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Friday, 14th January 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Rankings, Posted 1/14/11 Editor Chris Goldberg will be a member of the voting panel for the expanded POWERADE FAB 50 boys’ lacrosse poll for the 2011 season.

Also on the panel are media members from ESPNRISE, LaxPower and

The preseason POWERADE FAB 50 will be released on Wednesday, March 9 and will continue every week until the end of the boy’s high school lacrosse season.

Two of the voters have strong Philly ties. One is LaxPower’s Jimmy Oliver, former President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association and formerly the head coach and assistant coach at several Philly high schools.

Another voter is ESPNRISE writer Brett Manney, a defenseman on the Philadelphia Wings and a key member of the University Of Delaware squad that reached the NCAA Final Four in 2007. Manney also is a graduate of Holy Ghost Prep where he was a three-sport star.

Last season Manhasset (Manhasset, N.Y.) finished as the FAB 50 National Champions.

About the voters:

Chris Goldberg, Creator/Editor,

Goldberg is creator and Editor of He began covering college lacrosse as a student in 1981 at the University of Delaware and covered scholastic lacrosse for daily newspapers in the Philadelphia region for 15 years.

George Baldassare, Director boys lacrosse,

Baldassare has done the boys LaxPower ratings since 1999. He is currently the Executive Secretary of the Connecticut High School Lacrosse Coaches Association and served as an Assistant General Manager for the USA Under-19 World Championship teams in 2003 and 2008.

Mike Loveday, Lacrosse Editor, ESPN RISE
Loveday has covered high school sports since 2005. He has covered every prep sport in his career and has worked for the Wilmington-Star News, Topsail Voice and Student Sports. Loveday has been with ESPN RISE since it launched in 2008.

Brett Manney, Freelance Writer, ESPNRISE
Manney was a four-year letterman at University of Delaware who was considered one of the best defensive midfielders in the country and 2008 captain. Manney plays professionally in the NLL for Philadelphia Wings and has covered high school lacrosse across the country the past two years.

Jimmy Oliver, Director of Property Development,
Oliver has been in the lacrosse industry for 15 years. He coached boys lacrosse for 18 years and is currently the Director of Property Development for

Tom Peace, Rankings Expert, ESPN RISE
Peace has been involved with lacrosse for 24 years. In high school he played defense for the Phelps Lions (Malvern, Pa.) and now plays for the University of Baltimore club team.

Derek Toney, Senior Editor,
Derek Toney has been covering high school athletics for three decades with stints at the Baltimore Sun, Prince George’s County (Md.) Gazette and Digital Sports. He is currently senior editor for

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