(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
The Fall Classic sponsored by Power Shaft lifted the spirits of Long Island lacrosse fans far and wide. On Sunday, Nov. 22 at Farmingdale State College, some of the Tri-State area's most elite public and private high school teams competed in front of a wide array of college coaches.  What made the Fall Classic so classic? The style of play. Young, rising, and... Read More
Posted 1:51pm 12/11/14
The first Oceanside Hustle lacrosse tournament was held this past weekend, bringing thousands of people to the SoCal Sports Complex in San Diego County, just minutes away from California's South Coast. Hosted by 3d Lacrosse, the event featured more than 70 boys and girls teams from California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and more states, including representatives... Read More
Posted 12:27pm 12/10/14
3d Rising's Ryan Danehy spent a day on the campus of UPenn in Philadelphia, where he followed, observed and interacted with the menís lacrosse team and head coach Mike Murphy as they approached the end of the fall semester. I woke up at 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, as did the entire UPenn men's lacrosse team, to be ready to go for a 7-o'clock lift the week of... Read More
Posted 7:12am 12/04/14
3d Rising spent two days at the NXT Philly Freshman Showcase and team invitational event on Nov. 22 and 23, taking in hours of lacrosse and watching players from around the country and some of the club circuit's top programs.  We spoke with several coaches who were in Downingtown, Pa., for the event and shot quick video interviews with them. The coaches we... Read More
Posted 8:51am 12/02/14
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The NXT Philly Freshman Showcase lived up to expectations last Saturday in Downingtown, Pa., as dozens of the most talked about first-year high school players turned out to compete in front of all of the top college programs. The showcase was a part of a two-day event, with a team invitational for the 2018 class held on Sunday, which saw just as many if not more coaches... Read More
Posted 12:59pm 11/29/14
The Jake Reed Fall Nike Blue Chip, organized by legendary player and coach Jake Reed, was held this past weekend at the Mecklenburg Sports Complex in Matthews, N.C. More than 375 elite players from across the country competed Saturday and Sunday for the chance to be seen by big time college coaches. Denver, Syracuse, Cornell, Penn State, Princeton, Michigan and Furman... Read More
Posted 10:09am 11/28/14
On Saturday and Sunday this past weekend B'More Lax Co. held its annual Fall Invitational at the Boys' Latin School, in Baltimore. I attended Sunday's session, which featured players from the 2017 and 2018 classes. The event was similar to the Big 4 Champions League tournament this fall with games played on two fields and a small number of high-quality teams.... Read More
Posted 9:00am 11/27/14
In following up Saturday's East Coast Fall Showcase, the MadLax program run by Cabell Maddux hosted the East Coast Team Invitational on Sunday at the Landon School in Maryland. The event featured 16 teams, 12 of those from the Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia region, as well as four 'showcase' teams put together by the MadLax program. With a championship format,... Read More
Posted 11:20am 11/26/14