Breaking Down the Best: Seniors Ranked 21-30

Ridgefield's Simon Mathias, a Penn recruit. (Photo from the Greenwich Times)

Ridgefield’s Simon Mathias, a Penn recruit. (Photo from the Greenwich Times)

As the third part of this weeklong feature, seniors 21-30 get the spotlight tonight. For the previous stories breaking down the Top 50 seniors, check out 31-40 and 41-50 at their respective links.

21. Nick Yevoli, M, Massapequa (N.Y.)

Affiliation: South Shore Ballers
Commitment: Yale

A jack of all trades, there’s not any one thing that Yevoli’s amazing at (okay, maybe shutdown defensive midfield) but rather he does everything very well. Possesses excellent bloodlines and simply understands the game impeccably, rarely getting caught out of position or making mistakes.
On top of 21 points (including a sick state championship game), he gobbled up 83 groundballs for ‘Pequa this year before having a great weekend individually at the UA underclass games.

22. Timmy Monahan, A, Gonzaga (D.C.)
Affiliation: Blackwolf
Commitment: Maryland

The former Ohio State commit, a remarkably two-handed dodger with a great IQ, surely made John Tillman rather ecstatic when he chose the Terps over Loyola in his re-recruitment. Monahan put up 50 goals and 27 assists (plus an absurd 100 groundballs) for the WCAC champs, consistently going hard to the cage and working well within the offense as their de facto leader. Has the chance to become one of the Purple Eagles’ all-time greats with a big senior campaign.

23. Jake Fox, A, Hill Academy (Ont.)
Affiliation: Ottawa Capitals, SweetLax
Commitment: Johns Hopkins

Based on the rankings over the years, Fox’s stock has been all over the place. Right now, it’s awfully high, especially after an awesome showing at the Stars & Stripes Challenge last month. Crafty, big (6’3, 200) and not as one-handed as most Canucks, he’s a lights out scorer who is a tough cover with his fakes and IQ. With his upward trajectory, Fox  can be a trusty finisher for the Blue Jays (a la Brandon Benn) for years to come.

24. Jack Olson, FO/M, Georgetown Prep (Md.)
Affiliation: Baltimore Crabs, FCA
Commitment: Johns Hopkins

Another versatile prospect, Olson dominated face-offs for the Little Hoyas’ during their run to an IAC title, pitching in 31 goals as well good for 2nd team Washington Post honors. A fluid dodger with a heavy shot from a variety of planes and angles, he could very well blow up as a senior, taking into consideration the graduation losses that Prep will deal with. Projects favorably at Hopkins whether it’s on offense or defense.

25. Tyler Dunn, A/M, Manhasset (N.Y.)
Affiliation: LI Express
Commitment: Penn

The natural attackman certainly raised his stock as a junior. When his ‘Set teammates went down to injury, Dunn stepped in and filled their roles, even doing a yeoman’s job at the face-off X when called upon. Dodges with a ton of energy and reckless abandon, putting together highlight reel goals or impressive feeds. Also makes things happen on the ride. Great recruit for the Quakers.

26. Patrick Spencer, A, Boys’ Latin (Md.)
Affiliation: Baltimore Crabs
Commitment: Loyola

It’s not as if he came out of nowhere, however Spencer definitely turned some heads as a junior for the mythical national champion Lakers. A big kid who plays near mistake-free lacrosse and dodges with confidence, the future Greyhound was the consummate team player alongside a loaded group of seniors. He’ll act as the key cog at attack now with top recruit Shack Stanwick having moved on to Hopkins. With Spencer, Charley Toomey (a BL alum) continues to pick up gems that others miss out on.

27. Sam Romano, M, Episcopal Dallas (Tex.)
Affiliation: Iron Horse
Commitment: Syracuse

Pumping in 42 goals and 30 assists for the state champions, Romano took his game to another level, creating great scoring chances for himself and his teammates. A savvy decision-maker, he’s a hard worker who runs like a gazelle and gets to the cage despite all sorts of schemes plotted up to hinder him. With one more year remaining, Romano has could very well become the best offensive prospect to ever come out of the Southwest.

28. Simon Mathias, A, Ridgefield (Conn.)
Affiliation: Team Superstar
Commitment: Penn

A nifty dodger, Mathias is money in unsettled situations and provides a tremendous spark to the Tigers whenever he’s on the field. Creates opportunities with ease and is a nasty feeder who makes the teammates around him better. Probably one of the best riding attackmen in the entire class as well. Great get for the Quakers, who are picking up steam on the recruiting trial.

29. Louis Dubick, A, Churchill (Md.)
Affiliation: Baltimore Crabs
Commitment: Maryland

364 career points in three years jump off the page no matter what competition you’re playing. There’s been no answer for Dubick, who returned from injury (missed most of the playoffs and all of rising junior summer) to dominate via 76 goals and 46 assists. Gets under his defender and turns the corner extremely well, using a strong repertoire of moves around GLE. Another awesome attack recruit headed to College Park.

30. Eddie Bouhall, D, Lynbrook (N.Y.)
Affiliation: Be The Best
Commitment: Lehigh

Playing for Quint K’s alma mater, Bouhall held down the Owls’ defense and shut down pretty much every assignment, helping his squad to their first county title since 2003. Showcasing phenomenal footwork and position play, Kevin Cassese’s top recruit has all of the intangibles that you would want in a Division I defender. Blue-collar player who is particularly fun to watch.

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