D.C. lax stars among nation's best

The ESPNHS Top 50 junior and senior lacrosse recruits will be unveiled in a few weeks, but we’ve got a sneak peak at some of the names that should make the list. Our rankings expert Tom Peace and his staff have released the nation’s top 25 long stick midfielders, defenders and goalies.

It shouldn't be surprising that Greater D.C., a region regularly rich in lacrosse talent, had multiple athletes represented on the list. Wootton LSM Curt Brooks has emerged as the top local senior recruit thus far. The Georgetown recruit competed at the ESPN RISE Games in July after earning Washington Post All-Met honors during his junior year. Brooks tallied nine goals and four assists to help the Patriots go 10-6 last spring.

Here’s Peace’s take on Brooks:

Brooks was named to the 2011 All-American list and was on the Baltimore Underclass team at the Under Armour games in 2010. Brooks has played varsity lacrosse all four years at Wooton. Brooks has the athleticism to play close defense as well as long stick midfielder. The Wooton LSM was named to the 2011 All-Gazette First Team.

Here's a look at the list of locals that made the cut.

Top 25 Long stick MF

9. Curt Brooks, Wootton (Rockville, Md.), Georgetown

15. Joey Prieto, Archbishop Spalding (Severn, Md.), Delaware

16. James Dunn, Broadneck (Annapolis, Md.), High Point

25. Calum McClelland, Richard Montgomery (Rockville, Md.), Brown

Top 25 Goalies

11. Alex Joyce, Landon (Bethesda, Md.), Georgetown

16. Justin Rosenberg, St. John’s (Washington, D.C.), Vermont

Top 25 Defenders

19. Joey Pfister, Walkersville (Walkersville, Md.), undecided