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Summer’s here!

We’re kicking off the NLF’s summer coverage with a breakdown of each NLF club’s top uncommitted 2025s and their best 2026s. Philadelphia-based NLF founding member Big 4 HHH leads the way. Billy McKinney‘s club had an outstanding fall with 15 commitments, all to Division I schools. Duke was the biggest beneficiary of that run of commitments, hauling in five-stars LSM/defenseman Gavin Cooper (Haverford School, Pa.) and attackman Michael Ortlieb (Malvern Prep, Pa.), to go along with four-stars attackman/midfielder Owen Mears (Malvern Prep, Pa.) and SSDM Will Tantillo (Malvern Prep, Pa.).

Cornell landed a pair of four-star middies in Matt Swartz (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) and Seamus Riordan (Shady Side Academy, Pa.) and a four-star defenseman in Jack Carroll (Malvern Prep, Pa.). HHH also sent midfielders Reece Childs (Haverford School, Pa. / Penn) and Logan Turley (Malvern Prep, Pa. / Harvard) to the Ivy League. Defenseman Charlie Halpert (Haverford School, Pa.) stayed home with a verbal to Penn.


Philly’s Recruiting Leader

The team’s two goalies are both headed to the Big Ten. Heath Jones (Malvern Prep, Pa.) is Rutgers-bound, while reigning Big Ten champion Michigan took Jack Donovan (Germantown Academy, Pa.) as its ’25 goalie. Short-stick defensive midfielder Eric MacMillan (Malvern Prep, Pa.) verballed to Lehigh, while Cael DiSora (Easton, Pa.) opted to stay in his backyard with a commitment to Lafayette. Faceoff midfielder Justin Daubert (Owen J. Roberts, Pa.) was the most recent commitment with a verbal to Marquette.

HHH leads all Philly clubs in 2025 commitments, continuing its trend of being the top dog in the Philly recruiting landscape.

Big 4 HHH Top Uncommitted 2025s

Photo courtesy of Matt Chandik

Casey Felter, attack, Penn Charter (Pa.) 

A two-handed X attackman blessed with a terrific first step, Felter is coming off a junior campaign where he was the Quakers’ second-leading scorer. A strong student, he’s also been extremely productive for HHH over the past year and is one of the best uncommitted X attackmen in the class.

Christian Peterman, faceoff, La Salle (Pa.) 

The heir apparent to the Explorers’ faceoff throne once All-American Stevie Davis (Penn) graduates, Peterman has the look of an impact faceoff man at the next level. Long, lanky and strong, he handles the ball well after the win. More importantly, he has the tenacity and aggressiveness to work and get physical in a 3v3 setting and doesn’t give up after a loss.

Photo courtesy of Matt Chandik

Liam Banks, A, Ward Melville (N.Y.) 

Known more as a pure goal scorer, Banks showed off his playmaking ability this spring when he racked up 19 assists to go with 16 goals for Ward Melville. Banks’ IQ is through the roof, and he knows how to get open off-ball. An outstanding finisher, he doesn’t need the ball in his stick very often to be productive.

Wyatt Spratt, defense, La Salle (Pa.) 

Spratt has found his way onto the field for the Explorers despite being part of a defense that starts all future Ivy Leaguers. That’s impressive, particularly for one of the PIAA’s most storied programs. A 6-3, 200-pounder, Spratt’s aggressiveness helps set him apart and he figures to slot in to La Salle’s starting defense as a senior.

Will Hoffman, midfield / faceoff, Upper Dublin (Pa.) 

A true two-way midfielder that impacts the game in a ton of different ways, Hoffman also faces off for the Cardinals. His college position will likely be short-stick defensive midfielder, and his toughness, ability to make plays and leadership suggest that he’ll be a darn good one.

Big 4 HHH Top 2026s

Dylan Malone, midfield, La Salle (Pa.) 

If you start at La Salle as a sophomore, you’re good. There’s some in-depth analysis. A two-handed 6-3, 190-pounder, Malone looks the part of a big-time college midfielder. He can absolutely hammer the rock and plays good defense, which isn’t always the case for high-end middies.

Dylan Novak, defense, Malvern Prep (Pa.)

Novak’s hard to miss, as 6-5, 205-pound defensemen tend to be. A starting defensive end for an excellent Malvern Prep football team that won the Inter-Ac last year, he saw time on a loaded Malvern defense this spring.

“He just moves better than everybody else,” Big 4 HHH director Billy McKinney said. “Dylan can handle the ball and push transition, too.”

Keenan Stahl, midfield, La Salle (Pa.) 

A 6-1, 190-pound two-way midfielder, Stahl’s playing style is reminiscent of Big 4 HHH 2024 and All-American Paul Van Bastelaar (Penn). An outstanding defensive midfielder with a burgeoning offensive game, Stahl excels on the faceoff wings and plays excellent on-ball defense.

Photo courtesy of Matt Chandik

Braiden Delacy, attack/midfield, Haverford School (Pa.) 

Delacy’s played a good deal of attack, but his future might be at midfield. No matter where he lines up, he’s a legitimate scoring threat. Delacy is a tough dodger with a hard shot, and his versatility allows HHH to create mismatches.

Paul Rambo, attack, Germantown Academy (Pa.)

An injury sidelined Rambo during the high school season, but when he’s healthy, he changes the dynamic of the offense. The cousin of Maryland legend Matt Rambo, Rambo can line up at midfield or attack and be the initiator of the offense no matter where he is. A physical two-handed dodger, he had a strong fall for HHH and is expected to excel again this spring.