Top 30 LI Players to Watch: Justin Guterding
The Garden City Trojans offense in 2012 was easy as "1-2-3."
However when 2013 rolls around, No. 2 (Devin Dwyer) and No. 3 (Liam Kennedy) will be off at college leaving just No. 1, attack Justin Guterding to lead the Trojans offense and defend its national championship.
And with that Garden City's Guterding is one of MSGVarsity.com's top 30 players to watch on Long Island during the 2012-2013 school year.
On a team that was already loaded with offensive firepower in the form of Dywer, Kennedy, Patric Berkery, and Rob Savage, Guterding was a player that experts originally didn't expect to see standing out on the scoresheet.
The Duke-bound senior played his sophomore year in 2011 as a middie and did just fine, but when 2012 began coach Steve Finnell moved Guterding up to attack and that's where "JG" really took off, he exploded for 11 goals in his first three games and was showing no signs of slowing down.
Guterding's most productive game came on May 7, where he outshined star Dwyer's one-goal, five-assist effort with a five-goal, three-assist showing in a 15-5 win over Calhoun. Now with Dwyer, Kennedy, and Berkery out of the picture and off to the next level Guterding won't have to outshine anymore anymore.
His star is already shining the brightest at Garden City.