The talent level at Adrenaline’s Black Card and Platinum Cup was off the charts this year, compiling some of the best uncommitted players in North America, also providing a look at some of the more established committed recruits all in one location. Championships were handed out on Sunday: Leading Edge in the 2017 bracket, Crabs 2018s and 2019s and finally, Team 91 Crush in the 2020 age group. Tourney Machine has all of the results, standings and brackets on their site, which should give you a good idea of some of the teams to watch this summer.
Spencer Turkel, a summer intern who plays at Delaware, recapped the standouts from his perspective at this link, so check that out before moving forward. Now, it’s time for a look at some of the other top players from Friday’s Black Card Showcase and the Platinum Cup from Saturday and Sunday.
Will Frisoli ’19, LSM, Laxachusetts / St. Sebastian’s (Mass.)
It wouldn’t be farfetched to say that Frisoli was the most dominant 2019 at both the Platinum Cup and Black Card, as he caused too many turnovers to count and was a catalyst in the middle portion of the field. He played lockdown defense up top and routinely intercepted passes to start transition for Laxachusetts, also helping out considerably on the wings of face-offs. Coaches at Duke, Notre Dame and the Ivies (among others) will look to secure his commitment in the coming months.
Brennan O’Neill ’20, A, Team 91 / St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
Much of the talk regarding 2020’s this past weekend surrounded O’Neill, who committed to Penn State in March as the earliest ever verbal then proceeded to drop 98 points for Bay Shore’s varsity squad. At the Platinum Cup and Black Card, he was flat out brilliant. With excellent size and aggressiveness, he loved to put his shoulder down on his way to the cage but dropped as many spectators’ jaws by threading the needle for beautiful skip passes. To say that he was a joy to watch and plays well beyond his years would be an understatement, though there’s plenty of time until he’ll matriculate to college.
Matt Moore ’17, M, Big 4 HHH / Garnet Valley (Pa.)
Plenty has been written about the nation’s No. 1 recruit, and deservedly so: a handful of college coaches have lauded the Virginia commit as perhaps the most talented recruit to come through Division I in four or five years. Over the weekend, he further proved himself as a consistent offensive threat, frequently scoring goals by using his athleticism and two-handedness to roll back to his strong hand in order to stymie goalkeepers. There were some times where Moore was a bit too trigger-happy with this shots, but he otherwise looked like he’s elevated his game even further.
Makail Fraboni ’18, G, West Coast Starz / Torrey Pines (Calif.)
The Air Force-bound Fraboni dazzled with his ability to fill up the cage and more importantly, do an impeccable making huge stops on low shots, which is usually a downfall for the bigger netminders out there. A transplant from Arizona, he seemed to have a good understanding of the defensive schemes and was adequate out of the cage, leading the transition game with patience and outlets that were on the money.
Jack Traynor ’18, A, Mesa Fresh / Malvern Prep (Pa.)
Traynor, a great building block in Penn State’s class, is another ‘stock-rising’ kind of recruit following an outstanding season individually for the Friars. He creates a bunch of separation in each of his dodges, showcasing slipperiness and deception when attacking the cage, whether he was looking to feed or looking score. Traynor unleashed a pretty low-to-low tally with no angle against the Crabs and was generally a really tough matchup because of his change of direction and first step all weekend long.
Wilson Stephenson ’18, LSM/D, Prime Time / Brunswick (Conn.)
Ranked as the No. 32 prospect in the class a year ago, Stephenson continued to jump off the page with his aggressive and relentless style of play. Hulking at 6’3 and 200 pounds (at the very least), he set the tone from the first whistle in a dominant win over Big 4, raising eyebrows with an absolute hammer low-to-high in transition. The Duke-bound cover man has quick feet, throws heavy checks and has excellent stick work that allows him to elude riding opponents.
Jack Parr ’17, A, Crabs / McDonogh (Md.)
Parr’s name has been heating up as of late, attracting attention from primarily Ivies and NESCAC’s. With a background in box lacrosse, crafty stick work and stellar finishing ability, he’s been mistaken for a Canadian at least once. After watching him excel with the Eagles all spring and then with the Crabs, it’s evident that he has a tremendous understanding of where to be and how to finish (sometimes in highlight reel fashion) within five to eight yards.
Reilly Gray ’19, M, Long Island Express / Chaminade (N.Y.)
Though he looked raw at the time, Gray instantly stood out in the fall with his size and athleticism. Fast forwarding to June, the basketball standout it looks like he’s really starting to put things together and appears to be a strong college prospect. He’s a bit more polished and is shooting the ball with confidence, demonstrating a heavy shot on the run. Liked what the downhill dodger did both individually on Friday and with Express.
Emmett Barger ’19, A, Madlax / St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.)
After thriving on the fall circuit, Barger really impressed at Friday’s Black Card and with Class of 2019 finalist Madlax at the Platinum Cup. He always seemed to show up in key moments, whether it was a much-needed EMO rip, opportunistic ride or a game-tying assist in the championship game. Barger displayed a more than ample shot from 8 to 10 yards and could score or help his teammates in a number of ways. Look for him to be one of the recruits that coaches hone in on during the next few months.
