Throughout the spring of 2019, the nation’s top 13U 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 week and featured the 24 best U13 teams in the world. The talented and diverse teams, represented 13 states, and included multiple international teams, including Team Israel, Iroquois Nation, Evolve Ontario and Evolve British Columbia.
Preliminary games took place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on July 2-4, 2019. The top two teams from each of the four brackets advanced to the playoffs to compete for the 13U World Championship to be played at University of Denver’s Peter Barton Stadium.
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 Warp sticks, meet & greet sessions with MLL players and more!
On July 3rd, players, parents, families and friends attended the World Series of Youth Lacrosse Banquet at Magness Arena at the University of Denver. The event featured dinner, music, games, photo booths and raffles. We also announced the winners of the Shinola Character and Community Awards.
On the morning of July 4th, Team 91 Wolfpack and Legacy Taz, both from New York, advanced to the Championship Game. The festivities opened with a ceremonial procession featuring all 24 teams. The Championship Game was played in front of a sold out stadium at University of Denver and broadcast live on ESPN2 and viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans. After a tight first half, Team 91 Wolfpack pulled away in the second half, beating Legacy Taz 15-4 on their way to earning the World Championship.
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