Schaller ’22 named top 5 in the nation in lacrosse

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Photo Courtesy of Will Schaller '22

Will Schaller ‘22 has contributed a great deal to sports at Hill as a part of both the varsity ice hockey and lacrosse teams. He was recently invited to the Under Armour Underclass Baltimore Boys’ team, and, this past year, Inside Lacrosse named him the fifth best high school lacrosse player in the nation and a five star recruit. 

Schaller got interested in lacrosse at age 4, inspired by his dad who played in college. He plays the position of long stick defensive midfielder, and, in addition to playing for Hill, Schaller also plays for Team 91 Maryland, which is currently ranked fourth on Insider Lacrosse’s team rankings. He said that he loves the sport because of all of the amazing friends and coaches he has been able to connect with. 

“I’ve made my closest friends through lacrosse that are like family to me now. It’s given me an opportunity to bond with so many people.”

Head boys lacrosse coach Michael Murphy described Schaller as an incredible player, person and teammate. 

“Will’s all-in-all a really good person. I think that the best players are really good people, and they know how to help a guy who’s maybe not as talented as they are, and they know how to pick somebody up who might be having a bad day. I think Will is all of those things.”

Murphy also spoke of Schaller’s work ethic, which has not only allowed him to push for success but has inspired others on the team to do the same as well.

“Will is never one to shy away from the work; I think that’s a credit to him. And I think guys see that, and they see the success that he’s having, and it makes them work harder …You know, he can be a great motivator for his peers.”

Aidan Dunn ‘21, a teammate of Schaller’s, echoed this statement.

“He is probably one of the most competitive people I’ve ever met. He’s just on a whole other level.”

As a member of an Under Armour underclass team, Schaller competes with some of the best players across the nation.  He also plans to play at the college level and has been in contact with several recruiters, although he has not committed to a school yet.