Boys Philly Showcase Recap: JJ Pickard Makes Showcase History

Nov 30, 2015


"The head coach (Dave Mullen) saw me play and said I should check out the school," said Pickard, a 2018 midfielder. "I definitely knew that I would be able to play against better competition and have a better chance of getting recruited, but I didn't know how much I was going to like it. It's weird being away from my family. Not being able to see my mom and dad is strange. Leaving home at 16 years old is a little different."


It's already paid off for Pickard, though. He's gotten more and more accustomed to the private school boarding life, and his game has already taken off. He's also made history. Pickard's performance at the Showcase Lacrosse Nike Boys Philly Showcase helped him secure a spot in the Fab 40 All-Star Game, making him the first Utah native to do so.


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"JJ is a formidable figure on the field as a thick 200+pound midfielder who is stronger than most players his age."  One of JJ's strongest attributes on the field is his ability to drive with the ball causing defenses to slide towards him. JJ has above average strength so he is able to still move the ball once he is doubled, creating easy goals for his attack men. Another asset JJ brings to the field is a hard, accurate shot. Give him time and space and he will make you pay for it.


During his time with me JJ was able to score from a variety of places on the field. He could be getting crushed on the crease...driving from the top, or ripping a bullet from the edge of the box but he was always a triple threat.


The interesting thing about JJ is that at a young age he understands that he needs to create his dream of playing college lacrosse by working harder than everyone around him. His work ethic is the key to his success and he knows it."


Andy Langendorf

Former Head Coach Park City High School (2011-2015)

Current Coach for Westminster College (2015-present)

Lacrosse Accomplishments


High School

  • 2016 Honorable Mention M.A.P.L. League-Midfielder
  • Hill School first line mid-field (2016)
    • 3rd in overall points
  • All-Conference Midfield 2015
  • Co-Captain Offense, Park City High School Varsity Lacrosse 2014-2015
  • 2 year letterman HS Varsity Lacrosse
  • 2015 Utah State High School D1 2nd place Championship
    • First #1 Seed for high school in Utah in 18 year high school history
    • Best in-state record ever for Park City High School
    • Highest ranking ever in Nike Lacrosse Magazine in the west in 18 year history of PCHS
  • 2014 Utah State High School D1 Championship



  • Selected to Philadelphia Regional team (Highlight Team) for Under Armour Underclass Game
  • 2016 Dukes LC National Team / Midfield
    • First Utah Player to make National Team
  • Duke's Lacrosse Club (PA)
  • 5-year Lacrosse Athlete: Midfield and Face-Off
  • 4-year 212 Lacrosse - Coach & founder Mike Acee
  • Wasatch LC
  • 2013 Co-Captain PC Juniors-Only team to ever win D1 Title
  • 212 Assistant Coach U11, U13, U15
  • 2013,2014 Utah National Team
  • 2014 212 Lacrosse National Team



Park City High School

1750 Kearns Blvd

Park City, UT 84060



  • 3.6 GPA
  • 2016 The Hill School "Silver Medal Merit Award"
  • Freshman Year
    • 2nd, 3rd, 4th qtr. High Honor Roll (3.8 or better
    • 2014 college credit earned-Human Geography
    • Student of the quarter (3rd) Spanish
  • Fall 2015 The Hill School to play lacrosse and continue his academic education - graduation 2018

The Hill School

 717 East High Street

Pottstown, PA 19464-5791


Biographical & Contact Info


1036 Lincoln Lane

Park City, Utah, 84098



Position: Midfield

Dominant hand: Right


Height: 6'0"

Weight: 220 lbs


DOB: 03-11-99

Club / Off Season Lacrosse


Upcoming Events


Past Events

  • Philly Showcase/NXT (Individual Showcase): Nov 21, 2015, United Sports Training Center, Downington, PA All Star Team
  • Drexel Prospect Showcase: Oct 3, 2015, Vidas Athletic Complex, Drexel University, PA
  • Marquette Elite Prospect Camp: July 22-24, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Maverik Showtime Lacrosse: July 6-9, 2015, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
  • Tri-State National Showcase (Wasatch LC #99): July 10-12, 2015, Princeton, NJ
  • High Point Prospect Camp: January 25th, High Point, NC
  • UNC Freshman & Sophomore Select Camp - January 9-11, 2015, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Adrenaline LXM ATS Tournament U17 w/212 Regional Team - December 5-7, 2015, Nevada
  • Boys Philly Showcase (Team 4 – 2017’s – Glow Blue #13) - Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA
  • Marquette Prospect Day - October, 2014, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Under Armour All American Try Outs-June 8-9, 2014, Ohio
  • Alex Smith FOGO Camp-June 20-22, 2014, Maryland
  • 3d Lacrosse Rising Freshman/Sophomore D1 Showcase Camp-June 27-29, 2014, PA
  • World Championship w/212 Lacrosse National team 2nd Place-July 13-15,2014, Colorado
  • US National Championship, Utah National Team-July 21-23, 2014, Colorado
  • Adrenaline U17 Tournament w/212 Regional Team 1st Place-August 1-3, 2014, California



Ebe Helm - Head Coach Duke's Lacrosse Club



Mike Acee – Founder and Director of 212 Lacrosse

435-640-9626 (mobile)


Fred Acee - Former Air Force Academy Head Coach / current volunteer coach, Team USA assistant ('94), Lacrosse Hall of Fame (Cortland, Long Island and Junior College)


Andy Langendorf - Westminster College - Defensive Coach 2015-16



Garrett McLean – Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Bridgton Academy (ME)



Dave Mullen - Varsity Head Coach, The Hill School






Randall Pickard


Mary Briggs




Other Sports

• 1st year ever Hill School Basketball player-starting JV Power Forward

• 4-year Shot & Discus Athlete

• 3-Time Junior Olympian. Best finish 9th

• State record holder (Utah) outdoor shot put

• Set and broke American indoor record shot put

• Park City HS varsity thrower ranked 6th in region first year

• 4 year member Park City Ski Team

• 4-time Nastar National Qualifier 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010


Volunteer Service

• 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award nominee

• 2013-2014 Volunteer National Ability Center Winter Adaptive Ski/Snowboard Program

• Head Coach Special Olympics Track & Field program

• Assistant Coach 212 Lacrosse


Special Olympics Track & Field

• Started the first ever Special Olympics Track and Field program in Park City with support from the National Ability Center

• Head Coach

• Certified Special Olympics Coach

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