In May, the MCLA national tournament comes to Orange County. But in March, Southland lacrosse fans have an early opportunity to show their support for the game at its highest levels with the Pacific Coast Shootout.
Bitter Lacrosse is hosting its inaugural Oceana Lax Festival at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club this Jan. 25-26. With its Endless Summer-inspired tagline, “in search of the perfect game,” Bitter Lacrosse’s first California event will host six boys divisions and three girls divisions.
January is a big month for Adrenaline Lacrosse, with three consecutive weekends of events in Southern California. This weekend (Jan. 3-5), the Adrenaline Challenge in San Diego kicks off the New Year. West Coast Starz tryouts will then be held the following weekend (Jan. 11-12), and LXM|ATS Los Angeles (Jan. 18-19) will cap off the month’s events.
The Southern California lacrosse family came together last Saturday at La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego for the Aaron Loy Lacrosse Shootout. Loy, a freshman lacrosse player at UCSB and 2013 graduate of La Costa Canyon, fell ill with Neisseria (bacterial) meningitis in November, and had his feet amputated in order to save his life after complications. The tournament, which featured 10 games with over 300 players ranging from 5th Grade to Grandmasters (40 plus), was organized by the La Costa Canyon lacrosse community in support of Loy and his family.
In its first year, the TribzLacrosse California Showcase had great success. At the beautiful Orange County Great Park, featuring four brand new grass fields, food trucks on site, and access to hot air balloon rides and Sunday’s farmer’s market, all players, families, and friends in attendance had an excellent time.
The spring lacrosse season is in sight, but there’s still one more winter tournament, an event that seems to keep growing every year — the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival takes place this weekend in Palm Desert.
Returning to San Diego Jan. 5-6, the Adrenaline Challenge looks to be another success with almost 100 teams across four age divisions, as well as a new partnership with the LXM Pro Tour.
The LXM Pro tour kicks off Saturday at Orange Coast College in conjunction with the Adrenaline All-American Game in what promises to be a wall-to-wall lacrosse-fest.