FCA Pulls Off Another National Championship Win

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On Sunday FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) defeated L.I. Express north to win the U15 boys national championship for the third straight year. What separated FCA from the Express would be their efficiency at the Face-Off X. Jordan Ginder dominated at the X which would give FCA primary ball control for the majority of the game.

“Ginder did a great job and we had the ball a lot,” said FCA coach Bryan Kelly.

FCA pumped in 3 early goals to give them a quick lead thanks to the ball control at the X. The end of the first quarter was 5-1 in FCA’s favor. Express buckled down in the second though and only gave up two goals to make it 7-2 going into the half. Coming out of the half the Express scored 3 to make the score 7-5, but with 1:30 left FCA went on a serious run to seal the deal and scored 5 goals.

Both teams are known for the division one talent that they possess on their rosters, and neither team was ready to roll over during the game. Express showed great reliance and fight, which will always make a coach proud. The final score of the game ended up being 12-6 in FCA’s favor, FCA had a finishing record of 7-0.

Championship Game Summary:

FCA

Goals: Kelly 5, Gelinas 2, Kuttin 2, Geis, Reid, Miezan

Assists: Geis 2, Gelinas, Kuttin, Marinello, Reid

Saves: Haggerty 5

Express North

Goals: Magnan 3, Nicholas, McGovern, Reda

Assists: Nicholas, Bamford

Saves: West 4, Persico 2

Lacrosse Magazine All-Tournament Team:

Jacob Kelly, Attack, FCA

Jordan Ginder, Midfield/FO, FCA

Ricky Miezan, Midfield, FCA

Jack DeSantis, Defense, FCA

Alex Bamford, Attack, LI Express North

Jonathon Oronzio, Defense, LI Express North

Evan Zinn, Midfield, LI Express North

Matthew Stucchi, Midfield, 3d Select National

Aidan Byrnes, Attack, Long Island Express

Andrew Joseph Bonafede, Goalie, Long Island Express

Team Sportsmanship Award:

Queen City Chill

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