Sophomore midfielder Sam Byasseeof Victor (N.Y.) High has orally committed to Maryland, the national runner-up the past two seasons.
Byassee played varsity for Victor as a freshman. He's been a member Blaze Upstate Lacrosse Club for three years. He participated in many events this year, including Ultimate Performance Lacrosse, Lake Placid and Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip camps. Byassee also considered North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State, among others.
Junior midfielder Tim Golden of Georgetown Prep has orally committed to Hofstra. The 6-foot, 170-pound recruit played varsity lacrosse as a sophomore and is a wide receiver and punter for the varsity football team. A member of Club Blue since sixth grade, he attended Top 205 Camp as a freshman (attack) and sophomore (midfield), earning All-Star honors both years. He also attended Maryland Free State, Ultimate Performance Lacrosse, Baltimore Kickoff and the Brine Shootout (Finals), and played for the Washington team in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.
Junior attackman Johnny Giuffreda Jr. of Kent Island High has orally committed to Loyola. The 5-11, 150-pound recruit scored 52 goals and 26 assists last season. He plays for Chesapeake Rock 2014 Elite and was a member of the D.C. Under ArmourUnderclassman team. He also plays soccer, football and basketball. Other schools considered included High Point, Georgetown, Delaware and Cornell.
IMLCA unveils recruiting website
The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Tuesday the launch of its online recruiting resource at lacrossecoaches.org, which gives players, for the first time, the ability to instantly connect with every varsity college lacrosse coach in the country.
The database enables coaches to search for players using criteria including academic information, athletic achievements and club and high school coaches' contact information. And players have the ability to upload and update academic and athletic information in real time; learn about college camps, clinics, tournaments and other events; research colleges based on a variety of relevant criteria; and see which college coaches are looking at their athletic profiles.
Historically, information about players has proved to be a time-consuming challenge for coaches to assemble and evaluate.
“This recruiting resource is a significant game-changer and time-saver for coaches at all levels,” said Phil Buttafuoco, executive director of the IMLCA.