Mike loveday - Articles

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The final weekend of high school lacrosse offered one final 'upset' as our previous No. 2 in Minnesota knocked off the previous No. 1 to take the final top spot of the year in The Gopher State. Our Massachusetts rankings held steady with our Top 10 remaining the same as last week. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a poll conducted with coaches from state to... Read More
Posted 9:37am 06/21/16
(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)
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)
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
It is arguably the best time of the year in high school lacrosse. It is playoff time throughout the country as almost every state that is not finished is in some form of postseason play. This week, Long Island looks to crown its Class A champions in Nassau and Suffolk County while Connecticut’s Top 4 battle it out in Fairfield County. And Ohio’s region playoffs come to... Read More
Posted 3:34pm 05/22/16
Rising State-by-State Rankings: May 18, 2016 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
Nevada and Texas both completed their seasons last week, solidifying the final state rankings while an upset in Connecticut causes a shakeup. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a poll conducted with coaches from state to state, direct communication with coaches and by analyzing strength of schedules, head-to-head results and the makeup of rosters. Coaches... Read More
Posted 5:15am 05/18/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
NCAA basketball may have coined the phrase, but this week is Championship Week in boys lacrosse. The state and national rankings are sure to change after this week’s slate of games that features championships in power states finishes. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@3dRising) and on Instagram (@3dRising) throughout the high school season for updates on these and all... Read More
Posted 11:28am 05/15/16