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The Lacrosse Playground’s Top-66, powered by Sirius Lacrosse, CLASS OF 2023 66-40 RANKINGS are here!

The Top-66 is the most elite ranking of lacrosse’s most elite prospects. Every Top-66 Player is good enough to play at any school in the country.

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What College Coaches are saying to The Lacrosse Playground’s Top-66 evaluators, analysts, coaches, and experts about the 2023 Class:

  • @ Goalies. There are 6 goalies in the class that received #1 votes as the best at their position;  i.e.  “There is depth at the position”.
  • @ FOGOs. Six of the Top-66 players are FOGOs.  They are all lights-out. There are another 10 guys that could give the top draw-men a run for their money.  
  • @ LSMs.  The 2023 LSM position is very deep and many deserving players didn’t make the cut. The skill level seems to keep getting better and better each year as players like Christmas (Georgetown Prep High School, Bethesda, MD) set the bar for tall, talented, and athletic players guarding the middle of the field.
  • @ Attack.  College coaches are all constantly looking for an attackman to quarterback their offense. 2023s are thin in this regard. Every attackman in the Top 66 has the potential to be a triple-threat player, but few are two handed quarterbacks. McCabe Millon (McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD) is the best QB-type attackman that fits this mold. 
  • @ Middies.  In today’s game, at least for those colleges contending for a NCAA National Championship, teams must have several big and athletic middies.  There are studs in the Top 66 but the depth in “high-end-athletic” middies, players ranked from #66-#225, drops off.  Big Middies will demand early and significant attention. 
  • @ Defenders. Defenders that play defense are a dying breed.  Look for the big guys with brains, and the commitment to their craft of playing D, to get all the major attention early.

66 | Karter Williams

Williams is an athletic beast. At 6’3” 195 he has the length and feet to cover smaller attackmen and the power and strength to bully bigger attackmen.

0.7001

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Virginia, Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan

Prediction

D 12

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Get your hands up. Stay more patient and take better angles


65 | Brock Desmarais

Desmarais had a breakout summer. The lefty scored more goals than any other FO our evaluators saw all summer. Lightning quick, strong, and scrappy. He demands a slide or else he will pump in a few goals.

0.7080

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Syracuse, Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, Notre Dame

Prediction

FOGO 6

Position Rank

What’s Next…

N/A Specialist.


64 | George Northup

Northrup is the 6th ranked goalie in the class but still received number one votes which speaks to the depth in the class at the goalie position. He has ideal size and sees the ball with the best of them.

0.7184

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Maryland, UNC, Duke, Yale, Michigan, Penn State

Prediction

G 6

Position Rank

What’s Next…

N/A Specialist


63 | Zach Mesa

Coming off a big season with Culver Academy, Mesa had an impressive summer. Earning defensive MVP honors at NAL as well as being a standout at many other events. Mesa is near the top of every college coach’s big board

0.7270

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Rutgers, Ohio State, Hopkins, Syracuse

Prediction

D 11

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Slightly undersized compared to most Division 1 defensemen. Mesa will need to continue to develop all his technical skills to make up for his lack of height.


62 | Calum Girard

Girard had a big summer with Shore2Shore dominating the competition in almost every game.

0.7390

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Ohio State, Notre Dame, Denver, Maryland

Prediction

FOGO 5

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Adding size in the weight room will help him when he faces someone that is able to match his quickness. 


61 | Colin Burns

Burns has elite finishing ability and a great feel for the game. Coming off a big spring with Georgetown Prep, he followed it up with a consistent summer.

0.7405

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Maryland, Hopkins, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan

Prediction

A/M 12

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Needs to continue to get stronger and develop as a dodger.  Don’t get pushed off your line.


60 | Shawn Lyght

A physical mismatch for every attackman he faces. He absolutely eats up bigger players that try to post up and get into his body. 

0.7578

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Georgetown, Lehigh, Syracuse, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan

Prediction

D 10

Position Rank

What’s Next…

His feet can improve, hit the speed ladder.


59 | Jake Spallina

Don’t call him a Fogo. He is more of a Foso (Faceoff stay on). One of the highest rated players in the versatility category. Spallina has a solid offensive skill set and is very good at defense. We can see him getting time at SSDM if he is not the #1 faceoff guy in college right away.

0.7588

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Syracuse, Virginia

Prediction

FO 4

Position Rank

What’s Next…

N/A Specialist


58 | Carson Krammer

One of, if not the best, range shooters in the class. Time plus room equals goal. He is a 6’5” 225 freight train that is hard to stop when he gets going. Krammer kept getting better as the summer went along. He would be a physical mismatch if he stepped in a PLL game right now. He is also very young for his class which is very positive for his projection at the next level.

0.7649

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Ohio State, Denver, U Penn, Virginia, Yale, Villanova

Prediction

M 15

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Improving his stick skills and the fluidity of his game.  Needs time and practice.


57 | Shuey Kelly

Shuey quietly puts up big numbers. He puts himself in all of the right spots and almost always makes the right decision. He operates mostly from the wing and succeeds well in the two man game coming off picks and getting over the top.

0.7680

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Georgetown, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Villanova

Prediction

A/M 11

Position Rank

What’s Next…

He will need to develop a better right hand and a quicker first step. Room for improvement on beating his man without a pick.


56 | Jake Melchionni

He has elite stickwork and great off the ground. He is seemingly ambidextrous.

0.7720

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Loyola, Denver, Georgetown

Prediction

LSM 6

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Learn to go north-south andAdding weight and getting stronger will help him with bigger matchups.


