WEST ORANGE, NJ — On the weekend of Saturday, June 26, the Seton Hall Prep lacrosse team participated in the ninth annual National High School Showcase at Blandain Park in Columbia, Md. The team had a great tournament, going 4-1.
The team opened the showcase defeating Yona from Milton, Ga., 15-2. In the next round, the team defeated the Boys’ Latin School from Baltimore, 9-3. In the elite round of 8, the team defeated Blue Shamrocks from Howell, Mich., 15-1. In the semifinal round, the team lost a tough game to the No. 1 team in the country this last spring, McDonogh School, from Owings Mills, Md., 8-7, in overtime and, in the consolation round, the team defeated Deerfield Academy, from Deerfield, Mass., 6-5.
Some of the outstanding players were forward Matt Wrede, goalie John Zanelli, faceoff player Will Giarrusso and long-stick middie Ethan Ackerman.
Head coach Ross Turco said, “This was an outstanding showcase event. The players and the coaches really enjoyed it, as the top college coaches from around the country attend this event every year. We played great defense all weekend and moved the ball around really well on offense. I was very pleased with our performance.”