Homegrown Lacrosse, a Twin Cities non-profit organization that is devoted to the community and promoting teamwork and interactivity, is hosting the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League (UMLL) Championship Tournament, April 27-29, 2012. Fans and players are invited to watch a weekend of non-stop collegiate lacrosse action.
At the tournament Division I and Division II collegiate teams from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota will compete for an invitation to the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) 2012 National Tournament in Greenville, S.C.
“The UMLL Championship Tournament showcases some of the best MCLA lacrosse talent in the region and the nation,” says Aron Lipkin, Executive Director of Homegrown Lacrosse. “Each year the level of talent and competition in this league intensifies and the tournament provides a great opportunity for young lacrosse players to see this caliber of play in their own backyard.”
Last year, the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs and the St. John’s University Johnnies were the UMLL Champions. The Johnnies won against their rivals, the St. Thomas Tommies who had won the National Championship in 2009 and 2010.
This year, broadcast of the tournament will be streamed live on the new website www.minnesotalacrosse.com.
WHO: The Upper Midwest Lacrosse League (UMLL) is a collegiate men’s lacrosse league comprised of six Division I and nine Division II teams in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The UMLL is one of ten conferences within the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), a national organization of non-NCAA, collegiate lacrosse programs.
WHEN: April 27-29, 2012
WHERE: Woodbury High School (Quarterfinals and Semifinals)
Concordia University Sea Foam Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. (Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship)
- Competitive lacrosse action by the Midwest’s best men’s collegiate players
- Division I and Division II winner advances to the MCLA National Tournament in Denver
- Free admission for Friday games; Saturday and Sunday’s admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults.
- A portion of gate admissions proceeds will support Homegrown Lacrosse’ inner-city community development efforts.
For more information on the UMLL Championship Tournament visit www.homegrownlacrosse.org.