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
Top 205 is the longest running showcase camp in the country and entered its 28th year in 2014. The Fall Showcase is in its third straight year and brought in 172 players to Towson University over the weekend. Sunday featured eight teams playing on two fields during the morning. Games started at 8 a.m. and finished up by noon. Players were recommended by high school or... Read More
Posted 11:33am 11/25/14
Yale University was the site of the Bulldog Fall Classic held this past Sunday on 12 sun-soaked fields. On a surprisingly warm autumn afternoon, the tournament had 74 teams participate and over 20 college coaches on hand to witness the action. The teams were divided into six divisions, ranging from high school freshman to elite varsity.  3d Rising spent the... Read More
Posted 10:11am 11/25/14
Landon School is accustomed to showcasing top talent on its lacrosse fields, but not usually in late November.  But on Nov. 22 there were 120 of the top uncommitted players from around the country and Canada at the MadLax East Coast Fall Showcase. There were players from 12 states, including California, Florida and Georgia, and a few players from Canada in... Read More
Posted 3:38pm 11/24/14
The Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va., hosted the first Battle of the States showcase this past Saturday. It was a unique event in that players did not come with their club teams; rather, they signed up individually and were placed on a regional team. Nearly 200 players from the 2016 and 2017 classes were assigned to eight teams: Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,... Read More
Posted 7:58am 11/24/14
The FLG in 3d Fall Tournament, a joint effort by Long Island-based For the Love of the Game and 3d Lacrosse, was held this past weekend on the campus of Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md.   More than 50 teams competed Saturday and more than 60 took the field Sunday, and regardless of biting cold temperatures, upward of 70 college programs ó from Division I to... Read More
Posted 12:57pm 11/21/14
NXT Showcase Lacrosse held its 5th annual Boys Philly Showcase this past weekend at the Episcopal Academy, located in Newtown Square, Pa. Battling cold temps, more than 130 collegiate coaches were in attendance to witness six rounds of games, a King of the X Challenge concluded by a Fab 40 All-Stars 2017 game and a Fab 40 All-Stars 2016 game. Brett Manney, the... Read More
Posted 8:13am 11/21/14
More than 70 teams braved some typical Upstate NY weather and played lax in 30-degree temps this past Sunday in Albany for the Capital Clash, a recruiting event hosted by United Lacrosse. Nine fields were adjacent to one another, and another three were a short walk away. Games started at 7:30 a.m, when temps were probably below the freezing mark, and ran until 3:20 p.m... Read More
Posted 12:42pm 11/20/14