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Western High School Lacrosse: Video Highlighs Of #1 St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse (11-0) Win Over Brophy (AZ) 10-2 To Win “2013 Jerry Langkammerer Lacrosse Invitational” In San Francisco On April 6

The Saint Ignatius Wildcats LaCrosse team is at the top beating Brophy from Arizona 10-2 in the final game of the Jerry Langkammerer LaCrosse Invitational.
As expected, the Wildcats started off hot with three quick goals in the opening minutes and they just kept dominating after that.  SI head coach Chris Packard talks about his team’s top ranking.  Also interviewed: three seniors Chad Bell, Matt Emery and Charlie Ford after the win.

National High School Boys Lacrosse: ESPN Ranks “Top 25 Long Stick Midfielders” Including #6 Charlie Hushek From Brophy Prep (Phoenix, AZ)

Top 25 Long Stick Midfielders

1. Jordan Cunningham, Lovett School (Atlanta, Ga.), Denver
Cunningham has helped put Georgia lacrosse on the map. The rising senior is quick on his feet and always putting pressure on attackman. Cunningham represented the South at the Warrior 40 and the Under Armour games this summer.

2. Timothy Stackpole, St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.), Army
Stackpole plays with a mean streak in both lacrosse and football. The Army commit was named Long Stick Midfielder of the Year in the Catholic League. Stackpole was a representative from the New York region at the Warrior 40.

3. Wes Faulkenberry, Dublin Jerome (Dublin, Ohio), Ohio State
Faulkenberry collected the hardware this past spring in Ohio as the the rising senior was named First team All-State, First Team All-Midwest, First team All-OCC, helping Dublin Jerome win the Division II state title for the second year in a row. Faulkenberry also made the Midwest underclass team at the Under Armour games.

4. David Best, Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, Va.), Penn
Best was named a 2011 All-American for his play from this past spring at Norfolk Academy. Best was the only LSM named to the Virginia-All State team for 2011 and also earned Prep league player of the year honors.

5. Dickson Smith, Holderness School (Holderness, N.H.), Virginia
Smith is a 6-foot-4 long stick midfielder who is versatile and can play close defense as well. The rising senior has a smooth style and uses his large frame and long arms to make good checks. Smith was named to the New England Underclass team at the Under Armour games, which won the event title.

6. Charlie Hushek, Brophy Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.), Bryant
Hushek is another player who is paving the way for the growth of lacrosse in his region. The future Bryant long-stick midfielder has a great attitude about the game and he has the skills to help lead him to the next level. Hushek represented the West region at the Warrior 40 in July.

7. Reilly Naton, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), Yale
Naton does a great job bringing the ball up field and then looking to dump the ball off to one of his more skilled shooters and collects the easy assist. The Duxbury rising senior plays the wing on face offs and is always there to get the ground ball off the face. Naton will be a special player at the next level.

8. Mark Rizzo, George Hewlett (Hewlett, N.Y.), North Carolina
Rizzo comes from a school not known for its lacrosse, but the rising senior is doing what he can to put George Hewlett on the map. Rizzo has great stick skills and is very athletic. Plus he is a strong kid and can deliver a clean hit.

9. Curt Brooks, Wooton (Rockville, Md.), Georgetown
Brooks was named to the 2011 All-American list and was on the Baltimore Underclass team at the Under Armour games in 2010. Brooks has played varsity lacrosse all four years at Wooton. Brooks has the athleticism to play close defense as well as long stick midfielder. The Wooton LSM was named to the 2011 All-Gazette First Team.

10. Zach Esser, Fallston (Bel-Air, Md.), UMBC
Esser was one of two Maryland public school players to make the 2011 Baltimore underclass team at the Under Armour games. The rising senior does it all, he dominates on the defensive end with great stick skills and phenomenal foot-work. Esser also will face off with the long pole if needed. Esser has been on the varsity for three years and was named to the Maryland All-Public School team.

