One Percent ’26 Summer Evaluations: Michigan and Ohio State

One Percent '26 Summer Evaluations: Michigan and Ohio State

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The One Percent summer evaluations continue to roll out.

Every player that took part in June’s One Percent in Philly receives an evaluation. We’re on to the class of 2026, an insanely loaded group that featured so many of the best players in the country. Let’s kick it off with Georgia and LSU.

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Without further ado, here’s the second round of the 2026 evaluations from Matt Chandik and Matthew De George.


No. 1 John Balsamo, attack, Chaminade (N.Y.) / LI Express Channy
All-Star. Balsamo isn’t the biggest attackman, but he’s got a lively game and with a varied toolkit of attacking moves. He’s able to punish defenses from a plethora of angles, with a hard shot and outstanding aim. He uses his low center of gravity to create space on bigger defensemen, particularly when he’s sweeping across to his right hand. Balsamo’s got a great shot/pass balance, with excellent passing vision and the ability to slip into high-traffic areas to finish or create space for others. 

No. 3 Danny Rooney, attack, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / Shore2Shore
All-Star. An assertive dodger, Rooney has an excellent shot and the ability to create the tight windows of space he needs to get that shot away. He’s got great hands to finish from a variety of angles, with a hard over-the-top shot and the fluid shooting array to drop down to lower angles and put off goalies. That set of hands makes him a plus passer, and he’s got a quick release to catch and shoot under duress. 

No. 4 Chase Deves, attack, Malvern Prep (Pa.) / Freedom
All-Star. The lanky lefty uses his long arms to get leverage and speed on his shot, but he doesn’t sacrifice any accuracy. He delivered some absolute pinpoint shots, painting corners all day long. He’s able to get off those shots from a variety of angles, and his soft hands mean he’s able to collect possession in tight areas on top of the crease and finish. 

No. 5 Owen King, attack, Bishop Guertin (N.H.) / NH Tomahawks
A pass-first attackman, King is an excellent operator through X, able to use his body to create windows of space on defensemen. The lefty is so savvy in how he uses his physical strength to use defenders’ strength against them, and he capitalizes on those minute openings with great passing sense. When he’s not facilitating, he’s got a good sense of what areas to fill off the ball, and his hands serve him well to collect passes and get off shots quickly. 

No. 6 Dylan Faison, midfield, St. Andrew’s (Fla.) / Team 91 Long Island Storm
All-Star. The midfielder is so dynamic. He’s close to unstoppable on the dodge, able to run by you or to get physical with his marker at the end of the dodge. Faison’s
got the hands to pay off all that space he creates, either to find a teammate or, more often, to finish it himself. He buried a hat trick in the all-star game, shaking and overpowering defenders and placing lethal shots in the corners.

No. 7 Evan Fulton, midfield, Malvern Prep (Pa.) / Tigers XXVI
A gritty middie, Fulton doesn’t have the biggest frame, but he’s got the willingness to work hard and get physical. He uses space well in the offensive half, creating space off the dodge and moving well when others have the ball. He’s got a trustworthy pair of hands to keep the ball moving, and he’s a strong presence in transition. 

No. 8 Braiden Galaida, midfield, Paul VI (Va.) / VLC
All-Star. A super agile middie, Galaida gets up and down the field and impacts play at both ends. He’s a solid cog in a team defensive effort, with his strong upper body and quick feet. He’s a flash in the open field, able to leak out of the defensive half and create fastbreaks. With the ball, he’s got a difference-making dodge, with strong hands to facilitate for others and a heavy shot to call his own number. 

No. 9 Charlie Hausmann, midfield, Brunswick (Conn.) / Eclipse
All-Star. A tall, lanky midfielder, he possesses a punishing dodge when he gets going downhill. His strength creates space to open up windows to shoot, and he’s able to fire off a powerful, accurate shot at speed on the end of his dodge. Hausmann is energetic on both sides of the field, able to do the defensive work of a middie. 

No. 10 Nicholas Caruso, midfield, Toms River East (N.J.) / Team 91 NJ South
Caruso has a tremendous feel in transition of when to speed up the game and when to slow it down. Defensively, he’s not the biggest middie but he fights hard and hustles, including when it comes to ground balls. He’s got a hard shot, and his passing touch is good enough to create opportunities for other, particularly on the break. 

