#NLCNATION Celebrates Ben Reeves


The National Lacrosse Classic, now in its 11th year, has a deep history of featuring some of the biggest names in the sport.

The event has seen more than 428 former NLC athletes having played in the 2017 NCAA tournament on the top teams and receive countless awards and recognition. In fact, 120 have made All-Conference teams, 40 have been tagged as All-Americans, 10 won Player of the Year and 8 have won Rookie of the Year. One such NLC alumni that are seeing success is Ben Reeves of Yale.

Years ago Ben Reeves attended the Rochester Regional Qualifier for the National Lacrosse Classic. While at the NLC, Reeves, and team won the national championship and were able to represent the USA vs. Canada at the Brogden Cup, an experience that all teams compete for.   

The 21-year-old from Macedon, N.Y., is entering his senior year at Yale University. When Ben is not busy studying molecular, cellular and developmental biology you can find him on the lacrosse field improving his game. Reeves had an impressive junior season scoring 42 goals and posting 37 assists all while maintaining a 3.88 GPA, he earned the respect of teammates and coaches acting as the team’s captain this season.

The National Lacrosse Classic has seen some of the sports top youth talent through its 11-year history. Athletes are given the chance to compete at an elite level and represent their country. If you think you have what it takes, click here to see our calendar of regional qualifiers near you.