Mad Dog and West Coast Starz ’25 Standouts from NAL and NLF
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Teams from across the country descended on the East Coast for the NLF and NAL events held in November. We took a look at teams hailing from the West Coast, highlighting five 2025’s from two of the region’s top club…
Teams from across the country descended on the East Coast for the NLF and NAL events held in November. We took a look at teams hailing from the West Coast, highlighting five 2025’s from two of the region’s top club teams.
Marsh possesses outstanding shooting ability with his left hand. He pretty much dominates from midrange on the left wing. Not just a step-down shooter, but a little bit of a jitterbug. He’s able to create his own shot on a dodge or waltz through small gaps in a defense with his deceptive quickness.
Almost the complete package for a pole: great athlete, great mechanics, and fundamentals. He’s a force to be reckoned with on ground ball scrums, and he’s pretty good at putting the ball on the ground in the first place. At the start of one game at NAL, coming off the the face-off wing, he immediately dislodged the ball from an opponent with an over-the-head check and came away with the eventual groundball.
A recent verbal to Lafayette, Volfson immediately stands out with his 6-foot-3 frame, 210-pound frame. His play stands out too, being a physical and confident dodger as a midfielder. At one game at NLF, he bulldodged into a defender and finished overhanded from midrange. It’s not all power though, as he’s able to draw double teams and immediately feed or get a scoring opportunity in motion.
Falkiewicz really impresses with his vision, and it’s very hard to come by midfielders that that are feed-first these days. He fits that bill very well, being very unselfish and looking to create plays for his teammates while utilizing his ideal size and athleticism. Some of his assists are just beauties as well. In one game at NAL, he timed a feed perfectly, connecting from the top of the box to a cutter on the crease with a pinpoint pass that left the defense completely flat-footed.
Great length and quick feet make his fundamentals very sound. Saw him execute a couple of lovely takeaway checks in games at NLF. He covers ground very quickly, making up space against quick defenders and allowing him to be more aggressive in man-to-man defense. His stickwork is also very strong, which makes him reliable in transition and in the clearing game.