Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports at the high school level. Several US Lacrosse chapters also play major roles in organizing regular season play and running state championships in areas where the sport is not yet sanctioned.
The National Tournament, held annually in May with its orgins dating back to the 1930s, returned to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. in 2013, with two divisions for girls’ high school players: the Schoolgirls Division and the Seniors Only Division. The Schoolgirls Division is the largest segment of the NT. Nearly 50 teams compete annually in this division and the event has been become one of the marquee college recruiting events in the country. Players must try out for regional teams in order to participate and the majority of players in this division are rising seniors or younger. The Seniors Only Division allows the opportunity for high school seniors to continue participating in the event before moving onto the Stars & Stripes Division (national team tryouts).
Sportsmanship, Honor and Safety
US Lacrosse encourages and promotes good sportsmanship among both boys and girls players, with an emphasis on safety and a respect for the game. Learn more about these campaigns by clicking below.
US Lacrosse All-America Teams
US Lacrosse annually coordinates All-America and Academic All-America awards for boys' and girls' high school players. For more information, click on one of the links below:
Boys' All-America ProgramGirls' All-America Program
US Lacrosse is proud to support the Michael Breschi Scholarship, which is awarded annually to two (2) graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college and are the son or daughter of a coach. The parent or guardian can be either a male or female coach in high school or college, and should be a full-time employee of an educational institution. The scholarship is named in memory of Michael, son of UNC head coach Joe Breschi, and established in 2007 to honor his memory following a fatal accident.
College Recruiting Guidebooks
US Lacrosse is pleased to introduce you to our college recruiting handbook, "So...You want to play lacrosse in college?" boys' and girls' editions. In recent years, college recruiters have accelerated the timeline and created recruiting formulas that are unique to them. The direction of the college lacrosse recruiting process has led to confusion by some, frustration to others and questions for everyone. The intent of these handbooks is to present hard facts, dispel the myths, and to promote the essentials. Click on the following links for a FREE downloadable copy of the handbook that can help the player and family through the recruiting process.
Boys Guidebook Girls Guidebook