Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/21/14
From Press Release
More than 100 combined seventh and eighth grade players attended the Charity Showdown middle school New Jersey tryouts at The Lawrenceville School last week with all net proceeds from the tryouts and Charity Showdown benefitting the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Comprehensive Concussion Center.
Forty-one players made the cut and will represent the Garden State vs. Pennsylvania on Friday, Nov. 14 at Citizens Bank Park. Tickets for the 2014 Philly Charity Showdown can be purchased here.
“We’re excited to see these incredibly-talented teams battle it out at Citizens Bank Park for a great cause,” NXT Director of Showcase Lacrosse Brett Manney said. “The amount of sheer talent on display was astounding and we’re expecting a pair of phenomenal middle school all-star games to kick off the Charity Showdown. We’d like to thank Allen Fitzpatrick, Michael Goldenberg and The Lawrenceville School for donating the use of their fields for the event. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
Eighth Grade (2019 Class)
Attack: Ben Cantwell (Moorestown Middle), Christian Cechini (JP Case), Jack Griffin (Eisenhower Middle), Andrew Murphy (Beck Middle), Bennett Stankovits (Rumson Country Day).
Midfield: Caii DeGregorio (Eisenhower Middle), Jared Jordan (Millstone Middle), Sean Kelliher (Churchill Junior High), James Pendergist (Brielle Elementary), Drew Shaw (Forrestdale), Aidan Tocco (Moorestown Middle), Jake Waltz (Gloucester Catholic).
Defense: Tommy Bavuso (Forrestdale), Greg Bulzacchelli (Branchburg Central Middle), Carson Giles (John Witherspoon), Harrison Imran (Montgomery Middle), Hunter Loock (Stone Bridge Middle), Mitchell McEntee (Friends School) Jack Ruddy (Hun School).
Goalies: Kevin Holtby (Readington Middle), Stelio Kanaras (Warren Middle).
Seventh Grade (2020 Class)
Attack: Ben Bronstein (Glen Ridge Middle), Carter Cecil (Rumson Country Day), Grant Conte (Glen Ridge Middle), Maxwell Drift (Montgomery Middle), Bailey Lanzi (Hamershould Middle).
Middle: Anthony Brett (Christa McCauliff Middle), Connell Kumar Clinton (Clinton Township Middle), Jack Cooleen (Princeton Day School), Kevin Dougherty (Princeton Day School), Christopher Kirst (Bernardsville Middle), Lucas Kopecky (Montgomery Middle), Daniel Robertson (Hammarskjold Middle), Kyle Stephenson (Old Turnpike School).
Defense: Reid Colwell (Roosevelt School), Christopher Halmi (Eisenhower Middle), Christopher Hollander (Timberline Middle), Isaac Marino (Kreps), Logan Rhoads (Demasi Middle).
Goalies: Evan Barr (Branchburg Middle), Gabe Craven (Monroe Township Middle).