Recruiting

NXT Philly Freshman Showcase 2015: Standouts (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The NXT Philly Freshman Showcase, held the weekend before Thanksgiving at the United Sports complex in Downingtown, Pa., lived up to expectations as the fall’s most exciting recruiting event with lots of talent on hand and plenty of colleges coaches there to see it. We spent the entire day Saturday trying to see as many of the 16 teams as possible so we could see as... Read More
Posted 1:20pm 12/04/15
Midwest Top 80 2015: Standouts
This past weekend the second annual Midwest Elite Top 80 Showcase was held at the beautiful Grand Park Sports Complex, just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. More than 250 players and 30 college coaches were on hand for an event that featured many of the top undiscovered players from throughout the Midwest. A snowy Saturday made conditions tough for both the players and... Read More
Posted 10:02am 11/27/15
Notes from the MadLax East Coast Fall Recruiting Showcase
Sunny and crisp weather greeted me this past Saturday at the Landon School in Bethesda while I watched The East Coast Recruiting Showcase presented by MADLAX. Although the weather was brisk, the competition on the field was intense, feverish, and the effort of the players was impressive. The showcase highlighted high school-aged talent from across the East Coast and... Read More
Posted 11:13am 11/26/15
Fall FLG in 3d Shootout 2015: Standouts  (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Fall FLG in 3d Shootout was held the weekend before last, and 3d Rising was set up for its duration in New Castle, Delaware, taking in the action Saturday and Sunday at the Kirkwood Soccer Complex.  Teams from all over the country and even some from Canada traveled to face-off in the Mid-Atlantic this weekend, and the mix of teams competing on Day One at the... Read More
Posted 6:56pm 11/24/15
Big Four Fall Champions League 2015: Sunday Takeaways (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Big Four Fall Champions League was held this past weekend on the campus of The Hill School, just on the northwest side of Philadelphia, Pa., where many of the top club programs assembled and played for two days in what was for the most part good fall weather conditions. Just like we did on Saturday, we watched as much lacrosse as possible on Sunday, and tried to... Read More
Posted 6:05pm 11/20/15
I had the pleasure of taking in the second day of the Iroquois Nationals U-19 open tryouts, which were held this past Sunday. The weather was a perfect 55 degrees and sunny at the Nichols School in Buffalo. Approximately 80 players attended the tryout and the skill level was extremely high. This event gave us a great look at some of the Iroquois players that aren’t... Read More
Posted 8:26am 11/19/15
Terrapin Classic 2015: Saturday Standouts
The Terrapin Classic was held this past weekend at the University of Maryland - College Park, and 3d Rising had eyes on the ground as usual. Below is a look at a few of the players who stood out as we cruised the fields on Saturday, making our way from game to game. Be sure to visit throughout November as we hit the recruiting trail to check out rising lacrosse... Read More
Posted 12:11pm 11/13/15
Big Four Fall Champions League 2015: Freshman Standouts (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Big Four Fall Champions League was held this past weekend on the campus of The Hill School, just on the northwest side of Philadelphia, Pa., where many of the top club programs assembled and played for two days in what was for the most part good fall weather conditions. To put it simply, on Saturday we watched as much lacrosse as possible, and tried to take as many... Read More
Posted 6:25pm 11/12/15
Autumn Gold Showcase 2015: Standouts
Towson University was host to the Autumn Gold Fall Showcase over the weekend, with a cloudy day on Saturday giving way to a beautiful early November Sunday that saw dozens of Division I programs in attendance to watch many of the top club programs compete. The 3d Rising staff was on hand on Sunday to take a look at many of the talented teams and players that assembled.... Read More
Posted 3:40pm 11/11/15
One of several recruiting events taking place this past weekend to kick off November, a month that has become important for recruiting at the Division I level, the Quaker Fall Lax Fest brought a collection of teams from the Mid-Atlantic to Radnor High School to compete in front of college coaches. Below is a look at the players who stood out the most at this event.... Read More
Posted 8:03am 11/05/15