The Next Fifteen

11. Corey Wisnowski, Berkshire (Sheffield, Mass.), undecided
12. Paxton Moore, Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Michigan
13. Branford Rogers, St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, Va.), Rutgers
14. Kanatilo Adams, Salmon River (Fort Covington, N.Y.), Cornell
15. Joey Prieto, Archbishop Spalding (Severn, Md.), Delaware
16. James Dunn, Broadneck (Annapolis, Md.), High Point
17. James Burke, Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), Penn State
18. Patrick Conroy, Dallastown (Dallastown, Pa.), Maryland
19. Kevin Samolsky, Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.), Navy
22. Tommy Lyons, Darien (Darien, Conn.), undecided
23. Steve Brown, St. Sebastian’s (Quincy, Mass.), Middlebury
24. Charles Keady, Fairfield Prep, (Fairfield, Conn.), Michigan
25. Calum McClelland, Richard Montgomery (Rockville, Md.), Brown

Arizona High School Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The Chaparral Firebirds 10-9 Victory Over Brophy To Win Arizona State Lacrosse Championship

Chaparral Firebirds (15-1) defeated the Brophy Broncos (16-0) 10-9 in the Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL) State Championship game on May 7.

Arizona High School Lacrosse: Chaparral Firebird Boys Lacrosse Captures 2011 Arizona Yourth Lacrosse League State Championship With 10-9 Victory Over Brophy On May 7

It was a great end to the 2011 AZ Lacrosse Division I season as Brophy (15-0) squared off with Chaparral (14-1) for the rights to claim the State Championship. 

This is a familiar battle that has been fought five times over the last six years. And while some may want to see different teams in the finals, no one can deny that this was the game of games – and one whose outcome clearly raised the recognized caliber of play of all Arizona lacrosse.

Like two heavy weight prize fighters, Chaparral and Brophy went at each other from first whistle to final horn.  Momentum seeming to shift back and forth, as each team landed blow after blow.  Chaparral came out strong scoring the game’s first three goals within the first 7 minutes of the game with exceptional ball movement.  However, Brophy not accustomed to playing from behind, pushed back hard, scoring three consecutive goals over the next 10 minutes to even the score at 4:26 in the second quarter.  Chaparral added a goal just 7 seconds later and the score stood Chaparral 4-3 at half-time. 

Chaparral opened the second half with a spark from midfielder Addison Earle who won the face off taking it straight down the field for a fast break goal.  Shortly after, Chaparral responded with another goal for a 6-3 lead. For the second time in the game, Brophy answered with 3 straight goals, tying the game at 6-6, which truly displayed the relentless determination of each team. Chaparral went on to add two more goals to close the quarter at 8-6.  The up and down battle was embraced by the fan-packed stadium as they too were on an emotional rollercoaster and the first three quarters all but guaranteed a cardiac final quarter.

The fourth quarter was played very tight.  Both teams adding goals and Brophy pulling to within one at 9-8.  At the 4:47 mark Chaparral added its tenth goal only to be answered by Brophy who scored just 0:47 seconds later keeping it a 1 goal game. 4:00 minutes – 4 minutes in the season to determine the champion.  Momentum and emotions went back and forth with Chaparral trying to run the clock and Brophy looking to fire off the shot needed to tie the game. Chaparral’s defense came up big containing the high-powered offense of Brophy while Chaparral’s offense was able to possess the ball for nearly two minutes before a late game turnover gave the ball back to Brophy with 0:43 seconds left.   Brophy used its last timeout and with the game on the line, two of the arguably best players in AZ were on the center stage for a game deciding isolation play. When Ryan Colby couldn’t be beat, a skip pass led to a Chaparral take-away and long ball toss for the victory and state championship. Game Over! Final Score: Chaparral 10 Brophy 9.

In typical fashion, when asked after the game what he was most proud of Coach Rovinelli responded by stating that all 13 of his senior players would be attending a university in the fall.  From day one Coach Rovinelli has reminded his players that they are Student-Athletes….in that order.  Congrats to first year Coach Rovinelli and his entire staff on a very successful season.

Chaparral Highlights:
 Offensively Chaparral was led by Championship MVP Senior Attack Tommy Driver (5G) who started the game off with 3 of the first 4 goals.  Also making a scoring impact from the Attack position were Junior Ryan Erickson (1G, 2A) and Senior Carter Sloan (1A).  Chaparral Middies played a key part in scoring against Brophy as each of Junior Finn Wells (1G, 1A); Sophomore Steven Larson (1G); Junior Addison Earle (1G) and Junior Kelsey Bejar added to points on the evening.
Senior Captain Defensemen Ryan Colby and Zach Hoover led the Firebirds defensive efforts to shut down Brophy’s high scoring offense while Freshman Goalie Alex Larson (12 Saves) frustrated Brophy’s shooters by saving  10 of the 13 first half shots put on goal; and clearing the ball with laser precision.  As a team, Chaparral won the face off battle 13-10 (Wins by Junior Addison Earle 10 of 18; Sophomore Steven Larson 3 of 5) and the groundball war 37-31 (led by Junior Addison Earle 7; Junior Tommy Driver 6 and Senior Carter Sloan 4).

For more: http://www.chaparrallacrosse.net/

NCAA Lacrosse Profiles: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Goalie Pierce Bassett (So., Scottsdale, AZ) Has Developed Into One Of NCAA’s Best

A four-year varsity starter at Brophy Prep in Scottsdale, Ariz., Bassett was a four-time all-state selection, earning first-team honors three times. Twice, he was chosen as Arizona’s Defensive

Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse Goalie Pierce Bassett

Player of the Year and garnered All-America honors from US Lacrosse as a senior. The Broncos advanced to four state championship contests during Bassett’s tenure there, bringing home titles in 2007 and 2008.

Bassett played his way onto Hopkins’ radar at the Blue Chip Lacrosse camp and also when his club team traveled east for a game at Homewood Field. During both instances, he impressed the Blue Jays staff with his performance in the net and the poise he displayed against future Division I players.

It’s a tad cliche to say Johns Hopkins goaltender Pierce Bassett speaks softly and carries a big stick. But it is true.

And although the sophomore may not talk your ear off, he is developing into one of the top netminders in collegiate lacrosse.

“I think the defense in general has done a decent job so far this season,” Bassett said. “We still have a lot of room to improve, but I think we’re taking some positive steps every week. It’s a good thing.”

Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala said if Bassett weren’t so solid in net, you’d barely notice he was around. He’s not a conversationalist and doesn’t possess a rah-rah or flashy personality. Words may be few, but they’re carefully chosen and carry a lot of weight among teammates.

“If you can get two words out of him, then you’ve got two more than I have,” Pietramala said. “He’s just a very quiet, unassuming young man. He’s from a nice family and was a good high school student.”

At times as a freshman, Bassett’s quietness handicapped the Blue Jays defense, as lack of communication resulted in defensive positioning mistakes and blown assignments.  Eventually, Pietramala pegged senior defenseman Sam DeVore to direct traffic around the cage.



 For more:  http://www.csnbaltimore.com/03/08/11/Hopkins-goaltender-Bassett-becoming-Jays/landing.html?blockID=435733&feedID=6772

“You learn it doesn’t matter where guys are from if you think they’re talented,” Pietramala said.

Arizona High School Boys Lacrosse: 2010 Arizona Youth Lacrosse League (AYLL) D-1 State Championship Featured Brophy Prep Broncos Defeating Chandler Wolves 10-8 On May 14 (Video)

Western High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting: University Of Pennsylvania Men’s Lacrosse Announces Alex Blonsky (Defenseman, Brophy Prep, AZ) And Reid Tudor (Defenseman, La Costa Canyon, CA) As Recruits For Class Of 2014


6-2 / 200
Scottsdale, Ariz. / Georgetown Prep

High School: Lettered four times in lacrosse, twice at Brophy Prep in Arizona (2007, 2008) and twice at Georgetown Prep in Maryland (2009, 2010) … High school coach at Georgetown Prep was Kevin Giblin … Helped Georgetown Prep to IAC titles in 2009 and 2010, and Brophy Prep to Arizona state championships in 2007 and 2008 … Maryland Free State Team in 2009 … First-team all-state in Arizona in 2008 … Second-team all-state in Arizona in 2007 … Also lettered twice in football … National Honor Society member … Georgetown Prep Chaplain’s Award … Dean’s List as a senior.
Personal: Son of Stephanie and Peter Blonsky … Father played soccer and ran track at Grinnell College … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

5-11 / 170
Encinitas, Calif. / La Costa Canyon

High School: Lettered three times in lacrosse … Senior captain … High school coach was Dallas Hartley … Helped La Costa Canyon to CIF San Diego Section titles in 2008 (19-3) and 2010 (23-0) … Team also earned state academic title in 2009 and 2010 … Second-team All-CIF, first-team all-league in 2010 … CIF Sportsmanship Award … West Side Lacrosse Top 25 player … Honorable mention all-county in 2009 … Two-time San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team … National Honor Society member.
Personal: Son of Lisa and Gordon Tudor … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more:    http://www.pennathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1700&ATCLID=204975986

Arizona High School Boys Recruiting: Brophy College Prep Middie Brock Ghelfi (Video)

Brock Ghelfi Lacrosse Highlight Reel

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Western High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting Profile: Brophy Prep (AZ) Boys Lacrosse Goalie Pierce Bassett Now Plays At Johns Hopkins

After an illustrious playing career at Brophy High School in Arizona, Pierce Bassett is currently a freshmen at John’s Hopkins University. Pierce recorded his first collegiate minutes last weekend relieving starting goalkeeper Michael Gvozden, as Hopkins took a tough loss at Virginia.

