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Manney's Men Selections for 2018 Can-Am Showcase

Featured are the players that stood out to Manney during the Can-Am Showcase

Brett Manney is an assistant captain and standout defenseman for the New England Black Wolves. He also won a bronze medal with USA's National Indoor Team, where he was also an assistant captain. 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's events, including those in Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. He also coaches the NXT 2019 team, which allows him to see many of the country's elite players across the country. Here are the players who stood out the most to him at the Philly Summer Showcase.

Manney's Men 
Can-Am Showcase 2018

Wyatt Fruland Junior Year Lacrosse Highlights

ATTACK
Wyatt Fruland - 2019, Indian Hill (OH),  Blue Chip

I have known Wyatt for a few years and the Cleveland product and Rollins commit showcased his ability all over the field on Saturday. If he was playing attack, he was operating behind at X, throwing passes on the dime to his teammates with ease, and making those around him look good. If he decided to take a run at midfield, he drew some “oohs and ahhs” from his peers with a lethal right to right split dodge. He often looks to pass before shooting but when he does shoot and is within 8 yards, he executes with great accuracy. No look passes, elite finishing skills, and great IQ separated Fruland from his peers on Saturday, proving why he has always been successful at past NXT Showcases.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Andrew Green, 2020, St Xavier (OH), True
  • Wesley Prada, 2021, DeSmet Jesuit (MO), MO22

davisweakley

MIDFIELD
Davis Weakley - 2020, Novi (MI), Team Total

The MVP spent most of his day breaking down defenders all over the Detroit Country Day School fields. Davis displayed a nice righty on the run shot and perfected sweeping to his strong hand for uncontested shots on cage. The Syracuse native who recently moved to the Detroit-area made a name for himself at the Showcase and turned more than just the defenders heads on Saturday.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Jackson Webster, 2020, Everest Academy (CAN), Evolve

  • Wyatt Marshall, 2020, Appleton (WI), Amplify

  • Drew Teff, 2020, Middleton (WI), Amplify

  • Jake Blevins, 2020, Hilliard Davidson (OH), Haymakers

Paul Medrick 2019 (Fairfield '23) // Summer 2017 Highlights

DEFENSE
Paul Medrick - 2019, Padua (OH), Burning River

Paul was a late add to the event but that did not stop him from making a quick impact. What I love most about his game is his tenacity as he always has his stick in opposing players gloves all over the fieldMedrick is committed to Fairfield University and I'm excited to see him use his energy and tenacity on the field.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Tyler Kuchar, 2021, Bill Crothers Secondary (CAN), Evolve

  • Mitchell Dunham, 2020, Everest Academy (CAN), 3d

  • Brooks Crowley, 2020, University School (OH), Burning River

  • Cannon Elsbury, 2020, Hamilton Southeastern (IN), LI Sting

GOALIE
Wesley Carew - 2020, Ajak (CAN), Oshawa Blue Knights

Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to goaltending and that is what Wesley was all day. He is not flashy, not the most imposing player between the pipes either but he gets the job done. I love how he makes saves look easy and gets the ball out of his stick quick to start transition. Wesley’s consistency was key throughout the day and his stellar play gave him the nod over his peers.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Aaron Preachuk, 2021 Lakeville North (MN), Frog