Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/15/10
Seven Philly rising seniors participated in the first ESPN Rise Warrior 40 held at Boston’s Harvard Stadium on July 8-9.
The event was capped with an all-star game between the 42 players chosen by
ESPN as the top rising seniors in the country.
The Orange team – featuring strong contributions from Haverford School’s Goran Murray (long stick midfielder/committed to Maryland) and Carl Walrath (midfielder-attackman/Virginia) – rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to win, 14-12. Villanova recruit Christian Bennardo, of St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Conor Doyle (Gilman School, MD/Notre Dame) each had four goals to spark the victory.
For the Blue team, Penn Charter’s Joey Sankey (attackman/North Carolina) had four goals while La Salle’s Kevin Forster (attackman/Maryland) and Haverford School’s Brendan McGrath (midfielder/Princeton) each had two goals and Salesianum School’s Ryan Kilpatrick (defenseman/North Carolina) had two assists. Conestoga’s Brian Dailey (LSM/Duke) was a contributor at long stick midfielder.
See last week’s story for more details, comments from all seven Philly players.
The game was tied, 12-12, with one minute to play when Doyle put his team ahead to stay. Bennardo added his fourth goal of the game with 34 seconds left to ice it.
The event also featured a skill competition and a practice run by pro players. The 42 Warrior players also helped run a youth clinic and they attended the All-Star game between the Major League Lacrosse stars and the US National Team that begins play in the FIL World Championships Saturday.
Blue: Joey Sankey 4, Kevin Forster 2, Brendan McGrath 2, Joey Sankey 2, David Solomon 1, Lyle Thompson, Tyler German, Steve Jahelka.
Orange: Christian Bennardo 4, Conor Doyle 4, Will Mazzone 3, Konor Beard, Ryan DeSimone, Wells Stanwick
Game Honors (as chosen by ESPN Rise)
MVP: Conor Doyle, Gilman (Baltimore, Md.)
Offensive Player of the Game: Will Mazzone, Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.)
Defensive Player of the Game: Jake Gambitsky, Wantagh (Wantagh, N.Y.)
Warrior 40 Orange Roster
Konnor Beard Midfield St. Mary’s Annapolis, MD uncomitted
Jackson Meyers Defense Arundel Gambrills, MD uncommitted
Logan Connolly Attack St. Mary’s Davidsonville, MD Notre Dame
Conor Doyle Attack Gilman Towson, MD Notre Dame
Brian Fischer Defense Garden City Garden City, NY Harvard
Albert Kammler Defense St. Albans Mclean, VA Virginia
John Kelly Defense Bullis Sandy Spring, MD Johns Hopkins
Christian Bennardo Midfield St. Anthony’s Cutchogue, N.Y. Villanova
Bobby Gribbin Midfield Georgetown Prep Rockville, MD Penn State
Will Mazzone Attack Ward Melville Stony Brook, NY Army
Rhody Heller Goalie Regis Denver, CO Virginia
Sean Mahon Midfield Chaminade Garden City, NY Harvard
Goran Murray LSM Haverford School Merion Station, PA Maryland
Greg Danseglio Defense St. Anthony’s Islip, NY Virginia
Wells Stanwick Attack Boys’ Latin Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins
Michael Pellegrino Defense Connetquot Oakdale, NY Johns Hopkins
Ryan DeSimone Attack Smithtown East St. James, NY Villanova
Carl Walrath Midfield Haverford School Glen Mills, PA Virginia
Ryan Tucker Midfield Gilman Towson, MD Virginia
Tanner Ottenbreit Defense Regis Parker, CO Virginia
Bob Wardwell Goalie Shenendehowa Clifton Park, NY Syracuse
ORANGE HEAD COACH: Jesse Schwartzman
ASSISTANTS: Brett Moyer, Bill McGlone (Ridley graduates), Dan Hardy
Warrior 40 Blue Roster
Name Position High School City College Choice
Jeff Chase Midfield Boys’ Latin Monrovia, MD Loyola
Eric Chadderdon Defense Hamburg Hamburg, N.Y. Ohio State
Jimmy Bitter Attack Deerfield Manhasset, N.Y. North Carolina
Jack Breit Defense Delbarton Essex Falls, N.J. Harvard
Brian Dailey Defense Conestoga Berwyn, PA Duke
Greg Coholan Midfield Irondequoit Rochester, NY Virginia
John Connors Goalie Chaminade Bellmore, NY Navy
Cory Dobyns Attack Georgetown Prep Highland, MD Maryland
Jake Gambitsky Goalie Wantagh Wantagh, NY Harvard
Thomas Grimm Midfield Carthage Black River, NY Syracuse
Kevin Forster Attack La Salle Jenkintown, PA Maryland
Tyler German Midfield Queen Anne’s Centerville, MD Virginia
Joe LoCascio Midfield St. Anthony’s Lindenhurst, NY Maryland
Brendan McGrath Midfield Haverford School St. Davids, PA Princeton
Steve Jahelka Defense Garden City Garden City, NY Harvard
Ryan Kilpatrick Defense Salesianum School West Chester, PA North Carolina
Joey Sankey Attack Penn Charter Warminster, PA North Carolina
David Solomon Attack St. Stephans SA. Fairfax, VA Maryland
Lyle Thompson Midfield Lafayette Nedrow, NY Albany
Brian Sullivan Defense Bishop Timon Buffalo, NY North Carolina
Peter Rossetti Defense Collegiate School Richmond, VA Georgetown
BLUE HEAD COACH: Greg Bice
ASSISTANTS: Chris Unterstein, Matt Bocklet