Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/21/13
Haverford School rising senior midfielder Peter Blynn helped The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) lacrosse team claim the U17 championship in the Warrior Vail Colorado tournament this week.
FCA went 7-0 overall in the 16-team tourney, rolling past Blue Chip NorCal Elite, 12-5, for the title on Thursday. FCA had toppled Wild Lacrosse (CO), 8-5, in the semifinals.
Some of the FCA standouts included Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield, Md., rising junior midfielder), Timmy Kelly (Calvert Hall, Md., rising junior attackman), Alex Roesner (Loyola Blakefield rising junior attackman), Fitzhue Lee (Gilman School, Md., rising senior goalie), and Alex Larson (Chaparral, AZ., rising senior goalie).
“It was awesome meeting kids I never would have met before,” said Blynn. “Blending religion with lacrosse is a unique experience. Then we took it to the field.”
Blynn said the Wild was the toughest foe and held a two-goal lead on FCA heading into the final quarter of the semifinals.
FCA U17 Roster
POSITION FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Goalie Alexander Larson Scottsdale, AR
Goalie Fitzhugh Lee Ruxton, MD
Attack Robbie Berndt Virginia Beach, VA
Attack Trevor Cook Mechanicsville, VA
Attack Richie Petitbon Annapolis, MD
Attack Alex Roesner Phoenix, MD
Attack Ben Bechter Denver, CO
Defense Joey Fiorino Reisterstown, MD
Defense Evan Dohler Fallston, MD
Defense Mike Wegner Lone Tree, CO
Defense Adam Kratt Lone Tree, CO
Defense Joe DiPeso Forest Hill, MD
Defense Chase Patterson San Clemente, CA
Defense Riley Mann Naperville, ILL
Midfield Liam Simes Naperville, ILL
Midfield Zachary Drake Chalfont, PA (DNP)
Midfield Ryan Conrad Timonium, MD
Midfield Timmy Kelly Timonium, MD
Midfield Casey Cook Mechanicsville, VA
Midfield Peter Blynn Villanova, PA
Midfield Coleman Adams Mechanicsville, VA
Midfield Sam King Fairfax, VA