The Johns Hopkins, Maryland and Towson men's lacrosse programs have received more oral commitments from rising sophomores, including a reported high-profile pickup by the Blue Jays.
In June, LaxLessons.com said Matt Stagnitta, the son of Denver Outlaws coach Jim Stagnitta and a rising sophomore midfielder at Montgomery High in Skillman, N.J., committed to Johns Hopkins.
Hopkins also got a commitment from defenseman Jack Lyne of Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound defenseman plays club for Laxachusetts and attended the invitation-only National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association, King of the Hill, Crabfeast, and Philly Showcase. He also attended Maverik Showtime, where he played in the All-Star game. In his freshman year, Lyne earned varsity letters in football, basketball and lacrosse. He also considered North Carolina, among others.
The Terps, meanwhile, landed long-stick midfielder Blake Carrara of Riverhead (N.Y.) High. A starter on varsity this spring, he was named Suffolk County Division I Rookie of the Year. Carrara plays club for the Long Island Rebels, also attending the Long Island Showcase and Maverik Showtime, where he was an All-Star. He also considered Princeton, Loyola, Virginia and Yale.
Long-stick midfielder Scott Barger of JSerra Catholic High in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., has committed to Towson. Barger is a member of the winning West Coast Starz NSCLA championship team and the DH Elite team that won the Championship Division of the Warrior Long Island Classic. Barger played in Adrenaline's Black Card Showcase, Sonoma Showcase and High Rollers. He also considered Hofstra, Michigan and Fairfield.
Oral commitments from rising juniors
Midfielder Noah Assaraf of Cathedral High in Los Angeles has committed to Maryland. Assaraf plays for the West Coast Starz and RC Starz club programs. He attended NSCLA tournament, Terrapin Classic, Adrenaline Challenge, Adrenaline Showcase, Adrenaline High Rollers and Adrenaline Shootout. He also considered Towson, Providence, Jacksonville and Fairfield.
Attackman Christian Fiordelisi of Huntington (N.Y.) High has committed to Navy. Fiordelisi put up 26 goals and 14 assists this spring, good for first-team All-Division honors. He also represented Suffolk County in the Long Island Showcase. Fiordelisi also considered Villanova, Furman, Brown, Providence, Fairfield, Massachusetts, Binghamton and Vermont.
Oral commitments from rising seniors
Howard faceoff specialist John Travisano has committed to Notre Dame. Travisano is a 6-foot, 175-pound midfielder who helped the Lions to a 16-3 record in 2013, a regional championship and a state final four appearance. He was the No. 1 faceoff guy (winning 65 percent of draws) and ran first-line midfield for Howard, being named All-County at the close of the season; he finished with 29 goals, 17 assists and 163 ground balls. This summer he made the Baltimore Under Armour Underclass team as a faceoff specialist and helped lead it to a championship. Travisano played for the MD Roughrider Elite team this summer, being named an All-Star at the Baltimore Summer Kickoff Classic. Also an All-County performer on the football field at Howard, he considered Yale, Richmond and Salisbury as well.
Midfielder Patrick Fraser of Dexter School in Brookline, Mass., has committed to Johns Hopkins. The 6-2, 195-pound lefty has led Dexter to three straight New England Small School titles, leading the team in scoring all three years. Also a hockey goalie, Fraser has played club for the New England Select Lacrosse League and most recently 3d New England; he was an All-Star at the Denver Shootout and FLG in 3d tourneys. He also considered Richmond, Dartmouth, Penn, Notre Dame and Middlebury.
Broadneck goalie Michael Meeks has committed to Providence. During his sophomore year, Meeks earned second-team All-County honors and was selected as a captain his junior year. Meeks played club for the Annapolis Hawks, taking part in the Terrapin Classic, Crab City Challenge and Under Armour Shootout; he was selected to play in the Maryland FreeState Top 22 game as well. He also considered Boston University, Salisbury and Stevenson.
Faceoff specialist/midfielder Joe Stucky of Bullis School in Potomac has committed to Boston University. Stucky has been a two-year starter for the Bulldogs and this past summer played for the Washington Under Armour Underclass team. Stucky also played in the Baltimore Summer Kickoff (All-Star) and NHSLS, and played for Gotskillz at Champ Camp. He also plays varsity football for the Bulldogs and considered Drexel, High Point and UMBC as well.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun