- High School
- Chaminade, N.Y.
- Current Team
- LI Express
NLF October 2020 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 7 overall, No. 2 attack/midfield
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 97
Balsamo plays with a chip on his shoulder a mile wide, blending aggressiveness, tenacity, drive and skill. The lefty is a terrific dodger from all over the field, comfortable dodging from the wing, X or up top. Despite missing running mate Joey Terenzi all summer and Dillon Magee for a chunk of it, he still did an amazing job of finding ways to produce on a consistent basis. Balsamo has an exceptional release, an off-the-charts lacrosse IQ and the ability to elevate the play of those around him, and he does a great job of slithering into tight spaces in front of the cage to finish. He plays good defense and has taken the ball away from a lot of guys, and he has a knack for scoring big goals.
Equally comfortable at attack or midfield, Balsamo is a lethal scoring threat from all over the field. Elite IQ, quick release, scores a ton. Takes the ball away on defense. pic.twitter.com/c9gX1icaUj
— NLF (@natlaxfed) October 1, 2020