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Geico High School Lacrosse Showcase on Long Island in April via ESPNU & ESPN3

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Geico High School Lacrosse Showcase on Long Island in April via ESPNU & ESPN3 - 03/20/19 09:15 PM

Long Island, NY: Six of the nation's top boys high school lacrosse teams will participate on a national stage on both Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th in the Geico High School Lacrosse Showcase. The six participating teams will play two games each with six total games taking place at St. Anthony High School's CY Donnelly Field in South Huntington, NY with games starting at 10am EST on Saturday followed by games at noon and 2pm on Sunday. All games will be featured on television via ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 27th
10am: #17 Haverford (PA) vs. #5 Ward Melville (NY) via ESPNU
12pm: #21 Darien (CT) vs. Seton Hall Prep (NJ) via ESPN3
2pm: Lincoln-Sudbury (MA) vs. #6 St. Anthony's (NY) via ESPN3

Sunday, April 28th
10am: #21 Darien (CT) vs. #6 St. Anthony's (NY) via ESPNU
12pm: Seton Hall Prep (NJ) vs. #5 Ward Melville (NY) via ESPN3
2pm: Lincoln-Sudbury (MA) vs. #17 Haverford (PA) via ESPN3

PREVIEW OF PARTICIPATING TEAMS:

#5 Ward Melville High School (East Setauket, NY)
Head Coach: Jay Negus

Committed Players:
  • #9 Attack Dylan Pallonetti (UMass Commit) '19
  • #94 Defense Frankie Ciniglio (Cornell Commit), ’20
  • #23 Goalie Collin Krieg (North Carolina Commit), ’20
  • #29 LSM Ethan Larson (North Carolina Commit) '19
  • Defense Patrick O'Neill (Brown Commit) '19
  • F/O, Midfield Nick Troy (Michigan Commit) '19
  • F/O, Midfield Matt Wang (Penn Commit) '20
  • F/O Brandon Aviles (Syracuse Commit) '19


Last years number 1 nationally ranked team after their 3rd straight NYSPHSAA Class A Championship are deep at the defense and midfield units. Quarterbacking the Defense are UNC Goalie commit Collin Krieg and defenseman Frankie Ciniglio (Cornell commit), and Senior Patrick O'Niell (Brown Commit). Extremely strong at the face-off x will help give this high powering offense with more opportunities.

#6 St. Anthony’s High School (South Huntington, N.Y.)
Head Coach: Keith Wieczorek

Committed Players:
  • #23 Midfield Jake Bonomi (Michigan Commit) '19
  • #50 LSM Greg Campisi (Harvard Commit) '19
  • #30 Midfield Aidan Danenza (Duke Commit) '19
  • #38 Midfield Jack Walshe (Virginia Commit) '19
  • #44 F/O Jake Naso (Virginia Commit), ’20
  • #1 Attack Brennan O’Neill (Duke Commit) '20
  • Defense Connor O'Reilly (Georgetown Commit) '19
  • F/O Matt Cannon (Marquette Commit) '19
  • Attack Daniel Parker (UVA Commit) '19
  • Defense Jaden Jernigan (Navy Commit) '20
  • F/O Joe Bruno (Hofstra Commit) '20
  • Goalie Alex Pazienza (Sacred Heart Commit) '19
  • Midfield Jack Walshe (UVA Commit)
  • Midfield Robert McGee III (Penn State Commit) '20
  • Midfield Aidan Danenza (Duke Commit) '20


Host school has depth at the midfield with 8 College commits (7 D1) and the number one ranked junior, Attackman Brennan O'Neil. Their defense is anchored by Junior Goalie Alex Pazienza who verbally committed to Sacred Heart University and D1 commits, Connor O'Reilly, Greg Campisi & Jade Jernigan.

#17 The Haverford School (Haverford, PA)
Head Coach: John Nostrant

Committed/Key Players:
  • #35 Midfield Peter Garno (Virginia), ’19
  • #97 F/O Chris Tsetsekos '20
  • Attack Brennan McBride (Harvard Commit) '20
  • Attack Adam Salvaggio (Colgate Commit) '19
  • Midfield Mac Costin (Utah Commit) '19
  • Midfield Gavin Burke (Villanova Commit) '19
  • Goalie Sage Garito (Franklin & Marshall Commit) '19
  • Defense Ryan Niggeman (Lehigh Commit) '19


Head Coach John Nostrant is in his 28th and final season so you can expect a strong outing from the team all year and lookings to repeat with the Inter-Ac Title. The Fords have a balanced attack and midfield unit led by a heavy experienced senior class. This talented offense is averaging nearly 12 goals a game with the help of Face Off specialist, Chris Tsetsekos who is ranked 97th in the junior class.

No. 21 Darien High School (Darien, CT)
Head Coach: Jeff Brameier

Committed Players:
  • #78 Midfield Jackson Peters (Brown Commit) '20
  • Midfield Bruce Ferguson (Colgate Commit) '19
  • Midfield Tommy Hellman (Air Force Commit) '19
  • Midfield Ryan Darby (Colby Commit) '19
  • Defense Connor Olson (Denison Commit) '19
  • Attack Hudson Pokorny (Washington & Lee Commit) '19


Coach Jeff Brameier has 35 years of experience and is the all-time winningest coach in Connecticut and has a knack for taking his teams to the States every year. After falling short last year, the team will be playing with a chip on their shoulders. They have a prolific offense with Seniors Tommy Hellman headed to Air Force next year and Bruce Ferguson headed to Colgate. They will get help from a solid Junior class.

Seton Hall Preparatory School (West Orange, NJ)
Head Coach: Dave Giarrusso

Committed Players:
  • #25 Midfield Kyle Stephenson (Rutgers Commit) ’20
  • #55 Midfield Connell Kumar (Virginia Commit) '20
  • Attack Jake Engelke (Holy Cross Commit) '19
  • Attack Ryan Kemp (Saint Joseph's Commit) '19
  • LSM Connor Marston (Muhlenberg Commit) '19
  • Midfield Thomas Colucci (Colgate Commit) '19
  • Attack Luke Blanc (Umass Commit) '20


Group A State Championship runner-ups are looking for redemption. This team has an offense that has 6 division 1 commits and an experienced senior class and complimentary junior class. Kyle Stephenson is a playmaker who will quarterback the o.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (Sudbury, MA)
Head Coach: Brian Vona

After losing the State Championship last year, Head Coach Brian Vona will hope the experience helps the team grow. Despite graduating a handful of key players from last year’s team, the Warriors return contributors that will see their roles grow in 2019, to compete for their 4th state title in five years. The team is talented on defense, with two Juniors, D Wilson Sneath (Vermont) and G Andrew Vona (Hobart).
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