US Lacrosse Announces College Championships: Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates National Championship – May 6-9, 2009 In Scottsdale Sports Complex (Scottsdale, Ariz.)


 US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates National womenslacrosse_0408Championship – May 6-9, 2009; May 5-8, 2010
Scottsdale Sports Complex (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

The mission of the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates Council (WDIA) is to promote the growth of women’s lacrosse nationwide. Specifically, the WDIA provides an infrastructure in which collegiate clubs compete and crown a national champion. In 2009 and 2010, the US Lacrosse WDIA National Championship will head to Scottsdale, Arizona for the first time in the event’s history.

BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has announced the dates and locations of six major lacrosse events in 2009 and 2010. The events, locations, and dates are as follows:

US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates National Championship – May 6-9, 2009; May 5-8, 2010
Scottsdale Sports Complex (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

The mission of the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates Council (WDIA) is to promote the growth of women’s lacrosse nationwide. Specifically, the WDIA provides an infrastructure in which collegiate clubs compete and crown a national champion. In 2009 and 2010, the US Lacrosse WDIA National Championship will head to Scottsdale, Arizona for the first time in the event’s history.

2009 US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament – May 23-24, 2009
Cedar Lane Sports Park (Bel Air, Md.)

The Women’s Division National Tournament began in 1933 as a tournament to showcase the best post-collegiate and club women’s lacrosse players. Since that time, it has grown into one of the largest women’s lacrosse events in the nation and features three levels of play including high school, senior, and club divisions. It is a true celebration of women’s lacrosse and continues to represent the heartbeat of the game.

This year the event will be less than 30 miles away from the 2009 Women’s NCAA Division I Final Four slated to take place at Towson University on Memorial Day weekend. Cedar Lane Regional Park’s brand new 14-field complex just outside of Baltimore, Md. opened this fall and provides plenty of room for one of the largest women’s largest tournaments in the country.

The U.S. women’s developmental team will play the Haudenosaunee in an international exhibition game at the tournament.

2009 US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship – July 6-11, 2009
Cedar Lane Sports Park (Bel Air, Md.)

The 2009 US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship will be held at Cedar Lane Sports Park near Baltimore, Maryland. Sixty four teams (32 boys’, 32 girls’) representing the best in the country will compete through pool and bracket play, with the ultimate winner being crowned as the US Lacrosse U-15 National Champion.

Under US Lacrosse’s unparalleled event standards, the first ever U-15 national championship, amongst other things, will guarantee five full games for all teams on high quality grass and turf fields, ensure two certified officials for all games, emergency medical technicians and trainers on site, affordable entry fees, and qualified and knowledgeable staff. Registration for this event opens December 10 at http://www.uslacrosse.org.

National Youth Festivals

The U-13 and U-15 National Youth Festivals are annual gatherings of teams, representative of each participating chapter of US Lacrosse. The ideals of respect, sportsmanship, connection, team spirit, trust, leadership and carrying on the traditions of the game are at the core of the philosophy behind these events. There are no champions crowned or MVP awards given out – the events are about the experience each player gets by participating both on and off the field.

U-13 National Youth Festival – June 12 -14, 2009
Lebanon Sports Complex (Kings Island, Ohio)

The US Lacrosse U-13 National Youth Festival returns to Kings Island, Ohio. The Lebanon Sports Complex in located in Warren Country, which is hailed as “Ohio’s Largest Playground” and home of Kings Island Amusement Park.

U-15 National Youth Festival – June 19-21, 2009
Golden Goal (Lake George, N.Y.)

Lake George, N.Y. is home to one of the most unique lacrosse venues, Golden Goal, as well as the Youth Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The US Lacrosse U-15 National Youth Festival returns to Lake George in 2009.

 

National Senior Showcase – June 19-20, 2009; June 18-19, 2010
Bryant University (Providence, Rhode Island)

The National Senior Showcase (NSS) features the top senior boys high school players, representing the North, South, East and West regions. The NSS is set-up in a final four format, with two semifinal games, a third place game and a championship game.

2009 marks the first time that the NSS will be held on the east coast. The 2009 and 2010 NSS will be hosted by Bryant University and Bulldog’s head coach, Mike Pressler. Pressler is also the head coach of the U.S. men’s national lacrosse team.

 

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