East Coast Tops

Syracuse, NY

2017/2018

  • 2017 – Rob Dempsey (Auburn HS)
    • Speed kills; quick hands and technical
      • Similiar to Sean Christman of Malvern Prep HS
  • 2018 – Nate Swanbery (Auburn HS)
    • Similiar to Rob Dempsey; quiet, quick hands, and technical!

2019/2020

  • 2019 – Nico Foster (FM, CNY Roadhawks)
    • Heart, fundamental, aggressive, and great size – only been at it for a year!
  • 2020 – Lucas “L-Hogan” Hogan (Auburn HS, Upstate LC)
    • Heart, fundmental. aggessive, and solid frame – keep an eye out!
  • 2020 – Ryan Vespi (JD, Orange Crush)
    • Heart, quick, technical, and a great athlete – only been at it for a year!
      • JD’s Football QB!
  • 2020 – Owen Spearing (Aubrun HS)
    • L/S; quick, aggressive, nice feet
  • 2020 – Sam Bonacci (CBA, Independent)
    • Heart, short/compact, quick, techincal, and aggressive
      • Son of SU stud Joe Bonacci HERE
  • 2020 – Joseph Leonti (Auburn HS, Orange Crush)
    • Quick, technical, and aggressive

2021/2022

  • 2021 – Logan Wilkinson (FM, Rhino)
    • Heart, short/compact, quick, technical, and aggressive
  • 2021 – Stephen Baier (Auburn HS)
    • A bull! Quick, strong, and tough – only been at it for a year
  • 2022 – Zach Crosby (Auburn HS)
    • Quick, fundamental, great athlete
  • 2022 – Jacob Bryant (Auburn HS)
    • Quick, fundamental, and technical – only been at it for 2 years!

2023/2024

  • 2023 – Dave “Curious George/ George of the Jungle” George (FM, Rhino)
    • Heart, technical, fundamental, and relatively aggressive
  • 2023 – Matthew Cooney (FM, CBA)
    • Heart, quick, fundamental, and aggressive/tough (did a great job during live faceoff’s)
      • Very protective of his brothers 🙂 + nice JHU shorts 🙂 !
  • 2024 – Andrew Cooney (FM, CBA)
    • Heart, fundamental, and tough (did a great job during live faceoffs)
      • Heart, fundamental, and tough (did a great job during live faceoff’s)
  • 2024 – Alex Bedell (FM, CNY RoadHawks)
    • Heart, quick, technical, and great player
      • Son of UNC stud Joe Bedell HERE
  • 2024 – Christian Hogan (Auburn HS)
    • Heart, quick, and technical – great hand eye coordination
      • Bro’s of “L-Hogan”

2026/2027

  • 2026 – Owen Gasper (Auburn HS)
    • Quick, tough, and aggressive – did a great job during living faceoff’s
  • 2026 – Matthew Smith (Auburn HS)
    • Heart, quick, and aggressive – fun to watch
  • 2026 – Tommy Cooney (FM)
    • Heart, quick, and tough (did a great job during live faceoff’s)
  • 2027 – Patrick Cooney (FM)
    • Heat, quick, and very competitive

Philadelphia, PA

2017

  • Sean Christman (Boston University, Malvern Prep HS, Freedom)
    • Speed kills; his hands are money makers for his team! BU got a good one (Watch HERE)
  • Anthony Rosato (Stevenson University, GA HS, LB3 Phillie Elite)
    • Great athlete, fundamentally sound (Watch HERE)

2018

  • Nate Hammond (U.S. Naval Academy, Avon Grove HS, Freedom)
    • Speed kills! Tough player – Navy’s got a good one! (Watch HERE)
  • Mike Sisselberger (Lehigh University, Southern Lehigh HS, Duke’s)
    • A bull! Quick hands, tough kid. He’ll be fun to watch!  (Watch HERE)
  • LeShawn Williams (Easton HS, Twist)
    • Speed kills, tough player. A great athlete too! (Watch HERE)
  • Andrew Albertson (Parkland HS, Fusion)
    • Nice player, fundamentally sound, quick hands (Watch HERE)
  • Forest Russer (Rustin HS, Fusion)
    • A bull! Only has been facing off for a couple years; great potential (Watch HERE)
  • AJ Bernadine (Bishop Shanahan HS, Headstrong)
    • Speed kills; quick hands and wrists
  • Liam McKeever (Pennsbury HS)
    • Nice player and fundamentally sound

