Lincoln-Sudbury Competes at 2016 National High School Lacrosse Showcase
by Ryan Kilian (@masspreps)
COLUMBIA, MD – The Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors boys lacrosse program competed this past weekend in the prestigious National High School Lacrosse Showcase. The Warriors were the lone team from Massachusetts to receive an invitation to the event, which featured some of the top lacrosse programs in the country.
L-S concluded the three-day tournament with a 3-3 record, highlighted by wins over New Trier (IL), Hereford Zone (MD), and St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (VA). Their narrow losses to Yorktown (NY) (1 Goal) , Gonzaga (DC) (2 Goals) and Georgetown Prep (MD) (2 Goals) were equally impressive in nature.
The strong showing on the National stage exhibited the depth that the L-S program has, as the Warriors recently graduated four All-American’s, as part of a decorated senior class who recently won the 2016 MIAA Division 1 State championship. Class of 2016 standouts, Connor McCarthy (Princeton), Harlan Smart (Dartmouth), Eric Holden (Hobart) and Caleb Geitz (Bowdoin) earned Eastern Mass. All-American distinction, were named to our First-Team Mass Prep Stars Super Team, and earned numerous other post-season honors.
The Lincoln-Sudbury Schedule for the 2016 National High School Lacrosse Showcase:
|Friday July 8th Games||Results|
|Lincoln-Sudbury vs. New Trier (IL)||WIN, 8-3|
|Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Yorktown (NY)||LOSS, 8-7|
|Saturday July 9th Games||Results|
|Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Hereford Zone (MD)||WIN, 11-8|
|Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Gonzaga (DC)||LOSS, 7-5|
|Lincoln-Sudbury vs. St. Stephen's / St. Agnes (VA)||WIN, 9-3|
|Sunday July 10th Game||Results|
|Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Georgetown Prep (MD)||LOSS, 10-8|
• 5-of-6 of L-S’s opponents played in their respective state championship games in 2016.
• Laxpower.com's final 2016 National high school rankings ranked Gonzaga (DC) the No. 3 team in the country, followed by St. Stephen's/St. Agne's (VA) who checked in at No. 13.
• LS finished the 2015 National High School Lacrosse Showcase tournament with a 5-1 record, losing to eventual champion Calvert Hall by a score of 6-4.
• L-S played with 18 student-athletes in this year's the tournament. The athletes were from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 classes.
• 12-of-18 L-S players registered at least one point, including goalie Trevor van Leer ’17, who also registered an assist. The balanced team effort displayed the unselfish, team approach that L-S showed at the event.
Trevor van Leer '17 - photo credit Tim Murphy
• In L-S’s 9-3 win over St. Stephen/St. Agnes (VA) FO/M Junior Almeida ’17 dominated at the X, winning 13-of-14 faceoffs.
Junior Almedia '17 - photo credit Tim Murphy
• The L-S team defense continued their strong play from the 2016 season, holding opponents to the second fewest goals in their six-team pool.
• The L-S team was coached by Boston University Assistant Coach Justin Domingos, Endicott Head Coach Eric Hagarty and former L-S All-American and current Notre Dame All-American John Sexton.
• The highlight of the weekend was the insider tour of the Naval Academy that the L-S team and parents received (pictured below) courtesy of L-S aulm and former L-S captain and All-American Keith McGilvray. McGilvray, a Navy lacrosse alum and MARSOC Commander also served as Head Coach Brian Vona’s first Team Captain.
L-S Team at the US Naval Academy - photo credit Michael Donlan
PHOTOS: Check out some of the photos from the tournament action, courtesy of Tim Murphy.
Some of the College Coaches in attendance at L-S games over the tournament weekend.
Univ. of Virginia
Univ. of Vermont
Special thanks to Michael Donlan for his help with the event coverage.
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