The Warrior Watchlist: Boy’s Lacrosse Players to Look Out For


Henry Peck

Dub Difference Makers: These five guys dominate the competition.

After a realignment of regions, the Dubs Men’s lacrosse team, led by Head Coach Alex Haskins, is ready to make some noise and bring hardware back to North Atlanta. Here are five players to look out for in the upcoming season:

  • Powers Carpenter (Sr.):

Starting off the players to watch is senior captain Powers Carpenter. The 5’9, 165 lb defenseman has been a four-year varsity starter, and member of the Thunder National club team, the 6th best team in the country, according to the National Lacrosse Federation. Carpenter takes on the responsibility of guarding the opposing team’s best attacker, which he does effortlessly. 

  • D.J Louis (Sr.):

The second player on our watchlist is D.J. Louis. The 6’1, 205 lb midfielder was North Atlanta’s most prolific goal-scorer last year and an instrumental piece in transition. With his commitment to Georgia Tech for lacrosse, Louis has put the whole state on notice. “I am looking to go out strong,” said Louis. “Winning is the only thing on my mind.”

  • Brooks Balocki (Sr,):

The older Balocki brother comes in at number three on the list. He is a 6’2, 170 lb Long Stick Midfielder. Balocki does the dirty work, scoring inside, going for loose balls, and being a menace on the defensive end. His ability to play every position on the field and dominate makes him the team’s swiss army knife. “Brooks’ ability to dominate in any position we ask of him makes him one of our most valuable assets for our team,” said Coach Haskins. 

  • Hutch Balocki (So.):

While opponents see Brooks Balocki at midfield, they will also see plenty of his younger brother, Hutch on their end of the field. The 5 ’10, 145 lb sophomore made varsity as a freshman year and was an integral piece to the team. “Being so young and placed on varsity, Hutch filled the shoes well,” said Coach Haskins. “With another year of lacrosse under his belt, the whole program is excited for what the future holds for Hutch.”

  • Charles Ray (Jr.):

With the departure of long-time goalie Alex Smith, the responsibility of the most important position on the field falls on the shoulders of Junior Charles Ray. “Following a successful campaign for JV last year, we expect big things for Charles on varsity this year,” said Coach Haskins.


These five, and the countless other weapons at Haskins’ disposal, make for an exciting season, which will kick off this spring. It is the last chance for the seniors to take the field dawning the black and white of North Atlanta.