By Tom Peace
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/20/13
BALTIMORE, Md. – Below are 10 players that shined this week at Champ Camp held in several Baltimore-area sites.
Matthew Donnelly, Dukes 2, 2015, Midfield, Donnelly has a great makeup and is putting his game together at a great time heading into his junior season at Clearview Regional (N.J.). The crafty middie had on the most beautiful drives to the goal for a score in a game against the Team Washington, switched hands and dodge his way to the net. Donnelly is committed to Hofstra.
Thomas Guida, Leading Edge, 2014, Attack/Midfield, Guida has all the tools to be a great midfielder at the next level. Makes good decisions with the ball and moves his feet quickly. Guida, of Chatham (N.J.), is a steal for Dave Peitramala and the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.
Nolan Sachs, Blue Mountain Blue, 2015, Defense, Sachs is an athletic and strong defender with great footwork and he delivers some solid checks. Clears ball without fear and isn’t afraid to lay a hit. The Manheim Township (PA) rising junior should be on the radar after Champ Camp.
Trevor Chernoff, Burnaby Mountain (Gleneagle Secondary, B.C.), 2014, Attack, Chernoff has a great shot on cage and he isn’t selfish with the ball either. Distributes the ball always will get after the defenders when they clear up field.
Shane Gottberg, Carolina Elite (Lake Norman High, N.C.), 2014, Midfield, Gottberg is a good shooter and makes smart plays when coming down field on the fastbreak. Has good conditioning to get up and down the field. Plays solid defense.
Charles Kelly, Dukes 1, 2015, Midfield/FO, Kelly has a great faceoff game. It’s tough to get a faceoff win against him. The Malvern Prep junior has good positioning on the faceoff and has a great pinch and pull. Kelly is UNC bound where the Tar Heels are known to have some of the best FOGO’s in the country.
Matt Posch, Long Island 1, 2014, Attack, This kid makes it fun to watch the attack position. Posch moves well, dodges to the cage with out a problem, good swim moves, and has a monster shot. The Bellport talent also will hustle and get after the defender or goalie on the clear. Posch is bound for Sacred Heart University.
Jake Fox, Sweetlax, 2015, Attack, Fox is scary good at the attack spot. He moves well with and without the ball. His feet are always moving and the future Johns Hopkins star has a laser for a shot on cage. It’s going to be fun to see how Fox does heading into his junior year at Trinity Pawling (N.Y).
Benji Rothenberg, Washington Chinooks, 2014, Goalie, Rothenberg has a good balance of quick hands and quick feet around the crease. The Mercer Island netminder made three big doorstep saves in a game against Dukes 2. Rothenberg doesn’t beat himself up when he lets in a goal and doesn’t yell at his defenders when they mess up. He is always helping and guiding his teammates, which is good to see.
Gerard Arceri, Long Island 1, 2016, Midfield/FO, Arceri is a magician when he faces off, a second after the whistle is blown for the faceoff this kid has already won the faceoff and is running down to the offensive end on a fastbreak. Arceri makes it look so easy. The Smithtown East talent has a great faceoff game.