High-SchoolLacrosse: Recruiting

Linganore (Md.) junior chooses UMBC

June, 13, 2012
Linganore (Frederick, Md.) junior midfielder Lindsay Lawrence has verbally committed to play women’s lacrosse for UMBC.

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Kennett (Pa.) junior chooses Temple

June, 11, 2012
Kennett (Kennett Square, Pa.) junior Krissy Gallivan has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Temple University.

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Fort Mill (S.C.) junior chooses Winthrop

June, 7, 2012
Hadley MabryCourtesy Mabry Family/ESPNHSHadley Mabry scored 20 goals in 2012 for Fort Mill (S.C.).
Fort Mill (S.C.) junior midfielder Hadley Mabry has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Winthrop University.

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Cherokee (N.J.) junior chooses Coastal Carolina

June, 6, 2012
Cherokee (Marlton, N.J.) junior Lauren Thomas has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Coastal Carolina.

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Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) junior to Cal

June, 6, 2012
Georgetown Visitation (Washington D.C.) junior defender Megan Gray has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for California.

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Oakland Catholic (Pa.) junior to Virginia Tech

June, 5, 2012
Oakland Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) junior Alex Alvear-Cozza has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Virginia Tech.

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Hereford (Md.) junior chooses Vanderbilt

June, 4, 2012
Hereford (Parkton, Md.) junior midfielder Mackenzie Lange has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Vanderbilt.

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Future stars shine at Prep School Showcase

June, 4, 2012
Matthew Killian, DelbartonClaudia Sorenson/ESPNHSDelbarton (Morristown, N.J.) junior Matthew Killian works away from a defender at the 2012 Prep School Lacrosse Showcase.
GREENWICH, Conn. – More than 260 athletes who have yet to give commitments to colleges gathered at Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.) at the Prep School Lacrosse Showcase on Sunday to display their talents in front of college coaches.

ESPNHS spoke with team coaches throughout the day to get their take on the players that impressed them in the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Class of 2013

Michael Allen, 2013, Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.), midfield
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Allen has good size and speed and uses it to his advantage on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field.

Charlie Better, 2013, Brunswick School, defense
Better proved to be great on ground balls in addition to causing a lot of turnovers. The 6-foot, 175-pound defender also pushes the transition well.

Brandon Bowman, 2013, Roxbury Latin School (Boston, Mass.), LSM
Bowman is a great long stick midfielder who excels on takeaways. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound rising senior uses his body well to maneuver for ground balls.

Jackson Cabot, 2013, Noble & Greenough (Dedham, Mass.), defense
Cabot showed lots of range at the showcase. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder is an aggressive defender with a long reach who is able to recover quickly if his opponent is able to shake him.

Matt Cunningham, 2013, Deerfield (Mass.), attack
An excellent finisher, Cunningham displayed a high lacrosse IQ with his decision-making.

Jamie DeNicola, 2013, Hamden Hall Country Day (Hamden, Conn.), attack
The 5-foot-9, 150-pound attacker is shifty on offense, easily dodging defenders to get open for a shot. The 2013 graduate sees the field well and is able to make the pass to an open teammate.

Shane Hurley, 2013, Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.), LSM
Hurley has good size at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. The defender displayed his agility and is a solid cover defender who is able to transition quickly to be an offensive threat as well.

Max Krieg, 2013, St. Paul’s School (Concord, N.H.), midfield
Krieg had the most impressive day on Sunday. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound midfielder is fast and smooth with the ball in his stick. The 2013 graduate was not rattled when in traffic and displayed a good shot and the ability to create space. One coach said Krieg is a "stud" and should be a big-time Division I recruit.

Other Players Who Impressed

Sean Donnelly, 2013 PG, Salisbury School, attack
Chris Dowd, 2013, Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.), midfield
Alex Fernandez, 2013, Trinity Pawling (Pawling, N.Y.), midfield
Walt Gahagan, 2013, Deerfield, LSM
Jack Margiotta, 2013, Trinity Pawling, defense
Pearce McEneaney, 2013, Avon Old Farms (Avon, Conn.), midfield
Nick Nesbitt, 2013, Salisbury School, goalie
August Oberbeck, 2013, Deerfield, defense
Alex Osgood, 2013, Deerfield, midfield
Michael Shanahan, 2013, Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.), defense
Mark Snellman, 2013, Salisbury School, attack
Chas South, 2013, Taft School (Watertown, Conn.), defense

Class of 2014

Nolan Callahan, 2014, Avon Old Farms, goalie
Callahan was described as a legitimate Division I goalie who is athletic and sees the field well. The 2014 graduate has good size at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds.

