FREESTATE SHOWCASE

FREESTATE 2023 TOP 44 GAME:
The 2023 TOP 44 game has been rescheduled to:
Thursday, June 9th
7:45pm
Blandair Park Field #3
5750 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
(*selected TOP44 2023 players should arrive by 7:15 to check-in and warm-up for 7:45 face-off).

 

*The 2024/25 game that was into the 4th quarter has been deemed complete. 
*The MSLCA Senior All-Star Game has been canceled.

FREESTATE SHOWCASE
PLAYER NOMINATIONS:

High school coaches, club coaches, etc.:  Please CLICK HERE to nominate players from the 2023, 2024 & 2025 graduation classes for this year's MSLCA FREESATE SHOWCASE.

 

FREESTATE SHOWCASE
PLAYER REGISTRATION:

Players/parents: please CLICK HERE to register for this year's MSLCA FREESTATE Showcase. The showcase is open to all players in the the 2023, 2024, & 2025 graduating classes. 
*Registration is open to anyone. Players do NOT need to be nominated in order to participate in the showcase. Any player interested in playing in college should attend the MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE

MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE Player Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!!

The Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (MSLCA) is excited to announce some changes to what was formerly the FREESTATE Tryouts. Since the late 1990's the MSLCA has sponsored a tryout or showcase event to offer high school players and affordable and fair tryout/showcase opportunity. In the past the event was referred to as the FREESTATE Tryouts. The event is now called the FREESTATE SHOWCASE. Similar to the FREESTATE tryouts this progressive SHOWCASE event features  game play giving each individual player the opportunity to showcase their talents for the evaluators and college coaches. This year's MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE is open to any interested player in the 2023, 2034, and 2025 classes. The FREESTATE SHOWCASE is NOT limited to players from Maryland high schools. Any interested player may register; this includes players from neighboring DC, VA, PA, DE as well as players that may be coming into the area for other lacrosse events.

The MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE will accept player nominations from high school coaches as well as club coaches. The nomination process is free and easy!

This year's FREESATE SHOWCASE will offer two different divisions. The 2024/2025 UNDERCLASS Division is for any uncommitted players in the 2024 or 2025 classes. With the new recruiting rules this is a can’t miss event for any 2024/2025 player serious about playing in college. The 2023 RISING SENIOR Division will be focused on uncommitted players in the 2023 class. The 2023 RISING SENIOR Division will have a heavy emphasis as a D2/D3 Showcase as well as DI coaches still looking to fill out their recruiting classes. With the later start (9/1) to the recruiting calendar and the Covid pandemic this is a prime opportunity for the Class of 2023 uncommitted players to be seen by college coaches.

The FREESTATE SHOWCASE is a can’t miss event for any Mid-Atlantic player looking to play in college.

Similar to the former Freestate Tryouts the FREESTATE SHOWCASE will offer each player with a day one showcase with the opportunity to get invited back for a second SHOWCASE featuring the best players from Day 1 in the  FREESTATE RISING SENIOR and UNDERCLASS TOP 44 GAMES.

All registered players will receive a tryout jersey to be worn throughout the entire process. 

 Please see the FREESTATE  page (from the left menu) for more information. 

Nomination and Player Registration info. and links can be found below on this page.

***INCLUDED in the registration price for the FREESTATE SHOWCASE is a free Cruitcast account. All FREESTATE  games will be live-streamed by Cruitcast for any college coaches that are not able to attend. Additionally, all FREESTATE SHOWCASE players will have FREE access to all game film from the entire showcase. Other tournaments charge hundreds of dollars for this film. The MSLCA has included this in the cost of the M.A.P.S. event which is already one of the cheapest showcase events anywhere. 

 

Here is a list of colleges that have attended the FREESTATE event in recent years:

Air Force, Army, Bucknell, Delaware, Denver, Furman, Georgetown, Harvard, Hobart, Jacksonville, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola, Marist, Maryland, Michigan, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary’s, Michigan, Navy, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn, Penn State, Princeton, Providence, Richmond, Robert Morris, St. Joseph’s, Towson, UMBC, Virginia,

Albright, Arcadia, Belmont Abby, Christopher Newport, Drew, Eastern, Elizabethtown, Ferrum , Frostburg State, Hampden-Sydney, Howard Community College, Lebanon Valley College, Limestone, Lynchburg, Lynn, Mary Washington, Marymount, Marywood, McDaniel, Middlebury, Mount Union, Ohio Valley, Pfeiffer, Princeton, Queens, Salisbury, St. Mary's, Stevenson, Trinity, University of the Cumberlands, Virginia Wesleyan, Washington College, Wesley College, Widener College, York College

2022 MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE 

FREESTATE SHOWCASE First Round:

2024s/2025s:
Sunday, June 5th, 2022
Tick Neck Park/Northeast HS
7750 Edwin Raynor Blvd.
Pasadena, MD 21122
*use the Tick Neck Park entrance and take the first right toward the NHS Stadium.

Games will begin at 8:00am
**All players need to arrive before 7:30am in order to get team and jersey assignments.
**Weather permitting, all games should be completed around 3pm

2023s:

Sunday, June 5th, 2022
Tick Neck Park/Northeast HS
7750 Edwin Raynor Blvd.
Pasadena, MD 21122
*use the Tick Neck Park entrance and take the first right toward the NHS Stadium.

