Proven players who put up 30+ goals in one of the nation’s better private school leagues usually don’t last too long, which is why it’s a surprise that Bullis attackman Steven Shollenberger is still looking for a home.
A member of the Baltimore Crabs, he’s a crafty player who I’ve seen act as a feed-first type of player in some instances, then he’ll show up at the next tournament and be a pure scorer with soft hands inside and a nice mid-range shot.
I wouldn’t say Shollenberger has game-changing speed but still has a great first step and perhaps more impressively, always keeps his feet moving without the ball. Love how he does a nice job protecting his stick to limit turnovers and dodges with confidence in front of the goal. He sheds off contact, gets to the island and has a number of moves (rocker, question mark, rollback) to beat his man and deposit the ball into the back of the net effectively. Though it’s seldom seen at this level, Steven’s move at the :29 mark is sick, totally selling the shot and making the defenseman look silly before besting the goalie.
From what I heard from him in late November, Shollenberger has a handful of great options to play Division I ball at accomplished programs. Fairfield and Brown are under heavy consideration, while schools like Navy, Dartmouth and Drexel are also in the mix, among others. Looking forward to seeing what he can do under new head coach Jeff Bellistri, whose son Kylor was a stud for the Bulldogs and currently plays for Lars Tiffany at Brown.