Here are 10 2023 players from True National Atlantic that impressed on Monday and Tuesday at the inaugural Sirius Mid-Summer Invitational!
Hayden Celio, A, Loyola Blakefield (Md.): Lead the event in points. Standout finisher and creative play from this big strong lefty attackman. High IQ player that knows when to move the ball especially when he draws double. Some of the best hands we’ve seen from this rising junior class. Received player of the game honors.
Benny Carter, M Indian Creek Upper School (Md.): A very solid two way middie. Reminds us of the old school middie that can play excellent D and move successfully in transition to be part of the offense. At times he was the best player on the field due to his endurance and relentlessness to be all over the field. A ground ball machine to help out his team by alway making the right lacrosse play.
Dillon Torggler, D, Saint Mary's High School (Md.): An absolute fundamental player. He clearly understands the D schemes and leads the defense. Saw him intercept and knock down balls throughout the tourney. Has great wheels to help in the transition game and netted a goal by staying in the play. A workhorse on the field that you can count on each game.
Jacob Adams, M, Saint Mary's High School (Md.): All motor. This player does not get tired out there. Complete versatile lacrosse player. Saw him play attack and middie. Very fast and strong runner. A threat in the fast pace transition game.
Peyton Droner, M, Loyola Blakefield (Md.): Moves off ball very well. Nice hands and can finish inside. Wicked ball fakes to keep defense guessing as he can be instrumental to break down the defense to help out his team. Thrives in the 2 man game.
Jacob Rawson, LSM, Culver Academy (In.): Relentless and all over the field. One of the best LSMs we saw this weekend. Motor like no other and throws timely checks. Great wing play and all over the ground balls.
Aidan Lough, M, Chaminade High School (N.Y.): Though not 100% just yet due to injury, he was a constant threat from up top with creative 2 man sweeps. First move is explosive and will only get better in time. Fantastic shooter on the run and with time and room. Had an impressive 4 goal performance in the first game
Sam Barton, D, Downingtown East High School (Pa.): Saw more yard sales from him than I have seen in a while. An all around top defender. Plays great 1-1 defense and team defense. Makes all the right slides and adjustments. Very smart and physical player.
Kasey Heath, G, Kent Island High School (Md.): One of the best goalies in the country for sure. Made the hard saves look easy. Always in the right position to make saves. Outlet passes are on point to assist his team with fast transitional play. Great communicator on the field to lead his defensive unit.
Nate Scholes, FO, Hill Academy: An absolute beast of a faceoff athlete. Has a lean, long and strong athletic build. Pure raw talent that skies the limit. He is physical and once his technical game improves he will be unstoppable.