (#15 in Class of 2020) on Oct. 19
- Carter Parlette, Midfield, Ponte Vedra (FL): Flipped to Notre Dame (#19 in Class of 2020) on Oct. 22
- Josh Zawada, Attack/Midfield, Hill Academy (ON): Flipped to Michigan (#37 in Class of 2019) on Oct. 30
Four members of the top 40 in two different classes have flipped in a span of six weeks. And looking at those rankings, these were pretty much Cuse’s four best recruits. This is very abnormal for a program, especially for a major program like Syracuse.
Two of them flipped to other ACC schools, while the other two flipped to Harvard and Michigan, who don’t have the same caliber of program and history as Syracuse has. There was a lot of excitement with Maher and Zawada coming in to the program, but now that won’t be the case. Even former defensive star Ric Beardsley was stunned.
Are u kidding? What in the world is going on?????— Ric Beardsley ® (@UncleRickyBeast) October 8, 2018
The team did add three recruits during that time span in juniors Blake Erlbeck (A), Tommy Drago (LSM), and Jack Witherspoon (D). Xanders has Erlbeck ranked 81st, Drago 84th, and Witherspoon, a former UNC commit, unranked. So there’s that.
But if you look at the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 rankings Xanders has, it paints a bleak picture. The Orange don’t have any 5-star recruits in these classes.
In the Class of ‘19 list, the first Syracuse appearance comes in at 79 with JJ Levandowski, followed by Michael Page at 80. And that’s it. Zawada was the highest prospect in that class until he flipped. Schools such as Boston University and UMass have prospects in the top 10, while others such as Army-West Point, Brown, Georgetown, Lehigh, Penn, and even Bryant and High Point have recruits in that list before Syracuse does.
In the Class of ‘20, Syracuse’s first appearance is Camden Hay at 39, followed by Marquez White at 52. Erlbeck and Drago are the other two players that appear on that list. They’re a little better off than some of their ACC counterparts in that list, but are still getting out-recruited by Duke and Virginia. The Blue Devils just landed top recruit Brennan O’Neill a few weeks ago after he decommitted from Penn State.
Even current college players that were originally Syracuse commits are performing well elsewhere. Matt Gaudet, the Most Outstanding Player of last year’s NCAA Tournament with Yale, Chase Scanlan (incoming freshman at Loyola and played for the Iroquois Nationals in the FIL World Championships), and George Baughan (Princeton) were all originally committed to the Orange. Since the high school class of 2016, 11 former Orange recruits have flipped, according to Xanders.
Add to these recruits flipping, Syracuse has had some notable players transfer out in recent years and some that have thought about transferring. Dylan Maltz and Logan Wisnauskas were notable ones that went from Syracuse to Maryland, with Maltz scoring a hat-trick in a Terrapin win over the Orange in the 2016 NCAA Quarterfinals. Gale Thorpe transferred to Ohio State last season. And back when TD Ierlan was transferring out of Albany this summer, Syracuse was reportedly a school he was considering. He never chose them because of the lack of interest he received from the coaching staff back when he was in high school and looking at colleges.
So why is ‘Cuse losing these top recruits? It’s probably a mixture of reasons and each recruit would have a different one if they came out and said why. One that I’ve heard was due to money. One school offered a recent recruit a better package, which he took. Tuition at Syracuse is over $50,000. Add a few other fees for billable costs, as noted on SU’s website, and you’re now well over $67,000. Then you add some non-billable costs, and the chances are a family has to pay over $70,000 for one year. That’s a ton of money, but it’s also on par with Duke and Notre Dame. UNC and Virginia are cheaper for out of state students. Yet there’s plenty of cheaper options available and still get a great education and play Division I lacrosse.
Could it be the program’s recent absences from Championship Weekend for the past few years? Syracuse has done well in the regular season, only winning fewer than 10 games twice (2012 and 2018) since winning the second of back-to-back national championships in 2009.
But outside of that, Syracuse hasn’t been the Syracuse of old in the last five postseasons. Whether it’s been upset at home by Bryant in 2014, or three straight losses in the NCAA Quarterfinals, or the recent blowout losses at home, including an 18-7 loss to archrival Johns Hopkins this past season. Cardiac Cuse has made appearances in the past, but when they were needed the most, they failed to show up. The 2017 quarterfinal loss to Towson marked the first time a senior class didn’t appear in the final four since 1979.
