By Tom Peace
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/23/15
Here is our look at 10 Players who Shined Saturday in the Class of 2017 at the Boys Philly Showcase at Episcopal Academy.
Henry Weld, Duxbury (MA), Goalie, Laxachusetts, The Laxachusetts players did well this past weekend at both Philly Showcases, most notably Weld who stood out in the Fab 4O game. The Duxbury junior made some keys saves and he moves his feet well around the crease. Weld has a good quick catch and then release to begin the clear.
Max Brooks, Hamilton Southeastern (IN), Attack, Mad Cats, Brooks did a nice job on attack during the morning session games and the Fab 40 game on Saturday. Showed tremendous upside for the junior out of Indiana. Brooks has a great shot on cage and he dodges well.
Tyler Ward, Severna Park (MD), Defense, 3D, Ward was impressive on Saturday. The Severna Park junior had some great checks and got to some key groundballs in the Fab 40 game. Love the way he’s patient and doesn’t panic on the clears.
Nick Rockefeller, Harrison (GA) Midfielder, Morning MVP, Rockefeller moves well and has good field sense. The Harrison junior hustled and he has quick hands. Loved this kids LAX I.Q.
Will Burckley, Ridge (NJ), Attack, Building Blocks Elite, Burckley is another kid with a strong upside and is a gritty type of a player. The junior from Ridge had a nice goal in one of the morning session games.
Niko Gekas, Roswell (GA), Attack, LB3, Gekas is a fun player to watch play the game. He shoots the ball well and he has good footwork. It will be interesting to see where the junior from Georgia will land. He has talent to be a top Division I player.
Connor Ringwalt, Episcopal Academy (PA), Attack, NXT, Ringwalt did well playing on his home turf. The junior has all the tools to be a star. Showed he can shoot the ball on the run with both hands and is a leader out on the lacrosse field. Another player that is fun to watch play the game.
Ethan Black Fernandes, Trinity Pawling (NY), of Ontario, Defense, Blackwolf, Fernendez is a tough player who loves playing his position. Good footwork, solid checking, and Fernandez gets the ball up the field without any problem on the clear. Love how this kid plays.
Quinn Amato, Naperville Central (Ill.) Defense, NXT Chicago, Amato is a beast. He’s another kid that does a great job of getting to the groundballs and moving up the field with it. Illinois is a growing area that is doing a magnificent job of developing talent.
Jensen Corabi, Half Hollow Hills East (NY), Midfield, Team 91, Corabi is an energizer bunny out there on the lacrosse field. He just keeps going 100%. Love the footwork and the conditioning with Corabi. The Team 91 should carry over a terrific fall season into the spring season for the Colts.