January 19, 2011

Florida Lacrosse Classic Tabs $146K; Elder Statesmen Sweep Titles

from staff reports

The Florida Lacrosse Classic, featuring Grandmasters (age 45 and older), Half Century (age 50 and older) and even age 60-and-over teams, has become a staple in South Florida, raising $146,000 for youth lacrosse.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The 10th-annual Florida Lacrosse Classic finished play Sunday, capping a weekend of 84 games among 35 teams at the Grand Masters level (age 45 and older) and above.

The Elder Statesmen won the Grand Masters national championship, dethroning Team Harley, 9-6, taking control in the second half and never looking back.

In the Brine Division, Team Tarzan, formerly High Peaks, fought back to beat Mr. Boh Lacrosse Club with a scooping behind-the-back goal with 16 seconds left.

The Elder Statesmen's 50-and-over team also won the Half Century national championship game with a 6-5, come-from-behind win over Piv's Pub from Towson, Md.

The Classic also featured a 60-and-over game Saturday. The tournament is sponsored by the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation, which has used the proceeds to provide more than $146,000 of funding and equipment for youth lacrosse teams and programs in southern Florida. Eighty teams and programs have been the beneficiary of this tournament.



Lacrosse Magazine on Facebook


LaxMagazine.com features news, scores and standings tailored to your favorite teams.

» NCAA Division I Men
» NCAA Division I Women
» NCAA Division II Men
» NCAA Division II Women
» NCAA Division III Men
» NCAA Division III Women
» MCLA Division I Men
» MCLA Division II Men
» U.S. Senior Men
» U.S. Senior Women
» U.S. U19 Men
» U.S. U19 Women
» U.S. Indoor Men

// show either all first or all second banners