TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/10/13
From Press Release
Thirty-two top Western teams will compete Friday through Sunday in the Adrenaline Sonoma Elite Shootout at Sonoma State University (CA).
Teams will play 7-to-9 games with an All-Star game taking place early afternoon on Saturday. The Adrenaline Marketing team will orchestrate what has become a half-time staple for the Sonoma Shootout Series, the famed Slam Dunk Contest. The top three contenders who showcased their skills in the Adrenaline Feel-it Factory previously during the tournament will be selected to compete for the Slam Dunk title.
Tournament games will continue after the All-Star game, which are pertinent to determining the Sunday playoff schedule. Throughout the day, NCAA coaches will be holding positional clinics, as well as recruiting seminars and film analysis sessions on Friday and Saturday night.
“The Shootout is the original western recruiting event and has maintained a vital role in the landscape of our player’s recruitment success,” said Alex Cade, President of Adrenaline Lacrosse. “With the increased player talent level within the top group of the successful club programs, the overall skill level of the event keeps taking leaps and bounds.
“This tight group of teams, coaches, and Adrenaline members that attend the event every year really gives it a great family feel. I’m fired up to get back up to Sonoma.”
This year’s Elite Shootout will once again feature some of the most talented and athletic club teams in the western United States. Find a full list of attending teams below. Here is a look at some of this summer’s top five picks to win the 2013 Shootout:
ADVNC: Coming off an Adrenaline Challenge Championship in January, ADVNC will be a front-runner in taking home this year’s title. Paced by the dynamic midfield duo of Mikey Schlosser (Michigan) and Joe Reid (Denver), ADVNC will look to make plays in transition as well as rely on key players such as attackman Joe Lang (Harvard) and Frankie Hatler, Defenseman Liam Bourke (Michigan) who has emerged as one of the best in the west, and Josh Wellman (Penn State) at the face-off X.
RC: The perennial power of San Diego will be looking to build off its recent championship at the LXM San Diego event. Connor McCroskey (Harvard), Pierre Byrne (Notre Dame), and Andrew Tien will lead the attack, with Michael Kay (Drexel), Spencer Beyer (Wagner) and Owen Weselak at the faceoff. A defense lead by goalie Bryce Cady (Bryant) will be young and tested early.
Laxdawgs: The gritty, fundamentally solid, and efficient group from southern San Diego will once again be a contender. Long poles Trent and Connor Schulte are tremendous on defense, with the offensive duo Jake Stott and Charlie Mayers proving a prominent force on the opposite end of the field.
Utah Zip It: The merger of the summer will be a threat this Shootout with Quinn Eissler and Matt Graney leading the offense, while Dan Lier and Carter Manix anchor a strong defense. Team speed and quickness across the board will put them in the running to winning it all.
AZ Force: This team will come in firing with a talented squad, with Anthony Abadessa at attack, and Ryan Coukoulis, Garret Howell, and Mitch Fabroni pitching in. Cade Van Rapphorst and Alex Larson will hold down the defense.
Others teams on the on the cusp:
Denver Assistant Coach Dylan Sheridan will serve as the tournament Director for the Elite Shootout, with Kevin Corrigan and Gerry Byrne from Notre Dame controlling the clinics and recruiting seminars as Camp Director and Clinic Director, respectively.
Sponsors include STX, Gatorade, Knockaround, SKLZ, Athlete’s Performance and Adrenaline.
The (Adrenaline Feel-it Factory will be on site fully equipped with games such as fastest shot, basketball slam dunk contest, and SKLZ shooting accuracy. Top performers from each contest will be announced on Adrenaline social media outlets, putting winners in the spotlight.
Displaying the latest Adrenaline apparel, including the Vendetta performance line, Adrln summer line, Adrln Lifestyle apparel, and various Adrenaline Treatment uniforms and gear, the Pallet Jungle will lead you to the fully stocked Adrenaline store to purchase your favorite Adrenaline Apparel and STX items. The store will also offer snacks and drinks. Gatorade will be on site throughout the complex to ensure hydration for all players with their top of the line G-series products.
With roots in lacrosse, Adrenaline is one of the most unique companies in all of sports due to its multi-faceted and truly authentic nature. Adrenaline fosters the lacrosse lifestyle through cutting edge apparel, charity Awareness initiatives, LXM PRO professional tour, training programs, recruiting events, Starz Clubs, tournaments, camps and leagues.
Field of teams
395 Starz, San Diego, CA
Adrln D12, Free Agent Team
Advance Elite 1 WC, San Francisco, CA
Advance Elite 2, San Fancisco, CA
Booth Indians Elite, San Francisco, CA
California Ducks Lacrosse Club, California
Colorado Wild, Colorado
Denver Elite 2014, Denver, CO
Denver Elite 2016, Denver, CO
Force Select, Phoenix, AZ
Golden Gate Elite, San Francisco, CA
LA Lazers Elite Black, Los Angeles, CA
LA Lazers Elite Pink, Los Angeles, CA
LaxBats Elite, Austin, TX
LaxDawgs Elite Brown, San Diego, CA
LaxDawgs Elite Royal, San Diego, CA
LAXNW Rippers, Oregon & Washington
MN Loons Elite A, Minnesota
MN Loons Elite B, Minnesota
NC Mavericks Elite, San Diego, CA
NorCal Braves, Northern CA
OC Kings Elite, Orange County, CA
Oregon Outlaws Elite, Oregon
RC Starz Elite Carolina, San Diego, CA
RC Starz Elite Silver, San Diego, CA
Saskatoon Scorpions, Canada
Team MN 2015, Minnesota
Utah Blackhawks Elite Black, Utah
Utah Blackhawks Elite Blue, Utah
Utah Zip It, Utah & Nevada
Vegas Starz Elite, Las Vegas, NV