The trend of rising high sophomore sophomores making oral college commitments continues, highlighted by a pair of players who have chosen to join Maryland, the national runner-up the past two seasons.
Attackman Louis Dubick of Winston Churchill totaled 50 goals and 47 assists last season, helping his team to the state semifinals and becoming the first freshman to be named first-team All-Montgomery County. A co-captain of the Baltimore Crabs, he also has played in Jake Reed's Blue Chip camp and the Maryland Freestate Game. Dubick also considered Johns Hopkins and North Carolina.
Defenseman Hunter Smith (St. Mary's) has also committed to join the Terps. An All-Star at the Baltimore Summer Kickoff, he plays club for the Annapolis Hawks and Looney's Lacrosse Club, also attending Nike Blue Chip and the Maryland Freestate Game. Smith also considered North Carolina and Duke.
Another member of the class of 2015, attackman Brian Willetts of Smithtown East High inSt. James, N.Y., has orally committed to North Carolina. He contributed 33 goals and 15 assists for the Suffolk 'A' squad. Also a varsity basketball player, he considered Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Ohio State. **
Also orally committing to play for the Terps are a pair of rising juniors: defenseman Pat Grega of Somerville (N.J.) High and long-stick midfielder Matt Neufeldt of Culver (Ind.) Military Academy. Grega was All-State honorable mention and first-team All-Sophomore. He also considered Johns Hopkins, Loyola and Towson. Neufeldt played for the Midwest at the Under ArmourUnderclassman Games in addition to playing at Jake Reed's Blue Chip and the Adrenaline Black Card Showcase. He also considered Denver and Massachusetts.
** Defenseman Calvin Livingston (McDonogh) has orally committed to Towson. A starter as a sophomore for the Eagles, Livingston plays for the Baltimore Crabs club team. He also considered Fairfield, Loyola, High Point and Maryland.
** Attackman Ryan Wade of Norfolk (Va.) Academy has orally committed to Navy. An incoming transfer from W.T. Woodson High in Fairfax, Va., Wade put up 50 goals and 22 assists last spring, earning first-team All-Region honors. He also considered Michigan and Lehigh.
** Faceoff specialist Cortland Heneveld of East Hampton (N.Y.) has orally committed to the Midshipmen, according to LaxLessons. Heneveld's two older brothers are in the Navy, one of whom is a rising junior attackman, Austin.