Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/12/16
The PARoughriders 2024 team, comprised of 18 elite players from Chester, Delaware and New Castle Counties finished out its 2016 tournament season with two championship titles.
Several of the players have been playing together for 5 years and their bond with each other and their coaches is evident on the field.
The PARoughriders 2024 team participated in three tournaments this season as well as numerous play days and scrimmages. They jelled as a team and proved to be a force at the NXT Meltdown in Downingtown. The Roughriders went 3-1, losing only to Brotherly Love in pool play. However, this loss was short lived, as the Roughriders later defeated Brotherly Love 9-2 in the semi-finals, qualifying them to play Building Blocks Elite in the finals. After a tough battle, the Roughriders came out on top with a 6-4 win over BBL Elite, clinching the 2024A championship title and earning the coveted NXT Cup.
In their last tournament of the season the Roughriders saw some great competition at the Mesa Fresh Philly Showdown at the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The team went undefeated, with a 5-0 overall record. After defeating Mesa Futures, Rising Sons, and Uprising in pool play the Roughriders were the No. 1 seed going into championship play. The Roughriders defeated Mesa Futures 6-2 in the semi-finals, qualifying them to play Uprising in the finals. The PARoughriders 2024 team finished their season with an 8-5 victory over Uprising. Another 2024A championship in the books for the PARoughriders 2024 team.
The head coaching staff is comprised of team fathers who both played college level lacrosse and both currently hold head coaching positions at local high schools. Assistant coaches from Division 1 colleges also lend their expertise on the practice field.
The PARoughriders 2024 coaching staff is always looking for elite players aspiring to bring their game to the next level! Try-outs for next year’s team will be held in West Chester, PA in August. Please visit http://www.roughriderlacrosse.com/pa-teams/ for try-out information.
Player names: Adrien Grove, Aidan Kelly, Brad Piffath, Brady O’Kane, Braeden Korb, Brendan Burke, Clifford Dorf, Drew Duncan, Dylan Jaszcz, Elliot Dotson, Jack Carroll, Jack Guido, Jack Long, Jack Mullen, Jack O’Hora, Luke Stokes, Oliver Tarr, Ryan Schellhammer
Coaches: Kevin Korb, Pete Duncan, Cole Renninger