One Percent Showcase 2024 Evaluations: Teams Black and Carolina Blue
The next wave of lacrosse stars is here.
The class of 2024 put everyone on notice at the One Percent Showcase: Tomorrow’s Stars in Davenport, Florida. More than 120 players from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. made the trip, and there’s no doubt that the ’24s can ball.
Every player at a One Percent Showcase gets an evaluation from our team of evaluators. We’re starting off with the Black and Carolina Blue teams, with the four other teams to follow this week. Here’s a breakdown of the players on those two teams.
No. 1 Clayton Baddley, attack, Gilman (Md.) / Annapolis Hawks
Baddley is a very skilled and well -oached attackman. He has excellent footwork and he’s got a knack for scoring in the paint. He was able to get to the island on a consistent basis throughout the day, and if he continues to improve, I think he’ll have an opportunity to make a contribution this spring for the Greyhounds of Gilman.
No. 2 Sam Lovell, attack, Taft (Conn.) / West Coast Starz
The righty out of Texas is a well-rounded player with a knack for scoring. Sam dodged hard and he fought to get to the middle of the field throughout the day, showing both the explosiveness and fearlessness to get to the dirty areas. A creative player who has great vision, he helped elevate his teammates’ play.
No. 3 Rocky Grossman, attack, Pembroke Hill (Mo.) / Midwest Top Gun
The Midwest Top Gun product had a very good afternoon. He possesses a high level of skill and range on his shot. He was able to feel the pressure of his defender, see the defense, and make the right decisions when the ball was in his stick. He’s poised for a strong spring season at Pembroke Hill.
No. 4 Cole Lazzara, attack, Mount Pisgah Christian (Ga.) / Thunder LB3
Lazzara is a strong finisher around the cage and he rode hard throughout the day. He’s at his best when going side-to-side, showing off a very effective change-of-direction dodge and a real knack at getting to the island and executing an effective inside roll.
No. 5 Sean Carroll, attack, Wando (S.C.) / Charleston Elite
Charleston Elite posted up at the One Percent Showcase! Carroll had a good day at the attack position: he picked his spots on offense, moved well without the ball, and he rode hard. Carroll had a particularly impressive goal where he leaned under a defender, slipped to the turf and still managed to score a bouncer through the five-hole.
No. 6 Kyle Colsey, attack, Ridgefield (Conn.) / Eclipse
All-Star. Colsey will be next in a long line of highly skilled attackmen from the Eclipse program. He has excellent footwork and stick protection. He changes planes when he dodges, in addition to making the right reads on offense. He is both unselfish and opportunistic and didn’t shy away from testing his defender’s ability to play individual defense throughout the day. He has excellent vision and is an accurate passer. With that being said, Kyle’s greatest attribute is his ability to shoot the ball accurately and with power.
Photo courtesy of Mike Watters.
No. 7 Daniel Odell, midfield, Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) / Legacy
An incredibly skilled and dynamic middie, Odell has an outstanding split dodge and great vision. Not only can he score with the ball in his stick, when he doesn’t have it, he finds ways to get open. He has range on his shot, but I was most impressed by Daniel’s ability to make the right decision with the ball in his stick after drawing the attention of the defense. Of all his outstanding qualities as a player, I’d argue that his greatest attribute is his unselfishness.
No. 8 Giovanni Brosco, midfield, Western Reserve (Ohio) / Cherries
Brosco does a number of things very well as a middie. He’s great between the lines and he competed for contested ground balls throughout the day. Offensively, he effortlessly combines a really good split dodge and solid power behind his shot.
No. 9 William Cramp, midfield, Paul VI (Va.) / Cavalier
Cramp has excellent footwork and he’s a very good dodger. He was able to beat his man and make the right decision with the ball on a consistent basis throughout the day, and he also did a nice job of running by guys in transition.
No. 10 Jack Schneider, midfield, Belmont Hill (Mass.) / Laxachusetts
Schneider is a phenomenal passer who knows how to carry a double team. He was relentless on the wing and he can score off the dodge with his shot on the run. He is committed to playing well on both offensive and defensive ends of the field. There was a lot to like about Jack’s game at the event, and he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with in the future.
