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Inaugural Philly Boys Showcase Camp: Team Champions crowned, Spirit Awards are announced

Sunday, 17th June 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Recruiting, Posted 6/17/12

The inaugural Philly Boys Showcase Camp concluded on Sunday at St. Joseph’s University. The Camp was co-directed by St. Joe’s Head Coach Taylor Wray and University of Hartford Head Coach Peter Lawrence, and was at full capacity with 160 participants representing 12 states.

The Philly Boys Showcase Camp featured specialized instruction

The Philly Boys Showcase Camp, run by NXTsports, followed a unique education/exposure model. The players were able to compete and showcase their talents in front of the attending college coaches, but the camp also specifically focused on coaching and skill development.

The participants played several games, but the staff of 11 Division 1 Coaches also spent much time working with players in small groups and position-based skill clinics. The players also participated in college-level practices, worked on box lacrosse concepts in an indoor clinic led by Philadelphia Wings defenseman Brett Manney, participated in speed training, and attended lectures on the recruiting process and fitness and nutrition.

Said Co-Director Peter Lawrence, “there are many college coaches out there, myself included, who enjoy the opportunity in the summer to actually work with and develop younger players, not just watch them from the sidelines. Our goal here was to make these kids better players while giving them a real taste of what it is like to be a college lacrosse player. We had a great teaching staff which was put together and led by Coach Wray, and we had a tremendous host venue here at St. Joe’s.”

Camp Championship Game

The Philly Boys Showcase Camp team championship game was decided by a slim 4-3 margin as Team Penn State, coached by Nittany Lions Assistant Chris Doctor, outlasted Team Lehigh, coached by Engineers Assistant Brendan Callahan.

Camp Champions – Team Penn State
Coach – Chris Doctor, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Penn State Univ.
Asst. Coach – Steve Dunn, St. Josephs ‘13

# First Last Year Pos St School

16 Daniel Bucaro 2015 A NY Ward Melville
22 Will Crager 2015 A PA Episcopal Academy
38 Ryan Fitzsimmons 2016 A PA Upper Darby
45 Luke Gomez 2014 M PA Wissahickon
54 Daniel Hughes 2015 D PA Owen J. Roberts
65 Sean Kreh 2013 LSM NJ Bishop Eustace
72 Luke Massengill 2014 D PA Harriton
79 Brooks Melvin 2014 A PA Wissahickon
81 Tom Meyers 2015 M PA Radnor
82 Alexander Middleman 2015 LSM PA Garnet Valley
86 Dante Moyer 2015 G PA Episcopal Academy
91 Conor OBrien 2014 A PA Episcopal Academy
102 Matthew Quagliariello 2014 LSM PA Springfield Delco
110 Chase Robinson 2014 M SC Wando
113 John Roulston 2015 G PA Conestoga
131 Chris Stein 2015 D NJ Shawnee
135 Michael Thompson 2015 M PA Radnor
137 Andrew Tourlitis 2015 M PA Garnet Valley
139 Jack Tyrrell 2015 M NJ Shawnee
140 Karl Van Blargan 2016 M PA Derry Township

Spirit Awards

The instructors also awarded eight Spirit Awards – one from each of the eight teams at Camp – to players who best displayed the attributes of positive attitude, effort, hard work and coachability. The eight award winners were:

# First Last Year Pos St School
8 Forrest Bamonte 2015 A NY Smithtown West
15 Casey Brown 2014 G PA Penncrest
19 Conner Campbell 2014 LSM PA Conestoga
65 Sean Kreh 2013 LSM NJ Bishop Eustace
78 Brendan McNicholas 2014 D PA Avon Grove
115 Michael Sanzone 2015 M DE Salesianum
122 Robbie Sedlak 2015 D PA Conestoga
130 Tristin Sporer 2015 A NJ Moorestown


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