The 2020 season is months away, but it’s not too early to list a few of the players expected to make an impact on the upcoming Illinois high school lacrosse season in the Class of 2020.
I have compiled a list of some of the players to watch for the upcoming season and breaking it down to the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022.
This list is not a ranking of the best players in the state. Instead, it is meant to shine a light on players who earned post-season accolades or anticipated to make an impact in future seasons as recommended by coaches.
The players on this list were selected based on the following criteria: US Lacrosse All-American, Under Armour All-American, All-State honors, All-League honors, Head Coach submission.
|Matthew Staudt||Grayslake North||Defense||Newberry|
|Tayo Oladunmoye||Grayslake North||Nation United||Midfield||Bellarmine|
|Vincenzo Lombardo||St. Viator||1223||Face-off||Bellarmine|
|Nick Arrigo||St. Rita||Attack||Benedictine|
|Jack Hipchen||William Fremd||Attack||Adelphi|
|Jack Cunningham||Christian Life Schools||Midfield||Bellarmine|
|Jacob Freeman||St. Viator||TRUE||Midfield|
|Connor Freeman||St. Viator||True Lacrosse||Midfield|
|Ben Niesman||Stevenson||True Lacrosse||Midfield|
|Jack Nolan||St. Rita||Legends West/12.23||Midfield||Marquette|
|Jack Sload||Evanston Township||12-23||Midfield||Denison|
|Cort Dunlap||Naperville North||True Lacrosse - True National||LSM|
|Matt Garrigan||Lake Forest||True Illinois||LSM|
|Spencer Hensley||Loyola Academy||LSM||Gettysburg|
|Josh Crosby||Glenbard West||Midfield|
|Connor Sotirchos||Glenbrook South||Face-off|
|John Walsh||Lake Forest||True Illinois||Goalie|
|Cooper Yaccino||New Trier||TRUE||Goalie|
|Nathan McLean||Crystal Lake Central||Yeti||Attack|
|Nathan Matheau||Lincoln Way||Defense|
|Nate Matheu||Naperville North||Defense|
|Joe Speers||Glenbrook South||Defense||Delaware|
|Nate Field||Lake Forest||True National||Attack|
|Kaden Keller||Loyola Academy||Attack||High Point|
|Branden Tait||Loyola Academy||Attack||Denison|
|Josh Uhri||St. Charles North||Yeti Lacrosse||Attack|
|Benjamin Wilen||Walter Payton College Prep||Attack|
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