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NJ-Long Island squad to visit Canada in Oshawa for historic Brogden Cup this weekend

Wednesday, 1st January 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Brine NLC, High school, Posted 1/1/14
From Press Release

This is the time of year for major college football bowl games. Of interest to the lacrosse enthusiast this weekend is the Brogden Cup International Field Lacrosse competition between the USA and Canada.Brogden-Cup

The top lacrosse players from the USA and Canada will unite in Oshawa, Ontario for the Brogden Cup, an historical three-day lacrosse series organized by Level 2 Sports that promotes international fellowship between the two countries. The USA roster is set for the competition January 3-5 at the Oshawa Civic Field House.

The USA team is represented by players that participated in the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic Championship Game between New Jersey-North (champion) and Long Island (runner-up).

The team will be coached by Tony Calandra, Chatham High School, New Jersey IAA State Champions and Brine ’13 National Champion. To secure roster spots in this national lacrosse forum, high school student athletes participated in regional tryouts sponsored by Brine Lacrosse that were held across the country throughout the year.

Representing Canada in the Brogden Cup is Team Ontario, a provincial team featuring the top 23 players selected from more than 100 area athletes over a two-weekend tryout. Team Ontario won the First Nations U19 Canadian Championships in Montreal.

This is the first time in six years that the Brogden Cup will be held on Canadian soil, having been hosted in Florida since 2009. It is naturally a much-anticipated event for Canadian lacrosse enthusiasts.

“Any time the US and Canada play lacrosse, the games are competitive,” said Terry Lloyd, a Canadian Hall of Fame inductee and one of the finest athletes and builders of box and field lacrosse in Oshawa. “I would not expect anything different for the 2014 Brogden Cup.”

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Event Schedule

Friday, January 3

10:00 am, USA Team Practice
7:00 pm, Pre-Game Warm-Up
7:30 pm, Game One, Face-Off

Saturday, January 4

4:00 pm, Pre-Game Warm-Up
4:30 pm, Game Two, Face-Off

Sunday, January 5

10:00 am, Pre-Game Warm-Up
10:30 am, Game Three, Face-Off

USA Team Roster
# Name Pos Grad School Committed to Hometown

1 Troy Hanlon A 2015 Delbarton Undecided New Vernon NJ
2 Chris Glancy A 2015 Morristown-Beard St. John’s Short Hills NJ
3 Brady O’Donnell A 2014 Taft Undecided Smithfield RI
4 Griffin Konen A 2015 Massapequa Binghamton Massapequa NY
5 Alex Concannon A 2015 Syosset Johns Hopkins Syosset NY
6 Corey Lapenna M 2014 Kinnelon Undecided Kinnelon NJ
7 Will Altier M 2015 Madison Undecided Madison NJ
8 Nick Labanca M 2015 Kinnelon Undecided Kinnelon NJ
9 Steven Landspurg M 2014 Kinnelon Undecided Kinnelon NJ
10 Kyle Waldron M 2015 Summit Manhattan Summit NJ
11 James Roberts M 2014 Chaminade Lafayette Manhasset NY
12 Gabe Greenberg M 2014 Millburn Undecided Short Hills NJ
13 Brian Hadley M 2014 Summit Wagner Summit NJ
14 Justin Zelen M 2014 Hauppauge Albany Smithtown NY
15 Declan Borcich D 2014 Bronxville Tufts Bronxville NY
16 Kyle Nawrocki D 2015 Hauppauge Binghamton Smithtown NY
17 Paul Renzetti D 2014 Saint Peter’s Prep Franklin & Marshall Caldwell NJ
18 Timothy Mattiace D 2015 Huntington Binghamton Huntington NY
19 James Tully D 2014 Summit Undecided Summit NJ
20 Sam Bebout G 2014 Summit Union Summit NJ
21 Lance Gibson G 2015 Bergen Catholic Muhlenberg Park Ridge NJ
23 Michael Ruane D 2014 St. Anthony’s Quinnipiac Huntington NY


First Name Last Name OLA Association
Tyson Bell Niagara
Greg Campbell Oakville
Chris Cloutier Kitchener – Waterloo
Carter Cummings Caledon
Patrick DeHueck Burlington
Todd Fedyck Centre-Wellington
Rory Flynn Orangeville
Aaron Forster Nepean
Nick Fournier Orangeville
Holden Garlent St. Catharines
Tyler Gaulton Peterborough
Matthew Gilray Clarington
Connor Kearnan Clarington
Kyle Killen Peterborough
Matthew Lee Mimico
Holden McDonald Oshawa
Eddie Renaud Burlington
Brandon Staal Clarington
Adrian Torok-Orban Toronto
Luke Van Schepen Brampton
Ryan Vaters Toronto
Mitchell Wales Burlington
Hayden Walsh Burlington
Cody Ward St. Catharines
Chris Young Oakville

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Clem D’Orazio
Ass’t Coach Mike Bentivegna
Ass’t Coach Adam Gardner
Trainer Kaylin Fraser
GM Sonya Crossey

History of Brogden Cup

The best of three-game series is named for H. McCullough Brogden, who was a member of the 1932 and 1933 Johns Hopkins University teams and the 1932 Olympic team.

Dating back a generation before Major League Lacrosse, the Brogden Cup was formally played between the top post-collegiate club players in North America. Today, the Brogden Cup feature the top U19 players in North America enabling those unable to participate in the World Games (every four years), due to unfortunate birth dates, and opportunity to experience international field lacrosse and fellowship every year.

Level 2 Sports is the organizer of this event. Having demonstrated a high level of potential and love for the game, the USA roster features college-bound players that have participated in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.

About the Brine National Lacrosse Classic

A benchmark for youth and high school lacrosse in the United States, the Brine National Lacrosse Classic is an annual showcase event featuring premier players and coaches from across the country that were selected to participate based on skills and sportsmanship demonstrated in regional tryouts. The three-day event offers players the unique opportunity to represent their regions in an extremely competitive arena, demonstrate their talents in front of NCAA collegiate lacrosse coaches from every division, and enjoy a socially and athletically rewarding experience that will help them meet the challenges of high school and college academics and athletics. The Brine National Lacrosse Classic has three distinct divisions for high school and middle school boys and girls based on their graduation year, and is designed to help players maximize their potential.


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