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Baltimore Showcase 2019: Player Preview

Top high school players from the Mid-Atlantic and nationwide have been selected to compete this Thursday, June 13th. Featured are a few players to keep an eye on throughout this one-day event.

The Baltimore Showcase is this Thursday, June 13th, and marks the unofficial start off the summer recruiting season.

The Baltimore Showcase attracts elite talent and college coaches from across the country to the campus of perennial NCAA tournament participant Towson University. Last years Baltimore Showcase hosted 106 athletes and 33 college coaches from the Division l, ll and lll level. With a 3:1 player to coach ratio, the athletes will be able to maximize their exposure to college coaches. Each team will be lead by a college coach as well as a prominent high school coach from the area. The showcase will feature athletes from the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduation years.

After a rigorous selections process, top high school players from the mid-Atlantic and nationwide have been selected to compete this Thursday, June 13th. The players will compete on only two, fully lit turf fields at Towson University. Featured below are a few players to keep an eye on throughout this one-day event.

Andrew Green 2020 Mid-season Spring Lacrosse Highlights

ANDREW GREEN | 2020 | ATTACK
St. Xavier High School - True Ohio

NICKNAME: Greeno
PUMP UP SONG: "All of the Lights" - Kayne West
PET PEEVE: Greaser lacrosse balls
PREGAME RITUAL: Stay loose, dance to music in the locker room
FAVORITE CANDY: Sour Patch Watermelons
POSTGAME MEAL: Cincinnati Skyline Chili
IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Super strength
DREAM STADIUM TO PLAY IN: The Big House at University of Michigan

Samuel Smith (Class of 2021 LSM) Spring 2019 Lacrosse Highlights

SAM SMITH | 2021 | LSM
Millbrook School

NICKNAME: Smitty
PUMP UP SONG: "U Mad" - Vic Mensa ft. Kayne West
PET PEEVE: Slackers
PREGAME RITUAL: I drink a Vitamin Water using the same button on the same vending machine before every game.
FAVORITE CANDY: Whoppers
POSTGAME MEAL: Steak, potatoes & two glasses of chocolate milk
IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Invisibility
DREAM STADIUM TO PLAY IN: Either MetLife Stadium or Homewood Field

Daniel Jones UK Maverik Showtime & other Highlights Summer 2018

DANIEL JONES | MIDFIELD | 2021
Aquinas College Manchester UK - Top Gun Fighting Clams

NICKNAME: Jonsey
PUMP UP SONG: "No Role Modelz" by J.Cole
PET PEEVE: My memory
PREGAME RITUAL: 4 Wheatabix
FAVORITE CANDY: Maoams
POSTGAME MEAL: Chicken Legend
IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Travel
DREAM STADIUM TO PLAY IN: Wembley

Gabriel Matricciani Class of 2021 Lacrosse Goalie Summer & Fall Highlights

GABE MATRICCIANI | GOALIE | 2021
The Lawrenceville School - FLA Clams

NICKNAME: Matro
PUMP UP SONG: "Run It Up"
PET PEEVE: Chewing loudly
PREGAME RITUAL: Juggling and listening to some music before the game
FAVORITE CANDY: Skittles
POSTGAME MEAL: Chipotle
IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Being able to see the future
DREAM STADIUM TO PLAY IN: MetLife

Ethan McKinley (2021) Summer Highlights 2018

ETHAN MCKINLEY | MIDFIELD | 2021
Vandergrift High School - Iron Horse and StickStar

NICKNAME: Guido (from Cars)
PUMP UP SONG: "Natural" by Imagine Dragons
PET PEEVE: Loud phone talkers
PREGAME RITUAL: Game day has to start with breakfast tacos. Then I run through plays in my backyard before heading to the game
FAVORITE CANDY: Smarties
POSTGAME MEAL: Whatburger
IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Time Travel
DREAM STADIUM TO PLAY IN: The Big House - University of Michigan

Race Ripley Spring/Summer Lacrosse Highlights 2018

RACE RIPLEY | ATTACK | 2022
Archbishop Spalding High School - Annapolis Hawks

NICKNAME: None
PUMP UP SONG: "Rodman" by Paradise Fontaine
PET PEEVE: Slow walkers
PREGAME RITUAL: Listen to music, stretch, and visualize
FAVORITE CANDY: Diesel & nails 
POSTGAME MEAL: Mom's pasta and meat sauce
IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Telaportation
DREAM STADIUM TO PLAY IN: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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