TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 11/7/16
The Maryland Roughriders claimed the 2018 title at the recent Victory Events Brandywine Classic at Middletown, DE.
The Roughriders defeated top-seeded Top Caliber (DC), 9-7 for the title after defeating No. 2 seed The Savages, 10-5.
Players that stood out include Andrew Hurdle (20 goals, 8 Assists, tons of GB’s), ATT Mark Bruner, MF Brandon Smith, MF Brennan Banks, DEF Christian Krauch, LSM Nick Razkewski, DEF Brennan Olds and goalies Cruz Hanson and Timmy Russell.
“I was super proud of the guys,” said Roughriders coach Lee Corrigan. “As I told someone, we played really well at times but we played really hard the entire time! That is a very good lesson.
“It was a total team effort; every guy on our team contributed and made big plays throughout the day. I loved the way we played defense, rode and swarmed to ground balls, almost every ground ball we outnumbered them. And our offense was very unselfish (almost all of the 51 goals were assisted).”
Fusion Lacrosse wins 2019 crown
Fusion 2019 completed a four-game sweep on its way to winning the championship in the JV division of the Brandywine Classic. Fusion used tough defense, great goaltending, and disciplined offense to steadily pace itself throughout the tournament.
“I think it says a lot about the discipline of the players, that we were able to secure close victories throughout the day,” said Fusion 2019 Coach Luke Wiles, who is also the head coach at Archbishop Carroll and was a national lacrosse league all-star. “When we did have a breakdown it was goalies Colin McDonnell (Malvern Prep) and Matt Wall who consistently stepped up.”
Co-coach Steven Holmes, Fusion founder and MLL pro, also commended the leadership of his players. “I think we have a lot of leaders on this team. We had especially strong performances from TJ Sims (Penncrest, Attack), Sean Kearney (Archbishop Carroll, midfield), Ludwig Pausauner (midfield/f/o, Radnor), and Blake Ewasky (LSM, CB West), and our goalies were fantastic.”