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Lacrosse Tournaments: “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Releases 20-Team Men’s Elite Division Brackets And Play-In Games Beginning On July 4

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Men’s Elite Division: (20 teams): Adrenaline Tropics, All Out, Brine Elite, Colorado Mavs, Crease Beavers, Denver City Lax, FCA, Jammin Salmon, Lacrossewear, Lofers, Millenium Lacrosse Club, MN Chill, Prestige Lacrosse, Rocky Mtn Oysters, Southern Combat Americans, Team Gutman, Team Tama, The Big Green Herd, True Lacrosse, and Warrior X

2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Men's Elite Brackets

2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Men's Elite Brackets Play-In Games

Lacrosse Tournaments: “2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” On June 29 – July 7 Features Over 65 Club Teams Competing In High School, Men’s Elite, Masters And Grandmasters Divisions

2013 Vail Lacrosse ShootoutThe Vail Lacrosse Tournament is by most accounts, the most prestigious annual Club Lacrosse tournament in the world. Past years have seen the United States  national team and the Canadian national team enter the tournament (1994).

In 1993, the Canadian East and West invitational squads competed in the tournament, and held a quiet intersquad game on the last day of the tournament to help determine the final roster for the 1994 Canadian national team. The English national team competed in Vail in 1992, and for the last 10 years, the top teams from the United States Club Lacrosse Association have brought teams to Vail. In 1995 16 of the 24 1994 U.S. National team players competed in the tournament for different teams. Since the start of Major League Lacrosse, fewer professional players are able to make it out, but the Colorado Mammoth along with other National Lacrosse League players continue to take the field. In 2006, a Grand Masters division will be offered for those >50.

Expected Teams for 2013 Shootout:

Men’s Elite Division: (20 teams): Adrenaline Tropics, Balance Bar, Brine Elite, Crease Beavers, Denver City Lax, FCA, Jammin Salmon, Lacrossewear, Lofers, Millenium Lacrosse Club, MN Chill, Prestige Lacrosse, Rocky Mtn Oysters, Southern Combat Americans, Team Gutman, Team Scout, Team Tama, The Big Green Herd, True Lacrosse, and Warrior X

High School Boys Division: (17 teams): ADRLN Jr. Tropics, Baltimore Crabs, Black Hawks, Brady’s Bunch, Colorado, FCA Colorado West, FCA Lacrosse, Frost Lacrosse, Jr. Buddha’s Ballers, KC Blue Lion Lacrosse, Lawrenceville Big Red, Laxachusetts, Midwest Select, MN Chill, Orange Lacrosse, Western CO Mavericks, and Winnipeg Wolverines

Supermasters Division: (11 teams): Aged Spirits, C2C Magic Wands, Cactus Lacrosse, Elder Statesmen, Gargoyle Athletics, Generals, Middlebury, Moondoggies, Navy Old Goats, Princeton BCLF, and Yellow Dog

Grandmasters Division: (9 teams): Air Force Graybirds, CLC, Eldest Statesmen, Los Viejos de C2C, Middlebury, Mr. BOH Lacrosse Club, Navy Grand Goats, Princeton BCLF, and Tombstone

Masters Division: (8 teams): Buddha’s  Ballers, Jagermeister, Middlebury, Olympic Club, Power Tek, Silver Oyster, Team Adrenaline, and Team Hulu

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“2012 Vail Lacrosse Shootout”: Maverik Elite Defeats Merrill Lynch 16-10 To Win Elite Men’s Lacrosse Championship

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Championship Bracket Championship Maverik Elite 16, Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear 10

The 40th Vail Lacrosse Shootout came to a culmination in an even match between Maverik Elite and Merrill Lynch. Both teams went goal for goal for almost the entire first half, including an impressive longpole goal from Merrill Lynch’s Goran Murray. Despite lightning and nature conspiring against us, the second half of the game showed Maverik Elite pulling ahead with an impressive shooting display from a deeply talented offensive squad. The all-tournament team was named, as well as the Keeper of Lacrosse award, and the 40th annual Vail Men’s Elite came to an impressive close.
3rd Place Game Rocky Mountain Oysters/Lax.com 14, Brine Elite 13 In what initially seemed to be a Brine-dominated game, Rocky Mountain Oysters stepped in up in the second half and eventually took the win.
5th Place Game Denver City Lax/Encore15, Team Harrow 7
7th Place Game Big Green Herd 8, FCA Lacrosse 4

