Lutherville, Md. – SMH Lacrosse presents the 2017 National High School Lacrosse Showcase (NHSLS) powered by Under Armour. Taking place at Blandair Park and Oakland Mills High School in Howard County, Md. on July 7-9 (Session One) and July 9-11 (Session Two), the event features high school lacrosse programs from all over the United States.
The original event for high school lacrosse teams only, the NHSLS was conceived five years ago with the goal of bringing some of the country’s finest high school lacrosse programs together in the summer. In year five, the NHSLS powered by Under Armour will have 70 schools from 16 states and the District of Columbia competing.
Amongst the teams playing in the 2017 NHSLS, there will be 16 state or conference champions and 10 teams that finished second for their state or conference championship. Included in that list are championship teams from the states of Florida – St. Thomas Aquinas, Ohio – Archbishop Moeller, New York – Ward Melville and Victor, Washington – Bellevue, Massachusetts – Lincoln-Sudbury, Connecticut – New Canaan, and Illinois – New Trier. Also attending will be teams that have won titles in some of the finest conferences in the country. They include Landon (Md.), Calvert Hall (Md.), St. John’s College High School (Md.), and Culver Academy (Ind.).
More than 500 participants in the NHSLS have gone on to play D-I lacrosse in the short, four-year existence of the event, with more than 100 college coaches representing D-I, D-II, and D-III attending last year’s showcase. The NHSLS has quickly become a great recruiting opportunity, with college coaches appreciating an opportunity to watch players compete for their high schools. Playing for their school colors, the players perform with passion, great effort, and sportsmanship as they bring a regular season attitude and level of play to this unique summer event.
Fans are encouraged and welcomed to come out to Blandair Park and Oakland Mills High Schools (a short walk from each other) to enjoy some great high school lacrosse. Further information about the 2017 NHSLS powered by Under Armour can be obtained on the NHSLS web site. Also, see the schedule and results of all games in Session One and Session Two.