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
This past weekend, the Baltimore Crabs hosted a small, three-team scrimmage that served as a recruiting event for the Crabs, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (the Baltimore-based team) and Team 91, made up mostly of players from Long Island.  The event drew a long list of the nationís top Division I coaches, who made the venture to Johns Hopkinsí historic... Read More
Posted 5:14pm 11/11/14
Grayson Sallade (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
Youíd be hard-pressed to find a better, more manageable recruiting tournament ñ from the recruiting/media perspective ñ than Billy McKinneyís Big Four Fall Champions League, which was held this past weekend just outside of Philadelphia.  Saturday was the day for members of the 2018 class to show their stuff, and there were recruiters in attendance from any... Read More
Posted 11:31am 11/11/14
The Autumn Gold Fall Lacrosse Showcase took over Boysí Latin in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday and showcased players who have been high school students for just more than two months, but yet some already find themselves on the recruiting radar. The 2018 teams convened Sunday and while some of them played Saturday at Towson University, many teams had their first game action... Read More
Posted 6:42am 11/11/14
Put on by Adrenaline Lacrosse, the 2014 Adrenaline Fall Invitational lacrosse tournament took place on Saturday and Sunday at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, located in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. The Adrenaline Fall Invitational was similar in concept to the Adrenaline Platinum Cup that was held this past summer at Rutgers University. The event drew 17 club programs for a... Read More
Posted 6:10pm 11/10/14
With about 48 teams at this yearís Tully Cornfield Classic, I knew I wasnít going to be able to see everyone, and there was no way I was going to be able to select the top 20-25 prospects playing on ten different fields. So I decided to do something different. Instead of following West Genesee, Fairport, J-D, F-M and The Hill Academy all day long, I decided Iíd watch some... Read More
Posted 1:29pm 11/10/14
A brisk fall morning warmed up quick with 29 club lacrosse programs taking part in Autumn Gold Lacrosse Showcase at Towson University on Saturday. 3d Rising watched several games throughout the day, taking in at least one game during each of the designated start times on one of the four fields. The play of each matchup varied with Claremont from British Columbia... Read More
Posted 8:14am 11/10/14
As the recruiting landscape has evolved dramatically in the last 15 years of lacrosse, some recruiting tournaments have found their niche as a place for up-and-coming club programs to get their teams in front of college recruiters, an opportunity thatís not always there for those who live and play in non-traditional regions. On Saturday, more than 50 teams from far and... Read More
Posted 10:10am 11/07/14