Blake Bodreau scored just one goal during the week, but it was a huge one.
The recent graduate of Bishop Guertin (Nashua, N.H.)
won the draw in overtime and scored the decisive goal to give the Pride a comeback 11-10 victory over the Liberty on Friday night during the title game of the Champion All-American Lacrosse Showcase in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Bodreau told Lacrosse Magazine, "Once I popped it forward, I knew I was going straight to the goal trying to get that game-winner. I was proud to represent New Hampshire and I'm going to Marist next year and I was proud to represent them."
The three-day event drew more than 90 of the nation's finest lacrosse players, representing 27 states.
The Pride trailed 5-0 early and were still down 10-9 until Middlesex (Concord, Mass.)
graduate A.J. Lucchese scored the tying goal with just one second left in regulation. Lucchese, Nick Valentino and Kyle Borbi led the champs with two goals and an assist. A.J. Fish of Grayslake North (Grayslake, Ill.)
paced Liberty with three goals and an assist.
Pride coach Steven O'Donnell summed up the hotly contested event when he said, "In 35 years of coaching, that was one of the best games I've ever seen."