For the second consecutive day, I’m highlighting a 2018 attackman named Jack. This time around, it’s LB3 and North Gwinnett (Ga.) freshman Jack Ortolano, who exploded onto the scene with an outstanding fall.
I first watched this kid at the Adrenaline Fall Invitational, earning him a writeup. As you can see, his understanding of the game and burst were qualities that definitely stood out the most. Recruiters want to see a kid who can create and make things happen with either hand – it’s evident that Ortolano is a lax rat who has worked tirelessly on his off-hand to make it equally as dangerous. He’s a highly opportunistic finisher and head up dodger who quickly gets off feeds from X while the defense is ball-watching. His quick, soft hands are big assets as well and I love how he doesn’t shy away from his contact, getting into his man like he does around the 1:10 mark. It will be fun to watch Ortolano and Nicky Solomon, a fellow LB3 attackman who committed to North Carolina in October, play for Scott Ratliff and Liam Banks’ squad. over the next few years.
A lot of people are on Ortolano at the moment, including some excellent programs like Ohio State, Cornell and Princeton, who he visited in the fall. This is a player who could make an impact at a lot of schools, but the Ivy League seems like a fitting destination if things work out that way academically and lacrosse wise.