TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 1/1/15
Alex Concannon (Syosset-NY, 2015 Johns Hopkins commit) scored off a Noah Taylor (Watertown-NY, 2015 Albany commit) feed in the first possession of overtime to lift SweetLax National to a 7-6 overtime win over Six Nations Wednesday in the HS Elite title game at the NDPLacrosse Dick’s Tournament of Champions at Wesley Chapel, FL.
Gerard Arceri (Smithtown East-NY, 2016 Penn State commit) set up the game-winner by winning the opening face-off in overtime after Sweetlax tied in in the final 15 seconds on a goal by Concannon from Travis Ford (Webster Thomas-NY, 2016 Fairfield commit). Concannon was named the Under Armour Game MVP.
The HS Elite title was the second straight for SweetLax National, which trailed, 3-1, at halftime.
Rising Stars Division: The Road Warriors (N.C.) defeated FCA, 5-4. Percy Booth (Lafayette HS, Onondaga Nation-NY, 2016) earned the Under Armour MVP for the Road Warriors with two goals and an assist.
U15 final: Madlax Nationals 11, Sweetlax National 2017 (NY) 9. Under Armour game MVP: MadLax’s Austin Stewart (2018 from St. Stephen’s and St Agnes School, VA) with one goal and three assists. Madlax downed undefeated Brady’s Bunch (CA), 5-4, on a goal by Luke Curran (Gulf Coast, FL) off a Connor McCulloch (2018, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) feed with one second to play. In the semis, MadLax rallied from a three-goal deficit over FCA, 6-5, in OT as McCulloch had three goals and a game-winner off a feed from Stewart.
In the final, Joey Epstein (Landon School, Hopkins commit) was a force and McCulloch added a hat trick while Shane Corcoran (The Heights School, DC) was brilliant in goal, Ricky Miezan (Episcopal, UNC commit) excelled and defender/LSM Jack Scalia (The Heights) was a standout.
“There were explosive offensive efforts from both teams,” said Madlax coach Cabell Maddux. “There were five really good teams in this tournament and someone had to be the fifth seed – and it was us because we lost in the round robin. But we won some tough games and really earned it.”
U13 final: Madlax Nationals 9, Cannons Select (MD) 1. Under Armour Championship Game MVP: Madlax’s Finlay MacKnight (4 goals) of St. Stephen’s & St Agnes. Madlax went 8-0 overall and broke open a 5-5 game at halftime in the semis to down Atlanta Empire, 13-6. Connor Shellenberger and Emmett Barger of St. Anne’s Belfield (VA) and Michael Grogan were also standouts for Madlax.
U11 final: Team Igloo (N.Y.) 9, Edge Elite 2021 (ON) 2. Under Armour Game MVP: Team Igloo’s AJ Alexander (three goals). Also, Aidan Mulholland and Daniel Cook won approximately 80 percent of the face-offs.