The third annual Warrior 40 competition is Aug. 13-15 in Commerce City, Colo. The three-day event hosts the nation's best high school boys lacrosse players.
Each week until the final roster is announced, ESPNHS will profile three to four athletes from our Warrior 40 Tracker.
Jordan Evans, Jr., Jamesville-DeWitt (Dewitt, N.Y.), attackman
Evans is ranked No. 12 in the ESPNHS Top 50 Juniors list, and it's easy to see why. He's one of the most productive offensive players in the nation, and he could single-handedly fill a highlight reel with some of his goals. In last year's Class B state championship game, he scored a goal with 3.6 seconds left in overtime to give Jamesville-DeWitt an 8-7 win. On May 3 of this season, he notched a hat trick in just 48 seconds against Fulton (N.Y.), showing the kind of explosive firepower he could bring to the Warrior 40 game. Evans has committed to Syracuse.
Jack Lambert, Jr., John Jay (Cross River, N.Y.), defenseman
Lambert doesn't mind doing the dirty work. The athletic defenseman will occasionally join the offense, and he's scored some big goals this season, but his main responsibility is shutting down the opponents' top scoring option. Lambert is strong enough to win physical battles, but he's also agile enough to get the ball out in transition. He'll play at North Carolina in 2014.
Ben Pridemore, Jr., Boys' Latin (Baltimore), midfield
Boys' Latin finished as Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinalists this season, but Pridemore is one of the Lakers' underclassmen that gives the team hope for next year. Ranked No. 43 in the ESPNHS Top 50 Juniors list, his scoring ability should make the Lakers a contender in 2013.