July 4, 2012

New Champions Crowned at 40th Vail Shootout

from staff reports

Maverik Elite won its second Vail Lacrosse Shootout Men's Elite Championship on Wednesday. Cornell's Rob Pannell (back row, fifth from left) made his return to the field during the event.

VAIL, Colo. -- Both of last year's championship teams were defeated Wednesday in the final day of the Elite division of the 40th Vail Lacrosse Shootout. Cole Roofing took down Gang Green by one goal in the women's division. On the men's side, Maverik Elite took down Merrill Lynch by six goals after a brief lightning delay.

Men's Elite

Maverik Elite 16, Merrill Lynch 10

The shootout came to a culmination in an even match between Maverik Elite and Merrill Lynch. Both teams went goal for goal for almost the entire first half, including an impressive longpole goal from Merrill Lynch's Goran Murray. Despite lightning and nature conspiring against us, the second half of the game showed Maverik Elite pulling ahead with an impressive shooting display from a deeply talented offensive squad that included Cornell's Rob Pannell, who returned to the field after the foot injury that kept him out for most of the 2012 college season.

The all-tournament team was named, as well as the US Lacrosse Keeper of Lacrosse award, and the 40th annual Vail Men's Elite came to an impressive close.

3rd Place Game
Rocky Mountain Oysters 14, Brine Elite 13

In what initially seemed to be a Brine-dominated game, Rocky Mountain Oysters stepped in up in the second half and took the win.

Consolation Championship
Team One's Jammin' Salmon 18, Balance Bar 12

Jammin' Salmon defeated Balance Bar in a relaxed, steady-paced Consolation Championship game.

Remaining Games

Denver City Lax 15, Team Harrow 7
Big Green Herd 8, FCA 4
Team Gutman 9, Prestige 8
Warrior X 10, Tunesquad 9
Southern Combat 7, LOFers 6
Crease Beavers 9, Back Country Brewery 8 (OT)
True Lacrosse 8, Eager Beavers 3

Final Standings

1st Place- Maverik Elite
2nd Place- Merrill Lynch
3rd Place- Rocky Mountain Oysters
4th Place- Brine Elite
5th Place- Denver City Lax
6th Place- Team Harrow
7th Place- Big Green Herd
8th Place- FCA
9th Place- Team One's Jammin' Salmon
10th Place- Balance Bar
11th Place- Southern Combat
12th Place- LOfers
13th Place- Warrior X
14th Place-Tunesquad
15th Place-True Lacrosse
16th Place- Crease Beavers
17th Place- True Lacrosse
18th Place– Team Gutman
19th Place- Prestige Lacrosse
20th Place- Eager Beavers

Men's Elite All-Tournament Team

The US Lacrosse Keeper of Lacrosse award was given to Kyle Harrison of Denver City Lax / Encore and Team Paradise in the Elite division of the 40th Annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout.

Keeper of Lacrosse

Kyle Harrison- Denver City Lax/Encore – Johns Hopkins

Offensive MVP

Peter Baum- Maverik Elite – Colgate

Defensive MVP

Brian McGill- Maverik Elite – Syracuse


Alex Love- Team One's Jammin' Salmon – Hobart

Garret Thul- Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear - Army

Eric Law- Rocky Mountain Oysters/LAX.com - Denver


Kyle Harrison- Denver City Lax/Encore – Johns Hopkins

JoJo Marasco- Maverik Elite – Syracuse

Pete Schwartz- Merrill Lynch - Harvard


Nick Maggio- Brine Elite – Merrimack

Short-Stick Defense

Josh Hawkins- Merrill Lynch – Loyola


Ryan Kilpatrick- Maverik Elite – North Carolina

Sam Mayes- Brine Elite - Pfeiffer

Scott Ratliff- Merrill Lynch – Loyola


Niko Amato - Maverik Elite - Maryland

Women's Elite

Cole Roofing won their first Vail Lacrosse Shootout Women's Elite championship.

Cole Roofing 13, Gang Green 12

The Championship game between Gang Green and Cole Roofing ended in dramatic fashion for the Women's Elite Division. It was a competitive game with both teams proving why they were the best in the field of 15 teams.

Gang Green, the reigning champion, went into the Championship Game under the leadership of Aly Josephs, and Ashley Heist. Cole Roofing, also coming in undefeated, were led by Morgan Kelly and Sally Roberts. Both teams have the ability to score, relentless defense, and top goalies that have the ability to make clutch saves.

The Championship game ended in a back and forth battle with both goalies, each came up with key saves to keep their teams within reach of the title. Cole Roofing was able to tie the game with 3:48 left on a goal by Courtney Aburn Then with 1:22 left Cole Roofing scored the winning goal on a clutch shot from Sally Roberts. Cole Roofing secured the last draw and was able to run out the clock to secure the win the game 13-12. In an incredibly impressive display Cole Roofing was playing with a player down after an injury late in the 2nd half.

Aly Josephs led the way for Gang Green with four points on two goals and two assists. Annie Lebovitez chipped in with three points on two goals and an assist; Ashley Heist finished with 12 saves.

For Cole Roofing, Sally Roberts scored a goal and added five assist. In goal, Morgan Kelly made seven saves in the championship.

