Our 2019 Elite team began their inaugural summer circuit down at Goucher College for the Baltimore Summer Kick-Off Tournament. On what was a scorcher of a weekend, our boys ended up 3-2 and faced some extremely talented competition.
We defeated Team 91 Maryland, the Breakers and Tristate while falling to True Illinois and FCA on Day 1. Our guys took some time to gel, but steadily heightened their level of play collectively game after game. Progressing, thus became a theme of the tournament, and 2019 Elite made improvements each game.
Alex Keener, Anthony Cimino, and Mitchell Kozak especially stood out amongst the competition, and were selected to the 2019 All-Star Game. Our goalie from Massapequa, Nicholas Squicciarini, was named the player of the tournament by our club for his outstanding performance between the pipes.
The 'Gers performance this weekend proved that not only do they have potential, but they also have the ability to execute on the field. We look forward to more players stepping up to the plate, and more games being won, but not before we put in the hard work at practice that will get us to that goal.
Our boys look forward to some home field advantage this weekend at the Long Island Lax Fest at Farmingdale State College. We will take on the Sound Bucks and LI Express Schreiber Orange this Saturday, 6/17, followed by Pioneer Kings and Fighting Ducks Black on Sunday to round out field play before the playoffs. As always, this weekend's tournament begins this week at practice.
And of course, #RollGers