NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE SHOWCASE
Where top high school teams compete and players get recruited.
Summer Session I, July 7-9, 2017
Summer Session II, July 9-11, 2017
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 concluded on Sunday, July 9, with McDonogh School winning the championship over MIAA rival, Calvert Hall. This was McDonogh's third NHSLS championship. Other prior winners over the tournament's five year existence have been Georgetown Prep (MD) and the Flyers (NY).
With forty-six 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: New Canaan (CT), Victor (NY), Baldwinsville (NY), Landon(MD), Gonzaga (DC), Ward Melville (NY), and Calvert Hall (MD).
In Session Two, twenty-three teams competed over the course of three days. At the end, we had a repeat champion with Haverford School(PA) taking the crown back to the Main Line. Haverford was pushed to the limit by their opponent, Salisbury School (CT), and had to come back from a four goal deficit to get the victory. 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 south Florida! In addition to the finalists, other playoff teams were: Oxbridge Academy (FL), Northern District (MD), Summit (NJ), Garden City (NY), Chatham (NJ) and Malvern Prep (PA).
Congratulations to these programs and all those that participated in the 2017 NHSLS!