http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2012/06/ ... 0-penn-yan
Yet in the wake of Brosco’s exit, Tim Rotanz – IL’s No. 11 Young Gun Junior – shined, establishing himself as arguably the top returning player in all of Long Island with a monster performance to hand his father and his team a state title. Rotanz did it all, including leading the team with a game-high six groundballs (tied with face-off man Mike Loscalzo), playing defense and taking only a few breaks throughout the game.
Reading this, you get the feeling Rotanz could play either attack or midfield at UMd, which ever is needed most.
Also an article on the Conestoga-La Salle game:
http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2012/06/ ... ampionship
Joe Santoliquito's analysis:
Matt Rambo, Jr., Attack, La Salle
Rambo was at times the best player on a field filled with stars. Maryland coach John Tillman has to be ecstatic. He’s getting Rambo, along with Conestoga’s Tyler Brooke and Bradlee Lord, who combined to score seven of the game’s 17 goals. Rambo has quick feet, has a quick release, cuts extremely well and his best attribute is his ability to create for teammates. About the only dubious area of his game is his decision-making. Two turnovers led to Conestoga first-half goals.
Tyler Brooke, Sr., Attack, Conestoga
He scores big goals in big situations. But again, it’s nothing new for the Maryland-bound Brooke. He scored four of the Pioneers’ first six goals and shown an accurate shot, and a keen eye.
Bradlee Lord, Sr. Attack. Conestoga
You can’t mention Frisina without mentioning Lord. He finished the last game of an amazing high school career with two goals and four assists (three assists to future Maryland teammate Brooke). He’s able to find creases in a defense and exploit them, and he has an uncanny ability to find an open teammate in a maze of players. His assist on Frisina’s third-quarter goal manifested that skill.
It will be interesting to see if Brooke challenges Billy Gribbin at the left-hand finisher spot, but Tillman likes his upperclassmen. Of course, Lord seems to shoot his big shots lefty also.
arealax wrote:What about Cooper at third position on attack? There where times this pass season where it looked like they had him in for the third position on the field rather than Carlson.
I think that I would want to keep Kevin Cooper's experience out on the midfield. The Terps have so many attackmen (of supposed quality) that one or more of them have to be ready to step up. Carlson was already showing positive signs this past spring.