After an exhaustive search of every Division I program in the country I have compiled the complete list of Florida kids who made a roster this season. There are a number of IMG grads who do not appear on this list, as I can’t tell from most college biographies whether they were Florida-raised or not, so if any of you were, let me know and I’ll add you to this!
Leading the list is last year’s Final 5 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Jared Bernhardt of Maryland and Lake Brantley. It would really be something for the entire state to be proud of if he repeats that feat and maybe goes further too!
There was also one player from our past I had kind of forgotten about since he was an 8th grade star at St. Edward’s, but then moved out of state, but Ross Pridemore is now a sophomore at Loyola, so I added him too.
Christian Tomei is being red-shirted by Ohio State this year, and we received that news fairly recently; he is still listed on the roster but that seems to be the final decision.
Yale NCAA Title Holder!
Should anyone feel motivated to do this for the Women’s D1 rosters, feel free to do so and I’ll publish that too!
Some interesting facts about this:
Only 14 of the 76 names are seniors and we have a lot of D1 commits already for next season so there’s a good chance the total will grow
Ponte Vedra leads with 11 players. The rest are pretty well spread out. I believe Oak Hall is second with 5.
Unfortunately, as with any other sport, attrition takes a toll. Some big names from our high school past either have had their D1 careers cut short by injury or just gave up the sport, and a number of others who started in the D1 world have transferred to D2/3 and club programs, and have fallen off this list.
And that always means that you have to be careful how you pick your college, because there are no guarantees in this sport OR life.
Author’s Note: If there is someone who wants to be an intern for us at FLN as a resume enhancer, please get in touch with me. I would love to have someone go through the college D1 box scores each week and prepare a list of the accomplishments of these kids for a weekly recap. Goalies if they play – their stats, Goals, assists, faceoff percentages, ground balls, etc. It’s basically a ‘grunt’ job! But oh so rewarding when you are able to put on your resume or college application an internship for the nationally-renowned site of Florida Lacrosse News! And if you are an aspiring player looking to get recruited, please know that most, if not all, D1 coaches, monitor us!
Well, at least I hope they do . . .
Well, here we go!
Attackman Griffin Bowie – Junior – Benjamin School
Goalie Max Gomez – Freshman – Columbus (Miami)
Middie Jake Lemon – Senior – Tampa Jesuit
LSM Brandon Ruditz – Senior – Boca Raton
Attack Jason Sullivan – Junior – Dr. Phillips
Middie Lewis Langford – Senior – Maclay
Goalie Jack Schifino – Sophomore – HB Plant
Middie Colin Prince – Sophomore – IMG (Lakewood Ranch)
Attack George Prince – Junior – IMG (Lakewood Ranch)
Attack Jack Dowd – Freshman – Ponte Vedra
Defenseman Taylor Funke – Sophomore – Ponte Vedra
FOGO Carson Milburn – Freshman – IMG (Lakewood Ranch)
Attack Braeden McKercher – Sophomore – Lake Mary
Middie Fred Asare-Konadu – Freshman WALK_ON! – Edgewater
Middie Jaxson Lamb – Sophomore – Oak Hall
Middie Charlie Ragault – Junior – Lake Mary
Middie Brad Baker – Junior – Tampa Jesuit
Attack Michael Dean – Junior – Jupiter
Middie Hayden La Vangie – Redshirt Senior – Fleming Island
LSM Braeden Rupp – Sophomore – Oxbridge
Defenseman John Harding – Graduate Student – Ponte Vedra
Middie Tom Dean – Freshman – WT Dwyer
Attack Ross Pridemore – Sophomore – St. Edward’s
Goalie Nick Ferraro – Junior – Saint Andrew’s
Attack Trevor Pelletier – Senior – Gulliver Prep
LSM Anthony Courcelle – Redshirt Junior – Cypress Bay
Tewaaraton Finalist Jared Bernhardt – Senior – Lake Brantley
Defenseman Noah Cash – Sophomore – St. Thomas Aquinas
Massachusetts – Lowell
Middie/FOGO Jimmy Burns – Freshman – Ponte Vedra
Defenseman Cam Stovel – Freshman – The King’s Academy
Mercer (or should we call them the University of Florida in Georgia?)
Middie Parker Junod – Freshman – Winter Park
Defenseman Jackson Kennedy – Sophomore – Saint Andrew’s
Middie Clay Welch – Sophomore – Ponte Vedra
Defenseman Drew Mayts – Freshman – HB Plant
Attack Carl Klepper – Freshman – Saint Andrew’s
Defenseman Dionee Cortes – Freshman – Lake Minneola
Defenseman Connor Purcell – Sophomore – Hagerty
Attack Kyle Cox – Freshman – Oak Hall
Defenseman Colin Hayek – Junior – Oxbridge
FOGO/Middie Ashton Wood – Sophomore – Nease
Defenseman Danny Walsh – Sophomore – St. Edward’s
Middie Ryan Katchen – Freshman – Cardinal Mooney
Middie Lucas Gauch – Freshman – St. Thomas Aquinas
Defenseman Nicholas Perez-Blanco – Sophomore – Belen Jesuit
Middie Ian Weinberg – Sophomore – Gulf Coast
Middie Will Nicklaus – Sophomore – Benjamin School
Middie Ryan O’Leary – Freshman – Oak Hall
Attack Stephen Chase – Senior – Maclay
Defenseman Max Schalit – Freshman – Ponte Vedra
Defenseman Terrell Seabrooks – Junior – Oxbridge
Middie Jack Kilian – Freshman – Oxbridge
Defenseman Devin Naidoo – Sophomore – Ponte Vedra
Goalie Mike Adler – Senior – St. Thomas Aquinas
Middie Austin Strazzulla – Junior – Vero Beach
Defenseman Jeremy Barrett – Freshman – Canterbury School
Middie Dominic Madlang – Sophomore – Hagerty
Attack Davis Diamond – Senior – Saint Andrew’s
Attack Mikey Berkman – Redshirt Freshman – West Orange
Defenseman/LSM Jared Fernandez – Junior – IMG (Florida native from Tampa)
FOGO/Middie Andrew O’Dare – Junior – Ponte Vedra
Defenseman Oliver Alpert – Freshman – Saint Andrew’s
US Air Force Academy
FOGO Dylan Frankhouser – Freshman – Jupiter
LSM Daniel Pagano – Senior – WT Dwyer
Defenseman Chandler Coons – Senior – Buchholz
US Military Academy – West Point
Attack Miles Silva – Senior – Ponte Vedra
Goalie Wyatt Schupler – Sophomore – Ponte Vedra
Middie Peter Cox – Senior – Jupiter
Defenseman Bennett Taylor – Senior – HB Plant
Middie Jake Kiefer – Freshman – Bishop Moore
Attack MJ McMahon – Freshman – Cardinal Mooney
Defenseman Jackson Canfield – Freshman – Bishop Moore
Defenseman Will Jones – Sophomore – Bishop Moore
Defenseman Thad Spiker – Sophomore – Oak Hall
Defenseman Alex Spiker – Sophomore – Oak Hall
Middie Jack Burke – Freshman – Ponte Vedra
Middie Christian Cropp – Junior – Benjamin School