The National High School Lacrosse Showcase is one of the premier events on the summer circuit and for many West Coast teams an important trip East.
The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association has seen some of the greatest teams and players in lacrosse history over its 95-plus years of existence, but it has never seen a run like Calvert Hall (Md.) has made over the last three seasons.
With this year’s Cardinal program, it’s impossible to single out one player who made the most significant impact. Calvert Hall completed its mission with a 15-7 win over St. Mary’s (Md.) to claim its third-consecutive MIAA A Conference championship.
This week’s Mid-Atlantic notebook highlights more Maryland champions, a one-eyed goalie in Virginia, New Jersey’s nine seeds dominating and firsts in Maryland and Virginia.
Michael Ward travels to Long Island to watch Loyola Academy (Ill.) take on three of the best high school lacrosse teams in the nation. He recaps his trip in this week’s Ward Report.
Canyon Birch from Manasquan (N.J.) broke a 17-year old record to become New Jersey’s all-time leading scorer and earn Player of the Week.
This week’s Mid-Atlantic notebook features a Pennsylvania coach earning his 500th win and two teams participating in a showcase event.
Daniel Kelly from Calvert Hall (Md.) provided key goals in a crucial meeting against McDonogh (Md.) to earn Player of the Week for Week 7. Plus, eight players earn Honorable Mention this week.
The Ward Report is Michael Ward’s weekly column where he discuss all things dealing with boys’ high school lacrosse in the midwest.
Cade Newton from South Elgin (Ill.) earns Player of the Week after joining the 300 Club last week. Ten players from six states earn Honorable Mention.