Pretty excited about 1.3 as we highlight more quality players from around the Great State.
Jonathan Robbins (2017 – Defense – Plano)
Jonathan Robbins is honestly one of the most skilled players in the entire 2017 class. Brandishing absurd handles, a virtual hoover on GBs, and unmatched, on-ball tenacity, Robbins is the complete package. Robbins hails from Plano and is certainly a difference maker on any field he steps on. A lefty by nature, Robbins matches up on rightys with ease. His footwork puts him in position; thus, he is able to put the ball on the ground with relative consistency. Once the ball hits the ground, it is not down there for long as it’s normally up and out. He’s a player that jumps off the page, one whose continued development we look forward to watching!
Mason Moon (2016 – Goalie – Allen)
Moon is likely the biggest transfer of the new year and will man the cage in 2015 for the Allen Eagles. Moon is one of the most complete goal tenders our State has seen. His technique has been intact for years, but he continues to build upon his steady base. A vocal communicator with sound technique and a great stick in the clearing game, Moon looks the part. There is, however, an intangible that Moon brings to the table - his big game moxy. He is calm in tough situations, and, when under fire, he is at his best!
Dalton Sulver (2016 – Midfield – Kingwood)
Dalton Sulver may be one of the best athletes with the most upside in the entire State of Texas. The kid is huge and has a howitzer attached to his upper body. This Kingwood product brings it at the pace of 96 mph with his right hand, and he is just entering his junior year! The strength of his shot should be noted on the accompanying highlights. Take a look at the net when shots hit; it explodes backward time and time again. Not only is Sulver a heavy shooter, though. He is a big kid with great feet that can move quickly and with speed in open space. In addition, he is not limited to his right hand as he can bring it with both hands all day with a variety of quality moves. Coaches could also run him up top or down low as he possesses the entire skill set.
Hayden Baker (2017 – Midfield – Westlake)
Coming out of Westlake, let's take a look at this explosive and dynamic righty, Hayden Baker. Baker logged quality minutes as a frosh and has played at most of the top showcases across the country. Baker has the ability to generate offense and finish in a variety of ways. Whether it's catch and shoot or splitting the double, Baker usually finds the back of the net. He’s a driven player who works hard at his craft. When it’s all said and done, he will add considerable value to a dynamic, Chaps, varsity roster in 2015. Baker has most of the intagibles that coaches look for and could be another Austinite matriculating towards the next level.