Class of 2018 Austin Staats (ON / OCC) Attack

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PLAYERS WHO IMPRESSED AT TRYOUTS:
Lucas Quinn (Midfield/2017/Niskayuna/Niskayuna, NY; committed to Syracuse): Outstanding tryout where he proved to be unstoppable at midfield. Coming off leading Niskayuna to the NY State Class A state championship.

Austin Staats (Attack/2016/Assumption/Oshweken, Ontario; uncommitted): An extremely impressive finisher who will lead the attack. His skill-set developed in the box game translates well to the field game.

Jamie Trimboli (Midfield/2016/Victor/Rochester, NY; committed to Syracuse): A strong two-way midfielder that can shoot with either right or left hand on the run. Making a second straight appearance on the Underclass team.


http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/upstate-new-york-under-armour-underclass-team-announced/32322
 

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PLAYERS WHO IMPRESSED AT TRYOUTS:
Lucas Quinn (Midfield/2017/Niskayuna/Niskayuna, NY; committed to Syracuse): Outstanding tryout where he proved to be unstoppable at midfield. Coming off leading Niskayuna to the NY State Class A state championship.

Austin Staats (Attack/2016/Assumption/Oshweken, Ontario; uncommitted): An extremely impressive finisher who will lead the attack. His skill-set developed in the box game translates well to the field game.

Jamie Trimboli (Midfield/2016/Victor/Rochester, NY; committed to Syracuse): A strong two-way midfielder that can shoot with either right or left hand on the run. Making a second straight appearance on the Underclass team.

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/upstate-new-york-under-armour-underclass-team-announced/32322
Is that the same Staats family?
 

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Austin Staats lit it up at the Under Armour All-America Underclass games competing for Upstate NY. The Six Nations attackman scored 16 goals on his way to All-Tournament recognition. Staats plays for the Six Nations Arrows powerhouse OLA Junior A squad. (Photo: @caseyvock)

 

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Why don't we just make this the "Austin Staats" thread.

We'll need one sooner or later. ;)
I would expect him to end up at OCC to start, tough for native players to qualify right out of high school due to the educational differences.
 

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http://3drising.com/articles/box/bo...e-youth-players-shine-wilc-u17-box-exhibition


Forward, Haudenosaunee

The youngest member of the Iroquois Nationals men’s silver medal team, Staats was an absolute force when he took the floor with the U17 Haudenosaunee squad. The first thing you notice about Staats when he’s competing in his peer group is his ability to lean into his defender and operate comfortably as he works to the middle of the floor. But when he backs off to get separation and dodge straight up, he showed surprising quickness, able to juke and then toe-drag to get inside of defenders repeatedly. He is powerful in the way he goes to the cage, using his size to barrel through defenders and showing incredible hands to fake and finish while he is getting smashed or falling to the floor. He can move the ball across the floor through traffic and really shoots hard when he sets his feet. He will hesitate with his shot, and keep the stick back as he bangs in to get closer or uses a sort of hitch and contact to get more room. But most of all, Austin is just tough as a player. He goes after every loose ball like a warrior. One of his best plays of the weekend wasn’t a goal but rather a loose ball that he ragged out of the corner away from two defenders to quickly pull up and hit a cutter for an assist. For the latter half of the games, Staats’ handle was bent at a 45-degree angle (to the side, no less), and he just kept playing and producing points. His somewhat thicker build at his age makes him a different player than his older brother Randy, who was a midfielder in the field game before injuries resulted in him developing into more of a Canadian-style attackman. A strong, sometimes nasty forward, Austin has no lack of explosiveness as a dodger, able to get to good shooting spots while covered by the most physically imposing defenders on the Canada squad time and time again. In the first go against Canada, Staats scored three times. One of those goals saw him smash into his defender, stunning him, then quickly stutter-stepping, deking inside and then faking and finishing with no room. He scored another goal just falling through the middle of the defense, showing no fear of contact and showing off his magic hands.
 
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Anybody have any news on this kid? He has all the potential to be as good or just as good as his brother. If they had a health Randy for 4 years, the team wouldve been dangerous. Has he actually committed?
 
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No commitment yet from Austin. Would not be surprised if he ends up at OCC, then hopefully to Syracuse after that!
 

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Yes , he is going to OCC ,I ran into him at the WILC and he had said he will be there in the fall. I believe the Nanticoke kid is joining him there as well.
Maybe Staats can talk Nanticoke out of UAlbany? ;)
 

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Staats played for the Iroquois U-19 team in a scrimmage vs SUNY Cortland this past Sunday. Rocking 'Cuse helmet, arm pads, & a #37 shooting shirt (Ben Williams?). Also rocking a bulky knee brace :oops:
 

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Why is it a foregone conclusion that he will go to OCC for 2 years? Is it grades?
Most kids who have to go JUCO do so because they couldn't get eligible out of high school and will need to graduate from a Jr college with the appropriate transcript to become eligible. There are some exceptions see Gale Thorpe and a few others but most of those players already had the grades and basically went for a post graduate year at OCC and didn't play on the lax team.
 


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