Let’s hop into the links…
TopLaxRecruits discusses Central Michigan commit Clare Laughery.
The Chippewas also picked up a pledge from St. Louis (Mo.) Ladue Horton Watkins 2015 midfielder Jane Nelson.
Prior Lake (Minn.) midfielder Ally Barian will play for Grand Valley State (keep in mind that unlike the men, the women field a varsity program in Allendale).
Howell goalie Alex Moyer will play at D-2 Lake Erie College.
2015 Farmington Hills Mercy midfielder Brooke Ottaway committed to Rollins College.
Clarkston 2015 midfielder John McLennan will play at Grand Valley.
Recruiting Rundown ranks the top 75 2015 prospects nationally. Michigan commit Decker Curran at No. 48 is the only prospect of interest to our territory. Two more Wolverines, Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga defenseman Michael Borda and Northport (N.Y.) attack Rocco Sutherland, make the watchlist, which stretched the whole deal to a top-100 list.
The 2016 Top75 list is even more populated with future Wolverines (though still no homegrown products from within our own borders. No. 35 Cali attackman Christian Ford, No. 37 Colorado attack Henry Adams, No. 54 Texas LSM John Michael Priddy, and No. 68 Missouri goalie Matthew Trowbridge, are all Ann Arbor-bound. The watchlist – a bit bigger for this class at 40 prospects – includes future Wolverines Curtis Alexander (a defenseman from Massachusetts) and Avery Myers (a midfielder from DC Gonzaga).
More of the same with the 2017 class, though I’m surprised – after reading how loaded the group sounds in composing last week’s Lax Links post – that U-M is actually only represented by four top-75 players. Manhasset (N.Y.) LSM Ben Cirella is the high man at No. 35, followed by Nevada goalie Zion Dechesere, N.Y. faceoff middie Connor Cronin, and Connecticut attack Alex Buckanavage. Mssr. Xanders conveniently ranks the classes for us, and the Wolverines come in at seventh.
Recruiting Rundown evaluates 2018(!!) Michigan commit John John Lombardi, and talks to him about his pledge.
“He reminds me of when I used to coach against Matt Rambo, a kid who just brings it every game and doesn’t care who we’re playing. You get him angry, you better watch out,” Martin says. “He’s intense and makes sick decisions and is extremely coachable. The bottom line is that he’s going to be a very special player in college.”
Matt Rambo? Is that good? I think it’s good. He was only the eighth-leading goal scorer among freshmen this spring, while playing for a loaded Maryland team.
Project 9 took place last weekend with three future Wolverines in attendance. Pingry (N.J.) 2015 midfielder JC Sorenson, Northport (N.Y.) 2015 A Rocco Sutherland, and Cherry Creek (Colo.) 2016 attack Henry Adams represented the Maize and Blue.
Detroit has gained a transfer from Rosemont College midfielder Rasool Smith. Smith was the second-leading scorer for the D-3 program that finished 4-11 and as LaxPower’s No. 183 squad in the division last year.
‘Twas a beautiful day on The Mile when Detroit scrimmaged Adrian Saturday.
Lacrosse Magazine looks at the impact the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network can have on the game. The big news out of that is it sounds like BTN is planning to significantly ramp up lacrosse coverage, but I’ll believe that when I see it. Gotta make room for all the Purdue Campus Programming, ya know?
Inside Lacrosse provides (text) highlights of Michigan’s fall ball scrimmages (video highlights for the UMBC/Navy game only) against UMBC and Navy. There’s a little bit of discussion of the Fairfield scrimmage on the LaxPower forum, the only place I’ve seen anything substantive.
The Next (and Next Next) Level
Brother Rice alum and Notre Dame sophomore Sergio Perkovic had a big day against Team USA in the Seatown Classic. Perkovic’s statline – just one goal to go along with six assists – leads 412 Lax to wonder if he can be an elite feeder.
Two lady Titans are on the shortlist for Team Canada’s U-19 team heading into next summer’s FIL World Championships in the UK.
High school, Club, Clinics, etc.
313 Lax’s fall and winter training sessions are starting up soon. For more info and to register, visit the website.
Registration is open for the 2015 Great Lax Bay classic.
Less than a week to register for the winter session(s) at All-American Lacrosse.
Blue Crew Lacrosse director and Friend of the Blog Ty McGuire is the new varsity coach at Dexter High School.