Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/1/16
Eight Philly boys in the Class of 2016 helped FCA Lacrosse place third in the Division I tournament in the High School tourney at the Vail Lacrosse Shootout on Wednesday.
The FCA Philly group featured all-tourney picks Alex deMarco (goalie, Penn commit) and Forry Smith (attackman, Johns Hopkins) of Haverford School; Brendan O’Neill (Haverford School, attackman, Johns Hopkins), Ryan McNulty (Bishop Shanahan, LSM, Loyola), Patrick Lyons (Salesianum School, DEFLSM, North Carolina), Ryan Murray (Malvern Prep LSM/DEF, Penn), Kyle Anderson (Malvern Prep, attackman, Harvard) and Luke Desperito (Haverford School, midfielder, UVA).
FCA defeated DC Elite, 13-12, in double overtime in the third-place game as deMarco was a standout and made a key save in the second OT to set the stage for the win.
The Red Bandanas – comprised of players from 10 states – won the title on a goal by Jeremy Magno (Bergen Catholic-NJ/Harvard), his third of the game. Anthony DeMaio (Coronado-CA/Boston University) led the Red Bandanas with five goals, and attack Ryan Graff (Bloomington Jefferson-MN/Harvard) also scored three, while Nicholas DeMaio (Coronado-CA, 2018/Boston University) scored two. Connor Fletcher (Princeton Day School-NJ/Cornell) and Lucas Cotler (Syosset-NY/Yale) also scored for the Red Bandanas.
A1 Team Colorado (4-1) 15
B1 Red Bandanas (6-0) 16
3rd Place Game
D1 DC Elite (3-2) 12
B2 FCA Lacrosse (4-2) 13
The third place game was yet another nail biter with double overtime. FCA goalie Alex de Marco made a key save in the second overtime adding to his many throughout the game, allowing his team the win.
Final 2016 High School Boys Standings
Dr. Tom Watts Memorial Tournament
1st Place: Red Bandana
2nd Place: Colorado
3rd Place: FCA
4th Place: DC Elite
5th Place: ADRLN Tropics
6th Place: 3DNE Alums
7th Place: Laxachusetts
8th Place: Wasatch
1st Place: Florida Kings
2nd Place: Brady’s Bunch
3rd Place: Georgia Thunder
4th Place: MN Chill
5th Place: True Minnesota
6th Place: KC Blue Lion
2016 All-Tournament Team
MVP: Jeremy Magno, Red Bandana
Attack: Bubba Fairman, ADRLN Tropics
Asher Nolting, Colorado
Forry Smith (Haverford School), FCA
Midfield: Avery Myers, DC Elite
Lucas Cotler, Red Bandana
Mike Pryor, Colorado
Defense: Oskar Dousberg, Laxachusetts
Kyle Thornton, Red Bandana
Joey Soran, Colorado
Branden Ruditz, Florida Kings
Faceoff: Charlie Leonard, Colorado
Goalie: Alex de Marco (Haverford School), FCA