No. 12 Maximus Slattery, faceoff midfield, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) / Tigers XXVI
Slattery showed an advanced understanding of technique and counters. If he didn’t win the clamp, he usually worked in a counter to deny a clean win and turn it into a 50-50 ball. He picked up steam down the stretch and worked well in conjunction with his wing mates. Slattery did a good job of pushing transition when he got the clean wins, too.

No. 13 Cole Garrett, faceoff midfield, Fairfield Prep (Conn.) / 2Way
All-Star. Garrett was the best faceoff man in the final, winning a game-high nine draws for the blue team. His technique is excellent, with quick feet to scamper away from battles and the body and balance to prevail when things drag on at the X. He’s very good at winning possession forward and turning the ball into a dangerous threat at goal.

No. 14 Ryan Baxter, LSM, Brunswick (Conn.) / 2Way
All-Star. Baxter is great in one-on-one coverage or in the open field. He’s clean on the ground and has a stick that is constantly testing the player he’s covering. He’s got great field awareness and knows when and how to take risks within a six-man defensive system. With the ball, he covers a ton of ground in the open field, with the stick skills to connect passes that lead to scoring chances. 

No. 15 Brendan Peno, LSM, Catholic Memorial (Mass.) / Laxachusetts
All-Star. An athletic LSM, Peno has strong defensive tendencies and a game that spans both halves of the field. He’s a vital outlet in transition, able to get up the field and pose a legitimate shot threat. He’s great on ground balls, has great technique on his stick to keep pressure on opposing middies and has the quick feet to stick with guys in coverage. 

No. 16 Kevin Piffath, defense, Malvern Prep (Pa.) / NXT
All-Star. Piffath is an all-around, workmanlike defenseman who does a little of everything that a team needs. He’s sound in coverage, able to use his strong upper body and quick feet to keep attackmen in front of him. He has a nose for the ball and is able to make plays when he’s patrolling off-ball. Piffath is good on the ground, speedy in transition and a good passer to maintain possession. 

No. 17 Grant Weiss, defense, Chaminade (N.Y.) / LI Express Channy
All-Star. Weiss is a polished defender with an ideal blend of skills. He’s got an active stick, he’s outstanding on the ground and he’s got great instincts in trying to slow down fastbreaks. His stick technique and footwork are pristine. Weiss is a plus passer in transition with a good sense of what risks to take.

No. 18 Kip Zacharia, defense, Manhasset (N.Y.) / Igloo
A strong communicator, Zacharia works extremely well within the team defensive scheme. He slides and recovers well, has a good stick to control opposing attackmen and has long strides to keep opponents in front of him. He’s confident with the ball, able to execute long passes and make good decisions in transition. 

No. 19 Louie Marobella, defense, Belmont Hill (Mass.) / Laxachusetts
All-Star. Marobella has a heavy stick that he uses to pester attackmen and create mistakes. He patrols extremely well off-ball, as a help defender and to get into passing lanes. He has all of the defensive fundamentals in terms of footwork and feel for how to use his strength, and meshes well with the team defensive effort. 

No. 21 Syan Desai, goalie, Phillips Exeter (N.H.) / Laxachusetts
Desai is tuned in to what is going on around the cage, with a quick step out to cover shots and jump passing lanes near the crease. He’s a good distributor, using his quickness to take part in clears. Desai’s a solid shot-stopper, particularly good on low shots and using his feet to repel attempts. 

No. 22 Jack Kulp, goalie, Chatham (N.J.) / Leading Edge
The goalie is solid on low shots, able to get his body behind the line of the shot and track bouncers well. He tracks shooters side-to-side well, and he’s able to stand tall when shooters approach to take away the top corners. 

No. 23 Mickey McGovern, defense, Ocean Township (N.J.) / Team 91 NJ South
McGovern has a strong stick to keep attackmen at bay. He’s able to get great leverage on opposing attackmen, and he’s quick to close down space to the ball. An important cog to a six-man defensive unit, he’s able to work well off others and take appropriate risks. 

