NLF October 2020 Class of 2022 Super 60

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Joey Spallina had already been tabbed as the No. 1 player in the class of 2022 twice by the National Lacrosse Federation, but the claim to being The Next One had already been staked years before that.

Part of what has always set Spallina apart, what put him in a league of his own, was an unrelenting work ethic that enabled him to continually improve. No matter what, Spallina has always made it his mission to be two things, and neither of them revolve around scoring those outrageous goals that you see on Instagram, the behind-the-back missiles to open teammates, the ridiculous stick skills or anything that revolves around pure skill.

“My goal is to be a great teammate and to be the hardest worker in the room,” Spallina said.

So when the pandemic hit and the Team 91 Smash star’s sophomore campaign at Mount Sinai (N.Y.) got cancelled, Spallina put aside his disappointment and saw an opportunity to work even harder to up his game. The pandemic didn’t help everyone, but Spallina got even better during that time.

“I personally feel like the pandemic helped me,” Spallina explained. “I really couldn’t go to the gym, so I was just playing all day every day, which helped grow my stick skills. Being able to go against (’23 twin brothers) Brett and Jake in the backyard helped me a ton. I went into this summer with a big target on my back and getting everyone’s best game, and my goal is just to play hard. That’s what drives me.”

It’s a powerful motivator, and it’s one that helped Spallina put together a dominant summer, both on the individual showcase and team circuits. He led the Juniors Open in scoring with 34 points, a whopping nine more than the closest competitor. Six or seven-point games were the norm, not the exception, and things often really got out of control in games where he’d put up double-digit points. Even more impressively, Smash lost one game all summer, and Spallina’s frequent appointments with the back of the net played a crucial role in the team’s success.

“I was pumped to get back out there and see other people and be able to compete,” Spallina said. “It was nice to get that edge back. It took maybe a quarter to get back to game speed, but I felt pretty confident. The Smash guys (17 commitments, all Division I) are really good and they’re great teammates. They’ve helped me a lot. I also did a lot of 1v1s every Tuesday and Thursday morning with a bunch of pro guys, college guys and some (Team 91 ’20) Crush guys. Going against stronger defensemen like (New York Lizards LSM and captain) Alex Spring and (Crush standout and NLF No. 17) Jack (Schirtzer) helped me a lot.”

He also mixed in a commitment to the school for which he had a lifelong affinity, verbally committing to Syracuse, which has told him that he can wear his preferred and its legendary number 22. It’s something that he’s thought of for a long time, and a thought he’s very comfortable with. He took a little longer to make the decision than a lot of his ranked teammates did – crazy that two weeks was considered longer, but here we are – but he felt quite confident in his decision to go Orange.

“My dad (Smash coach and MLL champion coach Joe Spallina) decided to check out my top five schools, and after sitting down, I had a better idea of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do,” Spallina said. “I never wanted to rush into it, and taking my time made me feel way better about me making the decision.”

Spallina maintains his perch atop the NLF rankings for the third straight set of rankings, and for the third straight time, he’s backed up by Long Island Express midfielder and Virginia commit Joey Terenzi. The Manhasset (N.Y.) standout missed the summer, but he’s an elite midfielder who has consistently dominated when healthy. Dynamic attackman/midfielder and North Carolina commit Dominic Pietramala (Boys’ Latin, Md.), the son of legendary coach and Hall of Fame defenseman Dave Pietramala, makes his first appearance in the NLF rankings at No. 3 after joining the Annapolis Hawks. Charlie Johnson (Brunswick, Conn.) of Prime Time, a Duke commit, pockets his third straight nod as the best defensive player in the nation, this time bumping up a slot to No. 4 overall, while Team 91 Maryland LSM Will Schaller (Hill School, Pa.), who’ll stay close to home and play at Maryland, continues his upward trajectory by going from No. 20 overall to No. 5.

