Tyler Iriondo (’17 FaceOff) Commits to Christopher Newport University

Congratulations to Tyler Iriondo of Robinson Secondary School on his commitment to DIII program Christopher Newport University!

Why did you choose this college?
I chose CNU because of the strong business program and great campus vibe. From the moment I arrived at CNU, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. CNU’s lacrosse program has a great coaching staff and culture plus top notch facilities to help you perform to the best of your ability. With Coach Mikey Thompson’s leadership and vision, the program is going in the right direction and I’m excited to be part of it.

What other colleges did you consider?
Ithaca, Gettysburg, York, Stevenson and VMI

Lacrosse honors
(NFC8) National Faceoff Combine National Champion for Class of 2017, 2nd Team All-Conference, Under Armour Top 44, Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Invitational ASG, 2x East Coast Showcase ASG and Team MVP, Top 205 ASG, Brine All-American, WAVElax Top 22, 3 year Letter, 3x 6A VA State Lacrosse Champions, 2x 6A VA North Region Champions, 2x 6A VA Concorde Conference Champions, NSCLA Select Showcase, Adrenaline Black Card Showcase Invitee

Academic honors
National Honor Society, A/B Honor Roll, Athletic Honor Roll, SGA, Spanish Club Secretary

Other (special thanks, etc.)
First, I’d like to thank my parents for supporting me step by step through this recruiting process. Without my parents, I wouldn’t have had as many opportunities as I did.

Next, I’d like to thank all of my coaches from the past and present. Coach Curran, Coach Keel, Coach Solomon and Coach Daniel taught me everything I know about lacrosse. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Coach Maddox, Coach Marriott and Coach Curtin helped me take my game to the next level. I’d also like to thank Coach Savage for training me.

Finally, I’d like to thank Coach (Mikey) Thompson and the coaching staff of Christopher Newport University for giving me the opportunity to play and compete for such a great program.

Tyler Iriondo

Joseph Poggio (’18 Attack) Commits to Mercy College

Congratulations to Joseph Poggio of Bethpage High School on his commitment to DII program Mercy College!

Why did you choose this college?
I chose Mercy College because it fits all my needs academically and has a great lacrosse program.

What other colleges did you consider?
Mount Saint Mary’s University

Other (special thanks, etc.)
I would like to thank coach Roddy McCoy with all his help through the recruiting process.  As well as my parents for all of their support.

Lance Crate (’18 Attack) Commits to Merrimack College

Congratulations to Lance Crate of Proctor Academy on his commitment to DII program Merrimack College!

Why did you choose this college?
Merrimack has great academics and lacrosse, both in a great location. Once I met with Coach Morgan and saw the campus I knew Merrimack was a place I wanted to be.

What other colleges did you consider?
St.Michaels, Belmont Abbey and New York Maritime.

Lacrosse honors
Bluechip 225 All Star, Island Uprising All Star, FLG Legit 120 Attendee

Other (special thanks, etc.)
I have to thank my parents, my trainer, my High School coach Tucker Prudden and my club coach Chris Cameron.

Lance Crate

Jordan Lee (’17 Attack) Commits to Christopher Newport University

Congratulations to Jordan Lee of Stone Bridge HS on his commitment to DIII program Christopher Newport University!

Why did you choose this college?
Great academic reputation, beautiful campus, small class sizes.

What other colleges did you consider?
High Point and Mt. St. Mary’s.

Academic honors
Member National Honor Society, Social Sciences and Math Honor Societies

Other (special thanks, etc.)
Special thanks to my family, Coach Mitchell (Stone Bridge), and my trainer, Darnerien McCants of Pro Power Performance my athletic trainer since age 11.


Andrew Johson (’17 Midfield) Commits to Virginia Wesleyan College

Congratulations to Andrew Johson of Landstown HS on his commitment to DIII program Virginia Wesleyan College!

Why did you choose this college?
Coach Stewart’s Run and Gun Style appealed to me, and the team seemed very close.

