Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/14/14
From press Release
More than 100 middle school players tried out at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken for the honor of representing Philadelphia under the Citizens Bank Park lights at NXTsports’ fifth annual Philly Charity Showdown on Friday, Nov. 14.
Forty-two made the cut for the seventh and eighth grade all-star games, which feature the Philadelphia teams against their New Jersey all-star counterparts. All net proceeds from the tryouts and Philly Charity Showdown, the opening event of the Philly Showcase weekend, are donated to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Comprehensive Concussion Center.
Tryouts for the New Jersey teams will be held this Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 15-16, at The Lawrenceville School. Wednesday’s session will be from 6-8 p.m. while Thursday’s session will be from 6:30-8 p.m.
Eighth Grade (2019 Class)
Attack: Drew Brown (Radnor Middle), Sean Curcio (Manheim Township Middle), Brian Miller (Lionville Middle), Adam Selvaggio (The Haverford School) and Ken Wolfe (Southern Lehigh Middle).
Midfield: Will Bryan (Valley Forge Middle), Gabriel Furey (Episcopal Academy), Jack Henderson (Holicong Middle), Cameron Magalotti (Wilson West Lawn Middle), Shane Osborne, Jack Spence (ET Richardson Middle), Gavin Tygh (Penn Charter), Evan Waite (Lionville Middle).
Defense: Dominic Caciolo (Southern Lehigh Middle), Brendan Howell (Pennridge Middle), Will Hurley (Manheim Township Middle), Brett Mallee (Germantown Academy), Brian Noll (ET Richardson Middle), Drew Robinson (Keith Valley Middle) and Kurt Wessner (Newtown Middle).
Goalies: Nicolas Pezone (Downingtown West Middle) and Liam Rosenthal (Holicong Middle).
Seventh Grade (2020 Class)
Attack: Champ Doyle (Malvern Prep), Ryan Gray (Holicong Middle), Danny Mallee (St. Bede’s), Jack Morin (Garnet Valley Middle) and Drew Pettinelli (Spring-Ford Middle).
Midfield: Zachary Fantini (Malvern Prep), Gabriel Goforth (St. Joseph), Andrew Guillocheau (Valley Forge Middle), Kyle Hoff (Southern Lehigh Middle), Jake Ventresca (Tohickon Middle), Jackson Tuma (Episcopal Academy) and Matteo Gariffo (St. Thomas).
Defense: James Chastain (Avon Grove Middle), Noah Evans (Penn Charter), Matthew Matour (Arcola Intermediate), Tyler Morgan (Pleasant Valley), Michael Prestipino (Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School) and James Sheridan (Lionville Middle).
Goalies: Nico Iacovino (Lionville Middle) and Nathaniel Yi (Spring-Ford Middle).