BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse today announced the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams that will compete in the eighth annual US Lacrosse National Championships July 19-21 (girls) and 22-24 (boys) at the Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

Forty-seven teams from 16 states will bring nearly 1,500 players and families to Hamilton County, Ind., for an event that features many of the best-run programs in US Lacrosse’s national youth membership. Defending national champions Long Island Yellow Jackets (N.Y.) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes National (Md.) return to highlight the U15 divisions of play.

“Grand Park is a fantastic venue, and we are looking forward to giving our participating teams a first-class tournament experience,” said Kim Rogers, director of events at US Lacrosse.

The girls’ event includes divisions for U13 and U14 age groups. Each tournament will begin with a day of pool play. After that, teams will be seeded for a single-elimination bracket. Teams that reach the semifinals and that win the sportsmanship award will earn automatic invitations to the 2017 US Lacrosse National Championships.

Participating programs:

3d Select (Colo.)
C2C Dallas (Texas)
Eagle Stix (Ga.)
Florida Select
For the Love of the Game (N.Y.)
Integrity (Md.)
Lacrosse Monkey (Minn.)
Lady Laxers (Ga.)
Lakeshore (Ill.)
Lax Maniax (Fla.)
Liberty (N.Y.)
Minnesota Elite
New Jersey South
Orlando Crush (Fla.)
Pride (Va.)
Stickbenders (Fla.)
Team 180 (Colo.)
Top Guns (N.Y.)
Ultimate Elite (Pa./N.J.)
Yellow Jackets

3d Select National (Colo.)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes National (Md.)
For the Love of the Game (N.Y.)
Nati Lax Bros (Ohio/Ky.)
New Jersey South
Special Forces (Mich.)
War Eagles (Wis.)

Teams this week continue to participate in a #RoadToGrandPark social media photo contest. Visit Hamilton County will award the boys’ and girls’ teams that post the most creative photo illustrating its road to Grand Park for the national championship with a go-karting experience and a custom bath-and-body experience, respectively, during their stay in Hamilton County.

Players and coaches from the top three teams will receive medals. Lacrosse Magazine will name all-tournament teams in the U15 division. Admission to the event is free of charge.

Athlete’s Connection, STX, Gatorade and First Scout Productions are sponsors of the US Lacrosse National Championships.

Schedules Posted

Check out the pool-play matchups for the national championships at the Grand Park July 19-21 (girls) and 22-24 (boys).

Boys & Girls Schedules