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Mesa Fresh University wins War at the Shore crown with veterans, youngsters making contributions

Monday, 2nd August 2010

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/2/10

Mesa Fresh University won the A Division crown at the War at the Shore in Brick, N.J., during the weekend.

A total of 84 teams competed in this yearly event, with 24 teams in the A Division. Teams are comprised of college and post college players (including a few pros like Kyle Harrison and Rob Panell) from all over the country. Teams cannot have more than five active college

Mesa Fresh University won the A Division crown at the War at the Shore in Brick, N.J.

players from one college.

Mesa Fresh University is comprised of mostly Philly players, including Kyle Wharton (Johns Hopkins/Haverford School), John Haldy (Virginia/Haverford School), Chris Aitken (Villanova/Haverford School), Will Scudder (Lehigh/Haverford School), Doug Emrich (Bucknell/Haverford School), Liam O’Conner (Notre Dame/Haverford School), Kurt Watkinson (Georgetown/Haverford School), Chris Ryan (Lehigh/Haverford School); Matt Dolente (Johns Hopkins/Malvern Prep), Steve Layne (Loyola/Malvern Prep), Chris Layne (North Carolina/Malvern Prep), Jake Willcox (Loyola/ Malvern Prep); Jackson Place (Bucknell/Episcopal Academy), Matt Lerman (Syracuse/Episcopal Academy); Rob Forster (Penn State/La Salle), Brian Ikeda (Conestoga), Casey Ikeda (Maryland/Conestoga), Jon Gill (Lynchburg/Unionville), Eroc DiProspero (Johns Hopkins/Unionville). The roster was rounded out with Tim Langan (Villanova), Matt Langan (Loyola), Jake Hagelin (Loyola), and Pete Swerz (Johns Hopkins).

Mesa Fresh went 7-0 in the event and beat TriState, US Chay, Fat Rhino’s and finally Power Tek A in the championship, 10-7. Mesa had standout defense and goaltending was outstanding, while O’Conner, Dolente, Scudder and Swerz were dominant at the face-off X. The scoring was led by Haldy, Wharton, Forster and Tim Langan.

Recent scholastic grads Casey Ikeda, Place and O’Conner made huge contributions.


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