No. 11 Andrew Pape, midfield, Red Bank Regional (N.J.) / Tri-State)
Pape was very effective as a defensive midfielder for his team, relishing the task of wiping out opposing middies. He was excellent off the ball, in addition to being an asset in the clearing game. Andrew dodged hard and he has a great right-to-left split dodge. His left handed release is quick, deceptive, and he has tremendous range on his shot.
No. 12 Liam Wright, faceoff, St. Christopher’s (Va.) / Next Level
All-Star. Wright is a tactician with an array of moves at the stripe and is very disciplined. He has an effective quick rake and a plunger clamp. When he lost the clamp, he was able to belly up his defender and prevent a break going in the other direction. He showed off diverse, clean exits and he’s very good off of the ground. He handled pressure from the wings with ease and he has very good stickwork.
Photo courtesy of Mike Watters.
No. 13 Nick Chan, LSM, Boys’ Latin (Md.) / Nationals
Chan covered the ball well and he has very good stick work. He used non-verbal communication effectively to communicate with his teammates. He has a great motor and very good footwork, and he showed the ability to mirror middies down the alley.
No. 14 Oliver Pritchard, LSM, Dawson (Colo.) / Northside Hustle
All-Star. Prichard is a phenomenal athlete who turned heads en route to an all-star nod. He has very good stick work and he was disruptive throughout the day, including a beautiful, smooth caused turnover in the All-Star Game. He put in a tremendous amount of energy in supporting his teammates when he wasn’t defending the ball. The Colorado product has a great deal of potential and I’m looking forward to seeing his growth as a player this summer.
No. 16 Bradley Griffin, defense, Beverly (Mass.) / Nationals
With an active stick and good footwork, Griffin was a tremendous asset to his team in the clearing game. He demonstrated an ability to consistently get to the right spot throughout the day, as well as making the correct reads when the ball was in his stick. He impressed with his decision-making ability when he had slide responsibility and his verbal and non-verbal communication.
No. 17 Connor Huguenard, defense, Culver (Ind.) / True
Connor did a great job of communicating with his defensive mates, both verbally and non-verbally. He took charge of his team early on and was a tremendous asset to the team throughout the day. He’s well coached, physical, and fundamentally sound, the type of defenseman that every team needs.
No. 18 Kaleb Griffith, defense, Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) / Express North
All-Star. Griffith was fun to watch all day long. He makes contact within five yards of a dodger, his stick is always in front of him on long and short approaches, and he puts pressure on the ball when appropriate without compromising his team defense. Griffith has very good stick skills and footwork, and it was awesome to see him and Zach Chari squaring up against each other at the event.
No. 19 Brendan Owens, defense, Xaverian Brothers (Mass.) / Laxachusetts
Quite possibly the most sound defender at the event. He covered the ball well, collapsed off the ball, demonstrated intelligence in the clearing game, and he’s good off of the ground. More importantly, he improved a little bit in each game, and the lefty has plenty of potential.
No. 20 Preston Taylor, goalie, Sumner (Ore.) / Mad Dog
All-Star. A very impressive goalkeeper with quick hands and sound fundamentals. Taylor tracked the ball well all day, in addition to stealing several potential goals on shots inside of the paint. He’s an accurate passer who works hard outside of the cage to help his team clear the ball. He was consistent throughout the day and made a ton of impressive saves, including a half-dozen or so point blank stops in his team’s opener. The best is yet to come for the Oregon keeper.
No. 21 Jack Pelot, goalie, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) / SweetLax Florida
All-Star. Pelot sees the ball well, he remains set, and he saves it. He uses his great hands to gobble shots up and is a very accurate passer. He gets his body behind the ball on bounce shots and he doesn’t give up rebounds.
