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The tradition continues.

Leading Edge has long served as the leader in New Jersey recruiting, and that’s going to continue for a long time. The club prides itself on only having one team per age group, and yet, it has found a way to develop more than 500 college commits.

That, of course, continued with its 2025 team. Five-star LSM Will Pedicano (Delbarton, N.J.) is the headliner and verballed to Virginia. The team’s top offensive threat, Asher Ziv (Pingry, N.J. / Taft) opted for Yale. He’ll be joined in the Ivy League by LSM/defenseman Quinn Kelly (Christian Brothers, N.J.) and lefty defenseman Frank Argilagos (Rumson-Fair Haven, N.J.). 


Commits All Over the Country

Goalie Tanner Shimko (Delbarton, N.J.) heads to the Big Ten after committing to Johns Hopkins. His goalie partner and high school rival Conor Keenan (Seton Hall Prep, N.J.) is ticketed for Lafayette. Attackman/midfielder Nolan Sabel (Seton Hall Prep, N.J.) will head over to the Main Line to play for VillanovaRichmond landed a talented multi-sport athlete in midfielder Cole Hayden (Immaculata, N.J.).

Attackman Joe DelMauro (Seton Hall Prep, N.J.) is headed West to Utah, while defenseman Jack Gounaris (St. Augustine Prep, N.J.) will also head in the same direction to land at Air ForceColgate picked up a big-bodied goal scorer in Asher Testa (Delbarton, N.J.)Vermont added a quality midfielder in Princeton‘s Brendan Beatty and Bucknell picked up a defenseman in Troy Monte (Rumson-Fair Haven, N.J.).

CBA midfielder Davis Campell (Holy Cross), midfielder Sean McCaffery (Allentown, N.J.), Wall (N.J.) midfielder Mikey Hoarle (Bryant) and Eastern (N.J.) defenseman Thomas Keating (UMBC) round out the commitments.

Leading Edge Top Uncommitted 2025s

Luke Caldwell, attack, Hopewell Valley (N.J.)

Let’s get right to the spring numbers. Ninety-one goals, including 19 (!) hat tricks. That number included at least three goals in HV’s last 17 games. That’s a whole lot of goals, but Caldwell also proved to be a playmaker with 57 assists for a ludicrous 148-point junior campaign. His lowest point total of the season was four points in five games, which means that he had as many 9+ point games as he did of his lowest total. So, yes, production checks out.

An undersized righty, Caldwell oozes toughness and scrappiness. He has an excellent touch around the crease, plays bigger than his listed size and competes on every play.

Teddy Coyle, faceoff midfield, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 

Coyle had a strong junior season for the Pirates, who reached the Non-Public A final. He served as Seton Hall Prep’s second faceoff man and came away with an impressive 62 percent of his faceoffs. Coyle’s a tactician and a scrapper who comes away with more than his fair share of ground balls.

Alex Schobel, midfield, Delbarton (N.J.) 

Schobel broke through to carve out a niche for himself as a second-line midfielder this spring, posting five goals and dishing out eight assists for 13 points. He’s a plus defender with a lot of offensive upside. Schobel excels on faceoff wings and is a good man-down defender who can check a lot of boxes at the next level.

Carter Newman, defense, Chatham (N.J.) 

A long and rangy defender, Newman started for Chatham this spring and excels at getting his stick in passing lanes. Newman plays his angles well, and he’s got the versatility to mix up matchups by hopping up to LSM.

Michael Poskay, defense / SSDM, Christian Brothers (N.J.) 

Another versatile defender, Poskay plays a ton of close defense for Leading Edge but played a ton of SSDM for his high school team. An extremely athletic player with tremendous footwork to match up with anyone, Posaky’s versatility, physicality and scrappiness will endear him to coaches.

Leading Edge Top 2026s

Brian McCaffery, faceoff midfield, Allentown (N.J.) 

McCaffery recently returned from an injury, and if he can stay healthy and plays the way he can, he’ll have a legit argument to be the top faceoff midfielder in the class. He separates himself from his competitors by not only winning faceoffs, but pushing transition, scoring goals and showing off his athleticism. He came back for Allentown’s final seven games this spring and promptly won 74 percent of faceoffs and had 14 goals and 16 points. There’s no faceoff guy in the class with his skill set, and he’s going to be a very hot commodity for that skill set.

Johnny Devir, midfield, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) 

One of the offensive spark plugs for the Leading Edge ’25s before dropping down to ’26 this fall, Devir is someone knows that they have to slide to and very quickly at that. He’s tallied 35 times and dished out 19 assists for the New Jersey Non-Public A champions. a testament to his ability to both score and feed. The NLF at IMG All-Star has very strong lower body, which allows him to run through checks, and his production is undeniable.

Cole Peck, attack, Tampa Jesuit (Fla.) 

Blink and you’ll miss Peck dicing up a defenseman at X. He’s got the quickness, change of direction and speed to offset his smaller frame. He can run by just about anyone. Peck’s got the production to boot after posting a 56-goal, 33-assist sophomore season. He’s already racked up 172 points in two seasons.

Matt Lutz, midfield, Madison (N.J.) 

It’s not hard to project Lutz as an impact college player thanks to his 6-2, 170-pound frame with a picturesque shooting stroke. He was extremely productive this spring, burying 36 goals and adding 21 assists for Madison. Long and rangy, he’s likely to raise some eyebrows this summer with how well he shoots the ball.

Caleb McDowell, defense, Scotch-Plains Fanwood (N.J.) 

McDowell’s been covering top attackmen for two years at SPF, and he continues to get better and better. He’s a relative newcomer to the sport, but it’s hard to tell because of how much he continues to improve. A long and highly-athletic defenseman, McDowell’s got the footwork to hang with anyone in coverage to go along with a rapidly-improving stick.

Pierce Bolger, attack, Delbarton (N.J.) 

Bolger has a next-level frame at around 6-3 and close to 200 pounds. The big lefty loves to initiate contact and work off of what the defense throws at him on the slide. He’s got a good stick and is a reliable inside and mid-range scorer.

Owen Dunleavy, attack, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 

The youngest of three brothers – one of whom is a captain at Gettysburg and the other plays at UMBC – might be the best one to date. He’s undersized, but has an excellent shooting stroke and can stretch a defense out with his shooting range. A high-IQ player with the skill set to go with it, Dunleavy isn’t afraid to get dirty if he has to, either