Consolation Bracket Championship Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon 18, Balance Bar 12 Jammin’ Salmon defeated Balance Bar in a relaxed, steady-paced Consolation Championship game.
11th Place Game Southern Combat 7, LOFers 6
13th Place Game Warrior X 10, Tunesquad 9
15th Place Game Crease Beavers 9, Back Country Brewery 8 (OT)
Other Games Team Gutman 9, Prestige 8 True Lacrosse 8, Eager Beavers 3

“2012 Vail Lacrosse Shootout”: Merrill Lynch Defeats Defeats Brine Elite 16-6, Maverik Elite Tops Rocky Mountain Oysters 19-7 To Advance To Men’s Elite Lacrosse Finals

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In the Men’s elite quarter-finals all the top seeds advanced with the exception of Team Harrow. In the day’s first game on Ford Field, Team Harrow thought they had taken a one goal lead with less than a minute remaining, only to realize the bench had called a time-out before the goal. Brine Elite, then took possession of the ball and scored the game winning goal with less than 30 seconds left to win the game. Brine Elite will face Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear at 1:00pm for the day’s first semi-final. The second semi-final will be a repeat of last year’s match-up. Maverik Elite will look for redemption after being upset last year by Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com. The Maverik vs. Oysters game will take place at 3:00pm on Ford Field.

Championship Bracket
9am – Ford Field – Team Harrow 15, Brine Elite 16
11am – Ford Field – Maverik Elite 21, Denver City Lax / Encore 14
1pm – Ford Field – Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear 15, Big Green Herd 6
3pm – Ford Field – Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com 13, FCA Lacrosse 2

Consolation Bracket
9am – Edwards Turf – LOFers 14, Back Country Brewery 8
11am – Edwards Turf – Southern Combat 12, Tunesquad 4
1pm – Edwards Turf – Warrior X 15, Balance Bar 18
3pm – Edwards Turf – Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon 13, Crease Beavers 2
11am – Edwards Grass – Team Gutman 6, True Lacrosse Club 7
1pm – Edwards Grass – Prestige Lacrosse 7, Eager Beavers 4

Men’s Elite Schedule for Tuesday 7/3

Championship Bracket
1pm – Ford Field – Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear vs. Brine Elite
3pm – Ford Field – Rocky Mountain Oysters/Lax.com vs. Maverik Elite

5th Place Bracket
9am – Ford Field – Team Harrow vs. Big Green Herd
11am – Ford Field – FCA Lacrosse vs. Denver City Lax/Encore

Consolation Bracket
1pm – Edwards Turf – LOFers vs. Balance Bar
3pm – Edwards Turf – Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon vs. Southern Combat

Remaining Consolation Games
10am – Edwards Grass – Warrior X vs. Back Country Brewery
11am – Edwards Turf – Crease Beavers vs. Tunesquad
12pm – Edwards Grass – Team Gutman vs. Eager Beavers
2pm – Edwards Grass – Prestige Lacrosse vs. True Lacrosse Club

Lacrosse Tournaments: “2012 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Begins 40th Year On June 30-July 8

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40th Year presented by Harrow Sports

Expected Teams for 2012 Shootout:

Men’s Elite Division: Balance Bar, True Lacrosse, The Lofers, Team Gutman, Southern Combat Americans, Team Merrill Lynch, Back Country Brewery, Warrior X, Denver City Lax, Tunesquad, Maverik, Brine Elite, Team One Jammin Salmon, Team Harrow, Rocky Mountain Oysters, Eager Beavers, Prestige Lacrosse Club, The Big Green Herd, Crease Beavers, FCA.

