By Tom Peace
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/12/15
TOWSON, Md. – On Sunday, the Towson University men’s lacrosse team held its prospect camp for nearly 130 players at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The players practice from 9am-1:30 p.m.. Head coach Shawn Nadelen and some of his assistants and current players helped guide the day.
The first portion of the camp was fundamental and stick skill driven. The players worked through many drills focusing on footwork, moving the ball, creating offense, and man-to-man defense.
The second portion was scrimmage based, but with instruction and coaching to keep the play on the field honest.
Here are some of the players that shined from the event:
Ripken Reynolds, Coppell HS (TX), C2C, Midfield/FO 2017- Reynolds is a solid athlete that is not just suited to faceoff. The Coppell junior has good stick skills and moves well with and without the ball. Always has his stick up ready for the pass. Reynolds won some impressive and tough faceoff duels.
Joey Salisbury, Poolesville (MD), LaxFactory, D/LSM, 2016, Salisbury has good instincts and knows the defensive side of the game. Solid array of checks, moves his feet well when working on one-on-ones.
Matthew Popeck, Sherwood HS (MD), FCA, Defense, 2017, Popeck is an animal with the longpole. Good checks. Quick hands. Moves his feet at all times and has his head on a swivel.
Landon Trout, Pikerington North HS (OH), Resolute, Attack, 2017, An athletic middie with good lax I.Q. Tremendous footwork, And he made a nice feed to an attackman who was on the crease for a goal.
Sean Nelson, Cardinal Gibbons (NC) Defense, 2017, I thought Nelson was the top defender on the day. Nelson is a big kid with quick feet. He delivered a check that made the attackman he was playing lose his stick. Very good mechanics and fundamentals.
Sean Donnelly, IMG Academy (FL), Attack, 2018, Donnelly is great around the cage. Moves the ball well. Quick hands and feet. Made some nice plays and had a couple goals.
Kyle DeCrispino, Mount Saint Joseph (MD), Zingo’s, Attack, 2018, Lights-out attackman, with a solid shot on cage and moves the ball with ease. Isn’t selfish. Tremendous athletic ability. Has to the makeup to be a Division I attackman.
Liam Donovan, River Hill (MD), Roughriders, Defense, 2017, He doesn’t quit and he has really good checks. Donovan is a stocky kid who has some size and strength. The more he plays the better he will be.
Dylan Wolf, Fallston (MD), Midfield, 2017, Wolf has quick hands, he pressures the ball well as a SSDM. He is another kid who doesn’t give up on the play.
Carson Daspit, The Woodlands HS (TX), StickStarLax D/LSM, 2018, Daspit has good size. Nice checks as well. Love how he slides to the ball. Moved his feet well. Very athletic and has good lax I.G.