For the second weekend in a row, Baltimore Summer Kickoff took place down in Maryland and attracted over 125 college coaches to the St. Paul’s Schools. Hosted by the High Point staff, BSK has long acted as one of the hotter tournaments for college coaches from all divisions looking for talent from both established hotbeds and non-traditional areas. We were there once again after covering last week’s event and took a look at the best players in attendance.
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.
Since its inception in 2006, the Under Armour All-American Underclassmen Tournament has become one of the most prestigious lacrosse events in the country. Engineered and operated by Corrigan Sports Enterprises, the UA Underclassmen Games consist of a tournament between eleven geographically based regional teams and a showcase of uncommitted players. The tournament is split into two divisions, Command, which consists of rising freshmen and sophomores and Highlight, which consists of rising juniors and seniors. Each year, hundreds of players try out to represent their respective regions. As a result, the tryouts have become a recruiting gold mine for college coaches. Continue reading
The shot looked ticketed for the corner far and away, its final destination a mere formality. It was a shot that would go in for most players against most goalies.
Kaleb Stroman merely slid to his right and gobbled up the rocket with his stick before tossing an outlet pass to get the Denver Elite 2018 transition game going. For the Legend (Colo.) goalie and Denver commit, it was just another save at the prestigious Adrenaline Platinum Cup, but it also showed off everything that makes his goalie training unique. Continue reading
Always one of the biggest and most well attended events of June, the High Point staff has hosted BSK all over the Baltimore area for the better part of a decade. This year’s edition bumped over to Goucher College (with a few fields at Notre Dame Prep and Garrison Forest) and had 125 college coaches attend. Interning with Recruiting Rundown for the second straight year, college intern TJ Oursler was there all day Saturday for pool play as well as the All-Star Games and his recap of the top players at the event. Continue reading
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
Miles Tillman was the last addition to the Go Fight Win Elite 60 Showcase on Sunday. So much so, actually, that Tillman was nowhere to be found on the rosters handed out to college coaches.
After the first time he touched the ball, Tillman had everyone scrambling to find out who he was. He scooped up a ground ball on the defensive end and effortlessly sprinted past everyone else, making those chasing him look like they were stuck in quicksand.
Later, Tillman showed off his offensive flair, undressing a defenseman with a one-hand toe drag and scoring on a bouncer. In the second game, he showed off more flashy handles on his way to another highlight-reel goal, and from there, it was obvious that Tillman had set himself apart from his peers. 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
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