By Tom Peace
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/22/13
BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. – Below are 10 rising seniors that shined Saturday in the 2nd Session at the Baltimore Summer Kickoff at St. Paul’s School.
Nick Forrest, Roughriders Elite (MD), 2014, Attack, Forrest has the IT factor. The Glenelg rising senior makes plays and distributes the ball well around to his fellow attackman to set up a shot. Forrest has a terrific shot and is always moving his feet.
Kevin Doherty, Fuze (VA), 2014, Defense, Doherty is a versatile player who can take the faceoff and also play close defense. The Chantilly talent positions himself well when defending and his head is always on a swivel, making sure to get the groundball or block a shot.
Dan Sacchetti, South Shore (NJ), 2014, LSM, Sacchetti is a bulldog with the longpole. The kid is everywhere and will lay a hit when needed. The St. Augustine defender is fun to watch play and makes an impact when he is on the field.
Nick Yancey, Roughriders Elite (MD), 2014, Defense, Yancey is always talking and in a good way. The Middletown star is making sure his defenders are all where they need to be positioned. The rising senior has the talent to play at the next level. Moves feet well and has the lax I.Q.
Sam Gress, Haymakers (Ohio), 2014, Midfield, Gress is an impressive middie who has speed and great stick skills. Also Gress has some sweet dodges that are impressive. The Granville middie shots well with the opposite hand.
Jake Pantaleo, Fuze (VA), 2014, Defense/LSM, The rising senior has a motor and makes big checks when playing LSM and close defense. Always moving his feet and is always around the ball trying to check it away from the attackman. College coaches will be keeping tabs on this kid all summer.
Ted Bossidy, CT Chargers (CT), 2014, Midfield, Bossidy has a great lax I.Q. who gets to groundballs quickly and works the ball up field to his attackman without any problem. Plays a decent SSDM.
Jack Gilio, CT Chargers (CT), 2014, LSM, Gilio is fast when coming off the wing with the long stick. In the game against the Roughriders Gilio managed to check the ball out of a middie’s stick on the run and get the groundball and clear it up field with ease.
James Riley, MN Elite Gold (MN), 2014, Defense, Riley caught the attention of coaches sitting along the sidelines with his impressive stick skills and footwork. Riley has a good lax I.Q. and is fun to watch play the game.
John Travisano, Roughriders Elite (MD), 2014, Midfield/Faceoff, Travisano is a big kid that is strong from the Faceoff X. The Howard High product has a nice pinch and pull move and is quick off the face. Roughrider coaches’ say Travisano is rapidly improving his offensive game.