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Quaker Fall LaxFest: Focus on a player from NXT, Duke’s L.C., Phillie Elite

Monday, 4th November 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 11/4/13

The annual Quaker Fall LaxFest drew 24 teams and more than 100 coaches to Radnor High Sunday. focused on one player from four Philly club programs (click here) and today highlights a player that stood out from three other Philly clubs.

NXT's Sam Friedman

NXT’s Sam Friedman

NXT 2015 midfielder Sam Friedman (Conestoga) enjoyed the competition both against players he knew and players he didn’t know.

“There are lots of good teams and lots of good players,” he said. “I like the club tournaments rather than the individual tournaments because there is a lot of passing and assists, and it’s really fun to see all the kids you play against (in high school).

“We played Mesa, which has a lot of Haverford School players and was very good. We also played Leading Edge, which was very good; and VLC (Virginia Lacrosse Club), which was probably the best team we played.”

Friedman is looking to catch on with a Division I team.

“Individually, I did OK,” he said. “We had some injuries today, but we’re growing as a team and by the Philly Showcase we’ll be good. You try to play for the team in these types of tournaments and show the coaches you know how to play lacrosse.

Duke's LC';s Robert Kuhn

Duke’s LC’;s Robert Kuhn

“I want to go D1, that’s my goal. Playing out here in the fall is big for juniors. I am looking for a smaller school with good academics – academics are still first.”


Duke’s Lacrosse Club’s senior midfielder Robert Kuhn (Moorestown) does not feel he is late in the game for a spot on a Division I team. Kuhn flashed a strong two-way game Sunday and is confident he’ll find the right spot on a Division I team.

“I am playing the best I can and trying to get as many looks as I can,” he said. “I know what I can do. I am young for my grade, one of those kids that got lost in the sauce. I am going to get bigger. I’ve talked to Brown, Lehigh and Ohio State.”

Kuhn felt he played well.

“I am pretty pleased with the way I have been playing,” he said. “I’ve been playing the two-way game; defense to offense, and transition.”


Phillie Elite's Cameron Leech

Phillie Elite’s Cameron Leech

Phillie Elite junior attackman Cameron Leech (Abington) was happy just to play team ball.

“Individually, I am looking to have fun and create offensive plays,” he said. “I want to draw and dump on man up. I like it when we don’t play selfish and move the ball and get shots.”

Leech has an open mind about a college choice.

“I am looking at a couple D1 schools and a couple D3 schools,” he said. “I played fall lacrosse for Abington and I like coming out here playing against good teams.”


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