180+ Teams Descend On San Diego For Annual Adrenaline Challenge
Adrenaline’s oldest and most established event is back with 180 boys and girls teams in tow for a jam-packed weekend of lacrosse! The Adrenaline Challenge will bring together high school, middle school and youth programs from all over the U.S to compete in two days worth of championship style play. Among the states represented are Maryland, Colorado, Texas, Oregon, California, Nevada, Illinois, Minnesota, Washington, Utah, Kansas, D.C and Canada.
On the boys side, the Challenge marks the last stop for players to gain exposure infront of NCAA college coaches before the Spring season. Many of the players took advantage of their trip to SoCal and are participating in the Winter Showcase on Friday before the event. This is a great opportunity for a few hundred kids to get quality looks and interact with college coaches before heading into games with thousands of other players. The showcase is capped to ensure maximum visibility with strong player to coach ratio. NCAA mens programs from all over the U.S are in attendance, including Salisbury, Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin, Tufts, Babson, W & L, Roanoke, Middlebury, Haverford, Sewanee and more! Although the Challenge is not advertised as a recruitng event on the girls side (yet), there are several womens coaches taking notice of the western talent and making the trip to SoCal to mix business with pleasure. Looking forward to seeing Kings, Muhlenburg, Pomona Pitzer, and more out on the fields with us!
With eight boys divisions and six girls divisions, the Adrenaline Challenge will crown fourteen champions by Sunday afternoon. The full schedule can be found on Tourney Machine here! A few breaks in the regular pool play on Saturday and playoffs on Sunday will feature exhibition games for both the Mens and Womens Japanese National Teams (Kanto). Japan will compete against the top programs at the event throughout the day. Their game is fast, strategic, and relentless. If you are at the event and can get to one of the mens or womens games, we highly suggest it! Sunday AM will also feature two boys All Star Games with rosters made up of the top players from attending teams. The rosters are chosen by our Adrenaline Evaluation Team (AET), college coaches recs, and club coaches recs. Stay tuned for the release of those rosters after Saturday’s games!
Don’t forget to stop by vendor village for a great assortment of food, apparel and gear! The Adrenaline tent will have all the latest gear with deals you don’t want to miss! Ty Xanders and his crew will also be on site all weekend long in search of the top western standouts. Tune into our social media for an insider look on the weekend. Use the hashtags below and share your experience for a chance to be featured!
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