That's a nice price.
Luke Wypler commits. Huh. 2020 recruiting is bananas right now. Love it
I don't know explicitly, but my guess would be that times/locations vary for all those teams without a designated lacrosse stadium. Since teams like Ohio State and Maryland utilize football facilities quite often, juggling schedules results in a delayed timeline for schedule release. OSU had 3 or 4 games in the WHAC, plus games in the Shoe.
The Shoe isn't that big of a deal because football doesn't practice there, but both teams use the WHAC a lot at roughly the same time. Plus you just have a lower priority for the logistics of men's lacrosse. It is what it is.
This will wrap up this thread until the 2019 thread drops on signing day in November. Here is how each Buckeye recruit did this season:
Zach Ludd: Had 70+ points in leading Governor's Academy to the ISL title. As a private school with out of state players, Governor's is ineligible to compete for a state title.
Johnny Wiseman: a cascade of points, but Olentangy Liberty fell in the middle rounds of the state tourney. Wiseman is playing box this summer with his teammate, Skylar Wahlund.
George Walsh: Calvert Hall won the MIAA this year, with Walsh leading a stout close D unit. His teammate and fellow pole Jacob Snyder will make an appearance in the 2019 thread.
Mike Clibanoff: Played outstanding in goal for La Salle, but ultimately lost in the state title game to Mannheim Township.
Matt Clibanoff: Was a team leader on offense, but couldn't take the Explorers over the hump. Lost in the state title game to Mannheim Township.
Scott White: Helped Malvern Prep stay on the periphery of a national top 25 ranking, but was ineligible for a state title. Helped Malvern win the inaugural Inter-AC title.
Skylar Wahlund: Set a school record for saves, and had a goalie goal, but couldn't prevent an early exit for Liberty in the state playoffs.
Buchanan Dunavant: Helped Memphis University School defeat McCallie for the Tennessee state title.
Jack Myers: OSU's most heralded recruit, Myers led Gonzaga (D.C.) to a conference title in the WCAC. Will have many eyes on him this fall.
Anthony Ameo: Dominated the faceoff X all season as St. Ignatius made a deep run, falling in the title game.
Brandon Fisher: Helped Paul VI win the Virginia state title, ending his career on a very high note.
Alec Cerasoli: Helped Loyola Blakefield to some big wins after missing the opening few games with an injury.
TJ Hendricks: The wildcard. Played a post-grad year at Avon Old Farms. Will be in Columbus in the fall. Had games where he scored 4 goals and many games where he was absent. No idea what to make of him.
Multiple Buckeyes appeared on today's roster for Canada. Current Buckeye attackman Tre Leclaire is on the roster, along with FOGO Jake Withers.
Serbia or Croatia have my interest. Serbia is a technical, gritty team that fights. And Croatia is a darkhorse that has flair. I like both these things.
Bit of a 2019 spoiler, but here is a highlight video for the best LSM in Ohio this year.
Clibanoffs fall in the final. On to the fall in Columbus.
Congrats to Grant Mitchell on a well-deserved honor!
Congrats to Anthony Ameo! Buckeye FOGOs are looking strong for years to come.
Clibanoffs are going to the 'Ship!
Our Coach Myers' younger brother Pat was just named the head coach at Lafeyette. Pat was recruiting coordinator for Penn, where he had more than a few top 100 commits in this year's class for the Quakers. He also took some of his older brother's ideas with him to UPenn.
Ludd selected as a 1st team attackman in the ISL.
Matt Clibanoff had a goal and Michael had several key assist as La Salle survives another week.
St. Xavier wins the state title. Future Buckeyes Ameo, Wiseman, Wahlund and 2019 Guagenti are all 1st team All State and player of the year at their respective positions. Quite a 2018 class for the state of Ohio, and great performances by future Buckeyes!
It's gotten really fun of late! Lots to be excited about. And many, many needs addressed in this class. If the staff can get the defemse to 85% of last year, look out. This team has the chance to be very, very good. Even with a shot clock added.
After some scrounging around the internet, I finally found some extensive footage of Jack. And boy howdy, is he good. Best comparison I have right now is Ben Reeves. I make no claims he will be that good, but his game is really similar.
Myers is a lanky player who really runs his team's offense. He knows it, his opponents know it, and he still gets his points. Myers is always the point man off a fast break, and he will unleash a cannon from upfield after the pass. The kid can snipe corners very, very well. Myers will also dodge from X and the wing a lot. He's not the most fleet of foot, but he is a load, and is capable of scoring under pressure. More than that, he can find the open man off a double team and get easy assists. Myers is also capable in close, burying the easy goal from the crease off a cut from X or a flare from the wing. Myers is a really, really good offensive player. And I can't stress how big this commitment is.
Myers was originally committed to Harvard. He's quoted raving about their academics in a 2016 article. In March, he decided he wanted a change and reopened his commitment. Not much happened regarding news on his college choices, but Myers really tore it up with Gonzaga.
The team went 17-3, losing to two teams that were nationally ranked at some point, including a season split with Brandon Fisher's state champion Paul VI. Gonzaga lost in the regular season matchup, but defeated Paul VI in the WCAC title game. Through all of this, Myers managed to become Gonzaga's all-time leading scorer while getting them to #10 in the country.
Myers was a 4th wave selection to the UA All American game, where he will be the only Buckeye representative. It's a bit like the Pro Bowl, with no real D and lots of excessive celebrations, but is the only real chance we will have to see a commit on national TV before he reaches Columbus. We should be very proud of the coaching staff in landing this player, as he adds yet another offensive weapon to what has to be a very exciting class now.
Wiseman, Ludd, and now Myers all played extensively as dodgers, and have the point totals to prove it. This gives Ohio State a plethora of options to plug into an offense that struggle at attack outside of Tre Leclaire. I cannot wait for the fall!
WHOOP WHOOP! WHOOP WHOOP! Sound the commitment siren. New offensive weapon in UA All-American Jack Myers. More to come in a bit.
La Salle plays Parkland in a matchup of OSU prospects. The Clibanoffs will play against 2019 James Cipolla.
Additional note: Fisher was a 1st team middie.
Brandon Fisher named an All-State middie in Virginia for Paul VI. Nicely done.
This tweet and short article highlight who we should watch next year. The part about Kirson is somewhat tempered by the fact that 2 seniors started at close D, one of them the best D-pole to ever play for the Buckeyes. I still think keeper will be a three horse race this fall.
St. Ignatius is one win away from being state champs!
La Salle moves onto the quarters in their quest for a state title. Clibanoff had a goal and an assist.
Per this article, Ludd has a very nice point total this year with 34 goals and 35 assists.