The ASFL Clash Against Cancer debuted in 2022 in ASFL’s circuit of events. A sibling of the ASFL Challenge and the ASFL Home Run Derby, the ASFL Clash Against Cancer is in our series of talent based events. It is a process to be selected for an ASFL talent based event, all players are scouted and interviewed before ultimately being selected. There is also a background check which includes talking to coaches and or looking at a player’s social media.
On February 12th, rivals took the field at the Union Point Sports Complex as teammates and worked together to raise difference making funds for the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. In a spirited contest, goalie Tim McNamara of Tabor Academy walked away with the inaugural MVP Award; the highlight of his performance was when he left goal and ran downfield to score an acrobatic goal of his own. After his senior year Tim will play college Lacrosse at Denver.
Our Girls division was the night-cap. A spirited game quickly became a high scoring affair. Players raced up and down the field, evading top of the line defenders on their way to score goals for a scoreboard far bigger than the one sitting on the sideline. Reagan O’Brien of Boston Latin won the first annual MVP of our Girls Division. Reagan is a recognized All-American by USA Lacrosse and she will play in college at Johns Hopkins.
The end of the event featured a fastest shot competition that all of our players competed in with bragging rights on the line. Cass Belsito of New Hampton was the winner of the Girls Division with an 81 MPH shot and Tate Seeman of Nobles and Greenough won the Boys division with a 111 MPH rocket.
If you would like to nominate a player for the 2023 ASFL Clash Against Cancer, please email us here.