High School

Rising State-by-State Rankings: April 6, 2016 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
Oregon and Washington join the Rising State-by-State rankings this week along with Florida starting to wind down its season with the beginning of the playoffs. We will continue to add additional states as the season continues to pick up steam. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a poll conducted with coaches from state to state, direct communication with... Read More
Posted 5:33am 04/06/16
Rising High School Notebook: Hill Dominates IMG 18-8 In Crossover Clash (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Hill Academy (Ont.), the top-ranked team in the USA Today High School Sports Super 25 boys lacrosse rankings, used efficient and crafty offense, aggressive transition and toughness in the groundball battle to cruise to an 18-8 victory over the IMG Academy (Fla.), currently the No. 2 team in the rankings.  The game, originally scheduled to be played at Canisius... Read More
Posted 10:41am 04/05/16
Mercer Island again hosted the Northwest Invitational this year, bringing nearly 20 teams from the Northwest to the Seattle area. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising spent the weekend of April 1 through April 3 just outisde of Seattle, Washington, posting up for three days at Mercer Island High School, the host of the annual Northwest Invitational. Put on by former former and longtimer Mercer Island head coach Ian O'Hearn, the event brings the best teams from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, British Columbia and even Montana to... Read More
Posted 7:23pm 04/04/16
Games to Watch: April 3 to April 9 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
This week’s 3d Rising Games of the Week features some big matchups between in-state or conference opponents. One of the games previewed guarantees a team will lose its first game to a state opponent this season. Also, an early season meeting of conference opponents could affect the IAC standings and the top public and private school teams battle in Pennsylvania. Be... Read More
Posted 3:19pm 04/03/16
Rising High School Notebook: Oregon Trip Update 2 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The 3d Rising trip to Portland, Oregon continued Wednesday night with a visit to Beaverton High School, where we got to watch a great game between the Beavers and Sherwood, two teams we expect to be considered for spots in the Rising State-by-State Rankings when we add Oregon to the list next week. Beaverton, led by three goals from senior attackman Anthony Kerkar,... Read More
Posted 7:48pm 03/31/16
Malvern Prep sits atop the Pennsylvania private school rankings. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
Several new states get their first rankings of the year, with Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee leading the charge. Some significant movement took place in the Maryland MIAA rankings, as Calvert Hall now sits atop the list, with additionally shuffling following an interesting week. Additionally, the Virginia private school top 10 has a new No... Read More
Posted 3:59pm 03/30/16
3d Rising is out in Oregon checking out the high school scene. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising has made the long trip out to Portland, Oregon, where we're on a five-day mission to watch some of the more notable programs from the Northwest play in a variety of different locations. We'll be in the Beaver State until this weekend, when we head to Seattle, Washington, for the Northwest Invitational event.  Our first stop after getting in late Monday... Read More
Posted 1:27pm 03/30/16
Regis Jesuit takes on Torrey Pines this week in what should be a great inter-state matchup. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
With more states starting lacrosse the last few weeks, there are more inter-state matchups on the schedule. That always makes for fun games to watch. Included this week are a pair of games that pits teams that either made their respective championship games or won it all last season. Plus, power teams from each coast go head-to-head and a battle of the Maryland... Read More
Posted 12:01pm 03/30/16
Deerfield Academy and IMG Academy went at it in Florida this past weekend. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
After our five day run at 3d Spring Break, we made our way down to Bradenton, Florida, one more time on the trip in order to catch a bonus viewing — an impromptu scrimmage on Saturday afternoon between the IMG Academy and Deerfield Academy (Mass.), two USA Today Super 25 squads at this point in the season. IMG Academy, coming off a pair of wins to open the season... Read More
Posted 12:45pm 03/28/16
St. Viator of Illinois picked up a 9-8 win over Kent Denver of Colorado at 3d Spring Break. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising has spent the last few days camped out on lacrosse fields along Florida's Gulf Coast as part of our trip to the annual 3d Spring Break program, a three-week long training opportunity that sees schools from across the country travel to St. Petersburgh for a week of training, practicing, scrimmages and, for some teams, even official games.  The week is... Read More
Posted 1:58pm 03/25/16