The Rundown: 2018’s to Maryland, Michigan, Marquette, Holy Cross, Air Force; Nine 2017s & Eight 2016 Commits

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           Michigan commit Paxton Alexander

With the recent completion of the summer circuit, the weeks between now and the November tournaments has long been a pivotal time for high school lacrosse recruits to finalize their college decisions. In an effort to publicize all Division I verbals that occur during August and the months that follow, I’ve started up a feature that will host a wealth of information on all players that wrap up their commitments complemented with highlight reels and interviews. This was something that I did extensively during my years at IL and wanted to bring it back to kick off the dead period.

To have any D1 commitment after the August 1 mark posted here on Recruiting Rundown, fill out the attached Submit Commit form. You can also email tyxanders@gmail.com with commitment and player info, summer events attended (plus any All-Star Games), other sports, stats & honors and other schools visited and considered, as well as a recent highlight reel if available.


Here are the updated commitment lists:
Class of 2019 – Rising Freshmen
Class of 2018 – Rising Sophs
Class of 2017 – Rising Juniors
Class of 2016 – Rising Seniors

2018’s

Herschel Halesworth, A/M, Iona Prep (N.Y.) / Express North has committed to Holy Cross. After picking up 1st Team All-CHSAA honors with 34 goals and 20 assists as a freshman, Halesworth attended Platinum Cup, Terps Young Guns, Philly Invitational, Lehigh Valley Showcase and Big 4 Champion’s League this summer. He selected the Crusaders after considering other Patriot League institutions.

Kyle Long, M, Springfield-Delco (Pa.) / Duke’s LC has committed to Maryland. The 5-9, 150-pound athlete had a busy summer after thriving this spring, going on to attend the Platinum Cup, SweetLax Invitational, Under Armour Uncommitted Game, Liberty Bell Challenge, Maryland Young Guns Shootout and Champ Camp. Long also plays basketball, eventually choosing the Terps on August 1st over looks from Lehigh, Penn State, Virginia and Villanova.

Troy Tuveson, D, Hereford (Md.) / Breakers has committed to Air Force. This summer, he was a crucial part of a Breakers LC squad that fared well at a lot of tournaments, including Baltimore Summer Kickoff, Princeton Team Camp, King of the Hill, Crabfeast and the IL Invitational. Tuveson is a tough three-sport athlete at 6’4 and 190 pounds who also plays both football and basketball with the Hereford Bulls. He chose Air Force over Towson.

Patrick English, M, Forest Hills Central (Mich.) / True has committed to Marquette. He chose Joe Amplo’s program after strongly considering Brown, also visiting Syracuse and Michigan. This summer, English participated in the Inside Lacrosse Invitational, NSCLA Select Showcase and National Cup, Adrenaline Summer Invitational, Legacy and Fairfield Sound Classic. Also participates in wrestling for his high school.

Johnny Wiseman, M, Olentangy Liberty (Oh.) / Resolute has committed to Marquette. Playing club ball with Columbus-based Resolute Lacrosse, he attended NSCLA, Crabfeast and FLG in 3d. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound recruit also plays varsity football, choosing to stay home in the Midwest for college after considering Maryland and Ohio State.

Paxton Alexander, M, Highland Park (Tex.) / C2C has committed to Michigan. Alexander, whose brother Parker is a 2017 bound for Carolina, plays club locally for C2C, attending Maverik Showtime, NSCLA, Crabfeast and NHSLS with All-Star campaigns at T99 and Baltimore Summer Kickoff. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound recruit won a state championship with the Scots, earning All-District honors and also playing football. Alexander chose the Wolverines after looking hard at Ohio State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Harvard.

2017’s

Alexander Borg, F/O, Dwight-Englewood (N.J.) / Patriot has committed to Providence. Borg plays club with Patriot Lacrosse and trains extensively with the Face-Off Academy. He attended Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip, the Under Armour Uncommitted Game, Prep School Showcase, NSCLA, Crab City Challenge, Philly Invitational and IL Invitational. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound athlete also plays soccer and in addition to Providence, Borg also considered Villanova, Lafayette, Fairfield and Rutgers.

Thomas Bono, M, Noble & Greenough (Mass.) / Fighting Clams has committed to Bucknell. The 5’10, 175-pound athlete also plays football, considering Army, Colgate and Michigan before deciding on the Bison. He attended Prep School Showcase, Hotbeds, SweetLax Invitational, Under Armour Shootout and FLG in 3d this past summer with Justin Walker’s Top Gun Fighting Clams.

Brent Bishop, LSM/D, Memorial (Tex.) / Dallas Select has committed to Mercer. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound athlete has played club with StickStar’s Dallas Select, Blue Chip 225 Nationals and Third Coast, attending Nike Blue Chip with All-Star Game appearances at T99 and Gait Cup.

