For many lacrosse players, summertime is usually reserved for camps - and more importantly, tournaments. The Lake Placid Summer Classic serves as a display of the premier lacrosse talent the northeast has to offer. In the first ever U19 boy’s division of the late summer tourney, Team Lax World brought home the gold after a 12-6 victory over Titanium Elite.
Team Lax World’s road to the championship began with a 4-0 record in pool play. On the first day of the tourney, Lax World rolled through the competition with wins again Team IAS Breakaway 19-3 and Buffalo 8-5. The next morning, Team Lax World faced their toughest competitors, the Coldbrook Laxers, and came away with an 8-4 victory.
Despite their perfect record, Lax World was seeded second in the knockout phase, behind Titanium Elite. Lax World would once again meet and defeat Coldbrook 9-7. This would pit them against top-seeded Titanium Elite, who could not overcome Lax World despite their first-round bye.
Under team managers Ray White and John Tokar, Team Lax World boasted a roster filled with today and tomorrow’s elite NCAA lax players. Comprised of Upstate New York’s best and brightest, Team Lax World was coached by Commander Craig Washington from the United States Naval Academy.