Women’s Elite Division: #1 Stunner of the Month, Team Chipotle, Cole Roofing, CRS/MFL, Gang Green, Lady Lofers, Lakeshore, Team Liverstrong, Portland Purple, TexLax,Texas Swagger, True Lacrosse, Utah Mamaci College Elite, Team Wild, (TBD), Triple Threat

Men’s Masters: (9 teams – 1 slot available):  Jagermeister, Silver Oyster, Olympic Club, Team Hulu, Buddha’s Ballers, Middlebury, Team Adrenaline, Power Tek, Vendetta’s.

Men’s Supermasters: Millennium-Rock It Pocket, Vendetta’s, Middlebury, Navy Old Goats, C2C Magic Wands, Princeton Obsoletes, Aged Spirits, Cactus Lacrosse, Elder Statesmen, Galileo, Mad Greens, Moondoggies, Yellow Dog, High Country Lax.

Men’s Grandmasters: Mr. BOH Lacrosse Club, Middlebury, Navy Grand Goats, Los Viejos de C2C, Colorado Lacrosse Club, Eldest Statesmen, Gravediggers, Air Force Graybirds

Boy’s U-19 High School Division: (13 teams – 1 slot available):  Team Colorado, FCA, Jr. Buddha’s Ballers, Brady’s Bunch, Houlaguns, Winnipeg Wolverines, KC Blue Lion Lacrosse, True Lacrosse, Laxachusetts, U-19 NE 3D Select, Team Ohio, ADRLN Tropics, Western Colorado Mavericks.

Girl’s U-19 High School Division: Team Colorado, CT Dodgers, Denver Summit Lax All-Stars, Hero’s, Team HLA, Houston Heat, Team Idaho, Indy United, KC Blue Lion, MFL Elite, MN Lakers Select 2012, MN Lakers Select 2013/2014, Team 180, Oregon Elite, Puget Sound Select, MAV Elite, Stars, Utah Mamaci Black, Utah Mamaci Elite, MN Frosties

Colorado Lacrosse Tournaments: Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear Tops Rocky Mountain Oysters/Lax.com 24-7 On July 3 To Win The “2011 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Elite Men’s Championship

Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear opened the Men’s Elite Championship scoring eleven straight goals, and that early, massive lead proved to be all they would need to claim victory in the 39th Vail Lacrosse Shootout. 

Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear were the Men's Elite Champions of the 2011 Vail Lacrosse Shootout

The Oysters were not able to execute the game plan that led them to success in the semi-finals, and once Merrill jumped out to a big lead the Oysters lacked the offensive fire power necessary to facilitate a comeback.

Several players had standout performances for Merrill; Rob Forester (Penn State ’09) went off finishing with ten points on nine goals and one assist. Forester was the main beneficiary Zach Howell’s (Duke ’11) nifty moves with Howell assisting Forester five separate times. Howell was also phenomenal in the Championship game, finishing with 9 points with three goals and six assists. The Offensive MVP of the 39th Shootout was Kyle Wharton (Johns Hopkins ’11) who is one of the most gifted attackmen to ever play in the Shootout. Wharton scored seven points in the final game on four goals and three assists; playing on the left side of the attack he was dominating all tournament.

Merrill’s defense and faceoff play was also stellar. Defensive MVP CJ Costabile (Duke ’12) was a force to be reckoned, dictating his will all over the field as a long stick midfielder. All Tournament Faceoff Man, Trevor Sipperly (Notre Dame ’10), finished the championship game winning 20 of 29 draws.

For the Oysters, All Tournament midfielder Alex Moore (St. Lawrence ’05) tallied two goals in the championship game. Despite the unrelenting Merrill offense, Goalie Ben Brown (Whittier ’09) had an impressive performance, finishing with 13 saves in three quarters of play.