The NLF rankings are compiled through feedback from club coaches and college coaches. We are also happy to assign star and numerical rankings to the players in the top 60 for the first time. A system first introduced nearly 25 years ago by Rivals.com, the star system is designed to highlight the elite players in the class. We’re shaping our numerical ranking off of the one used by 247sports.com, considered to be the best and most knowledgeable football and basketball recruiting site in the game.

1. Joey Spallina, attack, Mount Sinai (N.Y.) / Team 91 Smash / Syracuse (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 100

2. Joey Terenzi, midfield, Manhasset (N.Y.) / Long Island Express Channy / Virginia (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 98
Smooth and makes everything look so easy. Terenzi is so talented and so clearly the best midfielder in this class that he stays at No. 2 despite missing the summer with an injury. When he’s healthy, there simply aren’t any midfielders who are a constant threat to score, and he’s got the size, fluidity and athleticism to make even the top LSMs in the country look foolish. Last summer, he played a huge role in helping the Express win the NLF national title after scoring the overtime winner for Manhasset in the Nassau County title game. He’s mean, tenacious and tough, too.

3. Dom Pietramala, attack/midfield, Boys’ Latin (Md.) / Annapolis Hawks / North Carolina (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 98
Perhaps the most high-upside player in the class, Pietramala is an elite goal scorer and a terrific athlete who be a threat at either attack or out of the midfield. He has a blistering shot – the ball simply explodes off of his stick – and changes shooting angles well, and he can run by defenders with relative ease. Anyone who can score 33 goals as a freshman in the MIAA is pretty decent, and Pietramala also does a great job of finding open spots in defenses before snapping off his shot off. He can sometimes get a little streaky, but the potential is through the roof.

4. Charlie Johnson, defense, Brunswick (Conn.) / Prime Time / Duke (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 98
The latest in a lengthy line of standout defensemen from Prime Time, Johnson is a terrific cover guy who will happily turn any matchup into a street fight. A very physical, aggressive defenseman who’s well-put together at 6-1, 205 pounds, Johnson seeks out the opponent’s top scoring threat and relishes the challenge. He’s a threat to come across the middle and put a hurting on an unsuspecting attackman, and when he gets the ball in his stick and rolling upfield, it’s very tough to slow him down. Johnson goes all out, all the time, and does a great job of communicating with his defensive mates.

5. Will Schaller, LSM, Hill School (Pa.) / Team 91 Maryland / Maryland (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 97

Schaller was highly thought of in the last rankings, vaulting from unranked to No. 20, and he continues his upward trajectory by landing in the top 5. He is such an impactful defender, constantly causing problems for offenses in the middle of the field, but he’s more than capable of shutting down an attackman at close defense. Also a good hockey player, Schaller carries a prickly disposition with the requisite aggressiveness, tenacity and nastiness, along with a very good stick, that you love to see.

6. Adam Blind, goalie, Culver (Ind.) / Resolute / Harvard (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 97
Blind rocketed onto the NLF scene in January after a phenomenal showing at the Futures at IMG event, and he maintains his hold on the No. 1 goalie spot after another strong summer. He’s a phenomenal stopper, but it’s his poise and calm that people really like. He’s never fazed by anything, whether he’s staring down an open time-and-room rip or there’s a ton of chaos going on around him. Blind makes tough saves look so easy and has all the makings of an elite goalie for the Crimson.

7. Charles Balsamo, attack/midfield, Chaminade (N.Y.) / Long Island Express Channy / Duke (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 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.

8. Mac Eldridge, faceoff midfield, Georgetown Prep (Md.) / DC Express / Virginia
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 96
One of the first commits off the board in early September, Eldridge had a monster summer, one where he entrenched himself as the top faceoff guy in the class. He hit a massive growth spurt to 6-0, 190 pounds, one that helped him absolutely dominate at the NLF Summer Kickoff, and not so surprisingly, his success correlated with DC Express’ rise to becoming one of the best teams in the country. Eldridge has terrific hand speed and a encyclopedic knowledge of exits, traits that make him a nightmare to go up against.

