2016 Adrenaline All American Game: Event Preview
The most coveted weekend in western lacrosse is upon us. The rosters for the Adrenaline All American game are once again filled to the brim with the top talent from all across the entire Western United States. The annual North vs South game is set for this Saturday, June 4th, at 5:30 PM at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, CA.
Kicking off the All-American weekend is the Stars and Stripes local youth tournament that is a prelude to the All-American game. Youth through middle School players will battle it out in games throughout the day before watching western lacrosse idols take the field promptly after the tournament ends. Lacrosse fanatics young and old will be treated to the top 60 seniors from the west in a full length North vs. South all-star game. Each of the athletes has committed to play at the collegiate level next year with an ample number of them committed to top Division I programs. Each All-American game has proven to be a high scoring affair with constant transition and highlight reel goals. In the last two years, the South team has trumped the North 20-15 (’14) and 18-17 (’15), respectively. Needless to say, there are bragging rights and pride on the line as each of these top players wants to represent their region in the west.
The 2016 rosters for the North and South are stacked with some of the best players in the country, highlighted by 48 Dl, 1 Dll and 6 Dlll players from ten different states and one province: Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri and Alberta. Key players in this year’s All-American game include Cole “Bubba” Fairman (Maryland), Anthony DeMaio (Boston University), Beau Botkiss (Harvard), Ryan Hastings (Duke), Samuel Harnisch (Denver), Caelehn Bullen (Cornell) and Jarrett Jones (Georgetown University).
Players will attend an exclusive banquet before the game where they will have a pregame meal and have the privilege of listening to this year’s keynote speaker, Jim Mora, UCLA Football Head Coach. Upon check-in, each player will receive custom Adrenaline performance apparel, including the famed Aerolyte Jersey, Strife 2.0 Shooter Shirt and Strife Technical Socks. The newest line of protective gear, Integra by Epoch Lacrosse, will round out their outfits, which includes the Integra Gloves, Integra Elbow pads and Integra Arm Guards. This well-designed, aesthetically pleasing line is loaded with new technology and is exclusive to the All American players who get to try the pads before they are fully released. Like Adrenaline, this gear comes from an authentic lacrosse brand designed and engineered by lacrosse players.
Integra Protective Gear
During halftime of the game, Adrenaline will join in on the celebration of life of former Adrenaline All American, Jeremy Huber, by presenting a current All American player an award in his honor. This player will represent all the major qualities that Jeremy embraced, such as heart, selflessness, altruism, scholastics, loyalty, leadership and charisma. Jeremy played for Vegas Starz, West Coast Starz, and was a freshman on the Johns Hopkins University team.
This year LaxSportsNetwork will host the broadcast of the game on Sunday at 6:00 PM EST so everyone from around the country can watch the best the west has to offer go head to head. The broadcast will feature commentary from LSN Anchor Chris Marshall and Jono Zissi, Adrenaline Recruiting Director, player interviews, gear reviews and more!
Two additional high profiled sponsors include Gatorade and 33Plays. Gatorade will be on site ensuring each player participating in the Stars & Stripes tournament and the All American game are properly hydrated with the latest Gatorade products, including recovery bars and shakes. 33Plays, the exclusive provider of End Line Net Systems for Adrenaline events, will provide the proper equipment to ensure a safe environment for athletic play.
Tickets are are available for presale online and available at the door. Don’t miss this chance to see the top players from the west battle it out in the ultimate high school send off game!
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