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Adam Gardner Named Innagural Lacrosse Director at PEAC School for Elite Athletes



Tomahawk Shades Partners with Next Level Lacrosse

December 12, 2014


Tomahawk Shades was founded in 2012 by Andrew Shapiro, Ryan Shapiro and Tim Moshman. All three were attending different colleges on Long Island and grew up together in the small town of Levittown.

As people who were up to date with fashion and styles, Andrew, Ryan and Tim were spending large amounts of money on shades from other companies. They then thought to create their own “Lethally Stylish” brand called Tomahawk Shades.

With the creation of this company, they wanted to provide the latest up to date styles and colors to people at a low price with great quality.


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Dillon Ward made 10 saves in leading Canada to an 8-5 victory over the United States in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championshp, presented by Trusted Choice.

Ward was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship, becoming the first goalie to ever receive the honor. Ward had a 63.3 save percentage to rank second in the tournament and a 4.45 goals against average that ranked fourth.

The other players named as the best players at their positions were all from the United States - Rob Pannell on attack, Paul Rabil at midfield and Tucker Durkin on defense.

Pannell was the leading scorer for the U.S. with 32 points (17g, 15a) and his 2.14 assists per game ranked second in the tournament. Rabil had 15 goals and eight assists from his midfield position and his 23 points ranked second for the U.S. Durkin anchored a U.S. defense that allowed just 34 goals in seven games, the lowest figure of any team in the tournament.

Outstanding Goalie: Dillon Ward, Canada

Most Valuable Player: Dillon Ward, Canada


NEXT LEVEL INSTRUCTORS Represented at Team Canada Tryouts

Left to right, Director Adam Gardner, Goalie Instructor Dillon Ward, Offensive Instructor Derek Hopcroft and Bob Snider

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Four former Bellarmine University lacrosse players were part of the tryouts this past weekend for the Canadian Lacrosse Association's National Men's Field Lacrosse Team.  Adam Gardner '08 was selected to be part of the support team while Dillon Ward '13, Derek Hopcroft '10 and  Bob Snider '09 were among the 51 players invited to the tryout, which was held at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

Team Canada will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in July 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  A total of 97 players were nominated for the team with the top 51 being asked to the tryout.  

"Getting from 97 applications to the 51 Team Canada invitee list was certainly no easy task and when you look at the quality and character of the selection camp list our job doesn't get any easier." said Team Canada Coach Randy Mearns.  "I am excited to bring this group together in a few weeks and I know we'll have many tough decisions to make.   In my experience with the national program, I think it is safe to say that this is the deepest, most qualified group of Canadian Field Lacrosse players trying to earn a spot to represent Canada in the World Championships next July."