By Tom Peace
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/4/13
BOYDS, Md. – The following are 10 players that shined in boys’ action Tuesday at the brine National Lacrosse Classic at the Maryland Soccerplex.
Jonathan Thelen, Team Florida (IMG Academy) 2014, Attack, the 6’2 and 178lb attackman has quickness and moves his feet towards the cage well. Thelen has a beautiful low to high shot. The rising senior ripped a goal vs. Virginia and has great lax I.Q. Has Division I talent.
Chad Patterson, Team Maryland (Westminster), 2015, Defense, the rising Westminster junior has sensational footwork on the defensive end. Patterson checks well and is always checking on the attackers hands. Clears the ball well up field.
Peter Desimone, Team New England North (LaSalle Academy, RI), 2014, Attack, Desimone is a quick lefty at 6’0. The rising senior distributes the ball well to other attackman. Has good awareness of what’s happening on the lacrosse field. Desimone hails from Rhode Island state champion LaSalle Academy.
Kane Wolfer, Team Illinois (Rockford), 2014, Attack, Wolfer makes nifty dodges and shoots the ball well on cage. The rising senior moves his feet well and has decent dodges towards goal from X. Superb LAX I.Q.
Chris Lievois, Team Michigan (Brother Rice), 2014, Goalie, The Brother Rice rising senior goalie is talkative and has quick hands, two things coaches’ love about a goalie. Lievois made some incredible saves against the Rochester team.
Jake Sproule, Team Rochester (Penfield), 2014, Midfield, The Penfield rising senior middie has good conditioning, he moves up and down the field without much noticed labor. Sproule is aggressive on both ends of the field, has a bit of a mean streak, which is not bad. Isn’t selfish with the ball and has a laser shot.
John Neil, Team Long Island South (Port Washington), 2015, Defense, Neil held his own against some tough Team Maryland attackman. The Port Washington rising junior has good footwork and slides well.
Nicholas Hatzipetrakos (Syosset), Team Long Island North, 2015, Midfield, The Syosset rising junior may be 5’7 but the kid has a monster game. Hatzipetrakos had three goals in the 2015-16 All Star Game. He moves well has great hands and is alert at all times. Has a real passion for the game.
Steven Gottlieb, Team New Jersey South (Penn Charter, PA), 2014, Defense, Gottlieb stands at 6’1 and uses his size to his advantage by delivering powerful checks and he moves his feet well. The Penn Charter rising senior made the 2014 All-Star team and had two caused turnovers for the White team.
Justin Dennis, Team Tennessee (McCallie), 2014, Midfield, Dennis has a nice game, he moves well up and down the field. Has tremendous stick work. The McCallie rising senior has a great lax IQ.