July 4, 2010

Maverik, CRSLax.Com Win Vail Shootout Elite Titles

by Alex Smith | Special to Lacrosse Magazine Online

On a beautiful Independence Day, the 2010 Vail Lacrosse Shootout wrapped up with two first-time champions. In the Men's Elite division, Maverik Elite walked away with their first title. On the women's side, last year's runner-up, CRSLax.com, took home the championship trophy in their third Shootout appearance.

Men's Elite

Maverik Elite trailed Team Chipotle early in the game but took a 3-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in route to a resounding 14-7 win in the 2010 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Men's Elite Championship game.

Maverik utilized their outstanding talent on both ends of the field to win the game. On offense, Vail Shootout All-Star Sean Lindsey (Syracuse '10) dominated with seven points on six goals and one assist. Tournament Offensive MVP Steve Keogh (Syracuse '11) used his great vision and Canadian style of play to score four goals and one assist.

On the defensive end for Maverik, All-Star and Tournament Defensive MVP John Galloway (Syracuse '11) finished with 15 saves, stopping 68% of the shots he faced on the day. Galloway was phenomenal all tournament, making save after save in each game.

For Chipotle, Tournament All-Star Patrick Murray (Georgetown '13) did a splendid job facing off, winning 60% of the draws today. Murray, who returned after competing with last year's U19 Team Colorado, was a force at the face-off X all week for Chipotle. At only 19 years of age, the future looks bright for this young man from Denver.

Maverik was certainly the favorite coming into the game with their talented roster, but Chipotle had the crowd on their side as their squad was mostly made up of players from Colorado. At the end of the day, Maverik left little doubt about who the better team was and celebrated their championship in style as the Vail Lacrosse Shootout ended its 38th year.

Sunday Results

Elite Championship: Maverik Elite 14, Team Chipotle 7
3rd Place Game: Team 21 10, Combat Sports/Rocky Mountain Oysters 2
5th Place Game: Team One's Jammin' Salmon 9, Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear 8
7th Place Game: East Coast Kings 7, The Med 5

Consolation Championship: The Olympic Club 9, Brine Elite 8
11th Place: Team Awesome 10, Team Sasquatch 7

Consolation Game: Team Gutman 10, 83 ½ Lacrosse 9 (OT)
Consolation Game: Bigfoot Lacrosse 11, Victorious Secret 8

All-Tournament Team

Attack
22 – Casey Powell – Maverik Elite
19 – Andrew Lay – Chipotle
21 – Sean Lindsay – Maverik Elite

Midfield
17 – Rocco Romero – Team 21
8 – Jake Plunkett – Merrill Lynch
1 – Shamel Bratton – Maverik Elite

Defense
31 – Tim Deblois – Team 21
11 – John Gagliardi – Maverik Elite
4 – Brett Schmidt – Maverik Elite

Goalie
15 – John Galloway – Maverik Elite

Long Stick Midfield
14 – Ethan Vedder – Team 21

Face-Off Midfield
4 – Patrick Murray – Chipotle

High Scorer
22 – Casey Powell – Maverik Elite

Defensive Most Valuable Player
15 – John Galloway – Maverik Elite

Offensive Most Valuable Player
8 – Steve Keogh – Maverick Elite

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Women's Elite

Tournament veterans, CRSLax.com finished the 2010 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Women's Elite Tournament undefeated, winning their first championship in team history. The women from CRSLax.com were oh-so-close in 2009, losing the championship in overtime, but they would not be spurned again and won convincingly against a scrappy Colorado Tropics team. Tournament MVP Ashley Mitchelides led her team through a gauntlet of talented squads, ultimately coming out unscathed in the 2010 Vail Shootout.

Sunday Results

Elite Championship: CRSLax.com 15, Colorado Tropics 7
3rd Place: Portland Purple 13, Team Extreme 9
5th Place: Gang Green 11, #1 Stunner of the Month 7
7th Place: Colorado Storm 9, Minnesota Northstars 7
9th Place: Team Wild 9, TexLax 8

Women's All-Tournament Team
18 – Katie Sheridan – Portland
6 – Sara Cooper – TexLax
9 – Dana Marchitelli – Colorado Strom
1 – Halley Quillinan – #1 Stunner of the Month
18 – Kasey Rischmann – Team Wild
19 – Emily Gray – Minnesota Northstars
14 – Katherine Simmons – Team Extreme
11 – Lauren Bokmeyer – Team Chipotle
25 – Greta Mayer – Gang Green
10 – Megan MacDonald – Colorado Tropics
1 – Danielle O'Dwyer – Colorado Tropics
26 – Caitlin Carducci – CRSLax.com

Most Valuable Player
15 – Ashley Mitchelides – CRSLax.com


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