Since winning it all in 2009, Syracuse has been 1-4 in the NCAA quarterfinals. The Maryland Terrapins have gone to the quarterfinals in eight of the past nine seasons with a 7-1 record. They’ve won their last five quarterfinal games, including that previously mentioned 2016 matchup against the Orange.
In my interview with Jovan Miller, he compared the state of the program and its legacy to that of the New York Yankees.
“We can’t live off our legacy for too much longer…I feel like we’re almost the equivalent of the Yankees. We have all of these national championships, but when’s the last time we won? You can’t live off the past for too long, and I think that in our case until we get back to some final fours consistently or at least challenge for a national championship, you might hear more of the same.”
And he’s right. The legacy of the program is a reason why some recruits go to Syracuse. But at some point, there has to be a focus on the now. You can brag about the number of championship you have and that the program once went to championship weekend 22 years in a row. But two appearances in the last nine years is something you also have to look at regarding where the program is now.
Or could it be the coaching staff? I’ve been around them for four years and it was truly an honor working alongside some of the best lacrosse minds around. But it might be time for at least one new face to be on the sideline, preferably a younger guy. And that might help build relationships with current and future players.
One example is with Terrapins head coach John Tillman. Despite being a regimented and disciplined leader, Tillman has also built relationships with many of his players. During Maryland’s national championship run in 2017, he made a bet with Matt Rambo and Colin Heacock to get a tattoo if they won it all. They did, and he got a tattoo. He also brought a big speaker for the players to use during that run, which gave way to the team’s theme song “Money For Nothing.”
John Desko is one of the brightest lacrosse minds on the planet during a game. He’s been with the program either as a player or a coach since 1976 and is entering his 21st year as head coach, trailing only Notre Dame’s Kevin Corrigan and UMass’ Greg Cannella for the longest tenured head coach in the country. Kevin Donahue is entering his 31st year on the sideline. Lelan Rogers (14th year) and volunteer assistant Steve Scaramuzzino (5th year) are the “newer” additions to the coaching staff.
Director of Operations Roy Simmons III has been around the program as a coach or in an administrative role for nearly 30 years. His current role doesn’t involve planning for an opponent or scouting possible recruits.
Along with a fresh face or two, maybe give the program a revamped identity. The #22 jersey hasn’t been wore since Jordan Evans graduated in 2017. There’s no sign of it being given to someone this year either. The #11 jersey has become the #22 of the defense in recent years. What if you gave the jersey out to some random player on the team as a normal number for a short time? Has the jersey lost its lust since then?
The insane redshirting of freshmen also needs to end. When I was a freshman back in 2015, everyone was going to redshirt. In the end, only one player took the field and took a single faceoff in a blowout game against Hobart. Five of those players are listed on the roster for this year’s squad. There are six redshirt-juniors and five redshirt-sophomores listed on the team’s roster. There’s no redshirt-freshmen listed despite Nate McPeak not appearing in any games last year. There’s 14 freshmen on the roster this year, but how many of them will be asked to redshirt?
The college lacrosse landscape is much different than it was 20 or 30 years ago. There’s 73 teams playing Division I lacrosse this season, with schools such as Michigan, Jacksonville, and even Utah getting in on the action. Lacrosse’s stalwart programs can’t necessarily just bank on success anymore when promising new upstarts arrive each year.
They’re not the only “old guard” school facing those challenges, either. Johns Hopkins and Virginia recently went through different changes to try and reinvigorate their programs.
The Blue Jays missed out on the NCAA Tournament in 2013 for the first time in 41 years and joined the Big Ten conference. Since then, they’ve won two conference titles and appeared in a Final Four while also landing Inside Lacrosse’s top recruit twice (most recently this year with Joey Epstein).
After Virginia won the National Championship in 2011, the Cavaliers lost to Notre Dame in the 2012 NCAA quarterfinals. They had 7-8 campaigns in 2013 and 2016 that bookended two straight NCAA first round exits against Johns Hopkins in 2014 and 2015. Add to that some bad years in ACC conference play and that resulted in a messy breakup with Dom Starsia. Since Lars Tiffany took over, we’re starting to see the Wahoos improve.
