Midfielders are the lifeblood of lacrosse. At the club level, it doesn’t matter if your attackmen are Division 1 talents if your midfielders can’t get them the ball.
On the other side of the ball, if your midfielders don’t get back in the hole to stop fast breaks, even the best defensemen are powerless. There is no mistaking the power that midfielders hold over the game.
When it comes to evaluating them, it’s not always easy. You have to look for little impacts. Not every midfielder is going to be 6-foot-2 with a hammering on-the-run shot.
And even the mids that are like that aren't the type to get back on defense.