SPIRE Academy Lacrosse Program

SPIRE Academy

SPIRE Academy is a specialized academic institution focused on inspiring the best expression of the human spirit through athletics, academics, and service to others. The high school features a world class 750,000 sqft facility on over 500 acres of land located in Geneva, Ohio. It is the training location for Olympians and World Champions. SPIRE’s […]

Athleticism Runs in the Blood of Luke Miller

Luke Miller

Luke Miller is a high school sophomore from Maryland who has been all over the lacrosse showcase circuit this summer and fall. He was selected to the USA Lacrosse’s U16 team and scored six goals during the Brogden Cup last month. The McDonogh High School product is native of the Old Line State and the […]

What To Know About College Lacrosse Scholarships

college lacrosse scholarships

In the last 20 years, collegiate lacrosse has seen many changes. From the equipment to the rules, the game has completely transformed into the product you see today. College lacrosse scholarships are no exception. One of the major factors that has brought about all the change is schools across Division I, II, and III have […]

Parents in Recruiting: How Should a Parent Behave?

parents in recruiting

Your son or daughter is a high school lacrosse athlete with dreams of playing in college. You’re a proud parent who is thrilled to support your child in whatever way you can, but you’ve never experienced college recruiting before. And even if you did play lacrosse or another sport in college, times have changed quite […]

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle’s Corner, Part 2

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle's Corner - Part 2

Earlier this month we welcomed Coach Dave Cottle to the Lacrosse All Stars family with his new podcast “Coach Cottle’s Corner,” which provides insight into the game of lacrosse like never before. On episode one, Dave began a conversation with legendary coach Bill Tierney about his coaching past and the early days of his career. […]

Five Recruiting Mistakes Lacrosse Players Must Avoid

Lacrosse recruiting mistakes

You’re a high school lacrosse player with dreams of playing in college, but it can be easy to make mistakes during the recruiting process. You’re signed up for the Top 100 Shootout, you play on the elite club team in your area, you have a jam-packed summer schedule. You’re excited – the coaches list is […]

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle’s Corner

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle's Corner - Part 1

Please join us in welcoming Coach Dave Cottle to Lacrosse All Stars! His weekly podcast “Coach Cottle’s Corner” will shine light on the game like never before thanks to unfiltered, off-the-cuff 1v1 discussions with the greatest minds in lacrosse. It all starts with the one and only Bill Tierney. Coach Cottle’s Corner Cottle, currently president […]

How I Learned College Lacrosse Recruiting Is a Business

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College lacrosse recruiting can be overwhelming, especially when you’re not American. When I was going through my college lacrosse recruitment, I didn’t know much. I was a Canadian kid who didn’t grow up with the American college sports system surrounding me. I didn’t know how it worked. I was flying blind. I know I wasn’t […]

Lacrosse Mini Doc: Fivestar Championship Challenge

Lacrosse Mini Doc Fivestar Championship Challenge

The Fivestar Championship Challenge featured some of the best Class of 2023 athletes in the country all in one place, and Eric Bowden was there to capture it all. In the days since the event, the talented videographer has put together a mini doc celebrating the high-level lacrosse the event brought to Columbia, Maryland. Featuring […]

2023 Lacrosse Recruits Begin the Process, A Coach’s Reflection

2023 lacrosse recruits

According to the voluminous NCAA rulebook (257 pages for DIII and 464 pages for DI), Sept. 1 is the first opportunity to contact juniors in high school, as the country’s 2023 lacrosse recruits found out last week. Prior to that, there can be no correspondence between a DI head coach and a PSA – that’s the […]

Fivestar Championship Challenge Photo Gallery

Fivestar Championship Challenge

The Fivestar Championship Challenge in Columbia, Maryland, last weekend showcased tons of the top talent from the Class of 2023 together in one place with some of the top coaches the game has ever seen helping the high schoolers hone their lacrosse skills further. Following a Friday night evaluation practice, coaches representing the six teams […]

Education Runs Deep at Fivestar Championship Challenge

2021 Fivestar Championship Challenge

Under a blueish gray evening sky amid a hovering humidity, a semi-circle of 100-odd eager pupils formed around Dave Cottle. The congregation honed in on him as he introduced his star-studded cast that would teach these students for the weekend. With each speech, Cottle declared the qualities of his entourage, including but not limited to […]