Written by Will Dietrich-Egensteiner
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 19:32
NRU Looks to NCASC Challenge
The Men’s Collegiate All Star Championship kicks off Thursday with the Northeast taking on the West at 10 am MDT at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.
Northeast head coach Mike Hodgins of the University of Buffalo has put together a strong squad based on coaches’ recommendations, a training/selection camp held on Memorial Day weekend and how well the players performed throughout their league seasons.
One player who can have a big impact is Bryan McCorckle of Hobart College. Despite playing for a smaller program, the winger is making his second consecutive All Star Championship appearance.
When asked how this All Star team is shaping up compared to previous ones, Hodgins said, “Well it’s hard to tell because we haven’t had as many training games and practices as we have in past years. We haven’t had a lot of time to train together, but when we have, the team has practiced well.”
A number of players on the team, such as the ones from Buffalo, Harvard and Dartmouth, have recent playoff experience that will serve the team well.
Mike Compton (SUNY Cortland)
Luke Gagstetter (College at Brockport)
Brian McIlvain (Stony Brook)
Matthew Papas (University of Connecticut)
Daniel Levine-Spound (Brown)
Kyle Corbett (College at Brockport)
Eric Soto (Stony Brook)
Landon Turley (Brown)
Andrew Kozak (Stony Brook)
Derek Lipscomb (Columbia)
Bobby McMahon (Columbia)
Colin Murray (Iona)
Matt Agugliaro (University at Buffalo)
Wesley Haughton (American International University)
Gabe Cunningham (Harvard)
Chris Rosa (Southern Connecticut)
Michael Burbank (Dartmouth)
Kyle Harris (Syracuse)
Shawn Verma (Iona)
Dow Travers (Brown)
Conor Russomanno (Columbia)
Ryan Vandersloot (Yale)
Tyler Norris (University at Buffalo)
Bryan McCorckle (Hobart College)
Aaron Smith (St. Anselm College)