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Team 91 Long Island has firmly entrenched itself in the discussion for the top club in the country from top to bottom.

That continued last summer when the 2025 Shock won the NLF National Championships and promptly rang up a commitment list that rivals anybody else. North Carolina was the biggest beneficiary from the class. The Tar Heels landed the Shock five-star trio of midfielder Gary Merrill (St. Anthony’s, N.Y.), LSM Parker McDonald (St. Anthony’s) and midfielder Anthony Raio (Half Hollow Hills, N.Y.)Patrick Biese (Culver, Ind.) will join them in the ACC after committing to Virginia after an all-time performance during the Shock’s run last summer. Two-sport standout and defenseman Joe Filardi (Half Hollow Hills, N.Y.) committed to Syracuse for lacrosse and recently did so for football as well.

The Shock has a strong future in the Big Ten as well. National runner-up Maryland scooped up five-star Matty Higgins (Boys’ Latin, Md.)Alex Bauer (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) will join two-time defending champion MichiganJohns Hopkins landed a pair of defensemen in the form of lefty Gavin Fitzpatrick (Chaminade, N.Y.) and Patrick Hiebert (Brunswick, Conn.)Penn State secured its faceoff man in the form of Zach Arbuckle (Trinity-Pawling, N.Y.).


Commitment Run Continues

Three Shock players, led by Texas Player of the Year Kimo Kouletsis (The Woodlands, Texas) are off to the Ivy League. Kouletsis is headed to Penn. Faceoff midfielder Dylan Baumgarth (Northport, N.Y.) verballed to Dartmouth, while James Pagano (Commack, N.Y.) chose Brown.

There’s a strong Shock presence in the Patriot League, too. Lehigh landed both goalie Steele Croom (The Woodlands, Texas) and defenseman Peter Gerbasi (Chaminade, N.Y.). Midfielder Sean Connolly (Chaminade, N.Y.) opted for Boston University, while SSDM Tommy Kline (Huntington, N.Y.) committed to Loyola.

Matt Triolo (John Glenn, N.Y.) will take his goal-scoring prowess to Delaware. Midfielder Matthew Pettis (Massapequa, N.Y.) will be an Albany Great Dane.

Team 91 ’25 Hornet defenseman Billy Cocks (Northport, N.Y.) will play Division II at Lynn.

Team 91 Long Island Top Uncommitted 2025s

Hunter Kimball, midfield/attack, Chaminade (N.Y.)

Kimball earned a spot on the second midfield line for the Flyers this spring and is a two-year varsity player for Chaminade. He has exceptional quickness and explosiveness and has a snappy release. A high-academic type, he had five goals and three assists for Chaminade, including goals against nationally-ranked teams St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Salesianum (Del.).

Timmy McDonald, midfield/SSDM, Huntington (N.Y.) 

The heart and soul of the defending NLF champions, McDonald is as tough and pugnacious as it gets at the SSDM spot. The lefty exudes great leadership intangibles and toughness. This spring, he showed his offensive chops with 22 goals and 17 assists. His attitude and energu are a total game changer for the Shock.

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Cooper Mendelsohn, attack, Chaminade (N.Y.) 

A late bloomer, Mendelsohn continues to get bigger and more athletic. Blessed with a high lacrosse IQ and a nice touch around the cage, Mendelsohn is coming into his own and his best lacrosse is ahead of him. A high-academic type who can initiate from X, Mendelsohn is poised for his best summer yet.

Owen Iles, attack, Brunswick (Conn.) 

A two-handed, high-academic type who figures to slot into a starting role for Brunswick next spring, Iles turns the corner very well and has a knack for finishing around the cage. He has plus athleticism and a good first step that helps him keep defenses off-balance.

Sal Santoro, goalie, Half Hollow Hills (N.Y.) 

Santoro had an outstanding season for Suffolk County champion Hills. He had 16 games with double-digit saves, using his big frame and quick hands to take away a ton of shots. One of the better ’25 uncommitted goalies in the country, Santoro’s also improved his communication skills.

Daniel Villa, defense, The Woodlands (Texas)

A versatile defender with great athleticism and strong fundamentals, Villa’s able to guard different types of attackmen and he has excellent off-ball awareness. He never left the field as a junior for a Woodlands team that reached the state championship. He also crushes the classroom with an SAT of more than 1500 and is the Vice President of the National Honor Society.

