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2018 Can-Am Showcase Player Preview

The Can-Am Showcase returns this November with some of the top players in the Midwest and Canada. Check out the player highlights for the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduation years.

The Can-Am Showcase takes place this Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at the Detroit Country Day School. 

The name of the event – The Can-Am Showcase – reflects the event's inclusion of elite players in the graduation years of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 from both the United States and Canada, particularly the lacrosse hotbed of Southern Ontario. All players will be divided into teams, each coached by a college coach, and will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the college recruiters in attendance.

After a rigorous vetting process, top high school players from across the Midwest were selected to compete in the individual event. The players will compete on just three fields, including a full indoor fieldhouse, maximizing their exposure to the college coaches. Featured below are a few players to look out for.

Ivan Progar 2018 Summer Highlights

IVAN PROGAR | Midfield | 2019
Brighton High School - True Michigan AA, MI

Ivan is a threat from anywhere on the offensive end. The Michigan product wastes no time getting his shot off and is capable of getting to the cage from above or behind the goal. His versatility should serve him well this weekend.

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Jake Blevins Lacrosse Highlights 2018 NLV

JAKE BLEVINS | Face-Off | 2020
Hilliard Davidson - Haymakers Lacrosse, OH

Blevins is a talented face-off man out of Ohio. He uses his size and strength to his advantage to help him gain possession at the X. Jake will also compete at the Philly Showcase next week!

Charlie Sierra - 2020 FOGO

CHARLIE SIERRA | Face-Off | 2020
St. Ignatius College Prep - True Lacrosse National Team, IL

Sierra is our second face-off man to be featured in our Can-Am preview. The quick and agile face-off man uses almost an opposite style of play compared to Blevins. Charlie is not only unafraid to stay in play after winning the draw, he has the talent, too.

Luke Jones 2021 - Summer 2018 Lacrosse Highlights

Blue Valley Southwest - Midwest Top Gun, KS

Jones possess a great understanding of the game. The lefty attackman is always keeping his defender moving with an assumable of hitches and box fakes. That, combined with his step down shot, makes him a threat from the outside.    

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CANNON ELSBURY | Defense | 2020
Hamilton Southeastern - LI Sting, IN

Cannon Elsbury definitely looks the part; he is a big strong defender out of Indiana. Plays hard and competes. Once his lax IQ catches up to his raw talent he should be a force to be reckoned with.

Click here to watch Elsbury's highlight reel