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Philly players enjoy competing in inaugural Adrenaline Black Card Showcase held Saturday at Eastern University

Saturday, 16th June 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Recruiting  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/16/12

It was not your ordinary boys’ recruiting event.

On hundred and thirteen players from all over the country competed Friday in the inaugural Adrenaline Black Card Showcase at Eastern University. The event cost select players just $75 as most of the costs were picked up by Adrenaline, Cascade and STX, which also gave the players about $400 worth of equipment.

Peter Donato

Plenty of money was raised, though, and all proceeds will go directly to research for prostate cancer through the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The donation will be made in the name of Jack McGetrick, a life-long lacrosse enthusiast as a player and coach.

Most of the players that competed were hand-picked members of the 16 club teams that comprise the National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association (NSCLA). The event was the precursor to the NSCLA Championships being held today and Sunday at the University of Delaware.

Players were split into six teams and each played four 1-hour games on the two turf fields.

The NSCLA includes two Philly teams, LB3 and HEADstrong, each of whom had several players competing Friday. Other NSCLA members are the Long Island Express, Edge Elite (Canada), CNY Roadhawks, New Hampshire Tomahawks, Progression Lacrosse (Ct. Hurricanes), Patriot Lacrosse, Leading Edge, Madlax, Baltimore Lacrosse Club (Crabs), Roughriders, Carolina Select, True Lacrosse, West Coast Starz and Denver Elite.

One of the Philly players competing, Radnor rising senior midfielder Peter Donato, was pleased to get the opportunity to be seen by the more than 50 college coaches in attendance. That group included such D1 coaches as John Tillman (Maryland), Dave Pietramala (Johns Hopkins) and Bill Tierney (Denver). Coaches from Lehigh, Villanova, Princeton, Lafayette and Drexel also attended.

“I just want to keep playing lacrosse in the summer and hopefully get some looks,” said Donato, who plays for Mesa Fresh, but was recommended to participate. “It’s in my backyard, so it is great.

“I am not quite sure (where I want to go to play college lacrosse), I am just looking for the right school. The wheels are turning in the process.”

Donato is hoping to build on a standout junior year. He earned All-Central league and All-EPSLA honors and helped the Red Raiders advance to the state semifinals with a brilliant post-season surge.

“We’ve all been playing together since the sixth grad and we know each other real well,” he said. “We played for each other, so we were successful.”

Andrew Eidenshink

Another rising senior, La Salle defenseman/LSM Andrew Eidenshink, of LB3, did not have much time to prepare for the event.

“I didn’t know I was coming until three days when my club teammate showed me the roster,” he said. “My mom signed me up. But there were a lot f good kids out there and I am hoping to get some good looks. We only have four defensemen on the team so we are playing all over. Plus, the gear is always good!”

Eidenshink also is looking forward to the 2013 season. His Explorers won the Catholic League championship and reached the state finals before bowing to Conestoga last week. Next year the team returns a strong nucleus of seniors.

“We had really good senior leadership and our offense stepped up,” he said. “But we have a lot of guys coming back so we hope to avenge the loss.”

McGetrick founded and most recently served as the Head Coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Jack had previously coached at Hartford University in Connecticut, where he was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year in 1997. McGetrick was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and showed courage throughout his battle with the disease, which eventually took his life in October 2010.

Rory Doucette, the Vice President of Adrenaline Apparel and nephew of McGetrick, said a driving force for the event was to honor the memory of his uncle and to provide an avenue for recruiting that was not costly to players.

The event also helped promote Adrenaline as well as Cascade and STX. Doucette noted that every player received a fully custom Cascade, one of a kind, CPXR helmet, STX custom Cell II Adrenaline Blackcard gloves, as well as custom Adrenaline shorts, pinnies, hats and backpacks.

“The kids got to walk away with $400 or $450 worth of gear before they even got to play a game,’ said Doucette. “And how many times can you go to a recruiting camp and get to play with a top-notch player from Canada, Florida and some other place out of your area?

