TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/31/19
Hammers Lax (VA) claimed the two high school championships last weekend at the Victory Fall Classic at the Delaware Turf Center in Frederica, DEL.
The Hammers 2020 squad (4-0) took the 20/21 Division crown with a 4-3 overtime win over Gaffer Elite while the 2022 Hammers squad claimed its division title with a 4-3 thriller over True NJ.
“We are proud of the success our Hammers teams had this past weekend at the Victory Fall Classic,” said Ricky Reyes, Hammers Lax Co-Founder and Director of Hammers Lacrosse. “As a whole, we finished 10-0-1 and brought back two championship trophies to Virginia.
“These guys have been grinding the past few months and it’s great to see their hard work pay off at a great event like the Fall Classic (run by Victory Events). They’re all a great group of young men led by some of the best coaches we have in our area and we are excited to see their continued success this upcoming year.”
Hammers Lax placed six players on the All-Tournament team: Jack Williams (Marymount commit), Bryan Reilly (Christopher Newport), Paul Vey (Marymount), Michael Olejarz (Marymount) and Jack Mattimore (Marymount) and Jack Farrell (uncommitted).
Keenan Stout, the 2022 coach, said his team excelled in all areas of play.
“With the weather shortening the games by a bit – we knew we had to build momentum early and let that carry us through each game,” he said. “So that meant coming out firing at the start of each half by both the offense and defense.
“Our midfielders did a great job initiating a lot of our offense from up top, while our attackmen had some really clutch in tight finishes all day. Defensively, some big saves by our goalies and great individual and team D kept things close. We only won each game by 1 or 2 goals all day – so both sides paying tough keeping the momentum was really important for us.
“A lot of our success comes back to our training, back home in Leesburg, VA. Our directors have developed really strong programs for training individual skills during the week while we focus on team concepts during practice on the weekends.
“Our players have all been working extremely hard since late August and all of our coaches were proud to see it all come together for them at the Victory Lax tournament.”
Victory Fall Classic All-Tournament Team
Jack Williams Hammers 2020
Kelly Dupree Gaffer Elite 2021
Robert Walker True NJ 2021
Brock Azeff Dukes Mainline 2020
Kade Collins Raw 2020
Jerin Williams IM3 2021
Brock Boyer IM3 2021
Bryan Reilly Hammers 2020
Dylan Auen Raw 2020
Ethan Hart Gaffer 2022
Paul Vey Hammers 2020
Robbie Obrien Dukes Mainline 2021
Gavyn Naranjo IM3 2021
Luke Wawrzynek Dukes Mainline 2021
Jozelle Race Gaffer Elite 2020
D-MID / SPECIALIST
Dylan Aven Raw 2020
Jack Farrell Hammers 2020
Thomas Walker True NJ 2021
Jack Mattimore Hammers 2020
Aidan Dunn Raw 2021
TJ McCabe Fusion 2022
Michael Olejarz Hammers 2020
Mike Tayloe PA Roughriders 2021
Ryan Powelson Fusion 2022
Eric Reazor Gaffer Elite 2022