Pat Spencer is the best passer in the country. He posted 52 assists as a freshman, then broke Loyola’s single-season record with 55 assists as a junior. His ability to recognize cracks in defensive recoveries, even if they are only hedging or half-sliding, is incredible. Watch as he finds the open man, whether that is the first slide’s man or the third slide’s man.

All-MLL defenseman Matt McMahon (Ohio Machine) mentioned that the aspect of Spencer’s game that impresses him most is the catchability of Spencer’s passes. “I’ve only seen one guy as good at delivering extremely high difficulty passes that are so easy on the recipient to catch and shoot,” McMahon told me. That one guy? 2011 Tewaaraton Award winner Steele Stanwick.