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
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