FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northeast FCA Lacrosse Announces Remaining Tryouts
Rochester, NY – December 2, 2014 – Northeast Region FCA Lacrosse announces their December tryout for the 2015 Summer Season. While the majority of the rosters for our teams are complete, a few openings do remain in each of the age groups. This tryout will be used to fill those remaining roster spots. Tryouts will take place at Total Sports Experience – Elmgrove in Rochester, NY on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
New players are welcome and encouraged. You do not need to have attended a previous tryout to attend.
“We’re looking to achieve a very high level of lacrosse,” High School team coach Greg Scott says. “When the FCA teams are on the field, they are very competitive. They play hard. They lead by example. They show character. That attitude is the same for the players, the coaches, and the directors. It’s a very cohesive group.” This attitude has led to very successful teams on the field this summer, with teams capturing championships at the Philly Kickoff Classic, Irondequoit Invitational, United’s Summer Clash, Lehigh Laxfest and Flour City Classic.
Northeast FCA Lacrosse teams are comprised of players from New York and New England and will compete this summer at some of the top tournaments around the region. Fall tournaments included the Brandywine Classic in Toughkenamon, PA, the Flour City Face Off in Rochester, NY, the Capital Clash in Albany, NY and the MVP in Lawrence Township, NJ.
According to former FCA lacrosse player London Booker, FCA has put him in position for success on and off the field. “Put yourself in a position to earn things. I play for FCA because it gives me the opportunity to gain new experiences. I put myself in that position by playing.”
Scott concurs that these teams are a perfect opportunity for athletes “to showcase their talents and their character” and points towards a number of FCA success stories. When you look at our sidelines last summer, you saw players who loved the program and are continuing their success at the collegiate level like London Booker, Seth Miller (Roberts Wesleyan College) Mike Messina (Syracuse University), Tanner Cosens, Matt Kaser (Binghamton) and many others:
FCA’s Coach Staff is loaded with great coaches, a few worth mentioning include current High School Head Coaches:
-Peter Cook – Horseheads
-Sol Bliss – Ononodaga County
-Dan James – McQuaid Jesuit
-JJ Schembri – Penfield
-Greg Scott – Tully
We are also fortunate to have top College Coaches:
-Scott Barnard- Hamilton
-Rocky Delfino- Roberts Wesleyan
-Mike Kelly- Monroe CC
-John Sciera- SUNY Geneseo
-Jeff Schwartz- St. John Fisher
-Joe Wilmot- Houghton College
“When coaches hear that a recruit is an FCA kid, their eyes light up because they know that kid is going to have good character and he’s going to work hard,” Scott says. Scott leads a coaching staff comprised of 3 current NCAA College Men’s Coaches, 5 High School Varsity Head Coaches, and numerous coaches with experience coaching and playing lacrosse at the High School and collegiate level.
Our coaches are now actively recruiting candidates for 39 open roster spots that need to be filled. The openings extend from the Class of 2016-2024. Tryouts will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Total Sports Experience (TSE) on Elmgrove.
Founded in 1954, FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America and impacts over 2 million people every year through huddle groups, special events, camps, and select teams.
For more information call (585) 355-6061 or register by visiting- http://nefcalax.org/tryouts
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
More information can be found at FCA.org.