Team Mass Elite Concludes Successful First Season in Maryland
May 30, 2015
(Fort Washington, Maryland) – Team Mass Elite makes yet another big impression at PYLON ELITE camp's final 7v7 tournament of the year, ending this team of area All-Stars run with an overall tournament record of 9 wins and 6 losses with 1 NUC championship under their belt, 2 tournament MVP's.
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM members this season were,
Max Bochman ’16 Brookline High
Austin Burton ’17 - Newton South
Doug Santos ’16 Peabody High
Sean McKeon ’16 Shepherd Hill
Several touchdowns were thrown by Austin Burton of Newton South to the following players throughout the day in DC.
Max Bochman ‘16 Brookline High School
Dominic Cozier ‘16 Milton Academy
Derek Franks ‘16 Leominster High
Sean McKeon ’16 Shepherd Hill
Freddy Okito ‘17 Milton Academy
Doug Santos ‘16 Peabody High
Key plays were made by players like super-sophomore Shawn Noel ‘17 from Bridgewater Raynham, sure handed Quinton McDermott ’16 Milton Academy, who was also filling in at safety due to roster needs. Even though the tournament record on the day was 1-4, Team Mass Elite was in every contest until the final second threatening to score and take the lead before time ran out.
The Defense stepped up and made numerous pivotal plays when needed, especially in the secondary which was suffocating at times with strong play from Leominster high sophomore Travis Storm ’17 and fellow blue Devil teammates Keith Jackson ’16 and Kyle Jackson ‘16. BC High's linebacker Isaiah Miranda ’16 was a force patrolling the middle batting down passes all day. Fabian Thames ‘16 from Randolph came down from safety to show off his range and versatility at Sam backer accompanied by fantastic contributing play from King Philip Regional sophomore Brett Mazur ‘17 who helped provide a strong and reputable linebacking corps.
Year One Concludes
Team Mass Elite’s 7v7 program had a successful first year and was able to showcase a good amount of local talent from the Commonwealth on the national stage. They earned the respect of the other teams and National media that covered the event.
“It was a real eye opener for some of the kids,” said head coach Will Croom, a former assistant coach for BIllerica Memorial high school, as well as owner of 1st String performance “It showed them that, hey we're in this and we belong. Their confidence grew with each game. It was a thing of beauty to watch these kids come together and really bond and buy in to what our objective and expectations were with the Mass Elite program. With the success of this program I am eagerly waiting for next year and I am already in the recruiting process to identify some candidates and top prospects from classes of 2017-2019 with a summer tryout in the works.”
Mass Elite 27 -UAS BLaze 0
BATS Rochester NY 21-MASS ELITE 20
PG Elite 14 -MASS ELITE 12
Playoff single elimination game:
BATS Rochester 13-MASS ELITE 12
“Winning the tournament would have been great and all, but we did not come here for that,” Head Coach and Mass Elite Director Will Croom said. “It was about the exposure and the college recruiting aspect for my Mass Elite kids and for the state of Massachusetts.”
If you are interested and would like more information about becoming a member of TEAM MASS ELITE's 7v7 PROGRAM please contact Will Croom at firstname.lastname@example.org and please visit 1ststringperformance.com for further information.
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