FERGUS – Blake Willard and Riley Woods, two 15-year-old Fergus youths, have been chosen to attend this 12 months’s Adrln (Adrenaline) Platinum Cup match with Ontario’s Evolve Elite Lacrosse group.
“We gained our first sport by quite a bit and we form of simply saved constructing sport to sport,” Woods mentioned.
The group went undefeated on the match, one of many United States’ most prestigious.
Dad and mom of the boys estimate round 240 groups attended.
“It’s an invitational. So the elite evolve, due to their standing and being a double A group, they get invited into these specialty tournaments,” defined Willard’s father, Chris Willard.
“The ambiance of the match was phenomenal. Like, you go to this discipline, and there’s 10 fields and amenities. It was fairly wonderful to see.”
Enjoying lacrosse within the Fergus area, Chris defined that tournaments just like the Platinum Cup are exhausting to return by.
The Evolve group travelled to Delaware in June to compete in opposition to among the prime AA groups south of the border.
The group performed six video games in 24 hours, and Evolve Elite Lacrosse emerged victorious in each match, claiming the match’s prime honour.
“I believe we got here in fairly assured. We’ve got group,” Woods mentioned, explaining how he and his teammates felt going into the Platinum Cup.
He defined that when he was youthful, he performed hockey – and he started enjoying lacrosse at in regards to the age of three.
“I’m going to the States for highschool subsequent 12 months for lacrosse,” Woods mentioned.
He added he’ll doubtless attempt to attend post-secondary on a lacrosse scholarship as nicely.
Willard additionally performed hockey and heard his teammates speaking about lacrosse.
He requested his father if he might strive it. He caught with it and has been enjoying since age six.