By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/8/11
Six Philly boys were among the 42 players that began workouts this morning in the ESPN RISE Warrior 40, a skills invitational.
The event features many of the top underclassmen lacrosse players in the country. The players arrived Thursday in Boston and will work out in Cambridge’s Harvard Stadium today with training from pro players. They also will participate in a skills competition, with help from Major League Lacrosse players.
The entire ESPN RISE event is being held in conjuncture with the MLL All-Star Game Weekend. The players will be introduced at halftime of the game Saturday night at Harvard.
On Thursday the players were split into two teams, Blue and Orange for the scrimmage later in the two-day event..
The Blue team features Haverford School midfielder Sam Rohr (committed to Penn), Abington attackman Ryan Ambler (Princeton), Salesianum School defenseman Justin Verratti (Loyola) and Malvern Prep defenseman Eddie Morris (Johns Hopkins) while the Orange team features Bishop Shanahan defenseman Chris Panichelli (Drexel) and Conestoga attackman Tyler Brooke (Maryland). Also on the Orange team is Garden City (N.Y.) midfielder Patric Berkery (Penn).
Rohr, who helped Haverford School finish 23-0 and receive a No. 1 rankings in every poll, said he was “completely blown away” with the way the players are being treated by ESPN.
The players are being put up in the ritzy Hyatt Regency in Cambridge and Thursday night they ate in the spectacular Charles Ballroom overlooking the Charles River.
The players were slated to have a practice this morning at 10:30 and then the scrimmage in the afternoon. The coaches are all pros; one will be Ridley grad Bill McGlone of the Denver Outlaws.
Players also will get to meet more MLL All-Stars at a special party tonight. They
“It’s unbelievable,” said Rohr. “I feel so privileged I made this made team. All the players are great guys and it’s going to be incredible playing with and against this competition.
“Just that would be enough for me, but to get to meet the MLL All-Stars and get introduced at the All-Star Game is an incredible opportunity.’
Rosters are below.
ESPN will be broadcasting a two-hour special from the event on Sunday at 9-11pm ET on ESPNU. The MLL All Star Game can be seen Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN 2 and ESPN3.com.
Team Name Grad. Year High School Position Hometown State Commit
BLUE Jonathan LaMonica LSM 2013 St. Anthony’s High School Garden City NY uncommitted
BLUE Sam Rohr Middi 2012 Haverford Haverford PA Penn
BLUE Ryan Ambler Attack 2012 Abington Abbington PA Princeton
BLUE Justin Guterding Attack 2013 Garden City Garden City NY uncommitted
BLUE Ky Tarbell Attack 2012 Salmon River Central Garden City NY uncommitted
BLUE Eddie Morris Defense 2012 Malvern Prep Malvern PA Johns Hopkins
BLUE Curtis Townshend Defense/LSM 2012 Brunswick School Greenwich CT uncommitted
BLUE Ahmed Iftikhar Goalie 2012 Detroit Country Day Detroit MI Johns Hopkins
BLUE Greg Stamatov Goalie 2012 Foxborough Foxborough MA Villanova
BLUE Jordan Cunningham LSM 2012 The Lovett School Atlanta GA Denver
BLUE Joe Kruy Middi 2012 Phillips Andover Andover MA Johns Hopkins
BLUE Charlie Schnider Middi 2012 Landon Bethesda MD Maryland
BLUE Brian Sherlock Middi 2012 st Anthony’s Garden City NY UNC
BLUE Niall Devaney Attack 2012 Canterbury School North Falmouth MA uncommitted
BLUE Wilkins Dismuke Attack 2013 Rock Canyon High School Highlands Ranch CO uncommitted
BLUE Gordie Koerber Attack 2012 Gilman Baltimore MD uncommitted
BLUE Matt O’Keefe Defense 2012 Duxbury Duxbury MA Johns Hopkins
BLUE Justin Verratti Defense 2012 Salesianum Wilmington DE Loyola
BLUE Zack Fixen Middi 2012 Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes CA Maryland
BLUE Colin Flounlacker Middi 2012 Kent Island Stevensville MD Navy
BLUE J.C. Vivian Middi 2012 Governor’s Academy Byfield MD Georgetown
ORANGE Maximilian Susskind Middi 2012 St. Andrews Boca Raton FL Princeton
ORANGE Danny Simonetti Middi 2012 Cold Spring Harbor H.S. Garden City NY Navy
ORANGE Henry White Middi 2012 Saint Christopher’s Richmond VA VMI
ORANGE Chris Panichelli Defense/LSM 2012 Bishop Shanahan Downingtown PA Drexel
ORANGE Riley Kennedy Attack 2012 Brother Rice Bloomfield Hills MI uncommitted
ORANGE Timothy Stackpole LSM 2012 saint Anthony’s high school Garden City NY Army
ORANGE Mackenzie Pons Defense 2013 Boys Latin Baltimore MD Maryland
ORANGE Danny Fowler Goalie 2013 Chaminade Garden City NY uncommitted
ORANGE Sean McDonagh Attack 2012 St. Anthony’s Garden City NY Harvard
ORANGE Tyler Brooke Attack 2012 Conestoga Conestoga PA Maryland
ORANGE Matt Chanenchuk Attack/Middi 2012 St. Anthony’s South Huntington NY Navy
ORANGE Conor Dalton Attack 2012 Loyola Blakefield Towson MD Fairfield
ORANGE Charles Hushek Defense 2012 Brophy Prep Phoenix AZ Bryant
ORANGE Ryan Palasek Defense 2012 Rocky Point Garden City NY Syracuse
ORANGE Connor Darcey Goalie 2012 Wellesley Wellesley MA Penn State
ORANGE Nick Fields LSM 2013 The Bullis School Potomac MD Johns Hopkins
ORANGE Patric Berkery Middi 2012 Garden City Garden City NY Penn
ORANGE John Kelly Middi 2012 Brunswick School Greenwich CT Georgetown
ORANGE Oliver Saffery Middi 2012 Wellesley High School Wellesley Hills MA uncommitted
ORANGE Kelton Black Middi 2012 Calvert Hall Baltimore MD Johns Hopkins
ORANGE Greg Rhodes Middi 2012 Chaminade East Northport NY Duke