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LacrossePlayground hosting major HS invite at Navy March 23-24: Field includes Loyola Blakefield, Landon, Haverford School (PA)

Wednesday, 29th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, High school, Tournaments  
 

BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/29/12
From Press Releases

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 school lacrosse games over two days.

The LacrossePlayground.com Spring Classic (March 23-24th) will feature 2011 national champion Haverford School (PA) among the 12-team field, which includes Loyola Blakefield and Landon School as well as teams from 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.”

Schedule

March 23rd
Friday Schedule:

7pm: Haverford School v Landon School

March 24th
Saturday Schedule:

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 info@lacrosseplayground.com

Purchase tickets: http://i95classic.ticketleap.com/lacrosseplaygroundcom-spring-classic-presented-by-motive-pure/

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 (ranked #2)
- Loyola (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.

Location
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, Md. 21401-2220

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