Adidas National Lacrosse Classic: Northwest Team Arrives in Maryland


From the InsideLacrosse Blogs

http://blogs.insidelacrosse.com/2008/07/19/adidas-national-lacrosse-classic-blog-hot-hot-hot-friday/

Greg Angilly is a former coach at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco and the head coach of the Northwest Regional team at this weekend’s adidas National Lacrosse Classic in Germantown, MD. He will be filing regular reports of the tournament action. For more information about the event, Click Here.

The NorWest boys arrived and practiced for the first time at 1:00pm today. Most of us landed at 8:30am after taking a red eye from Nor-Cal last night. To say we were tired would be an understatement! Temps were in the upper 90’s today when we arrived and the boys were sluggish throughout our walk through. In an effort to conserve energy and give ourselves the best chance to win games, we dropped in a nice variation of an invert offense, courtesy of X’s and O’s guru and former Brown great, Chris Debiase.

We scrimmaged the boys from the Chicago metro area after a 90 minute practice. My sense is they didn’t fly on a red eye as they exhibited much more energy early and jumped on us 2-0. It took the boys a good deal of time to grasp our invert offense but by the end of the scrimmage, we were moving the ball and getting some nice looks. The final (30 minute scrimmage) was 3-1 but our boys left feeling good about their chances tomorrow.

We used to rest of the day to watch some of the other squads work out. There’s D1 talent littered throughout the rosters and the event stands to be a good one tomorrow. Thankfully we play at 3, 6, and 8 – so my Nor-West boys will avoid the heat of the day. Who knows – maybe fog will blow in and freeze the east coast kids.

One team appeared to be the hands down favorite – the boys from Rochester look great and I suspect they will be in the finals.

Let’s go Nor-West!

The top 25 players were selected by a committee of California high school coaches after a three hour evaluation process on May 31 at Bentley School in San Francisco, California that included individual position drills, time-testing for speed and a series of scrimmages.  Registration for the on-field evaluation was open to all high school underclassmen players entering grades 10,11 and 12.

The adidas National Lacrosse Classic features the top high school underclassmen lacrosse players in the country.  Sixteen regional teams, including San Francisco, will compete for a National Championship, July 18-20, 2008 at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Maryland to determine the best region of high school lacrosse players in the United States.

The winner of the adidas National Lacrosse Classic will play against Canada for the Brogden Cup in Orlando, Florida December 5-8, 2008 to determine the best region of high school lacrosse players in North America.

Head Lacrosse coach of St. Ignatius, Greg Angilly and Head Lacrosse coach of Bellarmine Prep, Brad Lipscomb have been named to coach the Northwest Region San Francisco team in this summer’s adidas National High School Lacrosse Classic.

Greg Angilly recently commented on his selection as coach of the adidas San Francisco team. “”As a New Jersey native, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to bring a team based of west coast players to the inaugural adidas event.  This is a great opportunity for all the players involved and in particular, the west coast boys, as they will have a fantastic opportunity to show the country that lacrosse is a national sport, not just an east coast sport.”

When asked how the adidas event will benefit the high school underclassmen lacrosse player, Coach Angilly says, “”This event has the opportunity to expose underclassmen to the best of the best. It’s my goal to present unique challenges and opportunities to compete and this national event is set to be the ultimate competition.  In addition to playing in front of and against elite high school lacrosse players, the boys will also have a chance to play in front of college coaches which is not common west of the Mississippi.”

Coach Brad Lipscomb echoes Coach Angilly’s comments about the adidas National Lacrosse Classic , “I am very excited to coach the Northern California Adidas regional team and represent such a strong team of players.  This event venue gives us a tremendous national stage to showcase our high school talent.”

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JERSEY

L.NAME

F.NAME

GRAD YR

POS

SCHOOL

COACH

474

Alimam

Nick

2010

Midfield

St. Ignatius

Greg Angilly

455

Bertotti

Bryan

2009

Goalie

Oak Ridge

Jim Neimi

462

Bodine

Jack

2011

Attack

St. Ignatius

Greg Angilly

464

Chee

Jon

2009

Midfield

Berkeley High

Mike Costanzo

452

chiappari

Devin

2009

Attack

St. Vincents HS

Doug Carl

461

Gray

Bobby

2012

Attack

St. Ignatius

Angilly

449

Hayes

Travis

2009

Attack

Dublin

Joe Viviani

450

Jefferis

Jon

2010

LSM

Amadorh

Rory Manley

451

Lieber

Ryan

2010

Attack

Monte Vista

Mike Emerson

300

Maxwell

Mason

2009

Defense

Oak Ridge

Brad Speno

454

McCarron

J. Ryan

2010

Midfield

San Marin

Marty Jayne

463

Mead

Carson

2011

Defense

Miramonte

Bill Abriel

466

Mistele

Barrett

2011

Midfield

San Francisco University HS

Matt Mesa

459

Naughton

William

2010

Midfield

St. Ignatius

Angilly

475

Roman

Nick

 

Midfield

st. ignatius

Greg Angilly

460

Rosen

Spencer

2010

Midfield

St. Ignatius College Prep

Greg Angilly

301

Sanders

Grant

2009

Attack

Oak Ridge

Jim Niemi

471

Sangiacomo

Giancarlo

2010

Midfield

St. Ignatius

Bowe

453

Theobald

Grant

2010

Midfield

California High

John Britton

465

Torrey

James

2010

Attack

California High School

John Britton

470

Wolf

Trevor

2010

Attack

Berkeley High School

Mike Costanzo

One response to “Adidas National Lacrosse Classic: Northwest Team Arrives in Maryland

  1. Pictures of Adidas National Lacrosse Classic available at http://www.dcsportsbox.com

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