The top 30 prospects for the class of 2025 are locked in.
Brendan Millon (McDonogh, Md. / Team 91 Maryland) headlines the rankings with the No. 1 overall ranking. Chris Alexis (Salisbury, Conn. / SweetLax Florida), Khalif Hocker (St. Xavier, Ohio / Resolute), Cam Kelley (Prime Time) and Josh Marcus (Staples, Conn. / Eclipse) round out the top five to headline the 2-10 group.
A driving force out of the midfield behind last summer’s NLF national championship-winning team, for which he scored a hat trick in the championship game, Iglesias is an excellent two-way midfielder who impacts the game in a lot of different ways. He has elite shooting range and can pull defenses way out, but he also gets up and down the field. An NLF at IMG All-Star, Iglesias excels on the faceoff wings and is also a dependable defensive option.
Boyer checks in with the ACC-ready frame at 6-3, 175 pounds, and he’s got the game to go with it. He can lock up attackmen down low, but this spring, he earned honorable mention All-Texas honors as an LSM. He also has a football and track background, so there’s plenty of athleticism there. Boyer gets out and runs well in the open field and has a pugilistic mindset in his 1v1 coverage.
A sophomore starter for the WCAC powerhouse Eagles, Cicotello is a magnet for ground balls from his LSM spot. Gonzaga’s top ground-ball guy with 71 pickups off the carpet this year, he is terrific in transition. His on-ball defense has continued to improve, and between that and his transition skills, you’ve got a problem at pole. Cicotello took the ball away 39 times this year en route to earning second-team All-WCAC honors. He is also a standout basketball and football player, and that athleticism shines through in his game.
The top-ranked faceoff middie in the class put together an outstanding sophomore campaign for the Rhinos after transferring in from Penn Charter (Pa.), where he saw time as a freshman in Philly’s rugged Inter-Ac League. A first-team All-Founders League selection as an of-age sophomore – NEVER happens – Fitzgerald won 58.5 percent of his faceoffs and added 2 goals and 1 assist for the champion Rhinos.
“I’ve seen the same thing with (PLL all-star) Trevor (Baptiste) and (NLL) standout Jake Withers, and that it’s regardless of success they have, they’re so easy to coach,” Faceoff Academy founder Greg Gurenlian said. “He can go 65 percent and if you tell him he could have gone 80 percent, he’ll take it to heart and you never have to say it again.”
Lightning in a bottle. Kouletsis is not very big, but he is as dynamic a scoring threat as there is in this class. The lefty Long Island transplant erupted as a sophomore for The Woodlands, tallying 77 goals and dishing out 62 assists en route to collecting U.S. Lacrosse All-America and Area Player of the Year honors. His agility and change-of-direction are elite and he has a rocket of a shot. Kouletsis plays attack but could project to the midfield in college, where his athleticism and the extra room to run would make him a deadly matchup for a short-stick.
An incredibly cerebral lefty with an advanced IQ, Evans was the offensive ringleader for a Belmont Hill team that was in the top 10 of the NLF rankings. He put together a nearly perfectly-balanced stat line of 29 goals and 31 assists. Evans has excellent vision and an innate ability to dodge with his head up, understand where the slide is coming from and hit his teammates in stride. The NLF at IMG All-Star extremely confident in being the offense’s quarterback and does an excellent job of dictating the pace of play. He’s also a very tenacious rider and takes pride in not allowing free clears.
A 6-2, 170-pound NLF at IMG All-Star, Mullahy has excellent speed both in transition and as a settled 6v6 dodger. When he puts his foot in the ground and goes, defenses move. If you let him shoot, it’s going to find the back of the net. Mullahy earned All-SCC first-team honors this year as a sophomore and has eyes on leading Fairfield Prep to a state title. His defensive game continues to improve, and he projects well as an all-around midfielder at the next level.
Spalding’s best defensive player as a sophomore, Hopper’s an intriguing prospect who plays close defense now but might project best as a pole in college. Blessed with great range and terrific speed, Hopper is outstanding in transition and can push the pace as well as any defender in the MIAA. A superb athlete who also plays varsity basketball, Hopper has vast upside and a very good stick.
Skeean will certainly never bore you with his play. There’s a whole lot to like about a lefty pole who’s always around the ball and scored 30 goals as a short-stick as a freshman. An All-America honoree for Walton as a sophomore, Skeean is omnipresent around the ball and has a knack for putting the rock on the ground, picking it up and going the other way. He’s a very good defender for an LSM, often locking up the other team’s best attackman at close defense. A One Percent winter All-Star, he plays man-up with a pole and can even take faceoffs as a change of pace.
A crafty lefty scorer, Price does an excellent job of getting to his spot and changing shooting angles. He’s got velocity on his shot, but even better placement and puts the ball in different spots. For a lefty, Price has a dependable right hand and is a viable threat to score as a righty down the alley. A starter for Roxbury Latin who posted 23 goals and 20 assists in 15 games as a sophomore, Price also shined at last summer’s National All-Star Games. Just tabbed as an All-ISL selection, Price creates separation well with his athleticism and is a threat to score from everywhere.