Freedom wins boys' All-American showcase
July, 28, 2012
By Mike Loveday | ESPN.com
Tim CaseyTeam Freedom won the title at the boys' lacrosse Champion All-American Showcase at the ESPNHS Games in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.RELATED: Freedom wins girls' Champion All-American Showcase
Jake Froccaro from Port Washington (N.Y.) scored five goals and won 10 of 13 faceoffs to help lead Team Freedom to an 11-9 victory over Team Spirit on Friday in the championship game of the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse Event championship as part of the ESPNHS Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Froccaro scored three goals and tallied an assist in the fourth quarter to lead a come-from-behind victory that saw Freedom erase a 7-6 deficit.
Team Spirit was led in scoring by Spartanburg (S.C.) attacker John Blackman, who scored three goals in the championship game and totaled 12 for the tournament.
Froccaro and Blackman led all scorers over the course of the three days with 15 and 12 goals, respectively.
In the consolation game, Dan Muller from Massapequa (N.Y.) scored 36 seconds into the first overtime to lift Team Liberty to a 10-9 victory over Team Pride. Liberty goalie Kris Alleyne from Clarkstown South (West Nyack, N.Y.) held Pride scoreless for the fourth quarter and overtime and made seven saves.
Brendan Caputo from Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.) and Sam Becker from Hill-Murray (Maplewood, Minn.) each scored two goals for Pride.
At the conclusion of the tournament each team named MVP and sportsmanship award recipients:
Team Freedom: Sportsmanship: Scott Davis, St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.); MVP: Froccaro.
Team Spirit: Sportsmanship: Chandler Kirby, Corning (N.Y.); MVP: Tanner Scales, Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.).
Team Liberty: Sportsmanship: Alexander Spring, Western Reserve Academy (Columbus, Ohio); MVP: Jibran Ahmad, Hackley School (Tarrytown, N.Y.).
Team Pride: Sportsmanship: Caputo; MVP: Ray Mastroianni, Bridgewater-Raritan (Bridgewater Township, N.J.).