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‘Players Who Shined’ from @LehighLacrosse Lehigh Valley Showcase All-Star Game

Saturday, 23rd July 2016

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

By Bradley Schlegel
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/23/16

Ethan LaMond said competing at the Lehigh Lacrosse Lehigh Valley Showcase camp this week has helped him to become a better two-way player.

“I learned that defense is a big part of lacrosse, whether you are an offensive player or not,” said the 2018 midfielder from Pennsylvania state finalist La Salle.

Lehigh Showcase All-Stars – (from left) Justin Douenias (Glen Rock-NJ), Scott McMillan (Conestoga-PA), Ethan LaMond (La Salle-PA), Cooper Emmons (Severn School-MD), Pete Behrens (St. Mary’s Ryken-MD) Eric Scheuerle (St. Joseph’s Prep-PA)

Lehigh Showcase All-Stars – (from left) Justin Douenias (Glen Rock-NJ), Scott McMillan (Conestoga-PA), Ethan LaMond (La Salle-PA), Cooper Emmons (Severn School-MD), Pete Behrens (St. Mary’s Ryken-MD) Eric Scheuerle (St. Joseph’s Prep-PA)

LaMond was one of the standouts at Thursday night’s All-Star Game, on Day 2 of the 3-day camp that featured elite instruction and showcase games as well as a close look at the Lehigh campus and program.

“For academics, you can’t beat it,” said LaMond, who plays for the Duke’s L.C. “The coaching staff was awesome. The players on the team were nice guys. They really did a great job. It was a great camp. It’s a great campus, and I figured I would come here and get better.”

Pete Behrens, a 2019 atackman from St. Mary’s Ryken (MD), scored twice lead team Brown to a 6-4 victory over team White in the all-star game.

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LaMond enjoyed the All-Star experience.

“It was a lot of fun,” he said. “We played pretty good team ball. We cleared well. The offense didn’t get a ton of possessions, but we capitalized on the ones we got.”

These also stood out at the All-Star Game:

Cooper Emmons, 2018, Severn School (Md.) Zingos Lacrosse Club

Why did you come to this showcase, and what have you gotten out of it?
Emmons:
“I came to this showcase because I knew there was a lot of great coaches. I really wanted to come to this camp and showcase my skills, and I really think I did that is this all-star game. I think the coaches are great.”

How was it competing in the All-Star Game and what went well for you?
Emmons:
“It was good overall. I played well. But I have to give to some of the defenders in front of my they did a great job. I though the it was a blast.”

What gave you learned about your game or the recruiting process during this camp that will help you moving forward?
Emmons:
“I learned a lot about passion. A lot of the players care a lot, and I care a lot. It was cool to play with a group of kids who really care about the game, and care about trying to showcase themselves to a good school.”

Justin Douenias, 2019 MF, Glen Rock, (N.J.), NJ Riot

Why did you come to this showcase, and what have you gotten out of it?
Douenias:
“I came because (Lehigh) wanted to see me play.”

How was it competing in the All-Star Game and what went well for you?
Douenias:
“It was fun. There were a lot of good kids. They had a lot of knowledge for the game. I did a good job communicating with my teammates.”

What have you learned about your game or the recruiting process during this camp that will help you moving forward?
Douenias:
“I learned that it’s not always about the points.”

Scott MacMillan, 2018 G, Conestoga (PA), Big4 HHH

Why did you come to this showcase, and what have you gotten out of it?
MacMillan:
“I came to get some exposure to college coaches.”

How was it competing in the All-Star Game and what went well for you?
MacMillan:
“My teammates played really good defense in front of me. They made it easy to stop the ball. This was a great atmosphere.”

What have you learned about your game or the recruiting process during this camp that will help you moving forward?
MacMillan:
“Recruiting is a pretty tricky process. It can still be fun, though.”

Peter Behrens, 2019 ATT, St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.) Cannons Select

Why did you come to this showcase, and what have you gotten out of it?
Behrens:
“I came to the showcase to really get a look at Lehigh. It was just a great time. I love the campus. I could see myself going here. I was hoping to be seen by all the coaches here, including the ones from Lehigh.”

How was it competing in the All-Star Game and what went well for you?
Behrens:
“It was a great time. I had a ton of fun. My teammates set me up for my two goals. I did the easy part.”

What have you learned about your game or the recruiting process during this camp that will help you moving forward?
Behrens:
“I learned that not everyone’s recruiting process is the same. For some (teams), it might happen really quickly. If you are good enough to play college lacrosse, the coaches will find you. I learned that I have a great time playing off of talented players.”

Eric Scheuerle, 2018 MF, St. Joseph’s Prep (PA), Big 4 HHH

Why did you come to this showcase, and what have you gotten out of it?
Scheuerle:
“It’s a really great campus, and I totally enjoyed it.”

How was it competing in the All-Star Game and what went well for you?
Scheuerle:
“It had really good competition. The Brown team had really good chemistry. We did really well as a team.”

What have you learned about your game or the recruiting process during this camp that will help you moving forward?
Scheuerle:
“I learned that I still have a long way to go. Playing in the all-star game helped point out my strengths and weaknesses, and showed me what I need to work on.”

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