3d Rising Player Evaluations: Young Players in New York

3d Lacrosse specializes in 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 is a report covering players on four JV teams in New York.



Chaminade vs. St. Anthony's (JV)

By Corey Winkoff

The first match-up of this Catholic School rivalry was all about the black and gold. Dominating every part of the field, the St. Anthony's Friars handily defeated the Chaminade Flyers, 13-2. Utilizing unselfish, hard-nosed and fundamental play, St. A's really showcased well in this game. With so many players for the Friars contributing, it is tough to write up only a handful of players.



#33 Sam Nadjari, 2016
St. Anthony's High School
Position: Midfield
Sub-position: Two-way
College Commitment: Army
Rating: Player

Sam is a specimen. Thick, athletic, durable and skilled, Nadjari does it all. He faced off, played the wing, played man-down, played several defensive possessions and contributed to the offense. He scored the first goal of the game on a hard sweep across the middle of the field, got underneath his man, switched to his left hand at the last second to give himself a better angle, and put the ball in the back of the net. Nadjari also played the top center spot on man-up as well. He had a great one more to give St. A's a goal on one of their few man-up opportunities of the day. All around, this kid is a special talent. If he keeps developing his game, he will be one to watch at the next level.



#41 Matt Makowski, 2016
St. Anthony's High School
Position: Defense
Sub-position: On-ball Shutdown
Rating: Player

Matt was St. A's number 1 cover guy. He held Chaminade's top attackman, Tommy Martello, scoreless for the day. His best attributes right now have to be his size and aggressiveness. This big lefty has a powerful slap and push combination. When he enforces this 1-2 combo on righty-driving attackmen, they want nothing to do with coming above GLE. He also does a nice job utilizing his strength to V-hold driving attackman around GLE on the left side of the cage. Overall, this kid has the physical tools a stud defender needs. Hopefully those physical traits are accompanied by the intangibles to make him great.



#19 Lawrence Galizia, 2016
St. Anthony's High School
Position: Defense
Sub-position: On-ball Take Away
Rating: Watch-list

Galizia played a ton for the Friars today. Strictly playing long-stick midfield, Galizia was all over the middle of the field. He is very good at getting the ball up off the ground and plays very hard. He likes to press out hard when the ball crosses the midfield line and smother whichever middie is carrying the ball over. Despite a couple careless turnovers in the clearing game, Galizia had a very nice game for the Friars.



#1 T.J. Heagerty, 2016
St. Anthony's High School
Position: Attack
Sub-Position: X Attackman, Dodge & Feed
College Commitment: Michigan
Rating: Player

Heagerty is a well-rounded attackman. He is quick and has good speed, decent change of direction, and good vision. On top of that, he had a couple of goals on the day. He finished a fast break opportunity and scored by blowing past his defenseman from the back right corner of the field. Heagerty never had to use the left side of the field to create offense; all his points came from the right side. I look forward to watching more of this young talent later in the season.



#10 Jared Nugent, 2016
St. Anthony's High School
Position: Midfield
Sub-position: Wing Dodger & Feeder
College Commitment: Villanova
Rating: Player

I really like this kid's game. With great change of direction, speed and decision-making, Nugent can initiate from all over the field. He is capable with both hands and has a tremendous IQ for the game. While Nugent started the game playing predominantly midfield, he bumped down to the attack for the final three quarters. Constantly attracting Chaminade's top cover guy, Nugent still did a nice job respecting the ball and creating scoring opportunities for his team. This young, multi-dimensional talent finished the day with several assists. If he can create more shots out of the dodge, work on his wing re-dodge, and net most of his opportunies, he will a lethal weapon for the Friars.



#13 James Pryor, 2016
St. Anthony's High School
Position: Midfield
Sub-position: Transition
Rating: Watch-list

Pryor played a ton on the defensive side of the field for the Friars. A short stick transition middie, hw plays great on ball defense. A big highlight for Pryor came in the third quarter. St. Anthony's was in the midst of a long defensive stand until he picked off a pass at the top of the box, legged the ball all the way down the field, and assisted a streaking attackman for a goal that proved to be the dagger for the Flyers. Pryor also did a great job man-down as the string guy. Chaminade was man-up over five times in the game and didn't execute one of them. Watch out for James Pryor.

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2014-04-29



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