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Long Island players to compete for @AILAlacrosse Jr. Wings in in Junior NLL Champions Cup

Monday, 24th August 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club  
 

LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 8/24/15
From Press Release

The American Indoor Lacrosse Association is thrilled to announce the rosters for the 2015 Jr. Wings Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams.Jr Tourney

The three squads, representing the Philadelphia Wings and with players from PA, N.J., N.Y. and Ontario, will compete in the Junior NLL Champions Cup at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center in Oakville, Ontario over the weekend of Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30.

Below are the rosters for each team:
* = Goalie

Pee Wee:
Head Coach: Brendan Staudt

Charles Balsamo Manhasset 32 Manhasset NY
TJ Callaghan Bulding Blocks Montclair NJ
Mason Carfello * Patriot Lacrosse Saylorsburg PA
Colton Carfello Patriot Lacrosse Saylorsburg PA
Cooper DeMallie Tri-State Lacrosse Ridgewood NJ
Tommy DeShan Radnor Radnor PA
Colin French Radnor Radnor PA
Alystair Hemberger Rising Sons Spring City PA
Luke Hendricks Clearview Mullica Hill NJ
Braeden Kipphut * Kingsway/Baggataway Swedesborro NJ
Cannon Lucas-Murphy Lionville Glenmoore PA
Dillon Magee Manhasset 32 Manhasset NY
AJ Nikolic Conestoga Conestoga PA
Matthew Perfetto Manhassett 32 Manhasset NY
Donny Scott ATL BOXLA Kennesaw GA
Brendan Sergent Manhasset 32 Manhasset NY
Joey Terenzi Manhassett 32 Manhasset NY

Matthew Westlake Building Blocks Morristown NJ

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The National Lacrosse League has announced the third annual Junior NLL Tournament, a weekend-long competition amongst youth clubs representing NLL teams across North America, will return to Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 30.

The league also announces several Jr. NLL awards to be named after Tucker Williams, the late son of 17-year NLL veteran Shawn Williams, who passed away in December after battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma. The eight-year-old from Whitby, Ont., an accomplished lacrosse and hockey player, touched the lives of many during his “Braver Than Brave” fight against the rare form of cancer.

“The courage exhibited by Tucker during his life has been and continues to be an inspiration to all who came in contact with him,” said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. “It is a privilege for us to help honor Tucker’s memory with the Jr. NLL awards.”

The Jr. NLL Most Valuable Player (Tucker Williams Award) honor will be awarded to the tournament’s top player in each of three age levels while the Jr. NLL Player of the Game (Braver Than Brave Award) will recognize the most outstanding player from each team after every game.

“It’s an awesome tribute to Tucker Williams, he played like an MVP,” said Rock Owner, President and General Manager Jamie Dawick. “It’s a fitting award to give out to the MVP of the tournament.”

The Buffalo Bandits, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush, New England Black Wolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth, along with the Jr. Wings, will be represented on 21 teams across Peewee, Bantam & Midget age levels. The teams will follow modified NLL playing rules in a safe, competitive environment. NLL players, coaches and staff will be on-hand all weekend with some serving as Jr. NLL coaches in addition to a player demonstration and autograph event set to take place on Saturday.

“Last year was bigger and better than the first,” Dawick said. “We are expecting this year’s event to be even better. With this being the third year of the Jr. NLL Tournament, there is some tradition being established and we’re excited to have it here at the TRAC.”

Fans will be able to watch select games from the tournament live online at jvisportsnetwork.com, courtesy of JVI Video Production. More information including a full broadcast schedule will be released prior to the event.

The Toronto Rock Athletic Centre, which features two lacrosse rinks along with the Rock’s offices and training facilities, has hosted several league events over the past three years including the NLL Draft, Combine and Season Awards Ceremony, along with preseason exhibition games. The state-of-the-art TRAC continues to serve as one of the premier indoor lacrosse facilities in North America and remains as a box lacrosse hub for players of all ages and skill levels.


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