3d Rising - Player Evaluations from 3d Lacrosse, 4/23

#11 Scott Firman
Jamesville-DeWitt High School, DeWitt, NY
Rating: "Legit"

Scott was a captain of that state championship ice hockey team, and he's a captain of this spring's lacrosse team, too. He starts on the face-off wing, plays long-stick-midfield, and he can play down low if the situation calls for it. He plays solid defense in 6v6 sets and neutralizes opponent's top midfielders. His clearing game is certainly a strength, as he'll win the ground ball battle or catch a clearing pass and carry the ball up field, where he'll make a smart, accurate pass to a teammate. It's early, but he's the best LSM I've seen in Section III so far. Scott has also signed a National Letter of Intent for Syracuse University.

#26 Sam Mueller
Jamesville-DeWitt High School, DeWitt, NY
Fr. Defense
Rating: "Watch-list"

Sam's not only a freshman on the Red Rams, he's a starting defenseman and he might be the tallest of J-D's long sticks. Watching him play, you'd never guess he's only in ninth grade. He stays on the field to clear, he stays on to play man-down, and he can do everything else you'd want from an experienced starter. His one-on-one defense is solid, and his stick skills are excellent. Keep an eye on this prospect! By the way, he was also on that state champ hockey team.

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Christian Brothers Academy-Syracuse

CBA has played only one game so far, a heart-breaking 15-14 overtime loss to defending state champions Jamesville-DeWitt, but they'll put up big numbers this spring if their duo of star offensive players keeps producing. Their defense plays hard and their goalie appears fearless in the goal. They'll be even more of a threat if they can start to get offensive production from more players, but they've already shown they're for real this spring.

#2 Cody Radziewicz
CBA, Syracuse, NY
Sr. Midfield/Attack
Rating: "Player"

I'm pretty sure Cody only played midfield when I saw him play, but I can imagine he's be a good attackman, too. He can shoot well with either hand, and he's a hard-nosed player who is not afraid to go to the goal. He went 5-1 against a very good J-D team, so I think he's already shown what he's capable of. Cody also played on the man-down unit and was effective as the short stick in that group, making several man-down clears look quite easy.

#8 Jack Zerillo
CBA, Syracuse, NY
Jr. Attack
Rating: "Watch-list"

Jack went 4-0 in the OT loss to J-D, showing his scoring touch in a back and forth, physically fast-paced game. In fact, both he and Cody Radziewicz shouldered almost all the offensive load, scoring 9 of the Brothers' 14 goals between the two of them. Jack has the confidence to go to the goal in tight situations, and is fearless dodging against bigger, physical defenders.

#6 Andrew Koscos
CBA, Syracuse, NY
So. Goalie
Rating: "Watch-list"

Andrew might not have the best technique or mechanics, but he makes save after save and is inspiring to watch. In CBA's only game of the season so far, he made 18 saves in the Brothers' 15-14 overtime loss, keeping his team in the game from start to finish. He makes good decisions and good outlet passes on the clear, and he leads by example on defense, scooping up ground balls in and around the crease. He may not be among Section III's elite goalies at this time, but he's young, and he's certainly on the right track.

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