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Boys’ club roundup: Duke’s L.C. goes 5-0 at UVA Annual Summer Team Camp

Friday, 5th August 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Posted 8/5/11

The Duke’s Lacrosse Club went 5-0 last weekend at the University of Virginia Annual Summer Team Camp.

The Duke's L.C. went 5-0 at the UVA Sumer Team Camp. 1st Row Sitting L to R: Paul Majors, Troy Szostek, Ryan Kern & Ryan Hibbs; 2nd row Kneeling L to R: Coach Jason Christmas, Ryan Beatson, Dave Sickler, Matt Senft, Joe Walsh, Philip Robertson, Nick Waligurski, Charles Kelly, Rob Keehfus, Brian Zappala & Coach Eric Gregg; 3rd Row Standing L to R: Coach Ebe Jelm, Coach Mike Gurenlian, Mark Gurenlian, Aric Dupell, Chris Daly, Sean Brown, Sean Dougherty, Ian Hare, Chase Young, Keith Cameron, Blake Booker, Jeff Cimbalista, Ryder Harkins, Will Mette, Josh Pope, Jake Cresta, Dylan McCaughey, Scott McAvoy, Andrew Benedict, George Uhrich, Curtis Zappala, Drew Schantz & UVA Player/Mentor, Pat Harbeson.

The Duke’s squad was a mix and match of Duke’s and Duke’s Lite players, including rising freshmen up to and including two Dukes rising seniors.

Duke’s defeated, among others, St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.), Cal Nor-West, and a Minnesota Select Team from the Lakes region.

Aside from the games, the UVA Coaches conducted a Unique Film Session with the team to review individual players and game schemes in a similar fashion to how they review their own national champs.

Highlights for the Dukes were:

*The face-off prowess of Mark ” Little Beast” Gurenlian (rising junior/Springfield-Delco), and Charles Kelly (rising freshman/Malvern Prep);

*Strong goalkeeping from Brian Zappala (rising sophomore/Episcopal Academy) and Ryan Kern (rising freshman/Appoquinimink HS, Del.);

*Strong midfield play from MVP Ryan Hibbs (rising senior, Downingtown West) Jeff Cimbalista (rising junior/New Hope Solebury), Chris Daly (rising junior/Lower Merion), Sean Brown (rising senior/The Hill School), Chase Young (rising sophomore/St. Joseph’s Prep), and Drew Schantz (rising freshman/Parkland);

*Offensive MVP Paul Major (rising junior/Spring-Ford) led the attack;

*Solid defense from Sean Dougherty (rising junior /The Hill School), Ian Hare (rising junior/Spring-Ford), Andrew Benedict (rising sophomore/St. Joseph’s Prep), and Ron Keehfus (rising freshman/Penn Charter).


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