By Tom Peace
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/21/13
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Below are 10 players that shined in the King of the Hill Lacrosse Tournament, Session 1, Thursday and Friday at McDaniel College. This session ends Saturday while Session 2 runs from Sunday to Tuesday
1. Frankie Hattler, Alcatraz (CA), 2014, Attack, Hattler has great skills and makes plays on attack. The rising senior moves his feet well and has a beautiful shot on cage. The Sacred Heart Prep star has Division I talent and the lacrosse I.Q. to prove it.
2. Sam Tomei, Alactraz, 2014, Goalie, Tomei is a goalie every coach dreams of having; he can talk, he moves well around the crease, comes out of the crease to make the clear, and saves big shots. The Los Lamos product made some big saves against Malvern Prep shooters from Team Man-Up.
3. Drew Barry, C2C (TX), 2014, Attack, Barry has some nifty dodges and shows his athleticism when moving towards the cage to make a shot. Impressive stick skills and good I.Q. The Allen H.S. rising senior has fun when he is playing and is someone to keep on an eye on this summer.
4. Austin Howard, Cannons Elite (MD), 2014, Defense, Howard is a solid defender with quick feet. Good checks and is always around to get the groundball. The Northern H.S. talent clears the ball down field with ease.
5. Robby Jennett, Greene Turtle (Md.), 2014, Defense, Jennett is a talkative defender who has good leadership qualities. Strong kid with quick feet to get to groundballs. The Delmar product moves well and stays with attacker. Good I.Q.
6. Drew Schantz, Man Up (PA), 2015, Midfield, The Malvern Prep middie is very athletic and has good skills. Shantz has speed and is smart with the ball when coming down field. The Notre Dame commit had a nice rip on cage for a goal in a game against the C2C squad. Look for Shantze to have a huge junior year for the Friars.
7. John Miller, NH Tomahawks, 2014, Attack, Miller is a beast. The kid makes plays look easy on attack. Has a big shot and has great stick skills. Miller has DI talent and should get a ton of looks this summer.
8. Julian Hall, T2 (MD), 2015, Midfield, Hall is a quick middie who gets better as the game goes along. Hall will take the wing on face with a short stick and gets to the groundball quickly. The Eleanor Roosevelt rising junior made a nice goal in the game against NH Tomahawks.
9. Robbie Stern, Alcatraz, 2014, Attack, Stern is a strong attackman with decent height. The attackman is a role player, isn’t selfish and has fun. Great I.Q. The Acalanes talent should be on many coaches’ radar after this weekend.
10. Jack Hitzelberger, C2C, 2014, Midfield, Another middie from the Lone Star state that is athletic and gets up and down the field well. The Highland Park middie has the tools and the skills to play at the D1 level.