HEADLINE STORIES //
Friday December 6, 2013
After ten weeks of coaching girls’ varsity soccer, it was fun to get out and see some fall lacrosse, and what better event is there than the grand-daddy of all CNY fallball tournaments, the Ithaca Turkeyshoot. As a college coach recruiting or a Dad coaching his own sons, a November trip down to Ithaca High School is a well-worn path, and the biting cold weather reminded me of so many years past when there was...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »
Beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada is home to world famous strip, awesome weather year round, and November 8-10, the host of some of the best talent in the western United States. Brian Witmer was on site identifying the elite prospects for 3d Rising. Over three days, with hundreds of young players between the U15, U17, and U19 divisions, a few dozen stood apart from the pack. Displaying athleticism, lacrosse intelligence, work ethic, and pure skill; the following players let their...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »
British Columbia U16
This was by far the strongest and most cohesive unit to take the field at the U16 level for the Canadian Field Championships. The star studded roster in combination with amazing chemistry and physical dominance led these young men to bring home the gold over Ontario by a score of 14-9. Watching these guys take the field was an absolute joy and a great display of how the game is supposed to be played.
Brodie Gillespie 2016
Tyler Klarner 2013
Sub Position: Off Ball, Time and Room
This was the best shooter at the tournament, bar none. Allowing this guy to get his hands free will cost any team a goal. Just because he is primarily a right handed shooter from the top, doesn’t mean you can’t expect to see shots from underneath or from a quick roll to his left hand. That sweet sweet...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »
I was asked by 3dLacrosse to follow the eight-team Boys HS Division I at the first annual Saratoga Springs Lacrosse Shootout this past weekend. The tournament featured some 77 teams in 9 different divisions – not bad for a first-year event! Games were played at the Saratoga Springs Polo Grounds, where there were ten fields, concessions, parking, vendors, and a “fun zone” that I never really got a chance to see, but seemed busy and popular every time I went anywhere near...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »
For my second and final 3dRising assignment of the summer, I drove down to Henninger High School in Syracuse on Saturday to watch the two younger divisions of the Nike Upstate Risings tournament. I watched the Section III Rising Sophomore team play all three of its games; for the Rising Juniors, I watched the Section V team three times. I think Section V finished 3-0 in the younger group, and I think Section III finished 3-0 in the older division.
I came...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »
I went into this camp feeling it would be the most competitive of the four camps Jake Reed runs. While the rising freshman haven’t competed yet the bar was set extremely high by this group. What I really loved about this particular group was that players from literally every corner of the lower 48 excelled. It’s remarkable to see the increase in skill, lacrosse IQ and athleticism of players from non-traditional lacrosse communities. It tells me that the sport is growing, the...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »