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Kaelin Wu

2024 | CT: Farmington
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My best assets don't show up on a highlight-reel. It is my hands/feet + my off-ball work and defensive positioning: I'm a disciplined technician who plays lax like chess.

I am doing a PG year at Avon Old Farms in 2024 under Coaches Kyle Jackson/Skip Flanagan following my matriculation from The Hopkins School. I have spent the last year training/gaining strength to compete at the next level of lacrosse. Even though I'm bigger, I'm not quite the traditional Bezerker D-Pole; more like Ninja-Pole as my strengths are my hands/feet which has allowed me to excel at taking the ball away and run transition-perfect for the Modern Game. I am Close D-LSM by trade, but my versatility as allowed me to play SSDM, Offensive Mid, Attack. I am a 2-time All FAA Conference selection, Honorable Mention for All New England Preparatory Schools (NEPSAC), 3-sport captain and an Academic All American for Water Polo as well as Boys Swimming. Thank you for your time.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
- 2023: Selected to the Under Armour New England Team
- 2023: Received the Bill DeGeannaro Award for Outstanding Male Athlete for all athletics at The Hopkins School
- 2023: Received the Peter H. Newcomb Award for Sportsmanship and Character for Lacrosse at The Hopkins School
- 2023: Selected to the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America All America Academic Team which represents the top 2% of over 353,000 swimmers in the United States
- 2023: Selection as 1st-team All Lacrosse FAA Conference (2nd year in a row)
- 2023: Selection as an Honorable Mention for All New England Preparatory School (NEPSAC) for lacrosse
- 2023: Named to the All-Tournament Team for the ML8 High School Summer National Championship in Newport, RI.
- 2023: Selected by US Club Lacrosse as a Top 20 Under The Radar Prospect
- 2022: Maverik Showtime (nominated and selected to) - Selected as an All-Star
- 2022: Selection as 1st-team All Lacrosse FAA Conference
- 2021: Selected as the Top Defenseman at the 2021 Austin Pifani / Apex Defenseman Showcase
- 2021: US Club Lax / Apex Power 20 Online Showcase Selection
- 2020: All-Star Selection for the Apex 60 Summer Showcase 2020
- Maverik National Lacrosse Classic representing New England 2019
- Warrior All American Games New England 2019, 2020 (canceled)

- Varsity Lacrosse (Freshman - current): Selected as a Captain of the 2022 Hopkins Lacrosse Team. 4 year Varsity Lacrosse Starter
- Varsity Water Polo (Freshman - current): Selected as a Captain of the 2022 Hopkins School Water Polo Team
- Varsity Swimming (Sophomore - current) - qualified for New England Regionals 2022. Selected as a Captain of the 2022 Hopkins School Swimming Team
- 2021 Varsity Water Polo finished 3rd at the Liquid 4 - which is the Final 4 for the New England Water Polo Championships
- Freshman Basketball
- Brown Belt in Shaolin Kempo Martial Arts

Career Stats: 16 goals, 7 assists, 207 Ground Balls, 98 Caused Turnovers
2023 Stats: 11 goals, 5 assists, 71 Ground Balls, 45 Caused Turnovers
2022 Stats: 2 goals, 1 assist, 77 Ground Balls, 38 Caused Turnovers
2021 Stats: 3 goals, 1 assist, 59 Ground Balls, 15 Caused Turnovers
2020 Stats: Canceled COVID
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Other HS Sports Played:
1) Varsity Water Polo - selected as Captain for the 2022 team 2) Varsity Swimming - selected as Captain for the 2022 team 3) Freshman Basketball. 4) Brown Belt (3rd degree) Shaolin Kempo Martial Arts
Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
I was selected as the Top-Defenseman at the 2021-Austin Pifani/Apex Defenseman Showcase. In the write up from Pifani: "Wu plays a textbook style of defense...it showed all over the field...and is very effective. Getting low in his stance and riding opponent's hips...very effective at knocking offensive players off their line. He plays angles extremely well...one of his strengths is dominating GLE. Wu does an excellent job of combining a top-hand punch with bringing his foot around to force would be dodgers back towards X. His high lax IQ was on display...he was making...collegiate level hedges and slides, filling in half spots to eat up space. Wu is everything you ask for...reliable defender who can lock down just anyone". I was also selected by US Club Lax/Apex for the Power 20 Online Showcase in 2021. I received a video review as well as a write up: "​Kaelin has some amazing checks and they arenot just slap checks. Wu can deliver a good poke and lift to dislodge the ball for a sweet turnover. Love the way Wu moves his feet to and away from the ball. Great positioning when playing close defense...should have a big 2021"

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Avon Old Farms
Coach:
Skip Flanagan
Team Name:
Winger Beavers
Jersey Number:
Club Name:
Dragons Lacrosse Club
Coach:
Scott Bartush
Team Name:
Dragons 2024
Jersey Number:

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A
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Chris Parisi

May 10, 2021

Kaelin is a technically sound defenseman with great feet and an excellent stick. He is a ground ball machine and sees much time on the faceoff wing. His vertical range makes him dangerous in the clear and able to play fast middies from the top as well as attackmen under GLE. Very respectful and coachable sophomore with great character and self-discipline.

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