LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/21/14
From Press Releases
The schedule has been released for Long Island and Maryland – which will meet for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship – and Canada, which will face both teams for the Brogden Cup next month.
The Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship game between Long Island and Maryland was postponed this past July due to inclement weather. It will be held on January 2, 2015 at the University of Tampa stadium as part of the annual Brogden Cup – which pits the Brine NLC champion vs. Canada.
Long Island advanced to the Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship game for the second consecutive year under Coach Jim Konen (Hauppauge) with a 4-0 pool play record defeating regional teams from Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Syracuse (NY) by a margin of 38 goals and 14 against.
Notable players headed to the NCAA include, Alex Concannon (Johns Hopkins/Syosset), Brendan Homire (Boston Univ/St. Anthony’s), Sean Seberg (Stony Brook/West Islip), Danny DeSanti (Army/St. Anthony’s), Christopher Bacotti (Dartmouth/Massapequa), Griff Konen (Binghamton/Massapequa), Kevin Carbone (Binghamton/Chaminade), Joseph Licata (Binghamton/Sachem East), Zachary Merle (Lafayette/Deerfield Academy), Timothy Mattiace (Binghamton/Huntington), John Neil (Wesleyan/Paul D Schreiber), Carter Hawthorne (Wesleyan/Massapequa), Ryan Ozsvath (Stony Brook/Half Hollow Hills), Dylan Moser (Wesleyan/Westminster), Patrick Cleary (Lincoln Memorial/Patchogue Medford), Tyler Alvarez (LIU Post/Sachem East).
See full rosters here.
Maryland, 4-0 in pool play and headed by Coach Matt Parks (Fallston) defeated regional teams from New England, Georgia, Indiana and Virginia by a margin of 35 goals and 12 against. This is Maryland’s second appearance in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship game since winning the crown in 2011.
Notable players headed to the NCAA include, Jacob Stover (Loyola/McDonogh), Jordy Elardo (Bucknell/McDonogh), Alex Pfaff (Villanova/Loyola Blakefield), Ryan Land (Florida Tech/Howard), Cole Abid (Washington/Thomas Wootton), Kyle Weatherford (Furman/Boys Latin), John Faus (Furman/St. Pauls), Ben Shmerler (Tufts/Gilman), Anthony Wyler (Air Force/Boys Latin), John Beck (York/Kent Island), Connor Wallenhorst (Salisbury/Archbishop Spalding).
Following the Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship game, both teams from Long Island and Maryland will face Canada for the Brogden Cup, an historic international field lacrosse rivalry between the United States and Canada. 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. Canada enters the competition as defending champion sweeping New Jersey, the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic champion in Oshawa, Canada last January.
The Brogden Cup is named for H. McCullough Brogden who was a member of the 1932 and 1933 Johns Hopkins University teams and the 1932 Olympic team. Level 2 Sports is grateful to US Lacrosse, Stan Cockerton and Haswell Franklin for their commitment to providing opportunities to celebrate International fellowship and competition through the sport of lacrosse.
Brogden Cup schedule, Jan. 2-4 at at the University of Tampa
Friday, January 2, 2015, 12:00 PM
Maryland vs. Long Island NY (2015-16′s) – Brine NLC Boys’ HS championship game
Friday, January 2, 2015, 6:00 PM
Canada vs. Brine National Lacrosse Classic-Champion
Saturday, January 3, 2015, 9:30 AM
Canada vs. Brine National Lacrosse Classic-Finalist
Saturday, January 3, 2015, 1:45 PM
Long Island v. Maryland (rematch)
Saturday, January 3, 2015, 6:45 PM
Winner Game Three v. Canada