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Michael Ortlieb

Committed to:Duke
High School
Malvern Prep, Pa.
Current Team
5 out of 5 stars

Fall of 2023 Evaluation

Ortlieb is as smart and cerebral as it gets. Nearly every coach asked about him said he was the top X attackman in the class, and it’s a reputation that he more than backed up with his play. Ortlieb potted 49 goals and handed out 25 assists for the Friars this spring, including a four-goal effort in the title game as Malvern won the Inter-Ac tournament.

That play carried over to the summer, too. He’s an elite passer, often showing off his chemistry with four-star Malvern and HHH teammate Owen Mears, and he controls the pace of play at an elite level. The only knock on him seems to be that he’s not an elite athlete, but he’s no slouch, and his incredibly-high IQ means that he can run any offense.

Ortlieb is very creative and often throws underhand or sidearm passes, showing off his ability to keep defenses guessing at all times. He’s got a nice touch around the cage, too, and he will have a long line of suitors.