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All-Stars of the Past

0 - Published June 2, 2011 by in College, High School, Interviews, Lax Nation
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Now that you’re hooked into the All-Star game and can’t wait for Saturday (we hope!), check out some of our interviews with some All-Stars from the past that have gone on to play in colleges around the U.S. First we have David Ogle, he graduated from Boise HS in 2005 and went on to play at Whitman College (MCLA PNCLL D2) and now plays for the Woozles and is actually in Thailand right now with the Lacrosse All-Stars squad.

Shaw: What high school did you go to and how many years did you participate in the ASG?

Ogle: I went to Boise high school and participated in the All-Star game two years.

What did you look forward to most about the ASG?

I looked forward to an evening of playing with other players who were like minded and whose passion for the game equaled mine. The ASG was an amazing opportunity to come together as a lacrosse community and celebrate the talent an growth of Idaho lax.

What is your favorite memory from the ASG?

My favorite memory was walking out onto the field in front of hundreds of fans and being announced as an All-Star representative of my school; I was never a huge ‘school pride’ guy, but in this moment I absolutely was.

Why is the ASG such a great experience?

The ASG is vital for the recognition and growth of Idaho lacrosse- it is purely talented players who get together and have a good time. There are no costs to the players, no training schedules, and nothing else that might inhibit one player from being able to play over another.

Do you feel that the ASG is an important event for the top players in the Valley?

I really see playing the ASG as the pinnacle of any high school player’s career- you are voted onto the team over everyone else in the league, and it is a recognition of not only who you are for you team, but what you represent for the legacy of Idaho lacrosse.

Ogle laxing it up with the Woozles.

Next we sat down and talked with Emmett Faricy. He graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 2007 and is now playing at Dominican University (NCAA D2 WILA) in California.

What high school did you go to and how many years did you participate in the ASG?

Faricy: I went to Bishop Kelly high school and played in the All-Star game one year.

What did you look forward to most about the ASG?

The best players in the league playing, and even showboating a little.

What is your favorite memory from the ASG?

One of my favorite memories was some of the outlandish celebrations of a couple of years ago. It was at BK under the lights, so it was a fun experience.

Why is the ASG such a great experience?

It’s a chance for players who’ve worked hard during the season to play a game that’s just really for fun. For some of these guys it’s their last game at the high school level.

Do you feel that the ASG is an important event for the top players in the Valley?

Yes, while it’s not going to throw their name out there to any coaches. It’s a fun event and it’s always a good time.

Emmett playing at Dominican this past year.

Finally we got to talk with Joe Eck, another Bishop Kelly graduate who is now playing back east at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania.

What high school did you go to and how many years did you participate in the ASG?

Eck: I went to Bishop Kelly high school and played in the All-Star game two years.

What did you look forward to most about the ASG?

Playing with the best in the Valley with nothing to lose.

What is your favorite memory from the ASG?

Getting repeatedly stuffed by Michael Baker.

Why is the ASG such a great experience?

It allows you and the Valley to see the best of the best.

Do you feel that the ASG is an important event for the top players in the Valley?

Yes, it allows you to see how you match up against the best and see where you need to improve.

Joe driving against Goucher.

While Idaho players may not all go NCAA D1, anyone that is able to go anywhere, does so and makes a great impression on their team. Ogle was a great midfielder for Whitman, Faricy is already a huge contributor to a consistently improving D2 squad and Eck is starting for the Presidents. Keep up the hard work and one day you could be playing on Memorial Day and as always, Grow the game!

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