MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- The Faceoff Academy Nationals were an absolute spectacle. Held last weekend at the Sportika Indoor Athletic facility, players from around the country gathered to test themselves in a winner-take-all tournament.
More than 200 players representing over a dozen states showed up to do battle with one another, sorted by age groups and thrown into group play. The New England region was well represented, particularly in the 2023 and 2024 age group.
With a number of local faceoff players abstaining from the event due to their college commitments, this was a decidedly wide-open field of play.
These are the top four players who stood out from the region -- including the 2023 champion. Players are listed with hometown, school, club and class year.