Allstate Sugar Bowl High School Lacrosse ClassicThe ninth annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic was scheduled for Jan. 24-25, 2015 at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, La. Unfortunately, due to poor field conditions, the event had to be cancelled. information on rescheduling will be posted when available.
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. Other category winners were:
Girls - Team Lax Chix from Pensacola, Fla. (first-time girls' division)
U 11 - TNT (Team North Texas from Dallas, Texas)
U 13 - TNT
U 15 - Carrollton
Freshmen - TNT
JV Pool 1 - Brother Martin
JV Pool 2 - TNT
Jesuit advanced to the title game by defeating Cedar Ridge from outside Austin, Texas, while Spain Park reached the finals win a victory over Ocean Springs (Miss.).
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 event has grown to a capacity slate of over 40 high school teams, while adding a second weekend which highlights collegiate club programs. The collegiate event began with two teams in 2001 and now features a full weekend slate of games.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Lacrosse Series In addition to the weekend of high school lacrosse, the Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored lacrosse events for collegiate club teams at Pan American Stadium in City Park.
2014: Texas State and Miami Undefeated in Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Series
2013: Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Series Caps Successful Weekend
2012: Texas and Ole Miss Win at Collegiate Classic
2011: Texas Tops Florida State in Inaugural Collegiate Classic
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