The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament is a fitting way to end the summer season, and ILGear.com was there all week long, taking in the action and getting shots of all of the fantastic custom uniforms brought by the nearly 200 teams competing over the course of the week.
In a star-studded contest that featured some of the best lacrosse players on the planet, Burnt Orange claimed the victory when Ryan Powell broke an 8-8 deadlock by cashing in on a feed from his brother Casey with less than two minutes remaining in the game.
The Masterís I final at the Lake Placid Summit Classic is always one of the best games I watch all year: close, well-played, intense but not over the top, familial so thereís some good one-liners exchanged each way and tons of talent on display. Sunday proved no different, as Burnt Orange came away with a 9-8 win over Motive Pure for their second straight Placid championship.
ILGear.com had a busy week up in the heart of the Adirondacks at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, the 23rd edition of the summer tournament that draws many of the best players in the game to the Olympic village.
Saturday was gorgeous at the Lake Placid Summit Classic. Temperatures near 90 and sun all day, as the tournament worked toward Sunday's championships after a week of action in the Tri-Lakes Region. Here's some sights and sounds from around the games Saturday.
ďYou walk around and see guys like Rob Pannell, Brian Megill and all the Cuse guys. I ran into Mike Poppleton. Garrett Thul is coming up. You see all these guys here and thatís what you want to do in the summer. You want to take time off, but keep playing at the highest level you can and keep your skills sharp. You look around here and itís definitely a whoís-who of Division I lacrosse.Ē
The Master's I and Open championships are set for the 2012 Lake Placid Summit Classic. Burnt Orange and Motive Pure will rematch in the Master's final, while Select Sector Spiders and Power-Tek will face off in the Open final Sunday. I covered the Open, while John Jiloty watched Saturday's Master's semifinals.
If anybody needs evidence that the popularity of lacrosse among young Americans is on the rise, look no further than the Summit Lacrosse Tournament. The 23rd annual version of the Lake Placid tournament started on Monday with three days of action in five junior divisions. Approximately 1,600 players ages 19 and under participated this year.
Could not have been a nicer day in Lake Placid for the first full day of the adult portion of the 2012 Lake Placid Summit Classic. Morning clouds burned off to sunny skies and temperatures in the high 80s, pretty hot for this region.
Comprised of many of Western NYís best rising college players, Lax World won the first every U-19 Boys Division championship with a 12-6 victory over Titanium Elite. Nick Doktor (Irondequoit/Penn) finished with 2 goals and an assist in the final, while Greg Coholan (Irondequoit/Virginia), selected as the teamís tourney MVP, scored twice. For Titanium, Elliot Allen finished with three goals.
More big news on the gear front: the Easton guys, including Casey and MikePowell and Sean Lindsay broke out the forthcoming Easton helmet, which features an innovation no helmet has brought to the table up to this point. Expect a closer look at this showpiece in the coming days from MP himself. Turning the keyboard right over to him for the detailed info on the next big release from Easton.
The first championships of the 23rd annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament were decided Wednesday, as the five junior divisions wrapped up play in the seven-day event that features more than 3,500 youth and adult players.
The Open Division features some big-name current NCAA studs (Rob Pannell, Peter Baum, Goran Murray, Jack Reilly, Garrett Thul, JoJo Marasco, Brian Megill, Hakeem Lecky), while the Masters I Division returns some of the game's biggest legends (Mike, Casey and Ryan Powell, Jon Hess, Jesse Hubbard, Roy Colsey, Chris Cercy, John Glatzel, Ric Beardsley, Regy Thorpe, Shawn Nadelen, Jake Coon, Scott Burnam, Paul Schimoler, Jamie Hanford, Chris Massey, Ryan Mollett, Damien Davis).
More gear from Lake Placid is rolling in to SSL and so far, itís all living up to the hype! The Team Jesse HeadWrapz for their Masters Team are pretty striking, and now we get to see Rickís Cabaret/Captain Lawrence Brewery uniforms and helmets, which are sweet.
Team TK9 is a Rochester N.Y.-based team that formed to honor the memory of Tyler Kopp, the young man that died last winter while playing lacrosse. Tyler was a remarkable young man that brightened each life he touched. His story is well-known throughout the lacrosse community and the thought of the team organizers was to keep his spirit alive through lacrosse, specifically playing at the Lake Placid Summit Classic. It is also the plan to use the lacrosse team concept to further raise awareness of AED and CPR use.
The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament is in full swing up in the Adirondack Mountains' Olympic Region, and the scholastic portion of the event wraps up Wednesday with the championships each division taking place.
You've already seen the gear that will be worn by the (Syracuse) Burnt Orange Masters I team, and the (Cornell) Big Red Steelheads squads that are playing in the Open and Masters I divisions. Here's a sneak peek at some of the other gear the top teams will be wearing when the adult portion of this year's Lake Placid Summit Classic kicks off Thursday in the picturesque High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.
The 23rd annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament kicked off Monday, bringing thousands of lacrosse players and their families to the Tri-Lakes Region in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. This year's tournament features a new U-19 Boy's Division in the Scholastic Tournament, which starts the event and runs through Tuesday, with the adult divisions running the rest of the week.
Itís the end of July; where else would I be headed than Lake Placid, site of the annual Summit Lacrosse Tournament? 2012 marks the 23rd edition of George Leveilleís tournament that boasts 198 teams this year, crowning champs in 14 different divisions Ė about 450 games played on 11 fields over a period of 7 days. Iíll be up there from Sunday through Sunday . . .
Lake Placid Lacrosse is pleased to announce that Motive Pure will be the title sponsor for the 2012 Lake Placid Classic, which will take place from July 30th through August 5th. Just shy of 200 teamsóboth menís and womenísówill participate in the event with ages ranging from U15 through Super Grand Masters.
Plans are afoot to include this age group in the 2014 World Games in Denver, so anyone who will be 60+ in 2014 should start training now by playing on Thursday afternoon, August 2nd in Lake Placid (we will bend the age rules a little if you can prove at least one disability). If you are interested, contact Mike Held, 720-839-6994, email@example.com.
Last year, we had four locations in play. This year we are down to three. We no longer will have any games played at The Barkeater Inn which was a little bit out of the way. Our three field locations are: North Elba Athletic Fields (1-6, Main Tent), North Elba Horse Show Ground (7,8,9) and The Northwood School (10, 11). All fields are within 5-7 minutes of each other.
The tournament that got going back in 1990 and has become the most enjoyed summer lacrosse event in the Northeast, the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic is just a few weeks away. Known as a great place to show off your best summer lax threads, the Summit Lacrosse Classic draws a collection of the toughest, most skilled adult teams on the summer circuit. One of the best-known of those teams is the Burnt Orange, the Syracuse University alumni team that has had success in the Masters division in Lake Placid.
Find Out Against Who?, Where? and When? You'll Be Playing Your First Game. The 2012 schedules are complete and have been sent to all registrered team managers. They can also be found at the SCHEDULES & RESULTS page under the Schedule Downloads button. 199 teams (most ever) 430+ games (most ever)