Lacrosse Playground Announces the Spring Classic Presented by Motive Pure in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

WASHINGTON, D.C. – is proud to announce its signature event, Spring Classic Presented by Motive Pure. The inaugural event will be held in the iconic Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on the Naval Academy’s campus. The remarkable venue will host six high-action Men and Women’s high school lacrosse games.

The Spring Classic is a two-day (March 23-24th) affair with some of the best talent in the country participating as #1 ranked Haverford School rounds out the group. The 12 teams represent the District of Columbia and four states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio.

“Playing at Navy Marine Corp Stadium is such an honor for our kids, coaches and program,” says Gonzaga Head Coach Casey O’Neill. “To suit up and play in such a wonderful and historic venue will be a memory these young men hold forever. Most importantly I want our kids to think about the many men and women who serve and have served our country when they compete that day!”

Landon Assistant Coach J.R. Bordley adds, “Landon is thrilled to participate in the Spring Classic in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium; certainly one of the finest venues in all of collegiate sports. We are honored to play on the hallowed grounds of the Naval Academy and we look forward to the Haverford challenge.”

Lacrosse Playground has established an immense following since its inception three years ago and looks to continue moving forward with a new partnership with Motive Pure. Motive Pure is the superior rehydration solution allowing you to perform at your best for longer periods of time. Lacrosse Playground is the original website for primo news about lacrosse equipment, apparel, and lifestyle. Now, with the Spring Classic, we look to provide more in-depth coverage of the game itself.


March 23rd
Friday Schedule:
7pm: #1 Haverford School v Landon School

March 24th
Saturday Schedule:
12 pm: Upper Arlington High School v Loyola Blakefield
2 pm: Upper St. Clair v James Madison High School (Girl’s)
4 pm: Gonzaga College High School v Wootton High School
6 pm: Germantown Academy v Bullis School
8 pm: Woodrow Wilson High School v Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Tickets on Sale

Friday only is $10
Saturday only is $15
Friday and Saturday is $20
Suites are available for group pricing. Contact [email protected]

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Background of Participating Schools

The event brings together some of the finest high school lacrosse programs in the country, highlighted by #1 ranked team (Haverford) according to Lacrosse Magazine’s final standings in 2011. The featured game on Saturday evening pits Washington, DC’s, first public school lacrosse team Woodrow Wilson High School versus Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

The impressive lineup includes the following nationally ranked teams from Lacrosse Magazine’s Mid-Atlantic 2012 rankings:

– Haverford (ranked #2)
– Loyola (ranked #5)
– Landon (ranked #8)

Other Noteworthy Mentions:
– The defending WCAC champs, Gonzaga College High School, whom Lacrosse Magazine ranked #16 in the country in 2011.
– And the defending Maryland 4A West Division Champions and 4A/3A West Regional Champions, Wootton High School.
– Upper Arlington is currently ranked #3 in Midwest according to Lacrosse Magazine.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, Md. 21401-2220

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–Please contact [email protected] with any questions.–

About Motive Pure
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About Lacrosse Playground
Lacrosse players are the biggest gearheads on the planet. Whether it be pining over the latest stick technology, learning new stick-stringing techniques, or spotting a fresh set of gloves from the stands, equipment is more than just a tool for lacrosse players; and lacrosse is more than just a game, it’s a lifestyle. That’s where we come in. is the only blog dedicated entirely to lacrosse equipment, lacrosse apparel, and the lacrosse lifestyle. Follow Lacrosse Playground on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and

About Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
The stadium serves as a memorial to the Navy and Marine Corps; it is dedicated to those who have served (and will serve) as upholders of the traditions and renown of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States. The thousands of memorial bench-back and wall plaques are a constant reminder, as well as the list of numerous battles involving the Naval and Marine Corps forces since the early 1900s. Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium near the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It is the home field of the Navy Midshipmen football team, the men’s lacrosse team, and the Chesapeake Bayhawks lacrosse team.

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