“I couldn’t be more excited. The day is running well and we have a great group of people here. We’re donating a ton of money to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Jack got me into lacrosse so it’s cool to be able to do something for his memory; not just to engrave a name on something. It’s a cool event.”

The following are the rosters of players that competed Saturday in the inaugural Adrenaline Black Card Showcase at Eastern University. One hundred and thirteen players competed, most of them coming from teams that are members of the National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association (NSCLA). The 16-member NSCLA is holding its National Championships today and Sunday at the University of Delaware.


Team Adrenaline

Zachary Foster Atholton High School Attack 2013 MD
Michael Rama Upper Dublin High School Attack 2013 PA
Buddy Carr Exeter High School Attack 2014 NH
Matt Cunningham Deerfield Academy Attack 2013 NH
Thomas Fowler Delbarton School Attack 2013 NJ
William Stroud Bowmanville High School Midfield 2013 ONT
Kodiak Adams Proctor Academy Midfield 2014 CA
Henry Mann Cazenovia High School Midfield 2014 NY
Jake Pennigar Riverside High School Midfield 2013 NC
Austin Divitcos Bill Crothers Secondary School Midfield 2013 ONT
Sam (Toby) Carson Chatham High School Midfield 2013 NJ
Hayden Ruiz Santa Margarita Catholic High School Midfield 2014 CA
Jeremy Huber Palo Verde High School Defense 2014 NV
Michael Fitzhenry Westfield High School Defense 2013 NJ
Triston Stegall Loomis Chaffee School Defense 2013 NC
Sean LaVine Fairview High School Defense 2014 CO
Brendan Huston Delbarton School Defense 2013 NJ
Marc Poust Hatboro-Horsham High School Goalie 2014 PA
Peter Mumford Groton School Goalie 2013 NH

Team Skilz

Ross Komenda Eastside Catholic High School Attack 2014 WA
Eddie Renaud Waterdown District High School Attack 2013 ONT
Richie Loftus Episcopal School of Dallas Attack 2014 TX
Matt Yates St. Mary’s Ryken High School Attack 2013 MD
Austin Davie Fairview High School Attack 2013 CO
Domenic St. Laurent Bishop Guertin High School Midfield 2014 NH
Matthew Killian Delbarton School Midfield 2013 NJ
Nate Smith-Ide The Hill School Midfield 2013 PA
Braedon Gait Christian Brothers Academy Midfield 2014 NY
Brandon Willis Cherry Creek High School Midfield 2013 CO
Hunter Gowdy John T. Hoggard High School Midfield 2013 NC
Sean Harrison Marriotts Ridge High School Midfield 2013 MD
Benjamin Carta Glenelg High School Defense 2013 MD
Dan Winschuh Chatham High School Defense 2014 NJ
Trent Schulte Coronado High School Long Pole Midfield 2014 CA
Nick Eufrasio Ridley High School Defense 2013 PA
Calvin Livingston McDonogh School Defense 2014 MD
Brock Turnbaugh Hereford High School Goalie 2014 MD
Christopher (CJ) Santora New Hampton School Goalie 2013 MA

Team Cascade

John Beare Episcopal School of Dallas Attack 2014 TX
Nicklaus Wood Metea Valley High School Attack 2014 IL
Joseph Dunn Malvern Prep Attack 2013 PA
Chase Wittich Gilman School Attack 2014 MD
Ben Piersiak St. Sebastian’s Country Day School Midfield 2013 MA
Brian Sinex Ridley High School Midfield 2014 PA
Bear Brink Avon Old Farms School Midfield 2014 FL
Thomas Oporto Wellington High School Midfield 2014 FL
Joe King St Stephens & St Agnes School Midfield 2013 VA
Michael Curry St. Anthony’s High School Midfield 2013 NY
Jack Moran Benet Academy Midfield 2014 IL
Billy Spingola Montini Catholic High School Defense 2013 IL
Andrew Eidenshink La Salle College High School Defense 2013 PA
Ben Miltenberg Walt Whitman High School Defense 2013 MD
Robert Offner East Denver High School Defense 2013 CO
Keith Cameron Hatboro-Horsham High School Defense 2014 PA
Garrett Egnaczyk St. Mary’s Ryken High School Goalie 2014 MD
John Schisler Delbarton School Goalie 2013 NJ

