By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/18/22
Spencer Hogaboom is looking to expand his recruiting opportunities this fall.
“I have a few options right now where I could commit right away,” said the 2023 midfielder from Arlington (N.Y.). “I still want to expand my options and commit before the (spring) season.”
Hogaboom had a strong junior season for Arlington, collecting 36 goals, 15 assists and 22 groundballs while earning Section 1-AA Honorable Mention for a 12-5 team. He is a Player to Watch for the Victory Events Beast National Showcase Oct. 29 at the Conshohocken Proving Grounds.
Registration remains open for limited spots for the event (see more info at bottom) – click here to register.
Spots open: Attack: 1 Spot Remaining; Midfield: 6 Spots Remaining; Defense: 2 Spots Remaining; LSM: 1 Spot Remaining; FOGO: 1 Spot Remaining
Hogaboom is planning on attending at least three fall showcases; he will also compete Oct. 16 at the Maryland Lacrosse Showcase in Elkridge and Nov. 12 at the Victory Events Liberty National Showcase in Wilmington, DE.
Hogaboom, who is 6-foot-1, says some of his strengths are his dodging, vision and passing skills.
“I can dodge from pretty much anywhere on the field,” he said. “I have pretty good vision and I can see the field pretty well. I also am a positive player and very unselfish.”
What is Hogaboom working on in the months leading to the 2023 season?
“I have been working on off-hand shooting, and, honestly, you can always improve your footwork,” he said. “I am also trying to become more vocal.”
Hogaboom said he would make academics a big focus of his college choice. “I am starting to realize I want to focus more on academics when choosing a school,” he said.
Why does Hogaboom enjoy competing in recruiting showcases?
“You get to play with people you’ve never seen before,” he said. “It gets you used to the college background.”
Beast National Showcase
The Beast National Elite Showcase returns in 2022 at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, PA on Oct. 29. NCAA coaches will work with players directly, providing athletes an incredible instruction, competition, and recruiting exposure opportunities.
Dates | Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location | The Proving Grounds (Conshohocken, PA)
Price | $325/Player
Event Format – BEAST NATIONAL SHOWCASE
Afternoon – Showcase Games
- Each showcase team will be coached by a top NCAA coach.
- Three (3) games per team
- 45 Minute game time frames, 20-minute running halves and 2 minute halftime.
- Top 20 players selected to All-Showcase Team
- Sold out last year
- Price includes game film and a custom reversible jersey!
SHOWCASE CHECKIN: 11:15 AM-Noon
SHOWCASE WELCOME & POSITIONAL SESSIONS: Noon
SHOWCASE GAMES: 1:00 TO 6:00
*All-Showcase Team released on Sunday and released on TopLaxRecruits.com and Phillylacrosse.com. The MVP will be featured on both websites.