2019

  • Bailey O’Connor (Army West Point, ANC HS, Duke’s)
    • Lighting quick hands, great athlete; will be fun to watch (Watch HERE)
      • Cousins of Liam O’Connor: HERE
  • Gavin Tygh (University of Virginia, Penn Charter HS, Big 4)
    • Quick, technical, solid frame; he’ll be fun to watch (Watch HERE)
  • Luke Talago (Allentown Central Catholic HS, Duke’s)
    • A sleeper! Nice player, solid technique and a tough kid (Watch HERE)
  • Liam Rosato (GA HS, LB3 Phillie Elite)
    • Big heart, quick, and technical – possible sleeper!
  • Cooper DiCicco (Downington East HS, Freedom)
    • Quick and aggressive; fun to watch
  • Tyler Kingsbury (Bishop Shanahan HS, Freedom)
    • Speed kills; quick hands! (Watch HERE)

2020

  • Henry Reed (Shipley HS, Rough Riders)
    • Speed kills; quick hands and a solid frame – great player too (Watch HERE)
  • Matteo Gariffo (Sallies, NXT)
    • Fundamentally sound and technical – talented player too.
  • Gunner Romano (Springford HS, Freedom)
    • A bull! Solid size, nice hands for only a couple years experience
  • Ben Tishgart (Harriton HS, Twist)
    • Nice player; quick hands!
  • Jack Kennedy (Mesa)
    • Quick hands and fundamentally sound!

2021

  • Jayden Santangelo (Duke’s)
    • Nice player, tough kid; great technique
  • Bobby Hanshaw (Freedom)
    • Tough kid, fundamentally sound and strong
  • Jake Methlic (Duke’s)
    • High energy, fundamentally sound player; fun to watch
  • Evan Prince (Fusion)
    • Speed kills! Quick hands
  • Matt Riley (Duke’s)
    • Sharp player; fundamentally sound and aggressive

2022

  • Dallas Pulliam (Chosen Lax Club)
    • Big heart, fundamentally sound and intellectual
  • Pierce Hart (Duke’s)
    • Big heart, technical, fundamental, and relatively aggressive; he’ll be fun to watch!
  • Brody Borkowski (Chosen Lax Club)
    • Tough kid and fundamentally sound

2023

  • Mac Jordan (Uprising/HHH)
    • Big heart and nice player; fundamentally sound and intellectual
  • Kyle Lehman (Duke’s)
    • Nice player; fundamentally sound and a big heart
  • Tim Matthews (Freedom)
    • Nice player, big heart for only 1 year of faceoff experience

2024

  • Ross “Rossman” Prince (Freedom)
    • Big heart; fundamentally sound and a nice player
  • Aiden Rupp (NXT)
    • Big heart; great potential for only one year
  • Griffin Meyer (NXT)
    • Aggressive; Fundamentally sound, fun to watch
  • Nick Wehmeyer (Freedom)
    • Aggressive; fundamentally sound, fun to watch
  • Gavin Cooper (Mesa Fresh)
    • Big heart; great potential for only one year

2025

  • Christian Peterman (Uprising)
    • Nice player, fundamentally sound; alot of potential.

Pittsburgh, PA

2018

Grant Evans (Upper St. Clair HS, Duke’s)

  • Quiet/heart, strong, quick, technical, and relatively aggressive – fun to watch

Kyle Sena (North Allegheny HS, Auburn club)

  • Quiet/heart, great frame, quick, and aggressive
    • Go do yoga dude!