Tommy Connelly, 2014, Brooks School (North Andover, Mass.), goalie
Connelly made several good positional saves and was an excellent communicator. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound goalie talks through positioning with his defense well.

Scott Hooper, 2014, Hotchkiss School, defense
Hooper has great speed, is agile and displayed good stick skills. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Hooper is a solid cover defender.

Jake Miller, 2014, Taft School, LSM
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Miller is athletic and gets up and down the field well. Listed as a long stick midfielder, Miller could easily play either close defense or long stick.

Patrick Roarty, 2014, Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.), attack
Roarty is a hard-nosed player who runs well with ball in his stick. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound attacker impressed coaches with his composure under pressure by larger defenders and his quickness to create separation.

Aaron Son, 2014, The Rivers School (Weston, Mass.), defense/LSM
Son was great on ground balls and running on the break. The 5-foot-8, 150-pounder was getting the ball out of midfielder’s sticks consistently throughout the day.

Other Players Who Impressed

Michael DeLuca, 2014, St. Anthony’s, LSM
Dean DiSimone, 2014, St. Augustine Prep (Richland, N.J.), attack
Angelo Hunt, 2014, Westminster School (Simsbury, Conn.), Goalie
Alex Kelly, 2014, Brunswick School, midfield
Zach Langlois, 2014, Salisbury School, defense
Daniel O’Brien, 2014, St. Anthony’s, defense
Will Sjodin, 2014, Avon Old Farms, defense
Cameron Stafford, 2014, Brunswick School, attack

Class of 2015

Charlie Cobb, 2015, Brunswick School, midfield
Cobb was good in transition, using his speed to create separation.

John Tierney, 2015, Wilbraham Monson Academy (Wilbraham, Mass.), midfield
Strong and athletic, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Tierney was big on ground balls throughout the day. The middie is able to get out of a dodge, get his hands free and quickly get off a shot in traffic.

Episcopal Academy (Pa.) junior to William & Mary

June, 1, 2012
Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, Pa.), junior midfielder Mary Catherine Curran has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for William & Mary.

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Topsail (N.C.) senior chooses Mt. Olive

June, 1, 2012
Topsail (Hampstead, N.C.) senior attacker Dominique Fortunato has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's lacrosse for Mount Olive College.

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McQuaid Jesuit (N.Y.) junior to Air Force

June, 1, 2012
McQuaid Jesuit (Rochester, N.Y.) junior defender Joshua Swartzman has verbally committed to play men's lacrosse for Air Force.

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Prep school showcase features uncommitted players

June, 1, 2012
The Prep School Lacrosse Showcase enters its second year and features 260 of the top uncommitted prep lacrosse players from the Northeast area on June 3 at Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.).

It is the only lacrosse showcase that features only uncommitted players and all proceeds from the event go to local youth lacrosse organizations.

“This is something that is currently not available for most of these players,” organizer Tim McDonnell said. “We have a small group of players who will absolutely be seen by college coaches.”

Last year’s event saw several players gain interest and eventually commit to Division I programs, including ESPN Top 50 junior Austin Shanks (Michigan) along with Austin Rocco (Yale) and A.J. Rocco (Yale).

Giving Back

In addition to giving underclassmen a chance to showcase their talents in front of college coaches, participating players will donate new or used lacrosse equipment to CityLax which is dedicated to developing lacrosse programs in New York City public schools and underserved communities in New York City high schools and middle schools.

“The New York City schools and communities we serve are part of the recent expansion of lacrosse, especially in urban areas,” said CityLax CEO and president Mat Levine. “Those fortunate to play in private and boarding schools will be providing needed equipment to help the game grow in the less traditional areas of New York City’s five boroughs.”

Power Players

Among the programs being represented at the showcase are New England prep school powers Deerfield (Mass.), Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) and Brunswich School (Greenwich, Conn.). Additionally, players from POWERADE FAB 50 programs St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.) and Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) will be in attendance.

Players will be split up into teams and play in 50 minute games beginning at 10 a.m.

To get updates during the event, follow lacrosse editor Mike Loveday on Twitter @ESPNMike.

Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) sophomore to UVA

May, 29, 2012
Georgetown Visitation (Washington, D.C.) sophomore Ana Hagerup has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for the University of Virginia.

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South River (Md.) sophomore to Maryland

May, 27, 2012
South River (Edgewater, Md.) sophomore Kacie Longo has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for the University of Maryland.

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Kinnelon (N.J.) junior to New Haven

May, 25, 2012
Nicole Belanger, a 2013 midfielder from Kinnelon (N.J.), has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for New Haven.

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