Category: BOT757 Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:05
NEW in 2013, we are excited to announce the 2013 Best of the 757 Lacrosse Showcase. Led by some of the top High school and clube coaches in the 757, this showcase will include athletic testing and a Lacrosse skills showcase in which athletes will show off their stickhandling, throwing, dodging and shooting talents in front of invited scouts and college coaches.
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Cost: $75 (if by Septemer 1), $85 (by October 1), $95 (after November 1)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:06
Category: Events Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:01
|Rank||Last Name||First Name||School||Sport||Grade||SPARQ Rating|
|9||Stocks||Meghan||Oscar Smith||Field Hockey||12||68.0|
|13||Stephens||Shavonnah||Oscar Smith||Field Hockey||12||55.2|
|20||Giles||Mary Beth||Kecoughtan||Field Hockey||12||47.7|
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:01
Category: News Coverage Published on Monday, 11 March 2013 22:19
The football combine and showcase will be held on June 1 at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. The Aug. 17 baseball showcase will take place at Harbor Park in Norfolk and the basketball showcase will kick off Oct. 13 in the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.
Athletes can register now at http://www.bestofthe757.com.
“There are more than 55,000 high school athletes from more than 50 high schools in the 757 and this area continues to be a breeding ground for producing top athletes,” said Suzanne Culotta, of the area code that covers the seven cites of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Culotta is the 2013 director of the series.
“For an athlete to be named top in any category, knowing they are competing against so many talented student-athletes, really gives them the right to proudly say they are truly the Best of the 757 in their sport for 2013.”
The Best of the 757 event series profiles the area’s top athletes in the noted sports by bringing them together to compete in a series of athletic tests and then work with top area high school coaches in a showcase to gain new skills and show off their sport and position specific abilities.
Awards are given to an overall top athlete in each sport and top athletes in each tested skill, as well as an All Camp team.
recruit757 is a scouting and video service for colleges who turn to the region to look for quality athletes.
"recruit757 has worked for years on highlighting the best attributes of the football players, programs and coaches in the 757, with an eye toward getting more colleges to recruit here and offer more scholarships,” said Andy Hilton, owner and director of recruit757.
“The Best of the 757 has grown to be synonymous with excellence in measuring and promoting the quality of talent that is so prolific here in the Hampton Roads area. Together, we'll be able to promote scholarship and athleticism in a way that will benefit local student-athletes like never before.”
px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; "> More than 130 football players who have competed in previous Best of the 757 combines, including 35 who signed letters of intent in early February, have gone on to play college football for, among other schools, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, East Carolina University, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University and the College of William and Mary.
Troy Williams, Anthony Barber and Devon Hall, top basketball player recruits in the nation who have signed with Indiana, North Carolina State and the University of Virginia, competed in the 2011 basketball showcase.
Athletes must register to participate in each showcase. Registration fees for the football and basketball showcase start at $50. The baseball showcase event registration ranges from $75 to $95, depending on how early athletes register.
Each athlete receives an official Nike SPARQ event t-shirt, their results and photos posted on the Best of the 757 web site and recruit757.com and a goodie bag with items from sponsors.
ABOUT THE 757:
The Tidewater or Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia is known collectively as "the 757" because of the area code that links together a series of cities that’s become a breeding ground for some of the world's finest athletes. The 757 is generally regarded as a top region for college recruiters. Moreover, there is a tremendous pride within the Hampton Roads community and support of athletes who compete in and are from the 757.
Professional athletes that have come from the 757 include basketball’s Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, and JR Reid; baseball’s BJ Upton, Justin Upton and Michael Cuddyer; football’s Bruce Smith, Plaxico Burress, Ronald Curry, Aaron Brooks, DeAngelo Hall, Michael Vick and Tyrod Taylor.
Hampton Roads is home to 1.3 million people and the 757 has more than 50 schools with roughly 55,000 athletes. Officially, the 757 includes the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg and Suffolk.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:30
Category: News Coverage Published on Sunday, 03 March 2013 16:50
Entering the Best of the 757 Football showcase at Christopher Newport University (co-sponsored by VirginiaPreps.com), Grassfield running backVincent Lowe was performing well on the camp and combine circuit.
The Class of 2014 speedster captured the Fastest Man award at the NUC combine held at Bethel High School in April and was named one of the top performers at the camp.
But the performance turned in by the 5-foot-8 running back at the event was astonishing as the rising junior recorded a 4.22 forty, a 3.63 shuttle, a 35.3 vertical and a 32.7 power toss giving him a spectacular SPARQ rating of 120.7 far outdistancing the second-best performance of the day (Donte Haynesworth from Hanover High School scored a 98.6 SPARQ).
|Offer #1 came in from Old Dominion University for Vincent Lowe|
Lowe's forty and shuttle time each ranked as the best turned in at the event featuring 170 participants and his vertical was the third-best on the day. Though only 166 pounds, the Grizzlies star showed incredible strength as his power ball toss placed him just outside of the top ten.
The performance caught the eye of college recruiters as well as the Old Dominion Monarchs recently offered a scholarship to the running back, his first.
Splitting time in the backfield with fellow rising junior Isaiah Harper last season, Lowe rushed for 936 yards and ten touchdowns on 112 carries.
In the offseason, Lowe stays sharp running track and he excels there as well placing second in the state's indoor track meet in the 55 meters with a 6.43 time and took first in the American Legion Nationals 60 meter race with a time of 6.88.
"Each has tremendous speed and Vince won the region in track," says Grassfield coach Marty Asprey. "I know that complement each other really well, and to be honest, we've always had a two-back system every since I started here at Grassfield. We like that one can slash and cut in Vince and the other can cut and get North and South like Isaiah."
Due to their physical similarities and incredible speed, Lowe has drawn comparisons to former Oscar Smith Tiger and current Virginia Tech Hokie J.C. Coleman.
"J.C.'s my buddy and we train together. He pushes me as hard as he possibly can," says Lowe.
While his speed is the asset that gets him noticed right away, Lowe is not content to just rest on just one attribute as he continues to push himself to new heights.
"It's all about working out hard for me, taking mind over matter and not letting my body tell me I can't. I was doing some research recently for a paper and it told me that your body can do a lot more than your mind actually thinks or what your body thinks. I live by that and when I'm feeling like I can't do it anymore, I press harder."
Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2013 17:06