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A note from Coach Tom Harris about Colin:
 
The first time I met Colin, he was in 4th or 5th grade. Lacrosse was brand new to his age group, and the skill that got my attention was his coachability. That concept, along with a mind-boggling work ethic, is what has brought him to the level he is at now. No matter how skilled he became, he would always listen to his coaches. This includes when they were telling him what he had done was wrong or what he had done wasn't a high-percentage opportunity.
 
If you live on Daniel Island, chances are you have seen Colin out on the Bishop England practice field shooting. My brother in law passes that field on his way home every day and says that more times than not, Colin is out there. It has always been clear that he won't stop until he reaches his goals.
 
It is an honor to have known, coached and be represented by Colin.
 
An interview with Colin:
 
When did you know you wanted to play college lacrosse?
 
I knew I wanted to play college lacrosse when I watched Loyola win the 2012 national championship against Maryland.
 
After making that decision, what did you do to make it a reality?
 
To make my dream come true I started waking up at 5:30 am in eighth grade before school I would run and lift. After school I would shoot for hours until it was dark. I went from most improved player one season on Loggerheads to Most Valuable Player the next.
 
What do you think helped you the most in the process?
 
What helped me most in my process was all the mentors I had, like Jack Davies, Sam Weis, Ryan Lipsky, Riley Seay, my coaches Jeff, Matt, and especially Tom. All these people made a name for South Carolina lacrosse. Which inspired us all to work even harder ultimately leading to some Division I schools taking interest in some players on the Loggerhead teams.
 
Is there a particular event or events that helped you get noticed?
 
The Top Left Premier Academy got me noticed by some awesome schools, also the Rock Battle of Baltimore, the NXT Fall Philly Showcase, and some additional prospect days at some universities.
 
Why did you end up choosing Saint Joseph's University?
 
I ended up choosing Saint Joseph's University because it is a Catholic school, which means a lot. Also, it is 10 minutes from the city of Philadelphia, which has endless opportunities out of college. The University has an incredible business school and a great sports communication program which I have interest in taking. The school also has great sports facilities, and finally the coaching staff was a big part of my choice. Coach Wray is taking the lacrosse world by storm. He has changed a 0-14 team to a 12-4 team that contends for a conference championship year after year. He also has won a NCAA championship with Duke; the man knows how to win. 
 
 
Posted: 1/5/2017 8:52:30 AM by Jeff Mayer | with 0 comments


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A note from Coach Tom Harris:


I vividly remember the first time I watched Riley play. It was during the Mt Pleasant playoffs when he was in 6th or 7th grade. He won every single faceoff because of his tenacity to want the ball. It was that same tenacity that has made him the player he is today. Riley makes an immediate impact on every team he plays for because he is a monster in between the lines. He was one of the top players on the Loggerhead 2017 team being a 2018, and was voted Captain of that team by his peers. He has been a starter on Wando’s Varsity team since his freshmen year and rarely comes off the field. There isn’t a coach that wouldn’t love to have Riley on his team. Not just for his on-field performance, but because of his leadership and character off the field. It is an honor to have known, coached and be represented by Riley.

An interview with Riley:
 
When did you know you wanted to play college lacrosse?

I knew that I wanted to play a sport in college since I was a kid, but I didn’t know it was lacrosse until the 7th grade.
 
After making that decision, what did you do to make it a reality?

After realizing I wanted to play college lacrosse, I started to make sure that I was giving 100% on everything that I did. That included the weight room, practice, and the things that people didn’t watch me do like hitting the rebounder and shooting on my own. Whatever it took to reach perfection.
 
What do you think helped you the most in the process?

I think one thing that helped me the most was support from my parents, teammates and coaches. My mom was always driving me to practices and tournaments along with my step dad Bruce. Making sure I had all the opportunities available and my dad always giving me that inspirational yell from the sideline. With my coaches it was increasing lacrosse IQ and always pushing me to my limit. All of this is thanks to Tom Harris, Bay Burch, Garett Rosecrans, Chris Buechele, Jay Gottesman, Wade Kuisel, Matt Loda, Timmy Fallon, Alex Matarazzo, Matt Nicola, Kyle O’Keefe, Lance Renes and Ben Rupp. They have all been very influential to me and have kept me going the right path.
 
Is there a particular event or events that helped you get noticed?

The events that really got me noticed was the Top Left Premier and any NXT Event. The assistant coach at Bellarmine, Jay Sothoron, has been attending the Top Left Premier for three years now and that week gives us a great opportunity to get to know the college coaches and for those coaches to know us.
 
Why did you end up choosing Bellarmine University?

I decided to choose Bellarmine University because every aspect fit my personality as a student and player. It is where I know I will prosper, and I know that my future teammates and coaches will make sure of that.
Posted: 11/29/2016 7:17:54 PM by Jeff Mayer | with 0 comments



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Henry Maloney is a defender the Top Left Loggerhead 2020 team. The 2020’s had a jam packed schedule this summer heading north three times. They faced the best competition in the world. The team traveled to Towson at the end of June which was a 2020 only event that featured the best teams in the world. Henry made the all-star team based on his performance that weekend. The teams were picked by the college coaches in attendance. We are looking forward to watching Henry and his team play and develop as they enter high school.

What is your favorite thing to do besides play lacrosse? Hang out with my friends.
 
What is the coolest thing you have ever done?  The coolest thing that I've ever done was in this last tournament was when I knocked the ball out of the attacks stick and went coast to coast and scored lefty. 
 
Your greatest lacrosse moment? My greatest lacrosse moment is being selected for the all-star team in MD.
 
Posted: 7/28/2016 3:07:26 PM by Jeff Mayer | with 0 comments


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Ryan Lipsky of our 2017 Top Left Loggerhead Lacrosse Team

http://recruitingrundown.com/2015/11/24/2017-and-2018-standouts-at-philly-showcase/
 
Ryan had a great fall. He made the all star team at the NXT Southern Showcase and the famous NXT Philly Showcase which had 100 plus college coaches in attendance. After both events, Ryan received love from the press.

Here is his write up after the NXT Philly Showcase:
 
Ryan Lipsky ’17, A, Wando (S.C.) / Top Left Loggerheads
Lipsky consistently found the open man on the cut while finding the holes in the defense to generate his own shots. He consistently finished the ball when he had the opportunity.
Posted: 12/8/2015 1:50:34 PM by Jeff Mayer | with 0 comments


Top Left Loggerhead Lacrosse Players Fisher Peyton and Andrew Peyton made the All East Cooper Football Team this season. Congratulations, guys! 

LGH 2017 Fisher Peyton and Andrew Pizzo make the All East Cooper Football team.
http://www.moultrienews.com/article/20151202/MN11/151209943/1019/loaded-with-talent
Posted: 12/8/2015 1:34:25 PM by Jeff Mayer | with 0 comments


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