Standouts From Legends Lacrosse’s Inaugural New Jersey Freak Show

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Rory Doucette had reached the point in his career where he was the guy in charge of 20 to 30 other people. He’d already helped Adrenaline become one of the country’s leaders in lacrosse events, and the former Tufts player ascended into a VP spot at the West Coast company.

You might think that now that he and former Adrenaline co-worker/co-founder and Maryland alum Scott Hochstadt combined forces at Legends Lacrosse, Doucette would consider the little things that go into making a successful event to be tedious and monotonous.  Continue reading

A Breakdown Of The Standouts At Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip 2018’s, 2019’s & 2020’s

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Now in its 17th summer of existence, Nike Blue Chip took place last week at UMBC for a multitude of different classes, as Jake Reed and his staff hosted dozens of largely uncommitted players hoping to get looks midway through the summer circuit. Most notably, the event experienced a change and resurgence of sorts after discontinuing a partnership with 3d Lacrosse, who worked with Jake for five years with January’s regional tryout camps accounting for roughly half of the attendees at the summer Blue Chip sessions. The talent looked very solid, as there were more representatives from the East Coast hotbeds than the previous few years in addition to tons of ‘diamond in the rough’ type of recruits from all over the country. Continue reading

A Look At The Top Players at Crab Feast, Part 2

0264c151-822a-40e3-b5ea-b6ddfacfe3eaTaking place two weekends ago outside of Baltimore, the Crabs organization hosted its annual Crab Feast for dozens of teams in four age groups, which culminated in an exciting afternoon of championship games on Sunday. Along with intern Reece Belcher – who did an awesome job last week with Part 1 of our recap – Recruiting Rundown was there for both days taking in the action, primarily in the 2019 and 2020 age groups. Have a look below for another look at the top recruits in attendance.
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10 Who Impressed At Maverik Showtime 2021’s

DDblWP1XkAAHHL6Housed at Western Connecticut University in Danbury (Conn.), Maverik Showtime attracts the top player talent from across the country, adding a rising freshman division a year ago. Despite the new recruiting regulations limiting early recruiting, participants competed against the nation’s top players for three days straight of competitive games to prepare them for future recruiting events and a high level of competition. Run by former Syracuse teammates Paul Carcaterra, Joe Ceglia and Michael Springer & sponsored by Cascade Lacrosse and Maverik Lacrosse, the 2021 pool was loaded with Blue Chip talent. Continue reading

Breakdown Of Uncommitted Standouts At The Inaugural Philly Elite Invitational

DSC_0356.JPGThe 2017 season didn’t end the way Malvern Prep would have wanted it to.

The Friars started the year 5-0 with wins over MIAA powers Calvert Hall and Loyola Blakefield, as well as PIAA state qualifiers St. Joseph’s Prep, Garnet Valley and Strath Haven, before losing a pair of games to La Salle and rival Haverford School. They couldn’t consistently get back to the way they started and ultimately finished 17-6. That’s a good record just about anywhere, but Malvern couldn’t help but wonder what could have been.  Continue reading

A Look At The Most Impressive Players at Crab Feast, Part 1

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This past weekend the best club teams in the country headed to the land of crabs to play in the Baltimore Lacrosse Club’s Crab Feast, one of the premiere recruiting events of the summer. College coaches flocked to watch the nation’s top recruits battle.

Coming back from a deficit in their final two playoff games on Sunday, FCA Maryland defeated Laxachusetts in a back and forth 8-7 championship game in the 2020 Division. In the 2019 Division Championship, Madlax bested Leading Edge 6-4 after narrowly surviving the Crabs in a thrilling overtime semi-final. The 2018 bracket was won by a loaded Team 91 squad who narrowly beat the Annapolis Hawks 6-5. The talent was off the charts in every age division and the competition was unbelievable throughout the weekend, providing spectators with a number of one-goal thrillers.  Continue reading

A Breakdown Of The Top Recruits At SweetLax Invitational

DSC_0067.JPGIf things had been left the way they were, Cameron Henry would have been committed by now, and likely to one of the best programs in the country.

 A 2019 LSM and close defenseman from McCallie School (Tenn.) and LB3, Henry garnered significant interest before the NCAA cracked down on recruiting underclassmen. While some would have been disappointed to not be able to end their recruiting process, it’s actually been refreshing for Henry.  Continue reading

Standouts From Baltimore Summer Kickoff Session 2

JCGjLpcV_400x400For 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.
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Standouts From Big 4 Champions League

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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.

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Standouts From The Under Armour DC Tryouts

UA Underclass.jpgSince 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