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. 5 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. More four-star prospects from outside the top 60 will also be announced soon.
5. Ryan Duenkel, attack, St. John’s (D.C.) / Next Level
Duenkel has slotted in seamlessly to an absolutely loaded attack line at St. John’s. It features seniors Mac Haley (Navy) and Gavin Kelly (Drexel), and together, they make up a formidable trio. Duenkel might be the most well-rounded of the three as an electric scorer with the vision and passing acumen to be a feeder first – both lefty or righty – if need be. He’s not very big, but he’s so smooth, shifty and explosive that he still gives defenders tons of fits.
As a freshman, he led St. John’s in points with 20 goals and 38 assists, and he’s been even better this spring for the top team in the country. Through 17 games, he leads St. John’s in goals (45), assists (26) and points (71). In short, he’s nasty.
Also the No. 3 ’24 kicker in the country, according to Kornblue Kicking, Duenkel very well could be a high-level two-sport athlete in college. His brother plays football at Virginia and his father also played football for the ‘Hoos.