3rd Place Game
CRSlax.com 7, Portland Purple 5

5th Place Game
LOFers 9, True Lacrosse 8

7th Place Game
TexLax 14, Brat Pack 9

Consolation Championship (9th Place)
Mile High 16, Lakeshore 9

11th Place Game
Chipotle wins, Team Wild forfeits

13th Place Game
Texas Swagger 12, #1 Stunner of the Month 11

Final Standings

1. Cole Roofing
2. Gang Green
3. CRSLAX.com
4. Portland Purple
5. LOFers
6. True Lacrosse
7. TexLax
8. Brat Pack
9. Mile High Elite
10. Lakeshore
11. Team Chipotle
12. Team Wild
13. Texas Swagger
14. #1 Stunner of the Month
15. Paradise City

Paradise Lacrosse Team earned the US Lacrosse Keeper of Lacrosse award on the women's side.

Women's Elite -- All-Tournament Team

Keeper of Lacrosse

Paradise Lacrosse Team


Ashley Heist – Gang Green

All-Tournament Team

Kelsy McDonald -- Portland Purple

Ali Draut -- Portland Purple

Maribell Gallegos – LOFers

Maddie Garcia – LOFers

Bailey Zerr -- Team Chipotle

Val Feldman – TexLax

Aly Josephs -- Gang Green

Caroline Atwater – Caroline Atwater
Sally Roberts - Cole Roofing

Catie O'Mahoney - Cole Roofing

Courtney Aburn - Cole Roofing

Ali Berg – Portland Purple – Coach/Organizer

Schedule for Thursday 7/5

U-19 Boys

Conference A

10am-Homestake Peak School- Team Ohio vs. FCA

11am-Homestake Peak School- Western Colo vs. Team Ohio

1pm-Homestake Peak School- Western Colo vs. FCA

Conference B

10am-Avon 1-Buddha's Ballers vs. Brady's Bunch

11am-Avon 1-Blue Lion Elite vs. Laxachusetts

12pm- Avon 1-Blue Lion Elite vs. Buddha's Ballers

1pm- Avon 1- Laxachusetts vs. Brady's Bunch

2pm- Avon 1- Laxachusetts vs. Buddha's Ballers

3pm- Avon 1- Blue Lion Elite vs. Brady's Bunch

Conference C

10am- Avon 2- HouLaGuns vs. NE 3D Select

11am- Avon 2- Local Favorites vs. True Lacrosse

12pm- Avon 2-Local Favorites vs. HouLaGuns

1pm- Avon 2-True Lacrosse vs. NE 3D Select

2pm- Avon 2-True Lacrosse vs. HouLaGuns

3pm- Avon 2-Local Favorites vs. NE 3D Select

Conference D

10am- Eagle Vail Field- ADRLN Tropics vs. Team Colorado

11:30am- Eagle Vail Field- Winnipeg vs. ADRLN Tropics

1pm- Winnipeg vs. Team Colorado

U-19 Girls

9:30am- Edwards Turf- MN Lakers 2013 vs. Midwestern Force

10:45am- Edwards Turf- Team Colorado vs. Team HLA

12pm- Edwards Turf- Durangatangs vs. Puget Sound Select

1:15pm- Edwards Turf- ALL Idaho vs. Houston Heat

9:30am- Edwards Field 2- Denver Summit vs. Team 180

10:45am-Edwards Field 2- Utah Mamaci Elite vs. Heros 2013

12pm- Edwards Field 2- Indy United vs. Stars

1:15pm- Edwards Field 2- Utah Mamaci Black vs. MN Lakers 2014/15

9:30am-Edwards Field 3- Indy United vs. Puget Sound Select

10:45am- Edwards Field 3- Utah Mamaci black vs. Houston Heat

12pm- Edwards Field 3- SoCal Edge vs. MN Frosties

1:15pm-Edwards Field 3- Denver Summit vs. Midwestern Force

9:30am-Edwards Field 4- Durangatangs vs. Stars

10:45am- Edwards Field 4- ALL Idaho vs. MN Lakers 2014/15

12pm- Edwards Field 4- Blue Lions vs. MN Lakers 2016

1:15pm- Edwards Field 4- MN Lakers 2013 vs. Team 180


Conference A

10:30am- Ford West- Cactus Lacrosse vs. C2C Magic Wands

11:30am-Ford West- Cactus Lacross vs. Mad Greens

12:30am- Ford West- Mad Greens vs. C2C Magic Wands

Conference B

10:30am- Ford East- Navy Old Goats vs. Elder Statesmen

11:30am- Ford East- Navy Old Goats vs. Vendetta's

12:30am- Ford East- Vendetta's vs. elder Statesmen

Conference C

12:30pm- Donovan- Galileo vs. Yellow Dog

1:30pm- Donovan- Galileo vs. Moondoggies

2:30pm- Donovan- Moondoggies vs. Yellow Dog

Conference D

10:30am- Athletic- Middlebury vs. Millennium/ Rock-it-Pocket

11:15am- Athletic- Aged Spirits vs. Princeton Obsoletes

12pm- Athletic- Aged Spirits vs. Millennium/ Rock-it-Pocket

12:45pm- Athletic- Middlebury vs. Princeton Obsoletes

1:30pm- Athletic- Princeton Obsoletes vs. Millennium/ Rock-it-Pocket

2:15pm- Athletic- Aged Spirits vs. Middlebury


8:30am- Donovan- Eldest Statesmen vs. AF Greybirds

8:30am- Athletic- Middlebury vs. Colorado Lax Club

8:30am- Ford East- Gravediggers vs. Navy Grand Goats

8:30am- Ford West- Mr. Boh vs. Los Viejos

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