The latest Nissan World Series of Youth Lacrosse/Inside Lacrosse 13U World Rankings were assembled based on each team’s performance at one of five Regional Qualifiers held throughout the United States in Spring 2019. All teams included in this ranking meet the WSYL’s age and roster rules, which require that all players must be born after 8/31/2005, live within 100 miles of their team’s home field and regularly play within that program.
The top teams from each U.S. Regional Qualifier, 20 in total, have advanced to the Championship Series in Denver, Colorado on July 1-4, 2019, where they will compete against the best U.S. and International teams for the world title. The WSYL Championship Game will be played at University of Denver’s Peter Barton Stadium and broadcast live on ESPN2 on July 4th, 2019 at 5PM ET.
See previous rankings: Nissan WSYL/IL 13U Preseason World Rankings
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1. Team 91 LI Wolfpack (NY)
Team 91 Wolfpack claims the top spot in the latest 13U World Rankings after a dominant performance in the 2019 WSYL North Qualifier. The Wolfpack finished the event with a perfect 6-0 record and put on a show defeating No. 3 Legacy in the Championship game 8-2. Team 91 cemented themselves as the Kings of the North and will try to carry this momentum to Denver. Team 91 returns to the Championship Series in Denver, Colo. for the fifth-straight year and will aim for their third WSYL Championship in five years.
2. Brotherly Love Hercules (PA)
Brotherly Love put the rest of the country on notice after an impressive showing at the 2019 East Qualifier. After going a perfect 6-0 in the East Qualifier, Brotherly Love established themselves as a bona fide contender for the World Championship. They topped No. 7 BBL Elite in the Championship Game 4-2. Brotherly Love looks to carry their underdog mentality into the Rockies as they battle it out with the best teams in the world.
3. Legacy (NY)
After a tough championship loss in the North Qualifier, Legacy is looking to fight back to the top in Denver. After going an impressive 5-1, Legacy proved to everyone they have what it takes to take a run at the WSYL Championship. After a two-year drought from playing on ESPN2 on July 4th, Legacy could have what it takes to earn their second WSYL Championship title this summer.
4. Denver Elite (CO)
Denver Elite will defend its home turf this summer at the Championship Series after claiming the top spot at the West Qualifier. Since running the table at the West Qualifier, Denver Elite has shifted their focus to claiming a World Title. Denver Elite will try to make the most of home field advantage, as they aim to keep the WSYL hardware in Denver for the next year.
5. True Illinois (IL)
After another sweep of the Midwest Qualifier, True Illinois heads to Denver as another top contender. True IL went a perfect 6-0 in the Midwest and has its sights on being the first non-New York team to bring home a World Championship. After a heartbreaking loss in last year’s WSYL Championship Series, True IL is back in the Top 5 and has established itself as a perennial force.
6. Prime Time (NY)
Prime Time inches up to the No. 6 spot after an impressive third place finish in the North Qualifier, where the team’s only loss came to No. 1 Team 91 Wolfpack. Prime Time hopes to get back to the WSYL Championship Game for the second time in three years. Prime Time has the depth and experience to make a deep run in the WSYL Championship Series and this could be the year that they get over the hump.
7. BBL Elite (NJ)
After a suffering a tough 4-2 loss in the East Championship to No. 2 Brotherly Love, BBL has its sight on a comeback in Denver. BBL finished the East Qualifier with an impressive 5-1 record and 55-7 goal differential, proving they are a team that should not be overlooked. BBL Elite has laid the building blocks for championship-caliber team and only time will tell if they can pull it off.
8. LI Express (NY)
The LI Express comes in No. 8 after finishing 4th in the North Qualifier. Going 4-2 in the North and outscoring their opponents 37-14 makes LI Express a legitimate contender for the WSYL Championship. Their only 2 losses come by a combined 3 goals against No. 3 Legacy and No .6 Prime Time. LI Express looks to return to their 2017 Championship form and hoist the Trophy for their second time in Denver, cementing themselves as the best 2019 Long Island Club.
9. Carolina Gold (NC)
The reigning South Champions will look to go for gold in Denver and bring home the Carolinas’ first ever WSYL Championship. The Miners finished with an impressive 6-1 record in which they look to build upon as they head out west to square off against some of the world’s best clubs.
10. Mad Dog West (CA)
Representing the Golden Coast, Mad Dog West looks to prove themselves as the top dog in Denver. After coming off an impressive 5-1 run in the West Qualifier and outscoring opponents 44-23, Mad Dog West hopes to keep the California Dream alive on their way to a WSYL Championship. They will bring some West Coast flare to a prominently East Coast Tournament.
11. Eclipse (CT)
Eclipse comes in at No. 11 after a solid fourth place finish in a stacked field at the North Qualifier. Their only losses came in one goal games against No. 3 Legacy and No. 6 Prime Time, so keep an eye out for this Eclipse team to make some noise in Denver.
12. Tri-State (NJ)
Tri-State continues to be a staple in the WSYL Championship Series with another solid performance in the East Qualifier. With its third place finish in the East, Tri-State clinched its fourth straight invitation to Denver. They will look to top their team record 7th place finish from the 2017 WSYL Championship Series.
13. True Minnesota (MN)
Hailing from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, True Minnesota is primed to bring some Mid-West grit to the WSYL Championship Series. True Minnesota is coming off a second place finish in the Midwest Qualifier, with its only loss coming against No. 5 ranked True IL. True Minnesota looks to bring a blend of size and physicality and is poised to mix things up in Denver.
14. Express North (CT)
LI Express’s northern neighbors made a name for themselves at the North Qualifier. Express North’s sixth place finish in the North Qualifier locked in their first invitation to the Championship Series in team history.
15. Colorado Scorpions (CO)
The scorpions are the second Colorado team to crack the top 20 World Rankings this year. The Scorpions will be making their first ever WSYL Championship Series appearance and will look to defend its home turf in Denver.
16. Baltimore Breakers (MD)
After a nail-biting one goal loss in the 3rd place East Qualifier, the Breakers look to bounce back and break onto the scene in Denver for the first time in program history. The Breakers are the lone Maryland representative in the top 20 World Rankings. They are poised to ride the wave of momentum all the way to Denver and make a splash in the Championship Series.
17. Igloo Windchill (NY)
With only a few close losses in the North Qualifier, Igloo Windchill is on a mission to redeem themselves in Denver. Igloo showed flashes of greatness at the Qualifier and needs to put the final pieces together in a hope to make a deep run at the WSYL Championship Series.
18. SoCal Express (CA)
SoCal Express will make their second appearance in the WSYL World Series Championship. After missing the cut in 2018, the Express look eager to represent the Golden State on the world stage.
19. Florida Xtreme (FL)
Representing the Sunshine State, Florida Xtreme looks to bring some heat to the Rockies. The Xtreme are coming off a second place finish from the South Qualifier and plan to show the world that Florida lacrosse is on the rise.
20. Northern Pacific (OR/WA)
Rounding out the top 20 is Northern Pacific Lacrosse. Northern Pacific will be appearing in their first ever WSYL Championship and will be the first team to represent the northwest U.S. in WSYL history.
International Watch List:
Evolve Elite BC (Canada), Evolve Elite Ontario (Canada), Team Iroquois, Team Israel