Dominican (Men's D2) 2012-13

Dominican (Men's D2) 2012-13

Postby laxlover » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:56 pm

Looks like they are loading up (again) for the 12-13 season. Going to be exciting to watch them play. This is great for Norcal and Western Region lacrosse. Lots of studs from all states, especially Oregon. ... ?path=mlax

Joining the Penguins in the 2012-13 recruiting class are:

Cody Bernstein/Kirkland, WA/Lake Washington HS/Attack

Bernstein, a first team all-state player and team captain in 2011 and 2012, will be reunited his older brother, Jake Bernstein, at Dominican. At Lake Washington High, Cody, after scoring 32 goals for the Kangaroos as a junior, followed his brother’s footsteps by being named a USILA All-American as a senior, one of only six high school lacrosse players in the state of Washington to earn All-American status this year. He also was named Adrenaline Lacrosse All-American this year. Bernstein also competed in basketball for the Kangs and was voted its best defensive player the past two seasons.

“Cody is a tenacious athlete who is equally skilled as a dodger, a finisher, a shooter and a feeder,” Webster said. “He possesses excellent speed and a quick change of direction that help him gain separation from his defender. He’s the type of player who could have one goal and five assists once game, then five goals and one assist the next. He’s smart enough to take what’s given to him.”

Grant Clifford/Portland, OR/Lincoln HS/Attack

Clifford was a USILA All-American, first team all-state, and two-time first team all-Columbia Conference player who broke the all-time scoring record with 225 career goals in his four seasons on varsity for the Cardinals. Like Bernstein, Clifford was a team captain and led Lincoln to its third consecutive Oregon state title this year. He was named first team All-Oregon High School Lacrosse Association as a senior as being named second team all-state last year.

“Grant’s stick work is as close to flawless as any recruit we’ve had. You know when he shows up to practice or on game day that he’s going to put the ball where he wants,” Webster said. “Originally Grant was recruited as a finisher but he’s developed as a dodger and a distributor and he surprised me with his shot from the perimeter.”

Trevor Garner/Portland, OR/Oregon Episcopal School/ Midfield

Garner led the Aardvark, state champions in 2009, to a top tier ranking in Oregon this year. The team captain was named second team all-state and first team All-Columbia Conference as a senior as a midfielder after making second-team all-league as an attack man in his junior season.

“Trevor is quick and explosive and adds versatility to our offense as he can play both attack and midfield,” Webster said. “He has a nifty stick and is sneaky around the crease.”

Ben Ludeman/Westview, OR/Westview HS/Midfield

Ludeman was a four-year varsity starter and two-time team captain for the Wildcats. The 6-foot, 190-pound midfielder was limited by a knee injury as a junior and rebounded as a senior only to suffer another injury, one he’s had operated on this spring, hoping to return to top form in 2012-13. A member of Oregon’s top club team, the Rhino’s Black team, he was Westview’s Rookie of the Year in lacrosse his freshman year and named winner of the Wildcat Award as a senior for being the team’s most inspirational player.

“Ben is a big, strong kid who impressed me with his skills at facing off, but what sets him apart from other ‘FOGO’s’ is how comfortable he is with the ball in his stick and the fact that he has a deceptively fast shot and moves very intelligently off-ball,” Webster said.

Jake Craycraft/Lake Forest, CA/El Toro HS/Midfield

Craycraft was a three-time All-South Coast Conference and two-time team captain for the Chargers. He had an MVP season -- 22 goals and seven assists -- this year and was named first team all-league for the third time and second team All-Orange County for the second year in a row. He also played football at El Toro and was named offensive MVP on the freshmen and junior varsity squads.

“Jake is a natural athlete who is tough, gritty and unafraid to mix it up between the lines,” Webster said. “He’s a complete midfielder who faces off, scraps for groundballs, dodges, fires it from the outside, finishes in tight, shares the ball, and plays outstanding defense. He will really add a nice element to our transition game.”

Alex Keuilian/Santa Ana, CA/Foothill HS/Defense

Keuilian played in the Adrenaline All-American game (as did Dominican recruits Cody Bernstein and Reis Stanley) this year. The Knights’ captain was a three-year varsity player and two-time first team all-conference player at Foothill High, a perennial playoff contender. He was the Knights’ MVP on defense as a freshman and senior and recipient of the Tyler Lucas Memorial Scholarship at the Adrenaline All-American game.

“What Alex may lack in height and weight for a defender he compensates for in intelligent, position-first, team defense,” Webster said. “He’s strong and his stick is outstanding which will really help our groundball play and clearing game.”

Logan Van Roekel/Hillsboro, OR/Glencoe HS/Defense

Van Roekel too was a team captain for the Crimson Tide, leading Glencoe High to the Class 6A Pacific Conference championship the past two years. The 6-1, 190-pound senior was honorable mention all-league in football as a defensive back (while playing quarterback) and a punter and first team state and all-conference as a defenseman in lacrosse. He was a team captain in football and basketball.

“Logan will add size and athleticism to the defensive end, matching up against opposing team’s larger attackmen,” Webster said. “As a three sport athlete in high school (football, basketball, lacrosse), Logan will adapt well to the college game and bring intensity to our defense.”

Ian Moran/Aurora, CO/Regis Jesuit School/Defense

Moran helped lead Regis Jesuit to the Final Four of the Colorado boys’ lacrosse championship this season after the Raiders won their first state title his junior season and finished runner-up in state in 2010. His team has dominated the South Suburban Conference. A three-year varsity starter, Moran was the Coaches award winner for the Knights this season.

“‘Steady’ is the word that best describes Ian’s game,” Webster said. “He’s a smart defender who doesn’t take many chances extending out or going for the takeaway, but does a great job subscribing to a team defense. Having won a state championship, Ian understands the effort and sacrifice necessary to win.”

Reis Stanley/Coronado, CA/Coronado HS/Goalie

Stanley was a two-time All-CIF goalie for the Islanders. In his four years at Coronado High, they were Southern CIF Div. II champions three times, including back-to-back titles this season and last. An Arenaline All-American, he was named the Islanders’ defensive MVP this year.

“Reis has played huge in big games against nationally ranked teams with big-time perimeter shooters and crafty finishers, and he has never failed to impress,” Webster said. “At 6-2, 190, Reis takes up a lot of cage and plays excellent position, forcing shooters to aim for corners. Once he makes the save, he’s extremely comfortable with the ball in his stick and is more than capable of throwing an accurate outlet or directing a clear.”
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