The Boys Philly Showcase is the nation's premier individual showcase and attracts elite talent and college coaches from across the country to one of the top venues on the east coast, United Sports in Downingtown, PA. The 11th annual Nike Boys Philly Showcase attracted over 600 athletes and 173 college coaches from the Division l, ll, and lll levels. Players traveled from 27 states and Canada to compete at this one-day event.
The Showcase featured athletes from 2021, 2022 and 2023 graduation years. Players competed throughout the day to be selected for the Fab 40 All-Star team. All-Star recipients received a Nike gear pack with a bag, hat, t-shirt, and a Nike head and shaft. Prior to the start of the All-Star games, the King of the X, took place on field two to determine the event's top face-off man. Surrounded by college coaches, the elusive title of King of the X was ultimately captured by 2022 FO George Kalos from Team 24/7.
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The Fab 40 All-Star games from all three graduation years were filmed by NLV Productions and will air on Lax Sports Network this week. Follow our social media channels for updates on times.
Featured below is the feedback about SFC's own BRETT KOOPMAN , considered the top 2023 lacrosse defenseman for this year's showcase.
Brett Koopman, 2023, Santa Fe Christian (CA), Mad Dog
I love Koopman’s game. How can you not? He plays hard, has great footwork, timely checks, and knows when to slide to cause a turnover or a bad shot. This kid just makes plays all over the defensive end of the field. After talking him up to Mad Dog National Director, Lou Aboyoun, he says Koopman plays up a lot with the 22's and even the 21's. Quite the accomplishment for the young defender from SoCal who is everything you want in a defender.
Nick Sotiropoulos, 2023, Severn School (MD), Annapolis Hawks
William Abramson, 2023, Landon (MD), Next Level
Ben Caccavo, 2023, Chaminade (NY), Shore 2 Shore
Julian Popowich, Redwood (CA), Alcatraz Outlaws