Nineteen and counting for the Warrior 40
May, 24, 2012
By Mike Loveday | ESPN.com
Courtesy of Robert GoldsteinBear Goldstein from St. Mark's is one of the top defenders in Texas.ESPNHS announces the fourth wave of players to be added to the 2012 Warrior 40 roster, highlighted by players outside the traditional hotbed areas of lacrosse. The roster now has 19 players. The final 21 are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Warrior 40 is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players. Players will receive coaching from Major League Lacrosse stars and participate in skills competitions and a final competition.
This year's competition takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Bear Goldstein, Jr., St. Mark’s (Dallas), defense, Princeton
Goldstein has the potential to excel at the next level. The Princeton commit has improved each year and relies on an active stick and good positional defense. Goldstein was named a Texas High School Lacrosse League All-American for his play this season after helping St. Mark’s reach the state championship game.
Peyton Klawinski, Jr., Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.), midfield, North Carolina
Klawinski is one of the best time-and-room shooters to come out of Tennessee. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound junior has a solid build, which helps him bounce off slides when dodging. He has a keen awareness for off-ball cuts and finishing with a man on him. The North Carolina commit was a 2011 US Lacrosse All-American after scoring 30 goals and adding 25 assists. The junior helped lead the Owls to the 2012 state championship by totaling 63 points (37 goals, 26 assists) and 53 ground balls this season.
Colin MacIlvennie, Soph., East Side Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.), midfield, Maryland
MacIlvennie has the talent to go down as one of the best to emerge from the Emerald State. As a midfielder, the sophomore sees the field very well, can pass with both hands and can set up shop behind the cage and throw laser passes right on his teammates’ sticks. The Maryland commit is second in Washington with 47 goals and leads Eastside Catholic with 70 points.
Garrett Van de Ven, Jr., Dallas Jesuit (Dallas), midfield, Duke
Van de Ven uses his speed and athleticism to beat any short stick or long pole who tries to guard him. His biggest asset is his ability to get a groundball on the defensive end and run by defenders to create transition himself. The Duke commit earned 2011 Denver Shootout MVP honors and was named All-District last season.
Jake Woodring, Jr., Eden Prairie (Minn.), midfield, Denver
The 5-foot-8 junior has a quick first step that allows him to get by most defenders to get his shot off. Woodring has great sense when catching the ball on the crease and has a strong right-handed alley dodge to a jump shot. The Denver commit has 31 goals and 12 assists through 13 games this season.
Editors Note: As part of a scheduling conflict, St. Ignatius Prep (San Francisco, Calif.) junior Matt Emery will be unable to participate in the Warrior 40.