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2022/2023 Nike Boys Philly Showcase Manney's Men

Year 13 of the Nike Boys Philly Showcase brought no shortage of talent to United Sports last Saturday. Widely regarded as the nation's premier recruiting event, the Showcase hosted over 650 athletes from the 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 recruiting classes. Here are the players that stood out to Brett Manney in the class of 2022 & 2023.

2022/2023 MANNEY'S MEN

Year 13 of the Nike Boys Philly Showcase brought no shortage of talent to United Sports last Saturday. Widely regarded as the nation's premier recruiting event, the Showcase hosted over 650 athletes from the 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 recruiting classes

The athletes broke out into teams based on grad year and competed in three games over the course of the day. In the afternoon college coaches looked on as faceoff midfielders had the chance to compete in the King of the X prior to the All-Star and MVP announcements. 

The annual Fab-40 All-Star Games concluded the day under the lights. Every all-star selection was given a Nike all-star gear pack that included a Nike jersey, shorts, shirt, and a specially designed all-star hoodie.

Each year Brett Manney, VP of Recruiting at NXT highlights the players that stood out above the rest. Below are those who caught Brett's eye in the class of 2022 & 2023. 

Brett Manney, is a 14-year professional lacrosse player, captain of the Albany FireWolves, and two-time captain for the USA National Indoor team, serves as the VP of Recruiting at NXT. He won two bronze medals with the USA National Indoor Team. He played on Delaware's 2007 Final Four team, captained the 2008 team, made the North-South All-Star Game, and is the driving force behind Showcase Lacrosse's nationally-known events. Manney sees players from all over the country at NXT events.


Cade Faulkner, 2023, St. Viator (IL), Team Illinois

It was a good day to be a lefty attackman as more than a handful made the All-Star game but Faulkner’s consistent play all day left an impact on many coaches. As an attackman who feels most comfortable from the lefty wing, the Southpaw plays with his head up and loves dodging from the side of the field. His ability to score with his feet set, get others involved (even with an occasional behind the back), and his size makes him one of the more attractive uncommitted 23's in the country. The fact that he dodges hard and turns the corner to get his left-hand results in many goals and an MVP performance.  

Honorable Mention:

Charlie Kraftson, 2023, Episcopal Academy (PA), NXT
Nathan Watson, 2023, Pomfret School (MA), Fighting Clams
Eric Hennessey, 2023, Shake (NY), Upstate Salt Kings 
Luke Spanga, 2023, Southlake Carroll (TX), Iron Horse



Giuseppe Morici (FO), Washington Twp (NJ), Legacy

Not many people have the name Giuseppe anymore and not many face-off guys battle the way he does either. The South Jersey native does his face share of clamps and winning the ball forward but the King of the X winner also knows how to recover when he does not win the clamp. His quick instincts to maintain a possession despite losing the initial clamp is what was so impressive throughout the day. He is extremely valuable around the faceoff x to pick up groundballs and scrap to get his team a possession in any way possible. The St. Joe’s recruit is raw and should only get better with more reps against good competition. 

Honorable Mention:

Tommy Baldini, Avon Old Farms (CT), 3d NE South
Jack Manero, Southlake Carroll (TX), Iron Horse
Alex Dixon, Brooks School (MA), Fighting Clams
Gavin Burke, Dominion (VA), VLC
John Totaro (FO), New Canaan (CT), Express North


Tej Gadhavi, Mater Dei (CA), Cali Gold

The Cali product hails from the sports powerhouse Mater Dei and he could easily pass for a free safety on the football team the way he roams the field. He is aggressive on the ball approaching players out to the parking lot yet also is comfortable with the ball in his stick running it over midfield with ease. He constantly harassed offensive players by throwing poke checks and staying in the gloves or shadowing their backs when he was defending them. When he fills out his body and becomes more aware of off-ball situations he will be a complete defender. 

Honorable Mention:

Will Brown, The Perkiomen School (PA), Zingos Black
Alex Bang, Albany Academy (NY), Sting National
Colin Singleton, Olmsted Falls (OH), Burning River


Matt Sentowski, Mountain Lakes (NJ), STEPS

Sentowski was a late addition to the showcase and the tall netminder made the most of his opportunity. Hailing from longtime New Jersey perennial power Mountain Lakes, Sentowski was a brick wall all day. He was very poised in net, not taking any bait from shooters which allowed him to make some great saves he could easily see. His calm demeanor combined with his great size and quick instincts allowed him to shine against some very good shooters all day. 

Honorable Mention:

Cameron Shipman, Brunswick School (CT), Predators
Murphy Hoey, Fairfield Ludlowe (CT), Eclipse
Arjun Gill, Burnaby Central (CAN), Fusion West


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