Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/2/10
Philly boys’ and girls’ teams will shoot for gold this weekend in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games at Towson University (Md.).
Eight teams from regions around the country will compete in pool play Saturday and Sunday with the top four seeds advancing to the semifinals Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The championship games are slated for 3:30 p.m.
Both Philly teams (see rosters below) are in Pool A with Baltimore, New England and Upstate New York. Pool B features Long Island, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and the Midwest teams.
The Philly boys team – coached by Springfield-Delco’s Michael Friel – open pool play Saturday at 10 a.m. against Baltimore on Field 1. Philly then meets Upstate New York at 1 p.m. on Field 2. On Sunday the Philly boys face New England at 11 a.m. on Field 2.
The Philly girls – coached by Downingtown East’s Caitlin Barbakoff – also open Saturday against Baltimore at 10 a.m., on Field 3. Next is Upstate New York at 1 p.m. on Field 1. On Sunday the Philly girls face New England at 11 a.m. on Field 4.
The Underclassmen Games are part of the Under Armour Lacroese Classic, which also features the Senior All-America Games at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The girls’ game is at 5:30 p.m. and the boys’ game follows at 8 p.m. (live on ESPNU).
The Philly girls’ team is fielding its first player from another region of Pennsylvania – Manheim Township rising junior midfielder Devon Schneider, who led her team to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals. The Philly girls’ team is very young, fielding three rising sophomores and seven rising juniors. Only five of the rising seniors have committed to colleges.
The Philly boys’ team is more experienced. Only one team member – Abington rising sophomore Matt Rambo – is not from the Class of 2011. Seventeen players have committed to Division I colleges.
The Philly boys’ and girls’ teams have two other connections – brother-sister pairs. Billy Donovan, a rising senior attackman at Unionville, is the older brother of girls’ team member Annabeth Donovan, a rising sophomore midfielder at Unionville.
Meanwhile, boys’ team rising senior Joey McCallion (Haverford School/midfielder-face-off specialist) is the older brother of girls’ team rising sophomore Nora McCallion (Notre Dame/attack-midfield).
Under Armour Underclassmen Games
Boys’ Games will be on Fields 1 & 2, and Girls’ Games will be on Fields 3 & 4
Saturday, July 3
8 a.m. New England vs Upstate NY (Field 1 & 3)
New Jersey vs Midwest (Field 2 & 4)
10 a.m. Baltimore vs Philadelphia (Field 1 & 3)
Washington DC vs Long Island (Field 2 & 4)
1 p.m. Washington DC vs Midwest (Field 1 & 3)
Upstate NY vs Philadelphia (Field 2 & 4)
3 p.m. Long Island vs New Jersey (Field 1 & 3)
Baltimore vs New England (Field 2 & 4)
Sunday, July 4
9 a.m. Baltimore vs Upstate NY (Field 1 & 3)
Washington DC vs New Jersey (Field 2 & 4)
11 a.m. Long Island vs Midwest (Field 1 & 3)
New England vs Philadelphia (Field 2 & 4)
1:30 p.m. # 4 seed vs #4 seed (Field 2 & 4)
# 3 seed vs #3 seed (Field 1 & 3)
Philly Boys’ Roster
Joey Sankey, jr., Penn Charter
Carl Walrath, jr, Haverford School,
Joe Venit, jr., Springfield-Delco,
Will Rotatori, jr., Lake Highland, Fla.
Billy Donovan, jr., Unionville
TJ Hanzsche, jr., Malvern Prep
Matt Rambo, fr., Abington
Jack Bogorowski, jr., La Salle
Brendan McGrath, jr., Haverford School
Matt Walters, jr., Haverford School
Tanner Scott, jr., Conestoga
Billy Flatley, jr., Conestoga,
Jeff Heath, jr., St. Joseph’s Prep
Joe McCallion, jr., Haverford School
Drew Kennedy, jr., Malvern Prep
Bobby Tait, jr., Germantown Academy
Brian Dailey, jr., Conestoga
Alex Warden, jr., Garnet Valley
Ryan Kilpatrick, jr., Salesianum School (DE)
Goran Murray, jr., Haverford School
Mark DiFrangia, jr., La Salle
Dan Mojica, jr., Springfield-Delco
Dustin Keen, jr., Downingtown West
Conor Kelly, jr., Haverford School
Philly Girls’ roster
Christine Astarita, jr., Unionville, Midfield
Tayloranne Clark, soph., West Chester East, Defense
Kelly Devlin, jr., Downingtown East, Midfield
Caroline Dodds, Jr., Great Valley, Defense
Annabeth Donovan, fr, Unionville, Midfield
Alex Duckenfield, jr., Strath Haven, Midfield / Defense
Laura Frankenfield, fr., Wissahickon, Midfield
Katrina Geiger, soph., Haverford, Midfield
Hannah Goforth, jr., Bishop Shanahan, Midfield
Rachel Kalick, jr., Great Valley, Defense
Ali Karwoski, soph., Great Valley, Attack
Catherine Layne, jr., Villa Maria Academy, Midfield / Defense
Sara McBride, jr., Great Valley, Attack
Nora McCallion, fr., Academy of Notre Dame, Attack / Midfield
Allison Murray, jr., Downingtown East, Goalie
Jill Murray, jr., Unionville, Attack
Kristen Norden, soph., Radnor, Attack / Midfield
Summer O’Donnell, jr., Strath Haven, Midfield / Defense
McKenzie Rafferty, soph., Downingtown East, Attack
Devon Schneider, soph., Mannheim Township, Midfield
Iris Williamson, soph., Germantown Friends, Midfield
Annie Woehling, jr., Radnor, Goalie