Recruiting Rundown’s Top 100 Juniors – Class Of 2017

Nakeie Montgomery

No. 4 ranked Nakeie Montgomery

From a lacrosse standpoint, there’s always been a tremendous difference between a rising sophomore and a rising junior. So many kids hit their stride later than some of their classmates (the ones recruited as freshmen) and breakout in the spring, gaining confidence going into the summer after becoming go-to options on their respective varsity squads. So much can change.

With that said, there’s a massive amount of change with this Class of 2017 group in just a year’s time, as you’ll see by comparing them to my ’17 rankings last October. Tons of players moved up the board while a handful dropped or off entirely, replaced by recruits that worked their way up. In a new wrinkle here on Recruiting Rundown, 23 rising juniors were named five-star prospects last week, distinguishing those players from the rest of the Top 100 four-stars. Moving forward, even more will change in another year – for now, check out the newest Class of 2017 rankings.

Five-stars

1. Matt Moore, M, Garnet Valley (Pa.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: #1
2. Connor DeSimone, M, Smithtown East (N.Y.) – JOHNS HOPKINS | 2014: #2
3. Lucas Quinn, M, Niskayuna (N.Y.) – SYRACUSE | 2014: #9
4. Nakeie Montgomery, M, Episcopal Dallas (Tex.) – DUKE | 2014: #3
5. Nate Buller, A, Landon (Md.) – DUKE | 2014: #3
6. Ryan O’Connell, M, New Canaan (Conn.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: NR
7. Colin Munro, A, Mountain Vista (Colo.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: #4
8. Frankie Tangredi, D, Chaminade (N.Y.) – IVY LEAGUE | 2014: #10
9. Cam Badour, M, IMG Academy (Fla.) – DUKE | 2014: #19
10. Connor Morin, A, Morristown Beard (N.J.) – VILLANOVA | 2014: NR
11. Adrian Enchill, LSM, Westminster (Conn.) – NOTRE DAME | 2014: #30
12. Andrew Fowler, LSM/D, Landon (Md.) – CORNELL | 2014: NR
13. Alex Buckanavage, A, Brunswick (Conn.) – MICHIGAN | 2014: #62
14. Will Rock, LSM/D, Gonzaga (D.C.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: #7
15. Matt Licciardi, M, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) – CORNELL | 2014: #68
16. Chris Fake, D, Hun (N.J.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: NR
17. Michael Drake, A/M, Salesianum (Del.) – NOTRE DAME | 2014: #17
18. Aidan Olmstead, A, Corning (N.Y.) – LOYOLA | 2014: #24
19. Ben Cirella, LSM, Manhasset (N.Y.) – MICHIGAN | 2014: #35
20. Zion DeChesere, G, Coronado (Nev.) – MICHIGAN | 2014: #38
21. James Avanzato, A/M, Sachem North (N.Y.) – MARYLAND | 2014: #52
22. Alex Rode, G, St. Paul’s (Md.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: #5
23. Hall Peters, D, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: NR

