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Can-Am Showcase Player Preview

The 10th annual Can-Am Showcase takes place this Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the Detroit Country Day School.

The 2019 Can-Am Showcase takes place this Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the Detroit Country Day School.

The name of the event – The Can-Am Showcase – reflects the event's inclusion of elite players in the graduation years of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023  from both the United States and Canada, particularly the lacrosse hotbed of Southern Ontario. All players will be divided into teams, each coached by a DI college coach, and will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the college recruiters in attendance.

After a rigorous vetting process, top high school players from across the Midwest were selected to compete in the individual event. The players will compete on just two fields, including a full indoor fieldhouse, maximizing their exposure to the college coaches. Featured below are a few players to look out for.

Michael Care - True Michigan 2021 Lacrosse Club - 2019 Season

MICHAEL CARE | Attack | 2021
Jenison High School - True Michigan 

Michael Care is a big lefty attackman from Michigan. He has shown the ability to use his size to get to the cage and create shots for himself. He also possesses a great fake he often uses to free his hands up for a shot. Look for him to put a few in from the left wing on Saturday.  

Nickname: MC.
Favorite TV show: The Office.
Hidden talent: Cooking.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Be Yourself.
Sports Holy Site: Carrier Dome.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be:  Paul Carcaterra.
What is one thing on your bucket list: See the Northern Lights while in Alaska.
Postgame meal: Pizza and Gatorade.
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be:  Bobsled.

2019 Summer Highlights

MICHAEL PIOTROWSKI | Goalie | 2022
Downers Grove South High School - Team Illinois / East Ave 

Piotrowski’s combination of size and his quick stick will make it very difficult for shooters to find the back of the cage on Saturday. He uses his size and body positioning to take away a lot of the goal creating very little net to shoot at. The Illinois product plays club ball for Team Illinois and East Ave. 

Nickname: Big Mike.
Favorite TV show: Big Brother.
Hidden Talent: Able to pick up on any skill quickly.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Work to get 1% better every day.
Sports holy (web)site: Inside Lacrosse.
Spend a day with any celebrity: Michael Jordan.
One thing on my bucket list: Travel to at least one foreign country.
Postgame meal: Pasta or steak.
The Olympic sport would I compete in: Alpine Skiing.

Jake Blevins Lacrosse Highlights 2018 NLV

JAKE BLEVINS | Face-Off | 2021
Hilliard Davidson High School - Haymakers Lacrosse

The reigning Can-Am Showcase King of the X champion is back for more in 2019. Jake Blevins also won the 2020 division of the Faceoff Academy National Showcase back in 2017. Blevins hails from Ohio and is also a former participant in the Under Armour All America Underclass Games. He possesses a lot of control at the faceoff X. Even when he is in a battle he always seems to be able to get the ball out exactly where he wants it. We are looking forward to seeing him battle it out at The X on Saturday. 

Nickname: Jake or just "J."
Favorite TV show: Any lacrosse or football game; lately some of the cop shows like Live PD or Top Cops.
Hidden talent: I can dance, but I rarely do.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Success is 1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration.
Sports holy (web)site: Inside Lacrosse.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be: I'm more into history so any of our nation's Founding Fathers.
What is one thing on your bucket list: To do something that has never been done before.
Postgame meal: Bacon double cheeseburger with a chocolate milkshake.
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be: Hopefully we will see Lacrosse in the Olympics soon.

Parker Piwinski Summer lacrosse highlight tape class of 2021 Attack

PARKER PIWINSKI | Attack | 2021
Brother Rice High School - Juiced Cherries 

Parker Piwinski will be playing in his backyard Saturday at the Can-Am Showcase. The Brother Rice product is lethal from the righty attack wing. He has a quick release and can bring it from range. We look forward to seeing Piwinski show off that shot on Saturday. 

Nickname: PP.
Favorite TV show: The Office.
Hidden talent: I can eat a jar of pickles in 90 seconds flat.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Be great today!
Sports Holy Site: Backyard.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be: Joe Rogan.
What is one thing on your bucket list: Go skydiving.
Postgame meal: Perch with mashed potatoes.
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be: Snowboarding.

Maryland Showcase 7/27/2019

BOSTON AICHER | Midfield | 2020
Stoney Creek High School - PLG Platinum

Boston is a super athletic midfielder out of the state of Michigan. He seems to have a knack for finding his way to the front of the cage. He uses his shiftiness and athleticism to find his way around defenders. He has a great shot on the run and can play on both ends of the field. He is sure to be a threat from endline to endline on Saturday. 

Nickname: BOSS
Favorite TV show: The Office
Hidden talent: Water Skiing
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard: Success starts with outworking your competition.
Sports Holy Site: Harvard or Princeton Lacrosse Fields
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be: Paul Rabil
What is one thing on your bucket list: To play lacrosse game in another country (outside of N. America)
 Postgame meal: Pasta
If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which would it be: Rugby

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