2021 PLL College Draft Prospects: Attack

Mac O’Keefe – Penn State

Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics

To put it simply, Mac O’Keefe knows how to find the back of the net. The NCAA’s all-time leading goal scorer in Men’s Division I history, O’Keefe has been lethal since arriving at Penn State. When it comes to NCAA and Big Ten goal scoring records, O’Keefe either holds the record or he can be found very close to the top. The Syosset, NY native has record 217 goals to go along with 46 assists during his 64 game career with the Nittany Lions. The more impressive stat though just might be the fact that in those 64 games, O’Keefe has only been held without a goal in two of them, both during the 2018 season. 

This season O’Keefe seems to have silenced any questions that might have floated around about whether or not he could still repeat his success without Grant Ament feeding him the ball, scoring 25 goals in 9 games so far. Will we see an O’Keefe-Ament reunion with the Archers? Only time will tell but either way with the worlds best feeding him the ball don’t expect him to just stop scoring once he reaches the professional level. 

Casey Powell’s Take: He is a flat out goal scoring machine and he has a lot more in him. Mac is a kid who will thrive under a good offensive scheme. He’s the type that if you give an inch he’ll take a foot. He’s got a quick, deceptive release that rocks the cage as it whizzes by the goalies ear. Will he reunite with Grant Ament? That would be cool to see what they do at the PLL level. 

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Isaac Berky

Isaac Berky is a graduate of Adrian College and Syracuse University with degrees in Digital Media and Broadcast Journalism. Even though his playing career never took off, he's been able to cover the game on the collegiate level as a broadcaster, while also working around the sports industry before joining Pro Lacrosse Talk as a contributor.

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