Daily Archives: July 27, 2010

Western High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting: ESPN Rise Games Featured Two Top California Seniors In Ryan Mix (Attacker, Notre Dame) And Steven Bogert (LSM, Penn State)

Ryan Mix – Newport Beach, CA  (Corona Del Mar HS)

Mix will attend Notre Dame in the fall. He is the son of coach GW Mix and plays with more intellect than most high schoolers. Mix, a crease attackman by trade, reminds me of a young Ryan Hoff. He’s an interior guy who chips in on ground balls and in the riding game. If given the opportunity he can dodge, showcasing a textbook inside roll move in Florida. Mix grew up alongside the LA Riptide, his Dad was the GM, and has benefitted from the tutelage of pro players along the way. His hands, brain and finishing skills put him in the mix for playing time in South Bend for Kevin Corrigan.

Steven Bogert – Carlsbad, CA (La Costa Canyon)

Bogert was orignally targetting Hofstra but will end up in happy valley playing defense for Penn State and new coach Jeff Tambroni. Bogert appears best suited to play pole in Division I. His style is very similar to Casey Hintgen who was a California long sticker who graduated from Dartmouth. Bogert is small but creates havoc with his stick and ground ball abilities.


The ESPN Rise games were held last week in Orlando, Florida. 96 recent high school graduates representing 29 states were broken up into four teams. ESPNU televised the championship game.

What stood out for me was the talent level of some of the players from non-traditional locations – places like Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, California and Tennessee. Here are eleven ‘hidden gems’ who may find there way onto the field at the collegiate level in the near future.

For more:  http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2010/07/27/recruiting-roundup-quints-hidden-gems-espn-rise-games

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Student-Athlete Profile: Holy Cross Men’s Lacrosse Sr. Brandon DeLisio Received “Vanhook-Vidulich Acedemic Research Award” As Top Chemistry Student

“Most student-athletes coming into a good school like Holy Cross have already done really well in high school to get here,” he said. “They should already be aware of the commitment they are making.”

 “My coach is really helpful, I’ve missed practices to do stuff for school and I have never been penalized,” DeLisio

Brandon DeLisio received the Vanhook-Vidulich award, which is given to a fourth year student for an excellent research thesis and presentation. DeLisio received the award as just a junior, an impressive oddity among other award recipients.

explained. “He brings recruits over to the lab to show them the opportunities available for them at Holy Cross as students, and I think it’s great that he can turn to me for stuff like that to get them interested.”

Holy Cross senior lacrosse player Brandon DeLisio has never had difficulty understanding that there is a reason why “student” comes first in the label of student-athlete. With the support and influence of his parents, DeLisio earned National Honor Society recognition while juggling commitments to both varsity football and lacrosse at Kingston High School. “My parents kept me involved in a lot of things,” said DeLisio. “I was always in the middle of doing stuff while school was going on, it was just the standard.”

DeLisio has maintained that mindset throughout his years thus far at Holy Cross, which can account for three successful varsity seasons as a Crusader and recognition for his academic research through his recent honor with the Vanhook-Vidulich award.

With his priorities already in order and a newfound interest in the field of chemistry, DeLisio set off on the college search. “There were a lot of schools that I could have played lacrosse at, but had weak chemistry programs. Or other schools had very strong chemistry programs, but I wouldn’t have been able to play lacrosse.” DeLisio found the best of both worlds at Holy Cross, one of the nation’s top producers of chemistry graduates certified by the American Chemical Society. “That fact was actually the number one thing to get me here,” said DeLisio.

From the get go, DeLisio took complete advantage of any opportunity Holy Cross had to offer. “My interest in research actually began at my orientation,” he said with a laugh. “I asked a lot of questions.” It was at his orientation in the summer of 2007 that he found out that research opportunities at Holy Cross were offered to undergrads. Something that “huge” (as DeLisio considered it) is a rarity among other colleges and universities.

For more:  http://www.goholycross.com/sports/m-lacros/2010-11/releases/20100723dna54m

Lacrosse Skills: Brett Hughes Demonstrates “Basic Defensive Positioning” (Video)

Brett Hughes demonstrates and explains the basic defensive positioning.