NCBS: OCBLL & CCBLL Begin Playoffs

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The regular seasons for both the Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CCBLL) and Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL) has now concluded as they both finished up on Sunday and Monday. The playoffs for each league will begin this week with the CCBLL playoffs starting on Wednesday. Each league has teams seeded based on where they finished in the regular season.

Final Standings

CCBLL

1. Bighorns (8-2)
2. Gold Miners (7-3)
3. Red Hawks (6-4)
4. Stoneflies (5-5)
5. Fighting Bison (4-6)
6. Blizzard (0-10)

OCBLL

1. Rivermen (7-4)
2. Aviators (7-4)
3. Walleyes (4-7)
4. Stags (4-7)

Playoff Schedules

CCBLL

#1 Bighorns and #2 Gold Miners get 1st round byes
 
Wednesday, July 25 #4 Stoneflies vs Fighting Bison – 8:30 PM ET #3 Red Hawks vs Blizzard – 11PM ET
 

OCBLL

Wednesday, July 25th
Stags vs Rivermen – 6PM ET
Walleyes vs Aviators – 7:30 PM ET
 
 
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NCBS Update; Stats, Standings, and More

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The National Collegiate Box Series (NCBS) is now comprised of two leagues as the Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CCBLL), started last year, has expanded to Ohio with the Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL). The drafts and combines are over and each league is now a few weeks in. It has been really fun to follow both leagues as there is some high caliber box lacrosse being played.

Schedules

OCBLL

CCBLL

Standings

OCBLL

Aviators (2-1)
Stags (2-1)
Rivermen (1-2)
Walleye (1-2)

CCBLL

Big Horns (2-0)
Stoneflies (1-1)
Fighting Bison (1-1)
Red Hawks (1-1)
Gold Miners (0-1)
Blizzard (0-1)

Statistics

OCBLL

(There are no player stats up for the OCBLL yet)

CCBLL

Points Leaders
 
1.) Bobby Goggin, #11, Red Hawks (Colgate) – 13 pts
2.) Bryan Hancock, #9, Red Hawks (Hobart) – 10 pts
3.) Jake Govett, #14, Red Hawks (Delaware) – 9 pts
4.) Anthony Ferrie, #17, Big Horns (CSU-Pueblo) – 8 pts
5.) Nate Marano, #19, Fighting Bison (Denver) – 8 pts
Goal Leaders
 
1.) Jake Govett, #14, Red Hawks (Delaware) – 9 goals
2.) Nate Marano, #19, Fighting Bison (Denver) – 7 goals
3.) Bobby Goggin, #11, Red Hawks (Colgate) – 7 goals
4.) Matt Soran, #13, Big Horns (Drexel) – 6 goals
5.) Anthony Ferrie, #17, Big Horns (CSU-Pueblo) – 5 goals
Assist Leaders
 
1.) Bobby Goggin, #11, Red Hawks (Colgate) – 6 assist
2.) Bryan Hancock, #9, Red Hawks (Hobart) – 5 assist
3.) Austin Mello, #16, Red Hawks (Vassar) – 5 assist
4.) Colby Lensing, #3, Stoneflies (HS) – 4 assist
5.) Char Kreuzer, #16, Big Horns (Furman) – 3 assist

Hancock Taken First Overall in 2018 CCBLL Draft

Photo Credit: CCBLL

The Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CCBLL) will begin their second season on Sunday. The CCBLL draft was held on Wednesday and there was some great talent taken in every round. The league has two new teams in 2018, Red Hawks and Blizzard, and they got to pick number one and two. Hobart’s Bryan Hancock went number one to the Red Hawks as Nick Williams from Hofstra was selected number two by the Blizzard.

Since this is the second year of the CCBLL each team got to keep a few players that they had on the roster from last year. Those keepers are counted as the first few picks from each of the original four teams that played last year.

