The fifth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic is set for Saturday at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium and several standouts from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region will be involved in the action.
A total of eight University of North Carolina recruits (more than any other program) will compete in the event. That contingent includes recent West Islip graduate Nicky Galasso, the all-time leading scorer in Long Island lacrosse history. The North vs. South boys high school all-star game will be televised live at 8 p.m. on Saturday on ESPNU.
Galasso will be joined on the North team by former West Islip teammate Andrew Hodgson. Hodgson told me earlier this month he’s eagerly awaiting the game since it will be played on the home field of his future college team, Towson.
Three players from Chaminade will also be playing on the North team: defenseman John Urbank and Mike Ehrhardt and attackman Will Himler. Jack Moran, who founded the Chaminade program 31 years ago and has been the program’s only coach in its history, will guide the North team. Another player from the CHSAA, St. Anthony’s grad Thomas Schreiber, is also a member of the North team.
You can check out the North and South rosters by clicking here.
ESPNU’s live broadcast of the boys game is part of a special lacrosse Saturday in which ESPNU will rebroadcast the national championship game between Duke and Notre Dame immediately after the boys all-star game. Earlier in the day, the network will rebroadcast the Division I men’s semifinals between Cornell and Notre Dame (at 4 p.m.) and Duke and Virginia (at 6 p.m.). The day of lax starts with the rebroadcast of two Face-Off Classic games played in April: Duke vs. Maryland (10 a.m.), Johns Hopkins vs. Princeton (noon). At 2 p.m., the Hopkins vs. Maryland “Day of Rivals” regular-season season game reairs.
Galasso and Hodgson will be among the boys and girls players competing later this month in the Champion High School Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Buena Vista, Fla. The boys event is set for July 22.
To check out rosters for that event, click here.
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