NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE SHOWCASE
Where top high school teams compete and players get recruited.
Fall Session, Saturday November 17, 2018
When MIAA head coaches Bob Shriver (Boys’ Latin, ret.) and Andy Hilgartner (McDonogh, current) started NHSLS back in 2013, they filled a tremendous need for college coaches who couldn’t easily attend many high school games in the spring for geographical reason. Though the summer circuit allows the opportunity to see a ton of players in… Continue Reading
Session One of the National High School Lacrosse Showcase (NHSLS) concluded on Sunday, July 8, with the Flyers from Chaminade, NY winning the championship over MIAA powerhouse, Calvert Hall. This was the Flyers second NHSLS championship. Other prior winners over the tournament's six year existence have been Georgetown Prep (MD) and McDonogh School (MD).
With forty-three high school teams battling it out in Session One, just making the eight team playoff was an immense challenge. The playoff bracket was full of lacrosse powerhouse programs: Deerfield Academy (MA), Flyers (NY), Boys’ Latin (MD), McDonogh (MD), Gonzaga (DC), Bullis (MD), Lambert (GA), and Calvert Hall (MD).
In Session Two, twenty-five teams competed over the course of three days. At the end, we had a new champion with Mountain Lakes (NJ) taking the crown. Mountain Lakes was pushed to the limit by defending champion Haverford (PA). Both teams displayed impressive skills, hustle, and passion that is not always seen in summer lacrosse events.
The eight team playoff bracket for Session Two was tremendous, representing the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, as well as Florida! In addition to the finalists, other playoff teams were: Oxbridge Academy (FL), IMG Academy (FL), Summit (NJ), Garden City (NY), Bergen Catholic (NJ), and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (VA).
In the first year of a JV Session, it was Lincoln Sudbury (MA) with an impressive victory over Ridgewood (NJ), 10-3.
Congratulations to these programs and all those that participated in the 2018 NHSLS!