Last season, Virginia defeated North Carolina for their first conference win since 2013 and also defeated Syracuse in the ACC semifinals. That win helped the Cavaliers make their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2015, but it resulted in a first round loss to Loyola. But along with Hopkins, they’ve done well in recruiting. They have IL’s top-ranked incoming class (Syracuse is at 15, Hopkins is at five), the top-ranked goalie this year, and three 5-star recruits in the 2019 class.
I really don’t like criticizing the program that I’ve grown to be a part of and that holds a place in my heart. I want them to do really well, and it’s the sentiment that’s shared with plenty of recent Orange alums that were a part of this special program. But there’s also a growing urge for some kind of change.
In the past, everyone was chasing Syracuse atop the college lacrosse landscape. Now, Syracuse is doing the chasing.
Yekaterinburg | The best goalkeeper of the first week of the KHL was the player of Avtomobilist
Jakub Kovar won both opening matches of thechampionship
Jakub Kovarzh from Avtomobilist became the best goalkeeper of the first week of the KHL
Photo: Artem Ustyuzhanin / E1.RU
Goalkeeper of Avtomobilista Jakub Kovar became the best goalkeeper in the first week of the KHL
Avtomobilist hockey team player Jakub Kovar became the best goalkeeper of the first week of the KHL, according to the league website.The Commission to determine the best hockey players of the Continental Hockey League Championship selected the winners of the first week of the tournament in four nominations.
Kovarz, in the ice hockey club “ Avtomobilist “, won two opening matches of the championship. During the meeting with the Spartak team, he did not concede a single goal, in the match with Traktor only one.
– 63 shots were made at his goal (an average of 31.5 per game) of which he reflected 98.41% (the best result of the week).The reliability factor (the average number of goals conceded in 60 game minutes) was 0.50. The “dry run” of the Czech goalkeeper “ Avtomobilist ” continues and is currently 96 minutes 02 seconds, which is also the best result of the week, the KHL noted.
HC “ Avtomobilist ” on September 8 will play the next game with the Chinese club “Kunlun Red Star”. The match will take place in Yekaterinburg.
At the beginning of September, Avtomobilist beat Spartak dry on its ice.We talked about the course of the match and everything connected with it online.
The head coach of “ Motorist ” told how he had had COVID-19. Bill Peters contracted the coronavirus in Yekaterinburg.
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Jakub Kovar from Avtomobilist became the best goalkeeper of the first KHL matches
The best goalkeeper of the first week in the Kontinental Hockey League was Jakub Kovar from Avtomobilist, according to the league’s website.
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Avtomobilist player became the best goalkeeper of the first week of the KHL
Jakub Kovar won both opening matches of the championship
Jakub Kovar from Avtomobilist became the best goalkeeper of the first week of the KHL
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KHL recognized the Avtomobilist goalkeeper as the best player at the start of the championship
The Commission for the Selection of the Best Players of the Continental Hockey League Championship has identified the winners of the first week of the tournament in four nominations.
15:51 09/07/2020 Nakanune.Ru – Yekaterinburg
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Bullis School, Day is an independent coeducational day school for grades K-12.  The school is located in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC.
Bullis was founded in Washington, DC in 1930 by Commander William Francis Bullis as a preparatory school for the United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. The school moved in 1934 to Silver Spring, Maryland and began its four-year college preparation program. In the 1960s. [ when? ] The school moved to its current location in Potomac, Maryland and became a coeducational school in 1981. 
Competitive sports are introduced in high school. High and high school students participate in over 60 interschool sports teams with other independent schools.
High school students participate in the IAC and ISL leagues. Fall sports include soccer, cheerleading, soccer for boys and girls, tennis for girls, field hockey, and cross-country skiing. Winter sports include boys ‘and girls’ basketball, wrestling, hockey and swimming.Spring sports include softball, baseball, lacrosse for boys and girls, tennis for boys, golf, and athletics.
As a K – 12 school that uses renewable energies, Bullis is ranked fourth in the United States under the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.  The school is powered by wind through the purchase of wind loans and solar power generation with 540 photovoltaic solar panels installed in December 2009 on the roof of the Blair School Center. 
Bullis is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 
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