Loyola's Partamian Impresses at Challenge

Jonathan Partamian, a sophomore midfielder at Loyola and a member of the Goon Elite club squad, made a strong impression at the Adrenaline Challenge in Del Mar last weekend, earning high praise from national lacrosse recruiting analyst Ty Xanders.

Xanders, who launched the website Recruiting Rundown last fall after covering lacrosse recruiting for Inside Lacrosse for many years, included Partamiam in his column on standouts from the tournament.

Jonathan Partamian ’17, M, Goon Elite / Loyola (Calif.) – Uncommitted
The uncommitted next to Jonathan’s name shouldn’t be there too much longer. In his game against the Atlantic Coast Starz, Jonathan was able to consistently create his own shot by beating his defender. It didn’t matter if it was a short stick or long stick midfielder, he would not be denied. In addition to being able to beat his man, Partamian has tremendous velocity on his shot. His athleticism between the lines was impressive, and I hope I have the opportunity to watch him play again this summer. As his coach Mario Waibel said, “We have high hopes for this kid, and he played incredibly well at the Adrenaline Challenge.” I would agree wholeheartedly.

Here are highlights of Partamiam from last summer (posted in September):

Xanders also highlighted two other local players in his column, listing these two as among those who caught his eye:

  • Jack Gibbons ’16, D, Factory Select (Mira Costa HS)
  • Cooper Isaacs ’18, LSM, LA Mavs Elite (Agoura HS)