Celebrating its seventh year of bringing the nation’s top middle and high school lacrosse players together for a three-day event of competition and camaraderie, the Brine National Lacrosse Classic will be held on June 30 – July 3, 2014 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
The Boyds, Md., venue has housed this elite tournament since 2006, when it debuted to offer select players a higher level of play as well as exposure to NCAA collegiate lacrosse coaches from every division.
Leading up to the Brine National Lacrosse Classic are regional tryouts held in key markets across the country to find the best talent to spotlight at the national event. 2014 registration is now open, with the first tryout scheduled for December 8 at Cedar Creek in Seaford, N.Y. For details on registration, visit www.nationallacrosseclassic.com.
In 2013, more than 5,000 players attended Brine regional tryouts. Of this talent pool, 1,300 middle and high school boys and girls from 32 states were selected to participate in the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic facilitated by more than 100 coaches from top programs in the nation.
“Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing team sports in the U.S., and the Brine National Lacrosse Classic ensures we have coverage at the elite athletic level,” said Grant Wasch, Retail and Event Marketing Manager for Brine Warrior Sports. “Our tagline ‘National recognition starts here’ shows our commitment to recognizing key performers for their current accomplishments and positioning them for future academic and athletic success on a much higher level.”
“More than 25 former Brine National Lacrosse Classic players participated in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, with a total of 79 playing in the first round and quarterfinals,” added Wasch. “This truly demonstrates the potential for the middle and high school boys and girls competing in our tournament.”
Introduced this year as qualifying events for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, Brine National Pride Games were held in Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New England. High school players demonstrating the highest potential at local tryouts were selected to advance to these regional- or state-level showcase tournaments where they competed against similarly skilled players for the opportunity to represent their hometowns, states, regions and schools at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Along with the five areas from last year, Brine National Pride Games will be held this year in Michigan, Long Island, New Jersey and New York.
Details for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic:
Location: Maryland SoccerPlex – Boyds, Md.
Opening Ceremony: June 30, 2014
Games: July 1-2
Regional team playoffs and Championship Games: July 3
Brine National Lacrosse Classic website: www.nationallacrosseclassic.com
Brine National Lacrosse Classic video: http://vimeo.com/74469589
Headquartered in Warren, Mich.,, Brine has been rooted in the game of lacrosse since 1950. The successor to the original W.H. Brine Company founded in 1922, Brine was a pioneer in creating a more durable, powerful stick for the masses. Brine prides itself on being a brand dedicated to commitment, hard work and most importantly – the game of Lacrosse. For over 60 years, Brine has been innovating and improving the game of Lacrosse. Stick by stick. Head by head. Victory by victory. For more information about Brine, please visit www.brine.com.
About the Brine National Lacrosse Classic
A benchmark for youth and high school lacrosse in the United States, the Brine National Lacrosse Classic is an annual showcase event featuring premier players and coaches from across the country that were selected to participate based on skills and sportsmanship demonstrated in regional tryouts. The three-day event offers players the unique opportunity to represent their regions in an extremely competitive arena, demonstrate their talents in front of NCAA collegiate lacrosse coaches from every division, and enjoy a socially and athletically rewarding experience that will help them meet the challenges of high school and college academics and athletics. The Brine National Lacrosse Classic has three distinct divisions for high school and middle school boys and girls based on their graduation year, and is designed to help players maximize their potential.
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