Allstate Sugar Bowl High School Lacrosse Classic The eighth Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic is scheduled for January 30-31, 2016 at the Chappapeela Sports Plex in Hammond, La. This will be the first year that the event has moved outside the Greater New Orleans area.
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The 2015 event was cancelled due to weather and poor field conditions. Jesuit High School of New Orleans captured the varsity championship at the 2014 event. The Blue Jays, who defeated Spain Park High of Birmingham, 10-7, in the championship match, were the first local team to earn the title in the seventh year of the event. The Offensive Most Valuable Player of the event was Jesuit's Thomas Nimmo, who tallied one goal and five assists in the title match, while the Defensive MVP was Paul Stapp, also from Jesuit.
The tournament, hosted by the Friends of New Orleans Lacrosse (FoNOLax), featured an all-time high of 56 teams (from five states) playing in a variety of divisions.
Lacrosse is recognized as one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States; the sport has seen youth participation grow over 500 percent since 1999 to nearly 250,000. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Series shows that growth as well. The inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl high school lacrosse event in 2007 had eight teams participating. Since that time, the Sugar Bowl has taken on sponsorship of multiple events, including a spring lacrosse tourney with over 50 high school teams participating.
2015: High School Classic Canceled
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2014: Jesuit High Is First Local School to Win Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic
2013: High School Classic Canceled
2012: Klein High Retakes Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Crown in 2012
2011: St. Thomas More Earns Title in Fifth Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic
2010: Klein High School Claims Fourth Straight Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Title
2009: Klein Makes It Three in a Row at Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic
2008: Klein Defends Title with Win in Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Tournament
Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Lacrosse Series The Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored events in the sport of lacrosse since 2007 when it began a high school lacrosse event. For the last five years, the Bowl has sponsored an additional event for collegiate club varsity programs. The 2015 event was the first played in a full tournament-style format. The University of South Carolina defeated LSU, 12-9, in the championship of this year's Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Lacrosse Series at Pan American Stadium in City Park.