The Can-Am Showcase takes place this Saturday, November 11th, 2017 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 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 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 DI 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.
JACK MORIARITY | ATTACK/MIDFIELD | 2019
Burning River • Saint Ignatius High School, OH
In just one year, Moriarity was named Niagara Lacrosse Showcase All-Star Game MVP, STX Rising DI Showcase Standout, and Triology All-Star Selection. Jack is a tough two-way midfielder who I’ve had my eye on for a few years. He’s a true solid athlete that uses his size to get to the rack.
1. WALK OUT SONG: "The Anthem" by Good Charlotte
2. PREGAME RITUAL: Listen to music
3. PREGAME MEAL: Chicken Parm
4. FAVORITE TOURNAMENT: MVP Delaware
5. NICKNAME: Mort
6. SPORTS IDOL: Lebron James
7. FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
8. FAVORITE MOVIE: Remember the Titans
9. HIDDEN TALENT: Poker / Euchre
10. BEST ADVICE FROM A COACH/TEAMMATE: "Do it for the man upstairs." - Saint Ignatius Coach
BOYD HERLT | GOALIE | 2018
Grayslake North High School, IL
Herlt has a big presence in the net. He’s not afraid to step out of the cage to make a big play. Boyd has great instincts, fast feet, and can quickly release the ball out of his stick with extreme accuracy.
1. WALK OUT SONG: "Through the fire and the Flames" by Dragonforce (Guitar Intro Only)
2. PREGAME RITUAL: Yoga
3. PREGAME MEAL: One plain McChicken
4. FAVORITE TOURNAMENT: NXT Philly Showcase
5. NICKNAME: Boyd-O
6. SPORTS IDOL: Connor McGreggor
7. FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Indianapolis Colts
8. FAVORITE MOVIE: Any of the Rocky movies
9. HIDDEN TALENT: Pretty sick on the roller blades if I do say so myself
10. BEST ADVICE FROM A COACH/TEAMMATE: "Time to sack up, Varsity is where the big boys come to play." / "You're softer than 10 ply toilet paper." - My Teammate before my first Varsity game
ROWAN MACLACHLAN | ATTACK | 2019
Evolve Elite Lacrosse • Northern Secondary School, Canada
MacLachlan, who hails from Canada, returns to the Can-Am Showcase for his second year. In 2016, he was a Select Game participant. From his experience playing box lacrosse and his speed on the field, Rowan has a high lacrosse IQ with fierce stick skills. We’re excited to see how far he’s come in one year.
1. WALK OUT SONG: "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
2. PREGAME RITUAL: Listen to Thunderstruck
3. PREGAME MEAL: Subway
4. FAVORITE TOURNAMENT: Ontario Provincials
5. NICKNAME: Rowshow
6. SPORTS IDOL: Jack Daly
7. FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: New York Giants
8. FAVORITE MOVIE: Superbad
9. HIDDEN TALENT: Ping Pong
10. BEST ADVICE FROM A COACH/TEAMMATE: "Go to the net."
DANNY BOWEN | MIDFIELD | 2019
313 Lax • University Liggett School, MI
Bowen, marked as a player to watch as a 2019, has great potential for a bright lacrosse future. He has great height, stick skills, and speed as a midfielder. Reigning into his junior year, I expect a lot out of Danny this coming Saturday.