How old were you when you first starting playing lacrosse, and who got you into it?
I got my first stick in 5th grade and then started playing competitively in 6th grade.  My parents actually got me into it.  I remember I was watching the NCAA lacrosse championships on Memorial Day with my parents, and I told them that I thought that lacrosse would be a lot of fun and that I wanted to try it out.  So my mom signed me up to play in a local camp that summer and I’ve loved it ever since.
What made you choose to play goalie?
I was a soccer goalie for the longest time which probably had a big influence on me and when I first started playing lacrosse in 6th grade. Our team needed a backup goalie and because I loved being the goalie in soccer, lacrosse goalie seemed like a great fit for me.
Were there any goalies/players that you looked up to when you first started playing?
By far my biggest influence was watching Tillman Johnson play in 2003 NCAA Semi’s and Championships.  Some of the saves he made were absolutely amazing and ever since then I’ve tried to play like he did that weekend.
Recently it was announced that Arizona will be starting their own Starz Cup League(Arizona Starz coach Chris Malone will be heading this up as a Summer/Winter Starz league with several different teams participating) How do you think this will benefit the Arizona players, and what’s your overall impression of the growth of lacrosse in Arizona
I think that will be a great opportunity for Arizona players to sharpen their skills and learn about the game.  I think the growth of lacrosse in Arizona has been great so far.  It’s come a long way since its beginnings and definitely has a bright future.  Hopefully the AIA will eventually sanction lacrosse as an official varsity sport because that seems to me to be the final piece of the puzzle. 
When did you first start considering John’s Hopkin’s, and how has playing for the Arizona Starz/West Coast Starz played a role in your recruiting process?
Johns Hopkins was always on my radar screen during the recruiting process. After visited and met with the coaches and players, and saw the campus, my interested really peaked.I knew that was where I wanted to be.  Arizona Starz and West Coast Starz played big roles in my recruiting process.  Especially the West Coast Starz, after in the fall tournament at the University of Maryland, the interest from Johns Hopkins really picked up.
Last weekend, you recorded your first college minutes between the net for Hopkins, relieving starting goalie Michael Gvozden in a loss to Virginia. Did you have any idea that coach Petro was going to give you the nod, and what were your thoughts going out on the field in the fourth quarter?
Coach Pietramala told me to keep myself ready during the game, but other than that I didn’t really know if I was going to play or not.  I definitely was really nervous when I first got out there but after the first shot I settled in and just played.
What has been your best lacrosse memory so far?
It was definitely winning the Arizona lacrosse Championships over our rivals Chaparral my sophomore year in 2007.  We had a great team that year and we won Brophy’s first state championship after losing the previous year to Chaparral.  
What are your goals as a collegiate player?
Right now I want to try and help my team reach the Final Four and win the National Championship.

How has it been adjusting to life in Maryland, and what are the pros/cons of being in Baltimore?

Its definitely been a change from the desert of Arizona.  But Ive loved it so far.  Its definitely different living in a city like Baltimore.  I think the biggest thing has been the cold.  That snow storm we had in February was something I’ll never forget.  It was insane we got the whole week off from classes and the city was basically shut down.
Whats your favorite type of music to listen to in general…. When you’re off the field?

I’d probably say anything alternative, or reggae.  But really anything.

What’s your favorite food/dish?

Mom’s macaroni and cheese.

What’s your top 5 favorite movies?

Great Escape
Be Kind Rewind
Oceans 11
Toy Story

What are your plans this summer?

I’m not too sure right now.  Most likely working out and doing summer school to get ahead, but I’m sure Ill be playing some lacrosse as well. 

Arizona High School Boys Lacrosse Highlights: Brophy College Prep Boys Lacrosse (4-0) Defeated Salpointe (4-1) 17-7 On March 20 (Video)

Brophy takes care of the Lancers 17-7. Brophy (4-0) and Salpointe (4-1) From Brophy Sports Complex in downtown Phoenix.