No. 22 Julian Navab, midfield, Deerfield (Mass.) / LI Express
All-Star. Arguably one of the most athletic middies at the event. With that being said, he’s also a skilled passer who has great velocity on his shot. He’s an excellent on-ball defender and was an asset to his team in the clearing game. His greatest strength might be his ability to consistently beat his man and draw a double team. The sky is the limit for him as he continues to go up against elite competition at Deerfield.
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No. 1 Preston Hoexum, attack, Forest Hills Central (Mich.) / Cherries
A skilled attackman who carried the ball well under pressure. He excelled on offense playing without the ball and has a knack for scoring inside with his silky mitts.
No. 2 Brian Karle, attack, King School (Conn.) / Express North
Karle really impressed with his ability to ride and his tenacity for loose balls in the offensive end of the field. He has good skills and was effective on attack for the Carolina Blue team throughout the day. He’s got the potential to develop into one of the ’24 class’ elite shooters, and if he can get a little more assertive, he’ll be tough to stop.
No. 3 Dante Mariani, attack, Xaverian Brothers (Mass.) / Laxachusetts
The shifty attackman from Massachusetts has quite a skill set: he is deceptively quick and he uses his change-of-direction skills well to create separation He has great vision and he can get his hands free to feed his teammates. Mariani has high lacrosse I.Q. which he demonstrated in several two man games throughout the day. His greatest strength is his toughness: Dante isn’t afraid to take a hard check and finish in front of the goal.
No. 4 Jack Ransom, attack, Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) / Team 24/7
All-Star. Jack has tremendous vision and he played unselfishly all day. He has a great overhand shot, in addition to several different release points that make his shot hard to save. He’s a smart and creative lacrosse player in the paint. He has very good stick protection and footwork: I can’t recall Jack drawing a double team and turning the ball over when I watched him play throughout the event. Ryan Flanagan’s 24/7 program continues to impress with the talent they produce year in and year out, and Ransom is the latest in that line.
No. 5 Max Warden, attack, Brunswick (Conn.) / Eclipse
Another highly skilled attackman from the Eclipse program. He has excellent footwork and a high lacrosse I.Q. He can pass and catch effectively with both hands, and he played unselfishly. Another attackman who felt the pressure of his defender, but he kept his head up to survey the field and find his open teammate.
No. 6 Patrick Coughlin, attack, Amity (Conn.) / Prime Time
All-Star. The lefty from Connecticut has great poise, skill, and high lacrosse I.Q. He used his size to see the defense and make the right decisions when he drew a slide. What I liked most about Patrick’s game was his deception: he changed speed and direction with an array of hitches and rocker moves-he turned small advantages on offense into big ones. He plays a bit of a high-risk, high-reward game at times, but the rewards that come with it are worth it.
No. 7 Luke Warrington, midfield, Culver (Ind.) / True
All-Star. When the All-Star Game was getting deep into the 4th quarter and his teammates were passing on runs, Luke stepped in to get more playing time. He possesses a tremendous motor and passion for the game. Luke is a well-rounded player who does a lot of things very well: he’s an excellent on-ball defender, and he can beat his man and draw a slide. You have to love his willingness to get to the middle of the field on offense and take a hit. He made big plays all day long. While Culver has tremendous depth in their program, Luke may be someone who earns playing time in the spring. He has a tremendous work ethic and positive attitude.
No. 8 David SantaMaria, midfield, Westminster (Conn.) / 2Way
David is a physical dodger and a tough lacrosse player. He demonstrated a willingness and ability to play individual and team defense throughout the day. More importantly, the Westy lefty took high-percentage shots from his natural side when the opportunity presented itself. He’s a smart and well coached player.
No. 9 Carl Dagher, midfield, Walton (Ga.) / Thunder LB3
All-Star. An outstanding two-way midfielder with great speed, Dagher was relentless on defense and an asset to his team in the clearing game. Simply put, he made plays all day that helped his team. He’s a strong dodger with good velocity on his shot.
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No. 10 Chase Hallam, midfield, Severn (Md.) / Crabs
A crafty dodger who has excellent skills. He’s not the biggest middie out there, but he showed toughness when he consistently fought to get back to the middle of the field to improve his shooting angle. He made high lacrosse I.Q. plays all day, in addition to moving well without the ball in his stick on offense.
