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LILJ Ten 2024 Players to Watch: Attack

Putting the spotlight on the 2024 attack class, there’s plenty of talent that is going to be must see in the 2023 season. The attributes and skills that they bring to the table were on display over the course of the spring season and throughout the summer. Many of them have already proven that they are more than capable of stepping up in the big games, with some having done it since freshman year. Here are ten attackmen seen by the LILJ that are bound for more success moving forward.

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LILJ Ten 2024 Players to Watch: Attack

This week we’re shifting the focus to the attack unit as our ten 2024s to watch continues. Between the impeccable stick work, accurate shooting, and precise passing, so many of them were primary focal points of their team’s offense and at times put the team on their back in some of the biggest games. Here are ten top flight attackers to watch that are poised to continue to open the eyes of many in the near future.

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LILJ Committed Feature With Emma Hendry

Commack’s Emma Hendry will be taking her talents to Army West Point where she has committed to continue her lacrosse and academic career. Going back to her recruiting process Hendry recounts getting the call on July 1st from Head Coach Michelle Tumolo, describing her as one of the nicest people to talk to. Initially she was going to wait until September 1st to make her decision, but after visiting the campus in August where she was able to picture herself being there, she knew that Army was the place for her and didn’t need any more time to make a decision.

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LILJ Ten 2024 Girls to Watch: Defenders

In the second week of the LILJ’s ten 2024 players to watch, we’re shifting to the defensive side of the ball. The skills and work ethic that they bring to the table were shown throughout both the high school season as well as in summer ball, and it won’t be long before they make the commitment of where they’ll be playing the next four years after high school. Check out ten defenders that will continue to open the eyes of many when they take the field as upperclassmen.

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LILJ Committed Feature with Jake Anzelone

Seaford and Legacy Taz defenseman Jake Anzelone was one of the first commits on the island in the class of 2024, announcing that he will be heading to the United States Naval academy where he will train to serve the United States and continue his lacrosse and academic career. One of the people who he credits for helping him get to this point is Legacy Head Coach Tom Zummo for helping him get exposure  at the premier showcases. Navy has always been high on the list for Anzelone, and after getting a call on July 1st and going on an official visit he knew that’s where he wants to be. Anzelone’s commitment to Navy has family ties as his uncle also attended the United States Naval Academy and played lacrosse, and was able to give him plenty of insight about what the experience is like attending Navy.

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LILJ Committed Feature with Emilia Retzlaff

One of the first 2024s to be taken off the board and commit to college is Ward Melville midfielder Emilia Retzlaff.  She recently announced her commitment to continue her lacrosse and academic career at the United States Naval Academy where she will also be training to serve the United States. The journey for Retzlaff to becoming a top flight two-way midfielder on the island began at the end of the fifth grade thanks to the dad of Grace Mulham who is one of Retzlaff’s best friends and current teammates.

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LILJ Ten 2024 Boys to Watch: Midfield

The LILJ will be highlighting ten players to watch from each position as we continue to recognize the class of 2024. This week we’re starting with the middies as they bring so many different components to the game to impact it in different ways. Here are ten middies seen by the LILJ that will continue to be players to watch moving forward as they enter their junior year, and stay tuned for next week where we’ll be highlighting ten players from a different position.

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LILJ Ten 2024 Girls to Watch: Midfielders & Draw Specialists

As we kick off our ten players to watch in the class of 2024 we’re starting with the middies and draw specialists. The combination of these two positions have the ability to control the game unlike any other. The pool of talent on the island in this is class extremely deep with different players bringing different skills and abilities to the table. Here are ten players from this loaded class of midfielders that the LILJ has seen that will continue to be players to watch moving forward, and be on the lookout each week as the LILJ will be touching on every position highlighting ten players to watch!

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Presenting the LILJ Girls Class of 2024 Watch List

The LILJ presents our deepest watch list of 2024s as they approach the all important date of September 1st which marks the day that they can begin being formally recruited to play at colleges all across the country. This remarkable group of ladies have poured in countless hours both on and off the field to get to this point. Over the weeks and months ahead many will be making that highly anticipated decision about which place they will be calling home for the next four years after high school. Please DM the LILJ when you’re committed and we’ll be sure to update the watch list with where you’re set to play in college. Here is the latest girls 2024 watch list!

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Presenting the LILJ Boys Class of 2024 Watch List

The time is now for the class of 2024. These young men have dedicated the entire spring and summer putting in the work on and off the field to get to September 1st which is the start of when they can officially begin being recruited by colleges all across the country as they aspire to take their talents to the next level. Throughout the coming weeks and months ahead many of them will be deciding which place they’ll call the next four years home at the conclusion of their high school careers. As commitments are made please DM the LILJ so that we can update the list of where players are committed. Here is the latest LILJ boys class of 2024 watch list!

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