This weekend the best high school lacrosse players in the nation will gather in Maryland to compete in the National All-Star Games. The players in attendance come from all over the country and were hand-selected to represent their specific region. The National All-Star Games is a time to put high school and club affiliations to the side in order to compete with and against the best of the best.
With over 14 regions being represented, each region fields one team in three age groups based on high school graduating class: The Commit Division (Class of 2022), Recruit Division (2023) and NextGen Division (2024). The weekend-long event also features a National Senior All-American Game which consists of 46 of the best players in the country competing head-to-head one last time before moving onto their collegiate careers.
What makes the National All-Star Game stand so special is its “blind tryouts” selection process. Those involved in the selection process ensure that the players selected are chosen due to their performance on the field and not their club program or high school affiliations. The goal of the event is to find the top players in the country to experience national competition at its highest level.
“One of the best things about club lacrosse is that it’s a chance to play with the best players from different schools and conferences in your area. The National All-Star Games takes that to another level, playing with the elite of the elite players from your state and beyond. It’s a chance for the locally grown players to be nationally known.”
– Ryan McClernan, Founder and CEO of B’More Lax Co.
The event is great opportunity for players to connect with college coaches as there were over 100 coaches in attendance last year. It is also the perfect time for the athletes to help develop their brand in the modern age of athletics by attending an elite caliber event such as this one. These players use this event as a tool to help them on their college recruitment journey while making lifelong memories along the way.
Many notable collegiate players have attended this event over the past two years included Matthew Nunes (UVA), Bobby Van Buren (OSU), and Owen Gaffney (Harvard). Many of the committed players this year such as Joey Spallina (Syracuse), Bo Lockwood (Michigan), and Dominic Pietramala (UNC) are sure to be impact freshman at their respective universities next year.
The games will take place over the span of two days (July 9-10) resulting in one region per age group coming out victorious. The National Senior All-American Game will take place at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on July 9th and tickets can be purchased HERE.