Under Armour All-America Lacrosse ClassicNearly 90 of the nation's top boys and girls lacrosse players descended upon Towson University on Saturday, and it was a pair of local products who made the most impact at the 7th annual
of McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)
and Gordie Koerber
of Gilman (Baltimore)
were selected the MVPs of the girls and boys games, respectively, in leading their South teams to victory. Each game featured 44 senior All-Americans who were selected by Inside Lacrosse
magazine. All have signed to play at Division I programs this fall.
Cummings, a midfielder who will play at Maryland, turned in a record-setting performance with eight points overall (five goals, three assists) in a 25-13 win for the South over the North squad. The 25 goals also were a record for the showcase, breaking the previous total of 17.
"It was just really a team effort," Cummings told The Baltimore Sun
. "Girls were moving for each other. We were passing when they were open and I think we worked really well as a team, which is why everyone was so successful."
In addition to Cummings, attacker Kelci Smesko
of Ridgewood (N.J.)
broke the record for goals scored with five, while McDonogh's Corinne Etchison
set the event mark with five assists. She also had three goals. Katrina Geiger of Haverford School (Pa.)
added three goals and an assist.
The North team was led by Samantha Tracy
of Fox Lane (Bedford, N.Y.)
, who had two goals. Complete girls box score
On the boys side, Koerber scored a game-best three goals to pace his squad to a 12-11 win. Koerber, who has signed with Denver, received help from Deemer Class
(Loyola Blakefield (Towson, Md.))
and Calvert Hall (Baltimore)
standouts Kelton Black
and Ryan Brown
. Each added two goals.
"It was a good ending to my high school career but there's so many guys around me helping me tonight," Koerber told the newspaper
. Devin Dwyer (Garden City (N.Y.)
, Jake Froccaro (Port Washington (N.Y.)
and Mikey Morris
(Salisbury School (Conn.)
each scored two goals for the North team. Complete boys box score