Recruiting

Over the last few months, 3d Rising writers and evaluators have seen hundreds of hours worth of lacrosse spanning late summer into the winter, attending recruiting tournaments and showcases nationwide. Along the way, we've collected a list of who we view as some of the best uncommitted players, primarily in the 2015 and 2016 classes, with a few 2017s as well. The... Read More
Posted 9:58am 01/15/15
3d Rising's recruiting analysis does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the 3d Blue Chip evaluation staff members. No player mentioned in this article is guaranteed an invite to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Camp. In the same vein, a player's absence from this article does not imply he will not receive an invite to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip. The selection and... Read More
Posted 12:14pm 01/14/15
Still only a few years removed from his record-setting college career at Syracuse, John Galloway is considered one of the greatest goalies in the game of lacrosse. Guiding the Rochester Rattlers to a championship appearance in 2014, Galloway was named Major League Lacrosse's Goalie of the Year at the end of his fourth season in the league. After a year as the volunteer... Read More
Posted 8:48am 01/12/15
3d Rising's recruiting analysis does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the 3d Blue Chip evaluation staff members. No player mentioned in this article is guaranteed an invite to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Camp. In the same vein, a player's absence from this article does not imply he will not receive an invite to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip. The selection and... Read More
Posted 1:36pm 01/09/15
Over the last few months, 3d Rising writers and evaluators have seen hundreds of hours worth of lacrosse spanning late summer into the winter, attending recruiting tournaments and showcases nationwide. Along the way, we've collected a list of who we view as some of the best uncommitted players, primarily in the 2015 and 2016 classes, with a few 2017s as well. Today... Read More
Posted 9:52am 01/08/15
Jerry Staats (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
An annual destination for some of the best club programs from the U.S. and Canada each winter, NDP Lacrosseís 2014 Dick's Tournament of Champions was held last week in Wesley Chapel, Fla., just north of Tampa. 3d Rising was there for the duration of the event, which culminated on New Year's Eve with the championships across the various high school and youth divisions... Read More
Posted 12:18pm 01/06/15
Winners Crowned on Day 3 at Dick's Tournament of Champions (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The victors were crowned Wednesday afternoon at the Dick's Tournament of Champions in Wesley Chapel, Fla., as the three-day event culminated on the final day of 2014. Put on by NDP Lacrosse, the tournament brought teams from all over the continent together to compete for championships across a number of divisions, including the talent-laden Elite, Rising Stars and U15... Read More
Posted 11:14am 01/01/15
The second day of the Dick's Tournament of Champions was an intense one, filled with some memorable matchups and setting the stage for what should be an exciting day of lacrosse on New Year's Eve in Central Florida.  The event, put on by NDP Lacrosse and hosted by Dick's Sporting Goods and Pasco County, came to a head Tuesday on a muggy and rainy day just north of... Read More
Posted 7:15pm 12/30/14
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
In what's becoming the premiere tournament in the winter season, the Dick's Tournament of Champions kicked off Monday in Wesley Chapel, Fla., featuring upward of 100 teams from far and wide.   Put on by NDP Lacrosse and sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods and Pasco County, the Tournament of Champions brings lacrosse players and their families to the Tampa Bay... Read More
Posted 7:50am 12/30/14
The Faceoff Academy held its National Showcase a couple of weeks ago in New Jersey, which was a two-day event put on at the Super Dome in Waldick, N.J., featuring a bunch of the best up-and-coming face-off midfielders from around the country.  Hosted by The Faceoff Academy's respected staff of Greg Gurenlian, Chris Mattes and Jerry Ragonese, the showcase consisted... Read More
Posted 10:56am 12/23/14