The Drive for the Moment of Victory
Throughout the spring of 2017, the nation’s top U13 Boys lacrosse teams competed in one of five Regional Qualifiers, with the top teams from each region punching a ticket to Denver, CO for the Championship Series.
The Championship Series was held over July 4th weekend and featured the 24 best U13 teams in the world. The talented and diverse teams, represented 12 states, and included several international teams, including Team Israel, Team Iroquois, and Evolve and Edge from Canada.
Preliminary games took place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on July 2-4, 2017. The top two teams from each of the four brackets advanced to the playoffs to compete for the Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse title in the Championship Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Off the field, players received an experience unlike any other, including live ESPN and media interviews, professional team photographs, an assortment of Warrior gear including custom WSYL FREEZE cleats, meet & greet sessions with MLL players and more!
On July 3rd, players, parents, families and friends attended the Midas World Series of Youth Lacrosse Banquet on the Club Level of Sports Authority Field. The event featured autograph sessions, music, photo booths, giveaways and a special guest speaker.
On the morning of July 4th, Long Island Express and Prime Time, both from New York, advanced to the Championship Game. The festivities opened with a ceremonial procession featuring all 24 teams. The Championship Game was broadcast live on ESPN2 and viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans. As the final seconds of the hard-fought game ran off the clock, the Moment of Victory – what every player in the WSYL strives for – was achieved by the Long Island Express with a 12-4 victory over PrimeTime, cementing their place in WSYL history.