Games will begin at 8:00am
**All players need to arrive before 7:30am in order to get team and jersey assignments.
**Weather permitting, all games should be completed by 3pm

All players should report to the Northeast HS stadium entrance to check in. The players will need to check the posted lists to find their tryout jersey number. The players will then report to the main stadium bleachers (parking lot side).  There is no other check-in process other than checking the posted list and getting the correct jersey. Players will be hear a brief welcome announcement and proceed to the field of their first game. All players must bring all necessary equipment including mouthpiece (and a back-up stick just in case!). Each player should plan for the day’s schedule with any food/water/Gatorade, etc. needed throughout the day while not playing. Due to some lingering COVID restrictions we will have limited water and ice jugs on each field for the players to use during their games. Players must arrive with enough water for the entire day. We will have Athletic Trainers on each field. Each team will play one game on each of the showcase fields. Keep in mind, the one thing we cannot control is the weather. If we have inclement weather the MSLCA reserves the right to modify the schedule as needed. We will play if there is rain and will only suspend play in the event of lightning within 8 miles. Once a player’s last game has completed they may leave and go home, there is no need to wait around after the last game. The jersey numbers of those chosen for the Weds., June 8th  FREESTATE TOP 44 games will be posted on the MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE WEBSITE   www.freestatelacrosse.com by the evening of Monday, June 6th.

MSLCA FREESTATE TOP44 Games:
Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
@ Marriotts Ridge High School
12100 Woodford Dr, Marriottsville, MD 21104 (
*The stadium is behind the school.

**There will be a $5 admission charge for all spectators 13 and older. 12 and under are free.  Please have cash on hand to play for admission. 

Please be sure to have all of your needed equipment and be sure to bring your FREESTATE jersey to wear in the game. We would like every player to wear a WHITE t-shirt under their jersey and black shorts. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your game time to get team assignments and warm up. 

5:00pm      2024/2025 FREESTATE UNDERCLASS TOP 44 Game
6:30pm      2023 FREESTATE RISING SENIOR TOP 44 Game
8:00pm      MSLCA 2022 Senior All-Star Game

Also, as part of your FREESTATE SHOWCASE experience each player will have access to a FREE CruitCast account and which will provide access to video footage of EVERY FREESTATE SHOWCASE game!!! This is a huge opportunity! All FREESTATE SHOWCASE athletes receive a free basic live recruiting profile connected directly to the live stream, and free access to watch & download the HD game film from the event. Sign up now to take advantage of this great opportunity for collegiate exposure!

 In addition to the college coaches present, in person, at the tryout there will be college coaches watching online!


Player Registration: 

*** The 2022 MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE Player Registration is NOW OPEN!! ***

The fee for the Showcase is $150.00 per registrant. PRIOR TO APRIL 1Oth there will be a discount to $140. On April 10th the cost will increase to $150.

Payment must be made online via www.stonealley.com.  The most current information will be found here at www.mslca.org. 

Click Here to be directed to StoneAlley.com to register for the FREESTATE SHOWCASE.

Please hurry...spaces are limited!!!

 

2022 MSLCA FREESTATE SHOWCASE info:

Below are the dates for this year's FREESTATE SHOWCASE:  

DATE AND LOCATION FOR THE TRYOUT: Participants will provide all of their lacrosse equipment. Reversible jerseys will be given to players during the check-in process.  All dates are accurate however times are subject to change as the event gets closer.  
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE START ON TIME AND THAT ALL PLAYERS ARRIVE BY THEIR DESIGNATED CHECK-IN TIME IN ORDER TO GET SHOWCASE JERSEYS TO THE PLAYERS AND GET THE PLAYERS TO THEIR FIELDS ON TIME FOR AN 8:00AM START!!!  All registered candidates must be at tryout location by the designated check-in time.
 
2022 FREESTATE SHOWCASE  Location: 
 
 
Sunday, June 5th
@Northeast HS/Tick Neck Park
  Weds., June 8th
   @Marriotts Ridge H.S.
 
Rising Sophs/Juniors
(2025s/2024s)
Check-in: 7:30am
 
 
Rising Seniors
(2023s)
Check-in:  7:30am
         
FREESTATE SHOWCASE  
TOP 44 GAMES: 
2024/2025 TOP 44
&  
2023 TOP 44
 CHECK IN:
2024/25s:  4:15pm
2023s:  5:45pm

Game Times:
5:00pm 2024/25s
6:30pm 2023s

       
 
 
SELECTION PROCESS: A limited number of registrations will be accepted per graduation year. All spots are on a first come, first serve basis.
NOTE: After a pre-determined amount of numbers are assigned to individual positions, registration for that position will be closed and players may register for a WAITING LIST (no cost). You may only play one position at the FREESTATE SHOWCASE. During the FREESTATE SHOWCASE you will not be known by name, but by your number. This is done to keep the evaluators objective as they choose players during tryouts. After each round of the FREESTATE SHOWCASE the players who have been selected to continue will have their number posted here on the FREESTATE SHOWCASE website. You must access this site to determine if you have been selected:  WWW.FREESTATELACROSSE.COM