Maverik Announces 2nd Annual "Top Rank" Lacrosse Tournament

Maverik Announces 2nd Annual "Top Rank" Lacrosse Tournament

NEW YORK – January 17, 2012 – The New York tri-state area is rich with lacrosse history and is home to some of the most talented youth town lacrosse programs in the country. However, every year the question inevitably comes up as to which youth town program is the best and has the right to call themselves “Top Rank”? The second annual Top Rank Lacrosse tournament ( sponsored by Maverik Lacrosse, will look to settle the debate for yet another year with a playoff-style tournament on Saturday March 31 (grades 4, 5 and 6) and Sunday April 1st (grades 7 and 8 ) at the Green Vale School in Old Brookville, NY.

Teams from Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey will be going head-to-head in a one-day playoff/bracket style tournament with a minimum of three games and a maximum of 12 teams per age group to determine which team will take home the title of “Top Rank.” For more information and teams looking to register, please visit our site or send and an e-mail to

"If last years tournament is any indicator we are in for an outstanding weekend of fun and competitive lacrosse,” said Paul Carcaterra, Syracuse All-American and ESPN lacrosse expert. “We will be in for a real treat since every kid that ever picks up a stick always wants to be known as the best.”

The Top Rank Lacrosse tournament will take place on six beautifully manicured grass fields at the centrally located Green Vale School in Old Brookville, NY. The Green Vale School is located on Long Island (Nassau County/North Shore) and is less then an hours drive (24 miles from NYC) from either Westchester County, CT, and most Northern New Jersey locations.

"Honestly to be mentioned among the best you have to compete against the best,” said John Gagliardi, founder and President of Maverik Lacrosse. "Our tournament gives teams who might not otherwise play each other the opportunity to battle it out and win the right to be called Top Rank.”

Founded in 2005 by John Gagliardi, Team USA Player and All-World Defenseman, and Jay Jalbert, All-World Midfielder, Maverik Lacrosse is a lacrosse equipment manufacturer whose products are designed and developed by the world's top lacrosse players for lacrosse players. Team Maverik creates, tests and develops innovative products that perform and exceed the professional demands of its founders. Headquartered in New York, Maverik is a subsidiary of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., a publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU). For more information, visit
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