Seven players from Prime Time 2016 and 2017 made the Maverik Showtime all-star games, including: Matt Lupinacci, John Jay (NY), Colgate;  JT Giles-Harris, St. Joseph Regional (NJ), Duke; Harrison Bardwell, Wilton (CT), Cornell; Michael Brown, Wilton (CT), Brown University; Cullen Morgan, Fox Lane (NY), Syracuse; Jack Stephenson, Brunswick (CT). (Not pictured: Bailey Savio, Greenwich, CT.) Bardwell was MVP of the 2016 all-star game.

Over the past six summer seasons, Prime Time Lacrosse has provided a valuable platform for development and exposure for players in the tristate area.

Drawing from more than 30 tristate high schools, Prime Time offers one elite team per grade, starting in third grade (PT 2023) and ending in 11th grade (PT 2016).

The benefit of Prime Time fielding one team per age group is it provides the appropriate level of focus to properly develop and ultimately place their players in situations for high-level exposure to potential colleges and success on the field.

The recruiting results and on-the-field play tell the story for Prime Time, which has sent more than 100 players to the collegiate level.

“The recruiting landscape and club scene has changed drastically since we started six summers ago,” said Prime Time Director Nick Daniello. “With early recruiting getting earlier and earlier, it is important to provide your families with guidance on how the process works and how to position their son to find the best academic, lacrosse and social fit for every player as every individual is different on the field and most importantly in the classroom.”

This past summer, Prime Time’s 2015 and 2016 teams featured double-digit Division I recruits with 12 Division I players on the 2015 team and 11 on the 2016 team. The 2015 team also featured two of Inside Lacrosse’s 2013 Top 20 players in the county in No. 10 Tyler Kellogg (Trinity-Pawling, NY, Virginia) and No. 18 Riley O’Sullivan (Don Bosco Prep, NJ, Syracuse).

On the 2016 team, JT Giles-Harris (St. Joseph Regional, NJ, Duke) and Cullen Morgan (Fox Lane, NY, Syracuse) were named in Inside Lacrosse’s 2013 Players to Watch List in the 2016 Class.

A vast majority of Prime Time’s committed players were trained by and developed by Prime Time coaches as young as elementary and middle school. Prime Time offers year-round lacrosse training for players who are selected for their teams.

“A lot of programs believe that playing games is the most important part of a player’s development,” Daniello said. “While we have a very competitive summer and fall schedule our focus is developing our players in our structured practices.

“Our coaching staff consists of some of the top high school coaches in the tristate, college coaches, former college All-Americans, national champions and some of the top players in the county. At the younger ages there are three coaches per team to ensure every second of practice players are getting the proper coach to player ratio instruction.

“Our sole focus and priority is making sure that we provide high school ready players who are capable of contributing early on in their high school careers and to provide those players with the platform and guidance to achieve their dreams of playing at the collegiate level.”

Prime Time Lacrosse will be holding its annual tryouts starting Saturday, Sept. 13. For more information

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