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Long Island, N.Y. (March 4, 2018) – GEICO has been named title sponsor of the inaugural High School Lacrosse Showcase. This event will allow six top high school lacrosse teams to put their talent and the sport of lacrosse on a national stage, with all games being televised on ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3.

The six participating teams will play two games each, with a total of six games taking place at St. Anthony High School’s Cy Donnelly Field in in South Huntington, N.Y. The action with start at 10 a.m. EST both Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 on ESPNU, with games each day following at 12 pm. and 2 p.m. streaming on ESPN3.

The 2019 GEICO HIGH School Lacrosse Showcase schedule:

*All team rankings and player rankings are according to the Inside Lacrosse

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Sat, April 27 10 a.m. No. 17 Haverford (Pa.) vs. No. 5 Ward Melville (N.Y.) ESPNU
12 p.m. No. 21 Darien (Ct.) vs. Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)                  ESPN3
2 p.m. Lincoln-Sudbury (Ma.) vs. No. 6 St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) ESPN3
Sun, April 28 10 a.m. No. 21 Darien (Ct.) vs. No. 6 St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) ESPNU
12 p.m. Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) vs. No. 5 Ward Melville (N.Y.) ESPN3
2 p.m. Lincoln-Sudbury (Ma.) vs. No. 17 Haverford (Pa.) ESPN3

 

No. 5 Ward Melville High School (East Setauket, N.Y.)

Head Coach: Jay Negus

Ranked Players: No. 9 A Dylan Pallonetti (UMass), No. 94 D Frankie Ciniglio (Cornell), ’20 No. 23 G Collin Krieg (UNC), ’20 No. 29 LSM Ethan Larson (UNC)

Ward Melville looks to defend last year’s No. 1 national ranking and third consecutive NYSPHSAA Class A Championship.  The Patriots will hang their hats on defense featuring Defender Frankie Ciniglio (Cornell), Long Stick Midfielder Ethan Larson (UNC) and Goalie Collin Krieg (UNC).  The offense will feature elite Attackman Dylan Pallonetti (UMass).

 

No. 6 St. Anthony’s High School (South Huntington, N.Y.)

Head Coach: Keith Wieczorek

Ranked Players: No. 23 M Jake Bonomi (Michigan), No. 50 LSM Greg Campisi (Harvard),  No. 30 M Aidan Danenza (Duke), No. 38 M Jack Walshe (Virginia), No. 44 FO Jake Naso (Virginia), ’20 No. 1 A Brennan O’Neill (Duke)

The host school has no shortage of talent, and will look to prove themselves as a national contender. The group is led in the middle with five Seniors who are ranked within the top fifty players in the country, while No. 1 ranked Junior Attackman Brennan O’Neill (Duke) heads up the offense.  

 

No. 17 The Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.)

Head Coach: John Nostrant

Ranked Players: No. 35 M Peter Garno (Virginia), ’20 No. 97 FO Chris Tsetsekos

The Fords will look to cap off Head Coach John Nostrant’s 28th and final season strong, after capturing last year’s Inter-Ac Title. The senior class is littered with talent and experience, led by Midfielders Peter Garno (Virginia) and Gavin Burke (Villanova).  The team will have more chances on offense thanks to elite Junior Face Off Man Chris Tsetsekos.

 

No. 21 Darien High School (Darien, Ct.)

Head Coach: Jeff Brameier

Ranked Players: ’20 No. 78 M Jackson Peters (Brown)

This elite Connecticut program will look to start a new win streak after winning 76 straight before being upset in last year’s state championship. Two Seniors will be in the heart of the action, Midfielders Tommy Hellman (Air Force) and Bruce Ferguson (Colgate).  They will have help from a special talent in Junior Midfielder Jackson Peters (Brown).

 

Seton Hall Preparatory School (West Orange, NJ.)

Head Coach: Dave Giarrusso

Ranked Players: ’20 No. 25 M Kyle Stephenson (Rutgers), ’20 #55 M Connell Kumar (Virginia)

The Pirates will look to capture the Group A State Championship this year after finishing runner-up to rival Delbarton.  This year’s group will return a lot of experience in the senior and junior classes that will make this a well-rounded group.  Senior Attackmen Jake Engelke (Holy Cross) and Ryan Kemp (Saint Joseph’s) will hold down the front. Junior Midfielders Kyle Stephenson (Rutgers) and Connell Kumar (Virginia) will be helping make plays all over the field.

 

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (Sudbury, Ma.)

Head Coach: Brian Vona

After losing the State Championship last year, Head Coach Brian Vona will hope the experience helps the team grow.  Despite graduating a handful of key players from last year’s team, the Warriors return contributors that will see their roles grow in 2019, to compete for their 4th state title in five years.  The team is talented on defense, with two Juniors, D Wilson Sneath (Vermont) and G Andrew Vona (Hobart).

 

Tickets are available at www.geicolax.com

 

Who’s Next:

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About Paragon Marketing Group

Paragon Marketing Group is a corporate consulting agency specializing in sports, entertainment and cause related sponsorships. Paragon owns and operates the GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase and has collaborated with ESPN over the past 16 years to deliver over 600 live high school football, basketball, and lacrosse telecasts featuring many of the top teams and players in the nation. Paragon collaborates with ESPN on the following live properties:

 

GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff & Showcase

GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase

GEICO State Champions Bowl Series

GEICO High School Basketball Nationals

GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase

GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals

 

For further information on the GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase and for media credential requests please contact: rkelner@paragonmarketing.biz

 

ESPN media contact:

Kimberly Elchlepp at kimberly.m.elchlepp@espn.com  or 860-424-2923; @kimelchlepp