This year, Lake Placid grew a major branch of its family tree. It was the first year that there was a Women’s Masters Division (30+). 7v7 was the name of the game and it took place on a shorter field with college rules. I was lucky enough to get in on the action and play for Laxified, a team started up by Lake Placid legend Lyn Reitenbach. (Side note, Lyn has played in every Lake Placid Tournament, which makes her more of an absolute boss than she already is.)

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
If you ask me, this year’s Lake Placid Summit Classic was one of the smoothest-flowing in recent memory. For instance…

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Dan Fuller was a good long-stick midfielder on a very good Baldwinsville High School team. He played two years of varsity lacrosse as the Bees had some of their most successful seasons in recent history. He earned Honorable Mention All-League honors this past May, and graduated in June . . .

. . . But for two days in Lake Placid last week, Dan experienced something pretty special. He got to play four games in the Men’s 18+ Gold division with the Burning Orange team, playing alongside a number of former Syracuse University alums whom he had idolized growing up.

Team was sponsored by BHG - Bankers Healthcare Group of Syracuse, and by Johnson Brothers Lumber, Cazenovia..

The team consisted of 15 Section III players:

8 Cazenovia Alum: Ben Lewis, Sam Lewis - Coach, Ben Romagnoli, PJ Brown, Cole Willard, TJ Connellan, Jake Stowell, Jake Lewis
2 Auburn Alum: Alex and Jack Burgmaster
2 Skaneateles Alum: Sam Duggan, Reece Eddy
1 Westhill Alum: Ryan Zimmerman
1 ESM Alum: Alex Krawec
1 Whitesboro Alum: Austin Curtis

Other upstate players: Section V: TD Ierlan, Jared Conners, Mitch Schaefer, Section II: Stephen Reyfuss

Other teammates:
Mac O'Keefe
Brayden Peck
Tyler Digby
Jay Drapau
Bryce Reid

from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise
“Summit does a pretty good job” of solving problems before police need to get involved, Dobson said.

This is the tournament’s third year of having its own people out around Lake Placid to intervene in off-the-field incidents, Dobson said. The tournament’s proactive approach involved setting up the Summit Lacrosse Society to instill in players a sense of positive reinforcement under the motto “Camaraderie, Competition and Respect.”

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
As in table monkeys . . .

Also known as table staff, field staff, or Game Ops at the World Games. The kids and adults who keep score, keep game and penalty clocks, and who keep the end lines stocked with extra balls.

from Lake Placid News
LAKE PLACID - The 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament is in full swing. The event started Monday with the scholastic divisions and runs through Sunday, when some of the world's best lacrosse athletes, including current and former NCAA Division I stars, will battle for titles in a slew of divisions.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Couldn't make it to the tourney this year. Connect through the 2018 media guide for complete event details.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
We are excited to announce a couple of firsts for the 29th installment of the event. Throughout the entire week, we are hosting our first ever Lake Placid Lacrosse Gear Drive. We invite our participants to donate moderately used gear so that we can, in-turn, deliver the goods to CityLax and Harlem Lacrosse in support of their efforts to grow the game. On Wednesday August 1 at 6pm, we will host the Beyond Past Masters 65+, a game comprised of athletes with a minimum age of 65!

The Lake Placid Summit Classic is a one of a kind lacrosse event, a true representation of what the summer lacrosse scene can be at its best, and it’s all happening RIGHT NOW!

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
With apologies to Marc Cohn, and one of my favorite songs . . .

from the Adirondack Enterprise
LAKE PLACID — Starting Monday, thousands of athletes and spectators — even more than at the Ironman triathlon weekend — will come to this village for the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament. With that comes the worry of crimes such as underage drinking, disorderly conduct and the occasional fight.

Lake Placid Police Chief Bill Moore said he’s noticed that when a major event comes to town, only a small percentage of people start trouble.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
We are proud to once again recognize those who have made substantial contributions to the growth and sustainability of Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. Our Legends truly represent both the spirit and the substance of Lake Placid Lacrosse.

This year, we are excited and proud to announce that Dom Starsia and Team Long Island are our 2018 Legends of Lake Placid Lax inductees.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Play in Placid August 4 and 5th. If you're an 18+ female and are interested in playing but don't have a team, now you can! Sign up for for the Lake Placid Northstars today. Space available.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Summit Lacrosse Ventures will be presenting a new award at this summer’s annual Lake Placid Legends induction ceremony on August 2 at the North Elba Athletic Fields. Sponsored by Lax All Stars, the new “Grow the Game Award” will recognize and honor people who have been instrumental in the growth of the game. “Recipients may not necessarily be Legends, but they are people who have played significant roles in helping this sport spread across the country, and beyond,” explained Legends Foundation and Summit Society director Dan Witmer. “We want to give credit to the coaches and founders who had a vision, took risks, and shared their love of the game.”

Did you know you can have an icon on your iPhone homescreen that will take you right to your favorite lacrosse website? And it's actually easier to do than positioning them where you want them after you create them.

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