Set To Run This Weekend, Project 9 Brings Most Talent-Laden Player & Coach Roster Yet

Project 9.9With how recruiting-centric most events have become over the last five or so years, few weekends of lacrosse leave kids feeling like they’ve learned or parents feeling confident in the bang for their buck. Grueling hours of scrimmage after scrimmage in the hot sun won’t help get a kid ready to play the sport at the next level.

Project 9 –  now in their third year – breaks that mold and is the first of its kind.
MLL greats Paul Rabil and Mark Millon founded the event to provide an instructional-based environment that prepares some of the nation’s more talented recruits for the rigors and demands of Division I lacrosse.

Following in the footsteps of Super Bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer with his Elite 11 football event for premier quarterbacks, Project 9’s staff will work tireless days developing the talent with the last stop being competitive scrimmages. Throughout the event, the staff will post rankings by position, with final awards handed out on Monday afternoon along with closing remarks from the coaches.

The staff is spearheaded by Rabil and Millon but also consists of some of the past and present best players in the world, including attackman Ben Rubeor (UVA ’04), midfielder Stephen Berger (Wash. College ’03), defenseman Turker Durkin (Hopkins ’13) and goalies Scott Rodgers (Notre Dame ’11) and Tim McGeeney (Loyola ’04). In addition to instruction, the players will participate in yoga, individual meetings and hours of film work as well as a clinic with Charm City Youth Lacrosse which the kids will run themselves.

The event takes place at St. Paul’s School, Johns Hopkins and Loyola University. Recruiting Rundown will be there for the majority of the action, posting writeups and pictures each day between Saturday and Monday. Make sure to follow @Project9Lax, @RecruitRundown and @tyxanders for up-to-date analysis.

Take a look at the roster below, which includes a whopping 16 players named to the Top 50 player rankings last month:

Henry Adams, A, Cherry Creek ’16 (Colo.) – Michigan commit

Grant Ament, A, Haverford ’15 (Pa.) – Penn State commit

Steven Boyle, M, Shawnee ’15 (N.Y.) – Hartford commit

Colin Burke, A, Cold Spring Harbor ’15 (N.Y.) – Fairfield commit

Cameron Brosh, G, North Harford ’15 (Md.) – Siena commit

Dustin Buchanan, LSM/D, Central Bucks East ’15 (Pa.) – St. Joseph’s commit

Jake Christensen, A, Quince Orchard ’15 (Md.) – Colgate commit

T.J. Comizio, M, Delbarton ’15 (Md.) – Villanova commit

Alex Concannon, A, Syosset ’15 (Md.) – Johns Hopkins commit

Connor Davis, D, Bishop Shanahan ’15 (Pa.) – Wagner commit

Luke Desperito, M, Haverford ’16 (Pa.) – Virginia commit

Nick DiPietro, D, Half Hollow Hills East ’16 (N.Y.) – Syracuse commit

Matt Donnelly, M, Clearview ’15 (N.J.) – Penn State commit

Tristan Dougherty, G, Bishop Timon St. Jude ’15 (N.Y.) – Hobart commit

Zach Drake, A/M, La Salle ’15 (Pa.) – Lehigh commit

Mike Eveland, D, Central Bucks East ’15 (Pa.) – Robert Morris commit

Matt Farrell, D, Seton Hall Prep ’15 (N.J.) – Holy Cross commit

Mickey Fitzpatrick, A, Trinity-Pawling ’15 (N.Y.) – Lehigh commit

Joey Froccaro, M, Port Washington ’15 (N.Y.) – Princeton commit

Matt Gavin, A, Manhasset ’16 (N.Y.) – Duke commit

Peter Gerhard, M, Ranney ’15 (N.J.) – Bucknell commit

Sam Gindhart, G, Bishop Shanahan ’15 (Pa.) – Fairfield commit

Mitch Gordon, A, St. Paul’s ’16 (Md.) – UNC commit

Philip Goss, G, Deerfield ’16 (Mass.) – Brown commit

Michael Guerin, A, Kent School ’16 (Conn.) – UNC commit

Josh Haubenstock, M, Ramapo ’15 (N.J.) – Colgate commit

Austin Haynes, LSM/D, Moorestown ’15 (N.J.) – Delaware commit

Kevin Hill, M, Webster Thomas ’15 (N.Y.) – Penn State commit

Dylan Johnson, D, Cherry Creek ’15 (Colo.) – Denver commit

Casey Kimmel, M, Massapequa ’16 (N.Y.) – Towson commit

Keaton Komatz, M, Heritage ’16 (Colo.) – Notre Dame commit

Terry Lindsay, M, Georgetown Prep ’16 (Md.) – Duke commit

Patrick Lyons, LSM/D, Salesianum ’16 (Del.) – UNC commit

Kevin Maguire, G, Pittsford ’15 (N.Y.) – St. John’s commit

Michael Marchese, G, St. Joseph’s Prep ’15 (Pa.) – Notre Dame commit

Sean McGovern, G, Central Bucks East ’15 (Pa.) – Boston U. commit

Ryan McNulty, LSM/D, Bishop Shanahan ’16 (Pa.) – Loyola commit

Connor Mullen, G, St. Mark’s (Tex.) – Colgate commit

Mitchell Oliver, LSM/D, Georgetown Prep ’16 (Md.) – Brown commit

Ryan Ozsvath, A, Half Hollow Hills West ’15 (N.Y.) – Stony Brook commit

Isaac Paparo, LSM, Staples ’15 (Conn.) – UMass commit

Stephen Parker, A, South Side ’15 (N.Y.) – Air Force commit

Brendan Quigley, M, Ridge ’16 (N.J.) – Villanova commit

Kevin Quigley, M, Ridge ’16 (N.J.) – Duke commit

Jack Reilly, D, Conestoga ’16 (Pa.) – Virginia commit

Colton Rupp, A, Landon ’15 (Md.) – Cornell commit

Thomas Schmidt, M, Trinity-Pawling ’15 (N.Y.) – Boston U. commit

Cyrus Scott, G, Phillips Andover ’15 (Mass.) – Colgate commit

Hunter Sells, G, Landon ’15 (Md.) – Johns Hopkins commit

Brian Smyth, M/FO, Westminster ’15 (Conn.) – Duke commit

JC Sorensen, M, Pingry ’15 (N.J.) – Michigan commit

Michael Sowers, A, Upper Dublin ’16 (Pa.) – Princeton commit

Matt Stagnitta, M, Montgomery ’16 (N.J.) – Johns Hopkins commit

Brandon Stern, M, Cherry Hill East ’15 (N.J.) – Penn State commit

Rocco Sutherland, A, Northport ’15 (N.Y.) – Michigan commit

Griffin Thompson, G, Lawrenceville ’16 (N.J.) – Virginia commit

Ryan Tierney, A, Massapequa ’16 (N.Y.) – Hofstra commit

Teddy Transou, D, Maclay ’15 (Fla.) – Duke commit

Brendan Tscherne, M/FO, St. Paul’s ’17 (Md.) – Uncommitted

Zach Ward, A, Hempfield ’15 (Pa.) – Cornell commit

Jarrett Witzal, F/O, Landon ’15 (Md.) – Bucknell commit

Trip Wray, A, Westminster ’15 (Ga.) – Lafayette commit

Curtis Zappala, A, Episcopal Academy ’15 (Pa.) – Maryland commit

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