Winter Springs High School
130 Tuskawilla Rd
Winter Springs, Florida 32708
Rochester (USA) v. Ontario (Canada)
Level 2 Sports LLC has announced that teams from Teams from Rochester, New York and Ontario, Canada will compete for the Brogden Cup at the International Field Lacrosse Series in Orlando, Florida, January 9-10, 2010. This best of 3 game series will determine the top region for high school lacrosse in North America.
The Brogden Cup has an historic and meaningful past. According to Event Director, Joel Franklin, “The Brogden Cup dates back a generation. Prior to Major League Lacrosse, the award was presented to the North American Champion based on the outcome from the best of three game series between the two best post-collegiate club teams in the United States and Canada. Players such as Gary and Paul Gait, David Pietramala, Larry Quinn and Tom Marechek are just a few of the top players in the sport of lacrosse to have played for this prestigious award.”
With the support of adidas Lacrosse, the Brogden Cup has been renewed, making this best of 3 game series the premier, annual International U19 competition to determine the best of the best. Team Rochester qualified to represent the United States by capturing the Championship title at the 2009 adidas National Lacrosse Classic, a competition featuring the top 500 high school underclassmen players in the country. Team Ontario, representing Canada, features all-star players form the Ontario Junior Men’s Field Lacrosse League. “To be able to tie in an International lacrosse competition with the adidas National Lacrosse Classic is very unique and exciting.” says Franklin. This is the second year that Level 2 Sports has organized the Brogden Cup in Orlando, Florida.
The adidas National Lacrosse Classic is an annual showcase featuring some of the best high school underclassmen lacrosse players in the United States. Before players get the chance to compete in the National tournament, regional teams are designated by high school coaches through regional qualifiers. The regional qualifiers decide the field of teams on display for college coaches and fans.
The Ontario Junior Men’s Field Lacrosse League began in 1980 with 3 Ontario teams. Since that inception, the league has grown from 3 to 22 teams. High school players have made the successful transition to the college and professional levels include, John Grant, Jr (Delaware, MLL and NLL Player of the Year), Zack Greer (Dule-All-time NCAA Goals Leader), Brodie Merrill (Georgetown, Professional Lacrosse), Taylor Wray (Duke), AJ Shannon and Chris Sanderson (Virginia), Sid Smith and Cody Jamieson (Syracuse).
The Brogden Cup International Lacrosse Series will be played at Winter Springs High School Stadium in Winter Springs, Florida on Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2010. Both team rosters list some of the best high school lacrosse talent and top college recruits in North America. In addition to the best of 3 game International Lacrosse Series, adidas Lacrosse has scheduled a Youth All-Star exhibition Game on Saturday between Seminole County Youth Lacrosse League and Orange County Youth Lacrosse League. In conjunction, the NLL Orlando Titans and Florida Lacrosse Foundation will present the adidas Central Florida Lacrosse Classic at Central Winds Park which is a pre-season lacrosse tournament and festival, featuring 32 teams, food, drinks and entertainment.