Pontrello named one of nation's top lax midfielders

The countdown continues toward the announcement of the ESPNHS Top 100 lacrosse seniors, as the nation's best midfielders are highlighted this week.

Little surprise here — St. Augustine Prep's Steven Pontrello made the list, coming in at No. 4 after two huge years on the field. Here's what our rankings expert Tom Peace had to say about the UNC commit:

Pontrello is one of four rising seniors to be selected to play for the US Under-19 team. The rising senior has a nice left-handed shot on the goal and he moves well up the field on transition. Besides being named to the US team, the two-time All-American also was named player of the year by the Atlantic City Press and was named to the All-State team for the second straight year.

Click here to see who else from the Garden State made the list of top midfielders and check back next week as best faceoff players are revealed.

Brandon Parker covers New Jersey for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.