Some of the most talented high school lacrosse teams in the continent will compete this weekend in the second North American Lacrosse Invitational at . What will you be up to this weekend?
What: Second Annual North American Lacrosse Invitational
When: Saturday, May 19
- Youth games and exhibitions begin at 8 a.m.
- Brother Rice takes on Loyola Academy in first game at 2:30 p.m.
- Consolation and championship games for respective divisions are scheduled at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20.
Why Go: Last year's inaugural event was the first international high school lacrosse invitational to take place on U.S. soil. It drew national attention, including more than 25 coaches and scouts. The same is expected this year as teams from New York, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Ontario, Canada compete.
"Last year was a top event with great teams and players," said Rob Ambrose, head coach of the top-seeded Warriors. "This year the level of play is very high among these eight teams, and the competition will be fierce."
Brother Rice enters the invitational as the #1 seed in the Red Division, followed by Culver Academy of Indiana, The Hill Academy of Ontario, and Loyola Academy of Illinois. Bishop Timon St. Jude of New York is the #1 seed in the Blue Division, followed by Western Reserve Academy of Ohio, Detroit Country Day of Michigan, and New Trier of Illinois.