FLG Recruiting Feature: Class of 2022 Boys Midfielders and Face-off Specialists

This is an interview feature with some of the top 2022 midfielders and face-off specialist on Long Island. Read all about the FLG boys, where they play, what they want to do, and why these boys are unique!

Jonathan Lewis, Calhoun/Merrick

What is your name, high school, and position?

My name is Jonathan (Jonny) Lewis, I play FOGO/Midfield.  My high school is Calhoun High School, Merrick. My high school coach Jim Femminella has been an awesome role model!   My club team is FLG.

What is your potential major you are interested in?

I am interested in studying Economics and Finance in College.

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

I believe my game is unique because I can play lots of positions on the field, not just the faceoff.  Also, I believe communication on the field is the key in building strong team chemistry.  It allows every player on the field to reach their full potential  I am a big communicator on and off the field which ups my game.

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

The greatest lesson I learned in lacrosse is having short term memory after losses and not just learning from your losses but from your victories.

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

My favorite lacrosse memory is playing for my Varsity high school team as a freshman and making it to the semi-finals at Hofstra University.  Being able to play with some amazing upperclassmen was an experience I will never forget.

What are you looking for in a school?

I am looking for a school that will challenge me both in the classroom and on the field.  I want a school that will help me reach my full potential.

What are three words to describe yourself?

Unselfish, Loyal, Motivated


Jay Ottomanelli, Garden City

What is your name, high school, and position?

Jay Ottomanelli, Garden City High School, Midfield/Attack

What is your potential major you are interested in?

I have a wide variety of interests but am currently undecided on a major.

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

My ability to pinpoint shots either on the run or on a step-down and my overall creativity on the field is what makes my game unique.

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

The greatest lesson I have learned from lacrosse is discipline. It has provided me with a hardworking mindset on and off the field.

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

My favorite lacrosse memory is playing in the Hersheypark tournament for my Garden City travel team back in elementary/middle school.

What are you looking for in a school?

I am looking for a school/lacrosse program that can challenge me to become the best student, player, and person I can possibly be. Along with a group of guys with a solid work ethic and an insatiable desire to win.

What are three words to describe yourself?

Ambitious, Persistent and Unyielding

Liam Lennon, Huntington

What is your name, high school, and position?

Liam Lennon, Huntington High School Huntington, New York, and I am a midfielder/attack man.

What is your potential major you are interested in?

My potential major is business/international business with a possibility in the medical field and a minor in Spanish.

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

My ability to implement a coach’s constructive criticism into my game, my ability to finish on the run, my ability to adapt my playing style when playing with new teammates, and my ability to create scoring opportunities for myself and others. 

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

My greatest lesson, in the words of my father, is that a great team is always better than a great player.

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

My greatest memory is winning the first tournament championship I played with all of my childhood friends and teammates.

What are you looking for in a school?

I am looking for a school that offers a wide range of opportunities in academics as well as athletics. 

What are three words to describe yourself?

 Motivated, competitive, and coachable. 

Here is link to his highlight tape: https://sportsrecruits.com/athlete/liam_lennon2?video=715659


Charles Whitman, Phillips Academy 

What is your name, high school, and position?

Charlie Whitman, Phillips Academy Andover, Midfielder

What is your potential major you are interested in?

Leadership studies, Biology

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

Speed, Size, and Sacrificing the body

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

Honor the history of the game: build the brotherhood/community and build the player you are created to become. Following the founders’ ideals leads to strong teams, good decisions as a team, and continual growth as a player.

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

Finally getting on the field for the first game with my high school team, after a year of no lacrosse due to Covid (besides FLG’s off-season scrimmages—which I am and was hugely grateful for!)

What are you looking for in a school?

Competitive and supportive team environment, Strong lacrosse, Strong academics

What are three words to describe yourself?

Hardworking, Team-first, Tireless


Brendan Sargent, Manhasset

What is your name, high school, and position?

Brendan Sargent, Manhasset High School

What is your potential major you are interested in?

Finance, Engineering

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

I have a strong 2-way game and a good nose for ground balls.

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

Lacrosse is a true team sport.  You can make a big impact in a game even if you are not putting up numbers or stats.  Never stop grinding on and off the field.  When you put in the hard work, you reap the rewards both on and off the field. 

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

My favorite lacrosse memory was when my town team beat the number one ranked travel team in a huge upset during the summer after 6th grade. It was a great win that I got to share with my best friends.

What are you looking for in a school?

I am looking for a college with strong academics, good lacrosse, lots of school spirit, and a nice campus.

What are three words to describe yourself?

Tough, hard-working, and determined.


Will Feldmann, North Shore

What is your name, high school, and position?

My name is Will Feldmann.  I go to North Shore High School and I am a midfielder.

What is your potential major you are interested in?

I am still undecided on my major but leaning towards economics or something business-oriented.

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

I think my game is unique because of my strong stick skills and high lacrosse IQ. 

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

The greatest lesson I have learned playing lacrosse is the “next play” mentality that will help me through my entire life.

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

I was pulled up to the varsity team as an 8th grader at North Shore.  My favorite memory is when I scored my first goal.  It validated all of the hard work I had put into playing lacrosse and it made me feel proud that my coach made the right decision.  

What are you looking for in a school?

I am looking for a school that has strong academics, an involved student body, and a competitive lacrosse program.

What are three words to describe yourself?

I would describe myself as humble, passionate, and competitive.


Christopher Maichin, Huntington

What is your name, high school, and position?

Christopher Maichin, Huntington High School, Midfield/Attack

What is your potential major you are interested in?

Political Science

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

I’m a cerebral player. I like to think about the game and focus on where the next play will be.

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

The greatest lesson that I have learned in lacrosse is to have a quick reset. If I made some kind of mistake I don’t let that rattle me, I take a deep breath, press the “reset button” and go right into the next play.

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

My favorite lacrosse memory would have to be this season, our first game, beating #1 ranked Smithtown West. The energy on the field was unlike anything I have ever experienced playing lacrosse and was one of the best times I had playing with my teammates.

What are you looking for in a school?

I am looking for a school with high academics and a great overall motivating, fun, and encouraging atmosphere both athletically and academically that encourages student-athletes to continue to strive for greatness.

What are three words to describe yourself?

Coachable, Gritty, and, Persistent

Here is his highlight tape: https://sportsrecruits.com/athlete/christopher_maichin?video=386818

Gavin Jacobsen, Schreiber

What is your name, high school, and position?

Gavin Jacobsen, Schreiber High School, Midfield

What is your potential major you are interested in?

Sports Medicine/Business

What makes your game unique compared to other players?

If my strong hand is being taken away I am comfortable going to my left.

What has been your greatest lesson you learned in lacrosse?

Lacrosse is mostly a mental game and having confidence is key.

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?

9th Grade high school lacrosse season 

What are you looking for in a school?

a school that has great academics and athletics

What are three words to describe yourself?

Hardworking, driven, motivated

 

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