9. Billy Dwan, defense, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) / Annapolis Hawks / Syracuse
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 96
Dwan gets a ton of praise for his lacrosse IQ, and rightfully so. The son of former Johns Hopkins assistant Bill Dwan has picked up a trick or two from his time around the Blue Jays, and he’s got a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He’s a good cover man with solid size, and while he doesn’t go nuts on the checks, he’s patient and precise when he does.

10. Henry Caponiti, attack, Brunswick (Conn.) / Prime Time / Georgetown (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 96
A monster lefty with light feet and terrific shooting ability, Caponiti missed the summer with an injury, but he should return to the lineup soon. When he does, he’ll take the field some 35 pounds lighter than the last time he played, which should pay tangible dividends for his conditioning. It’ll be interesting to see how much losing some of his size affects his power-based game, but at 6-2, 210 pounds, he’ll still be able to bulldoze defenders, and he’s an underrated passer to boot.

11. Sean Jordan, LSM/Defense, St. Andrew’s (Fla.) / SweetLax Florida / Harvard (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 95
An absolute bully with elite athleticism, Jordan skyrockets to just outside the top 10 from the No. 50 spot last time after a dynamic summer where he established himself as one of the best defenders in the class. He’s got a mean streak a mile long, likes to establish his presence early and often, and he loves to get physical with his matchup. Jordan has the speed, agility and footwork to stay with anyone, gets the ball off the carpet with ease and flies by the ride in the transition game.

12. Brock Behrman, attack, Niskayuna (N.Y.) / Team 91 Smash / Notre Dame (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 95
Behrman was a high priority for the Irish after a monster summer where he left a ton of shattered ankles in his wake. He’s a jitterbug type who’s super tough to stay in front of 1v1, and packs a ton of punch on his shot, especially for a smaller attackman. Behrman, also Niskayuna’s QB1, has elite change-of-direction and agility, a very good handle around the crease, and he’s deadly in unsettled situations. Behrman has the ability to take over a game at a moment’s notice, and he and Joey Spallina make up as good an attack duo as there is in the class.

13. Max Busenkell, midfield, Garnet Valley (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH / Notre Dame
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 95
Everyone who plays HHH knows that Busenkell is at the top of the scouting report, but it doesn’t really matter, because he constantly finds a way to score goals. He’s got some positional versatility and could play attack if need be, but he’s an elite scorer out of the midfield and always draws an early slide. Busenkell doesn’t shy away from physicality, has the athleticism to get open against any defender and showed this summer that he can finish with either hand.

14. Thomas Ricciardelli, goalie, Taft (Conn.) / Eclipse / Penn (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 95
One of the headliners for what should be one of the best high school teams in the country next spring, Ricciardelli is an outstanding stopper who’s almost automatic on low shots. Ricciardelli, who’ll join his older brother, Jeff, the NLF’s No. 32 ’21, at Penn, has good footwork and moves well from post to post. He stays poised even in chaotic situations in front of the net, and while he doesn’t usually launch too many rainbows in the clearing game, Ricciardelli makes smart, simple plays to kick off the transition game. 

15. Matt Lazzaro, attack, Franklin (Mass.) / Laxachusetts / Boston U (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 94
A slick lefty with excellent stickwork and a deep bag of tricks, Lazzaro brings plenty of shiftiness and toughness to the table. He’ll hit you with BTB shots and feeds, one-handed and backhand shots and box fakes, but he can also cross your best defenseman up. Lazzaro does a good job of dodging with his head up to find his teammates, is at home finishing on the crease and is willing to take a hit to make a play.

16. Andrew McMeekin, faceoff midfield, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) / Mesa / Princeton (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 94
Physically, McMeekin looks like he’s a junior in college, not high school. Rocked up at 6-1 and close to 200 pounds, he has the strength and power to mash at the X, but he’s also got quick hands and good stick skills to boot. McMeekin almost always makes the right decision with the ball in his stick and he’s a legitimate scoring threat off the win, and he can run by guys with relative ease.

