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On Friday June 10, Stony Brook University played host to the Black Card Showcase, one of several big events kicking off the summer recruiting circuit. As the lead in to the Platinum Cup, an event for some of the best-known club programs from around the country, the day featured 2018s, 2019s, and 2020s squaring off in three games each throughout the day. As a bonus... Read More
Posted 2:26pm 06/18/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The final weekend is here. Only two state championships remain - Massachusetts and Minnesota. Last week, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia all crowned at least one state champion, causing movement in several states’ final ranking. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a poll conducted with coaches from state to state, direct communication... Read More
Posted 8:18pm 06/14/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising concluded its run of high school coverage this season with a trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association finals, which included stops at the Long Island Championships (the first round games between Suffolk and Nassau counties/Sections VIII and XI) and the Western Semifinals held June 8 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in Central New... Read More
Posted 7:30pm 06/13/16
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The debates are almost settled. Several more states, including Ohio and Illinois finished their seasons last week and several more will join them by the end of this week. New York and Connecticut are among them, which will also have an impact on the national rankings. But teams in Michigan and Virginia are vying to bragging rights and with the finals in both of those... Read More
Posted 8:38pm 06/07/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The final weeks of the high school lacrosse season is here and it is an exciting week with semifinals and finals taking place. Can the No. 1 team in the New York Upstate rankings continue its winning streak and have back-to-back undefeated seasons? Will the No. 1 team in Pennsylvania's PIAA rankings remain No. 1 or the teams that caused upsets last week do it again? Or... Read More
Posted 6:36am 06/06/16
Rising State-by-State Rankings: June 1, 2016 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
We're reaching the back stretch of the season, and a wild one it has been in many of the states and regions we're ranked this season. Many of the spots in the Rising State-By-State-Rankings are sealed up with many of the southern and Mid-Atlantic spots finished up. But New York and New England states as well as a few others are just reaching their playoffs.  These... Read More
Posted 8:22pm 05/31/16
Games to Watch: May 29 to June 4 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
Championships are on the line this week with Group finals in New Jersey, Long Island county championships in New York and Ohio playings its final year as an unsanctioned sport with the semifinals and finals this week. Also this week, a pair of games in Pennsylvania could have a lasting impact on the national record book. Follow us on Twitter throughout the year as... Read More
Posted 10:18am 05/30/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising closed out its short trip up to the Boston area with a great ISL matchup, taking a swing out to Weston to catch the Rivers School host Noble & Greenough in one of the last games of the year, featuring two teams competing for spots in our Rising State-by-State New England rankings this season. Danny Jacobs, a senior bound for Middlebury, had a game-high... Read More
Posted 6:43am 05/27/16
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3d Rising made it out to Medfield on Tuesday night as part of our trip to the Boston area to see a few teams of note before heading back down the Mid-Atlantic for the Final Four on Memorial Day weekend.  The Warriors, the Massachusetts Division II champions the past two seasons, had been on a three-game skid in the previous week or so, but they broke it with a... Read More
Posted 8:49am 05/25/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Maryland MIAA A Conference and IAC finished its week last week along with Tennessee and the private schools in Pennsylvania, making a significant amount of states now complete for the year. But with much of the Northeast either in, or heading to, playoff mode, there is still quite a bit of excitement in the coming weeks. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a... Read More
Posted 5:33am 05/25/16