If you were following local high school lacrosse in the 2010 to 2012 timeframe you probably remember Dakota Rohlin. One of the top players in the area at the time, Rohlin was a two-time team MVP at Great Oak who scored 56 goals his senior year. After graduating from Great Oak in 2012 he went on to Jacksonville University where he made an immediate impact, making his way on to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All Rookie Team as a true freshman. This year Rohlin, now a junior, has 12 goals and 7 assists as a starting midfielder for the Dolphins.
In a recent profile on Rohlin on the Dolphins website, position coach Alex Lopes talked about Rohlin’s importance to the team, “He’s one of the most important kids on our team in terms of how we tick on offense. You don’t want to say that we go as he goes, but at the same time it’s hard not to say that . I’m impressed with the type player he is coming from a non-hotbed area of California. He’s the kid who has been taught the right way from a very early age. We talk about lacrosse IQ on our team and he’s probably one of the top guys you’re talking about. Very impressive.”
To learn more about Rohlin and the Dolphins, check out that profile mentioned above. It’s a great article on one of the more successful college players to come out of the OC (even if Temecula is really in the IE).