Editor’s Note: Tommy Gilligan made the trip down to Severn, Maryland to follow the Haymakers Class of 2014 team as they played in the FLG in 3D tournament. He captured some fantastic shots of the Ohio-based Haymakers on the field and provides a great recap of their trip.
This past weekend I had a great time shooting the Haymakers Class of 2014 lacrosse team at the FLG in 3D tournament in Severn, Md. The boys from central Ohio, who are coached by my good friend, David Harvey (with whom I played in college), took on some of the best high school talent from all over the country. The goal was simple; they wanted to win as a team, but at the same time, each player was trying to impress college scouts through some insane rain storms.
As a photographer, the added elements of near topical storm-level rain and and muddy fields made me rather excited for the possible photo outcomes.
Unfortunately for the Haymakers, they arrived in Maryland short seven guys from their team, due to high school football commitments. However, the Haymakers “Knuckled Up” and took the field. Over the first two days, the team from the heart of Buckeye Nation gave up the least amount of goals in in the rising juniors division, going 2-1 in the first three games.
Just as they set out to do, they played extremely as a team. While many of the tournament participants were resting and trying to dry out for Sunday’s playoffs, the Haymakers had five guys named to Saturday night’s All-Stars game under the lights.
While the Class of 2014 team had a great showing on the east coast, the Class of 2015 team had a record breaking season winning the Ohio State Team Camp with a 21-5 record and becoming the the youngest team to ever win it.
With rising junior Jake Marino (45) already verbally committed to Umass and many others presently still weighing their college options, things are looking good for the club that was just established 4 years ago.
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Here is the 2014 Haymakers Roster from the FLG in 3D event:
# First Last
1 Reid Neri
5 Luke Rust
6 Seth McCall
8 Enzo Giafagna
11 Jack Flood
13 Kane Wollmuth
22 Brandon Ritter
23 Ian McGougan
27 Cameron Fry
31 Brian Doney
44 Jon Browne
45 Jake Marino
54 Spencer Cline
99 Cole Palmby
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