Josh Hyatt (Moon Area HS, Moon Area Lax)

  • Quick hands, aggressive, and physical

2019/2020

2019 – Gabriel “Gabe” Brunck (Freeport HS, Independent)

  • Quick, athletic, and aggressive

2020 – Cooper “Coop” Heisler (Moon HS, 412 Elite)

  • Quiet/Heart, quick, fundamental, and athletic

2021/2022

2021 – Grant Dunmire (Independent, Independent)

  • Quick hands, reminds me of Christman from Malvern Prep HS

2022 – Matt Dematteo (Hampton HS, Hampton HS Club)

  • Heart/quiet, quick hands, solid form – a lot of potential

2024

Dalton Yates (Pittsburgh Select Lacrosse Club)

  • Quiet/heart, quick hands, solid form, and great potential – only a 2024!
    • What’s up w/ the UMD shorts? Watch out Raffa !
      • Keep doing your thing dude!

Central, NJ

2017/2018

  • 2017 – Andrew DePass (Freehold Township HS)
    • Quick, technical, strong, aggressive, and athletic
      • Fun to watch!
  • 2018 – Keith Lee (Montgomery HS, Team Turnpike)
    • Sharp, quick, technical, and aggressive
  • 2018 – Loukas Klentzeris (Northern Burlington HS)
    • Heart, quick, technical, and fundamental
      • Stay out of trouble 🙂
  • 2018 – Justin Fox (Old Bridge HS)
    • Heart, quick, strong, and aggressive

2019/2020

  • 2019 – Alex Maldjian (Rumson Fair Haven HS)
    • A bull! Quiet/Heart, quick, technical, and aggressive
      • Fun to watch!
  • 2020 – Kristopher Hoehn (Unknown – TBD)
    • Quiet/Heart, quick, technical, and fundamental
  • 2020 – Brandon Williams (Old Bridge HS)
    • Heart, quick, strong, fundamental, and athletic

2022/2023

  • 2022 – Joseph Meidling (NJLT Club)
    • Quiet/Heart, quick, technical, and athletic – fun to watch
  • 2023 – Zach Iwan (Rumson HS)
    • Quiet/Heart, quick, technical, and athletic – alot of potential

South, NJ

2016

  • Connor Gaffney (Lehigh University, Lenape HS, Duke’s)
    • A warrior! Quick, technical, strong, and a big heart – Lehigh’s got a good one.
      • Check out his HS stats HERE
        • Go do yoga dude!

2017/2018

  • 2018 – Zach Cole (St. Joseph University, Lenape HS, Duke’s)
    • Speed kills! Technical and extremely athletic –  Watch HERE
  • 2018 – Zach Raudenbush (High Point University, Gloucester Catholic HS, Shamrocks)
    • Short, compact, quick and tough. He’ll be fun to watch (Watch HERE)
  • 2018 – Cameron Hall (RV HS)
    • A bull! Fundamental and powerful!
  • 2018 – Cross Zavada (Washington Township, Shamrocks)
    • Quick hands, aggressive, and athletic – he’ll be fun to watch
  • 2018 – Scott Hall (Clearwater HS, Shamrocks)
    • A soldier; big heart, hard worker, and technical.  Only been at it for a couple years – a possible sleeper!
  • 2018 – Gabriel Bonner (Lenape HS, Team Turnpike)
    • Big heart, quick learner, athletic

2019/2020

  • 2019 Nicolas Vallone (Cinnaminson HS, Blue Star)
    • Quick, tough, and technical!

2021/2022

  • 2021 – Nicholas Casano (St. Mary of Lakes School HS, Southshore)
    • Quick, technical and explosive – He’ll be fun to watch.
  • 2022 – Mitchell Lloyd (Tristate)
    • Big heart, technical, fundamental – he’ll be fun to watch
  • 2022 – Robert Intenzo (Tristate)
    • Big heart and technical
  • 2022 – Colin Pinette (Tristate)
    • Quick hands and technical

2023/2024

  • 2023 – Ethan Krauss (Black Storm/Tristate)
    • Big heart, technical, and tough – He’ll be fun to watch
  • 2024 – Noah Scheets (Medford Warriors)
    • Big heart; him and is brother battled!

