Nation’s premier lacrosse event features local talent

Colin Hinton, left, was among the Northwest players in the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse games. (Photo by Cory Royster, May 2017)

The Under Armour All-America Lacrosse games — the nation’s biggest high school lacrosse showcase — took over Towson University last week and a slew of Northwest lacrosse players stepped into the fray.

In the main event, Colin Hinton — a St. John’s lacrosse star who was named player of the year by The Current and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference — played on defense for the senior boys team on Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University.

In the underclassmen tournament, which began on Thursday and wrapped up on Sunday, Northwest athletes were the backbone of the respective boys and girls D.C. squads, which took on regional teams such as upstate New York and Philadelphia.

On the boys side, rivals became teammates as T.J. Haley of St. John’s joined up with three Gonzaga Eagles — Teddy Russell, Andrew O’Berry and Doane Kiechel — on the D.C. Boys Command team.

Gonzaga players also had to team with traditional rivals on the D.C. Boys Highlight team as Kyle Borda, Timothy Marcille and Jack Myers joined forces with athletes from DeMatha, Landon and Georgetown Prep.

In the girls bracket, Camille Barron from St. John’s suited up for the South Girls Command squad. Meanwhile, the D.C. Girls Command team featured Aine Coyne of St. John’s and Visitation’s Meghan McCarthy teaming with typical foes from St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes as well as Bishop Ireton.

Local representatives were also included on the D.C. Girls Highlight team, which featured Visitation’s Jane McAvoy and Olivia Naughton.