FLG in 3d Summer Shootout Draws More Than 130 Teams to the Maryland Soccerplex for the Eighth Year of the Event
BOYDS, Md. — Eleven champions were crowned at the FLG in 3d Summer Shootout to close out a jam-packed weekend of lacrosse on July 14 at the Maryland Soccerplex.
A tournament co-hosted by Denver-based 3d Lacrosse and Long Island-based FLG Lacrosse, the FLG in 3d Summer Shootout drew 134 teams to the facility, located just outside of the nation’s capital, to compete across youth and high school-age divisions.
The event, which is part of the ongoing FLG in 3d tournament series, drew about 110 college coaches over the course of the weekend.
“This was one of our best FLG in 3d tournaments yet in terms of the competition, the atmosphere, the weather and the number of fans, coaches and teams we were able host for three unforgettable days,” said Mike Bartlett, 3d Lacrosse’s Director of Events.
“We keep working to deliver a better weekend of lacrosse every year, and we’re able to do that with a great partner like FLG.”
Highlights of this year’s event included the annual face-off competition held Friday night and the All-Star Game on Saturday, which features teams made of up players selected via votes submitted by the team coaches and college coaches on hand. Many of the college coaches in attendance were on the sideline for the All-Star contests.
3d Lacrosse’s official gear partner, STX Lacrosse, was on hand displaying new product and Lax.com, 3d’s official retail partner, was on site taking care of attendees’ gear, stringing and 3d Lacrosse merchandise needs. Denver-based Stylax, the tournament’s official apparel provider, was at the Maryland Soccerplex throughout the weekend offering custom apparel and keepsakes.
As is the case at all 3d Lacrosse events, each coach of every team presented an MVP Ball to a player on the opposing team following each game.
“We want healthy competition and sportsmanship at our events, and so we try to create that environment,” Bartlett said. “We also try to help teams have as much fun as possible.”
This year’s champions were presented with FLG in 3d Summer Showdown headbands. This year’s big winner was FCA Upstate; the Rochester-based program won championships in four divisions: 2021 A, 2024, 2025 and 2026.
“We love working with the 3d Events team and love to welcome teams in from around the country to this event where they can experience awesome competition and get seen by coaches from all levels of play,” said Corey Winkoff, Program Director for FLG.
“We’re fired up that we are growing the series and offering more and more opportunities in lacrosse, specifically to new and up-and-coming programs and players.”
Below, see the champions in the 11 different divisions at the FLG in 3d Summer Shootout.
For more information on 3d Lacrosse’s lineup of national and regional events, visit 3dlacrosse.com/tournaments.
FLG in 3d Summer Shootout Champions
2020 AA – 3d New England
2020 A – HEADstrong Lehigh
2021 AA – FLG
2021 A – FCA Upstate
2022 AA – FLG
2022 A - HGR
2023 AA – Team 91 Bandits
2023 A – Low and Away
2024 – FCA Upstate
2025 – FCA Upstate
2026 – FCA Upstate
FLG in 3d Summer Shootout All-Stars
About 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, New York, Portland, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Westfield, N.J. Learn more at 3dLacrosse.com.
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