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Five-star recruit Carter Kempney, a midfielder at Section III’s Carthage (New York) High School, became the fifth commit in Syracuse’s Class of 2022 Monday night.
Kempney, the Orange’s fifth commit since the cycle opened on Sept. 1, joins goalie Jimmy McCool, attack Michael Leo, defensive midfielder Vinnie Trujillo and midfielder Zach Mercado as members of their class. He’s “dangerous on both ends of the field, often dazzling as a scorer,” according to Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders.
5 ⭐️ Carter Kempney ‘22, M, Carthage (N.Y.) / @OrangeCrushLax has committed to @CuseMLAX. The third of his siblings to play for Syracuse, Kempney has proven to be dangerous on both ends of the field, often dazzling as a scorer: https://t.co/TrhMTtAfL1 pic.twitter.com/Ly73N3GUCe
— Ty Xanders (@tyxanders) September 15, 2020
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Kempney is the third five-star recruit in Syracuse’s last five recruiting classes, along with current junior Griffin Cook and freshman Owen Hiltz. During the 2019 season, his freshman year, Kempney totaled 29 goals and seven assists in 17 games for the Comets — helping them to a 9-8 record in a season that ended with a loss to Christian Brothers Academy in the Class C quarterfinals.
He also played on Carthage’s varsity team — where former SU All-Americans and brothers Casey, Mike and Ryan Powell starred — his final two years of middle school, compiling 17 goals and four assists across 11 games.
Both of Kempney’s sisters have also played for Syracuse, with Braelie a current junior and Kailah a 2015 graduate. Kailah holds the Syracuse record for draw controls with 253 and broke her own single-season record twice.
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