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The 2017-18 season marks our 4th year as a program and the Capital North Stars are now recognized as one of the strongest box programs in the US!
The Capital North Stars are proud to be the first Canadian box lacrosse travel all-star program in the greater DC Capital area and one of the first on the US! Founded in fall 2014, these North Stars travel teams are OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS FROM ALL field club programs in the region! To be clear your son does NOT have to be on Madlax All-Stars field team to play. Box Lacrosse is a different sport with unique aspects so we want every boy to be able to take advantage, enjoy and play on one incredible team!
Box lacrosse is the best way for young players to learn how to play the game. There are fewer players at one time, they get more touches on the ball, the walls keep the ball in play, they develop their stick skills better in tighter spaces and it is fun to play! This is why you see so many Canadian players dominating the NCAA college ranks these days. They grew up playing mostly box lacrosse and it shows through their superior skill sets. There are very few programs that teach authentic box lacrosse with the same level of quality coaching that the Capital North Stars do and will for years to come.
Ever since Canada beat Team USA in the field lacrosse World Championships in July 2014 there has been a global trend for more Box Lacrosse. Even though Canadians have been having success in colleges since 2000 (ie: North Stars Director & Box Lax Expert Garett Ince) it has become extremely clear there are massive benefits to playing box lax. Clearly if you possess skills like Canadian box players college coaches will notice and you will become a more valuable recruit! So, if you want to become the best possible lacrosse player who can succeed in the modern field lacrosse game at the highest levels you NEED TO ADD BOX LAX skills and concepts to your game! Register for tryouts today!
Coach Desko, Syracuse Head Coach, " All young kids should play box lacrosse first."
Joe will be our new volunteer Director of Box Lacrosse having played extensive box lacrosse growing up in Canada. He played at the highest level besides pro, called Junior A, for both Toronto Beaches and St. Catherine's Athletics. He brings energy and a passion for lacrosse to every workout, practice or game. He will be a huge asset to our revamped Capital NorthStars Box Program!
• Drafted in the 10th round (84th overall) of the 2017 MLL Draft by the Chesapeake Bayhawks
• Outstanding starting attackman at Virginia and finished with 35 goals and 7 assists at UVA
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Rated the No. 1 post-grad attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse. Deerfield Academy
• Scored 42 points against stiff New England West I competition at Deerfield
• Posted 35 goals and seven assists while earning All-League Western New England Division I at Deerfield
• Member of Canada's U-19 squad that took the silver medal in 2012 in Finland at the World Games
• Was the youngest attackman on Canada's U-19 team
• Was a two-time leading scorer for St. Michael's Athletics Junior A Box Team
• Won two Ontario High School gold medals with St. Michael's and was a two-time captain
• Won two Canadian national championships with Team Ontario, 2010 & 2011
• Recipient of the Enzo Montemurro Award for sportsmanship, school spirit and athletics
• Played football at St. Michael's where he was a running back and linebacker on the 2009 Ontario Metro Bowl championship team
• Was the 2010 Western Ontario Football MVP
Joey Epstein, Landon 2018, Johns Hopkins Commit
Connor Shellenberger, Bullis 2019, Virginia Commit
New in 2017-18 Season NorthStars players will only be by invite. Here is how you can be invited:
1. Be a stand out player in the CBLL-Capital Box Lacrosse League. Register for the CBLL HERE TODAY before it fills up.
2. Be a stand out player from a past NorthStars team.
3. Be a recommended player. An outstanding field player who wants to develop their all-around game and play elite level Box Lax. Coaches recommendations can be emailed to, firstname.lastname@example.org by 1/1/18
4. Roster Spots are NOT final until AFTER the first (required) practice/tryout on January 7th. Full refunds will be given to those who do not make a team.
We are treating this first ever box lacrosse program first class and professionally. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!
If you are invited to play on a North Stars team you will receive ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
Shane Cocoran, 2017 Goalie
Ryan McLaughlin, 2015