Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/16/09
Officials for the 2009 Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic have released the dates of the tryouts for the Philadelphia underclassmen teams.
The boys’ tryouts will be held June 5 (5-7:30 p.m.) and June 6 (9 a.m.-noon) at Eastern University. The boys’ coach is Mark Petrone, assistant at The Haverford School.
The girls’ tryouts will be held at Haverford College on June 2 and June 4. The times will be announced in the coming weeks. The team is being coached by former Conestoga head coach Lisa Murphy.
The tryouts are open to high school players who have not graduated. Twenty-four players will be chosen for each team. More information and registration can be found by clicking here.
TheUnder Armour Underclassmen tournament was expanded this year from four to eight teams. It will be held at Towson University on June 27 and 28. The original teams, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New Jersey will be joined by teams from Upstate New York, New England, Long Island and the Midwest (Ohio area).
Last year the Philly boys’ team split its two games, falling to New Jersey, 10-9 in the finals after whipping host Baltimore, 10-5. The Philly girls’ team lost twice. Click here for Phillylacrosse.com’s coverage of the 2008 Under Armour Senior and Underclassmen games.
The Underclassman Tournament is part of the Under Armour All-American Games that features the best 44 Senior boys’ and girls’ from around the country squaring off against each other in a North vs. South format. Once again, players for the Under Armour All-American Sr. Games will be selected in May by Inside Lacrosse.
Under Armour noted that players must register at least 48 hours prior to your first tryout date to be included in the coaches booklet.