Class of 2022 Girls
Kylie Budke (2022, Midfield Mount Sinai) UMass Lowell: Mount Sinai’s Budke is a hard-nosed midfielder with a clear knack for scoring. She is great at cutting to the net and on transition, using her blend of agility and footwork to her advantage. Budke is comfortable in traffic, does well in finding her teammates, and has a laser of a shot. The recent UMass Lowell commit is set to have to her best year yet with the team.
Allison Masera (2022, Midfield, Eastport South Manor) Stony Brook: Junior Allison Masera will surely be an asset to her Eastport South Manor team. She has shown off her skill as a nifty two-way and will provide the backbone for her team this season. Expect her to step into a greater leadership role, one that will serve her well when joining sister Ellie at Stony Brook University in 2022.
Maddie Cannon (2022, Midfield Sacred Heart Academy) Lafayette: Cannon is a fantastic tw0-way player for Sacred Heart Academy. She shows a distinct feel for the game, controlling the pace and being a noticeable difference-maker with her play. She is speedy and possesses a great scoring ability which makes her a threat to any opposing defender. The Lafayette commit is expected to go off this year.
Class of 2021 Boys
Ryan Smith (2021, Attack, Bethpage) Mercy College: Bethpage’s Ryan Smith is a dangerous scorer. The senior has an absolute cannon of a shot which allows him to score from range. He has a fantastic lacrosse IQ and paired with a keen passing ability, Smith makes the game look easy. The Mercy College commit steps into a huge leadership role offensively and should have his most distinguished campaign yet.
Michael Faraone (2021, Attack, Carey) Penn State: Michael Faraone should do big things this season for Carey. The recent Penn State commit already had a field day in 2019 when he scored 29 goals and provided 20 assists for the team. He is a great team player who always aims for the best look possible. He has also shown off his chops on defense, a skill that should serve him well during the 2021 season.
Louis Griffin Minuto (2021, Faceoff, Garden City) Muhlenberg: Faceoff Specialist Louis Griffin Minuto is a hard-nosed midfielder with the grit needed to make a huge difference for Garden City. Never afraid of the hard contact, the player does well in retrieving the ball and converting downfield. He has fantastic vision and passing game which continues to improve over time. Look for the Muhlenberg commit to surprise in the new season.