55 | Nate Kabiri

Nate is slick.  Can play two handed and can finish.  Slippery dodger and has eyes.

0.7891

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Georgetown, UNC, Michigan, Villanova, Denver

Prediction

A/M 10

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Needs to get big, play bigger, and play balanced after contact.


54 | Brian Mullen

Mullen’s a big lefty with the combination of size, speed and skill that stood out to evaluators all summer long. When he gets momentum going down the alley, he is hard to stop.

0.7910

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Cornell, Ohio State, Michigan, Maryland

Prediction

M 14

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Needs to develop a better right hand.


53 | Jackson Greene

Greene is silky smooth with some shake and can bring an impressive amount of zip on his shot.

0.8114

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Rutgers, U Penn, Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, hopkins

Prediction

M 13

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Work on your right hand. At least to feed and move the ball with confidence. Develop a few more dodges and prGetting stronger will add another dimension by allowing him to become more physical as a dodger.


52 | Peter Grandolfo

Grandolfo is a dynamic and athletic scorer that will be a great offensive middie at the next level. He has some serious shake and great feel for the game. He is a matchup problem for any SSDM

0.8205

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Loyola, Bryant, Penn State, Rutgers, Villanova

Prediction

M 12

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Everything seems to come back to his right. If he can develop his left hand it will open up his game even more.


51 | Jordan Ito

Ito has a pop to his jab step and blazing speed to follow it-  not many other players in this class have that combo. His quickness and speed paired with a great shot on the run will make him one of the most sought after middies on 9/1

0.8360

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Denver, Hopkins, Cornell

Prediction

M 11

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Needs to get stronger.


50 | Nick Lancaster

Lancaster is a very steady and complete defender with good size and skill. He is great within the team defense and his head is always on a swivel.

0.8398

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Penn State, Lehigh, U Penn, Brown

Prediction

D 10

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Nick will need to remember he is a defender first and keep it simple between the boxes.


49 | AJ Marsh

An athletic specimen. AJ is one of the first guys you notice on the field. He is athletic and possesses great feet.

0.8400

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Harvard, Virginia, Duke, Ohio State, Michigan, Villanova

Prediction

LSM 5

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Holds the ball too long (often with one hand on his stick). He needs to keep improving his stick skills and first-time ground game.


48 | Dillon Torggler

Torggler is a lefty with impressive range and length. He has filled out in the last year making him a tough matchup for all types of attackmen.

0.8503

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

UNC, Notre Dame, Loyola, Villanova

Prediction

D 8

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Dillon has room to improve with his stick skills.  Take some reps with the attack in the star drill.


47 | Jimmy Ayers

Ayers is coming off of a monster sophomore season winning a state championship and putting up massive numbers. He possesses dazzling quickness and shooting ability, and this summer,  he really showcased his off ball talents.

0.8510

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Michigan, Maryland, Rutgers, Ohio State, Penn State

Prediction

A 7

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Move the ball more quickly and don’t let it die in your stick. You are too good not to get the ball backContinuing to develop his strength and left hand will play an important role in his development.


46 | Tommy Stines

Stines has ideal size, an aggressive style of play, and a good handle with the ball

0.8540

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Albany, Syracuse, Hofstra, UNC, Ohio State

Prediction

D 7

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Be a first-time ground ball guy, decrease the number of checks you throw, and be patient/disciplined.


45 | Alec Gregorek

The Navy commit had a lights-out Juniors Open and followed it up with a good summer. He is versatile, skilled, strong and has a burst to his game that makes him tough to cover on all 6 spots of the field. He is also very capable on the defensive end.

0.8541

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Navy

Prediction

A/M 9

Position Rank

What’s Next…

He needs to improve his left hand.


44 | Patrick Jameison

Good goalies make great saves.  Great goalies make great defenses.  Jameison has the skill and command to do both.

0.8550

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Notre Dame, Denver, Lehigh, Ohio State

Prediction

G 5

Position Rank

What’s Next…

N/A Specialist


43 | Caulley Deringer

Caulley has some of the softest hands you will see. He combines this with a quick first step, a hard COD, great vision, and snappy shooting ability. He also has a little bit of Ryder Garnsey craftiness to his game. Many of our evaluators can see him coming out of the box at the next level.

0.8675

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Penn State, Princeton, Yale, U Penn, Georgetown

Prediction

A/M 8

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Adding weight without sacrificing quickness will be important- as well as learning to keeping it simple. Sometimes he is guilty of trying to do too much and missing the right look.


42 | Hill Plunkett

Plunkett impressed all summer long. He is a consistent and smooth operator that can do it all. One of the hardest riding attackmen that you will see.

0.8676

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Army

Prediction

A/M 7

Position Rank

What’s Next…

He needs to improve the left hand.


41 | Jack Speidell

Speidell was labeled as polished. He can beat his man in a variety of ways to both sides of the field. He also has great vision.

0.8691

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Maryland, U Penn, Penn State, Ohio State

Prediction

A 6

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Continuing to develop as an athlete will be crucial for him. He is quick but not lightning quick. Being able to add strength and weight (while keeping his quickness ) will help him against college defenders.


40 | Sam Ralston

Ralston is an aggressive player with impressive length and athleticism. Evaluators and coaches can see him playing both LSM and close at the next level. 

0.8795

Weighted and Normalized Score vs
Class of 2023 Top-225 Players
(Out of 1000+ players evaluated)™

Ohio State, Yale, Michigan

Prediction

D 6

Position Rank

What’s Next…

Stay lower and play hips/position.  Don’t take the bait and be forced to chase the play.

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