2015 Adrenaline All-American Game Recap
June 10th, 2015
This past weekend played host to the 5th annual Adrenaline All-American Game that has become the top showdown of the west’s most elite seniors. This year’s competition was a shootout from the beginning until the end as the game ultimately was decided by just one goal. This event is a true celebration for all of these seniors, the hard work they have put forth throughout the years and for how these players have been representing adrenaline and western lacrosse as a whole. The day started off with the annual stars & stripes festival that featured youth players duking it out all day with a series of games. Teams came out from all over the west. The young players were afforded the opportunity to learn from their hero’s during the All-American clinics held by several of the All-American participants before the game. The clinics were all position specific and proved to be a fun way for the younger players to interact with the stars of the show.
By 5:30pm it was all business. With consistent scoring throughout the game, the extremely high-powered offenses were able to showcase their talent and the scoreboard proved it. With both teams having a fairly even first half the North team was the first to breakout with a six goal 3rd quarter and the momentum heading into the 4th quarter. The North was highlighted with big performances from Zack Franckowiak (Rutgers) with a two point performance (1,1), Max Tuttle (Sacred Heart) with a hat trick, Connor Mullen (Duke) had an outstanding game in between the pipes and ended the day with 23 saves, and Quinn Eissler (High Point) with an astounding 8 goal performance which was enough to earn him the MVP honors. The south stood strong and prevailed with a six goal 4th quarter performance which was enough to secure their win. The South had key individual effort from some elite players such as Jackson Lienhart (Bellarmine) with four points (3,1), Stan Gilbertson (Hobart) with four points (2,2), Jake Schleppy (High Point) and Tristan Ruh (Babson) both tallied three goals a piece, and Ryan Harnisch (Denver) with a three point performance (2,1) and an incredible day at the faceoff X. At the end of the night the scoreboard favored the South 18-17 and there was an incredible display of skill and athleticism for both teams.(Pictured above – Quinton Eissler, MVP, High Point University)
During halftime of the game, all attending the event joined in on the celebration of life of former Adrenaline All American, Jeremy Huber, by presenting Henry Hollen (Tufts) an award in his honor. Henry represents 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 Lacrosse team.
Thank you to our sponsors STX, Gatorade, 33Plays and East Coast Dyes for helping make this event our best All-American game to date. See the full game HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfvtIQ7xPfM
|Quinton Eissler||(8,0)||Jackson Lienhart||(3,1)|
|Max Tuttle||(3,0)||Stan Gilbertson||(2,2)|
|Zack Franckowiak||(1,1)||Jake Schleppy||(3,0)|
|John Duffy||(1,0)||Tristan Ruh||(3,0)|
|Matt Soran||(1,0)||Ryan Harnish||(2,1)|
|Nico Houser||(1,0)||Jimmy Yanes||(1,1)|
|Cade Van Raaphorst||(1,0)||Logan Olmstead||(1,1)|
|Sam Romano||(0,1)||Nate Marano||(1,0)|