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Nice comments about 2 UD recruits from central PA

Postby Big R on Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:40 pm

High School All-Stars
The PennLive/Patriot-News all-star teams are composed of players from the Mid-Penn Conference, the Lancaster-Lebanon League, Tri-Valley Athletic Association and central Pa. We polled area coaches to help with our selections.
BOYS LACROSSE
PENNLIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Grayson Sallade Manheim Twp., Sr., midfield Sallade, PennLive’s boys lacrosse player of the year for the second straight season, had 41 goals, 33 assists and 84 ground balls. The four-time L-L League all-star and 2017 US Lacrosse All-American scored two big goals in the PIAA Class 3A title game. The University of Virginia signee was a two-time team captain for the Blue Streaks.
FIRST TEAM
Sean Curcio Manheim Twp., Jr., attack The L-L League first-team all-star was a force at the attack spot for the Blue Streaks. Curcio totaled 67 goals, 57 assists and 64 ground balls while scoring 14 goals and dishing out 13 assists between the District 3 and PIAA tournament. He’s committed to play lacrosse at the United States Air Force Academy.
Clayton Miller Cumberland Valley, Sr., attack Miller was voted as the Mid-Penn’s most valuable player by the league’s coaches. The University of Delaware commit also earned All-American status from US Lacrosse. One opposing coach said Miller had “the most lethal shot in the conference.”
Mark Sickler Hershey, Jr., attack The Mid-Penn first-team all-star tallied 59 goals and 28 assists for the Trojans. Sickler is committed to play lacrosse at the United States Military Academy.
Zach Diamond Manheim Twp., Sr., midfield A team captain for the Blue Streaks, Diamond, a US Lacrosse All-American, was also a first-team L-L League all-star during his senior campaign. The High Point University recruit finished with 62 goals, 13 assists and 64 ground balls.
Grant Haus Palmyra, Jr., midfield The Penn State commit helped Palmyra take the Mid-Penn crown by totaling 74 goals, 36 assists and 37 ground balls. Haus was named a Mid-Penn first-team all-star by the league’s coaches.
Kyle Lando Manheim Twp., Sr., defense The L-L League first-team all-star totaled 64 ground balls and 41 caused turnovers. Lando, a team captain and the Blue Streaks’ top defender, will play at Muhlenberg College.
Tate Wasson Palmyra, Jr., defense Wasson, the lynchpin of Palmyra’s defense, finished with 63 ground balls and 63 caused turnovers for the Mid-Penn champion Cougars. The University of Delaware pledge was a US Lacrosse All-American and Mid-Penn first-team all-star this spring. One opposing coach called Wasson “the most fundamentally sound and talented defensive player we faced all year.”
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Re: Nice comments about 2 UD recruits from central PA

Postby LILax on Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:45 pm

I have only seen Clayton Miller play once in person, but he is a really quick and athletic attackman. He is also very small. He accumulated over 300 points in his four years playing varsity for Cumberland Valley High School. Miller had 72 goals and 34 assists in his junior year and topped that off with 63 goals and 49 assists in his senior season. However, all of the online videos I have seen of Miller show him playing against really porous defense and terrible goaltending.

Players from his high school and Mid-Penn region in general do not often play Division 1 lacrosse. A quick glance at the the first team Mid-Penn honorees (Where Clayton Miller was awarded Player of the year) shows that these kids are mostly going small schools like Messiah, Seton Hill and Muhlenberg to play lacrosse. A recent high-profile player from north of that region, Matt Fedorjaka (the Bucknell head coaches son) scored over 400 points in his career. He spent one year at Fairfield and didn’t play at all before transferring home to play for his dad at Bucknell, where he had 1 goal and 1 assist for the whole season.

All that said, I am not sure where Miller fits on this team. The starting three at attack are locks with Charlie Kitchen and Mark Bieda at righty attack and Joe Eisele playing the left-handed position. But you never know. This kid could be the real deal. If that it is the case, they may want to look at him getting some time at midfield where they could invert him to get a short stick on him at X the way they do with Bryce Reid. I guess we will see in the fall. The kid has a very good shot and really quick release.
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