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Welcome to the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association

The MSLCA is a volunteer organization of high school boy’s lacrosse coaches from throughout the state of Maryland whose purpose is to promote individual student-athletes and the high school boy’s lacrosse programs of Maryland.  MSLCA promotes high school lacrosse through statewide polls and rankings, pre-season and post-season All-State Teams, Senior All-Star game and the Freestate Tryouts and games.  The MSLCA also participates with The Kelly Foundation to honor the best players from throughout the state in the nominations and presentations of the Kelly Award given to the best individual player in the state as well as Division winners for each of the MPSSAA classifications and a North and South Private School winner.  The MSLCA also recognizes the accomplishments of past high school coaches through the MSCLA Coaches Hall-of-Fame. 

The MSLCA organizes and hosts the Freestate Tryouts which has become one of the best recruiting opportunities for high school lacrosse players.  The Freestates have the best high school lacrosse players from throughout the state tryout for selection to the prestigious MSLCA Freestate Teams.  The Freestate tryout process and games are one of the most heavily attended recruiting events in the nation. 


The Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (MSLCA) is excited to announce some changes to what was formerly the FREESTATE Tryouts. This year the MSLCA will be sponsoring the Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE (M.A.P.S.). Similar to the FREESTATE tryouts this progressive SHOWCASE event will feature game play giving each individual player the opportunity to showcase their talents for the evaluators and college coaches. The MSLCA Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE will be open to any interested player in the 2022, 2021, and 2020 classes. The Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE is NOT limited to players from Maryland high schools. Any interested player may register; this includes players from DC, VA, PA, DE.

The MSLCA Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE will accept player nominations from high school coaches as well as club coaches. The nomination process is free and easy!

The Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT SHOWCASE will offer two different divisions. The 2021/2022 Division is for any uncommitted players in the 2021 or 2022 classes. With the new recruiting rules this is a can’t miss event for any 2021/2022 player serious about playing in college. The 2020 Division will be focused on uncommitted players in the 2020 class. The 2020 Division will have a heavy emphasis as a D2/D3 Showcase as well as some DI coaches still looking to fill out their recruiting classes.

The Freestate MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT 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 MID-ATLANTIC PROSPECT 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 M.A.P.S. SELECT Games.

All registered players will receive a tryout jersey to be worn throughout the entire process. Players invited back for the FREESTATE SELECT Games will also receive Freestate M.A.P.S. SHOWCASE sublimated shorts.

 Please see the FREESTATE M.A.P.S. page (from the left menu) for more information. 

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



The MSLCA would like to congratulate the winners of the following awards presented at the 2016 Kelly Award Banquet. The Kelly Award winners are posted on the Kelly Award page of the website.

MSLCA Man of the Year:          Dennis Keenan                        

MSLCA Public School Coach of the Year:       Tony Incontrera, Marriotts Ridge

MSLCA Private School Coach of the Year:      Jeff Bellistri, Bullis

MSLCA Public School Team of the Year:        Severna Park

MSLCA Private School Team of the Year:        Calvert Hall

Overall C. Markland Kelly Award:      Joey Epstein, Landon 

Wynne Award (Top Goalie in State):      Chris Brandau, Boy's Latin


MSLCA Coaches Dues:

The MSLCA is no longer collecting coaches dues. If you are not receiving emails please email to be sure you are added to the mailing list.

While there are no dues this year we need each and every coach to get involved in the MSLCA either through promoting our events to your players and/or helping at the events.

 If you already receive MSLCA emails you are on the email list. If you are a high school coach and have not been receiving emails please email the MSLCA with your school and your contact info and you will be added to the list.

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