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Philly Kickoff Classic: United NJ, United CNY claim championships

Sunday, 15th June 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club  

By Justin Farrell, Posted 6/15/15

Champion United NJ

Champion United NJ

Nick Casner erupted for seven goals to lead United NJ to an 11-2 victory over United CNY in the Rising A High School Championship game at the inaugural Philly Kickoff Classic Saturday at West Chester University.

“I was just going out there to play the way I normally play and it was just going my way,” said Casner, a 2017 attackman at Christian Brothers Academy (N.J.).

United NJ used a 6-0 run and nine goals in the second half to break open a close game.

Casner wants to play Division I lacrosse and aspires to be an architect. He is looking at Villanova, Michigan, Colgate, Ohio State, and Navy.

His team dominated the stats, winning 11 faceoffs while taking 26 shots.

Zack DeBottis

Zack DeBottis

High School A

Zack DeBottis scored three goals to lead United CNY to an 8-4 victory over the WC Rustin Knights (PA) in the Rising High School Championship.

“I was having fun and wanted to win the ‘ship,” said DeBottis, a 2015 attackman at Cicero-North Syracuse. “I was just having fun out there.”

CNY United dominated in every category with the most defining area being shots., 23-5.

“They are just fun to watch out here and that’s what this game is about,”said CNY United coach Steve Carcaterra. “Zack is a kid who just loves lacrosse and is always trying to get better. He will have a great career in this sport.”

CNY United goalie Andrew Koscs, the starter at CBA Syracuse, also was a standout. Koscs is not committed, but has dreams of playing at Pace or FDU.

“Getting a good education is what this is all about but having fun and winning an NCAA Championship would be nice as well,” he said.


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