By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 11/20/11
MARPLE NEWTOWN, Pa. – Manhasset junior midfielder Bobby Young and Hicksville sophomore attackman Pat McxCormick were two of six Long Island players named to the Gait Fab 40 All-Star teams at the Philly Boys Showcase this weekend at Episcopal Academy in suburban Philadelphia.
Young and McCormick gave these comments on the event, which drew 560 players in three age classes (2012, 2013, 2014) and more than 200 college coaches over three days.
What did you think of the competition?
Bobby Young, M, Manhasset High, N.Y. (1 goal): “It’s a great day with tons of competition. It was some of the best talent you’ll see in the lacrosse world and it’s great to be a part of the All-Star Game. Overall, it was a great experience.”
What did you learn about your game?
Young: “I learned mostly from this tournament that I have got to start sweeping from the top. That’s where I got most of my goals today. I used to play attack and I am transitioning to middie. I have to get used to starting up top and dodging from the middle.”
How do you think Long Island was represented?
Young: “Coming form Long island, we have to keep our pride down there. Coming here in Philly, it’s a great opportunity to show what Long Island is made of.”
What did you think of the event?
Pat McCormick, A, Hicksville, M.Y. (2 goals): “It was a long drive, but it was definitely worth it. The All-Star game was great. You got to meet a lot of great players.”
Did you think about the college coaches when playing?
McCormick: “Not really, you kind of get used to it after a while. It’s surreal to do this. I wish I played a little bit better, but I thought I played pretty well and I feel I represented Long Island well.”
What do you need to work on?
McCormick: “Maybe my dodging and hiding my stick a little more so the ball doesn’t get taken away. And I need to get stronger.”