ESPNHS announces the second wave of players to be added to the 2012 Warrior 40 roster, including the first goalie to be named for the August event.
The Warrior 40 is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players. Players will receive coaching from Major League Lacrosse stars and participate in skills competitions and a final competition.
This year's competition takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Danny Fowler, Jr., Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.), goalie
Fowler is the first goalie named to the 2012 Warrior 40 and is also one of five returnees from last year’s event. As the starting goalie for a Top 10 POWERADE FAB 50 team, Fowler is an athletic left-handed goalie who thrives in settled clears. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Duke commit is always dangerous with the ball in his stick and helps the clearing game tremendously with his feet. Fowler has recorded 88 saves for Chaminade this season.
Connor Cannizzaro, Jr., Cazenovia Central (Cazenovia, N.Y.), attack
Cannizzaro has made a name for himself in New York for his play on the field and on the ice. The Maryland commit's talent at ice hockey is probably the reason he works well in tight spaces. For the Cazenovia lacrosse team this season he as 64 points on 37 goals and 27 assists. Cannizzaro has scored five goals in three different games this season, including the May 1 game against Lafayette in which he totaled nine points on five goals and four assists.
Ryan Lukacovic, Jr., Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.), attack
Lukacovic is the leading scorer for one of the top teams in the POWERADE FAB 50 this season. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound attacker leads the team in points with 46, assists with 20 and is tied for the team lead with 26 goals. The Virginia commit was the first sophomore to earn a spot on the Flyers offense in more than 20 years and proved his talent by totaling 32 assists and 18 goals.
Stephen Kelly, Jr., Calvert Hall (Baltimore), midfield/faceoff
The youngest member of the U.S. men's under-19 team, Kelly is a threat in all phases of the game. As a sophomore on the MIAA finalist Cardinals, Kelly won 74 percent of his face offs, scored 21 goals and dished out 15 assists. He also scooped up 184 ground balls. The North Carolina commit has quick hands and great speed, which allows him to win the face off and take the ball down the field and score. Kelly has a high lacrosse IQ that comes from a family that includes his head coach at Calvert Hall, Bryan Kelly and current North Carolina Tarheel Frankie Kelly.