High School Boys

July 8, 2009

U-15 Boys: Next Level Earns No. 1 Seed

BEL AIR, Md. -- Next Level, consisting primarily of players from Maryland's D.C. suburbs, is the top seed in the US Lacrosse U-15 Boys National Championship, presented by Modell's Sporting Goods. Seeds were determined following pool play Wednesday at Cedar Lane Sports Park.

Next Level allowed just three goals in its three victories. Next Level defeated Creeks Lacrosse (Fla.) 14-1 in its opener, then blanked Fighting 4 Lacrosse (N.Y.) 11-0 and finished the day handing Team Washington its first loss of the tournament, beating the West Coast squad 12-2.

Another D.C.-area team, Blackwolf Select, is the No. 2 seed. Two New York teams, Long Island Express and Primetime Lacrosse, came in as the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds, respectively.

A total of 32 teams are competing in the event, which runs through Friday. Teams were divided into eight pools and the top two teams from each pool advanced to the championship bracket. The remaining 16 teams are competing in the consolation bracket. Winners of the 10 a.m. opening round games will advance to quarterfinal games on Thursday afternoon.

Championship Bracket
1. Next Level Lacrosse (Md.)
2. Blackwolf Select (Va.)
3. Long Island Express (N.Y.)
4. Primetime Lacrosse (N.Y.)
5. FCA (Md./Calif.)
6. Penn Star (Pa.)
7. For Love of Game (N.Y.)
8. Greene Turtle (Md.)
9. BattleLax Bombers (N.C.)
10. Jersey Ridgers (N.J.)
11. *NESLL (Mass.)
12. *Ithaca (N.Y.)
13. Twist Lacrosse (Pa.)
14. NVYLL (Va.)
15. Team Washington
16. Colorado Raiders

* - NESLL won coin flip for 11th position. Teams were tied in goals allowed and goal differential.

Consolation Bracket
1. Harford Mavericks (Md.)
2. Rhode Island
3. Patriot Lacrosse Missles (N.J.)
4. LBLC (N.Y.)
5. Team Colorado
6. Fighting 4 Lacrosse (N.Y.)
7. Northern California
8. Maryland HotStix
9. Greater Houston (Texas)
10. Cleveland LC (Ohio)
11. Team Michigan
12. Creeks Lacrosse (Fla.)
13. Team Vermont
14. Georgia
15. *Pittsburgh Aces (Pa.)
16. *Great Plains (Kan.)

* - Pittsburgh Aces won coin flip for 15th position. Teams were tied in goals allowed and goal differential.


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