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Two-Handed Canadians? Oh No!

0 - Published August 29, 2013 by in High School

I’m not saying that Canadian players are always one-handed players, but more often than not they have a true strong hand, and a weaker hand. With Brent Noseworthy, that might be true as well, but I’m having a hard time telling which one is which! Is he a lefty or a righty? Honestly, I can’t really tell.

Box Lacrosse Player With HUGE Field Upside

0 - Published August 28, 2013 by in High School

Layne Smith is a 2015 attackman who also plays a whole lot of box lacrosse. He’s not the tallest kid in the field, but he’s thick (5’11″ and 195) and uses his strength and balance to his advantage very well. He also has a super stick, and finishes inside with a flurry of fakes.

Meet Mini Tucker Durkin

0 - Published August 27, 2013 by in High School

I love an overtly physical defenseman! Any good team can use a guy who is looking to bring the heat on hits, and when the guy can also play solid one on one defense, use his stick to move the ball, AND has a good lacrosse IQ, you have to think you’ve found a winner.

The Next Brett Queener: 2015 Goalie

0 - Published August 26, 2013 by in High School

When I say a player is the next Brett Queener, one must assume I’m talking about a goalie who makes big saves, but can also run the field, spark transition, and drop the occasional assist, or goal. One has assumed correctly. Hayden Walsh is a 2015 Canadian Keeper who plays for Edge Canada and he LOVES to push the ball upfield… at least that’s what his highlight tape says!

This 2015 Player WILL Be Good In College

0 - Published August 20, 2013 by in High School

I’m always looking for high school level highlight tapes where I am convinced that the player in question has a solid future in the college game. The player doesn’t have to be a top 10 D1 lock to get noticed, but they do have to do something special, like show an uncanny ability to finish, a high IQ for their age, a great set of defensive checks, or a goalie who shines.

Ask A Ref: Goal Or No Goal?

0 - Published August 19, 2013 by in High School

Welcome Gordon Corsetti back to LAS! In our last edition of Ask A Ref, Gordon Corsetti filled us in on how players can, and can not, exchange sticks on the field of play. This week, he’s covering weird goal scoring situations, and when a goal can be waived off.

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2014 NFHS High School Rule Changes

0 - Published August 15, 2013 by in High School, Youth

The NFHS rules committee came together and laid down the law. With so many new rule changes for 2014, Mark Donahue tries to make sense of it all.

Unclaimed 2014 Face Off Specialist

0 - Published August 15, 2013 by in High School

JP Masaryk is a rising senior (2014) from Fairfield Prep in Fairfield, CT and surprisingly, this Face Off prospect hasn’t committed anywhere yet. Late bloomer in the house? Perhaps! Check out the video of JP below, and tell me this kid doesn’t have some potential!

2015 Canadian Long Pole Throws Junk

0 - Published August 8, 2013 by in High School

When it comes to top level defensive recruits, it often seems like the junk throwing, slap check happy, risk taker is a thing of the past. Most of these top level recruits are athletic and tough position guys, who have great feet and excellent size… but every once in a while we get a throwback, and I’m thinking Michael Moriyama fits that mold pretty nicely.

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2016 Goalie: Canadian Stopper Shows Promise

0 - Published August 7, 2013 by in High School

Caelahn Bullen isn’t the biggest goalie in the world. but he definitely impressed me with his positioning, as well as his ability to react to shots from in close. I’ll let you decide if you think his game is on point or not (I think it is), but there are a couple of other points about this young prospect that make me think of him as a winner…

Hot Pot: The Next Tucker Durkin

0 - Published August 7, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

Tucker Durkin’s high school highlight tape quickly became a thing of legend (at least in my mind) because of the sheer ferocity on display. Durkin thinks man first, and makes the opposition pay time and time again. If you haven’t seen it, it’s truly worth a watch or ten. He just knocks over everybody out there.

Empire Cup Champs: NYC Interview

0 - Published August 7, 2013 by in High School

New York City has now claimed their second straight Empire Cup title, and after years of being the doormat of the Empire Games (the EC’s predecessor), the City’s region team rise is definitely something worth noting. I got to catch up with NYC’s coach, Ben Kaminow (a Syracuse club player in the 80s), to discuss the team, and how the New York City lacrosse landscape is rapidly changing, and improving.

Video: 2014 Man-Child Lacrosse Prospect

0 - Published August 5, 2013 by in High School, Videos

When I say man-child, I mean man-child. Cole Miller is a 6’4″, 215+ pound player out of Ridgewood, NJ, who will be attending Avon Old Farms next year. Nothing too crazy so far, but unlike most guys approaching six and a half feet, Cole doesn’t play defense.

LIVE Hangout: Recruiting And Travel Teams

0 - Published August 5, 2013 by in High School

Today, at NOON ET, LaxAllStars will be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout on the subject of Recruiting, Elite Teams, and Travel Lacrosse! Our knowledgeable guests will include Trevor Tierney (of Tier Lacrosse), Xander Ritz (of Adrenaline Lacrosse), and Lee Southren (the founder of the NJ Riot).

Love THIS Kid’s Game Too: Derek Andrews

0 - Published August 1, 2013 by in High School

Connor Wilson has found another diamond in the rough high school lacrosse recruit. Derek Andrews is a 2014 that can ball. It’s backhand box goal city!

Hot Pot: I LOVE This Kid’s Game!

0 - Published July 31, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

Lacrosse standouts at younger ages are often the bigger kids, or the best natural athletes, but that isn’t always the case… in fact, sometimes you see a kid who lacks BOTH size AND speed, and yet he STILL manages to impress. This is one of those cases…

NJ Riot Interviews: Josh Karp

0 - Published July 30, 2013 by in High School

As we follow the New Jersey Riot 2016 team, and update you on their first hand experiences at camps, tournaments, and other events in the club lacrosse scene, we will also introduce you to some of their players via interviews. We want to know how potential college players think nowadays, and there is no better way to get informed than by talking to the players of today!

Reader Poll: Fastest Growing State for HS Lacrosse

0 - Published July 25, 2013 by in High School

This week’s Reader Poll is all about growth – more specifically high school growth! Obviously we are all about the growth of the game and as several of our staffers are heavily involved at the high school level, we knew this would make the perfect poll.