TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/11/15
It was a rare occasion for both international and national championship lacrosse – and the competition was indeed intense.
Team Long Island claimed both the Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship and the Brogden Cup as the representative for Team USA during play at the University of Tampa.
The event, run by Level 2 Sports, was captured in the photos attached.
A full recap of the Brogden Cup title can be accessed by clicking here.
Click here for the story on the Brine NLC championship.
Click here for the final scoreboard.
Some of the comments:
From Long Island’s Danny DeSanti (St. Anthony’s, LSM, 2015 Army commit): “It truly is an amazing experience. It is one of the last times I will be able to play with this group of guys who I have been playing with for a long time. It is just a great way to go out. Not a lot of people can say they played for USA. It was an honor to represent my country. It feels great to be Champions!”
Long Island’s Pat Cleary (Patchogue Medford, 2015 Lincoln Memorial commit): “It’s not everyday you wear a jersey with USA on it. We wore it proudly and on behalf of the boys I hope we made our country proud.”
From Long Island coach Jim Konen: “It was absolutely amazing; I have been coaching 20-some years and this is as good as it gets. The kids refused to lose. This was a bunch of unheralded guys that are not going to the big schools. But they are all really good players; there were 19 kids on the team and every single one played a pivotal role.”
Canada coach Clem D’Orazio: “The Brogden was an awesome event put on by Level 2 sports. Players were able to get some of the top level international play available.”