Competitors from the NLL cities met for the Scoop n' Shoot Championships prior to the NLL's All-Star Game at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, CT on Sunday, April 28. Four champions were determined. Trevor Rawlik of Hilltop, NJ represented the Philadelphia Wings and won the national champion in the 6-8 year-old division. The other champions are Matt Hurran from the Ottawa Rebel, Mark Collins from the Rochester Knighthawks and Troy Kachor from the Calgary Roughnecks.
The finalists qualified for the finals through regional competitions hosted by the NLL teams. Trevor Rawlik secured his berth to the finals in a competition held at halftime during the Wings game on March 16 when they hosted the Washington Power.
Matt Hurran from the Ottawa Rebel
Eight-year-old Trevor attends Chews Elementary School. His parents Matt and Michele are twelve-year Wings season ticket holders. Trevor learned the sport of lacrosse from attending Wings games and watching older brother Matt who plays for the Winslow Warriors.
Trevor Rawlik from the Philadelphia Wings
Scoop N' Shoot is a skills based competition that test the lacrosse talents of boys and girls in NLL cities. The competition was open to children ages six through fourteen and was divided into four age categories. Players were given a chance to scoop and shoot six balls into a goal, while racing against the clock.