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Top 2022 Commits

NLF No. 27 Bo Lockwood, attack, Hartland (Mich.) / Michigan
NLF No. 30 Griffin Scane, midfield, Culver (Ind.) / Penn
NLF No. 50 Ryan Lyngklip, defense, Detroit Country Day (Mich.) / Michigan
John Aurandt, attack, Brighton (Mich.) / Harvard
Carson Billig, midfield, Brighton (Mich.) / Michigan

Top 2022 Uncommitted Players

Matt Kempton, midfield, St. Ignatius (Ohio)

Kempton packs a ton of power into his shot on the run and can hammer it from distance. He’s not above getting dirty at the other end of the field, either, and he picks everything up off the ground. A great motor and excellent toughness make him an intriguing prospect.


Sam Erjavac, defense, Phillips Andover (Mass.)

A plus-athlete who earned a second-team All-State nod this spring, Erjavac brings a mix of high intellect and physicality to the Cherries’ back end.

“He’s a great leader and, in my opinion, one of the top defensemen in the Midwest. He was awesome for us at Country Day this year,” Cherries coach Chris Garland said.

Joe Miller, faceoff, Loomis Chaffee (Conn.)

You’ll get tenacity for days at the X from Miller. He comes to scrap on every faceoff and combines that scrappiness with great hustle to chase down loose balls. Miller also shows a diverse set of exits and is technically advanced for the position.

Top 2023 Players

NLF No. 35 Jordan Ito, midfield, Western Reserve (Ohio) 

Ito, who started as a sophomore for a rising Western Reserve squad, has a first step that most players can only dream of having one day, and that burst is what helps him separate from much of the class. Outstanding between the lines, Ito projects as a high-level transition guy at the next level.

NLF No. 38 Rowan Clay, defense, Culver (Ind.)

Clay just transferred to national powerhouse Culver after being tabbed as a second-team all-state selection at Forest Hills Central in Michigan… as an attackman. Yup, his handle is that good. He’ll play his college ball on defense, though, and combining those stick skills with a great work ethic and ability to cover make him a tantalizing prospect.

NLF No. 39 Sam Ralston, defense/LSM, Hartland (Mich.) 

Ralston has all the makings of a top-flight defender at the next level. He’s 6-2, 185 pounds, and combines that with an incredible work ethic, really good handle and versatility to play down low or up top. He can make ground balls disappear in a flash, too.