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Redwoods Lacrosse Club’s Top Draft Targets


PLL President Paul Rabil addressed the size vs. speed debate in modern lacrosse during his pre-draft press conference, remarking, “As the game gets more skilled, size is really relative in any discipline, the more undersized players are more nimble of feet… I think we’re seeing an evolution of speed and less of an emphasis on brute strength and size, and I think that’s what Adler has to his advantage.”

Outside of athletic attributes, Adler is almost always tasked with defending the opposition’s best player, and it’s usually worked out well for Cornell. In their regular-season finale against Princeton, he was the primary defender on Coulter Mackesy, whose 5.14 points per game rank 5th in the NCAA. Against Adler, however, Mackesy failed to register a single point. Adler has had numerous eraser-like performances, but even when he isn’t entirely neutralizing an opposing team’s offensive ace, his aggression stifles their offense – much like in his matchup against another player on this list. 

Over the past two seasons, Adler has caused 55 turnovers, scooped up 134 groundballs, and was a 1st-Team All-American in 2022.

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