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.@lakeplacidlax championship roundup: @FCALacrosse wins both U18 boys’ divisions

Thursday, 7th August 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Girl's/Women's  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 8/7/14

FCA claimed both U18 championships Wednesday at the 25th Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament.

Goalie Caleb Espinoza (Palmer-CO, 2016) earned the MVP honor as FCA 2016 routed the Long Island Outlaws 2016, 10-1, in the Silver Division title game. Meanwhile, midfielder Drew Supinski (Haverford School, 2015 Johns Hopkins commit) scored two goals and led FCA to a 12-8 victory over Sweetlax (N.Y.) in the Gold Division final.

FCA Gold champions

FCA Gold champions

(See all results and MVPs, Sportsmanship winners below)

In the Gold final, FCA jumped to a 6-1 lead,but Sweetlax scored six straight goals – the last by Supinski’s Haverford teammate, Dox Aitken (2016 Virginia commit) – to take a 7-6 advantage. But face-off specialist Charles Kelly (Malvern Prep, 2015 UNC commit) began to control the possessions and Curtis Zappala (Episcopal Academy, 2015 MD commit) tied the game.

The teams traded goals before FCA tallied the last four goals of the game. Timmy Kelly (Calvert Hall, 2015 UNC commit) led FCA with three goals and Alex Roesner (Loyola Blakefield, 2015 Penn commit) added two.

“I think we arrived on Saturday and as soon as we got there we had a meeting with the coaches and our one goal was to go all the way,” said Supinski. “We all had the same approach; and we all worked together as a team to try and get there.

“This was my last summer tournament ever before I go to play college lacrosse and I really wanted to end on a good note with a championship against a really good team. It was a great experience.”

FCA had no trouble winning the Silver Division crown. It rolled through Pool Play – winning three games by a combined 38-4 – and then blitzed New England Elite Lacrosse Black, 14-2, in the semis.

Espinoza, who split goaltending duties with Boys’ Latin 2016 Jack Pezzulla (UNC commit), said his job was made very easy.

FCA wins Silver Division championship

FCA wins Silver Division championship

“This team was just so good,” he said. “Over half the team featured D1 commits and we played played super well together. We bonded so well as a team throughout the tournament. It was really fun; the defense was clicking on all cylinders and we were talking very nicely, and our attack and middies did the same thing.”

Espinoza said he and Cal Bristow (Legend High, middie-attack) were the only players from Colorado on FCA.

“I know Cal from Parker and Denver Elite, but he was the only person I knew,” said Espinoza. “When I saw the roster and all the commits, I was a little intimidated. But everyone was super nice they took everyone in. It was an awesome time.”

Lake Placid Lacrosse Scholastic Championships


Sweetlax U15 (NY) 8, LI Express 2017 Orange (NY) 6
(SL: Lucas Quinn, Niskayuna-NY, MVP, Andrew Barclay, Jamesville-DeWitt, Sportsmanship winner)

Third Place
LI Express 2018 Terps vs. Vs Cold Brook Laxers U15

U18 Gold

FCA Lacrosse 2015’s (MD) 12, Sweetlax U18 (NY) 8
(FCA: Drew Supinski, Haverford School-PA, named MVP
Sportsmanship: George Loring, Noble and Greenough School-MA)

Third Place
Crabs U18 (MD) 8, Academy Mortgage (MD) 7

Boys U18 Silver
FCA Lacrosse 2016’s (MD) 10, Long Island Outlaws 2016 (NY) 1
(FCA: Caleb Espinoza, Palmer-CO, goalie – MVP; LIO: Shane Brennan, G, Walt Whitman-NY, wins sportsmanship award)

Third Place
Team IAS Cougars (MA) 12, New England Elite Lacrosse Black 5

3D NE College Prep (MA) 9, Baltimore Crabs (MD) 7
(NEP: Erik Persky (New Canaan-CT, Penn named MVP
Sportsmanship: Matt Ryan, Phillips Exeter/Harvard)

Third Place
Lax World (NY) 12, Liberty Lacrosse (NY) 8


2015-2017 Pool A

FCA (MD) 12, Mass Elite Red 9
(FCA: Taylor Gebhardt, Baldwinsville-NY, named MVP
Sportsmanship: Keeley MacAfee, Notre Dame Academy-MA)

2015-2017 Pool B

Lady Eagles (NY) 11, Salt City Snipers (NY) 7
(LE: Madison Sanchez, Rocky Point-NY, named MVP
Sportsmanship: Maya Chiesa, Fayeteeville-Manlius-NY)

Third Place
Dazzling Divas 2017 (NY) 10, Common Goal 2017 Silver (NY) 1


Orange Crush (NY) 11, Salt City Snipers 2018-2019 (NY) 9
(OC: Eliza McCaul, named MVP
Sportsmanship: Katie Shanley)

Third Place, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.
Long Island Lady Warriors (NY) 9, Common Goal 2019 Orange (NY) 7


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