Lacrosse Classic tryouts at Calvert Hall coming up

May 07, 2008|By STEFEN LOVELACE AND PAT O'MALLEY

The inaugural Adidas National Lacrosse Classic will be held July 18-20 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. Tryouts for the event will be held at Calvert Hall on May 21 and May 27.

The event is part of a partnership between Adidas Lacrosse and Level 2 Sports and will feature 20 teams consisting of 500 high school lacrosse sophomores, juniors and seniors from around the country.

The top players at the tryouts will be chosen for Mid-Atlantic Regional teams. Eight regions will field teams, with the Mid-Atlantic Region having the most, with four.

Along with Baltimore, 16 other cities will host tryouts. Long Island, N.Y., Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago are some of the cities participating.

The team that wins the 20-team tournament will represent the United States in an international competition against Canada in December for the Brogden Cup.

The event will give exposure to underclassmen for prospective college coaches, and athletes will receive national team apparel from Adidas Lacrosse. For more information, visit www.adidasnationallacrosseclassic.com

Baseball Factory -- The Under Armour National Tryout will be held at 1 p.m. on May 18 at the Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The event allows players to be evaluated by scouts, former players and former college coaches, and players will get to learn about the recruiting process. Top players at the event will be selected for the Omaha Pro Select Training and Tournament, USA Baseball 16U Championships or the Under Armour Southwest Regional Tournament. The tryout is for high school athletes ages 13-18, and athletes must attend by noon for registration. The registration fee is $99. For more information, contact Josh Sunday at 800-641-4487, extension 143.

Roscoe Smith -- Scholarship offers keep coming to Walbrook sophomore All-Metro forward Roscoe Smith, who is not playing Amateur Athletic Union basketball right now so he can concentrate on academics and his SAT score. Smith has received scholarship offers from schools that include Maryland, Georgetown, Florida State, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Xavier, Connecticut and Duke. Scout.com has rated the 6-foot-7 Smith a four-star prospect, along with City's sophomore All-Metro forward C.J. Fair.

Mount St. Joseph basketball -- Mount St. Joseph is holding a spring basketball clinic May 16-18 at its gym in Irvington. For more information, call coach Pat Clatchey at 410-788-3441.

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