Heard on the sidelines...
Aran Roberts, San Ramon Valley's outstanding defender, has verballed to Princeton.* The rising Junior has been the subject of lots of chatter on the recruiting circuit this summer, making the All-Star teams at both King of the Hill and Gait Cup tournaments. The Dilettante first noticed him at De La Salle's Enea Sports Complex in 2011, where the then-Freshmen Wolves' close D looked very athletic in a losing cause against the Spartan. This past season the Wolves' Soph had a very nice game against the SI Wildcats, primarily during some one-on-one match ups against the Wildcat's top Soph, Joe Lang. Coach Bates and his Princeton Tiger's staff made a great decision. Congrats to Aran Roberts, his family, and the San Ramon Lacrosse coaches!. They've collaborated in the production of a good one!
The Dilettante hears that additional Ivy League commitments by NorCal laxers are coming soon. Stay tuned!
* In the Ivy League, a verbal commitment is made between Coach and Player. Only the Admissions Office can make the official offer.