NLF Class of 2025 Rankings
No free buckets around Dash Lamitie🙅🏽 pic.twitter.com/T3bMIMgtB3
— Sweetlax Florida (@Sweetlax_Fla) July 21, 2023
Lamitie has the prototypical size for the position with a 6-3, 180-pound frame. That, coupled with his athleticism and flair for dramatic saves, endeared him a lot to college coaches throughout the summer. For a bigger body, he moves extremely well, particularly from post-to-post. Simply put, he can get to shots that other goalies can’t. Lamitie has excellent hand speed and rebound control, and if he can put it all together consistently, he’s got as high of upside as anyone in the class.
Anderson likely projects as an LSM in college, but he also played a good deal of close defense for Nike Nationals champion Maryland and looked at ease covering guys down low. Still, his highest upside is in the middle of the field, and that upside is VAST. Anderson checks in around 6-2, 190 pounds, and he is aggressive, fast and physical. Anderson also plays safety for Calvert Hall’s football team, which makes a lot of sense when you watch him play on the lacrosse field. He had an excellent sophomore campaign for the Cardinals, and he should be done of the best defensive players in the MIAA as a junior. Those guys usually tend to do pretty well at the next level.
In a class where there’s not a ton of separation amongst the top faceoff guys, nobody was more consistent throughout the summer than Diaz-Matos. The heir apparent to the Brunswick faceoff throne shined early and often, taking every faceoff for Prime Time until the NLF National Championships. A Showtime All-Star and Main Stage’s faceoff MVP, Diaz-Matos has an advanced understanding of exits, where to place the ball and how to involve his wing men. He brings lightning-quick hands and isn’t afraid of competing for 3v3 ground balls. He’s almost certainly ACC-bound.
The younger brother of Notre Dame starting faceoff midfielder Will Lynch and of Holy Cross freshman midfielder Jude Lynch, the youngest Lynch is a hybrid between the two. He is a terrific athlete and the toughness and scrappiness that you’d expect from a Lynch brother.
“He got a lot better over the summer,” a coach from a top-5 school said. “Lynch has no fear and gets to the middle of the field.”
“He’s not super polished in any area,” added a power conference offensive coordinator, “but he finds a way to consistently be productive. He’s able to dodge hard and get to good areas and score.”
Lynch scored a ton of goals for Express this summer, particularly as an alley threat. He places his shots well and his upside intrigues a lot of coaches.
One of the most intriguing prospects in the class, Kuttin has long been one of the top guys in the 2025 class. He’s right up there in the discussion as the best passer in the class, and his off-the-charts IQ makes up for his lack of size and top-end speed. The One Percent and Main Stage All-Star plays three steps ahead of everyone and knows how plays are going to unfold. He handed out 23 assists and scored 13 times as a sophomore, and being a three-year starter at a perennial powerhouse like Chaminade speaks volumes about his skill and lacrosse IQ. In his first varsity game last spring, he had a goal and three helpers against rival and powerhouse St. Anthony’s. Kuttin doesn’t have great measurables, but his mind, passing ability and feel for the game are elite.
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Patrick Biese was a brick wall in the @natlaxfed playoffs to lead the ‘25 Shock to a national title!
— Team 91 (@team91lacrosse) August 25, 2023
Nobody has ever had a three-game heater at the best event in the country quite like Biese did. He was excellent in an overtime win in the quarterfinals against Laxachusetts, stopped 19 (!) of 20 (!!!) shots in the semifinals against Team 91 Maryland and only gave up a goal in the game’s dying seconds with the game out of reach. Biese was then excellent again in the final to lead Team 91 Shock to their first NLF National Championship. He opted against his initial plan of reclassing to the 2026 class and is a 2025 recruit.
At 6-4, 215 pounds with high-level athleticism, Biese is as good of a lottery ticket as you can ask for in goalie recruiting. When he’s on like he was in the NLF playoffs, he’s as close to unbeatable as it gets. He needs to shore up his consistency a little bit, but his best is as good as anyone in the class.
This class isn’t particularly deep at lefty attack, and even less so at lefty attack for guys who have Evans’ skillset. He’s a very good feeder who dodges with his head up and can get passes through traffic right into a teammate’s stick, both from X and from the wing. Evans is also an excellent shooter who changes levels well to keep goalies guessing, but man, the ride. Scratch that. Evans doesn’t ride so much as he hunts the ball. He is relentless on the ride and seems to get as much enjoyment from causing a turnover as he does setting up or scoring a goal.
Evans had a very productive Nike Nationals for tournament runner-up New England, led Laxachusetts to titles at the NLF Summer Kickoff and Legacy Invitational and helped them win their pool at NLF. That came on the heels of a 29-goal, 31-assist season to help Belmont Hill to a terrific season.
Good luck to you if you’re going to leave Martin open for a stepdown. The 6-1, 190-pounder, who earned All-Star honors at The Show, packs a ton of power on his shot, either on stepdowns or on the run. He’s a good downhill initiator with a high IQ, the All-VPL first team selection as a sophomore is an intriguing prospect with how he can play in all three facets of the game. He racked up 31 goals and handed out six assists as a sophomore, a testament to that shooting stroke.
“He can do a lot,” one top-5 school offensive coordinator said. “Martin can play D-mid and then score a goal. He can get stuck on defense and get a stop. He’s a very big and athletic kid who gets downhill.”
Kenney is definitely among the most physical attackmen in the class. A 6-2, 215-pounder with deceptive speed, he does a ton of damage on topside sweeps and working off of picks. Kenney was electric at the NLF Summer Kickoff, scoring six times on seven shots in the championship game to lead Laxachusetts to a title. Kenney has seen time at midfield for Nobles but should be a full-time attackman for the two-time defending ISL champions. He’s a powerful presence with a heavy shot and some positional versatility, and Kenney also has both good body control and the hands to be a problem inside.
Price gets a ton of love from college coaches for his aggressiveness, toughness and compete level. It’s what helps separate him in a loaded midfield class, but there’s plenty more to like. He paired 23 goals with 20 assists to collect All-ISL honors this spring, no small feat for a sophomore. The lefty has the athleticism to create space and the shot to make defenses pay for yielding him that space.