Keepers

Gold Miners: Darius Miller, Troy Loper, Grant Breeden
Fighting Bison: Skylar Whinery, Jake Taylor, TK Hammond, Connor Donahue, Nate Marano, Trevor Baptiste
Bighorns: Chad Kreuzer, Chandler Nayman, Anthony Ferrie, Issac Atencio, Willy Gunn, Mason Donato
Stoneflies: None

Round 1

#1 Redhawks – Bryan Hancock, F, Hobart
#2 Blizzard – Nick Williams, F, Hofstra
#3 Gold Miners – Darius Miller, G, Grandview HS
#4 Stoneflies – Brandon Connell, G, Colorado State
#5 Fighting Bison – Skylar Whinery, G, Texas State
#6 Bighorns – Chad Kreuzer, F, Furman

Round 2

#7 Blizzard – Connor Fox, F, Brown
#8 Red Hawks – Jake Govett, Delaware Commit
#9 Gold Miners – Troy Loper, F, UC Santa Barbra
#10 Stoneflies – Matt Pollack, F, Kenyon College
#11 Fighting Bison – Jake Taylor, F, Regis HS
#12 Bighorns – Chandler Nayman, G, Cherry Creek HS

Round 3

#13 Red Hawks – Benjamin Cecil, G, High School
#14 Blizzard – Austin French, F, Denver
#15 Gold Miners – Grant Breeden, F, Colorado State
#16 Stoneflies – Payton Lester, F, Kent Denver HS
#17 Fighting Bison – TK Hammond, F, Highlands Ranch HS
#18 Bighorns – Anthony Ferrie, D, Colorado State-Pueblo

Round 4

#19 Blizzard – Danny Logan, F, Denver
#20 Red Hawks – Aaron Boyd, F, Denver
#21 Gold Miners – Josh Barow, F, Delaware
#22 Stoneflies – John Bowler, D, Duke
#23 Fighting Bison – Connor Donahue, F, Denver
#24 Bighorns – Issac Atencio, D, Cleveland State

Round 5

#25 Red Hawks – Austin Mello, F, Vassar
#26 Blizzard – Lance Tillman, F, Valor Christian HS
#27 Gold Miners – Zach Hutchko, F, Denver
#28 Stoneflies – Colby Lensing, F, High School
#29 Fighting Bison – Nate Marano, F, denver
#30 Bighorns – Willy Gunn, F, Lehigh

Round 6

#31 Blizzard – Jacob Petau, F, Colorado College
#32 Red Hawks – AJ Guralas, F, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
#33 Gold Miners – Oscar Mahoney, D, Oregon
#34 Stoneflies – Richie Connell, F, The Hill Academy HS
#35 Fighting Bison – Trevor Baptiste, D, Denver
#36 Bighorns – Mason Donato, G, High School

Round 7

#37 Red Hawks – Ryan Lemons, D, Utah
#38 Blizzard – Ty Bradley, D, Monmouth Commit
#39 Gold Miners – Jesse Rosenblatt, F, Colgate
#40 Stoneflies – Jackson Harvey, D, Arapahoe HS
#41 Fighting Bison – Josh James, F, Towson Commit
#42 Bighorns – Colin Rutan, F, Denver

Round 8

#43 Blizzard – William Gast, F, Carthage
#44 Red Hawks – Bobby Coggin, F, Colgate
#45 Gold Miners – David Funes, F, Denver
#46 Stoneflies – John Ober, D, Denver
#47 Fighting Bison – Gianni Orlando, D, Air Force
#48 Bighorns – Nick Johnson, D, Arapahoe HS

Round 9

#49 Red Hawks – Chase Konkel, F, Delaware
#50 Blizzard – William Gettinger, F, Colorado-Boulder
#51 Gold Miners – Griffin Binjean, F, Utah Commit
#52 Stoneflies – James Hoots, F, Rhodes College
#53 Fighting Bison – Eric Pacheco, F, Valor Christian HS
#54 Bighorns – Charlie Windson, D, Denver

Round 10

#55 Blizzard – Joe Kassal, F, Air Force Commit
#56 Red Hawks – Nick Arvin, D, Towson
#57 Gold Miners – Jeremy Magno, D, Harvard
#58 Stoneflies – Michael Nastasi Jr. F, Gettysburg Commit
#59 Fighting Bison – Evan Burgett, F, Clarkson
#60 Bighorns – Matt Soran, F, Drexel

Round 11

#61 Red Hawks – Quinn McKone, F, Denver
#62 Blizzard – Addison Saintilus, D, Colorado State-Pueblo
#63 Gold Miners – Caleb Rueth, D, Mullen High School
#64 Stoneflies – Peter Maxwell, D, Onondaga
#65 Fighting Bison – Graeme Warner, F Centre
#66 Bighorns – Tristian Snellgrove, F, Maryville

Round 12

#67 Blizzard – Keenan D’Arcy, D, Catawba
#68 Red Hawks – Luke Nachazel, D, Ursinus
#69 Gold Miners – Bradley LaBovick, F, La Roche
#70 Stoneflies – Cole Baker, D, Delaware
#71 Fighting Bison – Cameron Wilt, D, Cherokee Trail HS
#72 Bighorns – Jake Frane, D, Notre Dame

