It’s certainly a New Year and a much-longed for new lacrosse season. While the Adrenaline Challenge is typically the grand finale of an excitable Fall/Winter season, this year’s tournament will kick off a string of game-filled weekends. High school, middle school and youth boys programs from all over the U.S will compete in two days worth of championship style play this weekend in Arizona. Among the 11 states represented are Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Idaho and Utah. Twenty-five different programs will compete across eight different grad years to claim their respective division title. The full schedule can be found on Tourney Machine here!
Have you checked out the Adrenaline Rankings System yet? It’s an algorithm based, unbiased ranking system for top teams in the nation. See below for the most anticipated match ups on Day 1!
RC – 2020 #1 vs Omnia – 2020 Platinum Qualifiers #5
Maddog West Elite – 2019 #4 vs Vegas Starz – 2020 #4
3d Oregon – 2019 #1 vs Maddog West Elite – Unranked
Seattle Starz – 2019 #10 vs Team 36 – 2019 #32
AZ Outlaws – 2020 #9 vs Ironhorse Houston – 2019 #11
UNRL Texas – 2020 Platinum Qualifier #4 vs Socal Bulls – 2020 #20
AZ Outlaws – 2020 #7 vs RC – 2020 #3
Maddog West Elite – 2019 #1 vs Madlax Oregon – 2019 #6
Maddog West Elite – 2019 #3 vs Madlax Oregon – 2019 #13
AZ Outlaws – 2019 #11 vs RC Blues – 2019 #19
Seattle Starz – 2019 #14 vs RC Blues – 2019 #24
SoCal Express Black – 2019 #22 vs Madlax Oregon – 2019 #13
Seattle Starz – 2019 #13 vs Maddog West Elite – 2019 #7
RC Blues – 2019 #4 vs Cityside – 2019 #21
Players and families aren’t the only ones traveling in, as mens college coaches will be in attendance to jump start the weekend at the Winter Showcase. Many of the players took advantage of their trip to Arizona to dust the winter cobwebs this Friday night and earn more collegiate exposure (and film time) in an intimate setting. The showcase is capped to ensure maximum visibility with strong player to coach ratio. NCAA mens programs in attendance include Tufts, Salisbury, Williams, Amherst, Colby, Haverford, Trinity, Rollins, Wesleyan, Colorado Mesa, Vassar, Rhodes, and more!
Not only will players have video from Nextpro following the weekend to utilize for recruiting purposes, but players that show well will also gain positive press as Inside Lacrosse will also be on site in search of top western standouts and programs to watch. Additionally, our Adrenaline Evaluation Team (AET) will be on site working with coaches and scouting talent for the All-Tournament Team.
Don’t forget to stop by our online roadshow store for a great assortment of Challenge apparel and gear! Due to Covid restrictions, you must order the custom gear online before conveniently picking it up at the fields. Take a look at the new Adrenaline apparel items in person and start the New Year looking fresh!
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