Hightstown, NJ – July 5, 2012 – This weekend, Tri- State Lacrosse welcomes 358 high school and youth lacrosse teams from across the country to compete in the 12th annual Tri- State National Summer Lacrosse Festival at Mercer Country Park. Each year the tournament grows and this year is no exception, over 7500 athletes and 30,000 attendees are expected to visit Mercer County Park July 6-8, 2012.
The first game will face-off on Friday, July 6th at 4pm and will conclude with the High School Senior A National Championship game at 6pm on Sunday, July 8th. Each team plays a minimum of six games over a three-day period, which includes five seeding games and a playoff game.
The tournament annually attracts premier lacrosse teams and players from across the country. College coaches from top universities come to recruit players from traditional lacrosse hot beds like Long Island, Maryland, and New Jersey; as well as burgeoning regions such as Florida, Georgia, California, and Minnesota.
The three- day event infuses a multi-million dollar economic boost to the region. Hotels throughout Mercer County and surrounding areas sell out each year. Local restaurants and businesses report record sales during the duration.
For more information on the Tri-State National Summer Lacrosse Festival, schedules, field maps, please visit the official tournament Web site www.trilax.com or call 1.888.902.8013.
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 instructors 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 them exposure to ALL college coaches for recruiting purposes. They provide players with an experience that will not only make them a better player but will make them better as a person, teaching sportsmanship and the mental toughness it takes to play at an elite level.