06/14/2019 2:35 PM
Chaminade goalie Ryan Aljader is part of a skilled uncommitted Team 91 2020 Orange group.
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The final club summer for the class of 2020 is in full swing, and there's still plenty of uncommitted talent out there.
There might not be a team with more uncommitted talent than our very own Team 91 Orange team, coached by Jeff Capri. The team does have three commits in Kyle Connor (Sachem East/Quinnipiac), Anthony Sand (St. Dominic/VMI) and Ronnie Durante (Lindenhurst/St. John's), but there's still plenty available.
The '20 Orange boys are coming off strong years as juniors for their high school teams, and they're set to kick it back up this weekend at the Long Island Lax Fest. Here's a breakdown of what to expect, with comments from Capri.
No. 1, Gunnar Johnson, midfield, Oceanside
Checking in at an imposing 6-2, 210 pounds, Johnson is a powerful lefty dodger, and he's dangerous once he gets going downhill. He can also play attack, where he does well off the ball, and is tough on ground balls.
No. 4 Cory Capri, attack, John Glenn - Highlights
A true X attackman who controls the offense, Capri uses his change-of-direction ability to help him dodge at X and draw slides to feed, but he can also take it to the rack. He put up 50 goals and 84 points this spring, and he's vaulted into the limelight with some impressive early performances.
No. 9 Ryan Aljader, goalie, Chaminade - Highlights
Aljader uses his high lacrosse IQ and good communicating skills to command his defense. He makes excellent outlet passes and is very tough to beat high, and he also sees the game well and calls out slides.
No. 11, Brock Hunt, attack, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) - Highlights
A strong righty dodger, Hunt is an excellent shooter who has a ton of chemistry with X attackman Cory Capri. He's a very good off-ball shooter who thrives when working off of picks.
No. 12 Adrian Rutkowski, midfield, Patchogue-Medford
Rutkowski's trajectory looks to be ascending every time that he plays. He's a tall, very athletic midfielder with smooth dodges, and he can shoot with either hand. He started off his summer with a strong performance at the Run With The Best showcase and NLF Opening Weekend.
No. 14 Trey Sofield, midfield, Long Beach
Also a starter in wrestling and football, Sofield is the latest standout athlete in a family full of former of college athletes. A lefty dodger who can run by guys in the open field, he's also strong defensively, and put forth a strong effort at the NLF Opening Weekend.
No. 20 Jared George, midfield, Carey
A lefty midfielder who can get downhill in a hurry, George also does a great job on the defensive end.
No. 21 Tyler Kohn, attack, Carey
A lefty finisher, Kohn does his best work off the ball, and he's got some chemistry in the two-man game with Capri.
No. 24 Matt Josefson, midfield, Lindenhurst
Josefson has plenty of athleticism - he's also a running back for Lindenhurst - that he uses to get up and down the field with ease. He lives in transition and does great between the lines, and he can be a very dangerous dodger. Josefson pocketed 25 goals to go with seven assists this spring.
No. 29 Matthew Warns, LSM, Mattituck
A tall, lanky LSM, Warns will continue to improve, particularly as he adds size. He's a vacuum on ground balls, which helps him be a force on the wings, and gets the ball upfield in a hurry.
No. 33 Jack McCarthy, defense, Connetquot
Also a football player, McCarthy brings that mentality to the lacrosse field. A big, fast and strong defenseman, he's the captain of the defense and is very positionally-sound, and he's already a three-year starter for Connetquot. He's excelled at two showcases and the NLF Opening Weekend already.
No. 34 Colby Suglia, defense, Mattituck
Suglia oozes athleticism and has a ton of strength to go with it. A two-year starter for Mattituck, he has a ton of potential and thrives on ball, but he's not afraid to lay a big hit and he slides well.
No. 40 Danny Barto, LSM, Long Beach
Barto is tailor-made for the LSM position. He's long, very fast and has a football player's toughness, and he can transition really well. Not sliding to him when he has the ball is a suspect strategy, and he's also an asset on the faceoff wings and rarely gets beat defensively.
No. 43 Tyler Dalyrimple, midfield, St. Anthony's
Dalyrimple is a first-off-the-bus candidate. He's close to 6-4 and is well put together, and he uses that size and his athleticism to excel as a defensive midfielder with offensive upside. He corrals a ton of tough ground balls and has potential for days.
No. 69 Parker Sheppard, FO/M, Mattituck - Highlights
Sheppard is 91 Orange's main faceoff guy, and he's constantly working on his game. He has very quick hands and gets the ball out, and he does a nice job of showing different moves. After the win, he's athletic and strong enough to stay on the field, and he can handle the ball. He's coming off a strong year for Mattituck.
No. 91 Nick Cacciola, LSM/defense, Shoreham-Wading River
The brother of Gabrielle, a goalie at Stony Brook, the younger Cacciola has a motor that's always running and does well on ground balls. He can play up top or down low, and his off-ball defense is quietly effective.