By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/21/22

    WEST CHESTER, PA – Nick Pomajevich believes he found a balance between scoring and passing when dodging during Friday’s Victory Events Beast of the East Showcase at Maple Zone in Aston.

    “I think our team was playing unselfishly and we had great coaches at the showcase,” said the 2023 midfielder from Dukes Elite and Allentown Central Catholic. “I was dodging well from the midfield, coming down and looking to feed attackman or other middies cutting.

    “I was dodging to score and dodging to feed, getting a healthy balance of both. I was not being selfish, but trying to get teammates involved any way I could.”

    Pomajevich was successful enough in feeding and scoring to be named the Beast of the East as the showcase MVP. He credited his team coaches and teammates.

    “I was dodging downhill and getting really high before accelerating,” said Pomajevich, who had 40 goals and helped ACC win the East Penn Conference and District 11 2A titles and reach the PIAA semifinals this spring. “Our team was great and our coaches, an assistant at Princeton and a Wagner assistant told me to be efficient – ‘don’t just look to score and to get other guys involved’ and that’s what I did.”

    Pomajevich said his entire team showed a rare talent during the showcase.

    “Our coaches always joked that we were the best riding team,” he said. “We rode really hard and it was fun to see at a showcase; don’t see that usually.”

    More comments from All-Showcase picks:

    Sean Monaghan, 2024 MF/ATT, Brotherhood, Ramapo High School, NJ

    “I started out slow, I was not feeling well because it was so hot, but then I found my groove and went with it. I tried to make some plays and had a few good dodges and I tried to get open for teammates to pass. I think my best attributes are my dodging and making plays for teammates while creating space throughout the field. I think I also have a very good eye – I know when the defense is sliding and I can tell when I may be in trouble or will be doubled. I like to play ahead of the game and know what’s coming so I can stay away from trouble before it happens. One thing I took away from the event was to be patient; I find myself trying to rush passes or shots. You have to wait for your time to come.”

    Dillon DiBattista, 2024 ATT, Team 11, Cardinal O’Hara High School, PA

    “I was able to get good shots and find the shorty so I could dodge on them. Also, I was able to rip through the defense well, in order to create an open shot and find the net. My best attributes are using my body, in order to create good shots, and that I can dodge from anywhere on the field. The event taught me that teamwork and good chemistry can win games.”

    William Harris, 2023 ATT, Dukes Elite, Virginia Episcopal School, VA (Lynn commit)

    “I signed up before I committed, but I thought it was be good to get extra reps and play with some fun guys with really good coaching. Coaches were telling me to keep playing fast and to keep my head up and feet moving. I know I still have to get bigger, faster and stronger, and work on my outside shooting.”

    All-Showcase Team, Victory Events’ Beast of the East, Maple Zone Sports Village, Aston PA

    MVP: Nick Pomajevich, 2023 Midfield, Duke’s Elite, Allentown Central Catholic, PA
    Toby Marco 2024 Freedom – Hempfield High School
    William Harris 2023 Dukes Elite – Virginia Episcopal School
    Bradley Carotenuto 2025 Brotherly Love – Sun Valley High School
    Dillon DiBattista 2024 Team 11 – Cardinal O’Hara High School
    Elliot Dotson 2024 Brotherly Love – Salesianum School
    Taner Marusa 2024 PA Roughriders – Downingtown East High School

    Nicklaus Pomajevich (MVP) 2023 Dukes Elite – Allentown Central Catholic
    Sean Monaghan 2024 Brotherhood – Ramapo High School
    Spence Hondru 2023 Pittsburgh 79ers – South Fayette High School
    Nate Johnson 2025 Brotherhood – Northen Highlands Regional High School
    Lincoln Jones 2024 Mesa – Upper Merion Area High School
    Brady Rigdon 2023 Blak Widow – Wilson High School

    Brendan Bicking 2025 2 Knights – Bridgewater-Raritan High School
    Cole Angeline 2024 Big 4 HHH – Nazareth Area High School
    Logan Ormond 2023 NY Reign – New Paltz High School
    Daniel Schraeder 2023 Team Money – Cedar Cliff High School
    William Wesloske 2024 NY Reign – Vernon Township High School
    Colton Gayne 2023 Commonwealth Kings – Frederick Douglas High School

    Joseph Conte 2023 Philly Phresh – Father Judge High School
    Cristian Davis 2024 SJ Shamrocks – Kingsway Regional High School
    Nathan Sharpe 2023 MDX North – Century High School

    Gavin Loshnowsky 2024 Black Bear – Boyertown Area High School
    Bryce Kerrigan 2024 PA Roughriders – Coatesville Area Senior High School
    Adrien Widdows 2023 Dukes Young Guns – Central Bucks East

    Finn McGuire 2025 STEPS Elite – Delbarton School
    Connor McNamara 2024 Koopers Lacrosse – Westminster High School
    Will Entner 2023 Bearcats LC – Bel Air High School
    Alex Trujillo 2024 Thunder – Pace Academy