Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/22/16
The top lacrosse players from the USA and Canada will unite in Tampa, FL., for the Brogden Cup, an historical three-day lacrosse series organized by LEGACY Global Sports that promotes international fellowship through the sport of lacrosse between the two countries.
The event will be held Dec. 30-Jan. 1 at the University of Tampa and feature the Brine National Lacrosse Boys’ High School champion Long Island squad, an All-Star team from Florida and the 2019 champion New Jersey girls’ team. These squads will play Canadian All-Star teams of the same age.
Legacy Global will release the rosters and schedule in the next few days. TopLaxRecruits.com will provide exclusive coverage of the event.
ABOUT THE BROGDEN CUP
The Brogden Cup is an historical and meaningful lacrosse event promoting international fellowship between the United States of America and Canada. The three-game Brogden Cup series named for H. McCullough Brogden, who was a member of the 1932 and 1933 Johns Hopkins University teams and the 1932 Olympic team is a preview of the top U19 lacrosse players in North America.
Dating back a generation before Major League Lacrosse, the Brogden Cup was formally played between the top post-collegiate club teams and players in North America. The tournament has seen such greats as Gary and Paul Gait, and Dave Pietramala to name a few.
Today, the Brogden Cup features the top U19 boys and U17 girls (this is the inaugural year) in North America enabling those unable to participate in the World Games, due to unfortunate birth dates, an opportunity to experience international field lacrosse every year.
Players qualify to play in the Brogden Cup.
The United States team is represented by the winner of the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Players must qualify for selection to their regional team by competing for roster spots at tryouts held throughout the country during the year. Regional teams compete for a National Championship to advance to the Brogden Cup.
In Canada, the top players are selected from the Ontario Lacrosse Association.