COLONIE, N.Y. -- The NXT LVL Invitational wrapped up on Sunday, and there’s no question that the day served as the main event at the weekend-long showcase at Afrim’s Sports Park, just outside of Albany.
Coaches from seemingly every Division 1 and Division 3 college program in New England, along with many from schools outside of New England, were on location to scout the considerable talent. It was an opportunity to see 16 matches, played on four different fields, that featured top boys prep teams from 11 states.
"This event is huge," said South Kent head coach Owen Finberg. "It’s important that you bring together a lot of good teams, because that’s what brings the coaches. It’s nice to be playing here because the surface is nice to play on."
In particular, the window from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. was prime viewing. The college coaches were shuffling from field to field to get a glimpse of squads like Rivers, Phillips Exeter, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Hotchkiss, Taft, Avon Old Farms, South Kent, Loomis Chaffee, Northfield Mount Hermon, Worcester Academy, Milton Academy and Berkshire.