From top recruit to viral freshman sensation with Brian Ruppel – LGR Podcast Episode 201 | Lax Goalie Rat

From top recruit to viral freshman sensation with Brian Ruppel – LGR Podcast Episode 201

This Episode Is Brought To You By:

Welcome to another episode of the Lax Goalie Rat podcast!

Today, we’re excited to have Maryland goalie Brian Ruppel join us. The freshman netminder has made a name for himself with an impressive start to his college career.

Ruppel was expected to redshirt his first year with the Terrapins, but after an injury to Logan McNaney, he was thrust into the starting position and has thrived as the defending NCAA Champions’ starting goalie.

His debut came against the #4 Princeton Tigers, where he made 14 saves, the most by a Maryland freshman in their first career start since Brian “Doc” Dougherty in 1993.

However, Ruppel’s moment in the spotlight came in an overtime win against #1 Virginia, where he made an incredible triple save flurry that went viral on social media.

He was also named B1G Specialist of the Week for his performance, where he tied a career-high 14 saves.

Ruppel’s background in lacrosse is unique, as he grew up playing both attack and goalie, even suiting up as a middie and attackman during his freshman year of high school. This experience helped him develop strong clearing skills and the ability to read shooters.

The look of a goalie stick drew Ruppel to play goalie in the first place, and his first-ever goalie stick was a Maryland-dyed goalie head.

During high school, he was a three-sport star, playing basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. He was a highly touted prospect, rated the No. 30 overall recruit and No. 3 goalie by Inside Lacrosse in 2022, and was also an Under Armour All-American.

Ruppel’s dream was always to play for the Maryland Terrapins, and he was a fan of former Terps goalie and current PLL star with the Whipsnakes, Kyle Bernlohr. So when Coach Tillman offered him a spot on the team, it was an easy decision.

Ruppel has honed his skills under the tutelage of legendary Maryland goalie and current Whipsnakes backup Brian Phipps and has also spent time developing with friends of the program Goaliesmith.

It’s clear that Ruppel has already made an impact in his freshman year and has a bright future ahead of him. We can’t wait to see what he’ll accomplish this season and the throughout his career!

Show Notes

Brian Ruppel’s Gear Setup

Video Interview with Brian Ruppel

Videos & Photos of Brian Ruppel

Listen on Apple Podcast
Visited 1 times, 1 visit(s) today

P.S. - Whenever you're ready, here are 3 ways I can help you:

1. Lax Goalie Rat Academy - The Lax Goalie Rat Academy is a premier membership program that gives you the tools and skillset to level up your goalie game. Technique, drills, mental game, lacrosse IQ and direct coaching from Coach Damon to turn your goalie into a leader and a confident save machine. Join 400+ goalies inside.

2. Lacrosse Goalie Super Mom/Dad - Some call lacrosse goalie the hardest position in sports. That's not true. It's the goalie Mom or Dad. I put together this course specially for the parents who know nothing about lacrosse but still want to help their son or daughter be the best they can be. Learn how to train them but more importantly learn how to support them on this emotional rollercoaster.

3. Promote yourself to 11,000+ subscribers by sponsoring my newsletter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • LacrosseMonkey Ad

    Free Ship
  • Nutty Buddy

    NuttyBuddy Protection
  • Universal Lacrosse

    Universal Lacrosse Goalie Gear
  • Sticky

    Lacrosse Goalie Book
  • Want virtual goalie coaching sessions from the best  coaches in the game? Look no further...

    The Lacrosse Goalie Summit replays give you access to best goalie coaching out there. Coaches like Ted Bergman, John Galloway, Matt Deluca, Brian Phipps, Kyle Bernlohr, Liz Hogan, Caylee Waters, Lyndsey Munoz, Chris Buck, Taylor Moreno, Sean Quirk, Goaliesmith, Meg Taylor, Drake Porter, Emily Sterling, Brett Dobson, and so many more. These sessions give your youth the confidence and the tools to be amazing in the crease!

    arrow right

    Click an event to learn more about the goalie coaching sessions included! 

    arrow left
    Lacrosse Goalie Summit 1
    Lacrosse Goalie Summit 2
    Lacrosse Goalie Summit 3
    Lacrosse Goalie Summit 4
    Lacrosse Goalie Summit 5
    Lacrosse Goalie Summit 6
    Lacrosse Goalie Summit 7

    Join The

    Lax Goalie Rat Online Camp

    Full Goalie Education

    The only lacrosse goalie training that covers ALL of the areas necessary to be dominant: technical, physical, and mental.

    Over 80 Videos Yours For Life

    Revisit the drills and mental inspiration every season! Plus new videos added to the camp are yours for free.

    Supportive Community

    Access to private forums to interact with other goalies, coaches, and Coach Damon on a personal basis.