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Unique education & exposure camp concludes with All-Star Game, Championship and Awards

Friday, 21st June 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Events, High School, Recruiting, Posted 6/21/13
From Press Release

The Second Annual Philly Boys’ Showcase Camp concluded on Tuesday at St. Joseph’s University. The Camp was co-directed by St. Joe’s Head Coach Taylor Wray and University of Hartford Head Coach Peter Lawrence, and featured 160 participants representing 18 states and Canada.Philly Showcase Camp

The Philly Boys Showcase Camp, run by NXTsports, followed a unique education/exposure model. The players were able to compete and showcase their talents in front of the attending college coaches, but the camp also specifically focused on coaching and skill development. The kids played several games, but the staff of 14 NCAA Division 1 coaches also spent lots of time working with players in small groups and position-based skill clinics. The players also participated in college-level practices, worked on box lacrosse concepts in an indoor clinic led by Philadelphia Wings Assistant Captain Brett Manney, participated in speed training, and attended lectures on the recruiting process and fitness and nutrition.

Said Co-Director Peter Lawrence, “there are many college coaches out there, myself included, who enjoy the opportunity in the summer to actually work with and develop younger players, not just watch them from the sidelines. Our goal here was to make these kids better players while giving them a real taste of what it is like to be a college lacrosse player.

“We had a great teaching staff which was put together and led by Coach Wray, and once again we had a tremendous host venue here at St. Joe’s.”

Camp All-Stars, Camp Champions & Award Winners

Camp All-Stars

The White Squad, coached by Andy Hayes tied the Black Team, coached by Brett Manney, by a score of 8-8, in Monday’s Fab 40 All-Star Game.

Though no formal All-Star Game MVP award was given, the White team was led by Mark Frega (Millbrook School/NJ) and Lang McNeely (St. Anne’s Belfield/VA), who each scored two goals. The Black was led by Peter Gayhardt (Episcopal Academy/PA) and Johnny Wagner (Cranbrook/ON), who also netted two goals apiece. Christian Feliziani (Episcopal Academy/PA) was a standout at the face-off X, winning 80% of his draws.

Black Team All-Stars

Ryan Beatson M 2014 Archmere Academy, DE
Fritz Berry A 2016 St. Annes Belfield, VA
Grey Clarkson G 2015 Cherokee, NJ
Connor Davis D 2015 Bishop Shanahan, PA
Matt Eckles G 2015 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy,PA
Peter Gayhardt A 2016 Episcopal Academy, PA
Brandt Guldin M 2015 St. Andrews School, FL
Brendan Halpin M 2014 Cranford High School, NJ
TJ Heagerty A 2016 St. Anthony’s High School, NY
Tim Hickey D 2014 Trinity High School, PA
Chris Hueston A,-M 2015 Great Valley High School, PA
Nolan Little M-FOGO 2015 Bishop Shanahan, PA
Kyle McCarthy D 2015 Salesianum, DE
Zac Methlie LSM 2016 Springfield-Delco High School, PA
Travis Miller, A-M, 2015 LaSalle College High School, PA
Evan Scott D- LSM 2017 Penn Charter, PA
Kevin Todd, A, 2016 Spring Ford High School, PA
Johnny Wagner A 2015 Cranbrook, OH
Ben Willows A 2015 Queenbury High School, NY
Christian Feliziani M, FO, 2016 Episcopal Academy PA

Coach Brett Manney

White Team All-Stars
Luke Baron M, FO 2015 Cold Spring Harbor NY
Aidan Conk D 2016 St. Anthony’s High School NY
Brian Dailey A 2014 Cathedral Prep PA
William Dulin A 2014 Abington High School PA
Mark Frega M, FO 2014 Millbrook School NY
Dylan Jinks A 2015 Southern Regional High School NJ
Dylan Klusaritz A 2014 Parkland High School PA
Jordan Krug A 2015 Cherokee High School NJ
Zachary Longacre G 2015 Kennett High School PA
Trent Maendler D, LSM 2015 Hudson High School OH
Lang McNeely M 2015 St. Anne’s Belfield VA
Justin Moran M 2015 Albemarle High School VA
Justin Schwenk FO 2016 Spring Ford High School PA
Dillon Smart D 2016 Garnet Valley High School PA
Sean Tornetta A 2014 Perkiomen Valley High School PA
Bryan Wright A 2016 Moorestown High School NJ
Dario Falcone D 2016 Radnor High School PA
Samuel Stroud III G 2016 Malvern Preparatory School PA
John Carrozza M 2015 Wissahickon High School PA

Coach Andy Hayes

Camp Championship Game

The Philly Boys Showcase Camp team championship game was decided by a slim margin as Team Seven, coached by Penn State Assistant Chris Doctor and Holy Cross Assistant Coach Justin Hagar, outlasted Team Four, coached by Marist Assistant Frank Abbruzini.

Camp Champions – Team Seven
Coach – Chris Doctor, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Penn State Univ.
Asst. Coach – Justin Hagar, Assistant Coach Holy Cross College

Spirit Awards

The instructors also awarded eight Spirit Awards – one from each of the eight teams at Camp – to players who best displayed the attributes of positive attitude, effort, hard work and coachability. The eight award winners were:

# First Last Year Pos St School
8 Zachary Longacre 2015 G PA Kennett, PA
20 Grey Clarkson 2015 G NJ Cherokee, NJ
46 Matthew Gormley 2014 M PA Abington, PA
66 Ryan Kinnard 2016 M PA Penncrest, PA
86 Zac Methlie 2016 D PA Springfield-Delco, PA
117 Mario Scotese 2017 M PA Perkiomen Valley, PA
150 Wayne Hofmann 2015 G NY Eastchester, NY


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