Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/22/09
Penn Charter rising junior attackman Joey Sankey has been selected to play with the 2009 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) National High School Lacrosse Team and will compete in the North American Cup against the Ontario Edge (Canada) Senior Elite Team in Toronto on Aug. 1-2.
Sankey, who plays for Rebel Elite and Duke’s Lacrosse Clubs, was selected from 1,500 players across 28 states. Most of the players were chosen from the tryouts conducted to select the teams for the recently-completed adidas National Classic. Sankey, who had 22 goals and 19 assists in only nine games due to a shoulder/collarbone injury this year, was an invited selection based on his scholastic and club accomplishments.
Sankey was the lone player from Pennsylvania to make the national squad. Last year National High School Team defeated Ontario Edge in the second annual North American Cup series in Toronto. The FCA Team fell to the Edge in the inaugural North American Cup at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y, in 2007.
FCA Lacrosse was launched in the summer of 1988 as a way of providing lacrosse players positive role models and peer influence.
FCA National High School Lacrosse Team Roster
Brandon Benn (Orangeville, ON – Culver Military Academy ’10)
Jimmy Bitter (Stowe, VT – Deerfield Academy ’11)
Joey Sankey (Warminster, PA – Penn Charter ’11)
Matt Zacrolli (Ridgewood, NJ – Ridgewood ’10)
Drew Belinsky (Manhasset, NY – Manhasset ’10)
Derek Kehoe (Black River, NY – Carthage Central ’11)
David Kelly (Timonium, MD – Calvert Hall ’10)
Frankie Kelly (Lutherville, MD – Calvert Hall ’10)
Mike Messina (Webster, NY – Aquinas Institute ’11)
Tony Rossi (Timonium, MD – Calvert Hall ’10)
Ralph D’Agostino (High Bridge, NY – Immaculata ’11)
Gary Davies (Orchard Park, NY – Orchard Park ’10)
Ryan Emerson (Green Field, WI – Culver Military Academy)
Adam Fingar (Canandaigua, NY – Canandaigua Academy ’10)
Bret Newman (Fort Collins, CO – Fort Collins ‘10)
Giancarlo Sangiacomo (San Francisco, CA St Ignatius College Prep ’10)
Austin Geisler (Fredericksburg, VA – St. Anne’s-Belfield ’10)
Nick King (Canandaigua, NY – Canandaigua Academy ’10)