Two members of the local Nadzitsaga lacrosse team, Gabe First Raised and Andrew Roy, traveled to historic Gettysburg College, Pa. to play for the FCA North Lacrosse Team at the Gait Cup National Tournament held July 1-4.
This national college recruiting event is sponsored by Gettysburg College and the University of Maryland lacrosse programs.
Some of the best rising high school junior and senior lacrosse players from around the country attend this event with the hopes of catching the eye of college lacrosse coaches and play against high caliber opponents.
The FCA-North Team was placed in the most competitive Upper Division pool, and had one of the toughest schedules of any team in that division. The FCA-North team went a combined 2-5 during the tournament. Roy was the leading scorer for FCA-North with seven goals and six assists for a total of 13 points. First Raised scored one goal and had four assists.
Nadzitsaga coach Rick Roy said, “This was a great opportunity for Gabe and Andrew to play against some great high school lacrosse players, to play experienced highly competitive lacrosse, and to get exposed to the college recruiting process. They will likely face some of these players again in their college careers.”
There were more than 40 high school summer club and travel teams that attended the tournament, and more than 1,000 high school lacrosse players from all over the United States and Canada.