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Yinzer Report: Rebellion at FLG in 3D

The Pittsburgh based Rebellion club team attended FLG in 3D at Mt. Saint Mary’s this weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Rebellion is under the direction of current North Allegheny assistant coach Peter Hoffman, a long time staple of the Pittsburgh club scene. Rebellion is powered by 3d, but isn’t an official 3d outfit. As a result of the 3d connection, the rosters include athletes from other parts of the country.

Pittsburgh wise, there’s a healthy mix of North Hills and South Hills athletes, which might have a result of a condensed practice schedule. (Yinzers are fickle about crossing the rivers.)

2015/2016 Team Results

6-4 Win Apprentice Athletics
7-4 Loss Building Blocks (NJ) 2016
9-6 Loss Edge (Canada) 2016
8-7 Win Mad Lax Orange (DC) 2016
11-1 Win Team Maryland 2016
5-3 Loss New Jersey Lacrosse Club 2016

Strange Sunday results. Encouraging win over Mad Lax, but a disheartening loss to NJLC 2016.

Caught a few minutes of the first half of the Building Blocks game:

  • 2015 attackman Brian Kelly (Mt. Lebanon/Mercer) scored on a nasty BTB while falling down, Kelly is our #1 ranked 2015
  • 2016 middie Levi McCrady smoked one high to high from what could have been 13 yards out, how he is still available is beyond me, McCrady is our #3 ranked 2016

2017 Team Results 3-2-1

7-7 Tie Triad Elite (NC)
8-1 Win Juiced Cherries (MI)
12-2 Loss FLG (NY)
8-4 Win New Jersey Lacrosse Club
9-4 Win Looney Orange (MD)
9-1 Loss Building Blocks (NJ)

Didn’t get a chance to watch this team play, but the roster did feature a collection of our top 10 2017s in Pittsburgh: #1 Cian Malcom (Midfield – Chartiers Valley), #2 Greg Ferringer (Defense – North Allegheny), #7 Connor Brumfield (Midfield – Mt. Lebanon), #9 Calvin Sargent (Midfield – Moon), #10 Patrick McNally (Defense – Mt. Lebanon).

Given that roster, the tie against a Greensboro, North Carolina club team is a disappointing result. The team bounced back nicely against fellow Midwestern club, Juiced Cherries.

2018 Team Results 3-3

7-6 Loss FLG (NY)
12-1 Win Team Maryland
10-4 Loss Juiced Cherries (MI)
11-6 Loss Long Island Express 2 (NY)
7-2 Win Red Devil United (NC)
6-2 Win Lax Factory (MD)

The FLG game went into overtime so if you’re into moral victories you got one. Nothing encouraging about the loss to Juiced Cherries. Sunday went much better finishing with two convincing wins over middle of the road clubs.

This is probably the most competitive tournament any freshmen team from Pittsburgh has entered in the fall. Good experience for those boys as the spring approaches.

Watched a few minutes of the Lax Factory game:

  • Kenny Giarla (Midfield – Mt. Lebanon), our #5 ranked 2018, might have been the most athletic player on the field, Chris Hooton does a great job preparing Mt. Lebanon’s middle schoolers for the high school level, easily the best middle school coach in Pittsburgh.

Other Fall Ball News

Lead in picture is 2017 Seneca Valley goalie Brady Moze playing for the 2015/2016 Rebellion team at FLG in 3D.

Pine Richland scrimmaged Western Reserve November 8th, new head coach Chip Young spent a year at WRA, no scores were reported.

Seneca Valley attended the first weekend of UP Lax and went 1-5, specific game results were not reported but the Raiders played 757 Select (VA), True Illinois State, National Wild, Iron Clads (VA), True Indiana, St. Mary’s Ryken (MD).

USC attended the second weekend of UP Lax and went 2-2-2, specific game results were not reported but the Panthers played, Haymakers (OH), Burning River (OH), NoVA FCA (VA), HoCo (MD), True West Elite (IL), Looney’s (MD) according to USC Twitter.

Recruiting Update

2015 Shady Side Academy defenseman Connor Jones has committed to Connecticut College.

2015 Kiski Prep face off man Will Swain has committed to Kenyon, Swain went to Hampton before transferring to Kiski.

2015 Moon attackman AJ Hamer has committed to Hiram.

Coaching Update

Former Butler head coach Jim Volberg is the new head coach at Hampton.

Former Washington & Jefferson head coach Dan Usaj could be headed to Mars.