LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 10/10/14
From Press Release
Many of the top high school players will compete in the nation’s premier instructional and developmental event at two Baltimore sites Saturday through Monday at Project 9 with the goal of taking their game to the next level.
This year’s crop of players features the most Division 1 commits in the three-year history of Project 9 (see full roster at bottom).
Our training facilities will include the prestigious St. Paul’s School as well as an evening session on Homewood field at Johns Hopkins University. The event will be directed by Paul Rabil and Mark Millon as well as some of the top lacrosse instructors in the world.
Returning for this fall’s event are Scott Rodgers (ND 2007), Tim Mccgeeney (Loyola 1994), Ben Rubeor (Uva 2004), and Stephen Berger (Salisbury 2003). An exciting new addition for 2014 is defensive positional director Tucker Durkin. Durkin, 2014 Team USA and FIL‘s Best Defender, brings the competitive energy and work ethic that represents Project 9’s player edge.
In 2014, the event will add a new concept to the curriculum, inviting the Baltimore non-profit “Charm City Youth Lacrosse” to a practice session and clinic with the players. “Not only will Project 9 work tirelessly to improve, but we’ll also encourage our players to help others that have less,” said co-founder Rabil.
More on the CCYLL here: www.charmcityyouthlax.com.
The development team, led by Neil Savage Designs, completed the rebranding and design of Project 9.9 into Project 9 Lacrosse. Listed on the new website are newly appointed All-World coaches, top high school recruits, a branded YouTube channel, and a detailed event itinerary.
Project 9 would like to thank their corporate sponsors for making this event possible, starting with the official equipment and apparel partner of the event, Warrior Sports. All players and coaches will receive custom Project 9 apparel and footwear kits, plus a unique parting gift that Warrior has yet to disclose. OT Sports has provided the detail and innovation for all players to enjoy a unique uniform for the final exhibition – including their nameplate sewn above their number.
World-Class transportation partner, Eyre Bus Transportation, will ensure that all players and coaches ride in style to and from each site, including the Baltimore Plaza Hotel, Johns Hopkins University and St. Paul’s High School facilities in Baltimore, MD. Finally, Lax World retailer and supplier will provide the embroidered detail at the event to showcase their team sales and product offering. Lax World is sponsoring the event awards, recognizing the best player at each position.
About Project 9
Project 9 was co-founded by Paul Rabil and Mark Millon to bring unique instruction to a training event in a professional atmosphere. The top recruits in the country are invited on a first-come first-serve basis, the initial step in identifying the hungriest applicants. Players will compete and train under professional and Hall of Fame coaches who evaluate their technical skill, physical conditioning, distribute high-level playbook, participate in film study, test for improvement, and disclose positional rankings to the world. To view more on Project 9, visit http://www.Project9lacrosse.com.
2014 Project 9 Roster
Brendan Tscherne St. Paul’s (MD) 2017 Midfield/FO Uncommitted
Tristan Dougherty Bishop Timon (NY) 2015 Goalie Hobart
Alex Concannon Syosset (NY) 2015 attack Johns Hopkins
Nick DiPietro Half Hollow Hills East (NY) 2016 defense Syracuse
Connor Davis Bishop Shanahan (PA) 2015 defense Wagner
Matt Farrell Seton Hall Prep (NJ) 2015 defense Holy Cross
Zach Drake La Salle (PA) 2015 midfield Lehigh
Ryan McNulty Bishop Shanahan (PA) 2016 defense Loyola
Colin Burke Cold Spring Harbor (NY) 2015 attack Fairfield
Issac Paparo Staples (CT) 2015 defense UMmass-Amherst
Cameron Brosh North Harford (MD) 2015 goalie Siena
Sean McGovern Central Bucks East (PA) 2015 goalie Boston U
Jake Christensen Quince Orchard (MD) 2015 attack Colgate
Joseph Froccaro Paul D Schreiber (NY) 2015 midfield Princeton
Ryan Tierney Massapequa (NY) 2016 attack Hofstra
Zach Ward Hempfield (PA) 2015 attack Cornell
Patrick Lyons Salesianum School (DE) 2016 defense North Carolina
Jarett Witzal Landon School (MD) 2015 midfield Bucknell
Jack Reilly Conestoga (PA) 2016 defense Virginia
Curtis Zappala Episcopal Academy (PA) 2015 attack Maryland
Michael Eveland Central Bucks East (PA) 2015 defense Robert Morris
Matt Stagnitta Montgomery (NJ) 2016 midfield Johns Hopkins
Hunter Sells Landon School (MD) 2015 Goalie John’s Hopkins
Kevin Maguire Pittsford Sutherland (NY) 2015 Goalie St John’s
Griffin Thompson The Lawrenceville School (NJ) 2016 goalie Virginia
Austin Haynes Moorestown (NJ) 2015 defense Delaware
Michael Sowers Upper Dublin (PA) 2016 attack Princeton
Josh Haubenstock Ramapo (NJ) 2015 midfield Colgate
JC Sorenson Pingry School (NJ) 2015 midfield Michigan
Luke Desperito The Haverford School (PA) 2016 midfield Virginia
Stephen Parker South Side (NY) 2015 defense Air Force Academy
Thomas Schmidt Trinity-Pawling (NY) 2015 midfield Boston U
Kevin Quigley Ridge (NJ) 2016 midfield Duke
Matt Gavin Manhasset (NY) 2016 attack Duke
Mickey Fitzpatrick Trinity Pawling School (NY) 2015 attack Lehigh
Cyrus Scott St. Ignatius Prep (CA) / Phillips Academy Andover (MA) 2015 goalie Colgate
Dustin Buchanan Central Bucks East (PA) 2015 defense St. Joseph’s
TJ Comizio Delbarton School (NJ) 2015 midfield Villanova
Peter Gerhard The Ranney School (NJ) 2015 midfield Bucknell U
Teddy Transou Maclay School (FL) 2015 defense Duke
Brandon Stern Cherry Hill East (NJ) 2015 midfield Penn State
Michael Marchese St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) 2015 goalie Notre Dame
Philip Goss Deerfield Academy (MA) 2016 goalie Brown University
Steven Boyle Shawnee (NJ) 2015 midfield Hartford
Michael Guerin Kent School (CT) 2016 attack North Carolina
Sam Gindhart Bishop Shanahan (PA) 2015 goalie Fairfield
Brian Smyth Westminster School (CT) 2016 midfield Duke
Henry Adams Cherry Creek (CO) 2016 attack Michigan
Trip Wray Westminster (GA) 2015 attack Lafayette
Matt Donnelly Clearview (NJ) 2015 midfield Penn State
Connor Mullen St. Mark’s School of Texas (TX) 2015 goalie Colgate
KImmel Casey Massapequa (NY) 2016 midfield Towson
Terry Lindsay Georgetown Prep (MD) 2016 midfield Duke
Kevin Hill Webster Thomas (NY) 2015 midfield Penn State
Dylan Johnson Cherry Creek (CO) 2015 defense Denver
Mitch Gordon St Paul’s School (MD) 2016 attack North Carolina
Brendan Quigley Ridge (NJ) 2016 midfield Villanova
Colton Rupp Landon School (MD) 2015 midfield Cornell
Grant Ament Haverford School (PA) 2015 Attack Penn State
Rocco Sutherland Northport (NY) 2015 Attack Michigan
Ryan Ozsvath Half Hollow Hills West (NY) 2015 Attack Stony Brook
Keaton Komatz Heritage (CO) 2016 Midfield Notre Dame
Mitchell Oliver Georgetown Prep (MD) 2016 Defense Brown