FOUR-STARS

24. Jack Keogh, A, Manhasset (N.Y.) – JOHNS HOPKINS | 2014: #11
25. Owen Prybylski, D, Westfield (N.J.) – VILLANOVA | 2014: NR
26. Alex Trippi, A, Bullis (Md.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: #60
27. Harry Wellford, M, MICDS (Mo.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: #25
28. Jake Frane, M, Mountain Vista (Colo.) – NOTRE DAME | 2014: #16
29. Steven Cuccurullo, F/O, Smithtown East (N.Y.) – IVY LEAGUE | 2014: #14
30. Jack Frisoli, M, St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) – IVY LEAGUE | 2014: #22
31. Brett Baskin, A, La Salle (Pa.) – JOHNS HOPKINS | 2014: #42
32. Ian Laviano, A, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: #8
33. Latrell Harris, LSM/D, Mountain Vista (Colo.) | 2014: #26
34. Charlie Olmert, M, Severn (Md.) – IVY LEAGUE | 2014: #20
35. J.P. Basile, A, Garden City (N.Y.) – DUKE | 2014: #31
36. Colby Barker, M, Pittsford (N.Y.) – OHIO STATE | 2014: #67
37. Kevin Mack, A, Manhasset (N.Y.) – MICHIGAN | 2014: NR
38. Michael Fay, M, Malvern Prep (Pa.) – NOTRE DAME | 2014: #15
39. Joe Carrington, D, San Ramon Valley (Calif.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: #21
40. Colby Smith, A/M, Hempfield (Pa.) – OHIO STATE | 2014: NR
41. J.T. Bugliosi, A, Calvert Hall (Md.) – OHIO STATE | 2014: #18
42. Jose Boyer, LSM, Yorktown (N.Y.) – NOTRE DAME | 2014: NR
43. Mick Upchurch, D, McCallie (Tenn.) – PRINCETON | 2014: NR
44. Phil Kemp, LSM, Brunswick (Conn.) – BROWN | 2014: #33
45. Mo Mirer, M, Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) – NOTRE DAME | 2014: NR
46. Owen Seebold, A, Highland Park (Tex.) – SYRACUSE | 2014: NR
47. Ryan Lanchbury, A, Avon Old Farms (Conn.) – RICHMOND | 2014: #36
48. Cam Mule, A, Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) – DUKE | 2014: #55
49. Thomas Berger, A/M, Chatham (N.J.) – LOYOLA | 2014: #66
50. Brandon Hayek, LSM/D, Oxbridge (Fla.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: #37
51. Connor Fox, A/M, Boulder (Colo.) – GEORGETOWN | 2014: NR
52. Brandon Shure, D, McDonogh (Md.) – JOHNS HOPKINS | 2014: #11
53. Preston Heard, G, Sidwell Friends (D.C.) – DUKE | 2014: #59
54. Griffin Harris, A/M, Governor’s (Mass.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: #58
55. Matthew Chmil, M, Chaminade (N.Y.) – DUKE | 2014: #70
56. Jonathan Donville, M, St. Michael’s (Ont.) – CORNELL | 2014: NR
57. Jared Reinson, LSM/D, Montgomery (N.J.) – JOHNS HOPKINS | 2014: #69
58. Billy Coyle, A, Malvern Prep (Pa.) – CORNELL | 2014: No. 40
59. Dylan Sulzbach, G, Salisbury (Conn.) – PENN STATE | 2014: No. 41
60. Thomas Tenney, A, Fox Lane (N.Y.) – DENVER | 2014: NR
61. Sean Morris, M, Brunswick (Conn.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: NR
62. Ryan Pride, M, Landon (Md.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: #34
63. Michael Lamon, A, Severn (Md.) – PENN | 2014: #28
64. Jake Martellucci, M, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) – MARYLAND | 2014: #32
65. Gibson Smith, LSM/D, Pelham Memorial (N.Y.) – GEORGETOWN | 2014: NR
66. Luke Shilling, A, Boys’ Latin (Md.) – JOHNS HOPKINS | 2014: #53
67. Drew Morris, G, New Canaan (Conn.) – MARYLAND | 2014: NR
68. Kyle Mullin, G, West Chester Rustin (Pa.) – IVY LEAGUE | 2014: NR
69. Troy Lauder, A/M, Salisbury (Conn.) – SYRACUSE | 2014: #45
70. Bryn Evans, M, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) – IVY LEAGUE | 2014: NR
71. Kyle Brickerd, A, Broad Run (Va.) – MARYLAND | 2014: NR
72. Myles Hamm, M, Westminster (Conn.) – IVY LEAGUE | 2014: NR
73. Ben Bedard, M, Severn (Md.) – PENN | 2014: NR
74. Jack Kozmetsky, M, Highland Park (Tex.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: #61
75. Bailey Savio, F/O, Greenwich (Conn.) – LOYOLA | 2014: #73
76. Lucas Capobianco-Hogan, D, Mt. Sinai (N.Y.) – JOHNS HOPKINS | 2014: NR
77. Jackson Appelt, A, New Canaan (Conn.) – VIRGINIA | 2014: NR
78. Zeke Narcise, LSM/D, McDonogh (Md.) – DUKE | 2014: #50
79. Kevin Lindley, A, Darien (Conn.) – LOYOLA | 2014: NR
80. Brian Tevlin, M, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) – YALE | 2014: NR
81. Ara Atayan, A/M, Bronxville (N.Y.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: NR
82. Jackson Reid, M, Culver (Ind.) – HIGH POINT | 2014: NR
83. Jake Moss, M, Pingry (N.J.) | 2014: NR
84. Roman Puglise, M, Paul VI (Va.) – MARYLAND | 2014: NR
85. Wilson Hand, M, Briarwood (Ala.) – MARYLAND | 2014: #54
86. Matthew Schmidt, G, Culver (Ind.) – NOTRE DAME | 2014: NR
87. Kevin Snyder, FO/M, Commack (N.Y.) – MARYLAND | 2014: #57
88. Ben Churchill, G, Rivers (Mass.) – PRINCETON | 2014: #51
89. Tommy Sopko, A, Conestoga (Pa.) – BUCKNELL | 2014: NR
90. Hank Bass, D, La Costa Canyon (Calif.) – DENVER | 2014: NR
91. Matthew Benus, M, Syosset (N.Y.) – LOYOLA | 2014: NR
92. Parker Alexander, M, Highland Park (Tex.) – NORTH CAROLINA | 2014: NR
93. Anthony Giuliani, F/O, La Salle (Pa.) – PENN | 2014: #48
94. Chris Walker, LSM/D, Highland Park (Tex.) – GEORGETOWN | 2014: NR
95. Tyler Senerchia, LSM, Plainedge (N.Y.) – BUCKNELL | 2014: NR
96. Sean Lulley, M, Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.) – PENN | 2014: #72
97. Christian Marshall, M, Faith Lutheran (Nev.) – AIR FORCE | 2014: #43
98. John Nostrant, M, Haverford (Pa.) – PENN STATE | 2014: NR
99. Kyle Prouty, F/O, New Egypt (N.J.) – PRINCETON | 2014: NR
100. Will Cabrera, A, Scarsdale (N.Y.) – YALE | 2014: NR

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