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Rockefeller (@HarrisonHoyaLax, @LB3ATL), Lee (@SSSA_MensLax @VaLaxClub) win MVPs at @NXT_Showcase #NXTPS2015

Tuesday, 24th November 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  
 

By Bradley Schlegel
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/24/15

Nick Rockefeller said hearing his name announced as the 2017 MVP at the 2015 Boys Philly Showcase Saturday at Episcopal Academy caught him off guard.

2017 MVP Nick Rockefeller (Harrison High, LB3 ATL)

2017 MVP Nick Rockefeller (Harrison High, LB3 ATL)

“It really surprised me, and I was excited about that,” said the Harrison (GA) midfielder, who plays for LB3 ATL. “It was one of my ‘far out’ goals.”

Rockefeller was joined as a Morning Session MVP by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes 2018 midfielder Rainier Lee (Virginia Lacrosse Club).

MVP Interviews:

Nick Rockefeller, 2017, MF, Harrison (GA), LB3 ATL

Did you think you would have a chance to the 2017 MVP award?
Rockefeller:
“I wasn’t expecting to win it. There are so many kids from everywhere. It’s one of the biggest tournaments.”

What goals did you have today and what did you accomplish?
Rockefeller:
“My goals were to make the all-star game and play well. I think I accomplished that.”

How was the competition in the morning games and what did you do to raise your level?
Rockefeller:
“The competition in the morning was very good. It’s weird getting used to new teammates at a recruiting tournament like this. After the first half of the first game, we all started to mesh and play well together. We played well throughout the day.”

What did you learn about your game today that will help you moving forward?
Rockefeller:
“I learned I need to be a pass first-midfielder. I usually try to dodge through double teams. I have to always pass through that, instead.”

What type of college are you looking for, athletically and academically?
Rockefeller:
“I am definitely looking for a Division I school. Academics are more important. I want to go to a school where I can fit in and get playing time. I don’t want to sit on the bench for four years.”

Rainier Lee, MF, 2018, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, VA, Virginia Lacrosse Club

2018 MVP Rainier Lee (St. Styephens& St. Agnes (VA), Va Lax Club)

2018 MVP Rainier Lee (St. Styephens& St. Agnes (VA), Virginia Lacrosse Club

What goals did you have today and what did you accomplish?
Lee:
“I wanted to play as well as I could against some of the best players in the country and have a good time while doing it. I also came into the day with the goal of making the all-star game.”

How was the competition in the morning games and what did you do to raise your level of performance?
Lee:
“The competition was very good. It was really exciting to go up against some really good players who all were playing as hard as they could. I tried to raise my performance by looking to be more opportunistic in transition.”

What did you learn about your game today that will help you moving forward?
Lee:
“I think I learned that I have to play confidently whenever I step onto a lacrosse field.”

What type of college are you looking for, in terms of athletics and academics?
Lee:
“I’m looking for school where I can be pushed to be my best athletically and that will properly prepare me for life after college. I want to study business or engineering in college.”

Did you think you would have a chance to the 2018 MVP award?
Lee:
“The thought honestly hadn’t crossed my mind until I heard my name announced as the MVP.”


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