It was a cold weekend in Indianapolis, but that didnít slow down many of the top players in the Midwest who gathered at the beautiful Grand Park complex for the inaugural Midwest Elite Top 80 Showcase, put on by US Lax Events. A relatively quick event, games began around noon on Saturday, with each team playing two games before an All-Star Game on Saturday night. The All-... Read More
Posted 7:08am 11/20/14
Last Friday, NXT Showcase Lacrosse held its 5th annual Philly Charity Showdown at the Super Site, located across from the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Typically the Philly Charity Showdown is held at Citizenís Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. But due to inclement weather the event was relocated to the turf field at the Super Site... Read More
Posted 1:06pm 11/19/14
A team that has started to come up more and more in the discussion about Canadians and recruiting is the Ottawa Capitals, a program based in Eastern Ontario in the country's capital city and run by long-time NLL star forward Callum Crawford.  The Ottawa Capitals turned some heads with a number of intriguing prospects competing at the FLG in 3d Fall Tournament this... Read More
Posted 8:15am 11/17/14
The FLG in 3d Fall Tournament was held this past weekend in Emmitsburg, Md., on the campus of Mount St. Mary's, and the event brought dozens of teams from far and wide to battle the frigid and biting cold temperatures in front of recruiters from many NCAA programs.  One of the teams that performed well was the Edge Lacrosse 2017 squad, featuring some of the top... Read More
Posted 7:24am 11/17/14
2017 Talent on Display at Big Four Fall Champions League (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The second day of the Big Four HHH Fall Champions League featured eight rosters of players in the 2017 class battling on the turf at the Shipley School, just outside of Philadelphia, Pa. Hosted by Billy McKinney, the event gave recruiters from dozens of Division I schools the chance to see a lot of excellent programs. The participating squads were SweetLax out of... Read More
Posted 12:28pm 11/14/14
On Sunday I attended the Crimson Classic High School Fall Tournament, hosted by Harvard University. Tons of college coaches were on campus to check out parts of the nine-hour long tournament featuring 73 teams. I tried to see as many different teams (Top Gun, FLG, 3d teams, Laxachusetts, Patriot Elite, Team Central, Connecticut Eclipse and NESLL) as I could from each age... Read More
Posted 7:50am 11/14/14
This weekend brings the FLG in 3d Fall Shootout to the campus of Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md. Teams from across the continent will compete over the course of Saturday and Sunday, with players from the 2015 class all the way down to the 2020 class facing off on what is expected to be a cold weekend.  That won't stop college coaches from the Division I, II... Read More
Posted 3:02pm 11/13/14
I traveled down to Ithaca, N.Y. this past Saturday to take in the 23rd annual Turkeyshoot, which took place at Ithaca High School. Saturday was the ìDivision Iî varsity tournament and was filled with a number of club teams from all over the Northeast and Midwest along with a few more local varsity squads. Teams came in from Ohio, Illinois, Vermont, Ontario and all over... Read More
Posted 7:58am 11/13/14
Many of the top players in the Midwest took center stage at the NXT Can-Am Showcase at the Detroit Country Day School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., over the weekend. Saturday was the individual day, with about 250 players (graduation years of 2015-2017) split up into 12 teams, capped off with a Select Game featuring the top 40 players in the beautiful DCDS Fieldhouse. On... Read More
Posted 7:10am 11/12/14
Some of the nationís elite lacrosse talent gathered on Marylandís Eastern Shore this weekend to showcase their skillset and compete with programs from across the country. The UPLAX Fall Shootout, a pioneer for recruiting tournaments, transitioned to a new location this fall after spending the previous 15 seasons on fields owned by the Anne Arundel School system. This... Read More
Posted 6:21am 11/12/14