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Prime Time Commitments
Payton Anderson, attack / midfield, Brunswick (Conn.) – Syracuse
Aiden Bross, midfield, Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) – Army
Christopher Constantine, defense, Yorktown (N.Y.) – Lehigh
Isaac Cruz, midfield / attack, St. Joseph (N.J.) – Navy
Michael Dowd, defense, Ridgefield (Conn.) – Brown
Conor Duncan, midfield, Yorktown (N.Y.) – Monmouth
Luca Duva, attack, John Jay (N.Y.) – UMass
Stone Evans, attack, Cushing (Mass.) – Air Force
Palmer Firmender, defense, Fairfield Prep (Conn.) – Richmond
Ben Friedman, goalie, Taft (Conn.) – Yale
Danny Koch, midfield, Mahopac (N.Y.) – St. John’s
Ace Lumpris, midfield, Lawrenceville (N.J.) – Johns Hopkins
Michael Melkonian, faceoff, South Side (N.Y.) – Cornell
Robert Plath, defense, Brunswick (Conn.) – Georgetown
Matthew Surin, defense, Taft (Conn.) – Johns Hopkins
Nov. 12-13 – North American Lacrosse Invitational at DE Turf in Frederica, Del.
Nov. 20 – NLF Fall Invitational at Farmingdale State College on Long Island
Top Uncommitted Players
(in alphabetical order)
Porter Barnett, attack, Darien (Conn.)
Barnett earned a starting job for the national powerhouse Blue Wave as a sophomore. That’s no small feat. A quarterback of the offense type, the righty has excellent quickness and twitchiness and can put defenders in a blender at X or on the righty wing.
William Bonner, LSM, Darien (Conn.)
Bonner carved out a niche for himself as a sophomore, entrenching himself as the second LSM for a stacked Blue Wave. He brings the requisite stick work to the LSM spot, gobbling up ground balls with ease and pushing transition. Bonner also adds versatility with his ability to slide down low.
Pat Coughlin, attack, Amity (N.Y.)
An all-state attackman as a sophomore, the tall and strong lefty has deceptively good feet for his size. Also Amity’s starting quarterback, he has the vision to find open teammates to go with his size and athleticism. Coughlin also excels at getting to the rack.
PJ Hodge, midfield, Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.)
Midfielders like Hodge are worth their weight in gold in the shot-clock era. Hodge is at his best on faceoff wings and in transition, offering a jack-of-all-trades type of game. He’s also consistently shown the ability to finish in tight spaces, flashing some offensive pop to go along with his defensive and transition work.
Andrew Kiefer, midfield, John Jay (N.Y.)
John Jay’s leading scorer as a sophomore, the big, hard-charging lefty midfielder is a presence when dodging from up top. He uses his size well to create separation getting downhill and is a terrific on-the-run shooter.
Matt Risley, attack, Carmel (N.Y.)
Risley’s the type of attackman who seamlessly slots in to a ton of different systems because of his finishing ability and overall toughness. He excels on the ride and on ground balls to go with a great set of hands that allow him to catch and finish in traffic.
Andrew Weissman, attack / midfield, Yorktown (N.Y.)
Weissman emerged as Yorktown’s top midfielder as a sophomore. No small feat at one of the country’s perennial public powers. The lefty marries slickness and toughness to go along with outstanding vision.