Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/12
From Press Release
LacrossePlayground.com is proud to announce its signature event, LacrossePlayground.com Spring Classic Presented by Motive Pure™. The inaugural event will be held in the iconic Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on the Naval Academy’s campus. The remarkable venue will host six high boys’ and girls’ lacrosse games.
The LacrossePlayground.com Spring Classic is a two-day (March 23-24th) affair with some of the best talent in the country participating as 2011 National champion Haverford School heads the field that also includes Germantown Academy and the Upper Darby girls. The 12 teams represent the District of Columbia and four states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio.
“Playing at Navy Marine Corp Stadium is such an honor for our kids, coaches and program,” says Gonzaga Head Coach Casey O’Neill. “To suit up and play in such a wonderful and historic venue will be a memory these young men hold forever. Most importantly I want our kids to think about the many men and women who serve and have served our country when they compete that day!”
Landon Assistant Coach J.R. Bordley adds, “Landon is thrilled to participate in the LacrossePlayground.com Spring Classic in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium; certainly one of the finest venues in all of collegiate sports. We are honored to play on the hallowed grounds of the Naval Academy and we look forward to the Haverford challenge.”
7pm: Haverford School v Landon School
12 pm: Upper Arlington High School v Loyola Blakefield
2 pm: Upper Darby v James Madison High School (Girl’s)
4 pm: Gonzaga College High School v Wootton High School
6 pm: Germantown Academy v Bullis School
8 pm: Woodrow Wilson High School v Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Tickets on Sale
Friday only is $10
Saturday only is $15
Friday and Saturday is $20
Suites are available for group pricing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Background of Participating Schools
The event brings together some of the finest high school lacrosse programs in the country, highlighted by #1 ranked team (Haverford) according to Lacrosse Magazine’s final standings in 2011. The featured game on Saturday evening pits Washington, DC’s, first public school lacrosse team Woodrow Wilson High School versus Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
The impressive lineup includes the following nationally ranked teams from Lacrosse Magazine’s Mid-Atlantic 2012 rankings:
- Haverford School (ranked #2)
- Loyola Blakefield (ranked #5)
- Landon (ranked #8)
Other Noteworthy Mentions:
- The defending WCAC champs, Gonzaga College High School, whom Lacrosse Magazine ranked #16 in the country in 2011.
- And the defending Maryland 4A West Division Champions and 4A/3A West Regional Champions, Wootton High School.
- Upper Arlington is currently ranked #3 in Midwest according to Lacrosse Magazine.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, Md. 21401-2220