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Many of the top players in the Midwest took center stage at the NXT Can-Am Showcase at the Detroit Country Day School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., over the weekend. Saturday was the individual day, with about 250 players (graduation years of 2015-2017) split up into 12 teams, capped off with a Select Game featuring the top 40 players in the beautiful DCDS Fieldhouse. On... Read More
Posted 7:10am 11/12/14
Some of the nationís elite lacrosse talent gathered on Marylandís Eastern Shore this weekend to showcase their skillset and compete with programs from across the country. The UPLAX Fall Shootout, a pioneer for recruiting tournaments, transitioned to a new location this fall after spending the previous 15 seasons on fields owned by the Anne Arundel School system. This... Read More
Posted 6:21am 11/12/14
3d Rising contributor Brian Witmer was in Denver for the entirety of the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. He was tasked with identifying and analyzing the top dozen college-age players competing in the international tournament that brought 38 different countries to Colorado.  Below is Brianís breakdown of the players who stood out the most, including a few... Read More
Posted 8:50am 09/05/14
What an amazing first three days in Denver!  The U-17 Tournament ran from Thursday through Saturday, July 10-12. Thursday was a scorcher with temps in the 90s; Friday started out the same but then cooled off as storm clouds approached, only to unleash a hailstorm of simply epic proportions, ending play for the day a few hours early; and Saturday had a similar but... Read More
Posted 12:30pm 09/04/14
  Upstate New York:  Sections III and V - Dan Witmer  author of ìRoad Trip Dadî at www.justlacrosse.com and former coach at SUNY Oswego               Three teams from Upstate New Yorkís Section III ñ Fayetteville-Manlius (Class A), Jamesville-Dewitt (Class B), and Cazenovia (Class C) ñ made it to... Read More
Posted 4:10pm 06/26/14
Yorktown vs. Jamesville-DeWitt New York Class B State Championship   #43 Connor Vercruysse 2014 Yorktown Position: Attack Sub-position: Off-ball Shooter & Finisher Rating: Player College Commitment: Rutgers   Vercruysse had 68 goals on the season going into Yorktownís State Championship game against Jamesville-DeWitt. This All-American isnít just a... Read More
Posted 2:49pm 06/26/14
On May 30th, StickStar Lacrosse hosted its 5th annual StickStar Showcase at the Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD).  The clear skies, ideal venue and quality on-field talent were the perfect ingredients for a beautiful night of Texas high school lacrosse.  Over 120 players from North, Central and South Texas participated in the event. StickStar founder Anthony... Read More
Posted 11:05am 06/06/14
             Joe Stanilaus is a New Jersey native now coaching college lacrosse in Maryland. The dust has just about settled. As the Maryland State Championships have come and gone, another exciting season of high school lacrosse has dwindled down to a monumental close. The action that took place in many of the games is still fresh in... Read More
Posted 12:38pm 06/02/14
Upstate New York: Sections III and V             Itís playoff time in Upstate New York, and that means that lots of very good teams are coming up a goal or two short and seeing their season come to an end.  Iíll follow the winners through the playoffs until the State championship games on June 7 at Hofstra... Read More
Posted 9:13am 06/02/14
Upstate/Central New York ñ May 17, 2014             The regular season is now complete and teams start their Section III and Section V playoffs this week.  Maybe more so than ever, the field is wide open, with any number of teams capable of stringing a few wins together.  Before we start the second season,... Read More
Posted 7:12am 05/21/14