For the second time this spring, the G3 Lacrosse / Recruiting Rundown Goalie of the Week award goes to a native of the Lone Star State. Penn-bound junior Luke Millican receives the honor after putting together a stellar weekend at states to give Dallas Jesuit (Tex.) its first championship in program history.
Millican pushed the Rangers to two Texas Final Four wins in as many days with his play in cage. On Saturday, Jesuit topped Episcopal Dallas (Tex.) 8-7 in the semifinals, making 13 saves against a team with renowned shooters. A day later, he was named MVP of the tournament by stopping 14 of top seed Highland Park’s 18 shots on goal.
G3 Lacrosse was founded in 2011 to expand the vision and passion for the game of lacrosse and the goaltending position. The initial focus of G3 is meticulous instruction and development of the goaltender position across the sport. Their mission is to utilize the game of lacrosse to teach young goaltenders about the core values that will serve to lead and influence them long after their lacrosse careers come to an end. The ultimate goal of G3 is to foster an appreciation for the opportunities the game of lacrosse provides and develop an understanding of how lessons learned in this game correlate to life outside of the playing field. In addition to growing the lacrosse player on the field through an array of new, innovative and instructional drills and techniques, G3 Lacrosse also strives to manifest the growth in every young man and woman that has the privilege to play this great game. G3 Lacrosse is directed by current MLL and Division 1 goaltenders & coaches John Galloway, Adam Ghitelman, and Kip Turner.
Active and athletic out of the cage, Millican reportedly took his game to another level during their championship run, staving off a Highland Park team that possessed offensive talent committed to NCAA tournament teams Syracuse, North Carolina and Air Force. The Scots were held to their lowest scoring total of the year by Millican and the Ranger defense. On Sunday, three of the goals came on man-down while the fourth occurred in transition, keeping HP at bay in 6-on-6 situations and clearing the ball with precision.
Playing club ball primarily for Iron Horse, he trains under the tutelage of former Syracuse All-American netminder Chris Surran, his club and Dallas Jesuit coach. Millican first came onto the scene with an excellent few days at Maverik Showtime in 2014. Soon after, he chose Mike Murphy’s Penn Quakers, also strongly considered Maryland, Syracuse, Princeton, Cornell, Boston U. and Duke.
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