2021 PLL College Draft Prospects: Goalie

Drake Porter – Syracuse

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Drake Porter and Syracuse were on a roll last year, starting 5-0 before having their season cut short due to COVID. The Ontario native was one of the first notable players to announce they would return to school to use their extra year of eligibility.

This season has not seen the same dominance from the goalie or the Orange, but you can still see in his play why Porter is considered one of the top prospects in this class. His top-hand speed is absolutely dominant and is a main reason why I can see his game transitioning to the next level. This hand-speed was evident when he went against the aforementioned Adler in March, making 13 saves in the loss.

Brian Dougherty’s Take: He’s not having the year he would probably like, but his overall body of work speaks for itself. He’s still one of the top guys coming out for the draft. The thing I like most about him is his confidence. He’s a three-year starter and has played in a lot of big games. He can play.

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Adam Moore

Adam Moore is a Delco native, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and managing editor of Lacrosse Playground. He also has a passion for sports history and serves as Lacrosse Playground's creative director. Adam has been writing on lacrosse for more than a decade and has been published online with The Capital Gazette and US Lacrosse Magazine. Adam played four years of college lacrosse as a goaltender for Elizabethtown College. When he’s not covering pro lacrosse, he can be found coaching at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore and watching Philadelphia sports.

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  1. […] picks on a goaltender. However, that doesn’t mean a team won’t potentially scoop up a rookie goalie like Drake Porter, Mike Adler or Phil Goss off […]

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