ESPN RISE Announces National Lacrosse Competitions in Search for Top 40 High School Players

The Warrior 40 expands to four regional events nationwide in search for the next Warrior 40

ESPN RISE today announced the second annual Warrior 40 will expand to include four cities across the country to search for the best rising high school lacrosse athletes nationwide, culminating in the Warrior 40 Final Competition, a three-day event held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on June 7-9, 2011.

The four regional camps will take place in the regions of: Denver; Long Island, N.Y.; Baltimore and Boston. At the Warrior 40 regional camps, athletes will receive advanced, one-on-one instruction and compete against the nation’s best, ultimately narrowing down the entire lacrosse national playing field to only 40 elite high school players, named the 2011 Warrior 40.

The final Warrior 40 athletes will then attend the Final Competition in July at Harvard University, a three-day event comprised of improving lacrosse players’ knowledge on and off the field.

Players must be recommended and pre-registered in order to attend, but the events are open to media and public spectators.

Full schedule of events:

For more information on the Warrior 40 Regionals and Final please visit:

The Warrior 40 Final competition will be covered on ESPNU and

About Warrior 40
The Warrior 40 launched in 2010 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The 2010 Warrior 40 hosted 40 of the nation’s top rising underclassmen. The second annual Warrior 40 has expanded to four regional camps nationwide in search of the next Warrior 40. The Warrior 40 Final Competition will be held at Harvard University in July 2010.

About Warrior
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as one of the sporting goods industry’s premier manufacturers of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Warrior was founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow. Warrior is dedicated to a core set of philosophies and strengths, including technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression, and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers.

ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration that can motivate them to improve their skills and achieve their goals to be the best athletes they can. ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE, GIRL, Hardwood and Gridiron magazines;, and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Warrior 40, Area Code Baseball and Nike SPARQ Combines. ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across all ESPN platforms.

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