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 origins dating back to the early 1930s, has been played in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland in recent years and continues to be a major draw for high school aged players. With nearly 70 teams from across the country competing annually, the National Tournament has been become one of the nation's marquee college recruiting events. The event is open to all high school aged players, but players must try out for regional teams in order to participate.
US Lacrosse High School Awards
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:
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
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.
In recent years, college recruiters have accelerated the timeline and created recruiting formulas that are unique to them. Distressed by these changes, US Lacrosse endorsed and supported a proposal submitted jointly by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association to prohibit college lacrosse coaches from communicating with prospective student-athletes until Sept. 1 of their junior year of high school. That proposal was approved by the NCAA Division I Council in 2017 and went into effect immediately. More information about the college recruiting calendar is available from the NCAA, and can be accessed via the button below.