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ADIDAS: All Day I Dream About… Lacrosse

4 - Published June 29, 2010 by in Gear, High School

Two significant press releases from adidas Lacrosse hit our inbox today. We don’t always publish them word-for-word, but hey, when you hit us with 2 in one day we know you’re hustlin’.

And so here we are – 2 press releases, 1 post…

500 Players from 28 States and Canada Ready for adidas National Lacrosse Classic July 7-8, 2010

The 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic will take place at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds, Maryland July 5-8, 2010. 500 players from 28 States and Canada, named as adidas All-Americans, will compete on twenty teams from 8 different regions of the United States for a National Championship in a showcase for college lacrosse coaches and recruiters.

Entering its third year, the adidas National Lacrosse Classic aims to better prepare student athletes for the college admissions and athletic recruitment process by uniting the top high school underclassmen players and college lacrosse coaches. Regional team tryouts are conducted by high school coaches during the year. Players are selected to represent their region at the National Games by the high school coaches based on their performance at the tryouts. Tryouts are open to players entering grades 10,11 & 12 next fall.

Twenty teams form 8 different regions of the country will be represented at the adidas National Lacrosse Classic including Carolina, Maryland, California, Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New England.

The 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic will begin on July 5 with player check-in and Opening Ceremonies. Jack McGetrick, NCAA Division I Men’s Head Coach at Bellarmine University is scheduled to address the athletes. Each team will practice and attend a college admission seminar on Tuesday, July 6. The adidas National Games begin on July 7 from 8a-9p. There will be four divisions of 5 teams each. The top two teams in each division will advance to the adidas Elite 8 round on Thursday morning, July 8th. College coaches in attendance will rank the top offensive and defensive players for selection to the adidas All-Star teams that will play after the Elite 8 and prior to the Final Four and National Championship Games. The winning team will qualify to play Internationally for the Brodgen Cup later in the year.

For additional event information go to AdidasNationalLacrosseClassic.com

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Jack McGetrick To Speak At The adidas National Lacrosse Classic

Jack McGetrick, head coach at Bellarmine University, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2011 adidas National Lacrosse Classic on July 6th held in Boyds, Maryland. This year’s event is proving to be the largest ever with record attendances being broken at tryouts across the U.S.

The three-day event runs from July 6 to July 8th and features the top 500 underclassmen standouts in the country that have been selected to play for their regional team. The adidas National Lacrosse Classic will serve as a showcase for NCAA and MCLA college coaches and scouts. The tryouts are open to all high school underclassmen enabling student-athletes with an opportunity to gain exposure to the college admissions and athletic recruitment process. The winner of the National Finals will qualify to play for the Brogden Cup against the best team in Canada later in the year. Over 60 coaches attended last year. Past participants have been seen by the following colleges/universities: Navy, Syracuse, Virginia, Princeton, Bucknell, Delaware, Maryland, Denver, Duke, Penn, VMI, Fairfield, Jacksonville, Villanova, Loyola, Penn State, Ohio State, UMBC, Towson, Drexel, Providence, Marist, Siena, Salisbury, Michigan, Robert Morris, Stevenson, Washington, Gettysburg, Adelphi, Belmont Abbey, Florida State, Dickinson, Mercyhurst, North Carolina, Catholic, Randolf Macon, Lynchburg, Florida Southern, Hendrix, Hood, Greensboro, Nazareth, RPI, Essex, DeSales, Detroit Mercy, Goucher, McDaniel, Hampton Sydney, Roanoke, Kenyon, Mars Hill, Queens, NYIT, Marymount, SCAD, St.Vincent, St. Andrews, Wesley, Virginia Weslyan, Denison, Wittenberg.

Coach McGetrick will kick off the Classic speaking about the doors that are opened academically for the student athlete through the sport of lacrosse. Bellarmine’s McGetrick led a successful season of 9-6 this past year.  Before coaching at Bellarmine, Coach McGetrick spent 11 seasons as coach of the University of Hartford with a overall record of 87-74 (.540). This was the most wins and best winning percentage of any coach in Hartford’s history. McGetrick picked up the Coach of the Year award, his third such AEC honor in his final season as Hartford. During his time with the Hawks, McGetrick led his team to their most successful season in 2000 with a 14-2 run. Additional seasons to note were 1997 with a 11-3 season and 1996 with a 9-6 season. McGetrick was voted National Coach of the year, New England Coach of the Year and America East Coach of the Year in 1997. He also earned Conference Coach of the Year and New Coach of the Year in 2000. Prior to accepting his job at Hartford, McGetrick was an assistant coach at the State University of New York­­­­­—Cortland, where he was also an All-America player and was the head club coach at the University of Connecticut. Additionally, he also coached several high school teams in Connecticut and New York. McGetrick was named to the 1972 All-America First Team after leading Cortland to the NCAA Division I semi-finals. He was drafted by the Montreal Quebecois of the Professional Box Lacrosse League in 1976.

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