BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/26/12
A total of 190 boys’ teams from U11 to high school competed last weekend at three Bucks County (Pa.) sites in the Fifth Annual Patriot Games Youth Lacrosse Summer Showcase.
Teams came from 14 states and Ontario to compete in a tourney held at Herbst Field Complex (Plumstead), Palisades High School (Kintnersville) and New Hope-Solebury High School (New Hope).
The tourney is unique in that it stresses positive conduct by players and followers. Each player signed a code of conduct form and teams are graded on sportsmanship after every game by the referee. Signs also were posted through the tourney sites that state, “Honor the Game and Honor Your Kids.”
The Patriot Games is an Official Qualifying Tournament for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions. Based on their success in our event, many teams (see below) earned invitations to compete against top teams from around the country in the Dick’s Sporting Good-sponsored national championship in Wesley Chapel, Florida in January 2013.
More information can b found by visiting the Dick’s TOC website – www.laxtoc.com. Most of those being award are automatic qualifiers, but the Tournament is given “Director’s Bids” to distribute in the discretion of the Tournament Directors. We are awarding the At Large Bids to the teams shown in red below:
Champions automatically qualify for Dick’s Tournament of Champions, as well as runner-up team designated by the tourney directors.
• U11AA Champion: Bucks Select 2019 (PA)
• U11AA Runner-Up (At Large Bid): Long Island Express Orange (NY)
• U11A Champion: Long Island Outlaws2019 Black (NY)
• U13AA Champion: Evolve Elite Canada (ON)
• U13AA Runner Up (At Large Bid): Leading Edge (NJ)
• U13A Champion (Brackets 1 & 2): Long Island Outlaws 2017 Black (NY)
• U13A Runner-Up (Brackets 1 & 2): Bucks Select 2017 (PA)
• U13A Champion (Brackets 3 & 4): Team 91 2018 Orange (NY)
• U13A Runner-Up (Brackets 3 & 4): Southshore (NJ)
• U15AA Champion: Dukes HHH (PA)
• U15AA Runner-Up (At Large Bid): Looney’s Lacrosse Club (MD)
• U15A-1 Champion: Bucks Select / Hogan (PA)
• U15A-1 Runner-Up: Edge Lacrosse Canada (ON)
• U15A-2 Champion: Seattle Starz (WA)
• U15A-2 Runner-Up: Baggataway Lacrosse Club (PA)
• JVA-1 Champion: Brotherhood Lacrosse (NJ)
• JVA-2 Champion: Junior Lizards (NY)
• Varsity Elite: Evolve Elite Canada (ON)
The 6th Annual Patriot Games are scheduled for July 20/21, 2012, registration for next year’s event will open in September.