Ninety-six high school All-Americans participated in the Champion Challenge at the ESPN Rise Games in Orlando. The athletes were separated into four teams and faced each other in pool play, with the two top teams squaring off in the finals.
Brandon Gamblin - Sachem North HS 2011 - signed with UMass - midfield
Gamblin was a whirling dervish at Disney World, exhibiting endless energy in his quest to get to the goal. He is a bouncy dodger who can slice and pop his way into the paint. He must learn to incorporate his teammates and play without the ball.
Zach Oliveri - Connetquot HS, NY 2011 - signed with UMass -
The US Under-19 goalie showcased strong hands and leadership skills in Florida. Oliveri is 5-8 and 195 pounds and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Sal LoCascio and Doc Schneider, Long Island goalies who have become All-Americans in Amherst.