500 Players from 28 States and Canada Ready for adidas National Lacrosse Classic July 7-8, 2010

The 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic will take place at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds, Maryland July 5-8, 2010. 500 players from 28 States and Canada, named as adidas All-Americans, will compete on twenty teams from 8 different regions of the United States for a National Championship in a showcase for college lacrosse coaches and recruiters.

Entering its third year, the adidas National Lacrosse Classic aims to better prepare student athletes for the college admissions and athletic recruitment process by uniting the top high school underclassmen players and college lacrosse coaches. Regional team tryouts are conducted by high school coaches during the year. Players are selected to represent their region at the National Games by the high school coaches based on their performance at the tryouts. Tryouts are open to players entering grades 10,11 & 12 next fall.

Twenty teams form 8 different regions of the country will be represented at the adidas National Lacrosse Classic including Carolina, Maryland, California, Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New England.

The 2010 adidas National Lacrosse Classic will begin on July 5 with player check-in and Opening Ceremonies. Jack McGetrick, NCAA Division I Men’s Head Coach at Bellarmine University is scheduled to address the athletes. Each team will practice and attend a college admission seminar on Tuesday, July 6. The adidas National Games begin on July 7 from 8a-9p. There will be four divisions of 5 teams each. The top two teams in each division will advance to the adidas Elite 8 round on Thursday morning, July 8th. College coaches in attendance will rank the top offensive and defensive players for selection to the adidas All-Star teams that will play after the Elite 8 and prior to the Final Four and National Championship Games. The winning team will qualify to play Internationally for the Brodgen Cup later in the year.

For additional event information go to www.adidasnationallacrosseclassic.com.

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