Hightstown, NJ – January 17, 2012 – The 2012 Tri-State National Indoor Lacrosse Championships (MLK Tournament) at the Peddie School came to a thrilling conclusion Sunday evening when the Duke’s Lacrosse Club pulled out an impressive 11-10 overtime victory over the Sweet Lax Lacrosse Club from upstate New York to claim this years championship.
The Duke’s L.C. sitting (from left): Ryan Ambler, Grant Ament, Jeremy Omrod, Austin Pifani, Matt Barrett, Joe Earley; Kneeling: Coach Jason Christmas, Tanner Peck, Matt Rambo, Parker Self, Tyler Keen, Drew Supinski, Jimmy Case, Rob Kuhn, Chris Daly; Standing: Coach Ebe Helm, Jeff Cimbalista, Trevor Kupecky, Hunter Eaton, Ryan Hibbs, Paul Major, Sean Brown, Asst. Coach Rich Rambo; Missing: Chad Rafferty, Forrest Rall, Anthony Labettii (Photo by Lisa Ament and courtesy of Phillylacrosse.com)
The Tri-State National High School Indoor Lacrosse Championship, now in its 21st year, continues to attract premier high school club lacrosse teams from up and down the East Coast with four Tri-State teams competing (Tri-State Green making it to the semi-finals), The Duke’s Lacrosse Club, Sweet Lax Lacrosse, defending champion Hermits (St. Augustine Prep), Quaker Lacrosse, Lawrenceville Lacrosse and the Rebels Elite team from Pennsylvania.
“I can’t think of a more thrilling way to draw to a conclusion what was one of the most talented fields of teams in the history of our tournament,” said Bob Turco, founder of Tri-State Lacrosse and US Lacrosse New Jersey Hall of Fame coach. “I am blown away every year by the talent that comes through those doors. We are only to happy to give these young men the field on which they can showcase their talents and compete against each other in what has quickly become one of the premier tournaments of the offseason.”
About Tri-State Lacrosse
Founded in 1989, the Tri-Sate Lacrosse Club fields elite travel lacrosse teams that train and compete together throughout the summer at tournaments across the country. Tri-State Lacrosse features an impressive roster of coaches comprised of top level collegiate and high school coaches and players from premier Division I, II and III level programs. Tri-State Lacrosse prides itself on stretching its players through competitive game and training schedules, giving its players exposure to ALL college coaches for recruiting purposes, providing players with an experience that will not only make them a better player but will make them better as person, teach sportsmanship and the mental toughness it takes to play at an elite level and to prepare every athlete to be the best player in their age group nationally.