Sunday Action:

Championship Bracket


Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear 24, Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com 7

3rd Place
Maverik Elite 14, Team Chipotle 10

5th Place
Team Sandy 16, Team 21 7

7th Place

Brine Elite 16, Team Sasquatch 12

Consolation Bracket

Consolation Championship 

Denver City Lax 15, Lacrossewear Red Lions 11

Consolation Bracket 3rd Place

BAWLS Guarana 15, Warrior X 8

Consolation Bracket 5th Place

Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon 19, The Olympic Club 5

Consolation Bracket 7th Place

Sacred Marlins 6, Team Awesome 4

Division B Bracket 

Division B Finals 

Southern Combat Americans 7, Toonsquad 4

Division B Consolation  

Gutman 7, True Lacrosse 6 
Lofers 5, Prestige Lacrosse 1

Colorado Lacrosse Tournaments: Rocky Mountain Oysters/Lax.com Upsets Maverik Elite 9-8 To Advance To “2011 Vail Lacrosse Shootout” Men’s Elite Final Against Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear

The Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com held on for one of the biggest upsets in recent tournament history. Prior to the game, few would have thought that the Oyster’s would have stood a chance against the stacked roster of Maverik Elite.

However, led by Alex More (St. Lawrence ’12), the Oysters offense was efficient and possessed the ball very well, More finished with a five point performance on three goals and two assists.  In addition to More, Lance Vitt (Ohio State ’05) had a hat trick. Vitt, a tournament veteran, was very effective from the left side of the attack for the Oysters.

Maverik won every statistical category except one, saves. Oysters Goalie Ben Brown (Whittier ’09) found his grove in the semi-finals, finishing the day with 14 saves. Brown stood tall against the very skilled Maverik shooters and should prove to be a difficult challenge for the Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear offense. For Maverik, John Christmas (Virginia ’05) had three points with a hat trick, and Owen Bly (Maryland ’13) scored two goals.

In the second semi-final Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear rattled off six unanswered goals to begin the second quarter and took an 8-3 lead into half time against last year’s runner-up Team Chipotle. Merrill’s offense was balanced with ten different goal scorers in the game. Kyle Wharton (Johns Hopkins ’10) is having a fantastic tournament, scoring three goals against Chipotle.

The Oysters will face another tough matchup against Merrill, but as they showed against Maverik, they can execute the necessary game plan to beat a more talented squad.

Saturday Results:
Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com 9, Maverik Elite 8 – scoresheet
Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear 16, Team Chipotle 7 – scoresheet

5th Place Bracket
Team Sandy 9, Brine Elite 8 in OT – scoresheet
Team 21 8, Team Sasquatch 4 – scoresheet

Consolation Bracket:
Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon 20, Team Awesome 4 – scoresheet
The Olympic Club 11, Sacred Marlins 6 – scoresheet
Denver City Lax 10, Warrior X 3 – scoresheet
Lacrossewear Red Lions 13, BAWLS Guarana 6 – scoresheet

Division B Bracket:
The Loafers 6, Team Gutman 5 – scoresheet
Southern Combat Americans 9, Prestige Lacrosse 3 – scoresheet
Tunesquad 8, True Lacrosse 4 – scoresheet

Sunday Match-Ups:
Championship Bracket
Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com vs. Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear – 2:00pm – Ford Field

3rd Place
Maverik Elite vs. Team Chipotle – 12:00pm – Ford Field

5th Place
Team Sandy vs. Team 21 – 11:30pm – Edwards Turf

7th Place
Team Sasquatch vs. Brine Elite – 10:00am – Edwards Turf

Consolation Bracket
Consolation Championship
Lacrossewear Red Lions vs. Denver City Lax – 9:00am – Ford Field

Consolation Bracket 3rd Place
BAWLS Guarana vs. Warrior X – 8:30am – Edwards Turf

Consolation Bracket 5th Place
Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon vs. The Olympic Club – 10:00am – Edwards Grass 2

Consolation Bracket 7th Place
Team Awesome vs. Sacred Marlins – 8:30am – Edwards Grass 2

Division B Bracket
Division B Finals
Southern Combat Americans vs. Toonsquad – 11:30am – Edwards Grass 3

Division B Consolation 
True Lacrosse vs.  Gutman – 10:00am – Edwards Grass 3
Lofers vs. Prestige Lacrosse – 11:30am – Edwards Grass 2