James Brocksmith

2023 | WA: Maple Valley
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"Congratulations! On behalf of USA Lacrosse and the U.S. National Teams, welcome to the National Team Development Program". Relentless defender, strong IQ.

Introduced to lacrosse in the second grade, I learned how to pass and catch with small plastic sticks our school stored in the shed. Fast forward 9 years, I had never expected myself to be where I'm at today with this sport I love. I have played defense since my first game and have enjoyed every step and the players along the way. I play for Tahoma Varsity High School and Seattle Starz 2023 Elite.

I am confident in my play as a close-defenseman and team leader. Keys to my game is my clearing ability and field awareness. Fast clearing in the shot clock era will only benefit any college program. When I step onto the field I see myself as a vocal leader who puts the team before myself, supports my other teammates around me, and works hard willing to give everything I have.

I plan on pursuing a degree in STEM or aviation. In the past year, I have also taken on the task of achieving my private pilots license and most recently, flying my 1st solo. After school, I plan on applying my skills towards service in the armed forces and aviation.

Team USA Combine Invitee
Congratulations! On behalf of USA Lacrosse and the U.S. National Teams, welcome to the National Team Development Program. You have been selected and are invited to move forward in the pipeline process, as we look toward building the future of Team USA. Aug 2021.

"After thoroughly reviewing over 500 applications, the staff at US Club Lax and Apex Lacrosse Events has selected you as one of the top 20 players in the class of 2023 at your position. The demand for this event has been overwhelmingly positive and the talent pool is incredibly deep. We have fielded hundreds of emails and messages about this event. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!" Feb 2021.

Evaluation by PLL Atlas Defender: Austin Pifani, James Brocksmith - Tahoma Senior HS (WA) - Defense - Seattle Starz:
"Brocksmith is 6'5" and he is an imposing figure out there on the defensive end. But the Seattle Starz star can deliver some excellent checks and has solid positioning. Isn't afraid to take the ball up field either on the clear. Seems to be a vocal leader and a player his teammates rallies behind."

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Honors & Awards:
Nov - Selected as Team Captain
May - WA Region 5 All-Star Team Roster Selection.
May - Puget-Pierce All Conference Selection.
May - Puget-Pierce 4A League Champions.
October- Apex National Fall Showcase All Star Team selection.
July- USA Lacrosse U-16 NTDP Combine Invitee.
July- Legends Meltdown Tournament Champs, 23 Select, Corona, CA.
June- One WA High School "Honor The Game" sportsmanship award presented by opposing team players.
March- Power 20 Featured Player. Power 20 is an online showcase brought to you by APEX Lacrosse & US Club Lax, highlighting some of the best players in the country at their position. https://www.usclublax.com
January: Adrln Sin City Showdown Tournament Champs, 2023/24 Select. Mesa, AZ.
2019: four WA "Honor The Game" sportsmanship awards presented by opposing team players.
2018: two WA "Honor The Game" sportsmanship awards presented by opposing team players.
2017: James was selected by Conference Coaches to play in the "Honor The Game" Sportsmanship Game that was played at the WA State HS tournament.
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Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
2021: Apex Fall National Showcase All Star Team selection. 2018 & 2019: 7/8 Tahoma undefeated in regular season play. 2018 & 2019: 7/8 Tahoma played in Conference Finals 2017: 5/6 Tahoma won the WA Harvey Cup Tournament.

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Performance Metrics
10 Yard Dash
1.8 sec
40 Yard Dash
5.85 sec
5-10-5 Shuttle
Shot Speed
Broad Jump
Vertical Jump
Coach Contacts
High School:
Tahoma Lacrosse
Brian Johnson
Team Name:
Tahoma Bears
Jersey Number:
Club Name:
Seattle Starz Lacrosse Boys
Jack Pruitt
Team Name:
Seattle Starz 2023 Boys
Jersey Number:

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GPA (unweighted):
90-92; 3.7; A-
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John Macrina

Oct 17, 2019

I have coached James for the last 3 years and he is a dedicated and talented Defender who has developed consistently year round through multiple programs including Select Teams, Skills camps and weight lifting. He is a very coachable athlete gifted with tremendous size, strength, talent and supportive parents.

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