3d Rising - Player Evaluations from 3d Lacrosse, 6/03

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 compre­hen­sive system of lacrosse development that exposes young players to the tactics and strategies implemented at the NCAA level. 3d Lacrosse applies the "Box/Field Hybrid™ Development System," which Munro pioneered at the University of Denver.

LaxPower is 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 six high school teams in the West: Mercer Island (WA), Torrey Pines (CA), Corona Del Mar (CA), Brophy Prep (AZ), Redwood (CA), and Rock Canyon (CO).

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Mercer Island

Islander Stadium sits tucked away in the lush green of Mercer Island's wooded community. Visiting teams may be lulled into a state of bliss by the tranquil surroundings but they better show up ready to play. The Islanders bring athletic hard dodging middies, and a quick hard driving feeder from X.

#12 Hayden Reisman, 2013
Mercer Island, Washington
Position: Midfield
Sub-Position: Two-Way
College Commitment: St. John's
Rating: Legit

Hayden is the catalyst for the Islanders offense. He is a hard dodger from up top or the wing who can bury shots on the run or find open teammates and distribute the ball. Hayden has a powerful time and room shot that he delivers from multiple angles: over-hand high bouncers, side arm high, side arm low. Although Hayden can shoot he is also an impressive passer. In the game I saw him play Hayden had several cross crease skip passes and no look feeds that left his teammates alone with the goalie on the backside.

#22 Grant Preisler, 2013
Mercer Island, Washington
Position: Attack
Sub-Position: X Attackman
College Commitment: Marquette
Rating: Player

Grant is the Islanders playmaker from X. He is a slippery dodger who looks to create for others after beating his man or continue a few steps above goal line for a no look low angle shot. He is aided in both pursuits by sublime faking which regularly freezes or at least delays sliding defensemen. Grant is also a hard rider who administered several bone rattling hits to defensemen or clearing middies who were late giving up the ball.

#11 Chase York, 2014
Mercer Island, Washington
Position: Defense
Sub-Position: On-Ball Cover Guy/ With Ball
College Commitment: Loyola
Rating: Player

Chase is a defenseman with a lot of polish; he rarely makes mistakes in his pursuit angles or in his on ball positioning. He handles the ball with skill and will stay in and play offense after clearing the ball. In one really nice play, Chase cleared the ball, dropped it off to an attackman and then cut the crease for a catch and shoot opportunity. Chase is excellent on groundballs and has a diverse enough skill set to bump up and defend midfielders. Chase compensates for a lack in overall foot speed with a high lacrosse IQ that keeps him in the right spots.

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