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Carter Hagen

Committed to:Loyola
High School
Darien, Conn.
Current Team
4 out of 5 stars

NLF Spring 2022 Class of 2024 Rankings
Ranked No. 40

Hagen is an outstanding ballstopper who’s next in line at Darien, one of the premier goalie factories in the entire country. At 5-10, 230 pounds, he takes up a good bit of the net, and his size definitely helps him be one of the class’ elite stoppers. An NLF at IMG All-Star this winter who was also brilliant in the cage in Eclipse’s run to the NLF National Championship title game this summer, Hagen tracks the ball well and rarely yields bad goals. He also usually throws accurate, catchable passes in the clearing game.

NLF at IMG Standout

NLF at IMG’s reigning Rock, Paper, Scissors champion, Hagen continues to cement his reputation as one of the class’ top goalies. He might even the best pure ’24 ball stopper, something that he showed yet again at IMG. Hagen isn’t overly tall, but he’s a well-built goalie who’s excellent at positioning himself in the right spot and rarely yields a second chance. His saves are clean and he makes good passes in the clearing game. On the inside track to start at noted goalie factory and Connecticut public power Darien as a sophomore, he’ll have to clean up his play out of the cage as more teams are likely to apply pressure on him when he ventures out. Despite that, he’s an elite stopper, and stopping the ball is generally of mild importance to a goalie.

NLF National Championships Standout

Hey, would you look at that? Another elite goalie from Darien. The Blue Wave has a case to be the country’s preeminent goalie factory, and Hagen is the latest in that pipeline. A thick righty who covers a lot of the net but moves well for a bigger goalie, Hagen tracked the ball really well throughout. He had a superb 1v1 save on Ben Morris (Bayport-Blue Point, N.Y.), bringing his stick across his body to make a high stop. Hagen moved his feet well, stopping a Keyser drive down the middle. He also had one save that stood out because a Michael Moon (St. Anthony’s, N.Y.) lefty blast literally got stuck in his mask, leaving no doubt as to whether Hagen made a clean stop.

Major Accolades

2022 NLF at IMG All-Star