Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/29/16
Comprised of boys from Kennett Square, Garnet Valley, Unionville, Downingtown, Conestoga and surrounding areas, team Brotherly Love Blue won the 2023 A title at the NXT Meltdown last weekend at United Sports in Downingtown.
Playing in the top bracket, Team Brotherly Love Blue went undefeated by beating the Florida based Barracudas, NJ based BBL, and PA based Roughriders in pool play. In the semifinals Brotherly love squared off against Mesa Fresh in a game that was ultimately decided in a Braveheart win.
In the championship finals BL faced off against perennial Maryland based club power, Bethesda Lacrosse Club. In this highly anticipated match up, despite missing all three starting members of its defense, BL prevailed, 6-2.
Brotherly Love players: Colin Jung, Griffin Erdman, Barclay Wilson, Will Raihall, Kyle Anthony, Kevin Carson, Zach Hulme, Casey Rose, William Hohn, Brody Murphy, Kris Henning, Sam Barton, Colin Smith, TJ Shillingford, Marek Seaman, Michael Waite, and Bo Horvath. Team Brotherly Love is coached by HC Jonathan Nurry along with assistants John Shillingford and Joe Horvath.