For Andrew Guagenti, a huge part of the allure to applying to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ The Pursuit was the opportunity to play with and against some of the best talent in the country.
The Ohio native knew that there would be enough off-the-field stuff to do at the world-class facilities at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster (Pa.), but initially, the goal was to use the three-day camp as a barometer to see how he stacked up with many of the nation’s elite.
In its first year, The Pursuit was designed as a comprehensive training and development camp for players aspiring to play at the next level. With a mix of high-level commits and heralded uncommitted gems, Guagenti figured he’d have an opportunity to see the best of both worlds. Continue reading
Sean Chamberlain and George Breres stood side-by-side, leaning over the fence at UMass’ Richard F. Garber Field, and wearing identical subdued smiles while watching a game during the inaugural Warrior All-America Games.
The duo, which co-founded Dynamic Sports Management, had every reason to be happy about the tournament. Nearly 600 players, primarily from up and down the East Coast and Texas, made the trek to UMass for a tournament that lived up to the vision that Chamberlain and Breres had. Continue reading
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As far as memories with your grandfather go, Torrey Pines (Calif.) longstick middie Jonathan Ford has just about everyone beat.
“I got to go on Air Force One,” Ford said with a big smile. “That was the highlight. Towards the end of July, I’m going to my grandpa’s aircraft carrier commissioning, so that’ll be pretty fun.”
Indeed, because not everybody’s the grandson of a former U.S. President. Ford, though, is, as he and his brother, Christian, a sophomore midfielder at Michigan, are the grandsons of Gerald Ford. The 38th President of the United States, Ford succeeded Richard Nixon in 1974 and served until 1977.
Carter McDaniels’ experience with his future home had been somewhat limited.
The Kentwood (Wash.) and Seattle Starz 2018 defenseman had already committed to play at the University of Utah, the newest member of the Division I family. He’d fallen in love with the campus on his visit, but he didn’t have much of an opportunity to check out the surrounding Salt Lake City area.
Last week’s Legends Western Invitational gave him the chance to do just that. Continue reading
It might be tough to find a more competitive backyard battle than when the Kirst boys square off.
There’s the perfect amount of brothers, too, for some intense pick-up. Five boys means 2v2 with a goalie, and naturally, it’s going to be the baby of the family that gets caught in net. That’s Caden, a 2024 goalie who gets to work on his game by facing shooters that nobody his age will.
They’ll usually pair off evenly, with Connor, a midfielder at Villanova, and CJ, a 2020 at Delbarton, teaming up against Colin, a rising sophomore goalie at Lehigh, and Cole, a 2018 attackman at Seton Hall Prep. After that, game on. Continue reading
Rory Doucette had reached the point in his career where he was the guy in charge of 20 to 30 other people. He’d already helped Adrenaline become one of the country’s leaders in lacrosse events, and the former Tufts player ascended into a VP spot at the West Coast company.
You might think that now that he and former Adrenaline co-worker/co-founder and Maryland alum Scott Hochstadt combined forces at Legends Lacrosse, Doucette would consider the little things that go into making a successful event to be tedious and monotonous. Continue reading
The 2017 season didn’t end the way Malvern Prep would have wanted it to.
The Friars started the year 5-0 with wins over MIAA powers Calvert Hall and Loyola Blakefield, as well as PIAA state qualifiers St. Joseph’s Prep, Garnet Valley and Strath Haven, before losing a pair of games to La Salle and rival Haverford School. They couldn’t consistently get back to the way they started and ultimately finished 17-6. That’s a good record just about anywhere, but Malvern couldn’t help but wonder what could have been. Continue reading
If things had been left the way they were, Cameron Henry would have been committed by now, and likely to one of the best programs in the country.
A 2019 LSM and close defenseman from McCallie School (Tenn.) and LB3, Henry garnered significant interest before the NCAA cracked down on recruiting underclassmen. While some would have been disappointed to not be able to end their recruiting process, it’s actually been refreshing for Henry. Continue reading
The shot looked ticketed for the corner far and away, its final destination a mere formality. It was a shot that would go in for most players against most goalies.
Kaleb Stroman merely slid to his right and gobbled up the rocket with his stick before tossing an outlet pass to get the Denver Elite 2018 transition game going. For the Legend (Colo.) goalie and Denver commit, it was just another save at the prestigious Adrenaline Platinum Cup, but it also showed off everything that makes his goalie training unique. Continue reading