Hunter Doppke

2023 | IL: Crystal Lake
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Recruit Profile
Smart, Strong, Defensemen, Multi-sport athlete who leads vocally and by example. 4.276 Weighted GPA. Member of NHS, Leadership Committee, Legacy Club, Varsity football and lacrosse starter.

I was 10 when I decided to pick up a stick and give lacrosse a try. I instantly fell in love with the game. I've played, community, club, and high school lacrosse ever since. As a Freshman I made the high school Varsity lacrosse team but was cut short due to Covid. As a defensemen I am comfortable and confident in man down situations, when to slide and knowing who is the 2 slide. In high school, I also play football playing varsity as a sophomore. Academically speaking, I am apart of National Honor Society where I donate my time to the local community events like the food pantry, Salvation Army, volunteering with the local youth LAX team, and other community events . This year, I was nominated to join the Leadership Committee where I sit down with high school administrators to address things going on in the school and help to fix them. Also, I am a member of Crystal Lake Central Legacy Club which helps student athletes become better leaders in sports and in the community. Legacy Club also shows us how to handle difficult situations when they come up in life and in sports. With the upcoming lacrosse season, I have been planning and meeting with the coaches to plan out preseason weight lifting, conditioning and organize non-coached preseason practices.

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Honors & Awards:
Varsity in football and lacrosse
Other HS Sports Played:
Football and Wrestling
Play 2 Sports In College?
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Varsity since Freshmen year in lacrosse. Varsity starter in football Academic All-Stars Showcase Defensive MVP Academic All-Stars Showcase All-Star Game

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Crystal Lake Central
Leo Zimmerman
Team Name:
Crystal Lake Central Tigers
Jersey Number:
Club Name:
True Lacrosse Boys
Sam Hiss
Team Name:
True IL 2023 Black AA
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GPA (unweighted):
97-100; 4.0; A+

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Sam Hiss

May 2, 2022

I have nothing but great things to say about Hunter. He definitely has the skills and strong foundations to grow into a potentially great collegiate defenseman. His dominant athleticism and on-ball physicality is immediately noticeable when first seeing him play. His strength, explosive speed, and footwork makes him a lethal matchup against a variety of different dodgers. In the short period of time coaching Hunter, he has also developed a strong understanding of team defense and off ball play. I believe that his leadership qualities and hard work ethic are his most impressive qualities. You do not often see a young player with the maturity and personality that he has. He has proven to be a great vocal leader both on and off the field to his teammates which has been a cornerstone for them to lean on. I have noticed this quality strengthen not only the defense but the entire team, he is continuously pushing them to compete at a higher level every rep in practice and for the duration of every game. He would be a great addition to many college programs both on and off the field! - Sam Hiss -- True Lacrosse IL State Director

Ken Arvidson

Mar 2, 2022

Hunter Doppke is an all around fantastic athlete. Over the time i have know Hunter he has grown into a position of leadership on the team. What stands out most about Hunter is his work ethic. Weather in athletics or academics Hunter works very hard and always puts forth his best. Hunter is a captain on the team and is someone who I trust to run different parts of practice. On the field, Hunter is a defensive leader who leads communication, slides, and recovery. Our defense works better with him in the game. Ken Arvidson Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach

Leo Zimmerman

Mar 1, 2022

Hunter is a strong, physical, and disciplined defenseman. On ball, he uses his physicality and a good understanding of angles to win match ups. Off ball, he has become a high level communicator who his teammates rely on to facilitate slides/recoveries. With the ball in his stick, Hunter typically has no trouble running by riding attackmen. Off and on the field Hunter has become a vocal and confident leader, who always demands the best from himself and his teammates. He would be a valuable asset to the culture of any program. Leo Zimmerman Head Coach Crystal Lake Central Lacrosse

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