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 2021.
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.
|Nicholas Sline||Homewood Flossmoor||True Lacrosse||Attack||Uncommitted|
|Seamus Kelly||Marist||True Lacrosse||Midfield||Uncommitted|
|Kyle TwoBulls||St. Charles North||Yeti Lacrosse||Goalie||Uncommitted|
|Owen Jaworski||Victor J. Andrew||Southside True||Midfield||Uncommitted|
|Connor Stomp||Lemont||New Wave||D/LSM||Uncommitted|
|Anthony Ryan Castillo||D230 T-Bolts||New Wave||Midfield||Uncommitted|
|Matthew Perez||St. Laurence||New Wave||Attack||Uncommitted|
|Chase Krolik||St. Rita||Team Illinois/East Avenue||Midfield||Uncommitted|
|Joshua Krolik||St. Rita||Team Illinois/East Avenue||Defenseman||Uncommitted|
|John McIntyre||St. Rita||Team Illinois||Attack||Uncommitted|
|Jacob Daut||St Ignatius Prep||Team Illinois Lacrosse||Midfield||Uncommitted|
|Liam McCarthy||Loyola Academy||Str8 Lax||Goalie||Uncommitted|
|Alex Noworol||South Elgin|
|Michael Gaughan||St. Rita||Team Illinois||Midfield||Uncommitted|
|Jimmy Hoban||New Trier||Midwest Express||Midfield|
|Richie Hoskins||Lake Forest||True Lacrosse||Midfield|
|Jesse Shapiro||New Trier||Midwest Express||Midfield|
|Reid Walsh||Loyola Academy||Midwest Express||Midfield|
|Nate Jablonski||Cary Grove||Team Illinois||Midfield|
|DJ Nolan||New Trier||Midwest Express||LSM||Uncommitted|
|Tyler Nolan||New Trier||LSM|
|Holden Charboneau||Neuqua Valley||True Lacrosse||Defense|
|Andrew Witt||New Trier||Midwest Express||Face-off/Midfield|
|Jaiden Leonard||Providence Catholic||Team Illinois||Goalie|
|AJ Fattori||Crystal Lake South||Yeti||Attack||Uncommitted|
|Burke Eaheart||St. Rita||True Lacrosse||Attack|
|Alex Baj||New Trier||Midwest Express||Defense|
|Will Collins||Stevenson||True Lacrosse||Defense|
|Liam Conley||New Trier||Midwest Express||Defense|
|Vincent Flanagan||New Trier||Defense|
|Charlie Silver||Lake Forest||True National||Defense|
|Connor Armstrong||Lake Forest||True National||Attack|
|Nicholas Fish||Grayslake North||TRUE||Attack|
|Jacob Lubrant||Naperville North||Attack|
|Oliver Montgomery||New Trier||Midwest Express||Attack|
|Ethan Sieb||Lincoln-Way||Team Illinois/NJLC National||Attack||Uncommitted|
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