via IL.com Excerpt: Caitlyn Wurzburger (American Heritage-Delray, Fla.) headlines this year’s group of ILWomen Young Gun Sophomores, as the Syracuse commit was the only freshman to land on the All-ILWomen High School Team last spring. In 2017, the Florida wunderkind posted 216 points this year on 101 goals and 115 assists en route to a 19-1 run. Over the summer, Wurzburger earned a spot on the Under Armour Underclass Command Division All-Tournament Team, representing the state of Florida for the South. Read the rest and see the list HERE
via IL.Com Excerpt: Topping the list of top sophomores is Brennan O'Neill, an attackman from St. Anthony's (N.Y.) who is committed to Penn State. On March 18, 2016, Brennan O’Neill’s commitment to Penn State went public. His was the first eighth grade commitment in men’s lacrosse. A little more than a year later, the NCAA had implemented rule changes intended to eliminate the possibility of a player ever committing that early again. O’Neill represents both sides of the early recruiting debate. On one hand, news about his commitment spread quickly. O’Neill had already made a name for himself with his performance at the 2015 Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse, in which he led Team 91 Crush to a championship, and so lacrosse fans were excited to find out where h
Congratulations to Eva on her college choice and good luck in the future! Name Eva Hunziker High School Buchholz Graduation Year 2018 College Choice Central Connecticut State University Club Affiliations Laxmaniax Why did you choose this college? I chose CCSU because I love Coach Livingston and all the academic choices. What are your first memories of the sport? My first memory is getting a lacrosse stick from my brother at Christmas. I remember jumping on a trampoline trying to play wall ball for the first time. What part of the process was most surprising to you about the recruiting process and what would you like to pass on to those who are going to face it in the future? It's one of the best experiences you can go thro...
Congratulations to Alex on his college choice and good luck in the future! Name Alex Ehrenstein High School Spanish River Community High School Graduation Year 2018 College Choice Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Club Affiliations Sweetlax Florida Why did you choose this college? I chose RPI for it's academic rigor as well as the high level of lacrosse that it offers. When I stepped onto campus I felt a connection to the school and I knew that I would be successful as a student-athlete there. What are your first memories of the sport? My first lacrosse memories are from when I played my first season of Boca Jets rec league lacrosse when I was six years old. Since then, lacrosse has become a huge part of my life and and I am thri...
via IL.com Excerpt: Connor Shellenberger, who recently transferred to Bullis (Md.) and is committed to Virginia, is the No. 1 player in the class. The consensus top player among 2019s, Shellenberger’s reputation has only grown since being recognized as the top prospect in the class. He was a top contributor as a ’19 for his D.C. Highlight team at Under Armour weekend, then he put on a show in the Naptown Classic final for Madlax. His shooting prowess is well documented, but he’s improving on an already outstanding profile as an initiator. He tallied 70 goals and 51 assists for St. Anne’s-Belfield in 2017, and he will play for Bullis (Md.) this spring. Read the rest and see the list HERE
via IL.com Excerpt: Maryland commit Shaylan Ahearn (Glenelg Country, Md.) is the nation's No. 1 junior. Ahearn paced Glenelg Country from the midfield with 29 goals, 17 assists and 94 draw controls in 2017. The Taylor Cummings-esque playmaker will fit right into the Terrapin midfield system, and heads into next season as one of the top players to watch in the nation. “Shay has the ability to impact a game in so many ways and isn’t just a scorer,” says Ahearn’s high school coach, Brian Reese. “She’s a great offensive player but can win draws, get ground balls and cover the other team’s best player. She’s also very competitive and isn’t afraid of a challenge.” Read the rest and see the list HERE
via IL.com Author's Note: FLN has tasked contributor Allie Modica to research and write a feature story on Erin Bakes of Ransom Everglades, ranked FIFTH on this list . . . I have to admit that I knew very little about Erin and after watching her recruiting video I was stunned that such a talent was virtually undiscovered by us right under our nose. Look forward to Allie's feature in the near future! Excerpt: North Carolina bound Elizabeth Hillman (Bel Air, Md.) headlines the crop of 2018 talent. In the spring of 2016, Hillman said her final goodbye to North Carroll (Md.), as the high school closed its doors and the town was redistricted. While former teammate Tayler Warehime (North Carolina ’22) made the move to nearby Manchester Valley, Hillman landed