Becoming one of the most competitive and well attended club tournaments of the summer, Billy McKinney’s Philadelphia-based Big 4 program hosted an excellent collection of talent this weekend for his Champions League event. Games kicked off on Friday evening and ended on Sunday afternoon after a wild day of weather that affected the later games. Still, dozens of college coaches lined the fields at the sprawling campus of Germantown Academy for the action.
Taking place on the unofficial starting weekend of the craziness that is summer recruiting, the NLF hosted a trio of events on Long Island, with the individual-based Power of Will Showcase going down Friday at Stony Brook with middle school and high school events occurring at separate sites on Saturday and Sunday. With April’s new rules having a large ripple effect on the recruiting timeline, I focused largely on ’18s and ’19s at the team event.
Becoming an early season tradition to kick off the summer circuit, I made my way down to Dallas last weekend (along with 100+ recruiters) for another year at Texas Top 99, which has been run by Navy’s Ryan Wellner and Notre Dame’s Gerry Byrne for over a decade. Just as much of a tradition, however, has been storms, as Friday’s games were moved to Saturday night and the festivities were moved to the beautiful facilities at Dallas Jesuit. I hunkered down on the fields for both days, the THSLL All-Star Games and then Sunday’s ’18/’19 and ’20/’21 All-Star Games before heading home. Here’s who caught my eye over the course of the weekend. Continue reading
With a two-week break since the most recent rankings, there are changes towards the top after some notable postseason rankings. Of course, Landon (Md.) recently clinched the mythical national championship with a 16-7 drubbing of IAC rival Bullis in the conference final. Elsewhere, Brunswick (Conn.) supplants Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) in the No. 4 spot after running the table in the NE West. Teams like Calvert Hall (Md.), Deerfield (Mass.), Manhasset (N.Y.) and Cherry Creek (Colo.) receive strong promotions, while Ward Melville (N.Y.), Smithtown East (N.Y.) and Conestoga (Pa.) re-enter the rankings. For the rest, jump below. Continue reading
Baltimore, Md. (May 15, 2017)— Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the fourth and final wave of 11 boys who have been selected to compete in the 12th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 1 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The girls’ game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the boys’ game at 8:00 p.m.
The game’s participants have been announced in four waves of 11 players since early April. The first wave was announced on April 4, the second wave was released on April 17, and the third wave was announced on May 1. Rosters will be divided into North and South teams and will be released next week. Continue reading
While it was another relatively unexciting week in terms of changes within the rankings, the next couple of days will help determine a lot when it comes to regional bragging rights. In DC, Bullis moves up two spots to No. 14 after a semifinal win and will look to stand in the way of Landon’s hopes of an IAC title and national championship on Friday. Up in New England, Brunswick and Avon Old Farms will square off on Wednesday afternoon in a highly anticipated matchup.
It was a relatively calm week in the high school lacrosse landscape, as the only notable entrant into the Top 10 is La Salle (Pa.), who passed the eye test at Under Armour’s Banner Field in Baltimore on Friday. Top-ranked Landon (Md.) moved closer to an undefeated season with three more solid wins, while Culver (Ind.) and Darien (Conn.) have upcoming tests against notable regional talent.
Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2017)— Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the third wave of 11 boys who have been selected to compete in the 12th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 1 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. Continue reading
A week after Landon (Md.) slid into the No. 1 spot, there was more turmoil towards the top, as Culver (Ind.) swapped places with Hill Academy (Ont.) after topping the Pride in Detroit. Perhaps most notably, Calvert Hall (Md.) and St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) make massive jumps from the twenties after upsetting McDonogh (Md.) and Chaminade (N.Y.), respectively. Check out the rest of the changes and additions below.
After Top 25 wins over Bullis and St. Ignatius Prep, Landon (Md.) takes over the No. 1 spot from Hill Academy (Ont.), pushing its record to 12-0 just over halfway through the Bears’ season. Elsewhere, little change occurred within the Top 10, besides Victor (N.Y.) sliding in with a week of solid tests against Midwest prep notables coming up.