17. John Schroter, defense, Riverside (Va.) / DC Express / Virginia (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 93

Schroter looks the part of a top ACC defenseman at 6-4, 205 pounds, and he’s got the long strides that allow him to fluidly cover attackmen. The big lefty has a very active stick and isn’t shy about going for the checks that will land him on Instagram, but he plays a controlled game where he can take his chances and not get beat. Schroter also continually gets under his matchup and uses his leverage to steer his man around. He has as much upside as any defenseman in the class.

18. Matt McMillen, midfield, McDonogh (Md.) / Crabs / Penn (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 93

An imposing midfielder who looks the part of an Ivy standout, McMillen was hobbled by some injuries this summer, but he was clearly still the Crabs’ top scoring options and one of the better scoring middies in the class. He kicked off the summer with a great game against Team 91 Maryland where he showed how his dodging ability opens things up a few plays later, and he does an excellent job of getting downhill off of his dodge. McMillen also shoots well with either hand, and he was particularly strong in the Nike All-Star Games title game, including one pinpoint lefty rip down the alley.

19. Aidan Maguire, midfield, St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) / Laxachusetts / Duke (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 92

Maybe the best two-handed shooter in the class, Maguire is a problem with either hand, particularly when he’s got time and space to step into his shot. After kicking off the year with a great performance at the Futures at IMG event, Maguire showed off more of his versatility with that scoring and his transition skills. Good luck catching him in the open field. It ain’t happening. That, to go along with a great 6-3 frame, made him one of the most coveted midfield recruits in the class and a huge pull for the Blue Devils.

20. James Matan, attack, Gonzaga (D.C.) / DC Express / North Carolina (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 92

When he’s on, Matan is one of the best and most creative scorers in the class. The future Tar Heel was at his best at the NLF Summer Kickoff, where he had six goals and an assist in one game. He’s deadly with the ball in his stick. One hand, hitch-and-go, BTBs, etc. – nothing’s off the table. An excellent finisher from inside of eight yards, Matan uses his big body well in tight spaces and doesn’t need much room to bury.

21. Alex Ross, defense, Archbishop Spalding (Md.) / Annapolis Hawks / Penn State (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 92

A tall, rangy defenseman with the footwork to match up with shiftier attackmen, Ross covers a ton of ground and usually blankets his man. He won’t bomb away with the checks, but he’s also likely to limit his matchup’s damage, so he doesn’t have to go crazy on checks. He takes one stride when his attackman takes three, and as a result, he’s able to cover for days. Ross, who’s very young for the grade, has a great frame to add size, and he could end up as a No. 1 shutdown guy in Happy Valley.

22. Matt Waterhouse, midfield, Briarcliff (N.Y.) / Prime Time / Villanova (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 91

One of the better midfield shooters in the class, Waterhouse can absolutely let it fly with the best of ’em. He’s able to get his shot off in tight quarters when he has to, but he really shines when he gets a head of steam going down the alley. The ball just snaps out of his stick with ease. Waterhouse is no stranger to dirty areas where a ground ball awaits, and he’s athletic enough to consistently run away from pressure.

23. Jonny Cool, LSM, McDonogh (Md.) / Team 91 Maryland / Ohio State (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 91
It’s tough to argue that Cool and Will Schaller make up the best LSM tandem of anyone in the country. Merely getting a touch in the box can be tough when Cool is in the area. He does a great job of causing issues in the middle of the field, as he’s athletic enough to stay stride-for-stride with almost anyone to go along with a very good stick. Cool excels off the carpet, making him a huge asset on the faceoff wings, and he’s at home in leading the transition game. 