Matthew Brush, D, Minnetonka (Minn.) / Team MN has committed to Holy Cross. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound defenseman plays club with Team Minnesota, attending King of the Hill, SweetLax Invitational, Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip and Hotbeds.

Bryan Hess, M, Rumson Fair Haven (N.J.) / Tri-State has committed to Lafayette. This summer, he attended Baltimore Summer Kickoff, King of the Hill, SweetLax Invitational, Under Armour Shootout and Tri-State Nationals. He visited and considered Lehigh, Villanova and Rutgers.

Reid Smith, A, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) / Team Florida has committed to Jacksonville. Smith has been an essential component of his high school team’s success, following that up by participating in the Under Armour Uncommitted Game this summer as well as events with Team Florida. The 5’9, 160-pound attackman also considered Furman, Mercer and Tampa. His highlights can be seen here.

Tyler Schaffer, D, Nease (Fla.) / LB3 National has committed to Jacksonville. Standing 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, he’s a defensive end for the varsity football team. Schaffer recently attended FLG in 3d, Brine Nationals and Hotbeds.

Ryan Kaye, F/O, Madison (N.J.) / NJ Riot has committed to Quinnipiac. This summer, the 5’11, 165-pound FOGO participated in the Adrenaline Black Card Showcase, NYLA, SweetLax Invitational, Best of the Best and Liberty Bell Challenge. Also considered Providence, Monmouth, Navy and Marist during the recruiting process.

Tom Cremins, D, Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) / Blackwolf has committed to Holy Cross. A native of Hagerstown (Md.), Cremins is a boarding school student at Mercersburg, where he’s a starter at wide receiver and outside linebacker on the varsity football team and runs indoor track. The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete has participated in Nike Blue Chip as well as the Under Armour Uncommitted Game last summer.

Mitchell Savoca, M, Fairfield Prep (Conn.) / Bulldog has committed to Richmond. Savoca was a Maverik Showtime All-Star, also attending tournaments like Crab City Challenge and NSCLA, among others. In the spring, he earned 2nd team All-Conference honors after playing in basketball during the winter season.

2016’s

Drennan Greene, A, Landon (Md.) / Madlax has committed to Army. The 5’11, 165-pound prospect also plays varsity ice hockey for the Bears, looking hard at Jacksonville, Navy, Drexel, Vermont and Albany before deciding on West Point. Greene attended Baltimore Summer Kickoff, Under Armour Shootout and UPLax this summer.

Christopher Stueber, M/FO, Charlotte Christian (N.C.) / Road Warriors
has committed to Mt. St. Mary’s. The 6-foot, 195-pound recruit is a long snapper on the three-time state champion football team. This summer, he attended MVP Towson, King of the Hill, Crab City Challenge, Brine Nationals, Southern Shootout and Carolina Shootout. He strongly considered Limestone, High Point, Asbury, Coker and North Greenville. Stueber’s spring highlight reel can be seen here.

Quinn Lemke, D, Mahtomedi (Minn.) / True has committed to Cleveland State. Standing 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Lemke chose Dylan Sheridan’s new program after considering LIU Post, Aurora, Wagner and Minnesota. This summer, he attended the CST Expo, King of the Hill and Best of the Best. Also plays football.

Christopher Britton, M, Vero Beach (Fla.) / Florida Swashbucklers has committed to Cleveland State. Britton played with the South squad at the Under Armour Underclass Tournament, also participating in the UMass Mid-Summer Classic and Team Florida Showcase.

Ty Collins, M, Wheaton Academy (Ill.) / Titanium has committed to Cleveland State. A big boy at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Collins also plays football and basketball for the West Chicago school. This past spring, he was captain and picked up 1st Team All-Conference honors for the second year in a row.

Ryan Boyle, M, Dublin Coffman (Oh.) / Haymakers has committed to Cleveland State. Boyle, who stands six feet tall and 165 pounds, also plays varsity football at the cornerback position. He was CSU’s second official commit in program history and has a highlight reel available here.

Reece Eddy, LSM/D, Skaneateles (N.Y.) / Upstate LC has committed to Canisius. An All-Star at the Philly Showcase, Eddy was 1st team All-CNY this past spring and was a hockey state champ for the Syracuse area powerhouse.

Mac Altounian, M, Lake Forest (Ill.) / True has committed to Manhattan. A running back on the varsity football squad, Altounian (6’1, 190) visited Providence and Richmond, also considering Robert Morris before opting to play for new head coach Drew Kelleher. He attended NSCLA, Black Card, Baltimore Summer Kickoff, IL Invitational and Crab City Challenge this summer. View his highlight reel here.

One thought on “The Rundown: 2018’s to Maryland, Michigan, Marquette, Holy Cross, Air Force; Nine 2017s & Eight 2016 Commits

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