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All-Match teams released from recruiting showcase that focuses on D2-D3 colleges, instruction

Thursday, 24th October 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting, Posted 10/24/13
From Press Release

Two All-Match Teams have been selected from the pool of 170 players who participated in The Match – a new recruiting showcase with a focus on Division II/III prospects and an innovative format.

All-Match Jared Payne (Moorestown-NJ 2015 MF) - Photos for

All-Match Jared Payne (Moorestown-NJ 2015 MF) – Photos for

The event, which Heritage Lacrosse unveiled this past weekend at The Hill School in Pottstown, featured positional instruction, warm-up drills and field stations, a series of eight 7v7 games and traditional full-field Match-Ups among eight teams created from the roster of registrants.

Twenty-two players have been honored for their play during the event as members of the All-Match Upperclassmen Team, consisting of boys in the 2014/2015 graduations years. Seventeen players were selected for the All-Match Underclassmen Team. (see teams below).

Selections were based on observations and input from the coaches who coached the teams in both the short-sided games and full-field Match-Ups. Coaches in attendance included Ned Ide, former Head Coach at The Hill School, Johnny Mouradian, General Manager of the Philadelphia Wings, Dave Mullen, Head Coach at The Hill School, Brian Samson, Head Coach at Conestoga, and Dave Stilley, former MLL/NLL player and current Director of Player Development at The Shipley School.

“We were thrilled and impressed with the overall quality of our participants and the level of play on the field,” said Scott Growney, Co-Director of the event. “We wanted to recognize some of the players who distinguished themselves and attracted the attention of our coaches.”

Overall, the event directors were pleased with the amount of interest in The Match and were happy to stage an event that attracted over 25 Division II/III college coaches who came to see college lacrosse prospects present themselves in the context of a slightly different showcase format.

“Many of the college coaches in attendance told us they enjoyed the small-sided games because it provided end-to-end action and gave them a chance to see all our players handle the ball – on offense, defense, in the goal and in transition,” said Growney. “There was very little down time and all the players got lots of opportunities and exposure.”

College coaches in attendance also expressed interest in the ReQRuitme QR Codes in the MatchBooks given to them when they registered. They were treated to quick tutorials on the ReQRuitme application by ReQRuitme co-founders Steve Gonzalez and Ed Gershman.

Many coaches were soon busy scanning codes and accessing on-line player profiles in real time on their handheld devices. Others were circling the QR Codes for review after the event. Gonzalez and Gershman also reported that the feedback from players and parents was positive as well.

All-Match Upperclassmen Brendan McGrath (2015 attackman, Central Bucks South, 2015

All-Match Brendan McGrath (Central Bucks South-PA,2015 attackman)

The Match gave players the opportunity to secure game film and highlights through Schaf’s Video Productions, a full-service video production company specializing in high school sports videography and highlight film production.

The company was on site to capture high quality video footage of every game on every field during the event, including all 8 twelve-minute games played in the 7v7 format and all full-field games. Growney noted that registrants and parents seemed eager to obtain meaningful film footage and, for some, highlight films, since the format was designed to optimize each player’s participation and the chance to showcase his skills.

“We are really pleased with how The Match was received by everyone involved,” said Growney. “The Hill School and its new facilities were a wonderful venue for the event.”

“Most of all, it was nice to hear the chorus of compliments from the players and parents in attendance, who appreciated the novel format and our focus on the great opportunities afforded to student-athletes interested in playing high level lacrosse at the Division II/III level,” said Growney. “We certainly wish all our registrants well and encourage them to continue doing well in the classroom and to ‘Focus on the Fit, not the Frenzy,’ in the college recruitment process.”

