We took a day trip to Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT last Wednesday to check out the Showtime Lacrosse Recruiting Camp. Presented by Maverik, Showtime is an invitation only high school camp showcasing the top 160 rising sophomores and rising juniors in North America.
The camp featured players from states throughout the Northeast, Illinois, Kentucky, South Carolina Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Nevada, California, Oregon and Canada.
We watched 8 short games in the afternoon followed by the All-Star Game featuring the Top 48 players at the camp (video highlights coming soon). Here are few quick observations from throughout the day:
Biggest on-field amusement: Neon shorts, neon shirts, neon shorts… That’s one way to get noticed!
Most memorable sideline banter: Coach Ric Beardsley‘s constant jawing
Proud LAS moment: Seeing Peter Tumbas of 412 Lax rock the coaches box (note: he’s got his flow back)
Parental sideline yelp of the day: “Get up honey!!!”
Best helmets: Darien’s clean, clean, clean silver domes with blue mohawks
Two attackmen who stood out:
#99 Mitchel Rupp (Victor Central, NY)
#91 Case Matheis (Darien, CT)
Two d-poles who stood out:
#134 Matt O’Keefe (Duxbury, MA)
#163 Marc Patrrone (Aquinas Institute, NY)
Something no one noticed: #11 GOALIE Dave Moore (Lake Mary, FL) shooting during warmups. I lost count of how many times he hit top corner.
A few photos from the day:
#67 Ian Seale (The Woodlands, TX) defends #44 David Kalin (Summit, NJ)
#44 Kalin charges toward #15 Erich Wischmeyer (Aguinas Institute, NY) in goal
#169 Brian Porter (Chaminade, NY)clears against #113 Quinn Moroney (Manhasset, NY)
#105 Max Skibber (Episcopal – Houston, TX) puts one in the net
#9 Thomas Branca (John Jay, NY) in goal
#93 Sean Connors (Deerfield Academy, NY) takes a rip
#17 Jeff Garinger (Montgomery, NJ) hustles down field
#48 Ryan Bohrod (Westfield, NJ) goes up against #70 Alex Moeser (Greenwich, CT)
#48 Ryan Bohrod (Westfield, NJ) takes a rip
#17 Jeff Garinger (Montgomery, NJ) jukes his man
#106 Paul Hellar (Duxbury, MA) drives toward #5 Ryan Purcell (MacArthur Levittown, NY) in goal
#59 Gunnar Miller (Irondequoit, NY) drives to the cage
#67 Ian Seale (The Woodlands, TX) clears the ball
#28 Justin Picardi (Niskayuna, NY) flies down field
#144 Andrew Cordes (Irondequoit, NY) throws a check on #102 Frank Fusco (Yorktown, NY)
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