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We’re finally off and running with the first NLF class of 2024 player rankings.
It’s a testament to the depth of this class that more than 100 players received consideration for the rankings, which feature the top 60 players in the country. As the class continues to make itself known, we will expand our rankings to include more and more players, particularly after their big recruiting summer.
Players from all over the country are eligible for the rankings. That’s regardless of whether or not they play for an NLF club. Rankings are compiled after extensive analysis from club coaches, high school coaches and other prominent figures in the lacrosse world. We’ll be counting down to No. 1, continuing with the No. 4 player in the class.
As a reminder, feel free to check out the rest of the site for plenty of spring high school coverage. The NLF has covered games in Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C., New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California and more. We look to continue to increase our coverage. If you’re looking for game stories, standouts, player quotes, etc., this is the place to find it.
Without further ado, let’s continue the class of 2024 top 60. All ten players in this group are considered five-star prospects. CLICK HERE for the 60-51 group, HERE for the 50-41 group, HERE for the 40-31 group, HERE for the 30-21 group, HERE for the 20-11 group and HERE for the 10-6 group. CLICK HERE to read about No. 5 prospect Ryan Duenkel. More four-star prospects from outside the top 60 will also be announced soon.
NLF Class of 2024 Top 60
No. 5 Ryan Duenkel
4. Mike Rooney, midfield, Lawrenceville (N.J.) / Long Island Express
The top-ranked midfielder in the rankings, Rooney is a versatile middie that has an ideal frame for the position. He gets up and down the field with ease and has plenty of offensive prowess, as he showed last year in earning CHSAA midfielder of the year honors at Iona Prep with 46 goals and 22 assists.
Since then, he transferred to emerging national power Lawrenceville. Against a stacked Big Red national schedule, he’s racked up 20 goals and five assists. He dodges hard and is a threat on the run as both a righty or lefty. Rooney also plays with a chip on his shoulder and has gamebreaker potential out of the midfield.