High-SchoolLacrosse: A.J. Rocco

Prep school showcase features uncommitted players

June, 1, 2012
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The Prep School Lacrosse Showcase enters its second year and features 260 of the top uncommitted prep lacrosse players from the Northeast area on June 3 at Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.).

It is the only lacrosse showcase that features only uncommitted players and all proceeds from the event go to local youth lacrosse organizations.

“This is something that is currently not available for most of these players,” organizer Tim McDonnell said. “We have a small group of players who will absolutely be seen by college coaches.”

Last year’s event saw several players gain interest and eventually commit to Division I programs, including ESPN Top 50 junior Austin Shanks (Michigan) along with Austin Rocco (Yale) and A.J. Rocco (Yale).

Giving Back

In addition to giving underclassmen a chance to showcase their talents in front of college coaches, participating players will donate new or used lacrosse equipment to CityLax which is dedicated to developing lacrosse programs in New York City public schools and underserved communities in New York City high schools and middle schools.

“The New York City schools and communities we serve are part of the recent expansion of lacrosse, especially in urban areas,” said CityLax CEO and president Mat Levine. “Those fortunate to play in private and boarding schools will be providing needed equipment to help the game grow in the less traditional areas of New York City’s five boroughs.”

Power Players

Among the programs being represented at the showcase are New England prep school powers Deerfield (Mass.), Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) and Brunswich School (Greenwich, Conn.). Additionally, players from POWERADE FAB 50 programs St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.) and Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) will be in attendance.

Players will be split up into teams and play in 50 minute games beginning at 10 a.m.

To get updates during the event, follow lacrosse editor Mike Loveday on Twitter @ESPNMike.

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