Devin Arkison of LockdownD.com defensive training and recruiting assistance has been out to quite a few games this season and really likes what he sees in the class of 2021. Here are just a few of the sophomores that he says are already making a difference
Ed Shean, Los Alamitos: Baller Alert, Ed can play! Started as freshman a season ago and was very good tallying 51 goals and 42 assists.. Ed has started quickly in 2019 including a seven-goal beast mode performance vs Santa Margarita Catholic, scoring the game winner in the 11-10 win. In addition Ed was named a captain as a sophomore, that’s rare. Freshman teammate Drew Anderson has also started very strong for the Griffs, scored 3 goals vs Santa Marg, and big numbers overall. The future is bright at Los Al.
Shane Dzwilewski: The sophomore from St Margret’s should be a factor this season. Shane got run in 2018 as a freshman. Normally a close-D, he was was thrown in at LSM to cover one of the OC’s top middies (a senior) in last year’s OC semi final game. early in first quarter due to injury. Dzwilewski was up to the task, not getting beat a step in the one-goal victory. Shined in big spot. Now 6’2 vs 5’11 last season he looks ready to step up for the Tartans. Should be big factor as cover guy at close dee for top ranked team in OC vs top competition. Coach Miles always schedules the top teams and and will play anyone.
Jack Rogers, San Clemente: Rogers was very good as a freshman for coach Finn last season. 41 goals and 28 assists against some very good competition. As a shooter, feeder or dodger his game is nice. High lax IQ. Has started the season strong, should get better as the season progresses and be factor come playoff time for the Tritons as young team gels.
Trevor Krause, Yorba Linda: Started all games at defense except the opener in 2018 as a freshman. Was named all-league and collected 42 ground ball as well as being an excellent cover guy. Covered Los Al’s Shean in 2018 and did very well in an 11-4 win. This season in the opener vs CDM, Krause was a big factor. 5 ground balls, 3 caused turn overs vs #3 ranked OC team. Clearing decisions were next level, created transition goal on ankle breaker move at the midline and got hockey assist in tight 6-5 loss. Trevor has a chance to help Coach Schreiber’s team roll this year, talent at every position.
Joey Garcia, Foothill: Started in the goal as a freshman last season along with Braden Webb. No easy task at Foothill. Coach Fox is known to have a tough schedule year after year. Foothill doesn’t duck anyone. If you didn’t know Joey was a freshman last year you’d never have guessed it. He is very polished. He was excellent Saturday vs Oak Park with 12 saves. Good shot at break out year and a title in 2019. Foothill’s 2021 class is very with Anderson, Saukeld, Pistone, Babb, Yourstone, Keizler and a couple more I may have missed, could have made this list.