A lot is made of the ISL upperclassmen, and not without reason – many of them have been elite for several years, and are going off to play for great collegiate programs.
There are several youngsters getting it done as well, and those underclassmen deserve some attention. Between the sophomores, freshmen, and even eighth graders in one of the best prep leagues in the nation, we have 10 players to watch for the rest of this season.
Cam Rubin, Belmont Hill
Rubin has tallied 14 goals and six assists to help a strong Belmont Hill squad. The Laxachusetts attackman is Penn bound in a couple of years, but until then, he has a huge role with Belmont Hill as a contender in the ISL. Formerly a member of St. Mark’s, he’s transitioned over to Belmont Hill smoothly.
Tucker Hartmann, St. Mark’s
With 13 goals and four assists, Hartmann has been a bright spot for St. Mark’s. Also a hockey player, lacrosse is Hartmann’s second sport. He’s still off to a great start, and looks to be a big asset going forward. He’s more known for his hockey, but if he keeps up the pace in lacrosse, it could spark a future in the sport.
Jake Peluso, Tabor
With 16 goals and five assists, Peluso has been a key cog in the offensive lineup for Tabor Academy. The uncommitted sophomore has been a standout at several showcases, and doesn’t stand to be uncommitted for terribly long once he’s able to be recruited.
Von Mabbs, St. Mark’s
Nine goals and eight assists have helped pace the young St. Mark’s squad. A Top Gun Fighting Clams prospect, Mabbs has starred in multiple uncommitted events, and continues to be a standout at the ISL level. The midfielder has been known to score upwards of eight goals a game in club events.
Tommy Miller, Rivers
With 15 goals, Miller is one of the Rivers School’s leading scorers, even as a sophomore. After battling injuries the past couple of seasons, Miller got it together over the fall and returned as an important member of a Rivers team projected to be a favorite to win the ISL.
Jack Cusack, St. Sebastian’s
Cusack has posted 15 points between nine goals and six assists for the Arrows. He’s gone under the radar in the ISL, but has been a contributing member of an Arrows team that has gotten national recognition, so he bares watching for the rest of the season.
Riley Van Duzer, Rivers
With 10 tallies, Van Duzer is seeing some time with Rivers. Also a football player, he’s had some injuries, but has continued to improve on the lacrosse field. He’s incredibly athletic in the midfield and does a lot to score and assist, but is also good in transition and clearing the ball.
Theo Kostakos, Thayer
As a freshman, Kostakos has scored nine goals with four assists. He leads all freshmen in the conference. The Dover, Massachusetts native has continued to be productive for a Tigers team that has made a bit of a run. He’s a member of Laxachusetts, and has a long time yet before colleges start recruiting him, but he’s a name to watch for the next few seasons.
Dan Donahue, Nobles and Greenough
In 324 minutes in the cage, Donahue has made 74 stops for a 0.59 save percentage. He continues to notch double-digit save numbers for Nobles, helping guide the young team. He’s not committed yet, and Nobles doesn’t get a ton of publicity lacrosse-wise, but he’s been sharp.
Matt Torrey, Milton
As just an eighth grader, Torrey is seeing some time in net for Milton Academy. He’s made 32 saves in 261 minutes in the cage. He’s not their starter every game, but when he’s been in there, he’s more than exceeded expectations.