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The NLF Elite 120 brought the heat once again.

The country’s top rising juniors were on hand at Loyola University for an intimate one-field setting that attracted more than 50 college coaches from the best Division I schools in the country. Each team played two games, and with all of those coaches posted up on one sideline, every player got his chance to leave a lasting impression.

With that in mind, here are six of the class of 2026 standouts from the event, plus a dozen more honorable mention selections.


NLF Elite 120 Standouts

Ty Curry, attack, St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) / Laxachusetts 

Curry had an outstanding June which caused him to skyrocket up a ton of colleges’ boards. He might have been the best and most consistent attackman at the Elite 120, scoring goals in multiple plays. The 6-2, 175-pounder is extremely creative and uses his body well to create scoring chances for himself. In the second game of the day, he tallied a hat trick in maybe five minutes of game play, including a gorgeous backhander off of a strong dodge up the hash from X. With his size – the ’26 class is lacking in big-bodied offensive weapons – and goal scoring ability, it’s hard to envision Curry not being a priority for a ton of schools after the summer he’s had.

Photo courtesy of Matt Chandik

Gianni DePrimeo, faceoff midfield, Winchester (Mass.) / Laxachusetts

DePrimeo had himself a day and put himself on a ton of radars after a standout performance in both games. A plus athlete for the position with a quick first step who competes for every single ground ball, he showed off a bevy of counters and used his wings well. DePrimeo racked up 36 goals and 11 assists while also winning 65 percent of faceoffs this spring for Winchester. It’s not hard to see how he put up those stats with the good stickwork that he showed off in collecting ground balls at the Elite 120.

Photo courtesy of Matt Chandik

Jacob Fedich, LSM, Green Level (N.C.) / Team 91 Long Island 

There can’t be many defenders that have increased their stock more than Fedich did in June. He’s been simply outstanding for a Team 91 Long Island Storm team that won two of its three tournaments and made the semifinals at the other. At the Elite 120, Fedich was noticeable all over the field. In this day and age, it can sometimes be tough to find an LSM that can actually play defense. That’s not the case with Fedich. He showed that he can play bump-and-run with any middie. He had one particularly impressive takeaway where he barely even used his stick, instead choosing to basically throw a middie to the ground and then scoop up the ground ball.

This spring, he bounced around for North Carolina state champion Green Level to take on opponents’ best offensive player, and that experience showed with how he covered at the Elite 120. He can also do all of the things that high-end LSMs do, as he showcased with his work off the ground and putting the ball on it. Fedich scored 10 goals, added eight assists, had 84 ground balls and 61 takeaways this spring. It’s safe to say he knows what to do around the ball.

Dylan Novak, defense, Malvern Prep (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH 

If you’re looking for the most physical defenseman in the class, the search probably ends here. If you’re an offensive player going up against Novak, for your safety, please keep your head on a swivel. He LOVES to lay big hits and at about 6-4, 205 pounds, it’s gonna hurt a lot when he does.

Much like on the offensive end, there aren’t many high-level big defensemen in this class, so Novak stands to get a ton of attention come Sept. 1. He moves surprisingly well for a guy his size and uses his strength to keep attackmen at bay. He must have laid out close to a half-dozen players with violent but clean checks throughout the day. Novak, who earned some playing time on a stacked and senior-laden Friars defense this year, mostly erased dodgers throughout the day at Elite 120.

Photo courtesy of Matt Chandik

Wyatt Stamnes, LSM, Lawrenceville (N.J.) / Eclipse

The Darien (Conn.) native saw extensive minutes for the back-to-back national champion Big Red, and it’s not hard to see why. The lefty is incredibly smooth and makes ground balls look effortless. He pushed the pace well and made smart decisions with the ball in his stick. A 6-foot, 185-pounder, he’s got a nose for the ball and is seemingly always involved in the action. If he can refine his consistency, he’s going to be a serious weapon for a high-end program.

Photo courtesy of Matt Chandik

Kip Zacharia, defense, Manhasset (N.Y.) / Long Island Express 

Zacharia sort of flies under the radar with the Express because that team usually doesn’t have to play a ton of defense and his playing style isn’t very flashy. He showed that he’s a very dependable option and a smooth cover man at the Elite 120. A sophomore starter and a varsity player since eighth grade at one of Long Island’s perennial public powerhouses, Zacharia understands angles well, keeps his feet moving and does a good job of taking away space.

NLF Elite 120 Honorable Mention Standouts

Brian Burke, defense, St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) / Laxachusetts
James Finch, attack, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) / Crabs
Tedy Frisoli, attack, St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) / Laxachusetts
Jake Johnston, midfield, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / Long Island Express
Joe Ligas, defense, Whitney (Calif.) / ADVNC / West Coast Starz
Brennan Lyons, goalie, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) / Leading Edge
Ethan Moore, attack, Phillips Exeter (N.H.) / Laxachusetts
Gabe Moore, attack, Phillips Exeter (N.H.) / Laxachusetts
Deangelo Nardone, defense, Dublin Jerome (Ohio) / Resolute
Connor O’Brien, attack, St. Edward’s (Fla.) / Eclipse
Dylan Rappaport, goalie, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / Long Island Express
Eddie Rudloff, faceoff midfield, Malvern Prep (Pa.) / PA Roughriders