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The Purpose

The Purpose

To grow, promote, and support New Jersey Lacrosse!

The Garden State Cup powered by Nike was started with the mission to showcase the very best of New Jersey lacrosse and to provide a unique, competitive platform for players and coaches to represent their region at the highest level. The Event will feature regional tryouts, with selected players competing against the other regions for the Garden State Cup!

This is a newer event, restarted in 2022, with its history dating back to the Garden State Games and Garden State Challenge Games. We are excited to bring back a great tradition for NJ lacrosse!

THE EVENT

THE EVENT

The Garden State Cup powered by Nike

Dates: July 18th-19th, 2023

Location: Rutgers University - Busch Campus

Players

All Rising HS aged players

(2024-2027s)

Coaches

NJ High School Coaches

& Former Coaches

CURRENT COACH LIST

Rutgers

Duke

Princeton

Drexel

Monmouth

NJIT

Kean

Stevens Tech

Lynchburg

Dickinson

Manhattanville

Hartwick

and MORE!

Regional Tryout Dates & Locations

*INFO FOR ALL LOCATIONS*

Monday June 19th, 2023

(Alternate Tryout Friday June 9th for ALL Regions in Hillsborough, NJ - Click link below for more info)

NORTH

Morristown High School

Morristown, NJ

Upperclassmen (2024/2025s) - 4:00 - 5:30pm

Underclassmen (2026/2027s) - 5:30 - 7:00pm

CENTRAL

Iron Peak Sports & Events

Hillsborough, NJ

Upperclassmen (2024/2025s) - 4:00 - 5:30pm

Underclassmen (2026/2027s) - 4:00 - 5:30pm

EAST

Montclair Kimberley Academy

Montclair, NJ

Upperclassmen (2024/2025s) - 4:00 - 5:30pm

Underclassmen (2026/2027s) - 5:30 - 7:00pm

SOUTH

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Upperclassmen (2024/2025s) - 4:00 - 5:30pm

Underclassmen (2026/2027s) - 5:30 - 7:00pm

Prospect Camp *NEW*

Open to ANY & ALL Players

Monday July 17th

2:00 - 5:00pm

@ Rutgers University

Positional Training & Games Coached by Division 1, 2, and 3 coaches

$149 per player

Limited to 10 goalies, 30 Defense/LSM, 30 Midfielders, 30 Attackmen

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THE EVENT

The Regions

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NORTH

2023 Coaches​

Tim Flynn (Mt. Lakes)

Christian Scarpello (Chatham)

Chris Hoffman (Pope John)

Chris Blough (Mount Olive)

Sean Peterson (Sparta)

Ryan McCoy (Morristown)

Counties Represented

Morris County

Passaic County

Sussex County

Warren County

EAST

2023 Coaches

Jim Davidson (Summit)

Justin Schwindel (West Essex)

Dave Giarusso (MKA)

Dan DaPonte (SJR)

Carl Houser (Glen Ridge)

Joe Voto (Glen Rock)

Counties Represented

Bergen County

Essex County

Hudson County

Union County

CENTRAL

2023 Coaches

Mike Vergalito (Hunterdon Central)

Sean Cunningham (Manasquan)

Bill Tharp (Pingry)

Dave Hobson (Immaculata)

Tony Calandra (St. Joseph's Met.)

Kyle Higgins (Notre Dame)

Anthony Rybek (Old Bridge)

 

Counties Represented

Hunterdon County

Mercer County

Middlesex County

Monmouth county

Somerset County

SOUTH

2023 Coaches

JC Valore (St. Augustine)

Bill Sutphin (Lenape)

Mike Jinks (Southern)

Joe LaTorre (Ocean City)

Anthony Labetti (Moorestown)

Counties Represented

Atlantic County

Burlington County 

Camden County

Cape May County

Cumberland County

Gloucester County

Ocean County

Salem County

College Coaches

Contact

Partners & Sponsors

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