By Justin Farrell
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/16/14
New Egypt (N.J.) 2017 face-off specialist Kyle Prouty (of Leading Edge) claimed the King of the X championship Saturday at the Philly Showcase.
Prouty, who answered these questions, defeated Council Rock South 2016 Brendan Petterson (Bucks Select) in the finals.
Q. How tiring and competitive was it out there today?
Prouty: “It was very competitive for me today. Coming down the stretch thought I was confident.”
Q. What were the strategies you had today to get to this championship?
Prouty: “I train hard all the time with the Faceoff Academy. The guys there help me to no end and working as hard as I can helped lead me to this victory.”
Q. How will you adjust to the new face-off rules? What techniques did you take from the Faceoff Academy?
Prouty: “The bad thing I do is throw my elbow on the ground and now I shy away from that and tuck it (elbow) on the inside. I have my quick hands which is really helpful for me to get that clamp down and get the ball out.”
Q. What were able to do to get the win? How did you counter your opponent?
Prouty: “First off you have to be able to handle the pressure. I knew I had it and that’s what led me to my win. What helped me was the timing of the whistle and I just exhaled, and I take a big breath when I go down, which keeps me loose. And I am able to time the whistle really well.”