Platinum Cup Team Spotlight: Predators Lacrosse
Adrenaline is excited to return to the East Coast and kick off the 2017 summer event season with our famed Black Card/ Platinum Cup weekend. This event historically sees over 120 NCAA college coaches in attendance, and the line up of elite club programs on field should have them flocking once again. Among the teams competing in this year’s Platinum tournament is Predators Lacrosse out of New York. Learn more:
4th grade – 11th grade
Mike McCall – University of North Carolina
Tom Interlicchio – Hofstra University
Ryan Penner – Marist College
Paul Santavicca – Marist College
JJ Lian – University of Pennsylvania
Gary Raniolo – Fairfield University
Mike Solazzo – University of Albany
Social Media Handles (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook):
Facebook: Predators Lacrosse
Where is your program based? What other cities are you in, if any?
Westchester County, NY. We also pull players from Rockland County, NY and Fairfield County, CT.
How long has your program been around? How has it grown?
2010. We started off with one age group with combined grades (2014/2015) pulling from 2-3 towns. After a successful season, we added an additional team and slowly grew thereafter. We believed that in order to grow into a quality program, you’re only as good as your coaches so we were selective about who brought onto our staff and are still that way today.
What are your team values/ goals?
Team first. Selfish play isn’t tolerated. If our team is successful at tournaments, everyone will benefit through more exposure into the playoffs and championship rounds.
What is your team motto?
No one works harder than us. We have to play harder than our opponents. At times, it’s the only thing you can control in a tight game. We’re a bunch of grinders!
What is your favorite Adrenaline tournament and why?
I have to say we’re pretty excited about attending the Platinum Cup. The reputation that it’s built over the years as being one of the most elite tournaments in the country makes it an exciting event to be a part of.
What is your favorite club memory and why?
Winning the NXT Summer Invitational Championship in 2015 with our 2017 team in OT. It was our first win as a program at the event and we went bonkers! The kids played as hard as any team I’ve ever coached.
Any current committed players?
Ara Atayan– University of North Carolina
Davis Allen– University of Notre Dame
Thomas Chai– University of Pennsylvania
Brendan Forst – Harvard University
Will Cabrera– Yale University
James Swartz– Harvard University
Matt McLaughlin– University of North Carolina
Will Hynson– High Point University
Issac Newland– High Point University
Ryan Kirpatrick– Denison University
Dan Johnston– Marist College
James Corasiniti– Fairfield University
Tyler Minetti– Siena College
Any notable Alum at the next level?
Chris Santangelo –University of Pennsylvania
Laz Chavez – Syracuse University
Henry Grass – Syracuse University
Drew Abate – Georgetown University
Will Randell – Dartmouth College
Ethan Frieder – Brown University
Will Duncan – Providence
Sam Welch – Cornell University
James Firpo – Tufts University
Declan Borcich – Tufts University