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Mike Rooney

Committed to:Boston University
High School
Lawrenceville, N.J.
Current Team
LI Express
4 out of 5 stars

Reclassified from 2023 to 2024 after transferring to Lawrenceville. Scored 46 goals and added 22 assists at Iona Prep in 2021.

NLF Spring 2022 Class of 2024 Rankings
Ranked No. 4

The top-ranked midfielder in the rankings, Rooney is a versatile middie that has an ideal frame for the position. He gets up and down the field with ease and has plenty of offensive prowess, as he showed last year in earning CHSAA midfielder of the year honors at Iona Prep with 46 goals and 22 assists.

Since then, he transferred to emerging national power Lawrenceville. Against a stacked Big Red national schedule, he’s racked up 20 goals and five assists. He dodges hard and is a threat on the run as both a righty or lefty. Rooney also plays with a chip on his shoulder and has gamebreaker potential out of the midfield.

NLF National Championships Standout

Rooney, who will move back to the ’24 class after transferring to Lawrenceville, would have been one of the most sought-after ’23 middies in September if he stayed in the class. He’s got a great frame and gets up and down the field with ease. Rooney’s dominant between the lines and brings a certain package of aggressiveness and sandpaper to the midfield. He dodges hard and has good speed, and he’s a threat to burn defenses with his shot on the run, both as a lefty and a righty. Expect him to be one of the top recruits in the country next September.

NLF March 2021 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 33 overall, No. 10 midfielder

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 93

A 6-1, 175-pound middie who excels between the lines and plays really good defense to go along with a big-time chip on his shoulder, Rooney gets downhill quickly and packs a hard, heavy shot. He’s the primary offensive threat for the defending NLF national champion Express squad, and he’ll be highly sought-after because of his ability to make an impact all over the field.

Major Accolades

2021 CHSAA Midfielder of the Year at Iona Prep
2021 CHSAA First Team All-League at Iona Prep