Thursday, May 31, 2012
Ten players added to 2012 Warrior 40
By Mike Loveday
Sean Coleman will join La Salle teammate Matt Rambo as part of the 2012 Warrior 40.
ESPNHS announces the fifth wave of players to be added to the 2012 Warrior 40 roster.
This week 10 players are being added to bring the roster total to 29 confirmed atheltes. The entire 40-man roster is expected to be completed over the next few 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.
Pete, Aplet, Jr., Wheat Ridge (Colo.), attack, Denver Aplet was named an All-Colorado First Team member and earned ESPNHS All-American Honorable Mention honors after a sophomore season in which he scored 35 goals and totaled 20 assists. The attacker followed that up with 49 goals and 37 assists this season. The Denver commit scored at least two goals in all but two games this season.
Sean Coleman, Jr., La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.), midfield, undecided The shifty midfielder is a game changer and cannot be taken lightly. Along with La Salle teammate and future Warrior 40 teammate Matt Rambo, Coleman has helped La Salle to a POWERADE FAB 50 national rankingand the PIAA playoffs in 2012. Coleman is also a standout football player and his athleticism is apparent as he gets great separation on his dodges and can shoot on the run with ease.
Brian Dunne, Jr., Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.), defense, Duke An athletic junior who plays tough, Dunne is a prototypical close defenseman. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound defender is capable of punishing an attacker for the entire game with his solid one-on-one abilities. The Duke commit helped lead the Flyers to a POWERADE FAB 50 No. 13 ranking and a New York Catholic High School Athletic Association runner-up finish.
Ian King, Jr., St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio), attack, Michigan A very mature player, King has a sense for where he is on the field at all times. The 6-foot-2, 178-pound junior is a nifty finisher who can put up goals in bunches. The Michigan commit scored 43 goals and added 22 assists during his sophomore season and earned All-Ohio South Region and All-Midwest League honors.
Steve Larson, Jr., Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.), midfield, UMBC Larson was Team Captain in 2012 and helped lead Chaparral to a 14-7 record. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Larson won 75 percent of his face offs in addition to scoring 24 goals and dishing out 13 assists. The junior is committed to play college lacrosse for UMBC.
Hayes, McGinley, Jr., University School (Hunting Valley, Ohio), midfield, Syracuse McGinley is blessed with great size at 6-foot-4 and raw athleticism. The midfielder has ideal size, takes face offs and plays midfield and attack. McKinley is a natural midfielder who likes to invert his defenders from behind and makes plays look easy.
Daniel, Morris, Jr., Dallas Jesuit (Dallas,), goalie, Maryland A bigger goalie at 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, Morris takes up a lot of room in the net and does not leave much for a shooter to see. Morris leads by example with good leadership and communication coming from his crease. Quick reactions and baiting opponents to shoot where he is are his strengths. The Maryland commit was named Midwest Player of the Week on April 25 after recording 12 saves in a win over St. Mark’s (Dallas).
Jake Seau, Soph., Bishop's School (San Diego, Calif.), midfield, Duke Seau is one of the best athletes in the class of 2014. The Duke commit is lethal if you give him room to dodge, especially to his right. One thing he does well is change his shots from bounce to low shots. His high shots keep goalies guessing. If Seau gets as comfortable with his left hand as he is with his right he will be dangerous especially in transition where a pole will not be able to match up on him.
Austin Shanks, Jr., Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.,), attack, Michigan A tough attackman hailing from Canada, Shanks is dangerous once the ball is in his stick. The Michigan commit excels on the right side of the field with a dangerous side arm shot and finishes almost anything in close with great hands. Not exceptionally quick, the strongly right-handed Shanks makes up for it with precision shooting and cuts. The attacker was an all-star at the Philly Lacrosse Showcase in November.
Conor, Whipple, Jr., A, St. Andrew's (Boca Raton, Fla.), attack, Georgetown Whipple has been a constant on the Scots for the last three seasons. As a freshman Whipple tallied 36 points (19 assists, 17 goals). The Georgetown commit followed that up with 98 points (51 goals, 47 assists) as a sophomore and 156 points (100 goals, 56 assists) as a junior. Whipple is a natural goal scorer with the ability to go to either hand, which is sign of hard work toward making himself better. Around the goal Whipple has sense of where he is and can score at low angles with precise shooting.