3d RISING is a network of local partners charged with finding, watching and evaluating top and emerging lacrosse talent throughout the country and Canada. Our goal is to find top players and to find those players rising to that level.

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Saturday April 19, 2014

04.19.14 - 4:38 AM

Not sure about the rest of the country, but Mother Nature has been most uncooperative so far this spring.  This week is Spring Break for many Upstate NY high schools, and on Monday we basked in 77-degree temperatures.  However, on Tuesday the temps dropped and we got an inch or two of snow that hung around through Wednesday’s forecasted high of 34 degrees!  Just crazy!


04.01.14 - 11:52 AM

On a dark and stormy afternoon at Bayport Blue Point High School in southeastern Long Island, the Shoreham Wading River Men’s Lacrosse team faced-off against the Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms.

Shoreham Wading River

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Shoreham Men’s lacrosse program will be under new leadership. This past fall head Coach Tom Rotanz was not re-instated as head coach of SWR. Being that Coach Rotanz was the man responsible for building the Shoreham...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

04.10.14 - 2:16 PM

Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s JV

Part 1

The first match-up of this Catholic School rivalry was all about the black and gold. Dominating every part of the field, the St. Anthony’s Friars handedly defeated the Chaminade Flyers 13 to 2. Utilizing unselfish, hard-nosed and fundamental play, St. A’s really showcased well in this game. Without further ado, let’s discus our first 3d rising studlete, #33 Sam Nadjari

#33 Sam Nadjari 2016

St. Anthony’s High School...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

04.11.14 - 2:22 AM

High School lacrosse is beginning to heat up in the Lone Star State.  Texas has a heap of athletes and many sharp coaches that are contributing to the growth of knowledge in this burgeoning state.  Below are the top five programs as I see it as well as some more top prospects in the great state of Texas.           


Top 5 (4/10/14)

1)    Episcopal School of...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

03.28.14 - 11:10 AM

Texas, long known for its high school football pageantry, is on the rise within the prep lacrosse realm.  Teams such as Dallas Jesuit, Highland Park, the Episcopal School of Dallas, and The Woodlands have garnered attention on the national scene in various rankings and articles.  More and more Texans are committing to play lacrosse at the next level.  If you follow Division 1 lacrosse, then you have probably heard of Brandon Mullins (Syracuse – Coppell HS) and Bear...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

04.09.14 - 7:38 AM

3d Rising Report: 2014 AJO4Lax Fest


Coverage of the Georgia lacrosse scene kicks off with the 8th annual AJO4Lax Fest at Pope High School. 


The AJO4Lax Fest honors the memory of Andrew Oswald, a star Pope High School attack man who tragically died as a result of a single-car accident in Marietta, GA in 2005. Proceeds from the event support the Andrew J. Oswald Memorial Fund, Ltd. To date the Fund has raised...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »

04.03.14 - 8:02 AM


            It has been known for many years that the state of Maryland has some of the best lacrosse in the country. With national powerhouses such as Boys Latin, St. Pauls, and McDonogh, there are always numerous Division 1 players on display. The Old Line State boasts 6 teams currently in the Under Armour top 25 national rankings. It’s also no surprise that when you look at the rosters of...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE »