Plenty of area prep stars will be on display when the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic gets underway at Towson University on July 1.
Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference runner-up Calvert Hall placed eight players — midfielders Kelton Black, Stephen Kelly and Tom Hollenback, goalie Jack Brust, defensemen Garrett Epple and Evan Connell and attackmen Ryan Brown and Patrick Kelly — on the 24-man Baltimore Boys All-Stars squad that opens at 2 p.m. in an underclassmen battle against the Midwest All-Stars.
Boys' Latin boasts five players on the roster, including attackmen Shack Stanwick and Colin Heacock, defenseman Mac Pons, midfielder Ben Pridemore and goalie Christian Knight, while midfielders Deemer Class, Kacy Kapinos and T.J. Neubauer and defenseman Matt Dunn were Loyola Blakefield selectees.
Midfielders Spencer Parks and Gavin Llewellyn and defenseman Travis Wood are St. Paul's representatives and A Conference champ Gilman placed midfielder Jake Matthai and defenseman Robby Haus on the team.
Attackman Joe Seider and his Hereford coach, Brian King, join Zach Esser (Fallston) to lend a slight public school flavor to the squad.
The nation's top-ranked team, McDonogh, features five players on the Baltimore Girls All-Stars; attackers Casey Black, Megan Whittle and Corinne Etchison and midfielders Samantha Burgess and Taylor Cummings. Midfielders Kassandra Bowling and Kate Snouffer, defender Kate Walker and goalie Molly Wolf are Bryn Mawr's qualifiers.
Twin midfielders Kelly and Brooke Boyd (St. Paul's School for Girls), goalie Caroline Federico (Maryvale), multi-position performer Hannah Hartman (Notre Dame Prep), attacker Kenzie Brown (Dulaney), defender Lauren Bosse (Towson) and midfielder Jenna Reifler (Roland Park Country School) round out local girls on the roster.
The South All-Stars will also feature local products when they meet their respective rivals from the North on July 2 in the All-America Games for recent high school graduates.
The South girls, bolstered by midfielder Brooke Lawler and attacker Jen Cook (both McDonogh), attacker Covie Stanwick (NDP) and midfielders Morgan Rubin (Bryn Mawr) and Caroline Seats (Roland Park), will challenge their northern counterparts at 4 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
The South boys, with attackmen Wells Stanwick (Boys' Latin), Jay Carlson (St. Paul's), Conor Doyle (Gilman) and Taylor Michel (St. Paul's), midfielder Ryan Tucker (Gilman) and defenseman Bryson Greene (McDonogh), will begin their quest to beat the visitors at 8 p.m. at the same site.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun