Graham Blake, Attack, – Syracuse
Blake has moved into a quarterback role for Marin Academy this year and in his opening game notched two goals and two assists to lead the Wildcats. The righty has increased his speed and has a quick change of direction that helps him get separation and free hands to feed consistently when working from X. He dodges with his head up and shows good vision and accuracy with his passes. His first goal came as he managed to snag a pass that skipped off the turf, hitched and wound up low to low to pop the top right corner. Later, he scored with an impressive backhanded dunk shot that was the result of him hanging up the defense — when they didn’t commit fully to him, he finally took a few steps and just drilled the ball nearside with no angle and somehow snuck it in. One of his feeds came as he kept his stick way back and used hesitation before putting the ball on a cutter’s stick inside for a nice connection.