- Jan 19, 2012
Tommy Drago D/LSM commits (from his Instagram) this guy is a huge committ for us and played on Casey Vocks Rising Gator team at Placid!
You nailed it right on the head broaching Nick Mellen. His fundamentals, foot work and toughness make up for the "lack of height." I pay more attention to a defender's (regardless of stick length) lateral movement than height. I love watching Brett Kennedy and Fernandez (in his short stint); they are pests especially in open field off and on ball. In contrast, a bigger Austin Fusco hasn't jumped out to me.Don't forget our best defender is listed at 5'9. I like these new shorter D poles. With shorter shifty attackman you need a guy lover to the ground. Plus we have Jack Witherspoon (6'2) to partner with Drago. This class once thought to be offensive heavy now seems to be adding some nice defensive pieces.