Sean Chamberlain and George Breres stood side-by-side, leaning over the fence at UMass’ Richard F. Garber Field, and wearing identical subdued smiles while watching a game during the inaugural Warrior All-America Games.
The duo, which co-founded Dynamic Sports Management, had every reason to be happy about the tournament. Nearly 600 players, primarily from up and down the East Coast and Texas, made the trek to UMass for a tournament that lived up to the vision that Chamberlain and Breres had. Continue reading
A second year event on Long Island, the National Lacrosse Federation hosted a bevy of teams at Sachem North HS, effectively acting as many of the teams’ last tournament to cap the summer off. In addition to the NLF squads, several established programs made the trip to Suffolk County for a competitive two-day tournament that drew dozens of college coaches. Brackets were split into A and AA as coaches focused largely on 2018’s and 2019’s (we did too) as a final club evaluation for the summer. Have a look below at who caught our eye. Continue reading
After just two years of existence, it’s safe to say that Naptown Challenge has turned into one of the most coveted opportunities on the summer club lacrosse circuit. Between putting the championship games on Comcast SportsNet and hosting them in Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, it’s hard to top.
With so many outstanding summer tournaments out there, it’s all about what sets each one apart. Launched by former Division I head coaches Dave Cottle and Matt Hogan a year ago, Naptown Challenge took place close to the attractive Annapolis waterfront and had an unique format. On the first day, teams each played two games to determine seeding (Quint Kessenich hosted a seeding dinner that night) before a bracket was unveiled for the next day. With that said, nobody was out after the first day, creating a phenomenal Tuesday at Naptown before Wednesday’s championships on Navy’s home field.
Over the past few years, highlight reels have become an essential part of getting recruited. They won’t make or break the recruiting process (reels can literally make anyone look like a stud), but they’re vital in terms of getting on a college’s radar and solidifying interest.
However, some lacrosse recruits seem to struggle when it comes to making the perfect highlight reel that leaves the right impression, properly details every part of a skill set and includes contact information.
With that said, I’ve put together over 10 tips on what to do and what not to do while putting together a highlight video.
Denver Elite’s Brett Boos
As far as memories with your grandfather go, Torrey Pines (Calif.) longstick middie Jonathan Ford has just about everyone beat.
“I got to go on Air Force One,” Ford said with a big smile. “That was the highlight. Towards the end of July, I’m going to my grandpa’s aircraft carrier commissioning, so that’ll be pretty fun.”
Indeed, because not everybody’s the grandson of a former U.S. President. Ford, though, is, as he and his brother, Christian, a sophomore midfielder at Michigan, are the grandsons of Gerald Ford. The 38th President of the United States, Ford succeeded Richard Nixon in 1974 and served until 1977.
Becoming one of the most prominent tournaments in the summer, NHSLS has turned into one of the best ways to see how a player fits into a system for their high school team. While there are loads of viable options to see the country’s best players in one location, it’s gotten to the point where just about every Division I staff makes it a point to come to Blandair Park and Oakland Mills HS for at least a session of NHSLS. Continue reading
When MIAA head coaches Bob Shriver (Boys’ Latin, ret.) and Andy Hilgartner (McDonogh, current) started NHSLS back in 2013, they filled a tremendous need for college coaches who couldn’t easily attend many high school games in the spring for geographical reason. Though the summer circuit allows the opportunity to see a ton of players in the same place, evaluators wanted a more structured environment. After five years of existence, there may not be an event that is more raved about or more essential in seeing how a player can fit in at the next level. Continue reading
We’ve all heard it before: location, location, location.
For any summer lacrosse event, it will be hard to top the gaudiness that the facilities at Adrenaline’s All-American Game and Western Prime provided on the grounds of the Ford Center at The Star.
Taking place at the Dallas Cowboys’ new 12,000-seat practice and multi-purpose complex in the city of Frisco, the inaugural event hosted a boutique recruiting tournament that gathered five established clubs from different pockets of California and Texas. In addition, Adrenaline hosted its yearly All-American Game, consisting of the very best graduated HS seniors from west of the Mississippi. Continue reading
Carter McDaniels’ experience with his future home had been somewhat limited.
The Kentwood (Wash.) and Seattle Starz 2018 defenseman had already committed to play at the University of Utah, the newest member of the Division I family. He’d fallen in love with the campus on his visit, but he didn’t have much of an opportunity to check out the surrounding Salt Lake City area.
Last week’s Legends Western Invitational gave him the chance to do just that. Continue reading
It might be tough to find a more competitive backyard battle than when the Kirst boys square off.
There’s the perfect amount of brothers, too, for some intense pick-up. Five boys means 2v2 with a goalie, and naturally, it’s going to be the baby of the family that gets caught in net. That’s Caden, a 2024 goalie who gets to work on his game by facing shooters that nobody his age will.
They’ll usually pair off evenly, with Connor, a midfielder at Villanova, and CJ, a 2020 at Delbarton, teaming up against Colin, a rising sophomore goalie at Lehigh, and Cole, a 2018 attackman at Seton Hall Prep. After that, game on. Continue reading