LILacroseNews.com, Posted 1/14/14
Less than three weeks remain to apply for the inaugural National 175 Best of the Best Individual Boys Lacrosse Showcase on July 4 on Long Island.
The special event will precede the Best of the Best Club Team Showcase, featuring about 26 of the top club programs from all over North America.
The BOB Individual Showcase will feature 175 elite players in each of the Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 at Mitchell Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. Players can apply online through January 31st by clicking here.
The Best of the Best Club Team Showcase, in its second year, kicks off at 6 p.m. July 4 and continues until July 6 when club team champions in each class will be crowned through playoffs. The event is already filled with many of the top club teams, including returning champions Dukes L.C. and Team Turnpike (N.J.) and semifinalists such as the LI Express, Ct Chargers, Team Minnesota, and Team Twist.
These showcases will also be supporting the Navy Seal Foundation. The National 175 will make a $10,000 donation with a goal towards raising another $15,000 for this event [overall goal: $25,000], and feature a special presentation by the Navy Seals Foundation as we pay tribute on this July 4th holiday.
With teams from all over the US and Canada attending the club team showcase with their top players, the individual showcase is building an impressive list of college coaches that can watch elite players in both individual and team showcases.
The interest and support of the Navy Seals should be heightened after the release of the well-documented “Lone Survivor” movie which will highlight Navy Seals and the service they give to our country.
The competition at the BOB Team Showcase was keen last year and quickly stamped the event as one of the most anticipated of the summer season. Competition this year is expected to be even keener. (see list of expected teams).
In addition to the impressive list of top clubs returning, all of which are listed on the site, new this year will be six other top clubs, including: EVOLVE, ( Canada), Titanium (OH), Amped (VA), Juiced Cherries (MI), FLG (N.Y.), and Blue Devils (FL).
The National 175 runs other popular showcases in the summer and fall. To learn more about upcoming showcases, click the National 175 Home Page at www.nat175.com.