Western Lacrosse Scout is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Boise Invitational which pits teams from all over the West against each other in a battle for state supremacy. The annual event is slated for next weekend, beginning on Thursday, March 13 and ending on Sunday, March 16. Teams from Utah (Juan Diego, Lone Peak, Bingham and Judge), Idaho (Bishop Kelly, Mountain View, Centennial, Eagle and Rocky Mountain), Oregon (Summit and Tigard), Nevada (Centennial, Palo Verde and Faith Lutheran) and California (Casa Grande and Granda) will take the field representing their state and hope to come away with a win.
“When Tom and I started putting the Boise Invitational together we wanted to put together an event that showcased Boise lacrosse and also gave teams from other states an opportunity to play against teams that they typically don’t play,” said Boise Invitational Co-Founder Britt Cornaby. “We worked very hard to invite teams who would be competitive and then we put together a schedule to not only give them good competition but diversity as well. We believe the overall depth of the field has increased this year.” Read more ›
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Gage Bradshaw of Plano West (TX) and C2C is a recent Western standout to commit at an NCAA D-I Program after choosing Rutgers University. The Scarlet Knights are tapping into the West for defensive talent, and it will be very interesting to see how those players develop as a unit at the next level. Utahns Garret Bullett and Garret Michaeli of Corner Canyon HS (UT) have also committed to Rutgers. Bradshaw is a great grab for the Knights, that will help provide a tough nosed identity to their defensive unit. Read more ›
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Highland Park (TX) takes on McCallie (TN) and Calvert Hall (MD)
Last week offered several heavy weight bouts, and a great start for lacrosse out West. This week provides several intriguing match ups as the season continues to get underway. Up in the Wasatch Mountains Juan Diego hosts Lone Peak in a rematch of the 2013 Utah State Championship. While Highland Park (TX) travels to North Carolina to take on McCallie (TN), Calvert Hall (MD), and East Chapel Hill (NC).
Lone Peak at Juan Diego 3/7
This matchup might not be as meaningful now that the two teams play in different leagues, but there are still plenty of bragging rights on the line. Juan Diego will look to start strong in it’s quest to win a third straight ULA Championship, and will be anchored by Senior defensemen Carter Mannix (Marquette). Read more ›
Aurora University has snagged Cameron Campbell to play for the Spartans in beginning next fall. The midfielder out of San Antonio, Texas joins fellow Western player JK Torres who also committed to Aurora.
Campbell began playing lacrosse when he was 5 years old when his dad brought home fiddle sticks for him and his brother. Campbell didn’t play on an organized team until he was in fifth grade. Campbell decided to play at the next level because of his love of the game.
Aurora University is located in Aurora, Illinois which is about 40 miles west of Chicago. They compete in the Midwest conference of NCAA D-III. The Spartans went 16-4 last season and won their First Round playoff game against Ohio Wesleyan. The Spartans fell to Cortland in the Second Round. Read more ›
JK Torres looks to welcome Valencia to the CIF
The college lacrosse season is well underway, and this week marks the start of the season for many high school programs out West. Texas has been at it for a few weeks now, and will be blessed with a pair of great matchup’s when The Woodlands host Episcopal Dallas and Coppell visits Dallas Jesuit. Out in sunny California St. Ignatius faces San Ramon Valley, and Valencia plays it’s first game in program history against cross town rival West Ranch. This should be a great week to kick off the lacrosse season, and the month of March. Read more ›
Edmond North and OKC Lacrosse senior Jake Hobbs is paving the way to collegiate lacrosse for Oklahoma players. He recently committed to NCAA DII Lindenwood University (MO), and will enroll at the school this fall. He will be accompanied at Lindenwood by OKC teammate Sam Heaton.
Hobbs is a dual-sport athlete and started at safety for the Edmond North football team. The time spent honing his craft as a safety is visible in both his on and off ball defense. Hobbs defensive footwork and approach angles surely have Lindenwood excited about the talented midfielder. Read more ›
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Tyler Brock is one of the latest Highland Park and C2C standouts to commit to an NCAA D-I Program after choosing Virginia Military Institute. The Keydets have a rich tradition of preparing military leaders highlighted by numerous four star generals. Brock is known for his strong work ethic and leadership, and it appears VMI has landed one of it’s next field generals.
“I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Tyler at both Highland Park and C2C for the last few years. Tyler is a big strong kid who can back down a defender and finish better than most. He comes to practice everyday with a great work ethic, and you know he will give you 110% every time he steps on the field. Read more ›
Jensen Makarov is the latest Western player to commit to an NCAA D-I program after choosing the Maryland Terrapins. Makarov is heading into his senior season at Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The Farmers won the 2013 Colorado 4A Championship after beating Air Academy 14-2 in the Championship game on the back of Makarov who had a .867 save percentage and 13 saves to lead his team to victory in what Makarov claims to be his favorite lacrosse memory so far.
Makarov began playing lacrosse in the fourth grade for local teams but played attack until the seventh grade when he converted to goalie. Many of his friends from his hockey team played lacrosse after the hockey season so he joined them and has played every season ever since. Read more ›
Watching Parker Alexander play football for ten seconds validates why North Carolina jumped on the talented Freshman. The Highland Park and C2C midfielder is fast, physical, and has a nose for the end zone (not to mention he can put the rubber in the back of the net). On the gridiron, Alexander rushed for 1,231 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 11 yards per attempt during his freshman campaign. Read more ›
The college recruiting process can be tough, and lacrosse recruiting is no exception. It requires players to be extremely proactive, or likely be left in the dust. Being a great high school player is not going to cut it, especially for Western players outside of traditional lacrosse hotbeds.
An effective way to jump start the process is attending an individual recruiting event. Read more ›
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