Discussion in 'Syracuse Lacrosse Board' started by OrangeXtreme, Jan 20, 2014.
Soloman 2015 http://neighbornewspapers.com/view/...-off-to-good-start-in-defense-of-championship
We only recruit goalies that are also FO specialists.
There are some first names in this class that you don't often see in lax.
Is it Cam's kid?
Cam was a beast in college. His shoulders were as wide as he was tall. He could shoot the ball about 5"s off the ground from midfield to the goal.
A month and a half and nearly 150 videos later, and Nike and Inside Lacrosse are proud to announce the winners of the first-ever Earn Your Spot at The Ride contest. High school boys and girls in the Class of 2016 submitted a host of amazing videos to earn one of 10 spots to this year’s version of Nike’s The Ride showcase, July 20-22 at their headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
Invitations have gone out for this elite, exclusive 100-player recruiting showcase that gives the country’s best players the chance to train, test and work with top coaches and products at Nike HQ. But in addition to those invitations, Nike wanted to give players the chance to submit video highlights for one of these 10 spots, chosen by Inside Lacrosse and Nike. In all, more than 4,000 votes were cast for the nearly 150 players that submitted videos from all over the country.
This year’s winners of the Earn your Spot at the Ride submission content are:
Noah Knopf, LSM/D, Fieldston, N.Y., Long Island Express
Shawn DiPietro, M, Westhill, CT
Patrick Lyons, D, Salesianum, Del., Duke's
Troy Lauder, M, Kahnawake, Sweetlax **Syracuse Commit**
Adam Goldner, Attack, Malvern, Pa., Duke's
Annicka Ekvall, M, Greenwich, Conn.
Kerrigan Miller, M, Bayport Blue Point, N.Y.
Katharine Yenke, D, Lincoln-Sudbury, Mass., Revolution Lacrosse
Asa Goldstock, G, Niskayuna, N.Y. **Syracuse Commit**
Reagan Williams, M, Thomas Aquinas, N.H.
Troy Lauder, M, Salisbury School, Conn./SweetLax 2016 - I could spend a day talking about the players on the SweetLax 2016 team, which features many of the best players in Rochester. But what a dynamic and exciting player Lauder is. He's a tough, sneaky shortstick defender, but can do a lot more. Lauder would invert on some possessions, showing tremendous vision as a setup man working from X. He also showed off his great shot, once scoring on a low-to-high yank from outside. He's also excellent on ground balls and plays a really tough game. It should be interesting to see what kind of player he is when he gets to Syracuse in a few years.
Sounds fantastic to me, to bad hes 2016 and not 2015 going to be a lot of potential minutes available after next year.
Troy Re-classed to 2017 per Ty Xanders
I think that's actually helpful, adds a high end guy to the 2017 class. 2016 looks pretty stacked already.
Picking up some VERY rare "loose change" left by the great OX here...Lauder was also named to the Upstate UA Underclass roster. Really hoping that he, Trimboli, & Quinn get some extensive time running midfield together.
69. Troy Lauder, A/M, Salisbury (Conn.) – SYRACUSE
Troy Lauder, Transition, Haudenosaunee
Lauder, who hails from the Kahnawake reserve, was one of the Iroquois’ most important two-way players. Able to play physical defense and use his athleticism, Lauder was tasked with marking some of the better Canadian offensive threats when he was on the floor and showed his Division I potential with excellent speed up the floor, awareness playing defense and in transition and showing the flare for the big play on the offensive end. Lauder scored one of the most impressive goals of the weekend, corralling a loose ball below the crease and then extending his body for a completely horizontal dive from behind to stuff the ball into the net near the end of Sunday’s game against Canada. Lauder, while also logging a lot of tough minutes on defense, was a major contributor for the Iroquois on the opposite end of the floor, putting up two goals and two assists in the first go against Canada. Lauder attends Salisbury at a 2017 and is committed to play at Syracuse.
Love the reference of his ability to play "two-way," with speed and finishing in transition. Old school Syracuse-brand lacrosse.
Nationals roster missing notable young lax stars
yikes, wouldn't mind hearing the coaches side of things.
A two paragraph sequence from the article caught my attention:
Lauder is frustrated, as he sees politics and image playing as motivating the decision to leave him off the team.
“The way I see it, is, I thought they wanted to win,” he said. “I thought everybody’s goal is, ‘we want to win.’ But after all it seems like, ‘how do we want to look?’”
The Eastern Door wrote a story during last year’s world indoor championship about National Lacrosse League defencemen Bill O’Brien, whose father is Onondaga, but mother is Irish-American, and was left off the Nationals squad in place of three other non-passport holders.
Troy speaks of "image" and "how do we want to look," and I found it vague.
Does the next paragraph basically hint to a ethnic/racial bias against him? Not sure why else O'Brien's mother's heritage would be brought up.
Wow! Way to keep the D honest with a half-second glance. Allows for the 1 v 1, and he had his way. Great move and field awareness.
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