The road to the 2011 US Lacrosse U15 National Championship, presented by Champion, begins this weekend with a Girls' U15 West Regional Championship at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. This is the first of three regional qualifiying championships for the national championships.
The third annual US Lacrosse U15 National Championships take will place July 20-22 for girls and July 22-24 for boys as part of the ESPN RISE Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the defending national champion on the boys’ side and the Yellow Jackets (N.Y.) won last year’s girls’ championship.
This weekend’s regional features four teams – Desert Divas (Ariz.), Desert Heat (Ariz.), Pacific Falcons (Calif.) and Team Altitude (Utah). Action begins on Friday, May 13 at 4 p.m., and wraps up with the championship game on Sunday, May 15 at 12 noon.
The Central Regional Championship and Lax Fest will be held from June 10-12 at the Patterson Sports Complex in Arlington, Texas. A total of 52 teams are signed up for that event, and will participate in seven different divisions, including six in the boys U15 qualifier and seven in the girls’ U15 qualifier.
The Southeast Regional Championship and Lax Fest will be held from June 17-19 at the CASL Soccer Complex in Raleigh, N.C. A total of 58 teams are signed up for the event, including six in the boys’ U15 qualifier and eight in the girls’ U15 qualifier.
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