- Defense, LSM
- High School
- Brunswick, Conn.
- Current Team
- Prime Time
Committed to Yale on 9.20.21
NLF March 2021 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 51 overall, No. 9 defenseman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 90
At 6-2, 180 pounds, Michalik has a prototypical frame to grow into, and he has the ability to run with much smaller attackmen and midfielders. He can seamlessly play either position, earning an All-Star nod as an LSM at the NLF Futures at IMG event, showing the skill to easily vacuum up a ground ball off the carpet on one possession and flashing great footwork and physicality on another. You’d like to see him be more of a transition threat with the ball in his stick, but the raw tools are all there to make that happen.
Any defensive player from Brunswick and Prime Time is usually really good, and Michalik is no exception. He’s played close defense a lot before, but performed admirably as an LSM at IMG. Michalik has to be flirting with 6-3 with a frame that will allow him to add size with ease, and he’s also got the footwork and running ability to stay with smaller, slick offensive middies. He did an excellent job of staying low when covering his man – not an easy task for a bigger man – and regularly vacuumed up ground balls. Cracking the lineup at a loaded Brunswick squad is a tall task for any sophomore defenseman, but Michalik has the skill set to be a rare early contributor for the Bruins.
All-Star. Michalik is the top cover man for a Prime Time team, and if history has taught us anything, it’s that those guys (JT Giles-Harris, Gibson Smith, Keith Boyer, Charlie Johnson, etc.) tend to be very highly sought after and they usually end up at an elite level school (Duke, most of the time). Michalik has great size and a frame to add weight, to go along with ranginess and the ability to run well, rarely even getting slowed down in transition. He’s not afraid to press out and cover, and he had a particularly nice over-the-head takeaway at GLE.
2021 NLF at IMG All-Star
2020 One Percent Showcase All-Star
.@YaleLacrosse with an impressive defensive pickup from the @PrimeTimeLax08 defensive factory as the Bulldogs land @Wick_Lax D/LSM Luke Michalik.— NLF (@natlaxfed) September 21, 2021
6-2, 180-pounder was an NLF at IMG All-Star. 4 ⭐️ moves very well for a guy his size and has a + stick. https://t.co/N56fneHVYy pic.twitter.com/d30ZT5Papr