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3d Rising contributor Brian Witmer was in Denver for the entirety of the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. He was tasked with identifying and analyzing the top dozen college-age players competing in the international tournament that brought 38 different countries to Colorado.  Below is Brianís breakdown of the players who stood out the most, including a few... Read More
Posted 8:50am 09/05/14
What an amazing first three days in Denver!  The U-17 Tournament ran from Thursday through Saturday, July 10-12. Thursday was a scorcher with temps in the 90s; Friday started out the same but then cooled off as storm clouds approached, only to unleash a hailstorm of simply epic proportions, ending play for the day a few hours early; and Saturday had a similar but... Read More
Posted 12:30pm 09/04/14
  Upstate New York:  Sections III and V - Dan Witmer  author of ìRoad Trip Dadî at www.justlacrosse.com and former coach at SUNY Oswego               Three teams from Upstate New Yorkís Section III ñ Fayetteville-Manlius (Class A), Jamesville-Dewitt (Class B), and Cazenovia (Class C) ñ made it to... Read More
Posted 4:10pm 06/26/14
Yorktown vs. Jamesville-DeWitt New York Class B State Championship   #43 Connor Vercruysse 2014 Yorktown Position: Attack Sub-position: Off-ball Shooter & Finisher Rating: Player College Commitment: Rutgers   Vercruysse had 68 goals on the season going into Yorktownís State Championship game against Jamesville-DeWitt. This All-American isnít just a... Read More
Posted 2:49pm 06/26/14
On May 30th, StickStar Lacrosse hosted its 5th annual StickStar Showcase at the Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD).  The clear skies, ideal venue and quality on-field talent were the perfect ingredients for a beautiful night of Texas high school lacrosse.  Over 120 players from North, Central and South Texas participated in the event. StickStar founder Anthony... Read More
Posted 11:05am 06/06/14
             Joe Stanilaus is a New Jersey native now coaching college lacrosse in Maryland. The dust has just about settled. As the Maryland State Championships have come and gone, another exciting season of high school lacrosse has dwindled down to a monumental close. The action that took place in many of the games is still fresh in... Read More
Posted 12:38pm 06/02/14
Upstate New York: Sections III and V             Itís playoff time in Upstate New York, and that means that lots of very good teams are coming up a goal or two short and seeing their season come to an end.  Iíll follow the winners through the playoffs until the State championship games on June 7 at Hofstra... Read More
Posted 9:13am 06/02/14
Upstate/Central New York ñ May 17, 2014             The regular season is now complete and teams start their Section III and Section V playoffs this week.  Maybe more so than ever, the field is wide open, with any number of teams capable of stringing a few wins together.  Before we start the second season,... Read More
Posted 7:12am 05/21/14
Miller Place v. Huntington A rematch of the 2013 Suffolk County Class B Championships went down yesterday in Huntington, NY. Miller Place traveled to Huntington looking to prove they are more than just a team on the rise, theyíre a program that is here to stay. Coach Lizzi, head coach of Miller Place, has done a great job building a very respectable program over the past... Read More
Posted 12:11pm 05/15/14
Flyers v. Friars Freshman The freshman crazies were 'flyered' up and raring to go for the first whistle of St. Anthony's Chaminade freshman game. Chaminade got off to a quick three goal lead and finished the first half up 5 - 2. St. Anthonyís played zone the entire game. Chaminadeís athleticism all over the field was too much to handle for the Friars. Overall,... Read More
Posted 10:29am 05/09/14