All-Match – 2014-15

First name Last name Pinney # Grad Year Position City State High School Travel Team/Club
Brook Briggs 14 2015 Attack Hummelstown Pa Hershey Blue Mountain
Tucker Carney 17 2014 Attack Wallingford Pa Strath Haven Mesa Fresh
Patrick Gibbons 46 2015 Attack Garden City NY Garden City Long Island Express
Paul Hunsberger 68 2014 Attack Perkasie Pa Allentown Central Catholic Phillie Elite/Lb3 Lacrosse
Brendan Mcgrath 98 2015 Attack Warrington Pa Central Bucks South Twist
Barrett Naugle 116 2015 Attack Champion Pa Greensburg Central Catholic Pittsburgh Revolution
Greg Taicher 152 2015 Attack Berwyn Pa Conestoga Old School Lacrosse Club
Aj (Andrew) Dipasquale 33 2015 Midfield Allentown Pa Parkland Headstrong
John Gresko 53 2015 Midfield Pottstown Pa The Hill School Black Bear
Jonathan (Jj) Moroz 111 2015 Midfield Avondale Pa Avon Grove Headstrong
Jared Payne 124 2015 Midfield Moorestown NJ Moorestown Quake Lacrosse
Gavin Peltz 126 2014 Midfield Landenberg Pa Avon Grove Baggataway Lacrosse
Luke Taicher 153 2015 Midfield Berwyn Pa Conestoga Main Line Lacrosse
Patrick Coughlin 24 2015 LSM New York NY Fordham Prep Long Island Express
Eric Mckelvey 99 2015 LSM Broomall Pa Marple Newtown Headstrong Lacrosse Club
Mitchell Goodbar 51 2015 LSM Mountain Lakes Nj Mountain Lakes Laker Future
Parker Hartline 58 2015 LSM Royersford Pa Spring-Ford
Joe Hoey 66 2014 Defense Springfield Pa Springfield Headstrong Club Team
Miller Joyce 71 2015 Defense Haverford Pa The Haverford School Old School Lacrosse
Bryan Murray 112 2015 Defense Exton Pa Downingtown Stem Academy Headstrong
Troy Minnich 105 2015 Goalie King Of Prussia Pa Upper Merion Team Philadelphia
Conor Scafidi 141 2015 Goalie Pipersville Pa La Salle College Rebel Elite

All-Match 2016-17
First name Last name Pinney # Grad Year Position City State High School Travel Team/Club
Dalton Drahaus 36 2016 Attack Birdsboro Pa Twin Valley 380 Lacrosse
Michael Sipes 147 2016 Attack York Pa York Suburban Black Dog Legacy
Ryan Todd 155 2016 Attack Limerick Pa Spring-Ford 380 Lacrosse
Jack Ware 162 2016 Attack Towson Md Towson Lax World
Alexander Borg 10 2017 Midfield Tenafly NJ Dwight Englewood Brotherhood
Tim Irvine 69 2016 Midfield West Chester Pa Malvern Prep Old School Lacrosse
Matthew Krick 78 2017 Midfield Glenmoore Pa The Hill School 380 Lacrosse
Kurt Neumaier 117 2016 Midfield Boyertown Pa The Hill School 380 Lacrosse
Michael Palmieri 123 2016 Midfield New Providence Nj New Providence New Jersey Riot 2016
Scott Wagner 159 2016 Midfield Malvern Pa Great Valley Old School Lacrosse
Connor Wilson 167 2017 Midfield Forked River NJ Lacey Township Leading Edge South
Tim Kiel 74 2016 Lsm Doylestown Pa Central Bucks West Bucks Select
Wyatt Noone 119 2016 LSM Center Valley Pa Southern Lehigh 380 Lacrosse
C. Miles Burger 15 2016 Defense Collegeville Pa La Salle College Baggataway Lacrosse Club
Noah Frantz 44 2016 Defense Swarthmore Pa Strath Haven Providence Road Lacrosse
Bryce Gifford 48 2016 Goalie Delran NJ Delran
Harrison Levy 91 2016 Goalie Congers NY Clarkstown North Long Island Express


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