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National 175 Best of the Best Club Team Showcase

Here is a list of club teams that attended the National 175 Best of the Best on July 4-6, 2014:

  • Evolve (CANADA)
  • LI Express (NY)
  • CT Chargers (CT)
  • Team Turnpike (NJ)
  • Dukes (PA)
  • Twist (PA)
  • LI Outlaws (NY)
  • Thunder (GA)
  • Building Blocks (NJ)
  • MadLax (VA)
  • No Excuse (TN)
  • Team Minnesota (MN)
  • Red Devil United NC (NC)
  • Crush Nationals (GA, NY)
  • LI Sting (NY)
  • Westchester Predators (NY)
  • NJ Riot (NJ)
  • Rip It (CT)
  • Bucks Select (PA)
  • Be the Best (NY)
  • Palm Beach Revolution (FL)
  • Titanium Ohio (OH)
  • Iron Horse (TX)
  • True Blue (NY)
  • STEPS (NJ)
  • FLG (NY)
  • Garden City (NY)
  • Juiced Cherries (MI)
  • LI Jesters (NY)
  • Amped Lax (VA)
  • 3 Tribes (CT)
  • 413 Lacrosse (MA)
  • Manhasset 32 (NY)
  • Sala Lacrosse (AZ)
  • Shoreham-Wading River (NY)
  • Team Smithtown (NY)
  • Skyhawk Elite (PA)
  • Upper Level (NJ)
  • Team Long Island (NY)

National 175 Best of the Best Club Team Showcase

July 4th-6th, 2014

HS Division Location:

Mitchel Athletic Complex

1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd

Uniondale, NY 11553

July 5-6th, 2014

Youth Division Location:

St. Paul's Recreation Complex

295 Stewart Avenue

Garden City, NY 11530

The National 175 Best of the Best team showcase was conceived on the premise that the strongest programs in the country want to compete against each other in order to establish which program really is the best team in each graduation year across the nation. Much as the efforts of rankings in high school or college lacrosse are not an exact science, neither is this but we are attempting to establish a team showcase tournament that includes what the National 175 organizers believe are the strongest programs in the country .

Our team showcase is a team event whereby the limited teams invited and attending have been carefully selected. Each of these programs/teams has been recognized as a top program committed to the development of the student athlete and with players seeking to play lacrosse at the collegiate level .

Competition to be seen and recruited by college coaches today is very fierce and continues to grow more and more competitive each year. Interestingly, recruiting is occurring younger and earlier each year. Clearly, the sport of lacrosse is growing very rapidly across the nation. Indeed, places in the past that may not have had much lacrosse are springing up with very high quality youth and high school programs. Talent is now emerging from all over the country.

The Best of the Best Team showcase seeks to bring together many of the best programs around the country to one location, on one weekend, in one showcase, whereby prominence in each graduation year can be sought.


Posted on 7/9/14

Thank you for attending our event.  We believe it was the most competitive tournament of the year with teams coming from all over the country, bringing really strong and impressive teams, and covering most of the lacrosse hot spots as well as spots previously less known as lacrosse spots, competing over a 3-day period.  Indeed, many college coaches we spoke with stated, “There were a great many very talented athletes assembled for this event.”

It was truly a very competitive event with so many of the games, if not most of them, ending in a 1-3 goal differential which is exactly what you want to see as a college coach recruiting, or an event organizer.  Blow-outs are simply no fun to either side so we do our best to assemble the best of the best and if you attended this event, you would most likely agree that that is what we brought together for this event.

Special congratulations go out to the following:

2015

Winner – FLG (For the Love of the Game)

Second Place – Building Blocks Lacrosse

2016

Winner – CT Charger Bolts

Second Place – Team Minnesota

2017   

Winner – Dukes

Second Place – True Blue   

2018  

Winner – LI Express 

Second Place – Team LI 

2019

Winner – Steps Lacrosse

Second Place – Team LI 

2020

Winner – Evolve Elite Canada

Second Place – Upper Level  

2021

Winner – Evolve Elite Canada

Second Place – Upper Level

Video Package for Best of the Best

Please contact your team manager directly for game videos.

 

*National 175 will be the sole provider of all video on all the event premises.*

National 175, owner of the Best of the Best showcase, will make a $10,000 donation to the Navy Seal Foundation in honor of the Best of the Best Showcase weekend.  In addition, we will provide the opportunity for Best of the Best showcase participants and their families to make individual contributions to the Navy Seal Foundation during the Showcase weekend, with a goal of raising an additional $15,000 for this wonderful charity.  However, regardless of what is raised from individual contributions, National 175 will make a $10,000 donation to the Navy Seal Foundation.

A senior representative of the Navy Seal Foundation will be in attendance on July 4th, 2014 at our Best of the Best Individual Showcase.

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Posted 7/9/14

We are pleased to report that the following colleges had at least 1 representative at our 2014 National 175 Best of the Best Club Team Showcase.

  • Duke (2 coaches)
  • Princeton
  • Bucknell
  • Lafayette (3 coaches)
  • Denver
  • U of Maryland
  • U of Michigan
  • High Point University
  • Navy
  • USMA
  • Hofstra (2 coaches)
  • Binghamton
  • Holy Cross (3 coaches)
  • Fairfield
  • Colgate
  • U of Vermont
  • Manhattan
  • Marist College
  • Penn
  • Stony Brook
  • Umass Lowell
  • UMBC
  • Aldephi University
  • Salisbury
  • Bowdoin
  • Trinity
  • Williams
  • Furman
  • RPI
  • Washington & Lee
  • Swarthmore
  • Roanoke
  • Wesleyan
  • Vassar
  • Colby
  • Conn College
  • Dominician College (2 coaches)
  • Florida Tech (2 coaches)
  • Kean University
  • Kenyon
  • LIU Post
  • Maritime College
  • Nassau CC
  • Oberlin College
  • Pace University
  • Skidmore
  • Wentworth Tech
  • Western New England
  • Wittenberg
  • York College
  • Young Harris College
  • Alderson Broaddus
  • Capital
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Dowling College
  • Drew University
  • Hilbert
  • Lenoir-Rhyne
  • Johnston & Wales University
  • Molloy College
  • NY Tech
  • Keystone College
  • Limestone
  • Otterbein
  • Wesley College
  • Lynn
  • U of Scranton

Programs Attending

High School
  • 2015 graduation year
  • 2016 graduation year
  • 2017 graduation year

Youth

  • 2018 graduation year (there will be an all-star game for the 2018 division teams on Saturday night in front of college coaches)
  • 2019 graduation year
  • 2020 graduation year
  • 2021 graduation year
  • 2022 graduation year

Club programs expected to attend are sending as many as 7 teams.

Total: 24-26 in HS Division

Total: 12-16 in Youth Division

Team Registration

Please contact info@nat175.com if you are interested in applying.

College Coaches

College coaches will be invited to recruit from this showcase and will all be given detailed coaches handbooks on every player from each team roster attending. As coaches begin to commit to attending, we will be providing a list of coaches/schools expected to attend. At this time, we believe that their will be a large number of college coaches in attendance. We would recommend you periodically check our college coaches section for updates .

Well known, highly accomplished college coaches will also be providing seminars and certain teaching clinics during team off times.

Recruiting

The organizers of this showcase realize the volume of choices college coaches have today to attend that they can recruit from. The belief of the Best of the Best showcase is that by assembling perhaps the strongest programs in the country at one venue, where many of the top recruits in the country have emerged from, we believe that the college coaches will find our showcase the most productive 3 days of the summer and seek to have the college program represented there.


This is not a Nassau County sponsored program.