Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/5/21 – Staff Report
The Tigers XXVI 13U tournament team did not reach its ultimate goal, but has scaled heights never achieved by a Philly lacrosse squad.
The Tigers became the first Philly squad to reach the finals of the World Series of Youth Lacrosse, falling Saturday, 9-2, to Long Island’s Express Channy in the 13U championship at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD.
The game was tape delayed and shown on ESPN2 Sunday. The game Saturday drew a crowd of several thousand fans.
The Tigers XXVI went 5-0 in pool play and advanced to the title game with an 11-2 win over Jersey Express Friday and a 7-4 triumph over VLC Black Ops Saturday morning. That was the second time a Philly team had reached the semifinals (first done by the Rising Sons 2020 team in 2015) of the World Series, which was created by Jake Steinfeld six years ago to provide lacrosse teams a similar experience as the Little League World Series.
Members of the Tigers VII team were: Will Short, Maximus Slattery, Rocky Corrigan, TJ McDermott, Conor Morsell, Jack Fleming, Jesse Holt, Jaxson Rumble, Bo McMenamin, Torey Cooper, Matt Kelley, Finn French, Danny Lawyer, Patrick Moloney, Thomas Ploszay, Sebastian Small, Tommy McAneney, Quint Slattery, Shane Dominello, Moe Sobel, Dylan Novak, Cole Carberry, Rees Pionteck, Anthony Coasta, Greysen Stanley, Chace Hixson, Mason Raucci. Head coach and founder is Quint Slattery with assistants Bill Conners, Scott MacMillan. Jesse Carberry and George “Booker” Corrigan; coaches unable to attend were Jordan Wolf and Bill McGlone
The Tigers had two All-World selections, McAnaney and Cole Carberry.