Michael Forrest, midfield/SSDM, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 

A strong SSDM who’s still relatively new to the position after being a pole for so long, the multi-sport athlete uses his size and speed to mark up opposing midfielders. He’s also off-the-charts academically.

Team 91 Long Island Top 2026s

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Dylan Faison, midfield, Saint Andrew’s (Fla.) / Team 91 Long Island – Notre Dame football

The fact that Faison was one of Notre Dame football’s first offers in the 2026 class should tell you all you need to know about his athleticism. He’ll join his brother and Irish two-sport standout Jordan Faison in South Bend for a year. While he still can’t talk to Notre Dame’s lacrosse staff until Sept. 1, Faison has expressed interest in walking on to the two-time defending national champions’ roster.

He’s a more advanced lacrosse player than his brother was at this stage, which is a scary thought. Named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a sophomore at Saint Andrew’s, he posted 97 goals and added 45 assists in leading the Scots to the state title game. Fast, explosive and smooth, Faison’s got the alpha mentality needed to take over games. He draws ridiculously early slides and yet finds a way to constantly produce for both Saint Andrew’s and a top-5 Team 91 squad.

Hansen Peck, attack, Lawrenceville (N.J.)

Peck wasted no time acclimating himself to the Big Red’s system and pace of play after transferring from Albany Academy (N.Y.). Watch Peck and the immediate easy comparison that comes to mind for just about everyone is Big Red great and Johns Hopkins sophomore Hunter Chauvette. Peck probably doesn’t have as much pure power to his shot, but he places it extremely well to the tune of 57 goals for the now two-time defending national champions. He doesn’t need a ton of time and room to get his shot off, and when he does, it’s turn and rake time. Peck is also a good facilitator, particularly for a guy better known as a marksman. He dished out 20 assists this year, a sign that he’s able to keep defenses guessing, and he’s a slippery dodger to boot.

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Nick Testa, attack/midfield, Saint Andrew’s (Fla.)

Testa checks off a ton of boxes as one of the most productive players in the class to date. He scores and sets up others, plays both attack and midfield and has an insanely high compete level. Despite being such a prolific scorer, Testa will happily jump in and play some defense if the situation calls for it, and he’s really good at that, too. He’s definitely undersized, which has some wondering where he fits in best at the next level, but his production is undeniable. Testa helped Team 91 reach the finals of the IMLCA Players Summit this winter and also collected winter One Percent All-Star honors.

Blake Farnsworth, D/LSM, St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.) 

Farnsworth usually finds himself at close defense for Team 91 and up top for STAB. He’s a difference-maker wherever he lines up. While he doesn’t have prototypical size, he more than makes up for it with an elite stickwork and the ability to take away opposing No. 1 scoring threats. A One Percent All-Star this winter, he’s a shutdown defender and thrived at STAB this spring.

He won the Tarring Award as STAB’s overall program MVP and earned an All-American nomination. He led the team in caused turnovers, groundballs for a non-faceoff midfielder, won 55 percent of his faceoffs, took wings and played both man-down and man-up.

Photo courtesy of Mike Watters

Michael Galgano, D/LSM, Farmingdale (N.Y.) 

Galgano is a problem in the middle of the field, but he’s another versatile chess piece with experience at both pole and close. He helped the Dalers reach the state championship game. A tough, hard-nosed defender who continues to get bigger and stronger, you’ll find him running pole for Team 91 this summer.

Devin Paccione, attack, Wantagh (N.Y.) 

A slick righty X attackman, Paccione has as good an IQ as anyone in the class. He had a breakout year this spring for the Warriors, setting up nearly 70 goals en route to a 104-point season in Long Island’s Power League. Paccione’s not the biggest attackman out there, but he has outstanding vision and is able to put feeds into tight windows.

Anthony Mancaruso, midfield, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)

Mancaruso missed the spring with a couple of injuries. Before that, he was one of the fastest-rising midfield prospects in the class. He has a great frame at about 6-1, 185 pounds, and can run up and down the field with ease. The NLF at IMG and winter One Percent All-Star has tremendous upside.