Athletes interested in lacrosse opportunities in Division III have a new option with the Florida D3 Showcase held at the Robert Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota, Fla. on Jan. 13, 2019.
Players will receive coaching from Division III coaches who will run each of the position stations, team practices and games.
“We have 22 schools that have expressed desire to attend,” Donovan said. “We’re very excited on the response. Florida does not have any D-III schools that play lacrosse, so it’s a unique opportunity.”
Some of the programs that are attending include Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall, Colorado College, Denison, Williams, Rhodes College, Nazareth College and the University of Dallas.
“We wanted to be unique and bring a new experience,” he added. “This is an experience we think will mutually benefit the coaches to look at an up-and-coming area where they can get talent and for the kids who have educational desires.”
The Florida D3 showcase is open to players in the Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and each of the showcases will be played on one field, allowing college coaches to see everyone.
After completion of team play, an all-star team will be selected, and players will compete in an all-star game.
Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) coaches Kyle Donovan, and John Keysor runs the Florida D3 Showcase and brings extensive experience in conducting camps, showcases and player development in the Northeast and Florida.
“I worked on Wall Street for 30 years and coached lacrosse in Westport, Connecticut. I was Vice President of CONNY lacrosse, which turned into the largest youth group of lacrosse in the country,” Donovan said. “John Keysor played at Hofstra, he is a Ward Melville grad and played in the MLL. We have the same vision on what we want to get done. We want the kids to get better and expose them to great opportunities.”
Florida D3 Showcase has a simple objective: to expose talented Florida players to the extensive array of colleges offering an opportunity to play lacrosse at a high level, receive a superior education, and get a broad college experience.
Registration is $295 and is open to attack, midfield, defense, goalie, FOGO and LSMs.