What other colleges did you consider?
Guilford, Wingate andRandolph.

Lacrosse honors
1st Team All conference and US Lacrosse All-American Junior Year.

Other (special thanks, etc.)
Thank you to Coach Quezada for pushing me to be a more aggressive and physical player.


Jack Parr (’17 Attack) Commits to Brown University

Congratulations to Jack Parr of McDonogh School on his commitment to the DI program Brown University!

Why did you choose this college?
Academics, Athletics, Location.

What other colleges did you consider?
Tufts, Cornell and Amherst.

Lacrosse honors
2015 Adrenaline Black Card; ILPreps National Player of the Week – 3/11/2016.

Academic honors
6X Deans List, Charm City Lacrosse

Other (special thanks, etc.)
Thanks to my parents, Coach Hilgartner (McDonogh), Coaches Shilling and McClernan (Crabs), Coaches Santos and O’Keefe (USBoxLA).


Jack Parr

Standouts from National 175 Invitational at RPI

As a company, our team saw a lot of talent this summer. We filmed both exclusive and to put it nicely, less than exclusive events. One thing is definitely true. Watching good lacrosse is better than watching the ball on the ground. At the National 175 Summer Showcase, we got to see 3 days of great lacrosse. Players that created chemistry in short order because they view the game through a shared lens. A game that is more art than science and where the ball should be passed or shot within 3 seconds. Maybe it was the cooler temperatures in upstate New York. Regardless, if this is the future and what we’ll get to watch at the college level, count me in.

Here are a few standouts from the week. But first, an aerial view of the great facilities at RPI.


We will be adding to this list as we view film, including all-star games, from the event.

Team / Name / Pinny / Year / Position


Team 1 Christopher Dorain 734 2017 Goalie

Size. Steps to ball, making himself even bigger in goal. Quick on high low shots on the doorstep (see more of in showcase than college game because defense new to each other), but nonetheless impressive.

Team 1 Jake Cordes 742 2017 Defense

A stone wall (that’s literally what we wrote down from the sidelines). Low center of gravity and quick feet meant attack were unable to spin out of his defensive positions. For entire quarters, his side of the field would be locked down. Great on ball defender.

Team 3 Jonathan Sarubbi 706 2017 Midfield/FO

Pretty sure this guy just loops “All I do is win win win no matter what” because that is exactly what he did. He consistently won the clamp, got leverage and pivoted out for a self release. He didn’t rely on wing players to get the ball, but often possessed it before they arrived. Very fundamental and clean. Our friends at The Faceoff Academy would like this guy.

Team 4 Jared Gelber 687 2017 Midfield

Solid two-way player at Middie. Quick feet and first step. He’s able to do a lot of different things that when added up, make a difference. Whether feeding off a double team or doubling himself, he sees the field and gets the game.

Team 4 Zac Asbury 704 2017 Attack

Solid dodger. Shoots in traffic with torque. Picks his spots well and has a diversity of moves to get to cage. Able to finish with 2-3 defenders on him.

957 [to come]

Fastest player on the field. Like he was using turbo mode that others didn’t have. Very quick feet and able to get low leverage when dodging to cage.

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Team 13 Cameron Logan 756 2018 Goalie

Strong. Able to fill cage and feed clear. Saw some impressive saves.

Team 13 Chase Maitland 829 2018 Midfield

Small, fast Middie. Takes a good line to the goal, doesn’t fade into bad angle shot.

2019 / 2020


Team 22 Joseph Craven 853 2019 Goalie

Great size and first step. Reads the shot well ie stick arrived to placement well ahead of ball. Confident clearing and possession of ball outside the cage.

Team 22 Henry Quaintance 951 2020 Attack

Comfort around the crease. Great back door cuts and positioning. Somehow always open so reading ball movement well. Able to create havoc from behind the cage.

Team 24 Matthew Verlotte 896 2019 Defense

Very athletic, coast to coast defender. Played good off ball positioning but was a real factor in clearing, able to out run and out dodge riding attackmen.

