Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/16/13
A strong all-around team effort enabled Bucks Select 2018 Red to grind its way over three very hot days in Baltimore to the championship title of the Summer Sizzle.
Eleven different players contributed goals and 13 players had a goal or assist. Team defense and outstanding goalie play held high-powered opponents, Breakers, Building Blocks Elite, FCA, Mavericks, C12, and True Michigan to less than six goals in each game. Face-off domination and ground-ball success lead to meaningful time of possession advantages.
“Our coaching staff and parents at Bucks Select are extremely proud of this group of players. We enjoyed strong contributions in every facet of the game from extremely talented players, a commitment to team play that is the key to our success, and an incredibly supportive and committed set of families and players,” said Head Coach Steve Pinado.
The Bucks Select 2018 Red team includes players from seven different youth organizations. It is an elite team open to any player rising into 8th grade that is interested in and capable of competing at the highest level of youth lacrosse.
This summer the team successfully played its way into the finals or semi-finals of the following tournaments: MVP Blue Hen, LI Laxfest, NXT Invitational, and the Summer Sizzle. The team also participates in fall and winter tournaments, and plans to accept its invitation to the Dick’s Tournament of Champions in Florida this winter.
Tryouts for the 2014 Summer team will be help in late September. Information can be found at www.Bucksselect.com
The team featured Sal Antonucci, Connor O’Neil, Josh Graham, Andrew Santacecilia, John Galow, Brandon Follis, Jack Earley, Cody Ventresca, Hunter Jaronski, Joey Rockovich, Michael Ott, Michael McClaren, Tyler Tracey, RJ Miller, Jacob Manion, coach Brant Billingsley, Ben Abraham, Brant Billingsley, Max Pinado, Ethan LaMond and David Closterman.