Ohio State

No. 1 Devin Paccione, attack, Wantagh (N.Y.) / Team 91 Long Island Storm
All-Star. Paccione is a metronome for the offense, knowing when to slow things down and when to speed up. He’s got a smooth game, able to feed through X to get his teammates involved or use his quick first step to create an opening for himself to fire off his hard and accurate shots. He also works hard on the ground and in riding clears to win back possession. 

No. 2 Mason Raucci, attack, St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) / SouthShore
Raucci is a big-bodied attacker with a powerful shot to match. He’s the kind of player that can hurt you with a shot from distance, a rocket that he’s able to place in addition to the speed behind hit. But he doesn’t have a long release that often comes with such a shot, and he’s heady enough with sufficiently strong hands to be able to feed into the space that his shot threat opens up in the defense if teams over pursue. 

No. 4 Pierce Bolger, attack, Delbarton (N.J.) / Leading Edge
The imposing lefty can deliver punishment to defensemen, using his strength to find his way into areas where he can finish. He’s got a strong upper body to bully poles at gle, and he’s got quality hands so that when he gets into greasy areas around the crease, he’s able to make himself available for passes, receive them and shoot. 

No. 5 Brad Barber, attack, Springfield (Pa.) / Duke’s
All-Star. Barber was listed as an attackman, but he can play midfield, too, in large part because he just doesn’t want to leave the field. He’s physical, fast and skilled. He’s combative on the defensive end and rockets through transition, with or without the ball. With the ball, he’s got a great shot and an array of dodges to create space for himself. It’s all held together by a tremendous set of hands, to catch and release quickly under pressure or to pick out passes through traffic. He’s the kind of attackman who makes all the players around him better.

No. 6 Brian Falk, midfield, Seaford (N.Y.) / Igloo
Falk’s got a huge stepdown release, but his game is much more blue-collar that his plus shot might indicate. His shooting ability is definitely a different maker, with a powerful shot from up top and the ability to receive feeds and efficiently get into shooting positions. He’s able to get space off the dodge and finish with accuracy at speed. Defensively, he’s got solid footwork and a willingness to mix it up. 

No. 8 Benjamin Bekiers, midfield, Chaminade (N.Y.)
The righty isn’t the biggest middie, but he plays a direct, downhill game that uses his speed to create the space he needs off the dodge. He’s a defensive battler, willing to engage and redirect middies off their lines. He’s good on the ground and provides an outlet for faceoff men on the wing. 

No. 9 Brady Cetera, midfield, Downingtown West (Pa.) / Freedom
All-Star. A dangerous dodger, Cetera has great hands to make use of the space he creates with his feet. He’s able to fire off shots from a variety of angles and when he’s moving at full speed. He’s also poised in knowing when to push the action and when to pull back, particularly in transition. 

No. 10 Brody Garrison, midfield, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) / Tigers XXVI
Garrison seemed to win most of the middie-to-middie confrontations on the day. He’s a hard worker defensively, with good footwork and the defensive sensibilities to redirect dodging middies to less dangerous areas. On the other side of the coin, he has a downhill game off the dodge, able to create space for himself and to get others involved. 

No. 12 Henry Bertelsen, faceoff midfield, Central Bucks East (Pa.) / Tigers XXVI
All-Star. The faceoff man has an arsenal of moves to use at the X, a creative winner who can win cleanly but is also willing to go through the work of an extended ground battle. He uses his size to his advantage to lead on guys at the draw, and he’s got the hands to be a threat after the victory, including with an impressive shot that poles have to account for. 

No. 13 Mason Gal, midfield, Detroit Country Day (Mich.) / Cherries
All-Star. The left-handed midfielder has a dangerous shot, one that he doesn’t need much room to get off and that he can fire from a variety of angles. He’s got great hands to catch and finish in tight spaces, and he’s got the agility to get himself into those difficult areas. He’s great in transition, thanks to his speed, his passing ability and his sense of when to push and when to pull back. 

