NLF Class of 2025 Rankings
It’ll be a rematch of last year’s 2025 title game after @team91lacrosse Shock put on a show in the semifinals!
Lefty sniper Matt Triolo was electric for 91, firing home a hat trick to lead the way.
— NLF (@natlaxfed) July 16, 2023
The best pure lefty goal-scoring attackman in this class and by a pretty good margin to boot. Triolo is a nightmare when he gets his hands free, and it usually doesn’t take much room for that. He had an incredibly productive summer working off of five-star Matty Higgins, and he showed that he’s a threat to score from just about anywhere inside the box. At 6-3, 200 pounds, the One Percent All-Star is a big body finisher that everybody loves to have. Triolo bagged a hat trick in the NLF National Championships and added a pair in the title game as a fitting end to his great summer. That came on the heels of an exceptional 62-goal, 25-assist sophomore season at Glenn.
There aren’t many weaknesses in Iglesias’ game as a jack-of-all-trades midfielder. His ability to contribute in every facet will get him a ton of attention in September, and with good reason. He’s the engine that gets a stacked Prime Time team going and the workhorse midfielder gets up and down the field as well as anyone in the class. He played more short stick defensive midfielder when Prime Time needed a boost, and he wasn’t the matchup that opponents wanted to target. An All-Section I selection as a sophomore, the 6-2, 180-pound Maverik Showtime and Main Stage All-Star Iglesias has a rocket for a shot and is a big shooting threat down the alley.
23. Brendan Mullahy, midfield, Taft (Conn.) / Eclipse ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
A recent transfer to Taft after earning second-team all-state honors for Connecticut runner-up Fairfield Prep, the Main Stage All-Star is another do-it-all midfielder whose game is tailor-made for the collegiate level. He makes getting up and down the field look so easy. He’s excellent in transition and packs a bomb of a shot. Mullahy’s an outstanding midfield intiator who always seems to draw the pole, and he opens up a lot of space for his teammate. He was instrumental in leading Eclipse to a CrabFeast title, including a low-to-high screamer in the championship game. The cousin of Notre Dame‘s Kavanagh brothers, Mullahy’s got ACC recruit written all over him.
24. Bogue Hahn, midfield, McDonogh (Md.) / Team 91 Maryland ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Hahn’s stock skyrocketed this summer after consistently performing well at just about every event. He had a big hand in helping the Eagles to their second consecutive MIAA title this spring, including a pair of important tallies in McDonogh’s semifinal win over Boys’ Latin. What makes Hahn a special prospect is his shooting ability, particularly with his ability to score with either hand. He put on a show at Nike Nationals for the champion Maryland team, and gets a ton of praise for his consistency and ability to contribute all over the field.
“I think Hahn is outstanding,” one Division I offensive coordinator said. “He can do everything. He plays offense, tough defense and he’s got good skill. Hahn can shoot it on the run or with time and room.”
Mears started pumping in goals early at the NLF Summer Kickoff and he never stopped, even when he badly injured his shoulder in the playoffs. He missed a little bit of time but came back and showed that he’s an exceptional lefty scorer who can play both attack and midfield. The lefty ran midfield for Malvern this spring but primarily played attack for HHH, and that skill set makes him a very appealing recruit. Mears has exceptional chemistry with HHH and Malvern running mate five-star Michael Ortlieb, and he’s usually the one firing home Ortlieb’s feeds.
Mears’ 6-2, 195-pound frame leads defenders to underestimate how quick he can be when he gets going downhill. Pair that with his shooting ability, and you’ve got yourself a great multi-dimensional prospect.
26. Matthew Giannetti, LSM, Rye (N.Y.) / Prime Time ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Giannetti’s numbers from his sophomore year for a state semifinalist jump off the page, to say the least. When you’re a sophomore and you rack up 108 ground balls and 86 ground balls, that’s… pretty good! The Main Stage Defensive MVP, Giannetti has an exceptional stick and all the aggressiveness and tenacity in the middle of the field that you want from a top-flight LSM. He’s automatic off the ground, has a creative stick and loves to wreak havoc. Reputed to be an outstanding student, he’ll have a lengthy list of elite academic schools hunting him down.
27. Anthony Rodriguez, attack, Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) / 3d Upstate ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Rodriguez might be the best pure goal scorer of all the X attackmen in the class. He is always a threat to score with the ball in his stick, both in tight spaces and with time and room to shoot. Rodriguez does an excellent job of getting his hands free and of changing planes on his shot, which always keeps goalies guessing.
He has above-average body control in tight, too, and also does understated work as a feeder. Rodriguez is a scorer first and foremost, but if you’re too aggressive on him, he’ll happily set up an open teammate for a quality look. He hammered home 25 goals and dished out 10 assists as a midfielder last spring as Loomis had double-digit wins for the first time since 2019. He’s another one who could fill multiple roles in a high-level offense.
‘25 4 ⭐️ Brady Scioletti (Don Bosco Prep, N.J. / @PrimeTimeLax08) a lethal lefty shooter!
Can’t snap a corner better than this blast around the defenseman at the PT Invitational. pic.twitter.com/l0Z7Hz0sZy
— NLF (@natlaxfed) June 21, 2023
Scioletti and top corners had a very one-sided rivalry this summer as he was Prime Time’s most consistent scoring threat. The 6-2, 200-pound lefty hits the near-side top shelf as often as anyone, but he also showed the ability to get open off ball and pocket home a few quick ones on the crease. Scioletti was a beast at the NLF National Championships, including a hat trick in pool play against MadLax and a five-spot in the NLF title game.
“Not many guys can fill the net like Scioletti is able to,” one Big Ten assistant said. “His ability to score jumps off the page.”
The premier lefty defenseman in the class, Filardi caught fire in July and capped it off with a brilliant run through the Shock’s stacked playoff schedule. He blanketed everyone’s top attackman, yielding all of one goal and one assist in three playoff games against elite scoring threats. A 6-1, 170-pounder, Filardi has exceptional footwork and can match up with anyone up top or down low. He’s played LSM before and isn’t out of place there at all, but he jumped up a lot of boards with his athleticism and stickwork. Filardi, who’s also arguably the best junior quarterback on Long Island who’s also garnering football interest, projects really well as a very smooth and quietly effective cover man at the next level.
Is No. 30 too high for the top short stick defensive midfielder? In most classes, probably. In this case? No, it’s not. Tantillo is a human eraser in 1v1 coverage, outstanding in transition and his compete level and toughness are off the charts. College coaches raved about his ability to shine day in and day out at every event. He’s mean, physical, aggressive and most importantly, knows exactly what he is. Tantillo takes pride in being a D-middie, knows what the role entails and doesn’t try to do more than what he’s supposed to.
“He’s the No. 1 draft pick if you have to pick a team to walk down a dark alley,” Big 4 HHH director Billy McKinney said. “I feel bad for other teams when they try to dodge him. He’s an animal. He can handle the ball and he’s a great athlete.”
“He’s just like (Ohio State four-time All-American and current PLL and NLL pro and U.S. National Team player) Ryan Terefenko,” one college coach said. “He’s unbelievable.”