24. Dillon Magee, midfield, Lovejoy (Texas) / Long Island Express Channy / Ohio State (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 90
Trying to stop Magee once he gets going downhill seems like an absolutely brutal time for a defender. The Texas transplant by way of Long Island can simply lean into his man and make him bounce off to create separation for one of the hardest and heaviest shots in the class. Lefty or righty doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. For such a good shooter, though, Magee does a nice job of keeping his head up, particularly when it comes to feeding the crease.

25. Tayden Bultman, midfield, Torrey Pines (Calif.) / West Coast Starz / North Carolina (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 90
You’ve got to be decent when you’re a top-25 prospect and Carolina makes you a priority and haven’t played in nearly a year. Bultman has been on the mend from a torn ACL, but he’s still an elite-level athlete who can toast just about any defender. When he puts his foot in the ground, you’re done. He’s not just a great athlete, though. Bultman has a really good handle and the creativity to make special plays in tight spaces.

26. Jack Rideout, faceoff, St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) / Laxachusetts / Michigan (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 90
There aren’t many, if any, faceoff men in the class who shoot up out of their stance quicker than the explosive Rideout. He’s got a great first step that helps him get out in space off the win, and he also chases down ground balls with aplomb. The future Wolverine definitely isn’t shy about handling the ball, either. He’s got some midfield skills that provide mismatches, and Rideout frequently makes the right decision with the ball, whether that’s testing his luck as a shooter or dumping it off to Laxachusetts’ skilled attack crew.

27. Bo Lockwood, attack, Hartland (Mich.) / Cherries / Michigan (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 90
A dynamic, versatile attackman who can beat you in a variety of ways, Lockwood tore up the NLF Summer Kickoff as part of a dominant week for the Cherries. He followed it up with more great performances, and was a nice in-state coup for the Wolverines. Lockwood is super shifty and agile when dodging from X, where he scores a ton, but he’s also very good at keeping his head up and looking for open guys. He is excellent at finishing around the cage, never shying away from getting inside for a better look.

28. Race Ripley, attack, Archbishop Spalding (Md.) / Annapolis Hawks / Navy (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 89
A high-IQ attackman who can beat you as both a finisher and feeder, Ripley was good at the start of the summer and continued to get better throughout the Hawks’ daunting schedule. As a feeder, Ripley is excellent at finding open guys on the backside for easy dunks, and he understands how to pull defenses out of position to help his teammates get open. As a finisher, he’s money inside of eight yards and puts everything at the chest or higher. As the summer went along, he was noticeably more willing to get to the dirty areas to make a play, and he also got a half-step quicker.

29. Konrad Miklaszewski, LSM, Montclair (N.J.) / Leading Edge / Yale (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 89
The Bulldogs identified Miklaszewski as a top target early on and with good reason. The long, rangy lefty pole made plays all summer long and was as consistent as the day is long, and he used the time at home during the pandemic to his advantage to put himself in a position to blossom this summer. You could always count on Miklaszewski to limit mistakes, gobble up ground balls, play good, tenacious defense, and be an intangibles guy for a really good Leading Edge team. He loves getting right up on hands and making life miserable for opposing midfielders.

30. Griffin Scane, midfield, Culver (Ind.) / Cherries / Penn (Highlights)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 89
Lockwood is the best offensive player on the Cherries, but Scane is the guy who can do a little bit of everything, making plays that both show up in the stat sheet and some that have a bigger impact to those who are paying attention to the game. Scane dodges hard and opens things up on the backside, and he’s also a solid scoring threat. He embraces the defensive end and relishes the opportunity to scrap, and he can also fuel the transition game.

