Rising DIII Showcase Series: June Standouts
The Rising DIII Showcase, a premiere recruiting event for Division III-bound players held twice each year, took place in late June and is now in its third full year, with a second component scheduled for this fall.
Put on by 3d Lacrosse, the summer event draws about 120 players from across the country, who spend two days training and developing their skills together before they compete in a series of games on the final day of the event, with more than 50 of the top NCAA Division III programs watching on the sidelines.
Held at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, the event featured a number of high-profile coaches on the staff, which allowed players to get access to coaches who could provide them with advice on the Division III route, answer questions on Division III academics and life and to be evaluated in person by coaches who were also there to teach them.
3d Rising of course had eyes at the event like we’ve had all summer long, and we’re continuing to roll out our summer content here with a look at some of the players who made the biggest impression at the Rising DIII Showcase.
Be sure to visit the event information page to learn more about the Rising DIII Showcase and other opportunities for Division III-bound student-athletes.
Reed Weinberg, Defense, Johns Creek (Ga.)/Thunder, 2018
Weinberg was arguably the best defenseman at the camp, strong, with great fundamentals. His stick was always in front and he created the contact with his opponent every time they attempted to dodge. He vacuumed all ground balls around the crease and off the wing. Weinberg is a versatile big stick that will be a lot to handle at the next level.
Chase McKee, Midfield, Noble & Greenough (Mass.)/3d New England, 2017
McKee showed an array of different moves to get to the cage from multiple spots on the field. He was one of the best dodgers beating poles and shorties all day.
Ronan Jacoby, Attack, Glastonbury (Conn.)/3d Tri-State, 2017
The lefty attackman best known for his shooting ability showed off his skill set with multiple release angles throughout the day. Jacoby also was seen posting up his defenders and using his size and strength to see over the defense and disturbed the ball to open teammates.
Geoffrey Fox, Attack, Masters School/Top Gun Fighting Clams, 2017
Aptly named “Fox”, this attackman is able to make up for what he lacks in size with great quickness and change of direction. The righty was able to breakdown defenders from behind the cage with ease consistently throughout the camp.
Jack Tague, LSM, Fairfield Ludlowe (Conn.)/Yale Bulldog Elite LC, 2017
Tague was very active doubling, playing off the ground and a big presence in between the lines all day for his team. He scored multiple goals running at the long stick position.
Miles Moscato, Midfield, West Linn (Ore.)/3d Oregon, 2018
Moscato, who traveled all the way from Oregon, showed that he was probably the toughest kid at camp. He never once shied away from contact nor did he get pushed off any of his dodges. His head was always up, communicated with his teammates well while on the offensive side of the ball. Miles is a very good athlete who showed could bring the heat on the run and can make plays in the middle of the field.
Stewart Hickey, Attack, Middlesex School (Mass.)/3d New England, 2018
Hickey played well all day dominating behind the cage with his footwork and ability to go both ways and switch hands. He showed great quicks and IQ dodging to feed and score.
Aidan Flood, Midfield, Glastonbury (Conn.)/CT Cardinals, 2017
Flood showed a toughness and grit about his game that will translate well to the college level. He was predominantly left but never had an issue getting to his strong hand. He can shoot with time and room and on the run, and also displayed his ability to be a two-way midfielder.
Teo Domic, Midfield, West Ranch (Calif.)/LA Maveriks, 2017
Domic showed athleticism and played with extreme speed between the lines, which looked effortless. He was tough on ground balls and always moved the ball off the ground, which opened up space for his teammates. Domic showed himself to be solid dodger who was best with a full run to the right alley.
Kieran McKenna, Midfield, St. Joseph School (Ind.)/True Lacrosse Indiana, 2017
McKenna showed some serious shake from up top and bounced well away from defenders after creating contact, which allowed him to get his hands free for a shot on the run. He showed the ability to dodge either way from up top and always had his head up during the dodge.
Cade Blouin, Attack, Chaparral (Ariz.)/3d Arizona, 2017
Blouin showed off great hands inside and showed that he could finish with both his left and right. He never once looked afraid of contact while catching and finishing tough feeds on the crease.