Ward Melville I think is 10-3 and Aviles seems to be in the 20 goal 5 assist range which I think is real good for a middie. Stats for WM are hard to find. Newsday has them but they're a subscription site.Does anyone know how productive he's been in other games? Wondering if they seem him as a FOGO or as an offensive midfielder.
Hard to speculate, his coaches could've reached out to Syracuse because of the kids interest or Syracuse maybe saw him at FLG or some other showcase. Could be a combination of both. I'd imagine he's been playing on a pretty good club team as well.That was pretty slick.
I have to say that Aviles' rise from when he first committed to now is pretty remarkable. We were pulling stuff from the web about a Brandon Aviles from John Glenn HS LI who was a good wrestler and thinking it might be the WM Aviles because the WM Aviles had M/FO next to his name and we thought maybe the coaches know he's a good wrestler and want him for face offs.
I think that either the SU coaches are good at spotting a diamond in the rough, and let's be honest, that's what Aviles was when he committed to SU, or the coaches are good at making sure these kids work hard to improve throughout their remaining HS careers. Probably both.
I didn't know what to make of this recruit, but now he's one of the easiest of SU's 2019's to follow and he makes some great plays.
Aviles just seems like a strange case. He was on WM's first midfield line at least by the end of his junior year, but according to Newsday, he hardly put up any points. He didn't take many face offs either. We don't see his name mentioned in any write ups of the summer club circuit, so it's not like he was really making a name for himself there.Hard to speculate, his coaches could've reached out to Syracuse because of the kids interest or Syracuse maybe saw him at FLG or some other showcase. Could be a combination of both. I'd imagine he's been playing on a pretty good club team as well.
Hard to believe a LI kid coming up through the ranks at Ward Melville is unknown. I'm sure the people in the lacrosse circles down there always tabbed that kid as 'one to watch' much like we do here with young Section III, 2 and V kids.
He may have just been facing off last year. I do know that Ward Melville had some 22 seniors on their team last year which is crazy. So how many juniors and sophomores were even on the team and contributing?Aviles just seems like a strange case. He was on WM's first midfield line at least by the end of his junior year, but according to Newsday, he hardly put up any points. He didn't take many face offs either. We don't see his name mentioned in any write ups of the summer club circuit, so it's not like he was really making a name for himself there.
There is just so little production from him at Ward Melville, until this season. His upward trajectory is promising.
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A lot to take in with this post. Some good points, but it’s awfully easy to sit back and play arm chair coach sometimes. If Desko hadn’t played these upper classmen, then we would spend our time complaining that we never saw enough of fill in the blank. It’s a balancing act and one made harder when you have such a large roster. But there are many many practices that we don’t see that the coaches are evaluating, and yes there are some really head scratching roster decisions over the years, but it’s important to remember we only get a small sample size to make our judgements on.This kid has a really high ceiling and I'm excited to see him grow as a player at the next level. I know we are already deep at the midfield position next season, but I really really would like him to see the field next year-- as I think he is talented enough both offensively and defensively to play right away. Would hate to see a solid Long Island player who goes against tough HS competition have to RS, wonder if he will ever see the field and then just transfer somewhere else because Desko wants to be stubborn and play favoritism towards upperclassmen. Either that, or be stubborn and continue to play kids that haven't produced any fruit in their lacrosse careers thus far.
As far as I'm concerned, Quinn can lose his spot on the 2nd midfield line and get replaced by Aviles. I just dont see Quinn progressing or becoming any kind of elite midfielder at the D1 level, im sorry. ORRR, have the 2nd midfield line be the Kim bros + Magnan. If one of the twins or Magnan aren't producing or playing well, throw Aviles/Hill in.
Thats the one thing that has bothered me the last couple of years. Why are players like Lane, Simmons, Carlin, Quinn, Seebold who all have got a significant amount of playing time and have little to show in their lacrosse careers playing over some people on the roster who are sitting on the bench, redshirting or transferred out already? Is Desko actively trying to self sabotage? I'm sitting here trying to make it make sense lol. It's really not that difficult to switch around players and see who meshes well during the game.. look what happened when he gave Buttermore a shot. Magnan, the Kim bros, and Aburn have the same amount of points as Quinn/Seebold with only having played the last couple minutes of a couple games.
He really broke put his sr year, I think he was behind some pretty good guys and when they left he really got a chance to play. If he was up for a rs, he slips easily into the spot that Carino left with his decision to play QB.This guys trajectory seems pretty amazing. I hadn't seen much video until this season, but I did see a full game video from last season, and his improvement and increased production over that time has been great. He committed quite early. I'm really curious what the coaches saw in him back when he committed. I like guys like this who improve a lot in High School