The Central Pennsylvania Showcase was a fantastic event. PRLB traveled up interstate 83 North on Sunday to check out the talent that Central PA had to offer. Even though it was pouring down rain in the morning, it wasn’t going to stop the four teams involved from not taking a golden opportunity to play some lacrosse and get some exposure from the college coaches that were on hand scouting.
Also, the event, which hosted by York Suburban high school, had a purpose, fans and the teams that participated in the event were asked to bring canned foods to donate to the local York County Food Bank. The other three teams that played were Cumberland Valley, Central York and Lancaster Country Day.
Frank Corto, who is the head coach for York Suburban and runs the local TEAM Lacrosse of PA club program, was pleased by the competitiveness of the games, and besides for a couple tents breaking down due to the rain storm, felt fortunate that the rain stopped and the sun came out to make the day perfect for some Sunday afternoon lacrosse in an area thats oozing with talent.
The players on all four teams work hard and play hard, and its something college programs look for when trying to add talent to their rosters. These players are tough and want to do everything they can to win for their teams.
Here are some of the players that stood out to PRLB during the Central PA Showcase.
Ian McNaughton, Central York, Defense, 2020 – This kid has tremendous talent and a skill set that will carry over well to the collegiate level. McNaughton is committed to nearby York College and its easy to see why coach Childs and his staff love this kid. He delivers great checks and slides well.
Brady Vaught, Central York, Faceoff, 2020 – Vaught was near perfect from the face-off X on Sunday. Great nose for the ball when its on the ground. Good technique. Has the tools to be a top collegiate face-off guy.
Coley Bagwell, Central York, Midfield, 2020 – Bagwell is a strong kid with good footwork. The Harford Community College commit has a laser of a shot on cage and had a couple nice goals. Coley is someone to keep an eye on when the spring season rolls around. Can see him producing some big numbers.
Jimmy Kohr, Central York, Attack, 2022 – Another good athlete with nice footwork, speed and sound fundamentals. Loved the Lax IQ.
Steven Dimino, Cumberland Valley, Defense, 2020 – Dimino has excellent hand-eye coordination. Smart kid according Coach Matt Healey, with a 4.0 GPA and a desire to play college lacrosse at a high level. Dimming has the goods and delivers some beautiful checks. Also moves the ball well up-field on the clear.
Easton Lanclos, Cumberland Valley, Attack, 2020 – Lanclos is a shifty player with excellent dodges to the cage. Does the little things well like riding well on the clear and hustling all over the field. Easton is committed to Christopher Newport University.
Rhys McCarver, Cumberland Valley, Attack, 2021 – Rhys impressed the colleges coaches who were on hand. The junior attackman does a good job creating space to get open and moves the ball well. Had a couple nice shots on cage.
Max Krevsky, Cumberland Valley, Midfield, 2021 – Another excellent junior playmaker for Cumberland Valley. Krevsky has quick hands and moves his feet well. Max also got the college coaches attention. Both Max and Rhys have the potential to have big spring seasons for CV.
Wesley Gilbert, Lancaster Country Day, Faceoff, 2020 – Gilbert also was near perfect on ever draw he took. Does a nice job fighting to get to the ground ball after the face-off. He isn’t just a FOGO, he can run on D-mid and O-mid if needed. Gilbert also has a high lax IQ and GPA and is looking to play at a strong academic University.
Oliver Klemmer, Lancaster Country Day, Defense, 2020 – Klemmer is a big, strong kid That can run LSM and play close D. Doesn’t shy away from delivering a hit and protecting his players. Runs on the wing for face-offs as well.
Christian Fulton, Lancaster Country Day, Midfield, 2020 – Fulton is another kid that is tough and isn’t afraid to get dirty. Good fundamentals though. Fulton gets up and down the field well and pushes the tempo on fast breaks well.
Evan LeCates, York Suburban, Midfield, 2020 – LeCates is a gifted player that has the tools to play at the top level in college. This kid should be on every teams radar. Shoots well, runs well, isn’t selfish with the ball, can tell he is a leader.
Austin Sipes, York Suburban, Attack, 2020 – Sipes is back with York Suburban after playing a year with Westminster HS in Maryland. The senior attackman also has the goods to play at the Division I level. Sipes has a smooth, relaxed style out on the field which helps him move and dodge well.
Dom Corto, York Suburban, Attack, 2020 – Corto and Sipes are a great combo on attack for York Suburban. Both feed each other the ball well. Dom has good dodges and foot speed when coming from behind the cage to take a shot. Corto is committed to the University of Tampa.
Central PA Showcase All-Star Teams