Evan Riss ’17, D, Crabs / Oakland Mills (Md.)
The Ohio State-bound defenseman was a force while leading the back line for a shorthanded Crabs team. As a junior, he put up an absurd 80 points and 163 groundballs, which is impressive despite the competition in Howard County. Riss is a special athlete who is hard-nosed, poised and an animal when the ball is on the ground, often leading the clearing game.
OTHERS WHO IMPRESSED AT PLATINUM CUP
Jake Martellucci ’17, M, Big 4 HHH / Episcopal Academy (Pa.) – Maryland
Mac McLaughlin ’18, A, Big 4 HHH / Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) – Air Force
Brett Hobbs ’18, A/M, Big 4 HHH / Salesianum (Del.) – Villanova
Drew Ragone ’19, A, Big 4 HHH / St. Augustine Prep (N.J.)
Michael Ubriaco ’18, LSM, Crabs / Boys’ Latin (Md.) – Hopkins
Jack Myers ’18, A, Crabs / Gonzaga (D.C.) – Ivy League
Connor Humiston ’19, A, Crabs / Georgetown Prep (Md.) – Virginia
Liam Powderly ’19, A, Crabs / McDonogh (Md.)
Ethan Robinson ’20, D, Crabs / McDonogh (Md.)
Herschel Halesworth ’18, M, Express North / Iona Prep (N.Y.) – Holy Cross
Brian Reda ’18, A, Express North / Pleasantville (N.Y.) – Fairfield
Luke Gaydos ’18, D, Express North / Ridgefield (Conn.) – Brown
Colby Gendron ’18, M, Laxachusetts / Bedford (N.H.) – Brown
Isaac Talino ’20, M, Laxachusetts / Natick (Mass.)
Jayce Lambert ’18, A, Laxachusetts / Thayer Academy (Mass.) – Holy Cross
Cam Rubin ’20, A, Laxachusetts / Belmont Hill (Mass.)
Connor Morin ’17, A, Leading Edge / Morristown Beard (N.J.) – Notre Dame
Ben Berke ’18, A, Leading Edge / Lawrenceville (N.J.)
Will Vitton ’18, G, Leading Edge / Summit (N.J.) – Villanova
Ryan Decker ’18, M, Leading Edge / Chatham (N.J.) – Colgate
Tommy Bavuso ’19, D, Leading Edge / Rumson Fair Haven (N.J.)
Nolan Rockefeller ’18, M, LI Express / Deerfield (Mass.)
Brady Keneally ’18, D, LI Express / St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
Michael O’Connell ’20, M, LI Express / Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.)
Matthew Major ’20, A, LI Express / Commack (N.Y.)
John Geppert ’18, M, Madlax / Landon (Md.) – Bucknell
Ricky Miezan ’18, M, Madlax / Episcopal (Va.) – North Carolina
Tim Marcille ’19, G, Madlax / Gonzaga (D.C.) – Hopkins
Dodson Piotrowski ’19, LSM/D, Madlax / South Lakes (Va.)
Jimmy Gabrielsen ’18, M, Mesa Fresh / Malvern Prep (Pa.) – Villanova
Tate Kienzle ’18, M, Mesa Fresh / Conestoga (Pa.)
Bailey Savio ’17, F/O, Prime Time / Greenwich (Conn.) – Loyola
Matt Magnan ’18, M, Prime Time / Fox Lane (N.Y.) – Syracuse
Shahe Katchadurian ’18, G, Prime Time / John Jay (N.Y.) – Syracuse
Andrew Calabrese ’19, G, Prime Time / Wilton (Conn.) – Air Force
Dillon Morgan ’19, M, Prime Time / Fox Lane (N.Y.)
Jake Caputo ’19, M, Team 91 / Middle Creek (N.C.)
Greg Campisi ’19, LSM, Team 91 / St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
Xavier Arline ’20, A, Team 91 / Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)
Nicholas LiCalzi ’20, D, Team 91 / South Side (N.Y.)
Drew Erickson ’18, A, West Coast Starz / San Ramon Valley (Calif.) – Denver
Holden Evans ’19, M, West Coast Starz / Trabuco Hills (Calif.)
Graham Bundy ’19, M, West Coast Starz / MICDS (Mo.) – Georgetown
Teagen Bultman ’20, F/O, West Coast Starz / DePortola (Calif.)
OTHERS WHO IMPRESSED AT BLACK CARD
Matt Baugher ’18, A, Greenwich (Conn.)
Jonathan Ford ’19, LSM, Bishop’s (Calif.)
Gareth Haigh ’19, G, PEAC (Ont.)
Cole Daninger ’18, M, O’Dea (Wash.)
Garrett Ruff ’18, M, Honeoye (N.Y.)
Sam Lutfi ’19, A, Massapequa (N.Y.)
Billy Chabot ’18, M, Rye (N.Y.)
Jack Shams ’18, M, Dawson School (Colo.)
Brody LaPorte ’18, LSM/D, Menlo (Calif.)
Louie Fiacco ’18, D, Great Oak (Calif.)
Kevin Reuther ’18, G, Morristown (N.J.)
Zander Keogh ’19, M, Roxbury Latin (Mass.)