Top High School Lacrosse Teams in the Nation Square Off in Spring Classic Presented by Motive Pure

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2012 – Some of the top high school lacrosse teams in the country will face-off in the Spring Classic Presented by Motive Pure. The inaugural event will be held March 23-24 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. and features six high-action boys’ and girls’ high school lacrosse games.

The event includes four of the top 25 boys lacrosse teams in the country, as ranked in ESPN’s Powerade Fab50. The two day event features an epic battle on Friday, March 23, as No. 2 Haverford (Haverford, Pa.) squares off against No. 4 Landon (Bethesda, Md.)

The event continues on Saturday with five games spanning the day. The 12 teams in the event represent the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Ohio. Tickets can be purchased at:

“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 as an authentic voice for lacrosse players 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 news and information about lacrosse equipment, apparel, and lifestyle. Now, with the Spring Classic, Lacrosse Playground looks to provide more in-depth coverage of the game itself.

Schedule of Games
Friday, March 23
7pm: No. 2 Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.) v No. 4 Landon School (Bethesda, Md.)
Saturday, March 24
12 pm: Upper Arlington High School (Upper Arlington, Ohio) v No. 15 Loyola Blakefield (Baltimore, Md.)
2 pm: Upper Darby High School (Drexel Hill, Pa.) v James Madison High School (Vienna, Va.)
4 pm: No. 18 Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) v Wootton High School (Rockville, Md.)
6 pm: Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) v Bullis School (Potomac, Md.)
8 pm: Woodrow Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.) v Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Baltimore, Md.)

Tickets on Sale
Friday only is $10; Saturday only is $15
Save with a weekend package (Friday and Saturday) for just $20
Suites are available for group pricing. Contact info(at)lacrosseplayground(dot)com.

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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 the 2011 No. 1 ranked team (Haverford) (as ranked in 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, against 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); the defending WCAC champs (Gonzaga College High School) whom Lacrosse Magazine ranked #16 in the country in 2011; 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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About Motive Pure
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