31. Luke Engelke, faceoff midfield, Pingry (N.J.) / Leading Edge / Duke (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 88
32. George Stamos, defense, West Potomac (Md.) / DC Express / Maryland (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 88
33. Griffin Grant, attack/midfield, Torrey Pines (Calif.) / West Coast Starz / Notre Dame ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 88
34. Jack Cascadden, faceoff midfield, Garden City (N.Y.) / Long Island Express Channy / Cornell (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 88
35. Sean Gallagher, defense/LSM, Garnet Valley (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH / Navy (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 87
36. Jeremy Hopsicker, attack, Westminster (Conn.) / SweetLax Upstate / Notre Dame (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 87
37. Hugh Conrad, goalie, De La Salle (Calif.) / West Coast Starz / Yale (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 87
38. Ryan Colsey, attack, Ridgefield (Conn.) / Eclipse / Virginia (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 87
39. Chuck Kuczynski, defense, Allentown Central Catholic (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH / Syracuse (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 87
40. Haydn Sommer, attack, Culver (Ind.) / Team 91 Maryland / Army (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 86


41. Aidan O’Neil, attack, Tabor (Mass.) / Laxachusetts / Utah (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 86
42. Ryan McLaughlin, LSM, Mountain Lakes (N.J.) / Leading Edge / Penn (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 86
43. Dylan Sageder, LSM, Mount Sinai (N.Y.) / Team 91 Smash / Syracuse (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 86
44. Matt Minicus, attack, Darien (Conn.) / Eclipse / Loyola (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 86
45. Paul Garza, midfield, St. John’s (D.C.) / Annapolis Hawks / Navy (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 85
46. Malachi Jones, defense, McDonogh (Md.) / Team 91 Maryland / Virginia (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 85
47. Michael Weisshaar, midfield, Archbishop Spalding (Md.) / Annapolis Hawks (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 85
48. Charlie Muller, LSM, Bullis (Md.) / MadLax / Harvard (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 85
49. Grant Rodny, attack, Air Academy (Colo.) / Denver Elite / Lehigh ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 84
50. Ryan Lyngklip, defense, Detroit Country Day (Mich.) / Cherries / Michigan (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 84
51. Riley Figueiras, defense, St. John’s (D.C.) / Annapolis Hawks (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 84
52. Will Gallagher, defense, Radnor (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 84
53. Kai Prohaszka, LSM, Ridgefield (Conn.) / Prime Time / North Carolina (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 84

54. Hugh Brown, midfield, McDonogh (Md.) / Crabs / Loyola (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 83
55. Aidan Aitken, midfield, Salisbury (Conn.) / SweetLax Florida / Denver (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 83
56. Tripp Didden, defense, Deerfield (Mass.) / Leading Edge / Johns Hopkins ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 83
57. Denton Shamburger, defense, Westminster (Ga.) / Thunder LB3 (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 82
58. Bryce Pang, goalie, Deerfield (Mass.) / Team 91 Smash (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 82
59. Patrick Crogan, midfield, Lexington (Mass.) / Laxachusetts (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 82
60. Luke Rhoa, midfield, St. John’s (D.C.) / Crabs / Syracuse (Highlights) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rating: 82

*Comments asking about why a certain player isn’t ranked high enough are fine. Comments disparaging any players for any reason are absolutely not fine and will be immediately deleted. “Why is Joe Smith not ranked?” is OK. “Why is Tom Simpson ranked over Joe Smith when Tom Simpson is the worst player in the history of lacrosse?” is not. 

5 Comments

  1. Ben Gastonguay on October 30, 2020 at 2:07 am

    Did Truitt Sunderland not make the top 60?

    • Matt Chandik on October 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      Truitt Sunderland does not play for an NLF club, nor has he played at an NLF Event, so he is ineligible for the rankings.

  2. Jonathan Epstein on October 31, 2020 at 11:42 am

    John Schroter is an absolute BEAST. It is unbelievable that his main sport was soccer until 8th grade! Watching his highlight video wearing the Medfield Massachusetts helmet continues to show that small towns with great youth programs can help develop top players.

  3. Chase on November 5, 2020 at 1:57 am

    Ian Kim??

  4. Big hank on November 5, 2020 at 3:18 am

    What about Cullen Brown and Hunter Taylor? Those guys are beast.

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