Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/27/15
From Press Release
Penn*Lax All-Stars, Pennsylvania’s premier box travel team, is extremely excited to announce its High School 2015/2016 season roster. This was formed over the course of two tryout periods that included instruction, drills, and scrimmaging under expert direction from the entire Penn*Lax staff.
Penn*Lax players will be taught the box game inside out by coaches Steven Holmes (MLL pro), Adam Mueller (Team USA offensive coordinator), Kevin Crowley (Team Canada World Champion), Luke Wiles (3x NLL all-star), and Alex Turner (8 year NLL veteran).
The Penn*Lax program will train throughout the winter and compete in three competitive winter box tournaments in preparation for USBOXLA’s National Championship tournament next summer hosted in California.
“We believe we have assembled a roster that has the talent and potential to win Nationals in California next summer. We are going to be playing against seasoned box teams and in order to compete we need to have an accelerated learning curve with the box game, fundamentals, and IQ,” said head coach Holmes. “A major focus in our evaluations was ‘coachability’ of each player.
“We have great coaches and an excellent training platform. We looked for players that were not only skilled, but are also going to respond by soaking it all in and implementing our lessons. We believe we have a group of high-character players that are more than capable of doing this. Above all, the most rewarding part is that with all of the box lessons and training, it will directly translate to even greater success outdoors for these young men next Spring and throughout their playing careers.”
Penn*Lax High School Roster
Nicholas Bracalente (Saucon Valley HS, LV Steam)
Chris Hladczuk (La Salle, Dukes)
Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin, Mesa)
Dru Miller (Parkland HS, Fusion)
Joel Trucksess (Haverford School, Mesa)
Dom Destefano (Malvern Prep, Dukes)
Matt Schellenger (Malvern Prep, Dukes)
Tom Maguire (Malvern Prep, Fusion)
Luke Summers (Parkland, Big 4)
Ryan Geroulo (Parkland, Fusion)
Kyle Fanelli (Pennridge, Philly Elite)
Nicholas Fanelli (Pennridge, Fusion)
Matt Moore (Garnet Valley, HHH)
Drew Bregman (Lenape HS, Fusion)
Kyle Anderson (Malvern Prep, Mesa)
Ryan Rafferty (Cherokee HS, Fusion)
Jordan Donaghy (Malvern Prep, HHH)
Jarret Donaghy (Malvern Prep, Dukes)
* Axell Beskar, Goalie (Souderton, Fusion)
* Connor Reese, Goalie (Owen J Roberts)
Penn*Lax Tournament Schedule
Northeast Regional (PA) Dec. 28th and 29th
Capital Box Classic (DC) Jan. 18th
Midwest Classic (OH) Feb 14th/15th
USBOXLA Nationals – Aug 5-7th (San Jose CA)
The Penn*Lax middle school team completed their last tryout on Monday and their roster will be completed this week.
Learn more about the Penn*Lax program and staff by visiting: http://playfusionlax.com/travel-teams/pennlax-all-stars/