‘Cuse commits shine in Under Armour Game

With the conclusion of the Under Armour All-America Classic this past weekend, CuseNation takes a look at who stood out in Syracuse's incoming 2013 lacrosse class.

Jordan Evans, Attack, Jamesville (N.Y.)/Syracuse: There is a rumor going on that Evans will wear the famed No. 22 jersey when he steps onto the field next season for the Orange. If that's the case, I believe Evans is up for the challenge. The reserved attacker saved his best performance in the fourth quarter, putting together a very quiet hat-trick. Evans moves off the ball and in space – just the type of player that will fit right into head coach John Desko's system.

Dylan Maltz, Attack, Ashburn (Va)/Syracuse: The only 2013 Syracuse commit that was on Team South, Maltz showed his versatility as a dual threat attacker. A passer first, Maltz, got involved in the game early when he took his defender one-on-one from behind the cage and finished. He did the same exact move in the third quarter and found the back of the net for his second goal on the evening. Maltz is the exact opposite of his older brother, Derek, a senior on this year's Syracuse team, electing to find the open man instead of taking it to cage.

With Kevin Rice, Dylan Donahue, Nicky Galasso coming back, the Syracuse coaching staff will be faced with a dilemma – a good dilemma – how to sort out the talent at the attack position. Look for them to possibly move a player or two to the midfield.

Parker Ferrigan, Goalie, Baldwinsville (N.Y.)/Syracuse: It's an All-Star game, no goalie is safe, however, Ferrigan showcased his talents in the second half for the North, relieving Duke commit Danny Fowler in cage. The Baldwinsville, N.Y., native to say the least, was extremely active in net. The first two shots he faced in the third quarter displayed his athleticism. Ferrigan wasn't afraid to come out of the circle and start running.

Syracuse fans, you thought the attack battle would be interesting, keep an eye on the goalie situation. Junior Bobby Wardwell started in goal for Syracuse until senior Dominic Lamolinara took over halfway through the season. Enter Ferrigan in the mix and we just may have a shakeup.

J.T. Forkin, Midfield, Long Beach (N.Y.)/Syracuse: While Forkin wasn't the quickest guy on the field, it was his build that helped him establish position when it came to bullying his way to cage. The lefty, for the most part, worked from up top. Forkin dodged ever so slightly, getting his defender off kilter and creating just enough room to let it rip. His shot, no doubt, is strong, with his two goals both coming from the left side.

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