New Jersey’s Top Attackmen To Watch in the Class of 2024
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New Jersey is loaded with talent across the board in the Class of 2024. In this post, we’ll be diving deeper into the Garden State’s top veteran attackmen, looking at their skill sets and how they can leave their mark…
New Jersey is loaded with talent across the board in the Class of 2024. In this post, we’ll be diving deeper into the Garden State’s top veteran attackmen, looking at their skill sets and how they can leave their mark as seniors.
The Manhasset (N.Y.) native is the real deal and will look to keep Lawrenceville, the defending national champ, at the top. The 4-star Yale commit is a right-hand dominant attackmen with a high lacrosse IQ, paired with great vision and an unselfish style of play that creates opportunities for his teammates. When dodging, he is shifty with a sneaky quick release on his shot and great stick skills, which is why he is able to be effective on man-up opportunities.
If Westfield is going to stay in the mix in Union County and make a deep run into states,will be a key part of it. Princeton is lined up to add a 4-star commit next season and a true lefty attackman who uses his speed and strength to evade defenders on his way to the net. While he is a left-hand dominant player, he has shown the ability to finish, as well as dodge with both hands from the left side or at X. His best attribute, however, is his shooting. His ability to stretch out the defense with his shot speed and placement, combined with with his quick release in tight spots and his ability to change planes makes him a nightmare for defenses.
A Maryland-bound 4-star recruit, Ridgewood senioris an all-around great lacrosse player who put up 36 goals and 35 assists a year ago. He is a right-handed attackman, but often uses his left in the proper situations. He has a high lacrosse IQ with a quickness and high-level footwork to dodge against defenders and the strength to absorb contact and finish at the net. When shooting, he has great shot placement and a quick release when finishing in and around the crease area.
Pingry has been one of the best boys’ lacrose programs in the state for years, and that’s due to players like. He’s a do-it-all type of player and can affect the game in many ways from anywhere on the offensive end. The 4-star Lehigh commit has the ability to play both attack and midfield and can be effective from either position, utilizing an extremely fast shot that can stretch out the defense. Sherman moves very well off-ball and uses quick reactions with great shot placement when working in the crease. He has also shown to be able to handle the ball with both hands, keeping defenders on their toes and making him a matchup nightmare.
Seton Hall Prep has a gem in, a 4-star who flipped from Holy Cross to Dartmouth this summer. Racking up 36 goals and 23 assists, he’s a true lefty marksman with great ball placement, changing planes on his shots to keep the goalies guessing, whether that’s from deep or on the doorstep. Aside from shooting, Juhlin uses his speed when dodging and does so with his head up, racking up assists. He also takes a lot of pride in the effort plays and lays his body on the line for possessions. He rides hard on clears, and has excellent ground ball skills, often leading to goals.
Paired withat Lawrenceville, hails from Northern Virginia and is another standout set to wrap up his prep career this spring. A Providence signee and 4-star prospect, Matia is exactly the kind of player you want playing X. He has the speed and quickness to dodge past defenders behind the net and the skill to either score himself in unique ways or use his vision to serve one up on a silver platter for a teammate. He also thrives when shooting on the run and places the ball in great spots with his hard shots. He also does not shy away from contact on clears which earns extra possessions for his squad.