No. 11 Blaise Coley, midfield, Haddonfield Memorial (N.J.) / Tri-State
The versatile middie from Tri-State excelled on both ends of the field. He stood out early when he snatched up a ground ball, ran by everyone in transition and dumped it off to Jack Ransom for an assist while taking a big hit. It’s hard not to like how hard he competes and he has a knack for making little plays. He shoots it well out of his dodge and he can carry a double team effectively.
No. 12 Ryan McLaughlin, faceoff, St. John Paul II (Fla.) / Lax Mafia
McLaughlin has a very good pinch and pop, in addition to being a plus athlete. He showcased clean exits and he has good stick work to corral his own ground balls in a scrum. He made a point to beat his man off the field when subbing over the midline and through the box.
No. 13 Stephen Carre, LSM, Fairfield Prep (Conn.) / Eclipse
Carre played with tremendous energy on and off the ball at the event. He has good long and short approaches, in addition to a good stick. He competed for ground balls on the wing and routinely hounded guys with on-ball pressure inside the box. Carre flashed prototypical LSM skills with good footwork and a fluid handle the ball in the middle of the field.
No. 15 Joe Bogle, defense, St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) / Mesa
Bogle has great posture on and off the ball: he always put himself in a position to evaluate the quality of the defense on the ball, which is the sign of a well-coached defenseman. Not an overly flashy defenseman, Bogle makes his bones by separating his man from the cage with that positioning. He put himself in a position to help his team clear the ball and he has good stick work.
No. 16 Michael Dowd, defense, Ridgefield (Conn.) / Prime Time
Dowd has great posture on and off ball and he put effective pressure on his opponent throughout the day. He’s also a very good off ball defensive player: he was able to steal space from the opposing team by repositioning himself when his man didn’t have the ball, he kept his stick in passing lanes, and he was a very good communicator.
Photo courtesy of Mike Watters.
No. 17 Egan Funke, defense, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) / Florida Crabs
Egan used his athleticism and active stick to disrupt the offense. He can cover the ball well, but he really shined in the clearing game. He can get upfield, catch a pass over his shoulder, get it to the offense, and then hustle off the field. He covered the ball well and demonstrated great effort off of it.
No. 18 Zachary Maggiacomo, defense, Patchogue-Medford (N.Y.) / Legacy
All-Star. A physical and talented defender, he covered the ball well, in addition to closing space on offensive players who were able to gain a slight advantage over him. He keeps his stick up in the passing lane when he’s off the ball and he can cover attackmen effectively inside the offensive box. There was a lot to like about Maggiacomo’s game, including a very good stick that helps him pick up contested ground balls. He’s a fundamentally-sound player with a high upside.
No. 19 Thomas Sheumack, defense, Bronxville (N.Y.) / Predators
All-Star. A sound defenseman who did a nice job in coverage, Sheumack demonstrated a high degree of competitive spirit on ground balls in the defensive end and made most of his pickups look very easy. He throws hard checks in the right places when it’s appropriate to do so and he’s not afraid to press out to pester his man in the parking lot.
No. 20 Tade Wynn, goalie, Culver (Ind.) / True
All-Star. Culver goalie, which means he’s probably going to be an absolute star down the road. The keeper from Kansas had an excellent day. He has good footwork, strong verbal and non-verbal communication, and he made a lot of difficult saves throughout the day. He saw the ball well, and he made a few saves moving from one side of his arc to the other side. Wynn also flashed in the All-Star Game with a handful of impressive 1v1 saves.
Photo courtesy of Mike Watters.
No. 21 Ben Friedman, goalie, Taft (Conn.) / Prime Time
A patient and explosive goalie who inspired the confidence of his teammates throughout the day. He stepped to the ball and avoided flopping. More importantly, he didn’t give up rebounds on shots and he had no noticeable hitch. Another well-coached goalie with sound fundamentals.