Round 13

#73 Red Hawks – Nick McCall, F, Washington & Lee
#74 Blizzard – Lance Olson, D, Emmanuel
#75 Gold Miners – Josh Kelly, F, Colorado State
#76 Stoneflies – Joshua Bell, D, Providence Commit
#77 Fighting Bison – Trey Digby, F, Valor Christian HS
#78 Bighorns – Woody Kelly, F, Denver

Round 14

#79 Blizzard – Caleb Hurwitz, F, Colby
#80 Red Hawks – Benj Gallegos, D, Dawson High School
#81 Gold Miners – Ty DeLaney, D
#82 Stoneflies – Sean Duffy, D, SUNY Brockport
#83 Fighting Bison – Ejijah  Rueth, D, Mullen High school
#84 Bighorns – JT Simonton, D, Bellarmine

Round 15

#85 Red Hawks – Nikolaus Clinton, F, Adams State
#86 Blizzard – Connor James , D
#87 Gold Miners – James Bowers, D
#88 Stoneflies – Cole Zarola, F, Detroit Mercy Commit
#89 Fighting Bison – Carter Haskel, D, Ohio Wesleyan
#90 Bighorns – Nick Selfridge, F, Heidelberg

Round 16

#91 Blizzard – Schuyler Blair, F, Denver
#92 Red Hawks – Ryan Gossett, D, Wheeling Jesuit
#93 Gold Miners – Ian Colaizzi, D, Colorado-Denver
#94 Stoneflies – Zachary Zyla, D, Colorado School of Mines
#95 Fighting Bison – Maxwell Butler, D, Wheeling Jesuit
#96 Bighorns – Kristopher Juniel, D

Round 17

#97 Red Hawks – Jerry Gotetzfried, D
#98 Blizzard – Matthew Simonton, G, Colorado-Denver
#99 Gold Miners – Garrett Breeling, Colorado State-Pueblo Commit
#100 Stoneflies – Forfeited Pick
#101 Fighting Bison – Mike Ezell, D
#102 Bighorns – Benjamin Parker, D, Fairview High School

Round 18

#103 Blizzard – Travis Larkin, F, Wyoming
#104 Red Hawks – Dillon Ryals, D
#105 Gold Miners – Mykael Haney, F, Colorado State-Pueblo
#106 Stoneflies – Gavin White, D, Emmanuel
#107 Fighting Bison – Drake Troyer, D, Norwich High School
#108 Bighorns – Marco Cisneros, F

Trout and Jasinski Headline Inaugural OCBLL draft

Photo Credit: Preps Net

The Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League, OCBLL, had their inaugural draft on Friday afternoon. The OCBLL is a box lacrosse league for college age players that gives American players a similar experience that Canadian players have had for years playing summer box. This league is the second college box lacrosse league in the United States.

More info on the OCBLL Here

This inaugural season of OCBLL play will be full of talent. The top two picks of the draft were Landon Trout (Bellarmine) and Jack Jasinski (Ohio State). Those are just two guys among many talented players that you should watch for this season.

Round 1

#1 Aviators – Landon Trout, F, Bellarmine
#2 Rivermen – Jack Jasinski, F, Ohio State
#3 Walleyes – Michael Wilson, F, Cleveland State
#4 Stags – Connor O’Brein, F, Wheeling Jesuit

Round 2

#5 Stags – Zach Whitenack, D, Cleveland State
#6 Walleyes – Andrew Boniface, F, Hartford
#7 Rivermen – Nick Musci, F, Ohio State
#8 Aviators – Hunter Barco, F, Ohio State

Round 3

#9 Rivermen – Jack Hannah, F, Denver
#10 Walleyes – Jason Sullivan, F, Cleveland State
#11 Stags – Austin Popovich, F, Robert Morris
#12 Aviators – C.J. Hughes, F, Capital

Round 4

#13 Walleyes – Collin Mitchell, F, Seton Hill
#14 Stags – Cole Jaquith, F, Denision
#15 Aviators – Dylan Comella, D, Capital
#16 Rivermen – Logan Maccani, D, Ohio State

Round 5

#17 Stags – Jed Manning, T, Ohio State
#18 Aviators – Skylar Wahlund, T, Ohio State
#19 Rivermen – Matt Huizenga, G, Ohio Northern
#20 Walleyes – Crew Cintron, F, Lehigh