Team 24 Maxwell Tetreault 910 2019 Midfield/FO

Wins pretty much every faceoff with a fast clamp and low leverage. Great body positioning to free the ball to himself and gets his head up on the fast break.

Honorable Mentions

Team 1 Nicholas Nelson 726 2017 Midfield – Impressive field vision. Head up when dodging. Great feeder to crease.

Team 3 Christopher Fiorello 653 2017 Attack – Nice shot from distance. Good placement.

Team 3 Jake Boston 683 2017 Midfield – Strong power and torque when shooting on the run.

621 [to come] – Canadian style attack whose big and able to use body well to get leverage on defenders. He dropped his stick and didn’t always double team coming.

Team 4 Vaughn Wahlberg 710 2017 Midfield – Good speed. Ball placement on shot.

Team 22 Henry Zahn 883 2019 Attack – Good off ball movement.

Team 22 Dawson Jesmer 872 2019 Midfield – Scoring midfielder with diversity of dodges.

Team 23 John Panda 915 2019 Midfield – Nice left right split dodge. With hesitation, hard to defend.

All Star Game Rosters

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Davis Sampere (’16 Faceoff) Commits to High Point University

Congratulations to Davis Sampere of Leesville Road High on his commitment to the DI program High Point University!

Why did you choose this college?
I decided on High Point University because I thought it was the best opportunity for me, due to the fact that it has everything that I wanted in a college.  Small classes, great professors and an amazing campus plus it is close to home so my family can come.  The lacrosse team with its coaching staff has so much potential and is getting better and better each year.

What other colleges did you consider?
Mercer, Furman and Salisbury.

Lacrosse honors
4x First Team All-Conference
1x Conference Player of the Year
1st Team All-State
1st Team All-Region
2x N&O All-Metro
US All-American

Academic honors
A,B honor roll all 4 years

Other (special thanks, etc.)
I want to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for supporting me through this process I couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Davis Sampere

Cam Fiore (’18 Goalie) Commits to Brown

When I got back home from High Point this spring my brother had been hired as the Seton Hall Prep JV coach so I decided to help out at a couple practices and games. “Help out” was my excuse to shoot on this kid every day until my back gave out.

Having a solid senior goalie in net for the Pirates, (Colin Kirst, Lehigh ’20) who had been the starter for three years, Fiore had to spend his spring season getting reps for the JV squad. The first time I met him I was warming him up for a game and as it started getting closer to face-off I decided to start putting some heat on it, but Fiore stood tall and yelled, “Hey Coach, you can speed it up a little ya know!”



His competitive nature is one of a kind and his work ethic off the field is CRAZY. He is ranked #1 in his class and it truly translates onto the field. He is a smart, confident, athletic goalie who has shooters banging their sticks on the ground over frustration. He added this in an interview about his recruitment process:

“I was always looking to set myself up to go a high-academic school. With that goal in mind, I forced myself to keep my grades high and I made sure to work on my game. Sometimes, that means other things have to take a backseat. When I’m doing seven hours of homework or I have to go to practice, that sometimes means I can’t go to a party or hang out with friends.”

I knew eventually someone would snag this kid and I’m glad it was the Final Four contending Brown Bears. Now I get to shoot on a Brown goalie during school breaks. Congrats Cam.


West Coast Best Coast

Back in 2013, I attended an Adrenaline showcase in San Diego, CA working as a scorekeeper and it was the first time I experienced the raw offensive talent of West Coast players. Behind the backs, ankle-breaking split dodges, and low to high shots are the arsenal of these dangerous athletes.

Since that tournament I have watched every Adrenaline All-American game and it never seems to disappoint. HERE are the highlights of this year’s matchup of the best players West of the Mississippi:

Not only was it a great showing of exciting lacrosse, but the players also got to debut the first look at Epoch’s new line of protective equipment, Integra. CLICK ‘CONTINUE READING’ FOR PHOTOS.

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