Players to Watch: Junior Middies

Our look ahead to the 2015 high school season continues with a look at junior midfielders.

This isn’t a ranking (players are listed alphabetically), just an opportunity to highlight a handful of guys who distinguished themselves as sophomores and who we expect will make an impact this spring.

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Today: Top junior middies. Next: Top junior defeners.

Zane Crandall, Mira Costa: A second-team all-Bay League selection last spring, Crandall has committed to play collegiately at Division I Lafayette College. At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Crandall is fast in the open field and has quick moves in traffic.

Brendan Egan, Oak Park: On a senior-dominated Eagles team that made it all the way to the U.S. Lacrosse L.A. bracket title game last spring, Egan scored 16 goals and had four assists as a sophomore. At a solid 6-feet, 200 pounds, he is a physical dodger with a strong outside shot.

Peter Henkhaus, Palos Verdes: Henkhaus, who committed this week to play Division I at Marquette, plays both middie and attack for the Sea Kings, but he does some of his best work facing the goal. At 5-7 and 150 pounds, Henkhaus is quick and elusive. If he doesn’t beat you with his quick first move, he can get you with a roll-back re-dodge. He scored 26 goals and had 15 assists as a sophomore.

Previous lists:

  • Senior attacks
  • Senior middies
  • Senior defenders
  • Senior goalies, LSM, FOGO
  • Junior attacks