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Teams Named for U15 National Championship

July 7, 2010    6087 Views

BALTIMORE — The 2010 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships head to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort as part of the ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target. The girls’ tournament takes place July 17-20 and the boys’ tournament is July 19-22 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in suburban Orlando, Fla.

There are 27 boys’ teams and 14 girls’ teams representing 13 regions and 17 states which will compete in pool and bracket structures (see list of teams below). One boys’ team and one girls’ team will be crowned the US Lacrosse U15 champion. US Lacrosse’s high standards of event management, safety, sportsmanship and camaraderie will be the surrounding theme of the tournament.

"US Lacrosse is very excited to incorporate our U15 National Championship event as a part of the 2010 ESPN RISE Games," said Joshua Christian, US Lacrosse’s managing director of sport development. "This national multi-sport platform provides us the opportunity to both showcase youth and high school lacrosse at a world-class facility and collaborate with preeminent partners like Disney and ESPN to deliver a truly unforgettable participant experience."

Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place teams with the name of the winning team permanently displayed on the trophy in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Baltimore, Md. There will also be a Lacrosse Magazine U15 Championship All-Tournament Team, selected at the event by the Lacrosse Magazine staff.

Full game schedules and brackets.

The boys’ teams are:

PooL A
FCA (Md.)
Nor Cal (Calif.)
St. Pauls Wolves (La)
Jersey Ridgers (N.J.)
Long Island Outlaws (N.Y.)
Georgia (Ga.)
Oregon Reign (Ore.)
No-Excuse (Tenn.)
Dolphin Elite (Fla.)

Pool B
For the Love of The Game (N.Y.)
Denver Elite (Colo.)
Grey Ghosts (Mass.)
San Diego (Calif.)
Coast 2 Coast (Texas)
Team Jersey (N.J.)
The Greene Turtle (Md.)
NH Lacrosse Foundation (N.H.)
Fl. Swashbucklers (Fla.)

Pool C
Next Level (Md.)
Virginia Lacrosse Club (Va.)
True Lacrosse (Ill.)
Central Fl Elite (Fla.)
NESLL Black (Mass.)
Miami Makos (Fla.)
Utah (Utah)
Bay Raiders (Md.)
HOULA (Texas)

The girls’ teams are:

Pool A
Stars Gold (Va.)
Team Stickhead (Tenn.)
Nor Cal Elite (Calif.)
RC Elite (Fla.)

Pool B
Yellow Jackets (N.Y.)
OC Fusion (Calif.)
Cardinal Girls (Va.)
Minnesota Storm (Minn.)
Georgia (Ga.)

Pool C
Lax Maniax Black (Fla.)
Team 180 (Colo.)
Pacific Falcons (Calif.)
Great Houston Girls (Texas)
Top of the Bay (Md.)

The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target is a two-week-long elite and competitive level student-athlete focused event, anchored by four elite high school sports events: the Champion High School Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event, the AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion®, the Under Armour High School Softball All-America game and the elite 7-on-7 high school football event Champion® Gridiron Kings. The ESPN RISE Games’ competitive channel youth sports include boys and girls lacrosse, softball, football, baseball, basketball, field hockey and track & field. The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target expects to host more than 13,000 student athletes during the 2010 event.

Under Armour High School Softball All-American, Champion Gridiron Kings, AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion® and Champion® High School Senior Showcase, a US Lacrosse Event (boys’ event) event, will be presented on ESPNU live and pre-recorded; ESPN3.com will air some of the live competitive events.

About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game.

About ESPN RISE
ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration that can motivate them to improve their skills and achieve their goals to be the best athletes they can. ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE, GIRL, Hardwood and Gridiron magazines; ESPNRISE.com, and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Faster to First, Area Code Baseball and Nike Combines/Nike SPARQ Mini Camps. ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across all ESPN platforms.

About ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 300 events a year, is the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the United States, accommodating 60 different sports and athletes from more than 70 countries. Designed to take youth sports to the next level, the 220-acre facility features: The Fieldhouse, a 165,000-square-foot field house which seats 5,500 for basketball; Champion Stadium ballpark (cap. 11,500); Hess Sports Fields, which include multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields; Jostens Center, an 80,000-square-foot multi-sport fieldhouse; and the Innovation Lab,a real-world testing ground for the ESPN Emerging Technology group to develop ground-breaking on-air products like Ball Track and ESPN Snap Zoom. In addition, the complex features 56 high-definition cameras (42 robotic, 10 handheld and four studio) and 40 high-definition video screens, including three jumbo screens, that can capture and display footage from any event taking place at the complex. The camera and video screens, as well as a 20-zone audio system, are controlled through the state-of-the-art Production Center that features eight edit bays and links to ESPN facilities in Bristol, Conn., New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.wdwnews.com for releases, photos and videos, or follow us on Twitter at @DisneySports.
 



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