Team STX

Mikey Ripa Bishop O’Connell High School Attack 2013 VA
Jack Zerrillo Christian Brothers Academy Attack 2014 NY
Drew Ortiz Myers Park High School Attack 2013 NC
Vincent Valenza Long Reach High School Attack 2013 MD
Eric Haehl Bellevue High School Midfield 2014 WA
Liam Simes Benet Academy Midfield 2014 IL
Bradley McKinney Watertown High School Midfield 2014 NY
Dillon Confalone Delbarton School Midfield 2013 NJ
Dawson McKenzie Center Wellington High School Midfield 2014 ONT
Bennett Zaba Holy Ghost Preparatory School Midfield 2014 PA
Blake Boudreau Bishop Guertin High School Midfield 2013 NH
Markell Nelson Anderson Collegiate Defense 2013 ONT
Matt Goettelman Cherry Creek High School Defense 2014 CO
Josh Thompson Western Guilford High School Defense 2013 NC
Cade Van Raaphorst Desert Vista High School Defense 2015 AZ
Matt Neufeldt Culver Academies Defense 2014 IL
Bryce Cady Torrey Pines High School Goalie 2014 CA
Bradley Nordstrom Brophy College Prep Goalie 2014 AZ

Team GTF

Carson Dutkanych Park City High School Attack 2014 UT
Thomas Deiner Christian Brothers Academy Attack 2014 NJ
Thomas Guida Chatham High School Attack 2014 NJ
Chris Albanese Pingry School Attack 2013 NJ
Kyle Courtney Atholton High School Midfield 2013 MD
Patrick Hadley Deerfield Academy Midfield 2014 NH
Eric Berger Penn Charter School Midfield 2013 PA
Parker Jones Bel Air High School Midfield 2013 MD
Trupert Ortlieb Episcopal Academy Midfield 2013 PA
John Puckhaber St. Anthonys High School Midfield 2013 NY
Steve Onorato Hershey High School Midfield 2013 PA
Liam Brine The Governor’s Academy Defense 2014 MA
Arik Andreen Eden Prairie High School Long Pole Midfield 2013 MN
Patrick Masterson St. Thomas Aquinas High School Defense 2013 ONT
Michael Herbert Jr Seton Hall Prep Defense 2013 NJ
Riley Mann Benet Academy Defense 2014 IL
Ben Gleichenhaus Trinity Pawling School Goalie 2014 CO
Cyrus Scott St. Ignatius College Prep Goalie 2014 CA

Team Inside Lacrosse

Patrick Myers Gonzaga College High School Attack 2013 MD
Will Mann Benet Academy Attack 2014 IL
Carson Kalama Bel Air High School Attack 2013 MD
Andrew Romagnoli Christian Brothers Academy Attack 2014 NY
Jake LeGates St Andrews School Midfield 2014 FL
Chris Dowd The Hotchkiss School Midfield 2013 MA
J.P. Miller Belmont Hill School Midfield 2013 MA
Brendan McArdle Providence Day School Midfield 2013 NC
Patrick Brandell Westminster School Midfield 2015 IL
Sam Romano Episcopal School of Dallas Midfield 2015 TX
Benjamin Kennedy St. Andrews School Midfield 2014 FL
Derek Stump Exeter Township High School Midfield 2013 PA
Zach Ambrosino Taft School Defense 2015 MA
Rory Flynn Erin District High School Defense 2014 ONT
Eli Hess Hereford High School Defense 2013 MD
Chase Merkel Severna Park High School Defense 2013 MD
Ryder Cavey Century High School Defense 2013 MD
Michael Nourse Cazenovia Central School Defense 2014 NY
Logan Masta Wellington Community High School Goalie 2014 FL
Samuel Sanko Neuqua Valley High School Goalie 2014 IL
Peter Donato Radnor High School Midfield 2013 PA


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