2025/2026

  • 2025 – Jacob Pinette (Tri-State)
    • Big heart, quick hands; he’s got a lot of potential
  • 2026 – Owen Scheets (Medford Warriors)
    • Big heart; him and is brother battled!

Washington, DC

2018

  • Abram Wallach (Whitman HS)
    • Technical, fundamental, tough, and aggressive – possible sleeper; only been at it for a couple years!

2019/2020

  • 2019 – Riley Herman (Northwest HS, Next Level)
    • A bull! Heat, techincal, and athletic – first year facing off!
      • Stop doing back flips in practice :)!
  • 2020 -Hunter Wills (St John’s College HS, Black Wolfs)
    • Technical, fundamental, tough, and aggressive – he’ll be fun to watch
  • 2020 – John Kelly (Paul VI Catholic HS, VLC)
    • Fundamental, technical, tough, and a great frame; possible sleeper!
  • 2020 – Max Schropp (Georgetown Prep, Next Level)
    • Quick hands and athletic! Reminds me of Sean Christman of Malvern Prep HS in Philadelphia!

2021/2022

  • 2021 – Michael Crawford (St. Andrews HS, Next Level)
    • Heart, technical, fundamental, and a solid frame – only in 8th grade!
      • Watch his highlight tape HERE
  • 2022 – Robert “Ricky Bobby” Rudzki (Landon HS, Next Level)
    • Heart, technical, fundamental, and aggressive (hockey player)
      • Fun to watch!

2023/2024

  • 2023 – Adam Dembicki (Next Level)
    • Heart, very intellectual, and technical
  • 2023 – Jackson Kahn (Prospects)
    • Intellectual, technical, and extremely athletic – he’ll be fun to watch
  • 2023 – Colin “Mac” Christmas (Mater Dei HS, Club Blue)
    • Heart, fundamental, and quick hands
  • 2023 – Leanard “Tre” Moore III  (Next Level)
    • Heart, fundamental, and lighting quick hands!
  • 2024 – J.R. DuBose (Next Level)
    • Heart, intellectual, technical, and relatively aggressive – he’ll be fun to watch
      • Stop wearing UMD shorts to practice 🙂 !
  • 2024 – Taigh Merola  (Next Level)
    • Big heart, technical, and fundamental – fun to watch
      • Stop wearing UMD shorts to practice 🙂 !
  • 2024 – Luke Christmas (Mater Dei HS, Bethesda Lacrosse Club)
    • Heart, fundamental, and quick hands

2025

  • Simon Smith (Next Level)
    • Energy, fundamental, and relatively aggressive – only a 2025!

Nashville, TN

2017/2018

  • 2017 – Mitchell Bray (Father Ryan HS, Irish)
    • A bull! Heart, quick, fundamental, tough and great size
  • 2018 – William Lombardi (Father Ryan HS, Irish)
    • Quiet, quick, technical, and tough – reminds me of Nardella HERE
      • Related to Vince Lombardi!

2019/2020

  • 2019 – Chase Scoggin (Ravenwood HS)
    • Quiet, quick, technical, and tough – reminds me of Austin H. HERE
  • 2020 – Andrew Hess (No Excuse, Centennial Cougars)
    • Quick, aggressive, fundmental, and solid frame – fun to watch!

2021/2022

  • 2022 – Jim Williams (No Excuse, Grassland Middle School)
    • Heart, quick, technical, and athletic – keep an eye out!

2023/2024

  • 2024 – Jackson Burke (No Excuse)
    • Heart, quick, fundamental, and tough (did a great job during live faceoffs)

2025/2026

  • 2026 – Cade Sturdivant (No Excuse, Hot Sauce)
    • Energy/heart, quick, technical, and a great athlete