Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/21/12
From Press Release
3d Lacrosse, LLC and For the Love of the Game announced the success of the inaugural fall individual recruiting event, the FLG in 3D Fall Showcase. The FLG in 3D Fall Showcase was an elite invitational event held on Thursday and Friday November 8th and 9th at the Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air, Maryland.
Nearly 200 players from 20 different states and Canadian provinces were given the opportunity to train with FLG and 3d Lacrosse master coaches before competing in three – 50 minute games. Over 50 colleges were in attendance, and the intimate setting and game format allowed ample opportunity for athletes to show their abilities to recruiters. The level of play was outstanding, and college coaches were able to get a good look at top players from the graduating classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016.
In honor of former Boston College lacrosse player and September 11, 2001 hero Welles Crowther, the Man in the Red Bandana, a red #19 jersey was given out to a select player from each team who demonstrated heart, character, and integrity.
Also, three Philly players – Haverford School freshman attackman Forry Smith, Allentown Central Catholic junior defenseman Tim Miller and Parkland sophomore defenseman Blaise Fugazzotto excelled.
The list of #19 recipients:
Conor Okmin, 2014 Midfield, Lincolnshire, IL, Adleir E. Stevenson High School – Tough player, high motor skills, and great face-off
Brendan King, 2014 Midfield, Loveland, OH, Archbishop Moeller High School – Workhorse, athletic with solid right hand shot on the run, great defense
Steele Dubrul, 2014 Midfield, Shelburne, VT, Champlain Valley Union High School – Dominated face off, big, strong, coachable
Daniel Costa, 2014 Goalie, Huntington, NY, St. Anthony’s High School – Amazing player and class act guy
Nicholas DeLuca, 2015 Defense, Baldwin, NY, Baldwin High School – Incredible heart and motivation
Jared Warner, 2015 Midfield, Freeport, NY, Baldwin Senior High School – Best player on his team, great work ethic and positive attitude
Will Perry, 2015 Goalie, Roanoke, VA, St. Anne’s Belfield – Excellent outlets, good stopper, extremely vocal
Ryan Coukoulis, 2015 Midfield, Chandler, AZ, Perry High School – Clearly can play at next level
Max Hall, 2016 Midfield, West Orange, NJ, Montclair Kimberly Academy – Top middie on team, great athlete and lacrosse player
Josh Gully, 2016 Midfield, Summit, NJ, Pingry School – Excellent face off, best middie on team
Matthew Russell, 2016 Defense, Fort Mill, SC, Fort Mill High School – Played 3 outstanding games with heart, passion, and coach ability
Rob Johnson, 2016 Defense, Bayport, NY, Bayport Bluepoint High School- Picked off passes all over and played great defense
FLG in 3d Fall Showcase Standouts:
Tom Dudzik (Defense, Providence Country Day, RI), Austin Jackson (Defense, St. Francis DeSales HS, OH), James Burke (Attack, New Providence HS, NJ), Tim Miller (Defense, Allentown Central Catholic HS, PA), Ryan Kendall (Midfield, Cuthbertson HS, NC), Luc Chatelain (Attack, South Kent School, ON), Will Nowesknick (Defense, Loyola Academy, IL), Jake Yezzi (Midfield, Osbourn Park Senior HS, VA), Chris Schafer (Defense, Desert Vista HS, AZ), Nathan Campana (Midfield, St. Charles East HS, IL), Taylor Ghesquiere (Attack, Cranbrook School, MI)
Griffin Miller (Goalie, Calhoun HS, NY), Rocco Sutherland (Attack, East Northport, NY), Connor Toes (Midfield, Manhasset HS, NY), Evan Tyler (Midfield, Douglas Freeman HS, VA), Spencer Kaufman (Midfield, Calhoun HS, NY), Adam Chodos (Midfield, New Trier HS, IL), Blaise Fugazzotto (Defense, Parkland HS, PA), Thomas Duran (Attack, Manhasset HS, NY), Daniel Bullis (Attack, Mt. Sinai HS, NY), Ethan Compton (Attack, Osbourn Park HS, VA), Warren Jeffery (Defense, St. Michael’s College School, ON)
Alex Paul (Midfield, Brophy College Prep, AZ), Ryan Tierney (Attack, Massapequa HS, NY), Macaire O’Keefe (Attack, Syosset HS, NY), Vincent Lombardi (Defense, Bayport HS, NY), Nick DiPietro (Defense, Half Hollow Hills East, NY) Mac Mease (Attack, Colorado Academy, CO), Jared Strauss (Attack, G.W. Hewlett HS, NY), Chris Rodgers (Midfield, Jericho HS, NY), Wyatt Hill (Goalie, Notre Dame HS Prep, AZ), Forry Smith (Attack, Haverford School, PA), Ryan Graff (Attack, Bloomington Jefferson HS, MN) , Winston Palmeri (Attack, Colorado Academy, CO), Owen Colwell (Defense, Westfield HS, NJ)