No. 14 Rees Piontek, LSM, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) / Tigers XXVI
The LSM works well in the open field, as a scoring threat with a great shot, the speed to step around stationary defenders and the passing skills to headman a fastbreak. His defensive bona fides are solid. He’s aware of what’s happening around him in the half-field defense, monitors passing lanes, has the checking ability to create turnovers and the touch on the ground to scoop up loose balls. 

No. 15 Connor Hevesy, LSM, New Canaan (Conn.) / Eclipse
Hevesy is really good within the team concept, making smart decisions in when to slide and recovering well to cover the space. He’s got an active stick, reads opposing middies intentions well and picks the right moments to try to make plays. 

No. 16 Caleb Aikens, defense, Downingtown East (Pa.) / Freedom
All-Star. Aikens cover so much territory defensively. He’s excellent in coverage, moving well with his mark, and he slides efficiently within the six-man defensive unit. Aikens is noticeable in the transition game, with the ability to stretch the field with his passing and his speed in the open field, where he’s a shot threat that defenses need to account for. 

No. 17 Daniel Garcia, defense, Lindenhurst (N.Y.) / Legacy
A physical defender, Garcia is good on the ground and clogs up a lot of space in the defensive half. He’s able to cover a lot of ground when he slides and recovers, thanks to very good stick work. Garcia is able to mete out punishment and absorb it to make a play on the clear, and while he’s not the fastest, he’s got good footwork in transition and long strides that cover ground in the open field. 

No. 18 Tyler Nelsen, defense, Robinson (Va.) / VLC
The defenseman has an active stick, particularly with a poke check, that is often in his mark’s hands. He’s a solid system defender, able to slide and provide help-side defense when he’s not on the ball. 

No. 19 Blake Farnsworth, defense, Xceed Prep (Fla.) / Team 91 Long Island
All-Star. Farnsworth’s skilled stick stands out, the kind of nightmare for attackmen to try to escape. He’s heady in knowing where the offensive pressure is coming from. He slides astutely and recovers economically. Farnsworth is able to make plays both on and off the ball and gets up and out quickly in transition. 

No. 20 Talan Anton, defense, Salesianum (Del.) / Tigers XXVI
The left-handed defenseman uses his strength well to lean on attackmen. He’s good in coverage and knows how to use his stick and his upper-body strength to gain leverage on his man. He’s poised with the ball on clears and makes good passing decisions. 

No. 21 Liam Atkins, goalie, Hill School (Pa.) / Freedom
All-Star. Atkins is an excellent and confident shot-stopper who has the physical and psychological skillset to challenge shooters. He always gets his body square to shooters, moving his feet well in the crease to track shooters, and he uses that footwork to push out and cut down the angle on shooters in the final moment. Atkins is great on low shots, handles bouncers well, stands tall to cut down angles. He’s good on clears and is a vocal communicator to keep his defense on the same page. 

No. 22 Michael Banks, midfield, Penn Charter (Pa.) / Mesa
Banks has long legs to cover ground in the open field, an important release valve in transition and on clears. He works hard on both sides of the ball and shows great hustle, particularly in the open field and defensively. 

No. 23 Tyler Rotkowitz, attack, Shawnee (N.J.) / Tigers XXVI
The lefty attackman has long arms to get off a variety of shots. He’s able to shoot while moving at high speed and plant those attempts with accuracy. He’s got quickness in close to get past defensemen, he uses his body well to create space and he works hard on the ground and in the ride. 

No. 24 Michael Galgano, defense, Farmingdale (N.Y.) / Team 91 Long Island Storm
All-Star. Galgano isn’t the biggest defenseman, but he more than makes up for it with his stick work. He’s able to constantly hound opposing attackmen, and he’s got an array of checks to dispossess his man. He’s also clever in how he impacts play off the ball, with his ability to help and jump into passing lanes. 

No. 25 Luke Valerio, midfield, Springfield (Pa.) / Duke’s
All-Star. Valerio is a feisty middie whose workrate jumps off the page, hustling up and down the field. He makes the most out of his size with smart defensive footwork and the willingness to engage and dictate terms with opposing middies. He’s a speedy outlet in transition who also works hard to recover defensively. And he knows what to do with the ball in the offensive half, with a variety of shot angles, evasiveness to get in amongst larger defenders and the skills to pick out dangerous shots.