3d Rising - Player Evaluations from 3d Lacrosse, 5/19

3d Lacrosse specializes in superior training for individuals and teams and operates events and tournaments as well as select travel teams. The organization, founded by former Division I coach Jamie Munro, assists players and coaches using a compre≠hen≠sive system of lacrosse development that exposes young players to the tactics and strategies implemented at the NCAA level. 3d Lacrosse applies the "Box/Field Hybridô Development System," which Munro pioneered at the University of Denver.

LaxPower will carrying periodic player reports from 3d Lacrosse. Field staff attend high school games around the country and provide player evaluations and ratings. The ratings are either legit (likely a Division I scholarship player), player (likely a Division I recruit), and watch list (has the potential to be a Division I player; need to see more, needs to grow, mature, or develop to be sure-fire D1).

This report covers players on three high school teams in Texas (St. Mark's School, Highland Park, and Episcopal School of Dallas) as well as Garden City (NY) and La Salle College High School (PA), which met earlier this season.

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St. Mark's School, Texas

Bear Goldstein 2013
St. Mark's School, Texas
Princeton Commit
Position: Defense
Sub Position: Intelligent On Ball Cover Guy
Rating: Legit

Bear Goldstein is one of the most complete cover guys to come through the Great State of Texas in some time. A strong lefty with a great stick, Goldstein utilizes his physicality to absolutely shut top-ranked, offensive opponents down. Because Bear is, in fact, a leftie, he matches up great on dominant right-handed players. A patient defenseman, Bear is judicious with his checks. Once you do fall in range or leave your stick hanging, though, the ball is quickly on the ground and up & out. Utilizing a variety of checks, Bear is rather fundamental but can definitely punch the sky and get over an opponent's head quickly. On GBs, the kid is an animal. On defense, when there is a turnover, the resulting GB is crucial so second chance opportunities don't mount. This could be one of Bear's best qualities as he consistently takes stops and turns them into possessions. Kid is solid, smart, and strong - a great fit for the Princeton Tigers next year.

Justin Harvey 2013
St. Mark's School, Texas
Dartmouth Commit
Position: Defense
Sub Position: Sizeable Shut Down / Take Away
Rating: Legit

While Bear is the most patient and possibly the toughest defenseman in the State, Justin Harvey is without a doubt the scariest. Kid is roughly 6'3" / 6'4", long and rangy. Harvey is pretty much a blanket. When you draw the Harvey matchup, you rarely score. A strong righty, Harvey punches and contains players when they drive to their right, rarely giving up top side. In space, Harvey can seriously harass you. Timing your cradle, Harvey throws the back wrap with precision. Off Ball Harvey consumes passing lanes. When it comes to wing span, Harvey is a monster. Knocking down passes, picking off skip looks, and pushing transition is something you will see regularly from the rangy close defenseman. In transition, Harvey glides with strides that devour yardage. If you are late sliding to Harvey on the fast break, he is 8 yards from the goal before you know it. With a deceptive shot coming from the long stick, he has been known to register goals. Another smart Ivy-bound defenseman who will turn into an absolute savage at the next level, Harvey has the frame to be absurd.

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2013-05-19



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