Round 6

#21 Aviators – Phillip Elliot, G, Independent
#22 Rivermen – Colby Barker, F, Ohio State
#23 Walleyes – Jared Stepka, F, Cleveland State
#24 Stags – Sam Hixon, T, Onadaga CC

Round 7

#25 Rivermen – David St. Clair, T, Seton Hill
#26 Walleyes – Nate Mendez, F, Cleveland State
#27 Stags – Max Elliot, D, Haveford
#28 Aviators – Cliff Kigar, F, RPI

Round 8

#29 Walleyes -Nathan Brunner, FO, Limestone
#30 Stags – Eric NeCamo, F, Rollins
#31 Aviators – Evan Hellmich, D, Robert Morris
#32 Rivermen – Vittorrio Cancilla, F, Indianapolis

The Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League

Graphic: Jeremy Garcia
      The Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL) is a new collegiate box league that will start play this summer. The OCBLL is part of the National Collegiate Box Series that is run through the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA).
The OCBLL will be the second league in the National Collegiate Box Series as they join the Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CCBLL) that was started last season by the University of Denver offensive coordinator Matt Brown. He created the CCBLL to give American born players an opportunity to play box lacrosse in the summer and not have to go to Canada. Also, with NLL expansion this will help be a pipeline for more Americans in the NLL. Our brothers up north play box lacrosse in the summer and they have different levels like Junior A and Junior B as well as Senior A and Senior B. This is the system that Canadian born players are bred in and it really is a great thing.

   The OCBLL will start play this summer and will have six teams. The way it works is that players register to play in the OCBLL and then the league will hold a draft. This league is open to rising college freshman to rising college seniors. The OCBLL is headed by Nick Meyer and Dylan Sheridan who are both DI college coaches in Ohio. Nick Meyers is the head coach at Ohio State and Dylan Sheridan is the head coach at Cleveland State.

The six teams for the inagural OCBLL season have just recently been released.

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   I want to let all college lacrosse players from the state of Kentucky that will be rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors that this will be a great opportunity to get better over the summer. These games will be played in Cleveland and Columbus so that is not far at all. As Coach Sheridan says in the statement below, you can get an internship up there and play in the OCBLL while doing so. I seriously want to see some guys from Kentucky up there playing this summer. Box can help you develop skills like playing in tight areas among many other things that you just can’t learn in the field game. Throughout this spring I have noticed a difference in the guys that played box over the winter for programs like L4, or guys that played in Canada over the summer. Those guys seem to be playing very well right now and you can see how box lacrosse has helped them be better in the field game. The OCBLL is something that you should really seriously consider.

Register Here:
https://resolutelacrosse.leagueapps.com/events/573942-ocbll-registration

2018 Schedule:
https://www.usboxla.com/news_article/show/906367

 
 
Here are some statements from Coach Meyers, Sheridan, and a college player that are featured on usboxla.com 
“The OCBLL in Cleveland will provide an outlet for elite player development over the summer for collegiate student-athletes serious about improving their game and competing at a high level,” added Sheridan. “Players in Cleveland can live downtown and take advantage of a wide array of job and internship opportunities in the city. 
“In addition to growing as lacrosse players, I want them to gain valuable work experience, expand their professional network, and strengthen their resumes as well. It’s a win-win situation. I am very excited to watch the league grow and attract top talent to The Land.”
Bice, a former Ohio State standout and Major League Lacrosse all star, has been one of the biggest supporters of USBOXLA-sanctioned box lacrosse and feels the OCBLL is the natural next step for Resolute athletes. 
“For us at Resolute, we’re always looking for ways to provide opportunities for our players, and college players are no exception,” said Bice, who for the past two summers has served as a coach with Team USBOXLA during high profile Canadian tours. “We’ve had a lot of kids graduate from our program who are currently playing lacrosse in college. 
“When they come home for the summer, there’s nothing really competitive for them to get better. Now there is.”
Resolute will also manage the everyday operation of the OCBLL, currently in the final stages of negotiating an arena deal in Cleveland. 
“With more USBOXLA-sanctioned collegiate leagues popping up in the next few years, I’m really confident this is going to be something that really catches on and succeeds,” added Bice. “We want to give Americans a similar experience to what Canadian collegiate players experience during their summers. 
“I think the NCBS is what will get us there. It’s almost impossible to fathom how big this could be even just a few years from now, but to see the impact the CCBLL had in just a single season last year, well, I’m beyond excited to see this continue to grow into something really special.”

Check out this documentary that TLN did on the inaugural season of the CCBLL