Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/5/16
From Press Release
The Inter-Ac Challenge is pleased to have The HEADstrong Foundation as the official charitable partner of the 2016 Inter-Ac Challenge. All net proceeds from the Inter-Ac Challenge will be donated to the HEADstrong Foundation. Donations can be made via check to the NXT Foundation and sent to 4747 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19112. Click here to find out more about the Challenge.
Pennsylvania’s best 2021s are ready to take on New Jersey’s finest.
Twenty players made the Keystone State’s 2021 team for the Inter-Ac Challenge Middle School All-Star Game that takes place Sunday, May 22 at Villanova before the Inter-Ac Challenge’s championship game. Tryouts for the 2020 Pennsylvania team start tonight at the Maple Zone Sports Complex. Click here for more information. Click here to see New Jersey’s 2020 and 2021 rosters.
The 2021 game will be played at noon, while the 2020s tangle at 2 p.m. before the 5 p.m. title game. The Inter-Ac Challenge is the country’s most competitive high school boys lacrosse postseason tournament with Inter-Ac League members Episcopal Academy, Germantown Academy, Haverford School, Malvern Prep, Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy welcoming regional and national guests Academy of the New Church, Culver Military Academy (Ind.), Hill School, Hun School (N.J.), Lawrenceville School (N.J.) and Shipley School. Last year, the Inter-Ac Challenge championship game feature a pair of unbeatens in Haverford School and Hun School for the title of the No. 1 team in the country. The Fords won, 15-8. All net proceeds from the 2016 Inter-Ac Challenge will be donated to the HEADstrong Foundation.
“We were fortunate that the rain held off on the second night of tryouts, which really allowed to see kids at their best with nothing to hold them back,” Inter-Ac Challenge Director Brett Manney said. “The competition was unbelievable and you could make two or three incredibly competitive teams out of the kids who showed up. Trimming the list to 20 wasn’t easy and we’ll do it again next week for the 2020s, but we feel really good about this team.”
Jack Clark, St. Francis
Aidan Kelly, Valley Forge Middle
Colin Michener, Penn Charter
Damien Ramondo, Radnor Middle
Eric Spanos, Pottsgrove Middle
Billy Adams, Patton Middle
Quintin Campbell, Haverford School
Geordy Holmes, Haverford School
Mason Lasasz, Pennridge Middle
Cade Taylor, Corpus Christi
Matthew Traynor, Malvern Prep
Matthew Riley, Pierce Middle
James Aschkenasy, Haverford School
Cooper Ash, Patton Middle
Jake Brownley, Owen J. Roberts Middle
Evan Bullotta, Holicong Middle
Egan Butala, Downingtown Middle
Sam Morin, Garnet Valley Middle
Owen Karp, Downingtown Middle
Jack McAnally, Fugett Middle